Bitcoin is Rubber

Joseph Somers
in Fiction

We invented bitcoin. We admit it was accidental but we had not figured this out until becoming aware of self. Just as amino acids snowballed into proteins without an agenda, the outcome of life is obs...

Incident in Tehran

Ryan Sprague
in Culture

In 2013, I sent my first FOIA request for any information and documents pertaining to the 1976 Tehran UFO incident. This event remains one of the most well-documented and fascinating UFO encounters ev...

Illuminati Inc.

Juan Vasquez
in Fiction

Today was Harry Holt’s first day working as a security guard at the old Illumination Tinfoil Company. He drove his small white coop to the front gate, right next to a speaker stand. The building itsel...

David Bowie's 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'

Eddie Wong
in Culture

Let us consider the genre of classic rock-music movies. We had Magical Mystery Tour, featuring The Beatles. It was amusing in 1968, but it is an embarrassment by today's standards. Groundbreaking effects then, but Millennials don't have much patience for the limitations of the past. Then there was Tommy, so garishly produced, over-acted, over-hyped, and generally insensitive that it was cut-rated down to second-run theaters within weeks of its release, and Lisztomania, its follow-up, fared even ...

Live Forever In a Happiness Box and Never Die

Jeffrey A. Corkern
in Science

What, gentle reader, do you think is the most likely way for the human race to go extinct? Asteroid strike? Unlikely at this point. Scientists have already started tracking asteroids and are constantl...

Best Emerging Fantasy Authors of 2016

Rachel David
in Buyer’s Guide

What once was pure science fiction is looking more and more like science fact. While I have no intention of abandoning my space travel and AI fiction, I have a soft spot for fantasy simply for its dis...

4 Bizarre 'House' Diseases that Actually Exist

Jason Schwartz
in Science

If you have never seen an episode of House M.D., then you are missing true TV brilliance. House M.D. has incredible writing and acting and is worth watching just for Hugh Laurie's portrayal of Dr. Hou...

As You Know Bob - The Body Is an Internal Organ

Brett Davidson
in Fiction

As you know Bob, it seems strange to us today, even somewhat disgusting, that we would wear dead, inert material. At least if we were to cover ourselves with mud, we would know that we were likely app...

A Tough Day For Skeptics

Ryan Sprague
in Culture

In the small fishing village of Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia, things were pretty simple and quiet for this modest Canadian province. But on October 4th of 1967, the village would host one of the most well...

Extraterrestrials and the Roman Catholic Church

MJ Banias
in Culture

Over the last two months or so, I’ve seen several articles and social media posts concerning a dubious Wikileak from this October concerning extraterrestrial conspiracy theories and the Roman Catholic...

The Hot War: Bombs Away

Zach Foster
in Buyer’s Guide

Harry Turtledove doesn’t identify as an alternate history writer, but rather as “a historian who writes science fiction.” Bombs Away isn’t quite what most readers would think of as science fiction, bu...

Confessions of a Conspiracy Geek

Ryan Sprague
in Entertainment

On May 19th, 2002, a finely strung bow was tightly wrapped around nine (although it is now ten) seasons of what is arguably one of the greatest science fiction shows to ever hit the television airwave...

Best Carrie Fisher Tribute Art

Justin Maury
in Beauty

Since Carrie Fisher’s unexpected passing, fans have been taking to social media to pay tribute to a beloved actress, woman, and intergalactic savior. Old photos, videos and quotes have resurfaced of t...

The Future of the Future

Matt Swayne
in Science

When it comes to futurism, 2016 was no slouch. Lots of technology first-evers were introduced in 2016, including reusable rocket ships that pinpoint landed on barges floating in the middle of the ocea...

From Kuji to Solo

Ryan Sprague
in Culture

In a field wrought with speculation and educated (and sometimes not so educated) opinions, there is a small section that stands on its own two legs with both technological and legal credibility. This ...

UFO Belief Systems

MJ Banias
in Culture

The UFO discourse, like any other field of study, has philosophical underpinnings that function like a spectrum. The opposite ends of the spectrum provide an overly simplistic idea of the ‘reality’ of...