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What Will Happen to Human Evolution If We Colonize Mars?

<b>Victor:</b> Hey Bill. My name is Victor and I’m from Markham, Ontario. The question I have for you this Tuesday pertains to human evolution and space …

Eli Roth Announces His New Horror Sci-Fi Space Film MISSION: FEAR with a Teaser Trailer

3 Fiction Podcasts to Satisfy Your Love of Stories

If you’re anything like me, you’ve definitely wished that you could just curl up with a stack of books and not ever have to do anything else but live …

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Books

100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels By Female Authors

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

New Final Fantasy 15 Trailer Shows Off Gorgeous Environments

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Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

Books

50 Brilliant Science Fiction Movies That Everyone Should See

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are …

The God Wave Is a Sci-Fi Thriller for Grown Ups

It’s long been said there’s nothing new under the sun, and no one knows that better than writers. Even Shakespeare was drafting on the classics, …

Action Movies

Brilliant 'Central Station' Is Rich With Detail And Mystery

The best opening sentence in the history of modern science fiction belongs to William Gibson. And with his new novel, <i>Central Station</i>, Lavie Tidhar now holds the title for best opening paragraph:<p>The smell of rain caught them unprepared. It was spring, there was that smell of jasmine and it mixed …

'The Fireman' may be the best apocalyptic read of the year, if you can stand the heat

• Most Popular<p>See the most-read stories in Entertainment this hour >><p>There is a certain perverse pleasure in imagining the world going down in flames. But what if it was more than a metaphorical conflagration? What if your neighbors, friends, colleagues, or family could ignite without warning, …

Almost all great science fiction and fantasy comes back to this simple idea

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox<p>Almost all science fiction and fantasy stories are, at their core, about the economics of scarcity and abundance.<p>That's …

8 Unapologetically Meta SF/F Novels

Speculative fiction has a storied and fantastic history, and while every book is in conversation with genre conventions to some extent, some speak a …

Catalyst could make production of key chemical more eco-friendly

The world has more carbon dioxide than it needs, and a team of Brown University chemists has come up with a potential way to put some of it to good …

Chemistry

Kitchen Science: everything you eat is made of chemicals

<i>This is the first in our ongoing Kitchen Science series exploring the physics, chemistry and biology that takes place in your home.</i><p>Earnest websites, …

A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

Chicago scientists learn how to make concrete on Mars

Researchers from Chicago's Northwestern University have brought humanity one step closer to the goal of colonizing Mars. They have found a way to …

Northwestern University

17 Cool Bookends For Your Inner Geek

There’s something already geeky about people who love books, so why not go all the way and add some geeky style to your library with the right kind …