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Fiction Writing: Improve Your Story Skills by Cross-Genre Study

Fiction Writing: Improve Your Story Skills by Cross-Genre StudyHere’s a grid I found that might be useful:<b>Improving Your Writing Skills (from</b> …

Dramatic images capture lava exploding as it reaches Pacific

Geology

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

7 Surprisingly Common Personality Disorders That Are Hardest To Spot

Out of the ten personality disorders recognized in the DSM-5, some may seem more obvious and easy to diagnose, while other signs of personality …

According To Physicists Parallel Worlds Interact With Us

<b>According to new claims made by some physicists, there are other parallel worlds that interact with us.</b><p>Quantum mechanics is a tested science, but it …

Sleeps With Monsters: Six Hotly Anticipated Upcoming Books

It’s a third of the way into the year already, and I’m not at all sure where the time went. (A black hole at the centre of the universe? My …

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of April 2018

<i>For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi &</i> …

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: March 2018

<i>Apex</i> issue 106 cover by Benedick Bana<p>From the problems with eating trilobites, to sentient underwater beings attacking our coastal cities, to Greek …

Can’t Get Enough RP1? Try These 25 Books Like READY PLAYER ONE

Maybe you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years and have somehow missed all the buzz surrounding Ernest Cline’s sci-fi …

Pick Some Books And We'll Tell You Which Word Describes You Best

A soul test for bookworms.

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

If you score more than 5/10 in this quiz, you remember more from school than you think

Only 2% of the population can get more than five out of 10 answers correct<p>Masters of general knowledge, it's time to step up! This new quiz is said …

Quizzes

Stephen Hawking’s final message to the world

The theoretical physicist was known for bringing clarity to some of the most mind-bending ideas in science and his final days were no exception.<p>In …

Physics

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Conspiracies

How Israel is becoming the world's top cyber superpower

Israel, or "Startup Nation" as some call it, has become a world leader in cyber security. And the nation's military is fueling its supremacy.<p>Although Israel makes no cars of its own, the world's top auto-security companies are all Israeli. The country also receives roughly one-fifth of the world's …

Vladimir Putin was confronted by a British journalist over the poisoning of a former spy — and his reply was brutal

A BBC journalist confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin about the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal and he received a brutal response.<p>Steve Rosenberg, the BBC's Moscow correspondent, collared Putin at an agriculture event in Krasnodar, in southwestern Russia, asking, "Is Russia behind …

The App You Need To Download, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

Look at the home screen of any phone or tablet, and you can learn a lot about its owner. Scrolling through the apps they've downloaded can give you a …

Apps

Why do we want to find neutrinos, anyway?

Neutrinos are among the most abundant particles in the universe. They are also incredibly difficult to detect. In fact, they are so elusive that …

Physics

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of March 2018

In the great kingdom of Quandis, everyone is a slave. Some are slaves to the gods. Most are slaves to everyone else. Blessed by the gods with lives …

Books

This Myers-Briggs personality test alternative is based on a centuries-old system

From stress-busting techniques to digital detoxes, sometimes analog life is the best life. And if you want to learn something new, you actually have …

U.S. death rate in pregnancy, childbirth raises "great concern"

The number of U.S. women who die during or soon after pregnancy may be higher than previously thought -- and it's on the rise, according to a new …

Pregnancy

Mysterious 15th-Century ‘Alien’ Voynich Manuscript Finally Decoded Using Artificial Intelligence

Computer science experts at the University of Alberta have reportedly cracked the code of the mysterious Voynich manuscript using the power of …

If you want to be smarter, build in an hour of daily contemplation

The word “genius” is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it’s often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius—and we should—but it’s about time we stopped …

Self-improvement

How to be more creative, according to science

Whether you get mesmerized by Vincent van Gogh's painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein's theories about spacetime, you'll probably agree that both pieces of work are products of mind-blowing creativity.<p>Imagination is what propels us forward as a species — it expands our worlds and brings us …

Samsung is working on a phone with screens on both sides — here are three futuristic ideas

Samsung uses curved display technology in phones like the Galaxy S8. Now it's trying to figure out how it's going to use that technology to completely change the way smartphones look in the future.<p>A patent, recently discovered by the Dutch blog LetsGoDigital, reveals several ideas Samsung has for …

The Creepiest Thing About You, According To Your Myers-Briggs Type

When all is said and done, the internet has two main purposes: cat videos and personality quizzes. Who among us can honestly say they haven't stayed …

Psychology

How Much Did Albert Einstein Study?

<i>How much did Albert Einstein study? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jack Fraser, Master’s Physics, University of Oxford, on Quora:</b><p>There are a lot of myths and rumors flying around …

Physics

Girl’s father tortured her for a decade to make her ‘superhuman’

At least twice a week, an 8-year-old Maude Julien was made to grasp an electric fence for 10 minutes at a time without betraying any feeling — no …

Depression

Famous Chinese ‘Rooftopper’ Falls to Death from 62-Story Building

A well-known Chinese ‘rooftopping’ photographer fell to his death from the top of a 62-story skyscraper after the stunt he was attempting went …

How to Make It Easier to Wake Up in The Morning, According to Science

Just five more minutes...<p>Getting a good sleep can be tough, and this can lead to feeling less than refreshed when you wake up in the morning.<p>Falling …

PC Gaming