10 Tyrants Who Are a Better Choice Than the Rebels

We never get tired of reading stories about pure-hearted underdogs rebelling against a vast, evil empire. Except when we start to suspect that the rebels are just too dumb and incompetent to let them be in charge. Here are 10 evil tyrants who are actually better rulers than the rebels trying to replace them would be. »7/30/13 1:08pm7/30/13 1:08pm

For the weekend: Isaac Asimov's Visions of the Future is available free online in its entirety

Two years before his death, legendary science and science fiction writer Isaac Asimov kicked off a TV pilot dedicated to exploring the faint and ever-shifting boundary separating science from science fiction. By highlighting advances in science and technology, Asimov sought to prepare viewers for the world of… »1/18/13 9:30am1/18/13 9:30am