Future Present

From aliens to cryptids to unexplained phenomena, we uncover the weird and wonderful. Join us — if you dare.

Rachel Ignotofsky on Celebrating Overlooked Women in Science

The author of "Women in Science" and "Women in Sports" explains why she's driven to make the untold stories of incredible women more accessible.

It's Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.

The Voyager Golden Record: Humanity's Message to the Stars

In 1976, NASA and a crack team led by Carl Sagan had a message for aliens — and the people of Earth.

Elon Musk: "Until People See Robots Going Down the Street Killing People, They Don't Know How to React"

The SpaceX founder says the need to regulate artificial intelligence is now more urgent than ever.

Virgin Galactic Describes What a Private Spaceflight Will Look Like

Virgin Galactic Describes What a Private Spaceflight Will Look Like

Looking to the future at Silicon Valley Comic Con.

Universal Language: The Science Behind 'Arrival'

Universal Language: The Science Behind 'Arrival'

Unpacking the science behind the sci-fi at Silicon Valley Comic-Con.

Wanted: One Paleontologist, Willing to Travel Through Time

Wanted: One Paleontologist, Willing to Travel Through Time

Serious possibility of violent death. Must be willing to relocate to the Mesozoic.

We Finally Know More About the NASA Mars Mission

We Finally Know More About the NASA Mars Mission

After years of waiting, the agency has shared concrete details about how they plan to put humans on the red planet.

NASA Launched a Massive Search Engine Full of Space Photos

NASA Launched a Massive Search Engine Full of Space Photos

In the middle of tremulous times here on planet Earth, NASA has offered us a way out. Well, at least a look out.

Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi

Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi

The astronaut says his career is evidence of science fiction's influence on real-life space travel.