Minecraft is a dream game for fantasy lovers. Not only is it a fully immersive, open-ended fantasy tale, but it's a platform for speculative fiction communities. Here's how to get into Minecraft and start worldbuilding.
It isn't easy to get your bearings in the world of Lost. That's where cartography comes in. Here's a sampling of the best maps of Lost's island, both from the show and from fans.
Humanity is eventually going to go to the moon again, and we're bringing nuclear technology with us! NASA has long been working on the problem of electricity on the moon, and the newest possible solution is a portable nuclear reactor.
Sometimes, the strange foods in speculative fiction can make your mouth water. These delicious, fantastical items seem so good, you wish you could take a bite. Here are some of our most-wanted fictional snacks.
Whatever happened is fixed - or we rule our fates? Over 5 years, Lost has developed its philosophy of time-travel, influenced by works that came before. Here are 6 time-travel stories that are part of Lost's time travel pedigree.
In James Cameron's Avatar, we're introduced to an alien race that we immediately take to: the almost-human Na'vi. But sympathizing with slightly-different people is easy. Here are few examples of sci-fi giving us truly "alien" aliens.
In science fiction cinema and TV, creators need to draw audiences into their world seamlessly. One way to do this is the tracking shot, an immersive one-take journey through a scene. Here are 8 of the best.
We all know carbon emissions are making our planet warmer. But the increase in carbon brings with it other surprising problems. More carbon apparently means low sounds travel farther underwater, making the ocean a noisier place to live and work.
While it may look like some sort of metallic snowstorm, this is actually an assortment of tiny photovoltaic cells, each less than a millimeter across. And these minuscule cells could be the versatile, flexible future of solar power.
While we humans are sprucing up our homes for the holidays, one type of spider is adding decorative flourishes to its web to lure prey more effectively. Does that mean insects are affected by artistic sensibilities?
Imagine a place filled with giant robot pizza boys, cardboard time machines, hideously mutated crime-fighting mole rats, and apocalyptic destruction. That place is the Perry Bible Fellowship, and now you can visit it with The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack.
Beloved geek television creator Joss Whedon is well known for his propensity for long romantic arcs in his television stories. But Whedon seems to favor a very specific kind of romantic relationship: the complicated, often destructive one.
In this image, snapped by a tourist in the Svalbard region of Norway, a polar bear cub hitches a ride on its mother's back. Biologists say that this behavior is rarely seen but might be more common than previously thought.
In competitive swimming, athletes will slim down and shave themselves to get a speed boost. Scientists have discovered sperm do the same thing, using a molecule that forces the cell to super-compact itself for a swimming advantage.
Just weeks after discovering a frog with fangs in Papua New Guinea, the World Wildlife Federation is reporting another 163 new species in southeast Asia, including another frog with fangs. This new frog, discovered in Thailand, apparently feeds on birds.
Earlier today, a giant dust storm swept over all of eastern Australia, the worst the area has seen in 70 years. The storm also brought hail and strong winds. And it's a menacing cloud even when seen from space.
Using NASA-designed software, Unimodal Systems has designed a solution to some of the major hassles in commuting. Their sky pods can take individuals or small groups straight to their destinations, with no stops and no other creepy passengers.