Meanwhile in the Future: A Second Moon for Earth

This week on Meanwhile in the Future, we ask what would happen if Earth had a second moon. How exactly that happens I won’t reveal — you’ll have to listen! But once it does, there are some really interesting things that we might notice on Earth, from tides and the night sky, to the potential destruction of Earth. » 5/19/15 1:03pm 5/19/15 1:03pm

What's The Political Situation Like in The Force Awakens?

Star Wars Celebration has revealed the names of two of the major factions in The Force Awakens: the Resistance, who seem to represent the next generation of the Rebel Alliance from the original trilogy, and the First Order, who appear to be the (non-Timothy Zahn) heir to the Empire. But are these the only political… » 4/18/15 11:14am 4/18/15 11:14am

This Week's craziest Star Wars theory has nothing to do with Episode VII

There's been a lot of wild speculation about Star Wars this week - Rumours for Episode VII have been flying around like Mynocks in a Giant Space Worm and got everyone talking (or in our case, Photoshopping!). But the weirdest Star Wars tidbit floating around this week has nothing to do with Episode VII at all... » 10/03/14 4:04pm 10/03/14 4:04pm

This Aquaman-related Batman v. Superman rumour sounds totally Insane

Now this is weird. We've known for ages that Jason Momoa will be playing Aquaman in Batman v. Superman (even that's something we're not sure on still) - but this new rumour circulating might tell us how he fits into the larger picture of DC's plans. And it's honestly pretty damn ludicrous. » 9/21/14 11:30am 9/21/14 11:30am

Raccoon laborers and plants designed for climate change: Charles…

While science fiction writers aren't necessarily out to predict the future, every now and then, author Charles Stross sits down and speculates on what the near or far future might hold. This week, Stross has peered into the middle distance, imagining what Earth might look like in 500. He sees a world very different… » 11/10/12 9:00am 11/10/12 9:00am

Will we eventually have to shed our Earth-centric view of history?

Scientists make a lot of noise about how math and science are the true universal languages, and how, if we ever make contact with aliens we'll have to speak to them through that first. But have they thought about what that would mean? For example, will it mean that we will have to demote all Earth scientists to… » 7/21/12 10:00am 7/21/12 10:00am

What's Causing the "Earth Without Us" Craze in New Scifi Movies?

Following on the tail of the hit book The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, and the documentary Life After People, Hollywood seems determined to make scifi movies that explore the same theme. Certainly we've had "Earth without most of us" flicks like I Am Legend, but two movies that were on proud display at WonderCon, » 2/25/08 4:30pm 2/25/08 4:30pm