When it comes to land ownership, someone has to draw the line. You can’t just decide put your picket fence wherever you’d like. It’s the job of land surveyors to define legal property boundaries on large and small scales, both in urban environments and remote wilderness.
John Scalzi is a Hugo award-winning author of science fiction. He’s also an occasional columnist, a regular (and often hilarious) blogger, an active Tweeter, television consultant, and more. And when people mention Scalzi’s name, it’s usually followed by “how does he write so much?”
Space exploration, whether it be through telescopes watching the skies or probes sent to far away planets, is the culmination of thousands of people’s work, collaborating together to solve the innumerable problems that arise when you try to reach beyond what seems possible.
Warren Ellis is a writer. You may know him from Transmetropolitan, his acclaimed cyberpunk comic book series about a gonzo journalist, or from his novels like Gun Machine. And then there are the television shows, film projects, and magazine columns, many of which comment on our relationship with technology and the…
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. from the new film Harbinger Down are here to answer all our questions about just what goes into creating the worlds and creatures that come alive onscreen. Plus, take a behind-the-scenes look at the effects they created for Tremors, Starship Troopers, and more!
Comic book artist Neal Adams is here to answer your questions! Ask him about his work on X-Men, the Green Lantern... and transforming Batman into the Dark Knight that we know today.
David Peterson is a linguist and the creator of the Dothraki language for Game of Thrones. He's here today to answer our questions about creating new languages, the role of learning languages in Game of Thrones, and how to make small talk in Dothraki.
How can videogame technologies be used to explore space? Jeff Norris, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, is here to answer our questions about space teleexploration, the best way to control a robotic arm in realtime, and just how close we are to our dream of a holodeck.
What does it mean to design using living materials? Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Christina Agapakis will be here to answer your questions about synthetic biology and just what it might mean for the future.
Carolyn Porco, the leader of the Imaging Experiment on NASA's Cassini mission, is here to answer your questions about exploring other planets, what we know about planetary rings, Saturn's moon Encleadus, and looking for life in our solar system.
Arnold van Huis is a tropical entomologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He's here today to answer our questions about edible insects and why you should probably consider eating a bug.
Jerad Bales is an engineer and hydrologist, he's here today to answer our questions about the recent droughts in the U.S., water quality, and what we can expect for the future of water.
Matthew Carrano, curator for the Dinosauria exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, is here to answer all our questions about dinosaurs!
Elisabeth Sheff is a sociologist and the author of The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families. She's here today to answer questions about the changing landscape of American marriages, relationships, and family systems.
Harold Brooks is an atmospheric scientist specializing in tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. He's here today to answer our questions about tornadoes, climate change and extreme weather patterns, and the kick-off of twister season!
Kory Stamper is a lexicographer over at Merriam-Webster, publishers of dictionaries and thesauruses. She's here today to answer all our questions about how we use language, from 11 - noon (Pacific time).
By now you've probably seen news articles showing a giraffe in a Dutch zoo sharing a tender moment with a terminally ill zoo worker. Do the claims that this giraffe was kissing its human friend goodbye hold up to scientific scrutiny? Let me break it down for you.
Frank Pavich, the director of documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, is here to answer your questions about the behind-the-scenes action of Dune, the film, and its art. Plus, take a look at a gallery of clips and art from the documentary!
Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, is here to answer your questions! Ask him whatever you want about the show, scifi animation, and being the voice of both Rick and Morty.