science fiction

  • How To Parent Like A Starfleet Officer

    Sometimes, when your toddler is throwing a fit because they asked for a banana and then you give them a banana, and the thought might cross your mind: Who or what is this irrational being sitting before me? It’s like I’m dealing with an alien life form that can’t adapt to its new environment. That…

  • Discovery Of Alien Life Could Be Imminent

    Extraterrestrial life, that familiar science-fiction trope, has become a matter of serious discussion, a “risk factor”, a “scenario”. We have now discovered several planets that are in a zone potentially compatible with life – Kepler-22b, Kepler-69c, Kepler-62e and Kepler-62. Subsequently, the discovery of alien life now seems inevitable – and possibly imminent.