Science Of Sci-Fi

The Science of The X-Files: The Real-Life Biology of Parasitic Ice Worms from Outer Space

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 5:35PM

The Science of The X-Files: Can Extraterrestrial Life Survive a Trip to Earth on a Meteorite?

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 3:45PM

The Science of The X-Files: The Black Oil Virus and Pathogens That Make You Commit Suicide

The X-Files black oil virus greatly resembles a real-life amoeba.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 January 2016 - 10:29AM

The Science of The X-Files: That Time Scientists Claimed They Found Extraterrestrial Life in Meteorites

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 January 2016 - 2:20PM

The Science of The X-Files: Leonard Betts and the Science of Head Regeneration

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 10:03AM

The Science of The X-Files: How Baby Peacock from "Home" Could Actually Exist

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 11:59AM

Edge of Tomorrow Fan Builds DIY Exosuit from Household Items

Edge of Tomorrow was little-watched and vastly underrated, but people who love it, really love it. Just take for example this...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 5:03PM

Real Scientific Study Says We're "Grossly Unprepared" for a Zombie Apocalypse

A zombie apocalypse is probably fairly low on humanity's list of concerns; we're much more likely to be wiped out by nuclear war,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 3:25PM

Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Build His Very Own Jarvis

Happy New Year, tech enthusiasts! As his New Year's resolution, mad scientist Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to create his very own...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 12:32PM

The Science of The X-Files: Alien Acidic Blood and the Real-Life "Toxic Lady"

The first season finale of the X-Files is based on a real-life X-File.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 11:39AM

Scientists Are Currently Creating Real-Life Force Fields for Spaceships

Science fiction could once again become science fact if scientists succeed in their goal to create real-life force fields for...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 03 January 2016 - 5:55PM

Watch: Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene Discusses the Possibility of Time Travel

Though the possibility of traveling to the future has been known since Einstein came up with the theory of relativity, most people...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 7:46PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Spoiler-Free Science Critique of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Neil DeGrasse Tyson has become an expert at scientific nitpicking of popular culture, so of course he had to turn his critical eye...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Star Wars Superfan Creates Amazing DIY Flamethrower Lightsaber

A handy Star Wars superfan makes an awesome mini flamethrower lightsaber.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Astronomers Discuss Everything Star Wars Gets Right and Wrong About Science

Everything makes a little too much noise in Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 10:44AM

Watch: NASA Explains How They Would Build a Death Star

NASA engineer explains how the space organization would build the Death Star from Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 10:49AM

The Air Force Is Looking for a Real-Life Star Trek Universal Translator

In the Star Trek universe, the officers on the Enterprise had access to a useful little gadget called the Universal Translator, which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 12:02PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals His Biggest Problem with the Death Star

Nail DeGrasse Tyson stokes the flames of the Star Wars versus Star Trek debate- again.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 4:14PM

NASA Roboticist Says BB-8 Isn't Designed as Well as R2-D2 or C-3PO

NASA roboticist Brett Kennedy claims that the physics of BB-8 "just doesn't work out," which is blasphemy. Luckily, he compares him to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 4:52PM

Here's How Fast Superman Would Have to Fly Around the Earth to Reverse Its Spin

In the 1978 Superman film, Superman travels back in time by flying around the Earth at such high speeds that he reverses the spin of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 12:34PM