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Interstellar my be visually stunning, but it does have a scientific fatal flaw
Make Me Laugh. Can anyone make Mr. Spock crack even a tiny smile?
Black Holes are probably here to stay, says our resident investigator of quasars
Has science disappeared from science fiction?
"To dream, the impossible dream, to reach the unreachable star..."
I think it's a bit unlikely aliens would be that interested in Earth-based religions, but you never know. They're like, aliens, you know?
Why no Mars TV? (Let's hope we don't have to wait for the reality show...)
Is FTL 'science'? YES. It is.
Whether or not the sun is hollow, there is mounting evidence that some heads certainly are!
Beam Me Up Scotty has become a catch phrase - but is it possible?
We often talk about the SF that inspires science. Today, a look at the equation from the other side.
Is science killing science fiction? Is science fiction distorting the public's perception of science? Is it possible to write an entertaining SF story AND get the science right? (Or, now we know what it takes to get an astronaut to loose his cool: Dying in space - part of the job. Conspiracy nuts calling you a coward? There ya go!)
Back in the 1990s I remember reading several articles, concerning different projects, describing how the Hubble Space Telescope had just "discovered a black hole...
No other state has a shared love of zombie movies and guns like Wyoming. While New Yorkers are having their brains eaten in cafes and elevators, the fine people of Wyoming will be sitting on the front porch with a shotgun enjoying a prolonged zombie hunting season.
A little history on the discovery of exoplanets from an astronomer who was there at the beginning.
Believe it or not, a fatwa has been issued barring Muslims from participating in the Mars One program. Mike gives us the details.
Astrology is not scientific, even if nearly half of America thinks it might be.
A long running astronomy workshop for writers (presented by astronomers who are writers) has opened its doors to applications for a new session. Sign up now!
Mike Brotherton - 'hard' scientist, recommends a few fantasy novels that might appeal to readers of 'hard' science fiction.
New app technologies are expanding the range of human senses, Mike Brotherton wants to expand his.
Mike Brotherton explains that even when you love science fiction with a passion above everything else, it's OK not to like ALL of it...really.
NASA put men on the moon. No one else has even come close. NASA needs to be supported.
In some ways, we're already preparing ourselves for living in the future.
I love superheroes. I love science. I love movies. I love putting together things I love.
How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Dr. Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch?
Gone but most certainly not forgotten. Ten great SF writers.
I've seen our knowledge of exoplanets go from nothing to thousands in less than two decades. I'm optimistic that within the next two we'll know if there is life out there.
I saw the visually stunning movie Gravity last week and overall enjoyed it very much.
The Mars Curiosity rover, with a finite lifetime, is sleeping on the job. I wonder if it dreams. Apparently we've stopped.
Kevin R. Grazier is a planetary scientist and friend of mine who has regularly landed gigs as a science consultant on a number of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows. Including GRAVITY.