What Skills Did You Learn That Will Be Obsolete By The Next 50 Years?

There's a constant stream of new skills to learn as new technologies become common. But there are also skills that, while once considered absolutely foundational, become more curiosities than necessities. Today, we want you to look ahead and tell us what skills you had to learn that will be obsolete by the next few… » 2/24/15 7:10am 2/24/15 7:10am

10 Holiday Travel Tips From A Man From The Future With A Teleporter

Holiday traveling couldn't be easier, thanks to the fact that I'm from the future and have access to insanely advanced matter-teleportation technology. And even though all of you reading this are disgusting, backwards simpletons, I'm delighted to give you my Top 10 Turkey-Day Teleporter Travel Tips! Hang on! » 11/27/14 1:00pm 11/27/14 1:00pm

Why Science Fiction Likes To Look 50 Years Into The Future

Our favorite stories can come in from any time period, from our own to the long, long ago to the not-so-distant future all the way to the very far future. So what makes 50 years or so such a popular benchmark for us to look towards? » 11/06/14 4:20pm 11/06/14 4:20pm

What Will Future Generations Most Wish We'd Done Differently?

Maybe it will be something that they wish we had done— like worked a little harder on getting that Martian hotel up and running. Or maybe it will be something they wish he hadn't done — like maybe throw a little fewer tiny bits of plastic into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. » 10/23/14 7:00am 10/23/14 7:00am

A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travelers

Time travel is possible—or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work. Which raises the question: Why haven't we met any visitors from another time? » 10/09/14 3:03pm 10/09/14 3:03pm

What Memories Of Yours Should Be Recorded For Historical Purposes?

Written histories tend to focus on a few large stories, but those stories are actually made up of hundreds of smaller stories that come from the people who witnessed or were part of events as they happened. So what stories and memories do you have that should be preserved as part of the historical record? » 9/29/14 7:00am 9/29/14 7:00am

What Technology Needs To Be Invented Right Now?

We live in a world with some amazing technologies. Still, sometimes it's the tech we don't have yet that is the most intriguing. Today we want to know about the future inventions you're most excited to check out. » 9/17/14 7:20am 9/17/14 7:20am

Why Is It So Hard To Predict The Technology Of The Future?

Attempting to predict the future is always a roll of the dice — even if we manage to correctly foretell where the winds will shift us, it is impossible to know what unexpected events will detour us on the way there. But what makes the technology of the future so particularly difficult to imagine? » 9/11/14 4:20pm 9/11/14 4:20pm

What Time (Other Than Now) Would You Most Want To Live In?

Quick! You have a time machine with just enough juice for one more trip, so when do you set it for? Pick a date and stick by it, 'cause this ticket only takes you one-way. » 9/02/14 7:20am 9/02/14 7:20am

What Piece Of Technology Most Changed Your Day-To-Day Life?

There's new tech that you use for a few months and then forget about, and then there's the stuff that quickly becomes a go-to tool. Today, we want to know about the technological innovation created within your life time that most changed your daily life. » 8/06/14 7:20am 8/06/14 7:20am

Our First Ever Look At The Surface Of The Moon

Fifty years ago exactly today, we got our first up close shot of the surface of the Moon as Ranger 7 beamed back this shot to show us what it could see. » 7/31/14 1:00pm 7/31/14 1:00pm

Which Of Today's Technologies Will Most Mystify Future Generations?

When new technologies come out they can be awe-inspiring, and then a few generations go by and yesterday's shiny new toy is today's stunning inconvenience. Today we want to know about the technologies that will most make future generations go: "Really?" » 7/30/14 7:20am 7/30/14 7:20am

Designing a Deca-millennium Warning System

Symbols change meaning over time, so how do you set up a warning system to warn people off of living near nuclear waste repositories for 10,000 years or more? » 6/22/14 8:00am 6/22/14 8:00am

Here's ​​Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Major Conflict at Sea

Is America's next war going to be in the Pacific? This new map suggests it will — and highlights the locations where it's most likely to break out. » 6/10/14 12:14pm 6/10/14 12:14pm

What Most Freaks Out Scholars Who Study The Future Of Humanity?

It's only Tuesday, but already this week's news is apocalyptic: the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is unstoppable, the UN is debating whether to ban killer robots and the U.S. and Russia are going 1980s-retro with nuclear war games. What should worry us the most? Here's what two experts think. » 5/13/14 6:30am 5/13/14 6:30am

What Invention Has Made The Biggest Difference To You Personally?

There are innovations that are aimed at the changing the world (smartphones! the internet!) and then there are those with a much smaller focus group: you. Today, we want to know about the technological invention that has been most helpful to you personally. » 3/24/14 7:40am 3/24/14 7:40am

What artifacts of today would you put into a future museum?

Today's junk could be tomorrow's artifact. We want to know what things from today you would choose to be preserved in a museum in the future. » 3/11/14 7:20am 3/11/14 7:20am

Which Star Trek has the better vision of the future?

It's a battle between the original Star Trek and its movie re-boot to decide which vision of the future will triumph! Two Star Treks enter, one leaves. » 1/29/14 4:20pm 1/29/14 4:20pm