I am a Mad Scientist: Using Real Science to Help Write Science Fiction

I am an actual, real-life "mad scientist." Don't believe me? In the past five years, my scientific expertise has helped create a horde of engineered monsters rampaging their way across a secret island research base, an evolutionary off-shoot of humanity that feeds on the weak of San Francisco, and a… » 1/21/14 11:49am 1/21/14 11:49am

How Mitochondrial Eve connected all humanity and rewrote human evolution

This month marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the discovery of Mitochondrial Eve, the common ancestor of every human alive today. Here's everything you need to know about why the mother of humanity is so important. » 1/24/12 3:07pm 1/24/12 3:07pm

Why humans are all much more related than you think

All humans can trace their family tree back to a surprisingly small group of common ancestors. Every person on Earth's most recent common ancestor might have died less than 2000 years ago. » 4/13/11 9:24am 4/13/11 9:24am

Scott Sigler's book trailer goes for the Full Horror

Book trailers are always a bit like low-budget short films, but this trailer for Scott Sigler's bio-horror film Ancestor relishes its exploitation movie cred. It's flesh-rippingly awesome, and more than enough to get you primed for mad-science nastiness. » 6/07/10 5:30pm 6/07/10 5:30pm