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50 Obscure and Amazing Places to Visit in 2017

Where to take your wanderlust this year.

Rights & Freedoms

12 Stories Of People Experiencing A Glitch In The Matrix That’ll Freak You Out

These are stories of unexplainable happenings.<p>The following stories are from multiple AskReddit threads found here, here, and here.

Generation 1, A Live Action Fan Film Based on the Original 1980s Transformers Cartoon Series

Filmmakers Lior Molcho and Danit Sigler of Chisel Pixel have created “Generation 1,” an awesome live action fan film based on the original 1980s</i> …


Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about<p>There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include terrorism, U.S.-Russian relations, climate change and biodiversity loss, …


The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

Science Fiction

Human Consciousness: Most Amazing Video You’ve Ever Seen | Watercooler


Secret Societies

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

This Short Reimagines A New, Grittier Power Rangers

Not the Power Rangers you remember.

65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s

The books that will move you, inspire you, make you cry, make you think, make you laugh. Even if you read them in high school or college, you'll have a different perspective on them now that you're Out In The World. (Trust me.)<p><i>With extra-special thanks for their suggestions to the BuzzFeed</i> …

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

Science Fiction Movies

20 Unwanted Paintings Made More Awesome With A Modern Makeover

Dave Pollot buys discarded paintings from thrift stores and adds pop culture references, including space ships and monsters.

15 Highly Anticipated Books From (Mostly) Small Presses

Big books from (for the most part) small presses that you'll want to read in 2014.<p>***<p><i>Richard Thomas is the author of three books—</i>Transubstantiate, Herniated Roots, <i>and</i> Staring Into the Abyss. <i>He is also the editor of three anthologies out in 2014:</i> The New Black, The Lineup: 25 Provocative Women …

This Might Be The Strangest Book Ever Written

In 1976 Luigi Serafini, an Italian artist, architect and designer, decided to write about an imaginary world. The end result was utterly bizarre.


20 Of The Best Children’s Books Of 2013

From picture books to nonfiction to young adult thrillers, there is a Best of 2013 children's book for readers of every age.<p>Colby Sharp and Donalyn Miller, from the Nerdy Book Club blog, sum up a fantastic year of children's and young adult literature. Enjoy this list of outstanding 2013 books that …

The 30 Very Best Pieces Of Fan Art Of 2013

Whether professionals or amateurs, digital artists or traditional, fans of comic books, Star Wars, Doctor Who, video games, or anything and everything else... 2013 was a fantastic year for fan art.

Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You

What does your digital trail say about you? Find out what can be tracked and who may be tracking it.<p>While the collection of private information by the National Security Agency is under scrutiny worldwide, a remarkable amount of your digital trail is also available to local law enforcement officers, …

NATO Tests Electromagnetic Beam To Stop Suicide Bombers

The non-lethal weapon stops vehicles by turning off their engines.<p>NATO is developing a device that stops suicide bombers' vehicles before they can reach their targets. In a video released today, NATO researchers in Norway demonstrate the effectiveness of the weapon against cars, a jet ski, and a …

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother

Those sent to live and die on the red planet face untold risk of mental illness<p>Since April, thousands of people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars. Following further stages of selection and training, the plan is for the first four astronauts to lift off in 2022. After a seven-month journey …

Burning Man 2013: The Scene

See photos of the Church Trap, the Hug Deli and other temporary attractions<p>24<p>Among the most talked-about installations at Burning Man 2013 was …

Burning Man

The weird world of the incredibly small – in pictures

This month's collection of postcards from the nanoworld includes bleached hair, a component from a quantum computer, a fleck of Victorian paint and one of the creatures that helped build the White Cliffs of Dover

A Skull Made Of Cocaine And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Frank O'Connor on the Future of Competitive Halo

'<p>This weekend at PAX was 343 Industries' Halo 4 Global Championships. This was the first time 343 had put on an event at this scale, and the largest developer-funded competitive tournament the decorated Halo series has ever seen. More than $500,000 was given away over the course of the …

Why Futurama Was The Greatest Show About The Future Ever Aired

R.I.P. Futurama, we'll miss ya<p>The first time I saw <i>Futurama</i>, the long-running (but off-and-on) animated series from <i>Simpsons</i> creator Matt Groening, I was a kid watching it on summer afternoons at my grandmother's house. I don't think I'd ever laughed that hard--not at its colossally influential older …

What Happens When You Make Someone God Of A Video Game?

"Milkshake party, clearly."<p>Late last year, gamers started chipping away at a digital cube. The creator of this cube, designer Peter Molyneux, promised a "life-changing" gift to the person who chipped away the last piece. Come May, a normal-seeming dude named Bryan did indeed remove the last piece, …