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Fall Movie Guide: 30 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies To Watch Out For

The summer movie season is over—but the biggest films of the year are still to come. This fall’s movies include some of the most long-awaited titles in history, but also some smaller films that could become instant classics. Here are the 30 movies you need to know about in the last four months of 2015. »8/18/15 12:52pm8/18/15 12:52pm

How Nobel Laureate Ralph Steinman used his own discoveries to treat his cancer (and drive progress in the field of immunology)

Last week, scientist Ralph Steinman became the first person in history be be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine posthumously; just three days prior to the award announcement, Steinman passed away following an extended bout with pancreatic cancer. »10/11/11 2:45pm10/11/11 2:45pm

RIP Steve Jobs, who made the world more science fictional

Today Steve Jobs' death has us all reflecting on how a technology entrepreneur could have changed our lives so much, leaving us a world where we can't imagine daily life without Apple products. Partly that was because Jobs was never just a technologist. He always seemed to start with a social or cultural question,… »10/05/11 6:28pm10/05/11 6:28pm

Coming Soon from China: Dystopic Futures, the Next Steve Jobs, and a World Full of Drumming Androids

Click to view »8/15/08 9:00am8/15/08 9:00am I'm a total sports nut. Olympic season makes my bones shiver with excitement. But this year, I took my mind off record-breaking swim relays and super-twisty gymnastics routines for a minute to consider the host country's techno-socio-political future. The opening ceremony confirmed my theory that China…

A Brief History of Reality Distortion Fields, Starring Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is the first non-science fiction character to possess a reality distortion field (RDF). Apple's MacWorld 2008 conference kicks off tomorrow with a keynote from Jobs, which leaves gadget lovers and iPod fiends white-knuckled on Tuesday morning as news of the next "insanely great" thing trickles out of… »1/14/08 11:00am1/14/08 11:00am