Woody Allen Sci-Fi Intellectual

Will Stape
in Entertainment

“I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.” - Woody Allen This dystopian flavored quote seems more in sync with Agent Fox Mulder of The X-Files or even wh...

Scariest Movies Set in Space

Lindsie Polhemus
in Entertainment

Grab your blanket, a partner, and some popcorn and settle in for some horror in the silence of space. These titles range to include the absurd to the all too possible. From classics like 2001: A Space...

Sleep

Joachim Heijndermans
in Fiction

Her breathing was soft. It touched my face with a gentle rhythm. I opened my eyes. Her head was resting on my shoulder, with her hair curling in every possible direction. Strands dancing into my face,...

Balancing Fears of Artificial Intelligence with Sci-Fi

Will Stape
in Entertainment

“Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition o...

The Junk Food Has It

Joseph Somers
in Fiction

Yellow. The out-of-order tape emblazoned over the vending Machine’s cash intake was yellow. Written on the golden surface were the words “Out of Order,” which taken as literal meant, “Stop. No snacks ...

When Saucers First Flew

Jack Womack
in Culture

Ray Palmer was the father of a sizable, and still-growing, chuck of Western pop culture. One of the first generation of science fiction editors (Amazing Stories), he discovered and first published wri...

Classic 1940s Sci-Fi Movies

Lindsie Polhemus
in Entertainment

When people think of sci-fi movies, they rarely think of the best 1940s sci-fi movies. They usually think of franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek, the Stargate TV series, and the many original flic...

Lucid Dreaming Is the Best Way to Probe the Unconscious Mind

Brian Stanton
in Science

I used to think I would stumble upon my lifelong interest through serendipity someday. I was waiting for the elusive AHA moment, and never thought to solicit my brain for the information. But now that...

New Words Were Needed

M. Thomas Gammarino
in Culture

I spent the past semester teaching two separate courses— one on science fiction, the other on modernism— to some very bright high school students. Having expected to suffer some intellectual whiplash ...

Famous Female Astronauts

George Gott
in Culture

When many of us think of space travel and astronauts, we go to towering figures like Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin; but what many people fail to realize is the importance of women in space. Women have...

How Technology Makes Us Vulnerable

Benjamin Wareing
in Culture

There are a whole bunch of modern conspiracy theories; some, more prominent than others—such as government spy programs and social media mind control. Whilst there isn’t really any definite proof, or ...