Take a Sneak Peek Behind the Science of Interstellar

Wired just published a meaty feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Interstellar. Thorne, one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists, worked with director Christopher Nolan to ensure that depictions of things like black holes and wormholes would be accurate in the film. And also spectacular. » 10/22/14 12:51pm Wednesday 12:51pm

A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travelers

Time travel is possible—or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work. Which raises the question: Why haven't we met any visitors from another time? » 10/09/14 2:03pm 10/09/14 2:03pm

And This Is Why We Leave Time Travel to the Professionals

"Let's just pop back to last Tuesday," she says. "Oh don't worry about stepping on that lizard," she says. "It can't be that important." It can't be that important huh? WELL LOOK AT ME NOW! Bleeding, terrified, being hunted by my future-past self while trying to reconstruct a quantum timeline without tearing the… » 5/23/14 12:00am 5/23/14 12:00am

Meet the men who are seriously building time machines

Everyone wants to go back into time and see historical events or jump ahead to experience the future. It's human nature to wonder about tomorrow and reminisce about yesterday. We can't help it. But even though DeLoreans and Victorian open carriages and hot tubs have helped us imagine time travel, most of us are… » 5/07/14 9:22pm 5/07/14 9:22pm

Celebrities looked like they time traveled in these 1860's photographs

Whenever you look at vintage photographs taken using old methods, there's always a certain haunting quality about them. The life captured is so still, the eyes always seem so dark. It's almost joyless. Photographer Victoria Will wanted to see how old photographs would translate with modern people so she used an 1860's… » 2/21/14 8:00pm 2/21/14 8:00pm

Time traveling photographer adds herself into her childhood pictures

Genius. Photographer Chino Otsuka has discovered the art of time travel. Instead of exploiting a whole in the Space-time continuum to time travel, she simply digitally spliced her adult self into old photographs from her childhood. That way it looked like adult version of Otsuka was meeting child version of Otsuka. So… » 1/10/14 10:29pm 1/10/14 10:29pm

Time Travelers Aren't Using Facebook, Says Science

Given the option to travel back in time, most people generally would generally commit some combination of lottery fraud, evil dictator slaying, and othewise trying to avoid disrupting the spacetime continuum. For the sake of science, though, two physicists are hoping that, no matter what you do, you at least find… » 1/03/14 12:42pm 1/03/14 12:42pm

Learn More About Time Travel So You Can Be Prepared for the Future

Though most of us probably think time travel only works inside a DeLorean, much smarter folks out there can explain it slightly better than Doc Brown. Like this TED-Ed animation narrated by Colin Stuart. It reveals how time travel is possible, who has time traveled the longest, the history of time travel and the… » 10/24/13 10:06pm 10/24/13 10:06pm

10 Little Things That Would Make Time Travel Super Annoying

The first problems that come to mind when you think about time travel probably involve the fabric of the universe or the state of your own existence. But those aren't what would make time travel just plain old irritating. Glove and Boots came up with a little list, and you'll wonder how you never considered them.… » 5/11/13 9:00pm 5/11/13 9:00pm

A Flow Chart Explaining All Time Travel in Movies

Ever wonder how the time travel theories in one movie line up with every other movie about time travel? Here's a pretty great flowchart that susses out exactly which type of of temporal chaos a movie wreaks. Although even with this thing, I still don't know what the heck was going on in Twelve Monkeys. [Mr. Dalliard » 4/15/13 12:40pm 4/15/13 12:40pm

Oh Yes, An Iranian Scientist Has Invented a Time Machine (So He Says)

Ali Razeghi, an Iranian scientist who is the managing director of Iran's Centre for Strategic Inventions, has done something only the great Doc Brown has done: he's created a time machine. But unlike Doc's DeLorean, Razeghi's "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" can only take you to the future. What are we waiting… » 4/10/13 7:00pm 4/10/13 7:00pm

Safety Not Guaranteed: Grab Your Flux Capacitor

There's a storied history of time travel movies, so you might be thinking "who needs one more?" You do. And this is the one you need. Admittedly not your traditional "time travel" movie in the same way that the classics of the genre are, but its weird angle on the concept is what Safety Not Guaranteed brings to the… » 2/23/13 10:00pm 2/23/13 10:00pm

12 Monkeys: This Is How You Adapt a Weird Short Film

You probably haven't seen La jetée. It's a weird, but interesting French short film from the 60s, composed mostly of photographs. It's almost a slideshow. I actually saw it during an English class (weird, right?) in college, and while it was interesting—intellectually stimulating even—I didn't enjoy watching it. I'm… » 9/08/12 9:00pm 9/08/12 9:00pm