The Experts Who Put Actual Science into Hollywood Science Fiction

Chances are, if you've seen a science fiction movie recently and been stunned to hear actual science mentioned, you have a scientific advisor to thank. A small cadre of science experts have started lending their expertise to movies like Thor, 2012, Tron Legacy and the upcoming Doctor Strange. Here's their story, via… » 1/25/12 7:00am 1/25/12 7:00am

The Large Hadron Collider In SF Novels: Vatican Destroyer and Battery…


It may have taken longer than anyone expected to get the Large Hadron Collider cranked up and pummeling the secrets of creation (no doubt due to sabotage from the future) but the LHC has ruled science fiction books for years. » 3/31/10 2:30pm 3/31/10 2:30pm

CERN Is The Front Line In Science Fiction's War Against Science

CERN, home of the notorious Large Hadron Collider, threatened destruction (via anti-matter) in the recent movie Angels And Demons and (via ghosts) in a recent Torchwood radio play. But CERN is just one example of how science fiction demonizes science. » 7/14/09 12:00pm 7/14/09 12:00pm

Tom Hanks Explains His Antimatter Issues With Star Trek

Our lovable everyman, Tom Hanks, stopped by the Daily Show to talk Angels and Demons and the big antimatter problem, which incidentally isn't a problem at all. So what's the deal with Trek then? » 5/13/09 11:20am 5/13/09 11:20am