Author: Amy C. Chambers

(Don’t) Ask a Scientist!: The Good, the Bad, and the Accuracy

This post originally appeared on the Unsettling Scientific Stories project blog At the end of March I went to my first science fiction convention: EasterCon. Also known as the British National Science Fiction Convention, now in its 67th year, the convention is given a name that reflects its location or theme each year and for the Manchester EasterCon we had… Read more →

You gotta make way for the Homo Superior: Mutation, Evolution, and Super Powers on Screen

Recently I went to a fascinating research seminar on the history of the theory of mass extinction and the human fears of and impact on extinction given by historian of biology, Dr David Sepkoski (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (University of Manchester). It got me… Read more →

Jessica Jones: Science, Realism, & Netflix

This post contains **spoilers** for the Netflix series’ Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Please take a look at my previous post on Daredevil for further discussion of the show. Only seven months after the successful release of Daredevil, Netflix have given us Jessica Jones. It is part of a series of four shows produced by Netflix – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist – that will eventually crossover into… Read more →