Nootropics and the Human Lab Rats of Reddit

Eric Matzner tells me he takes 30 to 40 pills a day. He is 27 and perfectly healthy. Thanks to the pills, he says he hasn't had a cold in years. More importantly, the regimen is supposed to optimize the hell out of his brain, smoothing right over the ravages of aging, sleep deprivation, and hangovers. » 3/24/15 11:30am Tuesday 11:30am

The Enterprise Crew Flail About Like Morons In "Star Trek Stabilized"

It's the Star Trek TV shows' simplest, but most effective effect — have the actors throw their bodies in one direction while shaking the camera. Redditors took the time to stabilize these shots — i.e., show what they would look like if the cameras were actually still — and the results are ridiculous. » 6/02/14 6:22am 6/02/14 6:22am

Lawrence Krauss answers questions on life, the Universe and everything

Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss – author of The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing, and producer of The Unbelievers – participated in one of reddit's Ask Me Anything chats last night. He fielded a slew of fantastic question in the process, offering his thoughts on what it's like to travel with… » 5/14/13 6:40am 5/14/13 6:40am

Flesh out your fictional characters by having Redditors interview them

Need a little help adding depth to your fictional characters and the world they inhabit? Reddit's new IAmAFiction subreddit offers writers an intriguing way to explore new angles of their stories. These work much like reddit's ever-popular "Ask Me Anything" Q&As—except that in this case, the fictional characters are… » 3/09/13 11:30am 3/09/13 11:30am

That time travel movie that started on Reddit is really getting made!

Rome Sweet Rome, the story about a gaggle of U.S. Marines who find themselves transported back in time and pitted against the might of Rome, started out as a question on Reddit: "Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry… » 1/15/13 5:19pm 1/15/13 5:19pm

Watch the zombie apocalypse unfold in screengrabs from the Internet

If you woke up tomorrow and the zombie apocalypse had begun, what would you see when you checked your computer? What about the next day, and the week after that? What would the news from CNN, Al-Jazeera, and the Wall Street Journal look like? What would the most popular downloads on the Pirate Bay be? And how long… » 1/14/12 11:00am 1/14/12 11:00am