Emon Hassan

1,094 Flips | 9 Magazines | 32 Likes | 2,591 Followers | @EmonHassan | Director, Photographer & Producer.  Currently filming "Generation BMX." Contributor to The New York Times. Founder: Guitarkadia & Handsome Crow.

Why Don’t Dystopias Know How to Talk About Race?

<i>All week long, Vulture is exploring how dystopias have been imagined in popular culture.</i><p>Dystopias are currently having a moment. In the wake of the …

Science Fiction

When the Butterfly Effect Took Flight - MIT Technology Review

On a winter day 50 years ago, Edward Lorenz, SM ‘43, ScD ‘48, a mild-mannered meteorology professor at MIT, entered some numbers into a computer …

Equations

The Cell Atlas

In 1665, Robert Hooke peered down his microscope at a piece of cork and discovered little boxes that reminded him of rooms in a monastery. Being the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Paying With Your Face

Shortly after walking through the door at Face++, a Chinese startup valued at roughly a billion dollars, I see my face, unshaven and looking a bit …

Astrospies

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

For decades it was proudly displayed in the Greco-Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a 2,300-year-old, vividly painted vase that depicts Dionysus, god of the grape harvest, riding in a cart pulled by a satyr.<p>Today it sits in an evidence room at the district attorney’s office in …

Archaeology

Marvel 1960s: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, & Steve Ditko; The controversy of who created what? by Alex Grand

Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Stan Lee created an incredible Superhero entertainment franchise in the 1960s, however there were claims of who created …

Comics

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>The research marks a major milestone and, while a long way from clinical use, it …

Genetics

You People Wouldn’t Believe the Type Design in Blade Runner

Dave Addey doesn’t just watch movies. He dissects them.<p>Addey is the creator of Typeset In The Future, a website devoted entirely to fonts in science …

Mom stripped, beat and choked 11-year-old daughter in apparent ‘exorcism’: cops

An exorcism performed on a naked 11-year-old Northern California girl nearly resulted in the child’s death — and authorities say the exorcist was the …

My sex doll is so much better than my real wife

Masayuki Ozaki bounced back when the spark went out of his marriage — by starting a new romance with a rubber sex doll he swears is the love of his …

Universe on a Scratchpad

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

<b>The first voice</b> you hear on the recording is mine. “Here we are,” I say. My tone is cheerful, but a catch in my throat betrays how nervous I am.<p>Then, …

Parenting

A Brooklyn Murder’s Decades-Old Origins in Rural China

When Ying Guan Chen — stumbling and bleeding from the bullet holes in his face and lower torso — collapsed and died in a Popeye’s restaurant in the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn, it was clear almost at once that his killer was a fellow Chinese immigrant named Wu Long Chen.<p>But while the …

Crime

Beam me up, Scotty! Scientists teleport photons 300 miles into space

Star Trek tech is still way off but successful test of quantum entanglement at Earth-space distance boosts hope for building an unhackable quantum internet<p>Chinese scientists have teleported an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting 300 miles away in space, in a demonstration that has echoes of …

Quantum Physics

7 Secrets to Successful Cinematography from Master DP Ellen Kuras

Ellen Kuras, DP for Michel Gondry, Spike Lee, Jonathan Demme, and more, offers hard-won shooting and career advice.<p>Ellen Kuras, ASC has one of the …

The man who went on a hike – and never stopped walking

In his 61st year on this earth, the man who calls himself Nimblewill Nomad left home and walked a very long way through the mountains – about 10 million steps, he estimates, or 4,400 miles. Then, he took another, even longer walk. And then another one. And then another. Soon, he had given away …

Hiking

Texas Nurse Suspected of Killing Up to 60 Children Is Charged With Murder

A 66-year-old nurse in Texas who is suspected of killing up to 60 children has been indicted on murder charges in the deaths of two of them in 1981, prosecutors said.<p>The Bexar County District Attorney’s office said on Wednesday that the nurse, Genene Jones, was indicted on the charge of murder in …

Crime

18 Science Fiction Movies That Used Biometrics

Decades ago, the concept of facial and voice recognition and retinal scanners was only for the Starship Enterprise. Today biometrics, a term used to …

The Sci-Fi Guru Who Predicted Google Earth Explains Silicon Valley’s Latest Obsession

“Snow Crash” author Neal Stephenson talks to the Hive about the differences between augmented and virtual reality, how to create a convincing Metaverse, and why social media is driving us insane.<p>Way back in 1992, author <b>Neal Stephenson</b> published his breakthrough novel, <i>Snow Crash,</i> a cyberpunk …

Virtual Reality

George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers Ordered As A SyFy Pilot

With George R.R. Martin's <i>Game of Thrones</i> getting ready to wrap, another one of his stories is being adapted for the small screen. His <i>Nightflyers</i> is …

Article: The Joy of Futures Past

<b>“Secret pleasures” time…. or perhaps not so much of a secret.</b><p>Those of you who read the Forums here at <i>SFFWorld</i> may have noticed through some of my …

Science Fiction

Someone Is Lying About Whether Blade Runner 2049 Will Tell Us If Deckard's a Replicant or Not

So it’s come to this. <i>Blade Runner</i> fans have debated for decades whether or not Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) was a replicant. And they’ve debated …

Travel to the near future with these sci-fi reads

When you hear “science fiction,” it’s easy to think of stories set in the far-flung future where circumstances are almost unrecognizable. But some of the best sci-fi currently being written is set in a future that isn’t too distant from ours. Near-future science fiction focuses on issues we’re …

Science Fiction

Why Is Right-Sided Heart Failure Different?

Right-sided heart failure is a condition in which the right side of the heart is unable to pump blood to the lungs as efficiently as normal.<p>The …

Medicine

Ring of Fire

Home to the Majority of the World's Active Volcanoes<p>The Ring of Fire is a 25,000 mile (40,000 km) horseshoe-shaped area of intense volcanic and …

Ring of Fire