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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.

How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most of Our Favorite Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

We'll take a look at a handful of classic movies, and how they literally couldn't have played out, if they had been set in a cell phone-ruled universe.

Why the Earth Will Never Be Invaded

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 05.17.2015 | Weird News
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Cosmologists propose that the universe was until recently a lifeless collection of particles. But they have ignored a critical component of the cosmos because they don't know what to do with it. This component, consciousness, is an utter mystery. How did inert, random bits of matter ever morph into Obama or Lady Gaga?

Going Boldly Where No Man Has Gone Before: A Conversation with Metaphysicist David Birnbaum on Leonard Nimoy's Legacy

Shira Dicker | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Shira Dicker

"Onstage and screen, Nimoy leaves an extraordinary legacy of a bold and brilliant cutting-edge explorer of unimpeachable integrity. His inner conviction is manifest. En toto, a man for all seasons, for sure. May his memory be blessed."

The Green Girl (Susan Oliver) Documentary Wins Film Festival Jury Prize

Getrude Matshe | Posted 05.05.2015 | Good News
Getrude Matshe

International Women's Day celebrates the late, Susan Oliver, who was a household name in the 1960's for her work as an actress -- most notably as the "Green Girl" in the hit TV series Star Trek.

'Big Bang Theory' Remembers Leonard Nimoy With Touching Tribute

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.05.2015 | Entertainment

Chuck Lorre and the cast and crew of "The Big Bang Theory" paid touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy at the end of Thursday's episode. The show closed wi...

The Final Farewell

Shan Wells | Posted 05.04.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Celebrating the Dynamic Between Spock and Captain Kirk

Christopher Reddy | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Reddy

At every level, local, state, federal, international, and personal, we need that combination of both Kirk and Spock, complementing each other, to solve problems and ensure that we live long and prosper.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week demonstrated the power of shared experiences and having some collective fun -- i.e. virality. It began with social media all atwitter over Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech -- and backstage comments. Next up, the Internet was riveted by The Great Llama Chase -- as the camelids, part of a therapy visit (Emotional Support Llamas?), made a break for it during a bathroom break. Later that same day, the most viral #dress in history had everyone debating: white and gold, or blue and black? If you saw polka dots you should probably see a doctor. The episode culminated with a national teach-in about color and optics. The week ended on a sad note, with the passing of Leonard Nimoy, never wiser than in his Spock-worthy final tweet: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP." He lived long, and we all prospered from it.

Spock Was My Guy

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Spock was my guy: calm, rational, and funny in that understated way. He didn't bluster, he observed, and he solved problems with Hemingway-style grace under pressure. I admired that.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.30.2015 | Celebrity
Zaki Hasan

While he amassed a raft of impressive accomplishments during his many years in and out of the film industry, it's of course for his pointy-eared alter ego as the original Star Trek's Mr. Spock, such an indelible part of so many of our lives, that he'll rightly be remembered, in death just as he was in life.

The Future Is in the Stars

Larry Womack | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology
Larry Womack

If humanity wants to continue, it has to shoot for the stars. The future, if we have one, is indeed a Star Trek, my friends. But it is also people like Leonard Nimoy -- artists, optimists, dreamers and thinkers. The people who will one day really take us to the stars.

Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment

The younger Spock has joined the chorus of condolences for Leonard Nimoy. Zachary Quinto, who portrayed the "Star Trek" character Nimoy made famous in...

Life Lessons I Learned From Star Trek

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

Trekkies and Spock fans like me who had the chance to take in "Star Trek: The Experience" will never forget it. And in case you're wondering after you read my original column below, I did get to take my Dad.

RIP Leonard Nimoy

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Byrd

Spock was my favorite. As a church kid, he gave me permission to be skeptical. As a shy kid, he taught me that being aloof was a special power.

Obama Mourns Leonard Nimoy: 'I Loved Spock'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama mourned the death of actor Leonard Nimoy on Friday, praising the "Star Trek" icon for his commitment to the arts and sciences a...

Farewell to Leonard Nimoy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.29.2015 | Celebrity
Lincoln Mitchell

Few fictional characters, particularly from television, have been as enduring in the public consciousness, memorable and profound as Spock, and few actors have both inhabited and created a character as fully and brilliantly as Leonard Nimoy did with Spock.

10 Spock Quotes That Took Us Where No One Has Gone Before

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment

Without Spock, there would be no "Star Trek." The Starship Enterprise's part-Vulcan officer always captivated audiences with his wit and logic while k...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/27/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.29.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Escape to the Rockies in our latest latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: That was Martin Landau; big ISPs aren't happy...

Goodbye, Mr. Spock

Tom Falco | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

Goodbye, Mr. Spock