Can ancient humans help save the planet?
A mesmerizing book set in a post-apocalyptic Ice Age suggests they can.
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.
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?
Five great things about 2020 (they were all books)
In an objectively awful year, good stories were more important than ever.
All these worlds are not yours
There may be hundreds of millions of habitable worlds out there. But only one of them is home.