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Microsoft Brings Star Trek's Voice Translator to Life

www.technologyreview.com | Posted 01.09.2013 | Technology

It could be the next best thing to learning a new language. Microsoft researchers have demonstrated software that translates spoken English into spoke...

The Reading Series: Bianca Stone's "Because You Love You Come Apart"

Alina Gregorian | Posted 01.03.2013 | Books
Alina Gregorian

Ruth Stone's poem ends with the line: "I cannot live without you, oh brief and inconceivable other." And then we're brought to Bianca's reality: writing poems on typewriters, drinking wine, and the line to start it all: "This is your love speaking."

How Crazy Movie Rumors Happened Before The Internet

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment

There was once a rumor, for an upcoming movie titled "The Empire Strikes Back," that Han Solo -- not known for his lightsaber skills -- would find him...

WATCH: Trekkies Host Klingon Wedding

Posted 10.23.2012 | Weddings

On Friday, approximately 17,000 "trekkies" attended the Destination Star Trek London convention -- and two attendees definitely stood out from the cro...

Alternate Realities: Red and Blue America Living in Different Universes

Howard Barbanel | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

American mirror realities are not just manifested in the presidential candidates or the cable networks -- rather, they exist in real time on those red and blue electoral college maps and in all the endless daily tracking polls that have been showing the election as a dead heat for weeks now.

Here Comes The Klingon Bride

Reuters | Clare Hutchison and Shadia Nasralla | Posted 12.21.2012 | Weird News

By Clare Hutchison and Shadia Nasralla LONDON (Reuters) - One couple has boldly gone where no other has gone before by tying the knot i...

Why Is Everyone So Snotty About Fan-Fiction?

Peter Damien | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
Peter Damien

So these two writers walk into a bar, right? And neither of them is a horse or anything but both of them are complaining about fan-fiction, where "fans" write "fiction" based on another writer's works, then typically post them online for people to read for free.

Nerdy Shirts For The Cool Kids

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Style

Those nerdy kids in high school were right all along. Not only do they now have the coolest jobs at companies like Google and Facebook, they were also...

Legless, Headless Furball Needs A Name

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 10.05.2012 | Weird News

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Anybody who doesn't think this is the cutest little news story of the day must be a Klingon. The American Heritage Center at the Un...

An Empirical Life

Dave Logan | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Dave Logan

An empiricist is someone who asks: What do we know, and what does this knowledge say I should do? The empiricist then does his or her best to do it. When the data is contradictory, empiricists look for what is generally proven, converting established principles to actions.

'Loophole' Might Allow For Real-Life Warp Drive, Physicists Say

Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/17/2012 12:13 PM EDT on SPACE.com HOUSTON — A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept p...

Walter's World: Stars Trek to Celebrate Mr. Koenig

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

On Monday the 10th, to great fanfare, Walter Koenig received his long-overdue star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. People love Walter. He summons, let us say, hearty conviviality.

Redefining a Scout's Honor

Rod Roddenberry | Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Rod Roddenberry

In a world where diversity isn't simply tolerated but valued as an integral part of what sets our species apart as well as evidence of our evolution, organizations that display intolerance or discriminate for congenital traits would find themselves out of step with society.

Karl Urban Didn't Marry Nicole Kidman

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment

It's shockingly evident that Karl Urban has an "interview mode," which is quite different than his "normal human being mode." When I met Urban on Frid...

Calling All Trekkies!

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

Trekkies rejoice! Google has boldly gone where no search engine has gone before. Google's latest interactive doodle has just arrived in celebratio...

A 'Lost' Reunion On 'Once Upon A Time'

Posted 08.30.2012 | TV

Another fan-favorite "Lost" alum is heading to "Once Upon A Time." Jorge Garcia, who played Hurley on the cult ABC drama, will join "Once" for one epi...

The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition: PMSC and the Arab Spring

David Isenberg | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

If you ever watched the science fiction television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine you may recall the "Ferengi Rules of Acquisition" which state (#34...

The Neil Armstrong Era: Boldly Going Where No One Went Before

Howard Barbanel | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Howard Barbanel

Armstrong represented an America of really big dreams and of infinite possibility. Today, what passes for discourse in this country? Celebrity divorces? Politicians vilifying and dehumanizing one another over the relative merits of the federal budget?

WATCH: Star Trek Like You've Never Seen Them

Posted 10.11.2012 | Comedy

Somehow, after all these weeks of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" invading our lives and hearts, there are still parody videos being made. Good par...

Star of Freedom: Nichelle Nichols Attends, Yet Defies, Conventions

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.08.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Okay, so I'm sitting with a legend. Nichelle Nichols is the coolest sentient being in the universe. Yep, Lieutenant Uhura from the original Star Trek.

WATCH: Tom Hardy's 'Star Trek' Screen Test

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment

Before he was stirring up trouble in Gotham City as Bane, Tom Hardy was Shinzon in 2002's "Star Trek: Nemesis." With only a few acting credits unde...

Sally's Ride: Fly Me to the Moon

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.25.2012 | Science
Lonna Saunders

I pray my twelve-year-old nephew Joel who, among his four siblings, is known as "the science guy," will be inspired by Sally Ride's life and example. She's a role model for boys, too.

Is The Amazing Spider-Man the Next Batman Begins or Merely the Next Superman Returns?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I'd argue that Sony may have won the battle with The Amazing Spider-Man (it's not a flop by any means), but they may have lost the war.

Marc Zicree's Sci-Fi Spectacle, Space Command, Blasts Off

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.28.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Zicree's Space Command has already gone where no film project has gone before, setting a record as the fastest film ever funded on Kickstarter.

Tyler Perry Is Not Afraid To Do What He Wants

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment

On average, Tyler Perry's movies have grossed aproximately $23 million domestically ... on opening weekend alone. This average is a number that recent...