This week on Meanwhile in the Future, we ask what would happen if Earth had a second moon. How exactly that happens I won’t reveal — you’ll have to listen! But once it does, there are some really interesting things that we might notice on Earth, from tides and the night sky, to the potential destruction of Earth.
This manatee lives in a hollowed-out asteroid in space. Did you really expect that humans would be the only animals from Earth who would colonize the solar system? It's all part of a research project about how different space colonization might look than what you expect.
Lego have released an online catalogue detailing upcoming sets in 2015 - including a first look at images of the new tie-in sets for Avengers: Age of Ultron. What can we learn about the movie among all the brick-based Lego goodness?
Prepare your Wallets, Lego fans: there's been a flurry of rumours over the weekend that Lego might be planning on bringing SHIELD's floating HQ to their range of Marvel toys next year - and not just as a normal set, but a humongous (and pricey) display model.
There's been a lot of wild speculation about Star Wars this week - Rumours for Episode VII have been flying around like Mynocks in a Giant Space Worm and got everyone talking (or in our case, Photoshopping!). But the weirdest Star Wars tidbit floating around this week has nothing to do with Episode VII at all...
Early reports have started coming in that Robert Downey Junior may have joined the cast of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed movie as a character that fans of the video game series are already very familiar with - Leonardo Da Vinci. Wait, what?
When Coulson and his team return in a few weeks for the première of Season 2, they'll be alongside a familiar, yet unexpected face. Find out who after the cut, and what it could mean for Agents of SHIELD.
Telltale Games has teased its upcoming Game of Thrones video game with a quote from A Dance With Dragons and a hashtag. But what does it actually tell us about the game's setting in Westeros? (Warning: This post contains Spoilers for A Dance With Dragons.)
When we've "cured" sleep with new medications, it's possible that slumber will become distasteful to many — and even illegal. What happens in a future where people are vaccinated against sleep, and it's impossible to cope with daily life if you still require eight hours of unconsciousness?
The great Vegas gadget circus is only days away, and we've got a feeling big, beautiful TVs are going to be front and center. 4K! OLED! Wonderful stuff. But Samsung is teasing something that's either brilliant or insane. We can't tell.
While science fiction writers aren't necessarily out to predict the future, every now and then, author Charles Stross sits down and speculates on what the near or far future might hold. This week, Stross has peered into the middle distance, imagining what Earth might look like in 500. He sees a world very different…
Scientists make a lot of noise about how math and science are the true universal languages, and how, if we ever make contact with aliens we'll have to speak to them through that first. But have they thought about what that would mean? For example, will it mean that we will have to demote all Earth scientists to…
Finnish Googlers were greeted with a search page sans the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button today. The omission, present only in Finland at the moment, might indicate the 1990s-era button's luck has finally run out. *groan* [CNET]
Google's not saying much about it, but one can't help but think the company's late-week acquisition of open-source home theater and DVR software developer SageTV is related to its struggling Google TV offering.
A site that's made a name for itself as a leaker of legitimate Apple prototypes and near-complete devices has done it again, leaking an iPhone 5 case that shows a bigger screen and a different flash location.
If and when an iPhone update arrives this year, it may do so with a small suffix and some new carrier friends. Mainly, you can expect an "iPhone 4S" in September, with support for Sprint and T-Mobile.
So the white iPhone 4 is a bit bigger in the trunk than its black-encased brother. No big deal, really, unless you're trying to swap cases between the two. Inside, however, we're learning there's even more to this peculiar story.