Why The Maze Runner Celebrates Friendship Instead Of Romance

There's been a spate of high-profile science fiction romances recently. But in The Maze Runner, it's friendships that are at the story's center. Author James Dashner explains to us why — and just why he thought it was important (and realistic) to focus on friendship instead of romantic love. Spoilers ahead! » 8/26/14 4:20pm 8/26/14 4:20pm

The REAL Reason Why Superhero Romances Are Always Doomed

Everybody knows that superheroes can't have successful love lives. If a costumed hero does get married to his or her long-term love interest, then the multiverse winds up breaking (or Satan intervenes) to thwart it. Is this because happy relationships are boring? Or is there a more insidious reason? » 8/13/14 4:29pm 8/13/14 4:29pm

Alien Sexuality Should Be More Diverse Than Human Sexuality, Not Less

In response to a Star Trek writer's excellent rebuttal to a homophobic reader, we've had a lot of discussions in the last 24 hours about diversity in science fiction, how Star Trek should show a wider ranger of sexualities onscreen, and why alien sexuality and reproduction shouldn't necessarily resemble that of humans. » 8/12/14 4:20pm 8/12/14 4:20pm

Should Environmentalist Politicians Focus Less On Climate Change?

Today we debunked the claim that scientists in 1970s commonly believed that the Earth was headed for another ice age and had a number of discussions about global warming and environmentalism—including whether politicians should talk about climate change less and other advantages of sustainable policies more. » 8/08/14 4:20pm 8/08/14 4:20pm