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9 High-Altitude, High-Stakes Stories About Flying Sailors

Sci-fi and fantasy have their fair share of oddly specific tropes. Why are mad scientists always inventing shrink rays? Where do all those mysterious …

Science Fiction

Sorcerer of the Wildeeps Is an Epic Fantasy Unlike Anything You’ve Read Before

We’re living in an exciting era for fantasy literature, with a lot of really interesting approaches to magical worldbuilding. But I’ve still never …

6 of the Most Fascinating Galactic Empires Outside of Star Wars

Invariably, when the topic of galactic empires comes up, someone will reference Star Wars—the muddy details of the Empire’s economy and structure, …

Science Fiction

‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ Goes from $5 to Freemium in Latest Update

Gameloft has continued to shift its titles to the freemium model, with Modern Combat 5: Blackout being the latest. Formerly, this game was $5.79 CAD …

Vienna brings in gay-themed crossing lights for Eurovision Song Contest

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pedestrians waiting to cross the road in the Austrian capital of Vienna will now be greeted by an unusual sight.<p>Ahead of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, nearly 50 "walk" lights have been adapted with new symbols showing couples -- some of them same-sex.<p>Instead of a single …

Senate Republicans seek to preserve NSA power to collect phone records

Senate Republicans have launched the opening salvo in a battle over government surveillance powers, introducing a bill to preserve intact the National Security Agency's authority to store and search domestic telephone records.<p>Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sparked a public furor in 2013 when …

Surveillance