July 15, 2018

Star Trek technobabble: The science behind the science fiction

Star Wars is all action. You know, X-wings and lightsabers and fully armed and operational battle stations. Star Trek — at least, the original series, The Next […]
January 27, 2018

NASA’s GOLD Mission Will Observe How Weather on Earth and in Space Interact

Better understanding of Earth’s thermosphere will help researchers protect satellites and astronauts. NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) launched yesterday, and researchers hope it […]
January 26, 2018

Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities

WASHINGTON – The White House’s next budget request for NASA will likely include plans to end the agency’s operations of the International Space Station by the […]
January 10, 2018

Japanese astronaut apologizes for spreading ‘fake news’ after claiming to have grown 3.5 inches while in space

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 […]
December 23, 2017

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, who died Thursday, gave us one of the best space photos ever

An astronaut floats alone with the blackness of space behind him and the bright blue limb of the Earth below. He’s untethered with nothing but a […]
December 27, 2015

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' almost had a much more familiar title

Did you know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens at one point bore the title Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire? SEE ALSO: The ‘Star Wars’ Expanded Universe […]
October 12, 2014

New York Comic Con 2014: Marvel announces 'Star Wars: Kanan'

Padawan Kanan Jarrus’ fight to survive will be revealed in a comic series from Marvel starting April 2015. The new ongoing series, written by Greg Weisman and drawn […]
June 3, 2014

Four Standout Moments From Sci-Fi Video Games

It’s one thing to see an awesome thing happen in a science fiction film, but then you’re just passively watching and cheering and maybe gushing about […]