The Ladies' Deposit: Created by Women for Ripping Off Women

Although the 2008 exposure of the financial misdeeds of Bernie Madoff allowed Ponzi scheme to enter the day to day vernacular, these schemes are not at all a new creation. Ponzi schemes pay off initial investors using money from new investors, relying on a constant cycle of recruitment in order to prevent the ruse… » 6/09/12 8:00am 6/09/12 8:00am

Karl Lagerfeld holds a fashion show in Superman's Fortress of Solitude

Want more proof that the fashion world is continuing to be rocked by science fiction and futuristic (or really, retro-futuristic) visions? Look no further than these pictures of Karl Lagerfeld's designs showcased at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week show. (At which apparently Katy Perry was in the front row.) » 3/07/12 11:51am 3/07/12 11:51am

Meet the Raelians: Inside the World's Strangest — and Nicest — UFO Sex…

The International Raelian Movement might be the world's most science-fictional religion — at the very least, they're up there with Scientology. Their founder claims he met the aliens who created the human race, and their main ritual involves sending your DNA to an alien planet. The group announced they cloned a human… » 11/21/11 12:00pm 11/21/11 12:00pm

How life is imitating science fiction in Egypt

Walter Jon Williams' Deep State, out next week, picks up the themes of viral marketing and social media from his previous novel This Is Not A Game. And a lot of the stuff that Williams wrote about is very similar to what's been happening in Egypt and Tunisia. Is Williams a prophet of the internet age, or just lucky?… » 2/03/11 2:21pm 2/03/11 2:21pm