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13 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books By POC That Could Be The Next 'Game Of Thrones'

I will be the first to admit that I am trash for George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. I love the world-building, the intricate …

Game of Thrones

Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US

<b>A mysterious Russian satellite displaying "very abnormal behaviour" has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official.</b><p>"We don't know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it," said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August.<p>She …

Armed Forces

Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'

<b>The effects of a powerful psychedelic drug are similar to a near-death experience, research suggests.</b><p>Answers to a questionnaire showed a "striking similarity" between people describing a near-death experience and volunteers given DMT.<p>The Imperial College London researchers concluded the near-death …

Imperial College London

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

<b>Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables - including cabbage, broccoli and kale - can reduce the risk of bowel cancers.</b><p>That cruciferous veg is good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive.<p>The team at the Francis Crick Institute found …

Cancer

Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

<b>Ordinary wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and explosives in public places, according to a study led by the Rutgers University in New Jersey.</b><p>Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of metal objects or estimate the volume of liquids, researchers claim.<p>Initial tests appeared …

Wi-Fi

Inside Siberia’s isolated community of forgotten women

<b>In the remote village of Yar-Sale, in Northern Siberia, lives a group of elderly women. Once part of a nomadic community of reindeer herders, in their old age they spend most of their days in seclusion, isolated from the world they loved.</b><p>While the men are encouraged to remain within the migrating …

Love Songs

Viral Nightmare-Eating Pufferfish Is Just Doing What It Does Best: Killing

The centipede didn't stand a chance.<p>If the enemy of your enemies is your friend, then this pufferfish is about to be your bestie. In a video that’s …

Fish

What a Grieving Orca Tells Us

People know a famous community of killer whales as individuals, with their own names, families, and personalities—which has made their woes even harder to take.<p>The first half of the killer whale’s scientific name—<i>Orcinus orca</i>—comes from the Latin for “of the realms of the dead.” For one population …

Whale Watching

Woodrow Wilson was extremely racist — even by the standards of his time

This Wednesday, a group of Princeton students stormed the offices of president Christopher Eisgruber to demand that Woodrow Wilson's name be removed from all programs and buildings at the university. That's a big ask. Princeton has an entire school — the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and …

Why are so many lullabies also murder ballads?

In the 1920s, the poet Federico García Lorca heard a woman in Granada sing a lullaby to her child and was struck by the acute sadness of the song. In …

Domestic Abuse

12 Color-Coded Sci-Fi & Fantasy Sagas

Here’s a trope that pops up in sci-fi and fantasy stories more than you might realize: societies broken down by color coding. Sometimes it is handled …

Books

Will we ever be able to freeze time?

Stasis is a way of pausing physical and chemical processes – including those of life. It could be a way for us to save the critically ill, or allow ultra-long space missions.<p>The American poet Delmore Schwartz once wrote: “Time is the fire in which we burn.” We are born, we live and we die. Yet …

Theory of Relativity

The simple change that can save patients’ lives

The alarms, beeps and chatter of a hospital aren’t just uncomfortable for patients and staff: the noise can undermine safety and health. One entrepreneur is on a mission to change this<p>Yoko Sen’s livelihood rests on her sensitive ears. As an ambient electronic musician, being hyper-tuned to sound is …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fourteen words that define the present

At a time when the world is changing more quickly than ever before, we need a new vocabulary to help us grasp what’s happening. Cameron Laux picks out 14 words and phrases that can help us think differently.<p>In George Orwell’s famous prognostication of the future (a dystopia, of course), what he …

Civil Rights

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins

<b>Scientists have found that our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to evolve, a study suggests.</b><p>As our early ancestors began to walk on two legs, they would also have hung about in trees, using their feet to grasp branches.<p>They walked differently on the ground, but were still able to move …

Humanity

Virgin Galactic’s Rocket Man

Subscribe »<p>A Reporter at Large 08/13/2018<p>The ace pilot risking his life to fulfill Richard Branson’s billion-dollar quest to make commercial space travel a reality.<p>At 5 a.m. on April 5th, Mark Stucky drove to an airstrip in Mojave, California, and gazed at SpaceShipTwo, a sixty-foot-long craft that …

Space Travel

The Meg vs. Jaws: The Revenge

Which is the crazier shark movie?<p>A poster is a promise on which a movie has to deliver, and the posters for <i>The Meg</i>, the new …

Horror

Here’s how to actually stop Google from tracking your location

• Go to myaccount.google.com<br>• Sign in to your <b>Google Account</b> in the upper-right corner of your browser<br>• Go to <b>Personal Info & Privacy</b> and choose <b>Go to My Activity</b><br>• In the left hand navigation bar, click <b>Activity Controls</b>, where you’ll see <b>Web & App Activity</b><br>• Toggle <b>Web & App Activity</b> off<br>• Scroll down and toggle</b> …

Google

The Great Divide

The violent legacy of Indian Partition.<p>In August, 1947, when, after three hundred years in India, the British finally left, the subcontinent was partitioned into two independent nation states: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Immediately, there began one of the greatest migrations …

India

The World’s Newest, Most Gloriously Designed Maps

Cartographers, rejoice.<p>Calling all map enthusiasts: the North American Cartographic Information Society will soon be releasing the 2018 <i>Atlas of …

Trends

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

The 30 greatest hip hop albums ever

Hip hop has reached the grand old age of 45, having begun with a birthday party on 11 August 1973, in the recreation room of an apartment building, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs

<b>Palaeontologists have found a new species of pterosaur - the family of prehistoric flying reptiles that includes pterodactyl.</b><p>It is about 210 millions years old, pre-dating its known relatives by 65 million years.<p>Named <i>Caelestiventus hanseni</i>, the species' delicate bones were preserved in the remains …

Dinosaurs

Artificial intelligence 'did not miss a single urgent case'

<b>Artificial intelligence can diagnose eye disease as accurately as some leading experts, research suggests.</b><p>A study by Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Google company DeepMind found that a machine could learn to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 eye conditions.<p>Doctors hope …

Artificial Intelligence

The Meg: Latest film in over 40 years of ‘Jawsploitation’ movies

<b>■ I.Q. Hunter, Professor of Film Studies, De Montfort University</b><p>UNLIKE the creatures themselves, films about sharks are far from endangered. This …

Deep Blue

Unite the Right rally 2018: counter-protesters dwarf white nationalists in DC - Vox

Photos from the day show a massive mobilization against the alt-right.<p>On August 12, 2018, one year after the white nationalist-organized “Unite the Right” protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, collapsed into chaos and violence that left one counter-protester dead and dozens injured, groups …

Rights & Freedoms

A definitive and correct ranking of every way of serving eggs

Want to know how important eggs are? Well, let me put it this way: how many other foodstuffs are regularly put after the words ‘good’ and ‘bad’ as a …

Breakfast

Teenagers Have Stopped Getting Summer Jobs—Why?

Most used to work in July and August. Now the vast majority don’t. Are they being lazy, or strategic?<p>The summer job is considered a rite of passage for the American Teenager. It is a time when tossing newspaper bundles and bussing restaurant tables acts as a rehearsal for weightier adult …

High School

To Identify a Hacker, Treat Them Like a Burglar

Imagine someone robs your house. The savvy culprit didn't leave behind fingerprints, shoe prints, or any other discrete, identifying details. Still, …

Security