15 Greatest Science Fiction Movies Of All Time

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Science fiction movies are synonymous with escapism because they allow the viewers to experience a whole-new fictional and unreal world that is totally different from everyday reality. These movies are a rather weak type of commercial cinema with no aspirations to be taken very seriously. Nevertheless the genre has been a very popular one in all of motion pictures over the years.

Today’s article on our Science Blog ranks the best science fiction movies in the history of cinema on the basis of their cultural impact, longevity, critical recognition and cinematic influence.

1- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey

2- A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange

3- Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner

4- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

5- Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars

6- The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Day the Earth Stood Still

7- Alien (1979)


8- Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future

9- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

10- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

11- The Thing (1982)

The Thing

12- Avatar (2009)


13- Planet of the Apes (1968)

Planet of the Apes

14- The War of the Worlds (1953)

The War of the Worlds

15- The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix


15 Famous Black Scientists in History

Famous Black Scientists in History

Black people were not usually allowed to acquire formal education during the slavery era. As a matter of fact, various laws were passed in the South disallowing slave literacy in the wake of the slave rebellions and revolts. Nevertheless countless black scientists and inventors have made significant contributions to society and humanity.

In this article at Famous Scientists, we will discuss the famous black scientists, physicians, inventors throughout history and their wonderful achievements.

Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806)

Benjamin Banneker

African American astronomer, mathematician and author who who constructed America’s first functional clock.

Charles Drew (3 June 1904 – 1 April 1950)

Charles Drew

American physician, surgeon and medical researcher known as the inventor of the blood bank.

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (January 18, 1858 – August 4, 1931)

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

African American physician who performed the first prototype open-heart surgery.


Emmett Chappelle (born October 25, 1925)

Emmett Chappelle

African American scientist and researcher and a recipient of 14 U.S. patents, who discovered that a particular combination of chemicals caused all living organisms to emit light.

Ernest Everett Just (August 14, 1883 – October 27, 1941)

Ernest Everett Just

African American biologist and author known for his work on egg fertilization and the structure of the cell.

Garrett Morgan (March 4, 1877 – August 27, 1963)

Garrett Morgan

African American inventor who made both the first traffic signal invention and the first patented gas mask.

George Washington Carver (January 1864 – January 5, 1943)

George Washington Carver

American scientist and inventor and an extraordinary explorer and innovator of agricultural science.

James West (born February 10, 1931)

James West

African-American inventor who developed the mic in the 1960s; holds 47 U.S. and more than 200 foreign patents on microphones and techniques for making polymer foil-electrets.

Mae Jemison (born October 17, 1956)

Mae Jemison

American physician and NASA astronaut known for being the first black woman to travel in space.

Marie Maynard Daly (April 16, 1921 – October 28, 2003)

Marie Maynard Daly

The first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Norbert Rillieux (March 17, 1806 – October 8, 1894)

Norbert Rillieux

American inventor and engineer, best remembered for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator.

Patricia Bath (born November 4, 1942)

Patricia Bath

American ophthalmologist and inventor known for being the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention.

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975)

Percy Lavon Julian

African American researcher known for being a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.

Philip Emeagwali (born August 23, 1954)

Philip Emeagwali

Nigerian-born scientist and inventor known for first using a Connection Machine supercomputer to help analyze petroleum fields.

Prof. Samuel Massie Jr. (July 3, 1919 – April 10, 2005)

Prof. Samuel Massie Jr.

An organic chemist who was the first African American to teach at the U.S. Naval Academy.