Joelle Renstrom
Joelle Renstrom

Joelle Renstrom lives in Boston, where she teaches and writes about all things geeky. Her blog, Could This Happen?, explores the relationship between science and science fiction.

Future Tense
April 9 2015 8:00 AMArtificial Intelligence, Real Emotion?Ex Machina asks whether machines can have feelings—or at least fake it.
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March 14 2014 8:25 AMThe Most Terrifying Kids’ BookA transhumanist wants children to know that Death Is Wrong.
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July 11 2013 10:36 AMIsaac Asimov Would Love Pacific Rim's Robots
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Jan. 9 2013 12:36 PMWhat Would Aldous Huxley Say About Our Always-Connected Society?
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June 26 2012 3:00 PMCould the Earth’s Rotation Really Slow Down Like It Does in the New Novel The Age of Miracles?
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Sept. 30 2014 7:36 AMAlmost HumaneWhat sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
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Jan. 8 2014 10:41 AMHere’s How to Convince the Public That We Need to Invest in Space Exploration
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March 29 2013 11:21 AMHow Farfetched Is the Clone Conspiracy on BBC America's Orphan Black?
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Aug. 8 2012 10:55 AMImplanting Memories Like in Total Recall: Could It Happen?
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May 21 2015 2:34 PM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
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May 22 2015 3:45 AM Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning In 10 percent of drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.