Category Archives: Science

The Future of Energy

The Anti-Atkins Method: Carbs! Professor Percival Zhang thinks he has the answer to the world’s energy problems: Carbohydrates. According to Zhang, carbs are ideal for storing energy as [..]

Futurism, Science

When Virtual Meets Reality

As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” This adage holds true for many of life’s aspects, but I believe especially so for [..]

Cyberpunk, Science, Science Fiction

Genetic Breakthroughs—From Growing Livers and Brains to Editing Genes

With continuing groundbreaking research occurring in the field of genetics, promising results have come from several projects. Given the worldwide critical shortage of donor organs, scientists are desperately [..]

Futurism, Genetic Research, Science

Gaia Rockets Into Space to Map the Milky Way

On December 19, 2013, in French Guiana, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its own “mapping app” aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket (nowadays, everything’s an “app”). The “app” [..]

Science, Space exploration

The Future of Farming

The United Nations expects the world’s population to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. And, of course, feeding this population will be a daunting challenge. We all [..]

Futurism, Science

DNA Tattoos = Dattoos

When I was coming up, the only people who got tattoos were bikers, prisoners, or gang members. Of course, times have changed. It seems everyone has a tattoo [..]

Dattoo, Fiction, Science, Science Fiction