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# Science Fiction

All time
Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.
# a brilliant void
An Irish science-fiction story predicted the plot of Back to the Future
Read an extract from a book of science fiction short stories written by Irish writers.
# Crystal Ball
These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future
When science fiction becomes fact.
# empty city
What would Dublin look like if everyone vanished?
That’s what this new Irish sci-fi drama asks,
# we want to believe
Mulder and Scully have been sharing the love on Twitter
The truth is out there.
# reality bytes
'Hard Sci-Fi movies' gives unrealistic blockbusters a harsh reality check
The Twitter account has been adjusting your favourite movies with a dose of realism.
# starship troopers
This satirical sci-fi film predicted a lot of today's technology
Tablet computers, robotic surgery, voice recognition, video calls — all of these featured in Starship Troopers before the turn of the century.
# sharknado
Tara Reid makes a fool of herself on American television...
…ahead of doing it on our screens in Sharknado tonight.
# Risky
13 major global risks that used to be the stuff of science fiction
Orbital debris, persistent extreme weather, digital meltdown, geomagnetic storms… the World Economic Forum considers some risky business.
# Collider
JJ Abrams' new blockbuster filming in Dublin?
Edgar Wright is directing the ‘Collider’ science fiction project.
# need to know
The Evening with added iSorry
Some of the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Ray Bradbury
Author Ray Bradbury passes away aged 91
The Fahrenheit 451 writer sometimes surprised even himself with the sheer volume of work he managed to produce throughout his 70-year career.
# Space
We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit
Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.
# Weird Science
Chart of the week: Golfers at the Open named Simon
Our team of boffins have been working their calculators into dust figuring this one out.
# Geography
After a sluggish first round, where do TV commentators think he's from?
The Holywood man is back in the clubhouse with a one over par 71. So where does that leave him?
# Science
Chart of the week: the topics up for discussion on The Sunday Game
Our team of statisticians were sent to the lab for the week with a graph book and some crayons. And this is what they came up with it.
# Science Fiction
Chart of the week: Conor Niland v Roger Federer
He booked his place at the All-England Club but ultimately narrowly missed the Fed Express. How does Conor Niland’s record stand now with the Swiss master?
# Science Fiction
Chart of the week: Do events on the pitch correlate to Davy Fitzgerald's swearing?
He says he doesn’t care that he was ‘caught’ on camera last Sunday and he doesn’t listen to Gift Grub. But Davy Fitz is this week’s guinea pig.
# Science Fiction
Chart of the week: should Ireland stick with McShane as skipper?
Our team of boffins have studied the stats all week – and here’s our scientific recommendation for Trap.
# Science Fiction
Chart of the Week: does the price of a pint indicate a win for Ireland in Macedonia?
Trap’s side are in Skopje for a crunch Euro 2012 showdown. Does the inflationary cost of a pint correlate with rising Irish fortunes in Macedonia?
# Scientology
Scientologists say Russia has lifted 'extremist literature' ban
Some writings by the movement’s founder, science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, were banned in late April after a Siberian court found them to be “extremist literature.”