Patrick Stewart dropped in to Dragon Con to surprise this little Trekkie whose Make-a-Wish was to meet the Star Trek captain. Dawn Garrigus is eleven years old and living with mitochondrial disease, but more importantly, she's got great taste in science fiction. Patrick Stewart and the Make a Wish Foundation of Georgia made it possible for the pair to meet at Dragon Con where they shared this adorable hug.
The town of Vulcan, Alberta has launched the most ambitious crowd-funding project in the history of space-time - $2 billion - with the goal of funding real-world warp-drive research. Is it even doable? There are legitimate NASA scientists who say yes. Is it a tourism stunt? Possibly. Is it kinda awesome anyway? F*ck yeah, it is.