Mark Hamill Interview With Maria Shriver

OMNI Staff
in Entertainment

In this revealing Mark Hamill interview, Maria Shriver inquires if the Star Wars icon will reappear in the franchise 20 years from then. She was off by more than a decade but it is intriguing to reali...

Facebook Can Control Your Mind

David Furgeson
in Culture

Back when I was a smoker, there was a conversation that we smokers would have every few months. Every time they pushed us to a new and more remote shame-hole in the building and eventually outside alt...

Philip K. Dick Explains European Sci-Fi

OMNI Staff
in Culture

In a rare interview, Philip K. Dick gives us a glimpse into differing perceptions of science fiction in Europe and America. A self analysis of his personal experience battling for legitimacy as a writ...

How Dinosaurs Had Sex

Claire Evans
in Humor

I remember the moment I realized, as an adult, that I didn't know how birds had sex. I was gazing out the window of the library, considering a couple of sparrows on a telephone wire outside. They were...

Medicinal Mushroom Magic

OMNI Staff
in Science

Medicinal mushrooms produce medically important natural metabolites or can be induced to do so with biotechnology. There is a range of medical compounds that include antibiotics, cholesterol inhibitor...

Science Fiction Author Frederik Pohl

Claire Evans
in Culture

Pohl’s early career unfolded over the background of the Great Depression and the Second World War, a climate of unimaginable fear and uncertainty. This was the so-called "Golden Age" of science fictio...

I Surgically Implanted Earbuds Under My Skin

Claire Evans
in Culture

The human body doesn't do upgrades. Take poor care of your machinery, and there's no reboot, no system overhaul, no virus software that can come to your aid. In terms of the basic sensory apparatus an...

The Art of Illusion

OMNI Staff
in Entertainment

The magician tries to fool us by distorting the truth, and the scientist seeks to educate us by discovering the truth. There is one place, however, where the two come together and are compatible, and ...

Weird Scientology Facts

Matthew Wilder
in Culture

Leah Remini once believed in it. Tom Cruise still believes in it. The "it" would be the mysterious and sometimes devious Church of Scientology. Unless you are on the inside, the beliefs system of Scie...

Claire Evans on Sci-Fi, Aliens & Music

OMNI Staff
in Entertainment

In light of all of this cross-pollination, musical/science fiction I thought that I would talk to you about the relationship between science fiction, music – music and the future. When the alien ships...

Fictional Sci-Fi Movie Drugs

OMNI Staff
in Entertainment

With names like Nuke, NZT, and Bacta, it isn't always easy to tell the difference between a sci-fi movie drugs and something you might find on the List of Schedule I Drugs. Irrespective of the fictiti...