How a biologist invented the fabled fauna in Jeff VanderMeer’s new eco-thriller
The two creatures at the heart of Hummingbird Salamander aren’t real—but a scientist created them by drawing on principles of biology and ecology.
Meet the company designing tech for superheroes and spacecraft
Marvel's go-to visual effects studio has also worked for leading consumer tech firms, automakers, and the aerospace industry.
How a pandemic made Dracula more relevant than ever
Not quite alive and not quite dead, Dracula is both a metaphor for viruses and an embodiment of the fears they create.
Where in the galaxy will we mine lithium?
Lithium plays a key role in modern technology. Astronomers weigh in on where to find it beyond Earth.
That time America almost started World War 3 over space weather
A dramatic solar storm in For All Mankind almost led to nuclear war. The plot line has eerie echoes of history.
For All Mankind’s women astronauts on the fight to make space for everyone
The Apple TV+ alt-history shows a more inclusive version of NASA in the Apollo era.
Hallucinations-on-demand, artificial reefs: How science fiction is inspiring innovation
An MIT researcher is helping students bring their favorite sci-fi technologies to life.
What would have happened if we never fixed the ozone hole?
In short, life Earth would be hell.
The space junk crisis in Space Sweepers is already here
Orbital trash is a big problem in 2092. It's a big problem in 2021 as well.
What life on Venus would really look like
Space jellyfish make good science fiction, but reality might be even stranger.