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“Interstellar” movie offers good science research paper topics

The Interstellar movie offers many ideas for good research paper topics, including historical perspective on the dust bowl, science fiction and lots of science facts, climate change, and discussion about the future of mankind. Consider writing about some of the movie’s themes for your term paper.

Interstellar offers great topics in science. (Credit: blastr.com)

Interstellar offers great topics in science. (Credit: blastr.com)

The premise of the movie is that Earth has been devastated by climate change, and humanity has only a few generations left before it must find another world to live. Several daring explorers travel through a wormhole near Saturn into another galaxy that has a few planets that might support human life. Read more

Dystopian literature is catching fire

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins consists of The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010). The first two books in the series were both New York Times best sellers, and Mockingjay topped all U.S. bestseller lists upon its release.

The Hunger Games trilogy is a form of dystopian literature. (Credit: Lionsgate)

The Hunger Games trilogy is a form of dystopian literature. (Credit: Lionsgate)

The popularity of these young adult science fiction adventure novels has created a corresponding surge in interest in dystopian literature. Read more

“The Real History of Science Fiction” as a research paper topic

Science fiction plays an important role in modern culture and aspirations for the future. Once considered just a genre for adolescent boys, sci-fi is true literary fiction, television and film that lets all of us ask “What if?” It reflects our societal worries and fears, it lets us dream of wonderful science and technology-filled futures and it creates cautionary tales of disaster if we don’t change our selfish ways. The cable channel BBC America is airing a four-part documentary series “The Real History of Science Fiction.” The show offers good research paper topics; follow along to learn about science fiction’s history, legacy, and cultural influences.

The cast of BBC America's "The Real History of Science Fiction." (Credit: Matthew Jackson)

The cast of BBC America’s “The Real History of Science Fiction.” (Credit: Matthew Jackson)

The show’s four episodes are dedicated to space, time travel, alien invasions, and robots and cyborgs. Read more

Today’s cyborgs: Science articles discuss man & machine

From Frankenstein’s Monster to Tony Stark to Neil Harbisson, science and technology have played a role in enhancing human ability, whether science fiction or real life. Now brain-computer interface (BCI) is becoming more real and more promising for technological advancements. For a good research paper topic for your science and technology major consult science articles and a reputable science journal for information on today’s cyborgs.

Neil Harbisson is the first of several cyborgs. (Credit: Exponential Times)

Neil Harbisson is the first of several cyborgs. (Credit: Exponential Times)

Cyborg technological advances

Research into the technological advances that BCI can achieve is immense. Advances so far include testing with animals and humans. Read more

Literary fiction: Good research paper topics

With a wide range of themes, literary fiction offers many research topics.

With a wide range of themes, literary fiction offers many research topics.

Students of literary fiction looking for good research paper topics have many choices. The field has a diverse range of themes and genres, such as women’s studies, folklore, mysteries, theatrical and drama, popular fiction, science fiction, African American fiction and many more. Here are some tips for choosing a topic and conducting research.

Many genres of literary fiction 

Romantic literature – One of the many areas of research in literary fiction is romantic literature, which focuses on poetry, novels and travel writing created between the 1780s and 1820s. Elizabeth A. Bohls remarked in her book “Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies,” 2013, “In three decades, the study of Romantic literature has changed dramatically. Read more

Recent science articles probe science fact in Doctor Who 50th anniversary

Even 50 years later, we see how popular Doctor Who is in the science fiction world.

Even 50 years later, we see how popular Doctor Who is in the science fiction world.

Doctor Who first aired on British television November 23, 1963, and was popular with viewers from the very beginning. In true science fiction style, the show introduced bizarre concepts, such as time travel, different dimensions and regeneration, and scary alien monsters like the Cybermen and Daleks. For upcoming term papers, good research paper topics can include an examination of the science fact versus science fiction. Consult a reputable science journal or science article for information for your paper.

Time travel

The Doctor travels in space and time in his spaceship, the Tardis. But is time travel possible? Into the future, yes; into the past, no, according to British physicist Professor Brian Cox, who hosted the special The Science of Doctor Who as part of the BBC’s 50th anniversary celebration. Read more

Free reading on and by famous science fiction writers: Honoring Space Exploration Month

Science fiction author H.G.Wells

Science fiction author H.G.Wells (Photo by ZeroEnergyVN)

We’re continuing our celebration of Space Exploration Month in honor of the historic events that took place in the month of July! Visit Questia’s topic page on space exploration for more information on the memorable dates in space exploration history including the Apollo 11 lift off, the U.S.’s Moon Day and even the anniversary of NASA’s founding. Interest in space exploration has transcended generations, being kept alive by not only the heroes of space exploration themselves but also the writers who capture the mystery and excitement of space travel. Novels like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian Chronicles have had, and continue to have, a tremendous impact on the way readers view outer space. In honor of Space Exploration Month, we’re granting access to content on or by our library’s top five most researched science fiction writers for free for an entire month. Read more

Ray Bradbury: Day dreaming and doing what he loved

Author Ray Bradbury

Author Ray Bradbury (Photo by Alan Light)

Writer Ray Bradbury died June 5, 2012 at the age of 91 at his home in Los Angeles following a long illness due to stroke. This father of some of the best science fiction books of the twentieth century wrote anthologies, eight novels and hundreds of short stories. A 1966 movie was made of his book Fahrenheit 451, a 1969 anthology movie featured vignettes from his book The Illustrated Man and a 1980 television mini-series was made of his book The Martian Chronicles.

A lover of Jules Verne and Buck Rogers, Bradbury wrote his short stories by renting a typewriter for 20 cents an hour at the University of California — Los Angeles Library. During his lifetime he never used a computer and didn’t even drive. Read more