We were part way down an alley off 5th Avenue when XM318 developed sentience...
Featured Story: The Lucky Cigarette
The bright dot in the sky was growing much larger now. It clearly wasn’t a star...
Sciency Words: Planetary Protection
Until recently, planetary protection has been a fairly esoteric concern. But now we know there’s water on Mars, and
Inspiration Gallery #1602
This week's inspiration gallery features the artwork of German artist Christian ‘Tigaer’ Hecker.
Starting Point: The Long Commute
Olaf pealed the sticky electrodes from his forehead, detached the tubes from his abdomen, and yanked a further three
Sciency Words: Recurring Slope Linea
There’s water on Mars. Liquid water. On the planet’s surface...
Sciency Words: Solar Wind
The Sun produces more than just sunlight. In addition to boring, electrically neutral photons of various wavelengths, the Sun
Starting Point: Forerunner Trash
I'm Doctor Jane Harlowe, I'm a Xenoarcheologist. I dig up Forerunner trash. Most of it is. Worlds that intelligent
Uncanny Valley – Short Film
This short film is one of the best science fiction works about virtual reality gaming I've ever seen!
Sciency Words: Binary Planet
Pluto and Charon have such an unusual relationship with each other that modern scientific literature often still calls them
Starting Point: Out of Options
Captain Kwon clenched his fist and brought it down hard against the padded armrest of his command chair. He
The existence of these arcs doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Ring particles should spread out the fill
The 21st Century, as Imagined in the 19th Century
Before we laugh too hard at these images, it might be worth reminding ourselves that our own predictions of
Starting Point: Cold Star
Experts are baffled. Everything we had ever known about physics, astronomy, and cosmology are unraveled by this singular object.
Planet X is perhaps the most abused term in modern astronomy. The name has been coopted by astrologers, conspiracy
Starting Point: The Oracle
"You are truly blessed. Sagan is one of the greatest and wisest prophets."
It is believed that most centaurs used to be Kuiper belt objects or objects from the scattered disk: basically,
Inspiration Gallery 1601 – Elite: Dangerous
The thing that's really striking about Elite: Dangerous is how good looking it is. A few of these images
The Oceonis have constructed magnificent underwater cities, which are the envy of hundreds of alien civilizations across the known
Starting Point: The Drifter
Luca stared at the unconscious figure lying next to him. The man wore a purple desert garb with some