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Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on what happens when machines 'reach the level that is impossible for humans to compete'

LISBON, Portugal — Garry Kasparov knew as early as 1997 — 20 years ago — that humans were doomed, he says. It was in May of that year, in New York, that he lost a six-game chess match to IBM's Deep Blue, the most powerful chess computer of its day.<p>Today, it seems obvious Kasparov should have lost. …

Artificial Intelligence

Five of the best roads in Britain to enjoy the glories of Autumn

Autumn's golden colours have turned Britain into a picture. If you're looking to make the most of it, enjoy our pick of the nation's most picturesque …

Scotland

8 Must-Watch Movie Trailers Of The Week [11.11.17]

Tom Hanks. Al Pacino. Christian Bale. Three of Hollywood's most revered actors – and three stars of this week's trending movie trailers.First up is …

Al Pacino

See Gosling, Ford, Leto in the ominous, thrilling “Blade Runner 2049″ trailer

The highly anticipated sequel of the 1982 film just dropped a thrilling new trailer<p>More than two months after the premiere of a first teaser, a new full-length trailer has been dropped for the upcoming "Blade Runner 2049" — and it's more thrilling than anyone had good reason to hope.<p>Unveiled on …

12 things we’ve learned trying to visit all 2,563 British railway stations

Moaning about trains has become a national sport in Britain, where a special kind of antipathy is reserved for our much-maligned railway network.<p>And why not? Trains in this country are expensive, overcrowded and beset by delays – and don’t even get us started on the overpaid railway bosses. Yes, …

Film director Oliver Stone interviews Vladimir Putin for a four-hour documentary series to air on Showtime

Oliver Stone, the American film director has held a series of rare interviews with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to be aired in installments in June.<p>"The Putin Interviews" will be broadcast as a documentary series in four parts by Showtime, the US network beginning on June 12.<p>The cable network …

War veterans: Confessions of a Japanese kamikaze pilot, Nazi officer, Russian war hero and more...

Photographer Sasha Maslov has tracked down more than 100 Second World War veterans over the last decade - and has travelled around the world to photograph them at home. Among his subjects are a Japanese pilot who was recruited at just 14, a German officer who risked execution by his own country to …

12 day trips that are less than an hour’s train journey from London

Do you need more time?<p>London has a habit of making everyone feel rushed. Whether it’s commuting from Tooting to White City or travelling from your …

Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep

Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi’s mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up.<p>The National Sleep Foundation found in a study that two-thirds of children under 10 …

Kids

Year in science: 15 amazing things humans discovered in 2016

It's been a bumper few years for "exoplanets" – planets orbiting distant stars – but we will never find a closer one than this.<p>Astronomer Paul Butler …

LIGO

From the sun to planet nine: A stunning tour of our solar system

The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>Our solar system is a fascinating …

In the First Alien: Covenant Trailer, Everything Possible Has Gone Wrong

As a special treat this holiday season, the very first trailer for <i>Alien: Covenant</i> was released at midnight. So sit back and be filled with best …

Harrison Ford is back as Rick Deckard in the first trailer for Blade Runner 2049

It’s been 30 years<p>After more than 10 months since the <i>Blade Runner</i> sequel was announced, the film finally has its first teaser trailer.<p>Warner Bros. released the teaser for the film, which was given the official title <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> in October, earlier today. According to a leaked description of …

A Completely Subjective List Of The Top 20 Sci Fi Books - Sci-Fi Addicts

<i>In this list of my top 20 sci-fi books, you’ll find both books that were crowd pleasers and books that were genre makers.</i><p>It’s going to be impossible …

Science Fiction

12 Utterly Quaint Places You Must Visit In Southern England

England is an incredibly beautiful country… although we’ve got some pretty incredible cities (here’s looking at you, London) there are a whole heap …

Amazing

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director kills off co-workers in gory 'The Belko Experiment' trailer

After directing Marvel's <i>Guardians of the Galaxy,</i> James Gunn had Hollywood waiting with baited breath for his next project. Rather than attach himself …

The science fiction podcasts every nerd should listen to

To help you ignore your dystopian reality.<p><i>This post has been updated, and will probably be updated again, because that's how best-of lists should work.</i><p>I love podcasts, you love podcasts, your grandma probably loves podcasts. Looking for some science fiction you can enjoy while your eyeballs do …

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

Monty Python

10 new trailers you should watch this week

All the shows and movies you should be looking out for<p>Last week, I went to see <i>Citizen Jane: Battle for the City</i>, a documentary on Jane Jacobs' work as an urban planning writer and activist, with a particular focus on her battles to save New York City from some godawful ideas about cutting up more …

Movies

The trailer for "Beware The Slenderman" is here, and it looks absolutely horrifying

If you’ve been following the Slenderman case, you’ll definitely want to watch this. A trailer for the “Beware The Slenderman” documentary, which is …

How an Unfilmable Story Turned Into the Year’s Best Sci-Fi Movie

Adaptations are a dime a dozen in Hollywood—but Arrival might be one of the unlikeliest. Here’s how an obscure, brainy Ted Chiang story was brilliantly (and painstakingly) translated for the big screen.<p><i>Arrival</i> should have been unfilmable. Denis Villeneuve’s latest, a heady sci-fi movie starring Amy …

Science Fiction

How We’re Actually Going to Mars: Inside the Groundbreaking New TV Series

Itching to leave the country, if not the planet? National Geographic’s new series reveals how close we are to getting humans to Mars—and what’s going …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Watch the trailer for ‘Valerian,’ the next sci-fi epic from the director of ‘The Fifth Element’

Forget <i>Star Trek Beyond</i>. Forget <i>Rogue One</i>. Forget <i>Passengers</i>.<p><i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i> could be the most exciting sci-fi adventure …

Science Fiction

Sci-Fi Books that Changed the Genre Forever

When thinking of sci-fi books that changed the genre forever, there are a number of contexts that need to be considered. Science fiction books have …

Science Fiction

The First Teaser Trailer for Trainspotting 2 Is Here

Sick Boy, Renton, Begbie and Spud are back.<p>Over two decades after <i>Trainspotting</i> was released, Danny Boyle has reunited the film’s original cast for a …

Louis Theroux made a film about Scientology and the trailer is wacky

Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux is well-known for confronting the weird, the wacky and the controversial in his work, but in his first …

Voyager 1 Reaching Interstellar Space 35 Years after Leaving Earth | Strange Unexplained Mysteries

The top 100 unexplained mysteries of the world<p>0 0<p>Voyager 1 Reaching Interstellar Space 35 Years after Leaving Earth<p>NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, …