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Why We Need Utopian Fiction Now More Than Ever

From the neon-drenched noir of Altered Carbon to the technophobic Black Mirror, dystopia is all over mainstream entertainment these days—and considering the current political climate, it’s easy to see why. But when was the last time you watched a utopian show or movie? Unless, like me, you’re watching Star Trek…

The Monsters Of Climate Change

Death lurks around every corner in Alex Garland’s Annihilation, but its most terrifying harbinger is a ghoulish bear with saber-tooth fangs, reams of rotting flesh, and a half-exposed skull that looks part-human. The creature is a microcosm of phenomena from which it emerged, a mysterious air-ooze called the Shimmer where…

There’s Only One Way You Could Personally Visit An Exoplanet

There’s Only One Way You Could Personally Visit An Exoplanet

Sorry, Han Solo and Mr Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you’ll never be able to punch a button and travel through “hyperspace”, or go to warp speed. Travelling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars…