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5 Underappreciated Sci-Fi Shows
With so many amazing television shows out there, it can be hard to know where to turn your attention next. Here are five TV shows, some old, some ongoing, that are worth your perusal.
Best Space Western Sci-Fi Books
They are often misconstrued among the oscillating worlds of science fiction, but it's about time the best space western sci-fi books get the recognition they deserve. Don't know what a space western sci-fi is? Well, I'm sure you do, you just don't know it yet.
The Kardashev Scale
Nikolai Kardashev is a little known Russian astrophysicist—certainly in regards to the current phenomena of science-related pop-culture icons, but despite this, some of his ideas have seeped in through the cracks. If the layman recognises his name at all, it won't be for the work that he put into examining the quasar CTA-102, but for the more theoretical exercise of developing what we now know as the Kardashev Scale. Even if you're not familiar with its name, there's a chance that you'll know a bit about its substance: Nikolai proposed the idea that some galactic civilisations would be possibly millions—even billions—of years ahead of us in regards to technology, and developed a scale in order to help with the categorisation of any civilisations that we may come across, or possibly fit into ourselves.
Underrated Foreign Language Sci-Fi Films
Over the years, many countries around the world have tried their hand at creating great science fiction. Most of the best science fiction films of all time, if you ask mainstream audiences, come from America. Over the years, though, many countries have become famous for their own quality foreign language films.
Interview with Orson Scott Card, Co-Creator of Extinct
Orson Scott Card was the first ever author to win back-to-back Hugo and Nebula Awards with Ender's Game and Speaker of the Dead. With an impressive collection of books, plays, and short stories in his repertoire, in recent years Scott Card has expanded his Ender universe to the big screen with the 2013 film adaption of Ender's Game starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, and Ben Kingsley, and now with BYUtv's new sci-fi series, Extinct.
Study Says That the Top 2% of Intelligent People Share the Same Article on Social Media.
Mike Study, of Mooresville, Alabama, and Mind Unleashed subscriber, released his results of a two-second observation he made on Facebook today. He claimed that only the most intelligent share the same article - this one. This article that you are reading right now. Yes... This.
Under Metallic Skies: Titanium Oxide Discovered on Exoplanet For First Time
Space telescopes and ground-based telescopes have been discovering a wide variety of exoplanets in the last few decades - several thousand have been found so far and the estimated total number is in the billions in our galaxy alone. Now, astronomers have found the first exoplanet with titanium oxide in its atmosphere. The chemical compound is rare on Earth but can be found in the atmosphere of some cooler stars.
In the Future Will We All Use Mind Control?
In the future will we all exercise “mind control” over others? I do not mean the emotional manipulation consciously used to get our own way. I mean the ability to get others to think the way we do and agree with us, just by sheer strength of mind.
Facts About 'Dune' You Didn't Know
Dune has become one of the biggest names in sci-fi history. It has spawned a series of books, several movies and shows, and also created a number of major pop culture shifts that are undeniable to those "in the know."
All Hail The Robot Overlords
Elon Musk thinks that we are on the brink of a Robopocalypse. With machine learning making leaps and bounds, it is easy to understand his fear. We’ve had warnings enough since Asimov’s day that as artificial intelligence outpaces our own ability to learn, it will become increasingly hard for us to control it. In the same way that our motivations are foreign and incomprehensible to the dogs and cats that we keep as pets, an artificial intelligence would desire things that we cannot begin to understand.
H.R. Giger's 'Alien' Art
H.R. Giger is one of the most famous names in modern art history, especially in the surrealist and sci-fi art genres. His work has graced magazine covers, music album covers, and even has been featured on clothing lines.
What is Consciousness?
Perhaps one of the strangest mysteries of the universe is the question of how we became cognizant creatures. Being conscious is one of the bare-bone requirements of being alive, and yet, we still don't understand how it all came to be.