March 27, 2014

The Four Coolest Sci-Fi Hand Gestures

Writing a fictional alien culture means more than just coming up with a language and customs. Real-world cultures oftentimes rely on nonverbal communication, so a realistic […]
March 23, 2014

The Top Four Sci-Fi Anime Series

Animation is a natural medium to portray unrealistic situations–say, science fiction scenes–because the only limit to what you can depict is what you can draw. Japan, […]
March 21, 2014


Chris Hadfield’s TED Talk is not only an incredible recollection of space exploration from one of the very few living people to ever venture beyond our own planet, but […]
March 19, 2014

The Four Weirdest Cryptids

Studying animals that are alive and present is a difficult enough business. But cryptozoology, the speculative “science” of undiscovered, hypothetical, and quasi-legendary animals, adds the additional […]
March 18, 2014

11 things you may not know about Chris Hadfield

After arriving on the International Space Station on Dec. 21, 2012, Chris Hadfield took the reins of command on March 13, 2013 — becoming the first […]
March 17, 2014

Leprechauns: Scientifically Plausible?

On St. Patrick’s Day, the most well-known creatures of Irish folklore–the small, tricksterish, dapper-dressed leprechauns–come out of the woodwork. The distorted pop culture image of the […]
March 15, 2014

The Five Most Infamous Science Hoaxes

Everyone loves a good science fiction yarn–that is, a fictional story revolving around speculative, nonexistent science. But trying to pass off a fiction as real science […]
March 14, 2014

NASA’s Trash is Some People’s Treasure

From the early days of spaceflight, humankind’s daring ventures beyond Earth’s atmosphere have been a source of wonderment to many. And, like all major historical endeavors, […]
March 12, 2014

The Top Five Sci-Fi Movie Kaiju

One of the most instantly recognizable, well-beloved, and oft-parodied subgenres of science fiction film is what’s called in Japanese kaiju eiga–the  movies about outlandish giant monsters […]