The fastest way to send humans to Mars is to not worry about bringing…

All current plans to send human explorers to Mars suggest the first mission is 25 years away. But a one-way journey could actually be possible very soon, and it might be just what we need to kick-start human space exploration. » 11/15/10 12:30pm 11/15/10 12:30pm

Terrorism + extraterrestrial colonization = next big Warner Bros.…

Excited by the success of the "big idea" movie Inception, Warner Bros. has given the green light to Expulsion, a spec script from bestselling novelist Gregg Hurwitz. An act of terror destroys the Earth, leaving a handful of human survivors to escape to a planet beyond our solar system. (And how a ruined Earth furnishes… » 9/23/10 5:00pm 9/23/10 5:00pm

Aldrin Says First Manned Mission to Mars Should be a One Way Trip

Buzz Aldrin has stepped from his pedestal once again to talk about the space program. No longer content to bash science fiction for destroying interest in real space exploration, Aldrin has turned his attention to a crewed mission to Mars, saying that if we do send humans to the Red Planet, we shouldn’t bother bringing … » 10/24/08 8:40am 10/24/08 8:40am

How the Military Conquered the Natives of Subterranean Earth

It's another installment of Entropist, a scifi culture column by futurist design maven Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDG BLOG. You stumble on a cave in the mountains of Slovenia. Rumor has it this place inspired Dante's descriptions of Hell in his Divine Comedy. Called the Postojna Jama, it's a real cave. Let's say, then,… » 2/01/08 9:00am 2/01/08 9:00am