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How Science Fiction Predicted Recent High-tech Developments in Chemistry
Astounding leaps forward in diagnostics, recycling and food are just a few areas of chemistry that were once considered science fiction
‘Avatar: The Way of the Water’ Review – Tired Climate Clichés Distract From Cameron’s Vision
Fans hoping to find an incisive message about the climate crisis in the Avatar sequel will be disappointed, as a geopolitical climate expert explains.
Sci-fi Books for Young Readers Often Omit Children of Color From the Future
Science fiction books can inspire more children to become scientists if authors and illustrators do a better job of depicting characters from diverse backgrounds.
Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Shines Spotlight on Animal Work in Entertainment
When it comes to our ethical duties to animals, representation and respect should go hand in hoof.
Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Is a Triumph
Writer-director Jordan Peele’s mysterious third film draws on genre tropes from both alien invasion films and Westerns, but it ends up with something altogether original: a Hollywood spectacle about …
What Is Afrofuturism? A Professor Explains
Even though Afrofuturist works are set in fictional worlds, they provide a blueprint for social, political and economic systems free from exploitation and oppression.
To Understand Elon Musk, You Have to Understand This ’60s Sci-Fi Novel
Elon Musk says 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress' is one of his favourite books. That checks out: the novel is about a lunar colony that bravely cuts off …
‘Solaris’: 50 Years of the Ultimate Sci-FI Movie
Tarkvosky’s enigmatic story of pain and memory wholly moves from outer space to inner space in a divine banter of high art.
The Movie ‘Finch’ Explores How Dogs Help Us Define Humanity
‘Finch’ can be seen in a larger tradition of science fiction that explores the nature of being human through the human-dog relationship.