Ask These Special Effects Artists How They Create Movie Monsters!

Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. from the new film Harbinger Down are here to answer all our questions about just what goes into creating the worlds and creatures that come alive onscreen. Plus, take a behind-the-scenes look at the effects they created for Tremors, Starship Troopers, and more! » 6/30/14 8:15am 6/30/14 8:15am

Comic Book Artist Neal Adams Is Here To Answer Your Questions!

Comic book artist Neal Adams is here to answer your questions! Ask him about his work on X-Men, the Green Lantern... and transforming Batman into the Dark Knight that we know today. » 6/25/14 10:33am 6/25/14 10:33am

Ask Dothraki's Creator About Inventing Languages For Game Of Thrones!

David Peterson is a linguist and the creator of the Dothraki language for Game of Thrones. He's here today to answer our questions about creating new languages, the role of learning languages in Game of Thrones, and how to make small talk in Dothraki. » 6/18/14 9:30am 6/18/14 9:30am

Could NASA Build A Holodeck? Ask NASA Ops Expert Jeff Norris!

How can videogame technologies be used to explore space? Jeff Norris, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, is here to answer our questions about space teleexploration, the best way to control a robotic arm in realtime, and just how close we are to our dream of a holodeck. » 6/06/14 10:49am 6/06/14 10:49am

Ask All Your Questions About Synthetic Biology!

What does it mean to design using living materials? Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Christina Agapakis will be here to answer your questions about synthetic biology and just what it might mean for the future. » 5/29/14 8:50am 5/29/14 8:50am

Ask Carolyn Porco Anything You Want About Planetary Exploration!

Carolyn Porco, the leader of the Imaging Experiment on NASA's Cassini mission, is here to answer your questions about exploring other planets, what we know about planetary rings, Saturn's moon Encleadus, and looking for life in our solar system. » 5/23/14 9:00am 5/23/14 9:00am

Ask An Entomologist Whatever You Want About Eating Bugs

Arnold van Huis is a tropical entomologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He's here today to answer our questions about edible insects and why you should probably consider eating a bug. » 5/21/14 8:30am 5/21/14 8:30am

Ask A Hydrologist Whatever You Want About The Droughts In The U.S.

Jerad Bales is an engineer and hydrologist, he's here today to answer our questions about the recent droughts in the U.S., water quality, and what we can expect for the future of water. » 4/30/14 9:20am 4/30/14 9:20am

Ask A Paleontologist All Your Questions About Dinosaurs!

Matthew Carrano, curator for the Dinosauria exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, is here to answer all our questions about dinosaurs! » 4/25/14 8:20am 4/25/14 8:20am

Ask A Sociologist About Polyamory, Marriage, And Families

Elisabeth Sheff is a sociologist and the author of The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families. She's here today to answer questions about the changing landscape of American marriages, relationships, and family systems. » 4/17/14 8:20am 4/17/14 8:20am

It's Tornado Season! Ask An Atmospheric Scientist All Your Questions

Harold Brooks is an atmospheric scientist specializing in tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. He's here today to answer our questions about tornadoes, climate change and extreme weather patterns, and the kick-off of twister season! » 4/09/14 9:30am 4/09/14 9:30am

Kory Stamper Is Here to Answer All Your Questions About Words

Kory Stamper is a lexicographer over at Merriam-Webster, publishers of dictionaries and thesauruses. She's here today to answer all our questions about how we use language, from 11 - noon (Pacific time). » 3/25/14 10:12am 3/25/14 10:12am

About That Giraffe and the Dying Zoo Worker: Your Questions, Answered

By now you've probably seen news articles showing a giraffe in a Dutch zoo sharing a tender moment with a terminally ill zoo worker. Do the claims that this giraffe was kissing its human friend goodbye hold up to scientific scrutiny? Let me break it down for you. » 3/23/14 8:34pm 3/23/14 8:34pm

Ask the director of Jodorowsky's Dune anything you want!

Frank Pavich, the director of documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, is here to answer your questions about the behind-the-scenes action of Dune, the film, and its art. Plus, take a look at a gallery of clips and art from the documentary! » 3/18/14 9:05am 3/18/14 9:05am

Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland is here to answer your questions!

Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, is here to answer your questions! Ask him whatever you want about the show, scifi animation, and being the voice of both Rick and Morty. » 3/14/14 10:10am 3/14/14 10:10am

Brian Greene is here to answer your questions about string theory!

Renowned physicist Brian Greene is here to answer all your questions about theoretical physics, superstring theory, and his new online science education website, World Science U, launching today. » 3/11/14 9:00am 3/11/14 9:00am

Nebula-nominated author Linda Nagata is here to answer questions!

Linda Nagata is the author of near-future military thriller The Red: First Light, which was recently shortlisted for a Nebula Award. It's the first self-published novel to ever be nominated. She's here today to answer your questions! » 3/05/14 9:10am 3/05/14 9:10am

Ask a paleontologist about the mystery behind this whale graveyard!

Over 5 million years ago, a mass stranding of whales created what is now a whale graveyard in modern day Chile. Just why those whales died was a mystery — until now. Nick Pyenson, the paleontologist who led the team that cracked the case, is here to answer your questions! » 2/27/14 10:30am 2/27/14 10:30am

Ask a volcanologist anything you want to know about volcanoes!

Volcanoes! Whether we're talking about Pompeii, why some volcanoes in Indonesia are erupting with blue lava, or the mechanics of supervolcanoes, they're totally fascinating. Today, we have a volcanologist in to answer your questions about volcanoes, eruptions, and their aftereffects. » 2/24/14 9:10am 2/24/14 9:10am

How does Big Data help us understand the vastness of space? Ask us now!

Members of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab's Data Science community — including Rob Witoff, Tomas Soderstrom, and Andrew Hart — are here to answer our questions about using data, visualization, modeling, and just what we might be able to do with it all in space. » 2/11/14 9:20am 2/11/14 9:20am