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Announcing the 2018 Hugo Award Winners

The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards have been announced! You can read the full list below.<p>The 2018 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of …

Science Fiction

Trump Picked a Fight With Vietnam Vets Over Who Knew More About Apocalypse Now

President Trump is comprehensively unfit for his job. He’s bad at the big, historically important stuff, like understanding legislation and how it …

13 former U.S. spy chiefs accuse Trump of trying to stifle free speech and politicize intelligence

In a remarkable rebuke to President Trump, 13 former U.S. intelligence chiefs have signed a harshly worded letter in support of former CIA Director John Brennan after Trump abruptly revoked his security clearance.<p>"We feel compelled to respond in the wake of the ill-considered and unprecedented …

Donald Trump

Fracking is destroying U.S. water supply, warns shocking new study

Toxic wastewater from fracking jumps 14-fold from 2011 to 2016 — and it may get 50 times bigger by 2030.<p>An alarming new study reveals fracking is …

Water

9 Podcasts for Road Trips That Are So Addictive You Just Might Miss Your Exit

Consider this a public service announcement: It's not too late to take a summer road trip. Whether you have your sights set on the sunny California …

Books

YouTube pulls ad for The Nun because of 'shocking content'

<b>To read more on The Nun and other highly anticipated fall movies, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now.</b> …

Fish

Science Focus Podcast: What's going on with the weather?

This summer has been one of the hottest on record, so we asked climate change researcher Dann Mitchell what has caused the summer heatwave, can we …

Climate Change

What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain

Cannabis use is a topic of fervent debate among researchers. As the drug is being legalized in an increasing number of countries, and as its …

The Brain

17 Jokes You'll Only Get If You Know Greek Mythology

"Greek mythology in five words: Unfortunately, Zeus was feeling horny."

Dungeons and Dragons

10 Underrated Time Travel Movies

We would say forget the Back to the Future movies, but we included one in here anyway. • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr <br>Feature Paul Bradshaw …

Time Travel

This Is How Fallout 76's Nukes Work, And What They Do

Bethesda's upcoming multiplayer RPG Fallout 76 aims to switch things up in a big way for the post-apocalyptic series. However, one new feature, and its ensuing ramifications, has gotten many players talking. First revealed during Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference, Fallout 76 will allow players to …

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Maps

Bubble is a hilarious sci-fi spin on modern hipster culture

Brunch, apps, and the constant threat of monster attacks<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column</i> <i>Pod Hunters</i><i>, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>Imagine life in Brooklyn, Portland, or any other …

Comedy

Richard Linklater on Casting Alex Jones in ‘Waking Life’: ‘I Just Thought He Was Kind of Funny’

17 years later, he thinks it's "insane" that the InfoWars host is taken seriously.<p>Alex Jones may have been banned from Facebook and YouTube, but the …

Alex Jones

This Bundle Will Help You Get Your Podcast Off The Ground

<i>This piece was written by the people who run the</i> <i>Cracked Store</i> <i>to tell you about products that are being sold there.</i><p>The odds are pretty good that if …

20+ Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Read People Like Open Books

You have probably wondered how things would be if you could read other people’s minds. Some people use their intuition for this, but if you are not …

Four Feel-Good Horror Movies To Cheer You Up, Including The Scary And Witty ‘Housebound’

If you’ve had a long week at work or if life is just generally getting you down, as life tends to do sometimes, there are some feel-good horror …

Horror

This course uses neuroscience to triple your reading speed

popsci shop<p>Master the science of speed reading and memorization for just $9.<p>In this fast-changing world, it’s vital to acquire new skills. The problem is, learning something new takes precious time. But what if we could speed things up? Become A SuperLearner 2: Speed Reading & Memory is a course …

Video Tutorials

As ‘Slender Man’ Hits Theaters, Critics Appear Horrified For All The Wrong Reasons

Initial reviews for the creepypasta-based horror film are not being kind to the movie or its filmmakers.<p>Slender Man is a character that was …

Horror

60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Master [Infographic]

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented …

Keyboard Shortcuts

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Black History

Six psychological terms people use incorrectly—and insultingly

Psychology is the scientific study of human thought and behavior, and hence of everyday life, which means that many people consider themselves experts on the topic, even if they’ve never cracked the spine of a psychology textbook.<p>Armchair psychologists will bandy terms about, such as “neurotic” or …

Psychology

11 texting pranks to play on your unsuspecting friends

Everyone has a phone on them, which means lucky for you, everyone is susceptible to a classic text message prank.<p>The art of pranking has seen a lot …

Text Messaging

Whenever you wonder if Trump can really be THAT stupid, just remember one word

At some point, you may have experienced a moment of doubt. A moment that goes something like “This Trump guy, sure he looks, and acts, and sounds …

Donald Trump

Don’t Turn Out the Lights: These Are the 10 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime

How’s this for irony: My birthday is close to Halloween, and I am the worst at watching scary movies. Sometimes I cover my ears, sometimes I close my …

Horror

A Secret Agent Shares 12 Tips to Survive in Critical Situations

Clint Emerson is a US Army Special Forces agent who has participated in secret government operations all around the world. After he retired, Emerson …

A New German Idealism: Hegel, Žižek, and Dialectical Materialism

2018.08.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adrian Johnston, A New German Idealism: Hegel, Žižek, and Dialectical Materialism, …

Philosophy

Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

Many have been proposing that Trump’s base is like a cult since before that day in November 2016. A personality cult? For some. A religious cult? …

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

Short Little Lessons in Philosophy: Introduction to Logic

Short Little Lessons in Philosophy: Logic <br>By Philosophy NewsWelcome to Short Little Lessons in Philosophy. We’re happy you’re here and we’re looking …

Philosophy