Life aboard a ship in the 18th or 19th century—especially in the far north or south—was treacherous. Now, the records of these brutal voyages are playing a surprising role in scientists’ efforts to understand the future of the planet.
There have been a lot of brave and strange experiments in science fiction writing and publishing over the years—but one of the strangest is going on right now. CNet’s Eric Mack is “crowdsourcing” a science fiction novel—and you can be part of it.
Imagine being able to come up with your own insanely futuristic idea — and then having teams race to achieve your goal. The recently launched HeroX platform could make this happen.
A spacecraft from 1978 resurfaced, today — and then it took our lunch money. This is not a story about time travel, though. It's a story about the internet, money, space, and, of course, lunch. And it's all true.
A scientist has posted the results of DNA analysis of his poop online. It's literally the shittiest dataset ever released to the public domain! But it's also a wellspring for serious discussion about new areas of biological research — and the weird new ethical considerations that go along with them.
Sketching is an incredibly efficient way of creating a very rudimentary graphical depiction of our visual world. Most people are pretty good at figuring out what a sketch is trying to represent — but computers are absolutely awful at it. At least, until now.
Entomologist Shaun Winterton discovered a new species of green lacewing in an unusual place: on his computer screen. Thanks to one man's love of taking nature photos and Winterton's love of looking at pictures of bugs, this little guy has been added to to our catalog of known species.
Because of her weakened immune system, 16-year-old cancer patient Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem has spent many months over the past year recovering in isolation at the Seattle Children's Hospital. While waiting for a suitable bone marrow donor and receiving subsequent treatments, Maga found herself missing her beloved…
EMP, a pop culture museum in Seattle, is creating a new exhibition called Icons of Science Fiction, and we need your help. The exhibit is organized around six big themes in science fiction, and explores how these themes play out in books, films, TV shows, comics, games, and art. We'll display props, costumes, artwork…
Here's the first episode of Pioneer One, a neat webseries that was entirely crowdfunded. The pilot is about a mysterious downed spacecraft over Montana and Edmonton, deadly radiation, and a Cold War secret.