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 Today 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

You can ogle, and maybe buy, some of these amazing Movie props this week

Holy crap. The Prop store are holding an auction in London this Thursday on over 300 movie props - and there's a lot to love. Ripley's Flamethrower? Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator 2 outfit? Leeloo's Braces? A Death Star Turbolaser!? SOMEBODY HIDE MY WALLET BEFORE I DO SOMETHING REALLY STUPID. » 10/15/14 12:59am 10/15/14 12:59am