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The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Books

The Universe Might Have a Delete Button - And It Could Destroy Physics as We Know It

Eep.<p>Here’s something to think about - physicists have proposed that the Universe could have a 'self destruct' mechanism, whereby everything in …

Physics

"Was God a Hacker That Put Us All Together?"

How certain are you that your fellow humans are conscious?<p>The best artificial intelligences today can perform narrow tasks pretty well. If we want to …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Climate Change World War III? Environmentalist Bill McKibben Thinks So

“World War III is well and truly underway. And we are losing.” So writes environmental activist, author, and journalist Bill McKibben in a recent …

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.<p>High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy examines the future effects of …

Water

'NASA images show giant hole at North Pole leading to hollow Earth' conspiracy theorists claim

These images reveal NASA is hiding a huge hole leading directly to the centre of the Earth, conspiracy theorists have claimed.<p>The “devastating” …

Paranormal

NASA Announces It's Working on Force Fields And Deep Sleep Chambers For Astronauts

Yes!<p>NASA has just announced funding for eight ambitious new space projects, which include the development of new habitats far away from planet Earth, …

Sun May Have Devoured a Bigger, "Earth-like" Planet

Our solar system may have once been a much more crowded place than it is today.<p>A study has suggested at least one super-Earth sized planet may have …

Planetary Habitability

Kerry: Navy destroyer could have 'shot down' Russian fighter jets

<b>(CNN) —</b> America's top diplomat condemned a close encounter between Russian fighter jets and a U.S. Navy destroyer, saying his nation's military could have opened fire under the rules of engagement.<p>Secretary of State John Kerry described Russia's action as "reckless and provocative."<p>Initial reports …

Military

The "R" in RNA can easily be made in space, and that has implications for life beyond Earth

New research suggests that the sugar ribose -- the "R" in RNA -- is probably found in comets and asteroids that zip through the solar system and may be more abundant throughout the universe than was previously thought.<p>The finding has implications not just for the study of the origins of life on …

Astronomy

Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests

Researchers find clouds contain more liquid – as opposed to ice – than was previously believed, threatening greater increase in temperatures<p>Climate change projections have vastly underestimated the role that clouds play, meaning future warming could be far worse than is currently projected, …

Climate Change

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets: study

Losses could soar to $24tn and wreck the global economy in worst case scenario, first economic modelling estimate suggests<p>Climate change could cut the value of the world’s financial assets by $2.5tn (£1.7tn), according to the first estimate from economic modelling.<p>In the worst case scenarios, often …

Fossil Fuels

Climate Catastrophe, Coming Even Sooner?

One of the first people to propose that climate change could result in rapid sea-level rise was an eccentric British geographer named John Mercer. A hesitant speaker in public, Mercer was less restrained in private. He was once arrested for jogging naked. It was said that he liked to do his …

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

7 bad speaking habits that turn people off immediately

Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about you do say as what you <i>don't</i>.<p>Here are the bad habits you need to avoid if you …