Robert Ingram

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Born to the Blade Aims to Be Game of Thrones, Just for Your Ears

For centuries, seven countries in the sky have solved their political disputes with duels between blade-magicians called Warders... but not for much …

Archival NASA Footage Gets Turned Into a Scifi Saga in This Music Video

Nigel Stanford is known not only for his great music, but also for creating music videos that show the coolest things science and robotics can …

Booze Not So Great for the Heart After All, Study Says

It might take less alcohol than we think to damage the heart and shorten our lifespans, suggests a new study <b></b>published today in <i>The Lancet</i><i>*</i>. For many, …

Can humans conceive in space? NASA sent sperm to the ISS to find out

What happens if humans bone in space?<p>Don’t lie, the question has crossed your mind before. Now, NASA scientists are getting one step closer to …

Alphabet will start Toronto smart city project this summer. Residents still have questions.

Toronto’s about to get the “world’s first neighborhood built from the internet-up,” according to the company behind the project. Residents, though, …

Smart Cities

A new kind of memory could make RAM and Rom obsolete

Like peanut butter and jelly, like salt and pepper, like that seemingly perfect couple you love (to hate), the two dominant types of computer memory …

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

The 10 Best (and Five Worst) TV Shows of 2017

This year, we were glued to our TVs and/or whatever device was streaming our scifi and fantasy favorites. It was tough narrowing down a top 10—and …

TV

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Escape This Wretched Earth With Google's Sweet New Solar System Maps

If you, like me, are tired of this world—these people—tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives, Google now allows you explore 16 other …

The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

Blade Runner translated Philip K. Dick’s sparse mindfuck into Ridley Scott’s overwhelming vision

<i>In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words,</i> …

New Paper Depicts NASA’s Plan For A Lunar Station

The race to colonize our solar system and beyond is in full swing. There’s already an agreement between China and the European Space Agency (ESA) to …

This Gorgeous, Handmade Stop-Motion Short Took Seven Years to Complete

Simon Scheiber spent seven years making <i>The Lighthouse</i>, the tale of a solitary lighthouse keeper whose ho-hum life is jolted with surreal excitement …

This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film <i>Borrowed Time</i> over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as …

How Did the 12 Months of the Year Get Their Names?

The simple and obvious answer: they come from the Romans. But the whole story on how the months of the year got their names is a little bit more …

The History of How We Discovered All the Planets in the Solar System

Satellites such as the Kepler have been working overtime to uncover hundreds of new planets in our galaxy. But how did we first discover the planets …

Terrence Malick's Journey Through Time Is Going to Be Gorgeous and Ridiculous

Famed director Terrence Malick has made a documentary that apparently covers the entire life of the universe... in 40 minutes. Warning: This trailer …

These Coffee-Infused Cocktails Are the Hair of the Dog You've Been Looking For

Standard remedies for a hangover are generally limited to greasy food, a strong cup of coffee, or more booze. Order those mozzarella sticks from bed, …

NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Force Field and a Deep Sleep Chamber For Astronauts on Mars

A self-assembling space habitat, a deep sleep chamber to shuttle astronauts on long journeys, and a protective magnetic force field are the latest …

Gorgeous Animation Shows a Spaceship Mysteriously Traveling to a Universe Beyond

I want to know more about the world in this short animation <i>Entropy,</i> by Tim Cahn. I want to know why the spaceship is leaving Earth. I want to know …

Seeing the First Person View of a Lego Toy Train Riding Around on a Track Is Surprisingly Fun

Seeing the perspective of a toy train is way, way more fun than it should be. About 160 feet of Lego train tracks were laid out around this guy’s …

Awesome Stop-Motion Animation Shows Clothes Fighting Each Other Like an Action Movie

This is just so much damn fun. Daniel Cloud Campos’ Shiny uses clothes and stop-motion animation to stitch together an action movie of sorts with a …

At Least Batman v Superman's Concept Art Makes Gotham and Metropolis Shine

Concept artist Victor Martinez has posted art from <i>Batman v Superman</i>, which honestly looks better than a lot that was in the actual movie. Like that …

Watch an Ex-Animator Rediscover His Passion Over 100 Days

When Vimeo user Justgoscha became disillusioned with his life as a front-end developer, he decided to rekindle something that made him happy in his …

Hand Building a Powerful 565 Horsepower Car Engine Is Like Completing the Hardest Puzzle

What you’re seeing is the engine of a 2017 Nissan GT-R—that is, the 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine—being hand assembled. It’s like …

The World's Tiniest Rube Goldberg Machine Made of Watch Parts Is a Masterpiece

The infinite number of ways you can build a complicated Rube Goldberg machine makes it infinitely fascinating to watch them run. Even when they’re …

Read Up On SF's Best New Authors In The 2016 Campbell-Eligible Anthology

Looking to read some of the authors who are likely going to be the next big thing in science fiction and fantasy publishing? Are you looking for a …

Why Is Christopher Nolan So Obsessed With Hands?

Closeups on hands might seem like too small a detail to become a trademark of a director’s visual style, but looking back on Nolan’s oeuvre shows …

Ralph McQuarrie's Classic Concept Art Continues to Influence the New Star Wars Trilogy

<i>Star Wars</i> isn’t <i>Star Wars</i> without the work of Ralph McQuarrie. The artist and designer conceived much of the look of the original trilogy in the ‘70s …