Arizona State University, the folks who brought you the Hieroglyph anthology of optimistic science fiction, is now hosting a writing contest for stories about the Earth after climate change. And Kim Stanley Robinson is judging the contest!
Finally, a writing contest that doesn't discriminate against non-human authors. Japan's Hoshi Prize, named after Japanese SF author Shinichi Hoshi, is open to entries from computers, plus "other non-humans, such as space aliens and animals, as long as they are written in Japanese."
Outraged by the unsavory tactics of climate change deniers, physicist Christopher Keating says he'll give $10,000 to anyone who can use the scientific method to prove that human-instigated climate change isn't real.
Flash fiction contest judged by Kim Stanley Robinson. The "3 Minute Futures" contest is looking for 500-600-word near-future hard science-fiction stories, and the top three entries will be turned into radio plays by Gates McFadden's Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles.
For a quarter century, owners of delightfully weird-looking dogs have brought these monstrosities to the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marine Fairgrounds. For the 25th annual pageant, expect lots of strange canines—and remember that humans caused the dogs to look this way, through selective breeding.
Way back in October, the Federal Trade Commission admitted impotence against the ever-tenacious robocall and essentially begged the nation to find some way to make the madness stop. With a cool $50,000 tossed in to sweeten the deal, two winners have, at last, surfaced: meet Nomorobo and the decidedly less catchy…
Wolf Cop is destined to become a meme, or at least a cult phenomenon. This concept trailer was produced by some film-makers in Saskatchewan, Canada, for the CineCoup online contest that gives one lucky film-maker $1 million to finish his or her film.
You're never going to be a movie star, but with a little luck, maybe your Lego bricks can be. Thanks to a new contest for the upcoming blockbuster, Lego: The Movie, you've got a shot at your own 15-30 seconds of vicarious stardom.
The Federal Trade Commission is offering $50,000 to the first person to take down one of the most abhorrent aspects of daily life: robocallers. With the Do Not Call Registry proving to be a resounding failure, the FTC is putting themselves at the mercy of the nation's tech savvy.
John Joseph Adams' Nightmare Magazine is live on the web, and the first issue features horror fiction from Genevieve Valentine, Sarah Langan, and more. If you've been lamenting the lack of great outlets presenting full-blown horror short stories, then this is a really welcome change. For now, you can read the spooky,…
Each year, San Jose State University's English department sponsors the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, named for Victorian novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, whose novel Paul Clifford opens with the now-cliché phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night." The competition looks for the worst opening lines people can come…
13-year-old Brit Tim Parker was named the Fastest Kid in the World, earlier this month, at the Kent-based (and unfortunately named) HPV Championships—which, in this case, stands for Human Powered Vehicle.
I was about to call this Ideo electric commuter bike the best, well, something, but that's just not the case. It won an important competition in Oregon, the Manifest bike building competition, and that's where the accolades stop.
So some stuff happened today in smartphone land! Google will likely soon own Motorola, giving it the chance to have complete control over a piece of hardware. To make it perfect. To make it theirs. Why don't you try first?
This strange device looks unassuming enough, but it could transform your life. For this is one of the last few remaining examples of a Mooney & Finch Somnotrope, a once-common device that has been removed from circulation. And it can be yours!
Robopocalypse, the long-awaited novel from How to Survive a Robot Uprising author Daniel H. Wilson, is arriving this summer. And to help prepare the populace for the crushing onslaught of robotic domination, Doubleday wants you to create a Robopocalypse trailer.