Why Freud Still Matters, When He Was Wrong About Almost Everything

He’s been dead for nearly 70 years, but Sigmund Freud’s provocative theories are still a huge part of psychology, neuroscience, and culture — this despite the fact that many of his ideas were mindboggingly, catastrophically wrong. Here’s why Freud just won’t go away. » 8/07/13 11:02am 8/07/13 11:02am

The latent erotic tension in the film Predator

Predator is probably the most unflinchingly macho film in existence, but does the blockbuster's chain guns and shoulder cannons and cigar smoking hide a much more nuanced tale of sexual awakening? Here's a cheeky psychoanalysis of everyone's favorite Yautja thriller. » 4/11/11 2:15pm 4/11/11 2:15pm

Fictional Science 101: Important scientific ideas that inform science…

Though science fiction often mangles scientific truths, it is nevertheless a genre that is highly influenced by the latest trends in scientific thought and research. Here are some of the scientific (and semi-scientific) ideas that have influenced SF the most. » 8/25/10 11:32am 8/25/10 11:32am