There are a lot of critics of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission

NASA has been working on a mission to redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon, where astronauts will travel and return with samples. The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) is touted as part of the path to landing people on Mars. But there are a lot of critics of the mission. » 8/07/14 2:15pm 8/07/14 2:15pm

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar has been released [Updated]

I've embedded the trailer, but you can watch the full 21 minute prelude to the feature length film about the first major Federation/Klingon war, staring Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, Michael Hogan, Richard Hatch, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, Alec Peters & *Update* Garrett Wang on Kickstarter. If you like Star Trek you should » 7/31/14 3:37am 7/31/14 3:37am

What can we learn from the Liverpool Cholera Riots ?

The reaction of rural communities afflicted by this latest Ebola outbreak has shocked the world, characterised by the spread of conspiracy theories and misinformation leading to attacks on emergency response teams. But for those who know a little about the history of disease outbreaks, these reactions are all too… » 7/24/14 11:19am 7/24/14 11:19am

Master Disney Animator Returns with Stunning Short

We all know Glen Keane. Even if you don't know his face, he breathed life into some of the most iconic animated characters of all time. During his tenure Disney; Keane was the character designer and animator behind Ariel, Tarzan, Beast and had his hand in over 20 Disney productions. » 6/27/14 1:03am 6/27/14 1:03am

Rejected Princesses: the Weirder Tales Disney will never do

We all know that Disney tends to soften those folk tales that they turn into movies, giving them happy endings, removing the less PG elements. However, there are some stories out there that are just a little too outrageous for even the House of Mouse, and there are quite of few of them that involve maidens. » 6/19/14 11:20am 6/19/14 11:20am

What can we learn from the Tree of Sex ?

What makes a creature male or a female? If you mentioned the X and the Y chromosomes, you are correct. I mean, you're correct if you ignore most forms of life on this planet. If you actually take the time to examine the lifestyles of different life forms, many of the basic assumptions about sex differences don't hold. » 6/05/14 4:26am 6/05/14 4:26am

How do we get to all autonomous cars?

Google's prototype car that was revealed earlier this week has no steering wheel but the models they will be testing later this year will still have manual controls. But as Erik Sofge points out, to receive the full benefits of driverless cars all cars on the road will need to be autonomous. » 5/30/14 1:32am 5/30/14 1:32am