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How Octavia E. Butler mined her boundless curiosity to forge a...

Alyssa Collins, University of South Carolina In 2021, Alyssa Collins was awarded a yearlong Octavia E. Butler Fellowship from...

Is it possible to recreate dinosaurs from their DNA?

William Ausich, The Ohio State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all...

Lab–grown embryos and human–monkey hybrids: Medical marvels or ethical missteps?

Sahotra Sarkar, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts In Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New...

Space Force sounds like a joke thanks to pop culture –...

Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies The U.S. Space Force has a...

Inspired by sci-fi, an airplane with no moving parts and a...

Steven Barrett, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Since their invention more than 100 years ago, airplanes have been moved through the air by the spinning surfaces...

Sci-fi movies are the secret weapon that could help Silicon Valley...

Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University If there’s one line that stands the test of time in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic “Jurassic Park,” it’s probably Jeff...

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s...

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University In the midst of contemporary science’s stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human...

Star Wars: these could be the droids we’re looking for in...

Jonathan Roberts, Queensland University of Technology The latest episode of Star Wars is now upon us and has unleashed a new era of science fantasy...

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Why are whales big, but not bigger?

Matthew Savoca, Stanford University; Jeremy Goldbogen, Stanford University, and Nicholas Pyenson, Smithsonian Institution Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever...