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Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

A long-lost satire by F. Scott Fitzgerald perfectly mocks the fake news of the 1920s

Nearly 100 years ago, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a short story mocking what we now might call “fake news.” The story, never published, remained in the archives until today.<p>This morning, the New Yorker published “The I.O.U.,” a satire written in 1920 about the way publishers chase sensational …

Literature

This Photographer Takes Landscape Photos That Will Mess With Your Head

Turkish graphic designer and photographer Aydın Büyüktaş has mastered the art of surrealism, and his latest project will leave your head spinning in …

The most hyper Jack Russell terrier melts the internet's heart

This little dog may not have won best in show, but he won our hearts.<p>Olly, a Jack Russell terrier, participated in the Rescue Dog Agility at Crufts 2017, the world's largest dog show. During the obstacle course, he went crazy with excitement:<p>Olly wasn't the only one having fun -- the announcer was, …

Pets

Galaxy S8 Final Specs and Features Leaked

Obtained by 9 to 5 Google via KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the report says that the Galaxy S8 will sport a 5.8-inch screen, while the larger …

Underwater Ancient Cities and Ruins

Mysterious and strange, these ancient cities and buildings survived during sometimes more than 1000 years, protected by water. Deeply hidden in the …

40K: The RPG Setting We Need

With Dark Heresy all but gone, it’s time to find a new home for the Grrim Darkness of the 41st Millennium…<p><i>The temple gleamed alabaster in the light</i> …

10 Books Every Dungeon Master Needs to Read

#4- Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard<p>Accomplish what no one else has. Get treasure. Become Great for Greatness’ sake. These motivate Conan and …

Books

Dungeons & Dragons is finally getting a proper digital app (update)

This is not the first attempt at a digital companion<p>Dungeons & Dragons is building a modern digital toolset. Called Dungeons & Dragons Beyond, it will feature a mobile companion app for Dungeon Masters and players alike. Scheduled to enter beta release this summer, the tools will be designed and …

The Idiot tells an exceedingly charming story about idiots in college

There’s something magical about the way you meet people in college. Questions, uncomfortably intimate and undeniably intrusive, are asked …

These photos force you to look the victims of climate change in the eye

Popular Science Blogs<p>Nexus Media News<p>An interview with photographer Joel Sartore<p><i>Joel Sartore has made it his mission to bring the planet’s most strange and exotic creatures into your living room. He shot nearly 400 portraits for his latest book, *The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the</i> …

Nature

8 Plank Variations That Will Make Your Abs Scream

Not your granddaddy's planks.

Workouts

Living and Loving Through Loss: Beautiful Letters of Consolation from Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Words of comfort and compassion from Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, Johannes Brahms, and Charles Dickens.<p><i>“Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be,”</i> Joan Didion wrote in her classic memoir of loss. But however uncertain its guise may …

Meet the Woke Misogynist

I usually stretch a Tinder chat over days or even weeks, warily circling a guy to make sure he seems like a decent human. But on that sticky summer …

Feminism

Don’t forget this: You, too, can acquire a super memory

Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring<p>Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly superhuman feats such as memorizing a string …

The Brain

Actually, There Are 3 Boaty McBoatfaces

England’s latest trio of Antarctica-bound autonomous underwater vehicles share a name representing the nexus of science and internet trolling. Boaty …

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Books

Gather Your Fellowship For a Tolkien Inspired Tabletop Day

The wonderful thing about International Tabletop Day is that it’s a day for gamers of all sorts. Whether you’re planning to attend an all day event …

Board Games

The best board games of 2016

The Board Game Geek community weighs in on the best of the best<p>Over the past few years the team at Board Game Geek has grown to become a powerful force in the tabletop space. It boasts an exhaustive database on games, both new and old, that is constantly refreshed by its well-informed community. …

Superman Tries to Convince Batman of the Benefits of Murder in New Injustice 2 Trailer

“How many more innocent people die before you accept that some lives need to be taken?!” That’s Superman yelling at (presumably) Batman in the newest</i> …

A game where Character Creation is the Whole Game

Fans of old computer RPGs will doubtless agree that best part of many was the character creation screen, where you get to fool around with portraits, …

No Man’s Sky was built for this photo mode

Are we into No Man’s Sky again?<p><i>No Man’s Sky</i> developer Hello Games added a photo mode to the PS4 version of the game with its Foundation Update, last November. But for today’s Path Finder Update — which includes visual updates like 4K support on PS4 Pro, HDR support, better textures and lighting — …

No Man's Sky Path Finder update too enormous and rad to detail in a headline

No Man’s Sky has a stack of new content and some fantastic new features. You may believe again.<p>No Man’s Sky copped a lot of flack at release for not …

The Real Identity of DC's Mysterious 'Other' Clark Kent Has Finally Been Revealed

If you’ve been following <i>Superman</i> comics recently, then you’re gonna be fully aware that the Man of Steel has been having one <i>hell</i> of a time. He had …

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching ‘The Expanse’

<i>Battlestar Galactica</i> ended in 2009, and in many ways, SyFy channel has been searching for its successor ever since. <i>Helix</i> didn’t do it; <i>Defiance</i> didn’t …

This 8 Hour Space Epic Is Perfect for International Tabletop Day – Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition

<i>Twilight Imperium</i> has been capturing the hearts and tables of gamers for almost twenty years. It’s the game that launched Fantasy Flight Games and is …

Board Games

47K-Mile 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8

This 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III is accompanied by a thorough paper trail of records and service receipts dating back to when the car was new, …

New 'American Gods' Instagram Videos Reveal Characters' Secrets

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s upcoming television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s <i>American Gods</i> is taking a leaf out of <i>The OA</i>’s book — not in terms of …

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Tor.com's Women's Day flash fiction sf anthology

Celebrate International Women's Day in stfnal style with Nevertheless She Persisted, a free anthology of original flash fiction by some of science …

China tried to get the U.S. to negotiate with North Korea. The U.S. declined.

BEIJING — The United States rebuffed a proposal from China to “apply the brakes” to an escalating standoff with North Korea, saying “positive action” was required before it would engage with the “irresponsible” Kim Jong Un.<p>China was trying to mediate the rising tensions in East Asia, which pit its …

North Korea