Are scientific discoveries inspiring "Alien Fever" at the box office?

Hollywood has been pumping out a prodigious amount of movies about aliens in recent years, and the public has been eating them up. But just why is it that we can't get enough of extraterrestrial life? » 8/08/11 3:30pm 8/08/11 3:30pm

What is the most scientifically plausible superpower?

We all know that superheroes like Superman or Thor are completely impossible. But just for the sake of argument, are there any superpowers that could actually exist in the real world? We assembled a panel of experts to find out. » 6/13/11 4:23pm 6/13/11 4:23pm

Scientist To Hollywood: Stop Making Shit Up

Physicist Sidney Perkowitz has one simple request for scifi filmmakers: please break the laws of physics only once per movie. He insists this for Tinseltown's own good, as audiences' disbelief can be only be suspended so far. » 2/22/10 11:46am 2/22/10 11:46am