Uber is a comic-book where enhanced metahumans have made World War II bloodier and more vicious than it already was. The ubermenschen in the series have hollowed out gore-filled craters through Europe and the Soviet Union, leaving Paris and London smoking ruins. Now they’re coming for the United States. No wonder Alan…
A rich blowhard running for president. Tech-bro execs hoping to splinter off into their own anything-goes fiefdoms. So much screaming over gigabyte network pipes that’s getting faster, dumber, and scarier. The present feels like it’s running along the plotline of a William Gibson science-fiction novel. So let’s ask…
Last month, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe retired from the NFL at 29 years old, after seven seasons with the Jaguars and Ravens. Monroe’s retirement came just a few months after he declared his advocacy for medical marijuana as a way to combat the constant pain that comes with life as an NFL player. It also came…
Mary Roach wants to you to be uncomfortable, but intrigued. Her books examine the unexpected, curious minutiae of managing the human body and the science of how we deal with our own limitations.
It’s a crazy time for comics—summer events are kicking off all over the show, and there are new series starting practically every week at publishers big and small. Confused about something going on in comics right now? Ask us what our favorite series is? If you’ve got a comic question, we’re here to answer it.
Ever wonder why ads for a particular pair of socks keep following you around the web? Why Pandora keeps playing that song you hate, even though you give it a thumbs-down every single time? Or why that one person you barely know keeps showing up in your News Feed when your old friends rarely seem to appear? Ask away.
The darknet is often sensationalized as a digital haven for crooks, perverts, freaks, and anarchists, but it’s also a crucial tool for privacy advocates, political dissidents, and journalists. Few people are as familiar with the subcultures and nuances on the internet’s fringes as Jamie Bartlett.
As robots in the workforce proliferate, will our automated future lead to a glorious age of leisure or a new class of unemployed humans? Is your job safe?
This is the Samsung Galaxy S6. Is it the smartphone you've been waiting for? Hard to say—we've had this handset for less than 24 hours, and it's going to take a teensy bit longer than that to properly test everything. But if you've got a question, any question at all, this is your chance. What do you want to know?
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. from the new film Harbinger Down are here to answer all our questions about just what goes into creating the worlds and creatures that come alive onscreen. Plus, take a behind-the-scenes look at the effects they created for Tremors, Starship Troopers, and more!
Comic book artist Neal Adams is here to answer your questions! Ask him about his work on X-Men, the Green Lantern... and transforming Batman into the Dark Knight that we know today.
David Peterson is a linguist and the creator of the Dothraki language for Game of Thrones. He's here today to answer our questions about creating new languages, the role of learning languages in Game of Thrones, and how to make small talk in Dothraki.
How can videogame technologies be used to explore space? Jeff Norris, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, is here to answer our questions about space teleexploration, the best way to control a robotic arm in realtime, and just how close we are to our dream of a holodeck.
What does it mean to design using living materials? Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Christina Agapakis will be here to answer your questions about synthetic biology and just what it might mean for the future.
Carolyn Porco, the leader of the Imaging Experiment on NASA's Cassini mission, is here to answer your questions about exploring other planets, what we know about planetary rings, Saturn's moon Encleadus, and looking for life in our solar system.
Arnold van Huis is a tropical entomologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He's here today to answer our questions about edible insects and why you should probably consider eating a bug.
Jerad Bales is an engineer and hydrologist, he's here today to answer our questions about the recent droughts in the U.S., water quality, and what we can expect for the future of water.
Matthew Carrano, curator for the Dinosauria exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, is here to answer all our questions about dinosaurs!
Welcome to the Paleofuture Book Club, where we discuss the coolest books about retro-futures and the history of technology! Today we're talking about Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson. The book is, of course, about the late inventor Nikola Tesla and we have the author joining us to take your…