The 1960s TV show pushed some social boundaries, but it never included any LGBTQ characters on the starship "Enterprise." Actor George Takei tells us what happened when he asked the creator about the omission.
By William Brangham
"America is a diverse country. But we all subscribe to the values and the spirit and the Constitution of the United States."…
By Kamala Kelkar
In his new books "Map to the Stars," Adrian Matejka writes about his childhood fixation on space, which offered a distraction from living in poverty.
By Elizabeth Flock
Obama shared his must-watch list of movies and TV shows to "expand your mind to new horizons" in the November issue of Wired magazine.
By Associated Press
By Laura Santhanam, Justin Scuiletti
For decades on both the "Star Trek" television series and movie franchise, Nimoy played the character of Mr. Spock, a Vulcan, or half-alien who operated under a rigid adherence to logic that guided the crew of Starship Enterprise through the…
A team led by professors and scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder discovered an invisible shield in space that blocks Earth from so-called "killer electrons."…
By Annie Sneed, Scientific American
The resemblance is uncanny, but no, these aren't Starfleet logos emblazoned on planet Vulcan. Perhaps fittingly, though, this nasa Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image shows a section of an active dune field on Mars. Strong winds blowing in a single direction…
By Jeffrey Brown
From the 'Fuku' of the Dominican Republic to Klingon from Star Trek, the world of author Junot Diaz is a vibrant mix of cultures and languages. He discusses his influences and winning the Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for his…
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