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Anthems for the Moon: David Bowie’s Sci-Fi Explorations

The book’s cover must have grabbed the young David Robert Jones. Illustrated in lurid yellow and green, it depicts a man and woman entering a shadowy forest. Behind them, a spaceship shaped like a giant light bulb perches on the surface of some strange planet. In the sky above, alien octopi bob …

August 23, 2007 |<p>Good science-fiction, be it in film or literature, is as much about where we are as where we could go, where time and technology can …

Science Fiction

First 3D-Printed Drug Just Unveiled—Welcome to the Future of Medicine

3D Printing Potential<p>There’s no question that 3D printing is going to change the world. From manufacturing to design, medicine to electronics, the …

What's It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There

Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated …

Entire archive of 1950s sci-fi publication IF Magazine released online

Looking for some light sci-fi reading from the golden age of science fiction? Well, you just hit the jackpot.<p>The entire 175-issue archive of <i>IF</i> …

Science Fiction

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New Study Implies Memories Can Be Rewritten Using Optogenetics

Understanding Memory<p>Apart from detox and a long, arduous rehabilitation process, there are very few things that science can do to reverse conditions …

What Sci-Fi Gets Wrong, Design Fiction Could Get Right

Waving our hands at the future, from 'Minority Report,' to tablets, to drones in our faces.<p>In 1998, Steven Spielberg convened a panel of experts in a Santa Monica hotel to convert the script of <i>Minority Report</i> from science fiction to "future reality." The result was one of the most captivating …

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Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world

It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius<p>In 1959, if you were walking the sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, …

Science Fiction

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

The Urn - Bios Urn

Bios Urn is much more than an urn — it’s a catalyst for life. It is made using 100% biodegradable materials, and is respectful to the environment in …

Does a Multiverse Fermi Paradox Disprove the Multiverse?

Having just orbited our way through another summer solstice, it feels like time to let slip some more speculative ideas before the hot days of the …

These Imaginative Worlds and Parallel Universes Will Forever Change How You Think About Africa

Last month, a <i>Guardian</i> article on the value of “Afrofuturist” art started making the rounds on the web’s myriad African news and culture forums. …

The Sci-Fi Classics You Need to Read Before You Die

Space, dystopian futures, robots, technology, aliens . . . what is there <i>not</i> to love about science fiction, a genre that stretches the imagination and offers a glimpse into what lies in a galaxy and time far, far away? Now that you've indulged on the most compelling, classic epic fantasy series, …

A Private View of Quantum Reality

Christopher Fuchs describes physics as “a dynamic interplay between storytelling and equation writing. Neither one stands alone, not even at the end …

A bubbly universe: Searching in space for quantum foam

An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of the universe is too microscopic to see directly, so a team of scientists has …

Mind Meld: Social Wasps Share Brainpower

Wasps that live in large, social colonies may "share" brainpower, a new study finds.<p>It takes a lot of brainpower to socialize. Animals that are …

Cognition

Big Question: Can My Brain Get Too Full?

You remember your first kiss. You remember your childhood phone number, where you parked your car, and the last time you got really drunk. You …

Finally, humanity gets the tools needed to find life on other planets

Exactly four centuries ago this year, Galileo sent a letter to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany to implore the powers-that-be of the time to accept the scientific fact that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the reverse.<p>It was not a new idea -- the ancient Greek Aristarchus made the same …

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

Space Travel

Historical Artifacts: Finding “Sci-Fi Channel” Goodies

There are times when you go through boxes of stuff you haven’t seen in years, but have been lugging around with you from place to place to place, …

The Folio Society Keeps the Hits Coming! Check Out Their Sweet Edition of Ray Bradbury’s THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

The hits keep coming from The Folio Society! The most recent volume of theirs that was I able to get my book-loving hands around was their edition of …

This Man Can Hear Wi-Fi Wherever He Goes. Here's What It Sounds Like.

Thanks to a pair of hacked hearing aids, science writer Frank Swain has become the first person in the world to hear Wi-Fi signals everywhere he …

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