Aaron Dorshow

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New Microsoft Lumias may come with iris scanners to unlock phones in under 1 second

After Microsoft announced that it would lay off up to 7,800 employees, mostly in its phone division, you can't help but wonder about the future of …

How Tour De France Weight Regulations Will Make Your Next Bicycle Better

Believe it or not, you can walk into your Local Bike Shop and buy a bicycle that’s lighter and, in many ways more advanced, than the bikes being ridden by Chris Froome, Alberto Contador, and the other contenders in the Tour de France. And in a way, you have an obscure bike racing regulation to …

Tour de France

Bernie Sanders' Appeal Has Doubled Among Americans Since March

Although, to be fair, his "unfavorable" ratings have MORE than doubled.<p>Americans' views of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have grown more favorable as they continue to learn more about him, according to a new Gallup poll.<p>Sanders' "favorable" rating has doubled since March, jumping from 12 percent to …

Middle-class

‘The House of Picards’, The Captain of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Becomes as Ruthless as Frank Underwood in ‘House of Cards’

<i>Diplomacy is so overrated.</i><p>“The House of Picards” uses very clever editing by doubleg1701 to portray the normally genial Captain Jean-Luc Picard of</i> …

Don’t listen to William Shatner—’Star Trek’ is totally political

My phone buzzed and I looked down to see a text from my friend Myra. “You’re the only person I know who can successfully pick fights with …

Time-Saving #FlipTips from a Daily Commuter

Not many people say this, but I love my morning commute! I’ve got 25 minutes to enjoy my coffee, listen to some music, catch up on news, and do a little Flipboard curating. If you’re an active Flipboard user like me, you probably have a lot of great magazines, sections and topics saved. Where to …

This Company Wants To Recycle Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere

We recycle cans, we recycle clothes, yes, we even recycle bras and old prosthetic limbs.<p>But what if you could recycle some of your fossil fuels, the carbon dioxide (CO2) that’s emitted from using coal, oil and natural gas?<p>Carbon Engineering in Canada is powering up a plant which promises to do just …

Carbon Dioxide

Amazon built the Star Trek computer for your house

The Amazon Echo is like a standalone Siri that sits on your coffee or kitchen table.<p>It looks like a roll of paper towels and is almost less useful in its current version. But it represents an extremely promising future.<p>That future would look something like this: Every day when you come home from …

Smart Homes

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Ted Cruz is wrong about Captain Picard

Presidential hopeful and would-be Christ figure Ted Cruz recently did an interview with <i>The New York Times</i>, and it's an absolute must-read. Rather than delve deeply into policy, interviewer Ana Marie Cox presses the senator about who he is under that "wacko bird" exterior. As a youth, he was an …

Science Fiction

Smash Bros. Creator Pens Moving Iwata Eulogy

Sakurai: 'Even now the reality hasn’t sunk in.'<p>Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has penned a heartfelt eulogy for Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, who …

Retrogaming

5 Ways 'Star Trek' Philosophy Can Enrich Your Life (Gallery)

Star Trek Philosophy<p>Credit: CORBIS<p>"Star Trek" shows a vision of the future that we can certainly get behind. It's a universe where many can choose …

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is your next work computer

Once the console got a Netflix app circa 2008, we spent even more time together. Just about the only thing I didn't use it for was getting any kind of work done. It's a games console, after all.<p>But the Xbox One, the successor to the Xbox 360, is increasingly well-positioned to do everything — …

I Use Star Trek in My Classroom to Have Difficult Conversations About Race and Gender

The television series <i>Star Trek: The Original Series</i> (1966–1969) debuted one year after my immediate family and I relocated from the Harlem district …

Do You Have A Mellow Music Brain Or An Intense One?

Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music<p>You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on?<p>Although there’s no doubt that music preferences change over time and are shaped by social factors like what our friends …

Psychology

A new NASA-funded study lays out a plan to return humans to the Moon

Footprints by 2021 and a permanent base by the 2030s<p>Humans could return to the Moon in the next decade and live there a decade after, a new study claims. The announcement was made on the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew's first steps on the lunar surface.<p>The study, performed by NexGen Space …

Halo: Fleet Battles turns your table into a galactic battlefield

Despite the series' intergalactic scale, only a few of the Halo games have placed players into the fray of a proper space battle full of dogfights …

The Turing Phone is the craziest Android device you'll see this year

“We’re walking into the cipher phone age." That's the way Turing Robotics Industries CEO SYL Chao introduces the Turing Phone, an Android smartphone that aims to put security, durability, and fashion above all else. In a myriad of ways, the Turing is anything <i>but</i> your typical phone. There's no …

12-Year-Old Terminal Cancer Patient Distributes Legos to Other Sick Kids

Twelve-year-old Joseph Dees has been living with glioblastoma, an incurable brain tumor, for four years, enduring radiation, chemotherapy and many …

Ian McKellen's not slowing down, taking 'Mr. Holmes' on a thoughtful journey

Visiting a friend's apartment roof-deck here recently, the British actor<p>Ian McKellenquietly began singing to himself. The tune was not one you'd expect from someone who's won six Olivier Awards playing the likes of Richard III. It was far more contemporary — a number from the Disney musical "Beauty …

Beauty and the Beast

14 Ways to Decorate Your Home With LEGO Goodness

For most people, the word "brick" brings to mind brownish-red construction materials, but for a small segment of die-hard LEGO lovers, the word …

Lego

'Star Wars: Aftermath' novel reveals tragic, violent uprising after 'Return of the Jedi'

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan.<p>The fall of the Emperor, the death of Darth Vader, and the destruction of the second Death Star at the …

Jurassic World was wrong: velociraptors looked like this

Smallish and covered in feathers, the velociraptor was not nearly as scary as Steven Spielberg made out<p>The menacing, sinewy velociraptors portrayed in the Jurassic Park film franchise were completely wrong, scientists have discovered, after finding a relative of the dinosaur with huge feathery …

Go Set a Watchman: Book review

With To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee created one of fiction’s greatest heroes – but has its sequel destroyed him? Lucy Scholes reads Go Set a Watchman to find out.<p>Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird stands as a touchstone of heroism in the face of bigotry and injustice …

Literature

The Roads of the Future Are Hollow, Replaceable, and Made of Plastic

Driving beyond asphalt.<p>The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren't maintained). So why not makes roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs?<p>Working with the city of …

'Vixen' Is More Important Than 'Batman v Superman' To DC And Warner Bros.

Over the weekend, Warner Bros. took to the Comic-Con stage to unveil its true first action packed look at one of its most anticipated adaptations coming in the next few months. No, it’s not the one with the Superman guy taking on the Batman guy in an expensive spring tent-pole. Rather, this …

Comic Books

Why Africa is the new home of science fiction

A few years ago, I got very excited about Afrocyberpunk, a blog by Jonathan Dotse out of Accra, Ghana. The stories he posted suggested a strange and an exciting future for science fiction, proposing “not the science fiction of your grandfather or the Foundation of your Asimov” but “the dystopian …

Pulp Fiction

Should we build a village on the Moon?

The new head of the European Space Agency has a plan – for humanity to build a ‘village on the Moon’. Richard Hollingham asks him why.<p>Professor Johann-Dietrich Woerner has been in his new job as Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for a week. In charge of a €4.4 billion annual …

Space Science