How To Create A Universe

So your ambitions have moved on from ruling the world to ruling the universe. Your mad scientist tendencies have finally gone beyond resurrecting the dead, to creating entire worlds. But how do you go about doing that? How did the current universe even get here? If you wanted to become a god, where would you […]

Stop the World–It’s for Science

Most everyone has, at some point in their life, wished they could put the world on pause while they try to catch up. Sometimes they just need to get in a good night’s sleep. Sometimes they’re a month behind on paperwork. Sometimes they’re wrapped up in the middle of a dramatic incident and they just […]

So You Want to Be A Telepath?

Telepathy–everybody wants it, only bad guys get it, and it’s impossible to obtain. Or is it? It is said that one of the greatest skills anyone can develop as a human being is the feeling of empathy. Empathy is the ability to not just sympathize with someone suffering, but to actually feel what they are […]

A Common Sense Guide to Planet Nine

Earlier this week the California Institute of Technology announced that they had possibly discovered a new planet in the far, far distant reaches of the solar system. This has prompted wave three of the protests regarding Pluto’s planetary status, and mountains of speculation regarding the object itself. All the important information is located in the […]

Entropy and the Arrow of Time

Three questions have plagued mankind for as long as we’ve had science fiction writers and theoretical physicists. They are: Is time travel possible? Why does entropy increase? And what the heck does 42 mean?

How to Destroy the World

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. –Robert Frost Suppose you’re […]

So You Wanna Be A Rocket Scientist

“It’s not rocket science” is a phrase we’ve probably all used at one point or another–in frustration over a whining child or an inept employee, or just as reassurance to someone we’re trying to teach to use a web browser. The phrase was coined in the 1980s, replacing the previous term “It’s not brain surgery.” […]

Your Wireless Future

I dream of a wireless future. We introduced cables for the first time with the discovery of electricity. This magical source of power traveled along wires to bring light and sound to far away places. The invention of the telegraph led to wires stretching from coast to coast, and eventually across the Atlantic itself. By […]

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