science fiction

Mar
27
Where in the galaxy will we mine lithium?

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.
5 min read
Mar
13
That time America almost started World War 3 over space weather

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.
5 min read
Mar
06
For All Mankind’s women astronauts on the fight to make space for everyone

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.
6 min read
Feb
27
Hallucinations-on-demand, artificial reefs: How science fiction is inspiring innovation

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.
12 min read
Feb
20
What would have happened if we never fixed the ozone hole?

What would have happened if we never fixed the ozone hole?

In short, life Earth would be hell.
4 min read
Feb
13
The space junk crisis in Space Sweepers is already here

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.
5 min read
Jan
09
Will humans ever reverse climate change?

Will humans ever reverse climate change?

If all goes well for humanity, atmospheric carbon levels could start falling in a few decades. But how far down will we bring them?
5 min read
Dec
31
Five great things about 2020 (they were all books)

Five great things about 2020 (they were all books)

In an objectively awful year, good stories were more important than ever.
6 min read
Nov
13
All these worlds are not yours

All these worlds are not yours

There may be hundreds of millions of habitable worlds out there. But only one of them is home.
4 min read
Oct
23
A burning conversation about the planet

A burning conversation about the planet

Greetings, new subscribers! Thank you so much for singing up for The Science of Fiction before the first “real” post
1 min read