Science Of Sci-Fi

Watch: How Do Hive Minds in Science Fiction Work in Real Life?

Hive minds are omnipresent in science fiction, even in cases you wouldn't expect. Group minds, or a collective intelligence occupying...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 5:00PM

The 10 Most Realistic Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

These are the Sci-Fi 10 movies scientists can't get enough of.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 5:39PM

NASA Wants The Martian to Show Us That Mars Is 'Survivable'

NASA has had a huge hand in consulting on the real-life science of The Martian, and are openly intending to use it to drive public...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 10:22AM

Molecules Made of Light May Bring Us Closer to Real-Life Lightsabers

Scientists have long claimed that it is extremely difficult, if not completely impossible, to build a real-life light saber. There are...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 5:21PM

Ridley Scott Knew About Water on Mars, Almost Worked It Into The Martian

When NASA announced yesterday that they've confirmed the presence of liquid water on Mars, many cynical onlookers noted the suspicious...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 11:50AM

Watch: Could the Joker Venom Really Make You Die Laughing?

Why so serious?

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 September 2015 - 12:44PM

A Transhumanist Pastor on Killer AI, Battlestar Galactica, and Humans as Artificial Intelligence

Transhumanist pastor Christopher Benek made waves recently when he asserted that he "doesn't see Christ's redemption as limited to...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 3:58PM

We May Be Able to Teleport to Other Planets by the End of the Century

Beam me up, Scotty!

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 5:39PM

Watch: Techies Cut Open Baby BB-8 to See What's Inside

Find out what makes the adorable droid tick.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 12:37PM

The Octopus Could be the Most-Likely Model of Intelligent Alien Life

We’ve always known that the octopus was smart, but we’ve never quite understood why. This relative of the snail has managed to...

Alexandra Grunberg
Sunday, 06 September 2015 - 12:27PM

Watch: Could Robots Really Use Humans as Batteries to Power the Matrix?

How much "people power" does it take to run The Matrix?

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 5:37PM

Astrophysicist Claims a Star Trek-Style Warp Drive Is Theoretically Possible

This year marks the centenary of Einstein's theory of relativity, and in that time we've used that foundational theory for all manner...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 - 3:24PM

NASA Reveals Nine Real-Life Space Technologies in The Martian

The Martian has been hailed as one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi novels in recent memory, and the film adaptation looks...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 - 11:34AM

Venmo Creator Is Building Samantha from 'Her'

"Fin feels like a person — actually, it feels like a multiplicity of people, almost like a city."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 1:13PM

Planet of the Apes: Koko the Gorilla Demonstrates Great Apes' Capacity for Speech

Forget about the robot apocalypse, we might need to worry about apes taking over the world.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 August 2015 - 1:04PM

The X-Files Scientific Advisor on Why It's More Accurate Than Other Sci-Fi Shows

"Much of the science is actually true."

Janey Tracey
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 3:05PM

Cognitive Enhancers: A Real Life 'Limitless' or a Dangerous Fad?

Scientists are creating devices that can shock your brain into working harder.

Alexandra Grunberg
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 - 3:44PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Most Scientifically Accurate Superhero, the Science of Superman, and More

Neil deGrasse Tyson admits that he’s not a comics expert, but he certainly isn’t a stranger to the world of superheroes either. He...

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 03 August 2015 - 2:39PM

'Impossible' and Controversial EM Drive Can Get Us to the Moon in Four Hours

If it actually works, the engine could get us to Pluto in only 18 months.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 1:58PM

From Cyborgs to Nanobots: 5 Ways Scientists Hope to Achieve Immortality for Humanity

We may not be at the point where we

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 7:05PM