Category: Sci-Fi

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Frame from Heist

Heist: A Stop Motion Short

Heist is a western action comedy about a group of bandits who get more than they bargained for when they try to rob a train.

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Books and a Lamp

5 of the most unexpectedly evil characters from literature

Not all villains are simply black and white, and in fact, many of the worst villains seem innocuous at first glance. But among those, who are the worst?

5 children’s books that Disney should make into movies

There are many great children’s stories waiting for a bigger audience. But which ones should be sent to the big screen?

Hamburgers

Robot Cooking

Is it possible to build machines that can detect and interpret smells? And if so, what would the applications be?

Courtesy of Lucasfilm

Rogue One review: introducing Disney’s most daring film in a decade

Edgy and daring, Rogue One strays from the well trodden path of past Star Wars movies, instead telling a story of war, of rebellion, and of politics. Oh, and death.

Flowchart for Book Naming

A guide to writing good titles for books

Actually, you probably shouldn’t use this guide. It’s not at all serious. But seriously, you should read it anyway.

Motherboard

Researchers think that they can predict criminals using facial features—here’s why it won’t work

More and more people are developing AIs that can catch and judge criminals. But is it actually as helpful or accurate as it looks?

Nac Mac Feegles

4 fascinating fantasy races

Fantasy has races of every shape, size, colour and function. Here are some I found fascinating.

Amulet #7: Firelight

A Review of Amulet #7: Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi

Kazu Kibuishi’s New York Times bestselling series is a literal work of art and a very enjoyable series. Read my thoughts on the seventh installment.

Surface of Mars

The Martian: Book versus Movie

Andy Weir’s novel and Ridley Scott’s adaptation were both amazing. But what are the differences?