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3 Hidden Gems of Board Gaming You Should Be Playing

Every year, there are tons of great games that make a tremendous splash in the board game community. Last year we saw huge hits like <i>Scythe</i> and</i> …

Board Games

A Girl Tests the Limits of Her Humanity in Post-Apocalyptic Coming-of-Age Tale The Edge

In the not-so-distant future, a young woman and her father have retreated to the wilderness, the only place where humans can still feel some …

Navy SEALs explain how a leader's ego can destroy a team

Former Navy SEALs and "Extreme Ownership" authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin explain what makes a great leader.<p>Follow Jocko and Leif on Twitter. Listen to Jocko's podcast.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Military

4 Books Exploring the History and Impact of Science-Fiction

If you’re looking for a crash course in science-fiction, then Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s The Big Book of Science Fiction should be your very first …

Science Fiction

Top 10 2017 Science Fiction Novels I Want Now

2017 is here and, with it, new science fiction!<p>There are some great titles coming out this year. It is an exciting time for science fiction readers, …

Science Fiction

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

China's Cyber-Focused Military Unit Emerges from the Shadows

It has been nearly a year since the first round of military reforms responsible for the creation of the Strategic Support Force (戰略支援部隊; SSF). Although media reports were initially forthcoming with information, references to the SSF quickly dropped off, leaving far more questions than answers. …

Military

Watch Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer’s Haunting, Animated Take on Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy”

The late Leonard Cohen’s 1992 anthem “Democracy” feels not just fresh, but painfully relevant these days.<p>Cohen, a Canadian who spent much of his …

Neil Gaiman

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

The typical explanation for Chicago’s gang violence is as follows. Young gang members in small, disorganized cliques shoot each...<p>The frigate …

Military

How to make your own video game: Guide to using Twine, GameMaker: Studio and Unity engines

But whether you prefer console or PC gaming, chances are at some point you've wondered about making your own game — even if all you managed to do was …

Game Development

Great Gifts for the More Advanced Board Game Connoisseur

Board games are awesome! There have been a ton of excellent ones out in just the last year or two. And that’s especially true for the more hobbyist …

Geek

'Do not fear failure': The best pieces of life advice from General George S. Patton

Patton, who commanded the US's 7th Army in Europe and the Mediterranean during World War II, is perhaps just as well known for his amazing insight into what makes for excellent and successful leadership.<p>Showcasing Patton's most memorable and poignant quotes is author Charles M. Province in …

Military

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Tom Hiddleston

The board hoard: your monthly guide to the best new board games

This month’s regular roundup of the best new tabletop titles features Captain Sonar, A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King and HMS Dolores<p>Welcome to our regular roundup of the best new board games, where we sift through a stack of newly released tabletop titles to help you find the ones you’ll love. …

This 3-minute animation will change the way you see the universe

Carl Sagan told us that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all of the Earth's beaches. At the same time, there are more H 2 O molecules in just 10 drops of water than there are stars.<p>Ranging from the unimaginably small to the unimaginably big, the scale of the …

Universe

Beautiful equations: how insects walk on water and galaxies form – video

The Navier-Stokes equations explore how all fluids behave, from liquids and gases to weather systems and galaxies. For Dr Hannah Fry they are the perfect example of how powerful mathematics can be when it comes to unlocking the romance of nature<p>Magic numbers: can maths equations be beautiful?

Starfinder hopes to do for space opera what D&D has done for fantasy

Have starship, will roleplay<p>Much like the cult classic <i>Firefly</i>, players will have to find a crew, find a job and keep on flying.<p>But there’s a twist.<p>"You can call it science fiction if you want," publisher Erik Mona told Polygon earlier this year. "But I call it ‘science fantasy.’ I’ve always been …

The Classic Sci-Fi Art of Peter Elson | Peter Elson Fantasy Artist

<b>Peter Elson</b> was a British science fiction and fantasy artist we grew up with here in the UK, his ability to create strange alien worlds and out of …

Three of the Meanest Board Games You’ll Play (That Aren’t Diplomacy)

<i>Diplomacy</i> is an epic game of negotiation and strategy, but it is unbelievably brutal (partly because it takes so long). If you’ve spent hours …

5 Massive Space Operas to Read Between Marathon Sessions of No Man's Sky

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is the most talked-about game of the summer, a massive space exploration sim boasting a universe so vast, the creators estimate 99 …

James S.A. Corey

Five things pediatricians want dads to know about parenting

Pediatricians have a message for fathers: You're more important to your child's health and well-being than you — and we — might have realized.<p>After assessing more than a decade's worth of psychological and sociological research, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new report about …

Parenting

The Full SCI-FI, FANTASY & GENRE Movie Release Schedule

Credit: Warner Bros.<p>In addition to the plethora of comic book-based superhero movies in the next few years, there are a variety of other films such …

Movies

Outlive: A Game of Post-Apocalyptic Survival

When a Kickstarter is launched for a new tabletop game and that Kickstarter finds itself fully funded in 25 minutes, you’ve got to stop and take …

Cyberpunk short film shows transhuman martial arts and the future of computer love

A couple of years ago, we were treated to a fan-made take on a live-action <i>Akira</i> movie, and it was amazing.<p>Now the same director has returned with …

This Space Opera Book Is Pure Insane Fun

<i>Star Wars</i> is over for now. <i>The Expanse</i> is off the air, and we have months to wait until <i>Star Trek</i> comes back to the big screen. So where are we going …

This Is What Darth Vader's Theme Would Have Been If He Had Been The Hero

Darth Vader’s Imperial March is - apart from the Main Theme - the most iconic part of the music of Star Wars. It’s big, bombastic and menacing. So, …

Science Fiction

World’s First Fully 3D Printed Revolver Gun Created By Engineering Student (video)

A new 3D printed gun has been created by Mechanical engineering student James Patrick which takes the form of the world’s first fully 3D printed …