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How to Engineer a Lady MacGyver

Samara Bay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Samara Bay

Hollywood's quintessential TV show engineer - who was somehow both an 80's everyman complete with feathered haircut and also an action hero possessed of a profound understanding of the pure sciences - was Angus MacGyver.

Ten Celebrities Who Suffer(ed) From Tinnitus

Alex Simon | Posted 07.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Simon

"I wonder how you're feeling There's ringing in my ears And no one to relate to 'cept the sea..." -- Peter Frampton There are few afflictions as co...

Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.

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.

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.

Justin Lin's 'Star Trek' Gets Title And First Photo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment

The next "Star Trek" movie will be called "Star Trek Beyond." This from director Justin Lin, the longtime Fast & Furious steersman, who will be t...

Remembering James Horner

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

More than just laying down sonic wallpaper, Horner found a way to make even larger-than-life scenarios seem human, and relatable, and real. As a result, his music became instantly recognizable even to those folks who didn't normally pay attention to that stuff.

Notes From a Dive Bar XII

Alan Black | Posted 06.22.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

When people ask where I hail from, sometimes I tell them I'm Vulcan, as a joke, and they ask, where is that? Geography is not their strong point. Communication is lost when you speak in an accent designed to burr and brogue.

Star Wars Tech vs. Star Trek Tech: Who Wins?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

We have hyper engines that go through hyperspace compared to warp drives that travel through normal space at FTL speeds. Technical data books indicate that the speeds and range of hyper drives are greater, however.

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?

'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Hospitalized

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment

Nichelle Nichols, best known as Lieutenant Uhura in "Star Trek," was rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, according to TMZ. Th...

Why It Took 40 Years to See a Gay Character on Star Trek

Matt Baume | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Star Trek, when it worked, showed us humanity at its best. And that the show never considered gays and lesbians to be a part of that best, even after all these years, is worse than disappointing.

Simon Pegg Clarifies His Comments That Geek Culture Is 'Childish'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment

Simon Pegg caused a stir in the Force of sci-fi fans on Tuesday when he said some rather condemning comments about genre films. In an interview wi...

Baltimore, Star Trek and a Day in the Death of Freddie Gray

Geoffrey Fletcher | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey Fletcher

With any luck, the tragedy of Baltimore will be our last and a significant number of Americans may no longer live in fear of those hired to protect and serve them. However, luck has been in short supply for the everyman.

Ten Reasons Why Sci Fest L.A. Is the Coolest Theatre Festival on Earth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.

Friday Talking Points -- Giggles the Pig For Mayor!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.

'Star Trek' Actress Dies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment

Grace Lee Whitney, the actress who played Yeoman Janice Rand on “Star Trek: The Original Series,” reportedly died Friday in her home in Coarsegold...

Space: It Is NOT the Final Frontier

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

In 1966, American television was taken by storm with a different kind of series -- enter "Star Trek." It explored "brave new worlds" beyond what we ...

Could We Build a Starship Enterprise in the Next Decade?

Quora | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology

Let's ignore the technologies that might be impossible (e.g. warp drive, dilithium crystals, and transporters). Let's ignore the technologies that we have no idea how to reproduce in a similar way (artificial gravity). Let's just focus on trying to build a space-worthy scale replica of the USS Enterprise that uses existing structural and propulsion capabilities.

Mad Men: "The Forecast" Is Mixed

William Bradley | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper takes stock of the future, his own, his agency's, his family's, maybe even a bit of thought about the world.

Astronaut Posts Awesome 'Star Trek' Selfie From Space

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.22.2015 | Science

Someone get Capt. Kathryn Janeway to the bridge because it looks like her crew has arrived. Samantha Cristoforetti, an Italian astronaut aboard the...

Marvelverse at A Crossroads Leads the Way In A Big Year for Genre Franchises

William Bradley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.

5 To 7: A Window Opens In New York

Camila Gibran | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Camila Gibran

Brian, a young writer, is walking, he is in his head, we hear his voice: "...In New York City, you are never more than 20 feet away from someone you know, or someone you are meant to know."

Miles from Tomorrowland Is Getting Disney Junior Viewers Excited About the Science that Powers Space Flight

Jim Hill | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how does Sascha Paladino -- the creator and exec producer of Disney Junior's Miles from Tomorrowland -- measure the amount of time and energy that he's poured into the development of this popular new animated series?

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.