X-Rated Films That Are Actually Legit Science Fiction And Fantasy [NSFW]

Since the dawn of porn, X-rated movies have tackled science fiction and fantasy themes. We've listed hundreds of science-fictional porn movies in the past. But most of the time, when porn goes scifi, it ventures into "spoof" territory. But not always. Here are some X-rated films that have actual merit as science… » 2/19/15 1:57pm 2/19/15 1:57pm

The Visual Artists Who Shaped The Work Of J.G. Ballard

Everybody acknowledges the huge influence that writer J.G. Ballard continues to have on science fiction and our visions of the future — but we don't pay enough attention to one of Ballard's own main influences. Over in The Arts Desk, there's a great look at the visual artists who influenced Ballard. » 12/01/14 10:42am 12/01/14 10:42am

Police composite software makes realistic portraits of literary…

We all use the physical descriptions of literary characters to form an image of how that character might look, but what if you translated these portraits using police software? In his portrait series The Composites, Brian Joseph Davis uses law enforcement composite software to see determine how these characters… » 3/18/12 1:00pm 3/18/12 1:00pm

A Russian cargo shipment to the International Space Station has crashed

An uncrewed Russian cargo shipment to the International Space Station crashed into Siberia just minutes after blastoff this morning. The Russian space agency is reporting that the Progress M-12M cargo ship (pictured above) failed to detach from its launch vehicle at the correct stage of the launch, and was… » 8/24/11 12:30pm 8/24/11 12:30pm

20 heroic librarians who save the world

If information is power, then there's no hero mightier than a librarian. Librarians are superheroes, adventurers, explorers and invaluable guides to other heroes. Here are 20 amazing librarians who save the world every day! » 10/22/10 4:23pm 10/22/10 4:23pm

Earth Battles The Moon, Who Wins?

NASA is readying two spacecraft to slam into the Moon's South Pole in an effort to find hidden polar ice a year from now, which gives Hollywood plenty of time to prep the movie and release it when all of this Moon-violence is at a fever pitch. After the spacecraft crash dead-on into the moon, another standby ship will… » 2/28/08 1:37pm 2/28/08 1:37pm

Watch Out for Spy Satellite Debris Raining from the Sky

A bus-sized spy satellite, made by and for the U.S., has lost power and will crash down on Earth as early as February. Apparently, nobody knows if the satellite has been dead for a year or just a few days. (Great going, intelligence geeks.) The best part? According to AP, the only comment the National Security Council… » 1/28/08 11:40am 1/28/08 11:40am