Self/Less, the new movie starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds, clearly wants to remind you of Limitless, the hit movie from 2011. There’s the similar title, but also another story of human enhancement with a dark side. And Self/Less proves that “posthuman thrillers” are becoming a genre.
Death is a scary enough thing but for many, the unknown that comes after death is even scarier. Do we simply stop being or is there something for our subconsciousness after our physical body stops breathing? Writer/director Merlin Dervisevic has an idea of what may come next and it's not pleasant.
Sometimes, you see a movie that opens up a whole universe of possibilities, leaving you wondering where these characters will go next. So much adventure waiting to happen! And then... there are movies that really don't need a sequel, but get one anyway. Here are 10 film sequels that it's really hard to believe…
A Nobel winner has declared a boycott of top science journals, including Nature, Cell, and Science. Biologist Randy Schekman says leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process, encouraging trendy research, and taking bribes. It's a "tyranny," he says, that must be broken.
For the weekend: vintage science art from the backs of books in LIFE Magazine's Science Library, published throughout the 1960s by Time Inc. See also: this set of minimalist science posters by graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai, also featured in the magazine's 60s Science Library.
Check out the weird trailer for Vanishing Waves, a Lithuanian erotic science fiction film that just got U.S. distribution. In this film, a neuroscientist volunteers to test a new treatment that allows him to go inside the thoughts of a coma patient, resulting in trippy and sexual imagery. It's NSFW!
Some laboratory mice were given specially engineered insuling-producing genes. These genes were then remotely activated using radio waves. This could mean a whole new field of medical procedures in which we turn genes on and off at will.
Bacteria pretty much have nano-sized versions of anything humans can come up with. That list somehow includes knife-wielding street gangs, as some bacteria shoot poison-tipped molecular "daggers" at each other, proving that nothing does awesome violence quite like bacteria.
Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician, cryptographer, and logician, plus the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He also worked in biology, and now, 58 years after his tragic death, science has confirmed one of his old biological hypotheses.
The fossil record reveals the last 3.4 billion years of life on Earth. But before then, when life first emerged, we have next to nothing. The consensus view is that life began in the oceans... but there might be another, weirder, possibility.
Scientists have long searched unsuccessfully for the genetic factors that cause schizophrenia. Now we know why: the disorder is actually caused by what happens in cells around the genes. That knowledge could give us our best treatment yet for schizophrenia.
Eons ago, two single-celled organisms, a bacterium and an archaeon, combined to form the first complex cell. This symbiosis gave birth to all multi-cellular organisms, but new evidence suggests this wasn't about cooperation. That bacterium was actually a parasite.
All life on Earth is related, which means we all must share a single common evolutionary ancestor. And now it appears that this ancestor might have been a single, planet-spanning organism that lived in a time that predates the development of survival of the fittest.
One of the biggest evolutionary hurdles for life on Earth was the jump from single-celled to multi-cellular organisms...or at least, that's what we thought. Scientists set out to replicate this evolutionary leap in laboratory conditions. It took them two months.
The technology is now in place for three different parents to contribute DNA to an embryo - two of them providing the 98% of DNA in the cell nucleus, while another provides the crucial 2% that is mitochondrial DNA.
The dangers of cellphones have been pronounced many times since their creation, but only one man has claimed that they'll turn you into a braindead zombie. Luckily for Stephen King, his Cell novel is being made into a TV show.
Every time one of your cells divides, it literally rips its own chromosomes apart. That's what you're seeing in this color-enhanced image by Patricia Wadsworth, which won a prize in the BioScapes digital imaging contest earlier this month. All the stretchy yellow lines are your chromosomes, currently being yanked…