Comic-Con at 50: still the place for epic fandom

Jul 19, 2019
What started as a small gathering of comics enthusiasts in 1970 has turned into a massive testament to the power of fandom.
A cosplayer makes her way to the convention center during Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Thursday.
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Can science fiction help us grapple with gene editing?

Nov 29, 2018
You had to know we were going to talk about "Gattaca."
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Can science fiction predict our economic future?

Apr 12, 2018
Companies take a deep dive into the stacks of a sci-fi library to find out how we might react to new tech.
Fantastic Library founder Thomas Le Blanc has built a sci-fi and fantasy collection of more than 280,000 titles over the past three decades.
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The sci-fi market is shifting, and it's not just "Doctor Who"

Jul 21, 2017
The face of science fiction is changing, and diverse fan communities may be the cause.
Jodie Whittaker has been announced as "Doctor Who's" 13th Time Lord — the first woman to get the role.
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The new Lucas Museum will bring economic force to Los Angeles

Jan 11, 2017
The $1 billion project will display "Star Wars" items and other works of narrative storytelling.

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When science fiction predicts the future

Jan 5, 2017
Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary talks to Robert Capps at Wired about its fiction issue.

This is your brain on Wi-Fi

Jun 8, 2015
The new sci-fi thriller "Apex" explores the drawbacks of a world too connected.

How do you perceive time? Jump off a building and see

Oct 3, 2014
To understand our economic choices, scientist Dave Eagleman says we should look at how our brains process time and information.