Magazines have finally killed blogs -- but in a way you never expected

When Google recently announced it was killing the RSS reader known simply as Reader, a small corner of the internet went apeshit. The rest of the internet asked, "What the hell is RSS?" The answer to that question reveals a lot about why blogs are doomed to be upstaged by the magazines they tried to replace. Still,… » 3/28/13 4:40pm 3/28/13 4:40pm

Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

It's one of those ideas that's so radical, it might just work: women fighters wearing actual armor. You know, that covers their vital organs and protects them against damage. A new tumblr blog celebrates "Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor." The armor may be reasonable, but the pictures are awesome. » 8/26/11 6:30am 8/26/11 6:30am

Finally A Comment Thread That Gets Down And Dirty With Higher Math

An erudite, intense discussion is taking place in the comments, over at the Computational Complexity blog. At issue: Is complexity theory (a discipline which studies "the power and limitations of efficient computation") a form of math, or physics? You can use it to describe physical processes, but does that make it a… » 5/10/10 9:30am 5/10/10 9:30am

Future Historians Explain the Success of the Obama Administration

Now that Barack Obama has been elected president, reports are pouring in from the future to let us know what to expect from the next four to eight years. While some of these posts from the future depict Obama’s America as a big government, anti-Christian nightmare » 11/06/08 12:00pm 11/06/08 12:00pm, others assure us that the new administration will…

Survivalist Blogger Prepares You for the Coming Apocalypse

Armageddon comes in many forms, from nuclear disaster to social and economic collapse, and a savvy survivalist must be ready for it all. Enter blogger Jim Rawles, who offers tips and tools to get you through any brand of disaster.Rawles, a former US Army Intelligence officer, believes that most first worlders’… » 10/31/08 2:21pm 10/31/08 2:21pm

Lady Frankenstein As You've Always Wanted to See Her [NSFW]

Pierre Fournier has a terrifically weird blog devoted to one of the earliest science fiction tales ever written. It's called Frankensteinia, and it's not only educational but kind of pervvy. Fournier writes that his blog has been "singled out by Intute » 8/06/08 10:57am 8/06/08 10:57am, a consortium of UK universities, as a valuable resource for…

SciFi Channel Tells You How to Save the World, with Help from Their Friends

Expect to see some seriously interesting writing over at SciFi Channel's new blog How You Can Save the World, which the channel's president Dave Howe says will be "championing an optimistic outlook of the future." It's delightful to see smart futurists like Jamais Cascio and Esther Dyson blogging alongside heavy… » 8/05/08 3:53pm 8/05/08 3:53pm

Get Your Daily Dose of Scifi Authors at Tor.com

Tor Books, one of the biggest and most venerable publishers of excellent science fiction writing, has just launched a new blog that promises to bring the crunchy goodness of a Tor book to your RSS reader every day. With contributors like scifi authors Charles Stross and John Scalzi, as well as scifi art maven Irene… » 7/21/08 11:00am 7/21/08 11:00am