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Battlestar Galactica Squadrons Now on Android, iOS

<i>Battlestar Galactica</i> Enthrall Fans In Role Playing Game.<p><i>Battlestar Galactica</i> returns courtesy of Canadian video game developer Ludia. Now available …

Star Trek's Utopia: Dilemmas of the Early 21st and Late 24th Centuries

How do you challenge utopia in utopian ways when the utopia itself seems flawed?This era, with its wars, conflicts, complexities, and staggering …

How to Build a Working DIY Transparent Hybrid Rocket Engine

Ben from NightHawkInLight demonstrates how to build a working DIY transparent hybrid rocket engine in his workshop. The engine uses a solid acrylic …

Aerospace

Cosmic Buzz Saw! Saturn's Rings Shine in Spectacular Photo

The intricate structure of Saturn's iconic rings is revealed in amazing detail in a stunning new photo by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.<p>Dozens and dozens …

Marvelously strange: “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” asks us to trust that it’s all connected

<b>Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood in "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" (BBC America)</b><p>Inspired by a Douglas Adams novel, the BBC America mystery promises its jumbled plot will eventually make sense<p>Melanie McFarland<p>October 21, 2016 4:26pm (UTC)<p>The term “holistic” tends to be met either with …

Astrograph, A Magnificent Rocket Pen Inspired by Dreams of Space Travel and Science Fiction

The Astrograph is a magnificent rocket pen, created by MB&F and Caran d’Ache, that was born from their dreams of space travel and science fiction. …

46 Potentially Awesome Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies in 2017

<i>Original Post 10/17/16: Here’s Our List of the Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movies in 2017</i><p><i>Update 2-20-17: Now That We’re Officially in 2017, the List Has</i> …

Science Fiction

Best Cerebral Sci-Fi Movies that Will Blow Your Mind

The best cerebral sci-fi movies are so intellectually challenging because, while the reality they portray isn't yet possible, it certainly isn't …

Science Fiction

How to Follow Europe's Mars Arrival and Landing Online

The European-led ExoMars 2016 project is scheduled to drop a probe onto the surface of the Red Planet this Wednesday (Oct. 19), and you can follow …

Sci-Fi Books that Changed the Genre Forever

When thinking of sci-fi books that changed the genre forever, there are a number of contexts that need to be considered. Science fiction books have …

Obama reveals his 10 favorite sci-fi movies and TV shows

We’ve always suspected it, but now the evidence is in: President Obama is a huge nerd.<p>For its November issue, <i>Wired</i> handed guest editing duties over …

22 Sci-Fi Movies You Don't Have To Be A Nerd To Enjoy

They're all future classics.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Science Fiction

Netflix Is Streaming 31 Movies From IMDb’s Top 250, Watch Them Now Before They’re Gone

While Netflix has been making a concerted effort to provide viewers with quality original films and programs, it seems as if the ever-popular …

The 2nd Doctor's First 'Doctor Who' Adventure Is Weird AF

After the Doctor defeated the Cybermen residing on Earth’s twin planet Mondas, he regenerated for the first time and then zipped off to the planet …

How to Keep a Dog From Jumping on Everyone

<i>"Yesterday he jumped up on me when I let him back into the house from the backyard. He got muddy footprints all over my coat and I had to change it</i> …

20 Movies You Should See Before Awards Season

This is your movie cheat sheet for the rest of 2016.<p>After a summer of mediocre blockbusters and a lot of (unnecessary) sequels, awards season is finally upon us! Theaters will be flush with top-notch films and you'll be able to spend Friday nights watching something more worthwhile than <i>Suicide …

Saturn at its most beautiful and awe-inspriing

NASA’s Cassini orbiter has been dutifully documenting Saturn for more then 10 years. In the images it sends back to Earth, Saturn is a softly lit orb, its distinctive rings slicing through space. The planet’s delicate chiaroscuro, and its interplay with its satellites, have made one of the most …

Astronomy

Try Not to Cry While Watching Earth Rise From the Moon in HD

These aren’t renderings, special effects, or a scene from <i>No Man’s Sky</i>. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan’s Kaguya …

13 Lesser Known Classic Science Fiction Books From Male Sci-Fi Writers

<i>Dive into the more obscure universes created by some of the greatest male minds in science fiction in these lesser known but classic science fiction</i> …

'Night Manager' and 'Doctor Who' writers join Channel 4's Philip K. Dick sci-fi series

Channel 4 has announced the writers for its new ten-part anthology series based on the short stories of sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick.<p><i>Breaking Bad</i> …

The 10 Best FREE Science Fiction eBooks - Sci-Fi Addicts

<i>Re-Kindle (sorry…) your literary flame with this selection of the best free science fiction eBooks!</i><p>As many thrifty readers may know, Amazon is a …

11 New Sci-Fi Books to Celebrate Your Inner Nerd

Now that it’s been scientifically proven that reading leads to a longer life, we’re stocking up on new reads to prep for a blanket and book kind of autumn. And while we’re sometimes inclined to leave our next great read to chance (or find our next obsession based on our Zodiac sign or Hogwarts …