Tag: Armageddon

Comic-Con: Science, Even if It's Fake, Can Make Fiction Better

By Amos Zeeberg (Discover Web Editor) | July 23, 2010 3:40 pm

300.comic.con.logo.052708Yesterday evening we held our third annual Comic-Con panel on the science of science fiction. And in our unbiased opinion, it rocked. (Attendees said the same, but then they probably wouldn’t have told us it was lame, would they?)

One theme that emerged from the panel was that skillful use of science could make stories better. But being Discover, we needed some evidence. And how better to present this evidence than as a scientific publication:

The Enhancement of Dramatic and Aesthetic Qualities of Fictional Works Through Application of Authentic or Apocryphal Scientific Theories

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Media

Is Jupiter on Armageddon's side?

By Stephen Cass | October 17, 2008 11:28 pm

Screenshot from ArmageddonThe most excellent Kevin Grazier stopped by DISCOVER’s offices today — turns out that apart from being the science advisor to Battlestar Galactica and Eureka, he actually has a day job! Kevin works on the Cassini mission at JPL (hence a work-related trip out east.) Kevin also has been doing some interesting research that could upset the conventional wisdom regarding the role of Jupiter in the history of the solar system.

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Apocalypse
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