Staff Picks

  • Justin-James Gignac
    Published 3 years ago
    The Consciousness Paradox

    The Consciousness Paradox

    Unlike any other species on this planet, humans develop extreme anxiety when thinking about the possibility of nothingness after death. With strong egos and attachment to the material world, ideas and theories of what comes after death and how humankind came to this land were developed. We found comfort in these thoughts, reassuring ourselves that our lives have purpose, meaning, and existence even beyond death. Humans find comfort in having purpose, for without it life seems almost meaningless... hopeless.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published 3 years ago
    Sci-Fi Movies Influenced by 'Dune'

    Sci-Fi Movies Influenced by 'Dune'

    Dune is one of the most famous science fiction books to ever be published, and also spawned a series of movies and television shows by the same name. This has led to a number of visual masterpieces under telling the story of Dune, including a movie by Frank Herbert as well as a legendary never-produced movie by famed director, Alejandro Jodorowsky.
  • Anthony Gramuglia
    Published 3 years ago
    Best Sci-Fi Cult Classics of All Time

    Best Sci-Fi Cult Classics of All Time

    Most people are familiar with the greatest films in the science fiction genre, but you might be hard-pressed to name any of the best sci-fi cult classics of all time. You may ask "what differentiates a cult classic from a regular old classic?" After all, both classics and cult classics have great lines, great scenes, a loyal fanbase. What's the difference?
  • Charlotte Williams
    Published 3 years ago
    Gods and Goddesses of Death in Mythology

    Gods and Goddesses of Death in Mythology

    In order for the good to be considered ‘good’, we need the binary opposite. This demand for balance is woven all throughout life, with ‘death’ being what gives life 'life'. In religion, the gods of death, who are necessary for maintaining the balance of the world, are often overlooked by those who favour life. But life is far less eternal that death. Throughout history, who have our ancestors been worshipping, and who did they believe that they would now reside with?
  • Sarah McDaniel
    Published 3 years ago
    What is Zombie Fungi?

    What is Zombie Fungi?

    Have you ever had the thought that some humans are nothing more than a puppet on a string? I'm here to validate those thoughts.The cryptococcus fungus species can infect an organism and easily take over its brain and cause it to do things it normally wouldn't - ultimately leading to its demise. The fungus' goal is to grow and spread its spores. And this fungus LOVES your bran sugar, particularly inositol which is found in abundance in the spinal cord as well as the human brain.
  • Chris A. Jones
    Published 3 years ago
    I Love Time Travel, Even Though It’s Impossible

    I Love Time Travel, Even Though It’s Impossible

    Time travel has been a source of fascination for decades, serving as the central theme in some of our most treasured science fiction stories. But is time travel really possible? Although I’ve recently penned a novel centered on time travel, the truth is I personally don’t believe that it is possible. There are of various opinions, science, and theories circulating around this issue and there are a number of things that seem to negate the possibility of time travel, or at least prove to be quite problematic.
  • David Latchman
    Published 3 years ago
    Who Are the Steely-Eyed Men of Sci-Fi?

    Who Are the Steely-Eyed Men of Sci-Fi?

    The term steely-eyed missile man is a complementary term rooted in NASA's Apollo history when flight controller John Aaron's quick thinking saved the Apollo 12 mission from disaster. It refers to an engineer or astronaut who quickly devises an ingenious solution to a tough problem while under extreme pressure.
  • David Brin
    Published 4 years ago
    Preparing for our Posthuman Future of Artificial Intelligence 

    Preparing for our Posthuman Future of Artificial Intelligence 

    “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell
  • DS Peters
    Published 4 years ago
    The Copies

    The Copies

    “I’m telling you, they’re acting weird. They know,” Mrs. Smith finished placing the dishes into the dishwasher, closed the door, and allowed the computer sensors to take over.