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11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.12.2015 | Science

These days its hard to tell science and science fiction apart -- we're gardening in space, cars are driving themselves, and invisibility cloaks a...

It Ended Before It Began: Criminalizing a Young Brain

Merritt Juliano | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.

Play With the 'Dragon's Hoard': Jane Lindskold on Libraries

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Bestselling and award-winning American author Jane Lindskold loves libraries. It is therefore fitting that she appeared at this year's Library of Congress National Book Festival, which celebrated its 15th anniversary on September 5.

13 Top Scientists' Favorite Books And Movies

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.06.2015 | Science

There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but sci-fi books and movies have inspired some of the greatest minds of today.  "Th...

Don't Remake Forbidden Planet

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

There have been rumors of remakes. James Cameron was supposed to work on this but he's been tied up with Avatar sequels for some time. What I fear is a CGI blowout that overwhelms the story (a good example of this is War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise).

Hopping Through Time With Ursula K. Le Guin

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts

In a 1966 novel, Ursula K. Le Guin wrote about a little device -- about the size of a lunchbox -- that allows its owner to communicate across land ma...

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.

Lincoln 2.0?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran

Could we ever vote for an Abraham Lincoln 2.0 - an artificial intelligence built to replicate the decision making style of one of our most accomplished Presidents?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran


14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and my...

Arrested Memory - 'Justice Is Mind'

Pamela Glasner | Posted 08.06.2015 | Science
Pamela Glasner

No, this isn't a story about the tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease, it's about your own memories being used as evidence against you in a court of law. Science fiction? I thought so, but not anymore.

Physics of Marketing: Portals and Branding

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

In developing brand identities for companies and products, marketers do their best to penetrate buyer brains. How? They create marketing instruments such as names, logos, slogans, jingles and mascots to do what is analogous to non-invasive brain surgery.

Purple Is the New Black

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.01.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

There are many races on Defiance each with their own language, the Irathians, the Indogene, Liberatas, Sensoths. Defiance brings a whole new universe of conflict and danger.


Charlotte Safavi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

OK, I'm a little late to the party. The 12-episode sci-fi drama Sense8 produced and created by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and written by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) has already debuted June 5 on Netflix.

We Will Never Leave Earth

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

We will, never, leave Earth. Except as dust and ashes and minerals, returned to the sender, to be light, burning, in someone else's stars.

The Science of Ant-Man

Kieran Dickson | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
Kieran Dickson

Ant-Man's suit has been the subject of a great deal of scientific speculation in recent months, from fans wanting to know if they'll ever be able to shrink down to 'Ant Size,' to scientists speculating on the potential such a suit could have, Scott Lang may not be as mighty as Thor, but he sure is sparking debate.

Technology: Natural Development or Borrowed Science Fiction?

Allan Lennon | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weird News
Allan Lennon

Spare a thought for those pioneering nerds, geeks and dreamers when using your next piece of cutting edge technology; you may owe your thanks by proxy to a Jedi or a starship captain.

10 New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books To Explore This Summer

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts

Vacation season, ahoy! If you’re stuck at home this summer, you can always set off to faraway fictional lands with a new science-fiction or fant...

What Are the Differences Between Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica Fans?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment

Star Wars fans are people who enjoy high fantasy, mythic stories. They like action, drama, romance and teasing out deeper significances to the characters and plot points, relating them to other myths and archetypes in literature. They like technology to be fun and futuristic without needing to understand how it works.

Ernest Cline's 'Armada' Soars to the Stars of Sci-Fi

Steven Petite | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Ernest Cline's highly anticipated follow-up to his 2011 bestseller, Ready Player One, is just hours away from being released to the public. For whatever reason, novelists who achieve widespread critical and commercial success with their first novel are always under a microscope when a new novel is released.

'Black Mirror'-Inspired Photography Exhibition Proves Reality Can Be Stranger Than Sci-Fi

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

"If technology is a drug -- and it does feel like a drug -- then what, precisely, are the side effects?" Charlie Brooker, the creator of British telev...

Six Cultural Faux Pas When Working at Star Trek's Starfleet

Quora | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

If that cute ship's counselor won't give you the time of day, why not just recreate her in the holodeck? It must be tempting, but can go horribly wrong if the objects of your "recreational" programs find out what you've been up to.

'Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War' by P. W. Singer & August Cole

Words After War | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Words After War

Written by P.W. Singer and August Cole, two well-known figures in defense policy circles, Ghost Fleet chronicles the outbreak and eventual resolution of an imagined war between the United States and China.

Truth Through Fiction

Barry Kibrick | Posted 06.19.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

From Shakespeare to Hemingway the deep understandings of humanity, the "truth" of our nature and our way of being, was expressed through stories. The stories may have been fiction, but at their pinnacle they illuminated the truth about ourselves.

Truth through Fiction

Barry Kibrick | Posted 06.19.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

There is so much to see, and yet you must learn how to see. Gary Grossman - Old Earth Socrates, Plato and Aristotle gave us our first glimpse into see...