Why 'Star Wars' Is My History

Christina St-Jean
in Culture

I was only 4 when the original Star Wars movie bowed in theaters on May 25, 1977, and so, I don't really have a solid memory of seeing it. I do, however, remember watching it several times over on recording over the years, and becoming more eagerly involved in the entire saga as I grew with it. I remember feeling utterly gutted when in Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo disappeared into the carbon freezing chamber, looking so anguished as he tried to capture Leia's face in his memory, fighting to kee...

The Sound of Tomorrow

Matthew Kresal
in Entertainment

Though best known for their prolific output of audio dramas based on the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, the British company Big Finish Productions has been branching out for several years now. On...

10 Terrifying Supernatural Creatures

L.A Banks
in Culture

As an author, I’m always digging around for fresh inspiration. It’s always good fun to read about the supernatural, but once in a while, I come across a story that breaks me out in goose-bumps. Unsurp...

In the Author’s Universe: Interview with Sci-Fi Author Cixin Liu

K.E. Lanning
in Culture

Liu Cixin [writing in English under the name, Cixin Liu] is a science fiction writer from China; a nine-time winner of the Chinese Galaxy Award (Chinese Hugo) and the Xing Yun Award (Chinese Nebula), ...

Storing Information in DNA Archives

Thamarasee Jeewandara
in Science

The computing memory required to store ongoing data in biomedicine is now estimated to exceed the computing challenges of running YouTube and Twitter. Data storing technology has constantly evolved to...

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The Most Frightening Hauntings In the UK

L.A Banks
in Culture

I write about the supernatural, so unsurprisingly, I spend a lot of time researching weird, wonderful and downright terrifying events. It’s one of the benefits of being based in the UK – if there’s on...

What is Zombie Fungi?

Sarah McDaniel
in Science

Have you ever had the thought that some humans are nothing more than a puppet on a string? I'm here to validate those thoughts. The cryptococcus fungus species can infect an organism and easily take o...

A Space Ship Does Not Blow Up on Page Three

T.K. Boomer
in Entertainment

Every science fiction writer has something that drives him or her. For many, if not most writers, this is the need to pen a story and have it read, usually by means of publication. A quick visit to th...

10 Strange Spirits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

L.A Banks
in Culture

I write about the supernatural, though admittedly, my books are more along the lines of Ghostbusters / Scooby-Doo than real horror. As such, I spend an unhealthy amount of time researching spirits, an...

George Clooney Brings Us and Science Fiction Down to Earth in 'Gravity'

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

The relatively factual science fiction movie Gravity opens by setting us at ease in the care of Hollywood’s most reassuring leading man. Light on his feet as ever in the 2013 film written and directed...

On the Evening of the Eighth Day

Guillermo Calvo
in Fiction

The One was gone. The created were also gone, but not of their own volition, although if lawyers had existed they’d have found a way to prove that it had been so. A second generation had been born and...

Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.1-2

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

Twin Peaks was back -- hence also known as Twin Peaks: The Return -- Sunday night with the two first episodes of some new seasons on Showtime. I enjoyed it. But -- well, it's a strange and tough narra...

Could Ancient Aliens Really Have Existed?

Riley Reese
in Science

"Aliens, dude." Everyone knows that meme with the stoned-looking historian smiling as he waves his arms in the air. The Ancient Aliens series, which aired on the History Channel, was one of the first ...

Truth

Shahram Farshadfar
in Fiction

I was interested in sci-fi stories from the early age. In high school at lunchtime, while others were busy with physical activities, I was busy activating my imagination reading Greek mythology. It wa...

Review of 12 Monkeys 3.8-10

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

The concluding three episodes of the penultimate season 3 of 12 Monkeys on the SyFy Channel last night -- soon to be rebranded in all caps -- was as good as the first seven, which is to say, superb in...

Bizarre Boyajian’s Star (‘Alien Megastructure’ Star) is Dipping Again!

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

The weird star called Boyajian's Star (aka Tabby's Star or KIC 8462852) has been fascinating astronomers and people in general because of its weird behaviour of experiencing sudden, unusual dips in br...