Set in the near future, Ghost Fleet dares to imagine what the next global war might actually look like. We talked to P.W. Singer to learn how he and his co-author August Cole managed to produce a futuristic techno-thriller that’s as plausible as it is entertaining. We were also given an exclusive excerpt from the… »
If you could hack into an evil corporation’s bank account and shuffle its wealth to the 99%, would you? That’s the Anonymous-era quandary a young, brilliant hacker grapples with in the new USA drama, Mr. Robot, which premiers tonight at 10 p.m. I got a chance to hang out with the cast as they were filming in New York. »
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar broke new ground in its scientifically accurate portrayal of black holes and wormholes. A scientific journal is now urging educators to feature the film in their classes when teaching such topics as general relativity.
To fans of Game of Thrones, Greyscale and its disruptive terror might be a reminder of the Black Death or those mysterious poxes and fluxes that chroniclers wrote about in the era before modern medicine. But Greyscale’s allure for contemporary audiences can actually be traced back to a biblical mistranslation of… »
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have used a special algorithm to learn which characters in Game of Thrones are the easiest to remember according to visual cues alone.
In this NSFW Comedy Central video, Bill Nye — with the help of some familiar faces — explains how the Universe is a force that sends “cosmic guidance” to white women their 20s. »
UK-based electronic musician Tom Jenkinson — a.k.a. Squarepusher — has released a highly entertaining, and at times bizarre, fully immersive virtual reality video for “Stor Eiglass,” the latest single from his new album, Damogen Furies. »
Through a series of bizarre occurrences, you have found yourself in charge of All Entertainment for the next five minutes. You have just enough time to issue one decree — to get a show made, to recast a role, to put someone new in charge, etc. Basically, you have one entertainment-themed wish. What is it? »
Whether you’re just getting into the world of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) because you want to take awesome video of your community, do some neighborhood mapping, or just fly something cool looking through the skies, you have tons of great options. This week we’re looking at some of the best, based on your… »
In addition to being incredibly entertaining and provocative, the popular Orphan Black series is absolutely teeming with science. From human clones and genetic engineering through to DNA barcodes and genetic patents, here's what you need to know about the science behind the show. »
In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's death, a number of Canadians have taken to the practice of converting the portrait of Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier on the Canadian $5 bill into the iconic image of Mr. Spock. According to the Bank of Canada, defacing bills is not illegal — but it's not without consequences. »
Whether it be rock or rap, metal or country, no genre of music has been left untouched by the influence of science fiction. Here are the 100 greatest songs about science fiction. »
Acclaimed Japanese director Oriza Hirata is releasing a stage production of Kafka's surrealist classic The Metamorphosis. But in this production, our tortured protagonist does not wake to find himself transformed into a bug. Instead, he's an android. And remarkably, an actual robot gets to star in the show. »
Pink Floyd has a new album coming out next month called The Endless River, and it's set to feature a Stephen Hawking vocal sample on the track, "Talkin' Hawkin'." »
The official international trailer for the upcoming Stephen Hawking biopic is now out. Called The Theory Of Everything, the film will chronicle the famed physicist's life, from his days as a budding university student to his work as a world-leading physicist. »
If you're going to do a Game of Thrones inspired ballet, you could set it to traditional classical music. Or, you could do the right thing and perform it to music it deserves: savage, crushing heavy metal. Meet the Brutal Ballet company. »