This Interstellar/Spaceballs Trailer Mash-Up Is Ludicrously Perfect

Yeah, yeah, I love the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer at least as much as the rest of you. But I'm still going to have to decree the greatest trailer released in the last 24 hours to be this one, which combines the somber score for Interstellar with the few non-ridiculous moments from Mel Brooks' Spaceballs. » 10/23/14 8:30am Yesterday 8:30am

MIT's Science Fiction Society Has 60,000 Books And Some Zany Traditions

Reason number 5,000,000,000 to wish you'd gone to MIT... There's a great article in MIT News Magazine about the MIT Science Fiction Society, with its incredibly awesome library. Which started with a wooden crate dragged between dorm rooms in 1949 and is now a massive storehouse of awesome. » 10/22/14 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm

See Neal Stephenson's Badassery As He Opens A Bottle With A Sword

Sabering, or sabrage, is a champagne-opening art popularized at the time of Napoleon's military campaigns. In this video, Neal Stephenson, the author who gave us Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, shows that doing it properly requires not blunt force, but elegance, precision and a knowledge of physics. » 10/15/14 9:20am 10/15/14 9:20am