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Poking fun at Star Trek fans made this Questarian value them more

One of the most beloved aliens in Star Trek wasn't even on any of the shows. The star of Trek homage "Galaxy Quest" talks about his deep connection to the franchise's biggest followers.<p>"Human evolution is where Star Trek lives."<p>Enrico Colantoni

Science Fiction

'Star Trek' at 50: The theme song has lyrics. No, really!

For those who grew up with syndicated UHF programming, the opening to "Star Trek" is about as indelible as it gets.<p>With delicate orchestral flickers framing an introduction that begins with William Shatner's stentorian narration "Space… the final frontier," the familiar, one-minute theme gallops on …

Weirdest, Funniest and Most Forced Space Acronyms

Part of the fun of space exploration is the often creative and sometimes silly acronyms.<p>When we hear an acronym using a common word (JUICE), playing …

Roomba creator responds to reports of ‘poopocalypse’: ‘We see this a lot’

Robotic vacuum cleaner is said to run over animal feces and continue its cleaning cycle around the house, spreading the mess over ‘every conceivable surface’<p>Jesse Newton found out the hard way what happens when a robotic vacuum cleaner encounters a dog turd, and it isn’t pretty.<p>Newton’s Roomba is …

Roomba

Frankie Boyle compares Tory leadership contest to 'choosing the antichrist'

For every leadership contest, there is an inevitable chaos and ugliness which springs from contenders attacking each other and being questioned on …

British Humour

Every episode of 'Star Trek' is now available on Netflix UK

If you live in the UK and Ireland, there's a galactic treat waiting in your Netflix lineup.<p>Every single episode of the <i>Star Trek</i> TV franchise is now …

Star Trek

What We Cannot Know by Marcus du Sautoy review – the seven edges of knowledge

Among the frontiers identified are time, the cosmos, consciousness and God, but aren’t swaths of knowledge concerned with meaning rather than scientific fact?<p>Scientists like to see themselves as modern counterparts of the great explorers, sailing off into the unknown and coming back with marvellous …

Physics

Star Trek: Bridge Crew lets you pilot a starship with friends in VR and it’s as amazing as that sounds

It’s not often you get to feel like you’re <i>actually</i> flying a starship as part of a crew, but that's exactly what Ubi’s four player VR experience …

Virtual Reality

Hands on: Star Trek The Original Series Communicator Bluetooth Handset

<i>This exquisitely made screen replica of the original Star Trek Communicator won’t beam you up, but it will connect you to Siri or Google Now.</i><p>It was …

Science Fiction

Nothing says Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome dads out that like this amazing photo of Leonard Nimoy as Spock smiling at a practical…

Nothing says Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome dads out that like this amazing photo of Leonard Nimoy as Spock smiling at a practical joke on the set of <i>Star Trek: TOS</i>. Without Nimoy knowing, the crew had secretly made up his son Adam as a Vulcan child to surprise him.<p>We can only bring this to you because super fan birdofthegalaxy, Tom Redlaw, has been scanning and restoring 35MM film cells from blooper reels and other outtakes into sharable pictures. There are a staggering number of behind …

Canada launches revolutionary Star Trek coin-based economy

Canadian money is already a little confusing for Americans, what with the loonies, the toonies, and those pennies that look just like American …

Science Fiction

Small Asteroid Is Earth's Constant Companion

A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries …

Astronomy

An Irish Worker Just Found a 2,000-Year-Old Lump of 'Bog Butter' That's Still Edible

Toast, anyone?<p>A worker in Ireland recently uncovered a 2,000-year-old, 10-kilogram (22-pound) chunk of 'bog butter' - a cheese-like substance that …

Ireland

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

One country is swapping all addresses for three-word phrases

Mongolia is the first to adopt a new system aimed at ensuring even those in remote locations or refugee camps have a permanent address. You can even find one (or more) for your house.<p>Hi, I'd like to send this letter to engine.doors.cubs. Or maybe sulk.held.raves. In Mongolia, such addresses will …

The White House

Turtle Beach HyperSound Glass speakers direct sound so only you can hear the awesome - Pocket-lint

Turtle Beach has created a set of glass speakers aptly named HyperSound Glass that use ultrasonic audio to deliver sound directly, without filling …

Orcas Are The First Non-Human Creatures That Evolved Through Culture

Welcome to the club!<p>They might not be writing books or producing off-Broadway plays, but orcas do actually have their own culture, just like us, and …

Anthropology

Artificial Intelligent Art May Soon be on the Cards for Google

Google’s new project, Magenta is due to be released on June 1 and is set to take the world of art by storm. The project is part of the Google Brain …

Artificial Intelligence Should Be Protected by Human Rights, Says Oxford Mathematician

Machines have feelings too.<p>With huge leaps taking place in the world of artificial intelligence (AI), right now, experts have started asking …

Singularity

See The Difference One Year Makes In Artificial Intelligence Research

An improved way of learning about neural networks<p>Last June, Google wrote that it was teaching its artificial intelligence algorithms to generate images of objects, or "dream." The A.I. tried to generate pictures of things it had seen before, like dumbbells. But it ran into a few problems. It was …

Artificial Intelligence

10 best IFTTT recipes for the Amazon Echo and Alexa | Amazon Echo IFTTT

10 essential IFTTT recipes for the Amazon Echo & Alexa<p>IFTTT is growing in both popularity and real-world use. Our previous article on the 10 best …

The artist making physics and a conspiracy theory into music

Peaches is her aunt. Jared Leto's a fan and so is Jean-Michel Jarre, who sent her to live with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon. She's modeled for high-end fashion events and composed for German theater. She's conducted magnetic resonance imaging studies on mutated HIV cells and had paintings …

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him - Pocket-lint

The future of cars might be here, or the future of next-level marketing. A driver was caught, not driving, but sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla …

Tesla

WATCH: How Long Would It Take to Fall Through Earth?

The answer is 42. Seriously.<p>If you stood on the surface of Earth at one point, and you had a tunnel running all the way to the opposite point on the …

Universe

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos - Pocket-lint

Sony has released the initial batch of screengrabs of Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony's first in the series for PlayStation 4 and they are, quite …

Gran Turismo Sport

Scientists Produce The First Lab-Grown Limb

Is this the future of transplants?<p>Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US have made a major breakthrough in the field of …

Biotechnology

These Trippy Images Show How Google's AI Sees The World

Well this is creepy.<p>Google's image recognition programs are usually trained to look for specific objects, like cars or dogs. But now, in a process …

Artificial Intelligence

These New Earbuds Can Translate Languages For You in Real-Time

The Babel fish is real!<p>As anybody who's ever tried to get by in a foreign country without much grasp of the local language can tell you, oversized …

This Russian App Lets You Take Photos of Strangers And Identify Them Online

Enjoy your anonymity while it lasts.<p>It sounds like the premise of a dystopian sci-fi movie, but people in Russia are going nuts for an app that lets …

University of Washington