Keeping in Touch with Our Space Explorers

The Deep Space Network is a collection of antennas distributed around the world that allow us to keep in touch with our herd of extraterrestrial explorers. The complexes contain a mixture of 26-meter, 34-meter, and 70-meter antennas, all serving different functions. » 4/14/14 5:03pm Monday 5:03pm

Original Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Cast Reunites For One Show

There have been many versions of Douglas Adams' classic comic space opera, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — but the original cast of the radio show, many of whom crossed over to the TV version, have a special place in our hearts. And now, they're back together again, and you can hear for yourself. » 3/30/14 5:00pm 3/30/14 5:00pm

A guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Whenever a film adaptation comes out, the same klaxons blare: the movie ruined the book! That's a load of fetid dingo's kidneys. Case in point, Douglas Adams wrote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for just about every available media - radio, books, stage, TV, video games and film. » 3/09/14 3:01pm 3/09/14 3:01pm

We need more animations of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

There's plenty of attempts at providing fan animations for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's more famous scenes, but Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish, there aren't enough scenes from later episodes! » 12/06/13 12:26pm 12/06/13 12:26pm

Everybody Freak Out: Strange and Uncanny Outbreaks of Shared Insanity

Sometimes, it's easy to feel like you're losing your grip on reality — especially when everybody else around you is losing theirs, as well. History is full of weird incidents of mass hysteria, where insanity from person to person, or took over a whole community at once. Here are the most uncanny incidents of shared… » 6/21/13 3:05pm 6/21/13 3:05pm

The original War Of The Worlds radio broadcast is still intensely scary

On Sunday, Oct. 30th in 1938 Orson Welles broadcast a dramatization of War of The Worlds from his New York Studio. And the exceptionally realistic retelling of H.G. Wells' classic alien invasion story caused a whole nation to panic. It's strange to listen to now, especially after various false reports generated a lot… » 10/31/12 2:01pm 10/31/12 2:01pm

In 1987, a young fantasy fan ran away from home to live with author…

Many of us feel like we know our favorite authors through their novels and from the various details of their lives they choose to share. In 1987, a 15-year-old boy named Andy felt that he knew science fiction and fantasy author Piers Anthony so well that he wanted to live with him. So, he packed up his bag, hopped a… » 8/05/12 9:30am 8/05/12 9:30am

Americans suffering from possibly-imaginary sensitivity to Wi-Fi run…

It's safe to say that most of us have come to accept, if not embrace, the abundance of wireless technology in our everyday lives. Not so for certain Americans who believe they suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, or EHS. According to the BBC, five percent of Americans think that exposure to electromagnetic… » 9/18/11 8:50am 9/18/11 8:50am