Science Of Sci-Fi

'Death Isn't The End:' Why Reincarnation's Most Prominent Proponent Was a Scientist

Theories of consciousness range from the purely scientific – that personal consciousness, as we know it, is a mechanism of unique...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 22 April 2019 - 12:13PM

Real-Life Cthulhu: Scientists Discover Fossil of Prehistoric Creature With 45 Arms, Name it for Lovecraftian Monster

It sounds like it should be coming from Miskatonic University or the pages of an H.P. Lovecraft novel, but it's real. A team of...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 12 April 2019 - 11:01AM

Scientists Reverse Memory Loss With Electrical Pulses Delivered to Brain

Scientists at Boston University have developed a non-invasive technique that temporarily reverses age-related memory loss. Their...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 08 April 2019 - 12:35PM

Judgement Day is Coming: Scientists Develop Liquid Metal That Stretches Like T-1000 Terminator

Between DARPA's proposal for an AI that serves as a global threat watchdog and Boston Dynamics' creepy headless robots, the 21st...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 11:35AM

NVIDIA's New AI Turns Crappy Sketches Into Photorealistic Masterworks

No matter how much time some people spend lulled into quiet artistic contemplation by syndicated episodes of The Joy of Painting...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 9:39AM

No Surprises Here: Algorithm Proves to Be Better Than Humans in Detecting Fake News

One of sharpest truths you learn as you realize that arguing with people – either on the Internet or elsewhere – is a waste of...

Gart Williams
Monday, 18 March 2019 - 3:42PM

Real-Life X-Men? Harvard Scientists Are Unlocking DNA's Secrets of Whole-Body Regeneration

In 2017, Business Insider named the top ten highest-grossing superhero movie franchises in America. Sitting at the number two spot,...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 18 March 2019 - 10:54AM

History Channel Greenlights New Non-Fiction Series Exposing America's Secret UFO Program

Press release:New York, NY – March 12, 2019 – In December of 2017, The New York Times published a stunning front-page exposé...

History Channel: Press Release
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 2:38PM

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Give Mice Infrared Sight: Human Super-Vision Could Be Next

In the 2000 science fiction film Pitch Black, an escaped prisoner who's received prison surgery that enables him to see in the dark...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 1:54PM

Headlines Suggest That Chinese Gene-Edited Babies May Have Enhanced Intelligence... But Is That Actually True?

When Chinese scientist He Jiankui used CRISPR to delete the CCR5 gene in a pair of Chinese twins named Nana and Lulu in an effort to...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 25 February 2019 - 12:35PM

NASA and ESA Team to Knock Asteroid Out of Orbit to Test Earth Defense System

You know what? We're going to spare you the "Armageddon" reference that we had planned and just jump straight to the lede on this...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 - 10:55AM

'Self-Aware' Robot Figures Out What It Looks Like, What It Can Do

According to a press release, engineers at Columbia University have developed a robot that pushes the inevitability of self-aware...

Staff
Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 4:42PM

Real-Life 'Iron Man' Demonstrates Jet Suit on Royal Marine Commando Assault Course

We first reported on Richard Browning's Daedalus jet suit in November 2017, when the Gravity founder and Royal Marine Commando (U.K.)...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 21 January 2019 - 9:22AM

New Model Shows That Time Travel Is Possible, But Naturally, There's a Catch

If given the opportunity, most of us would jump at the chance to travel through time. It's something that sci-fi nerds and writers...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 10:56AM

Deep Learning AI Makes 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Better By Adding Harrison Ford

First of all, this is not going to be a debate about what was or wasn't wrong with Solo: A Star Wars Story or a discussion about why...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 9:58AM

The One Word That Separates Humans From Robots in New Minimal Turing Test Isn't What You'd Expect

The book Everybody Poops is a fun way to teach children about the wonders of potty training, but the author may want to be update it...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:51AM

Trekkies Rejoice! Astronomers Have Found Spock's Home World, Planet Vulcan... Sort Of

According to a recent study led by University of Florida astronomer Jian Ge and published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 September 2018 - 1:19PM

Ancient Fossils Found Containing Wasps That Kill From Within, Xenomorph Style

As far as iconic horror movie monsters go, the xenomorphs from the Alien franchise are among the scariest because of the invasiveness...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 11:59AM

We May Finally Know What Dinosaur DNA Looked Like, But Will Scientists Clone a T-Rex?

If you've seen Jurassic Park then you probably remember the scene where they are given a crash course in the science of bringing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 1:16PM

NASA's 3-D Printed Mars Habitat Contest Winners Offer Us A Look At A Martian Future

Five teams from the United States are sharing in a $100,000 prize in the latest stage of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial...

Super User
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 - 10:47AM