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The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Science Fiction

What is the best Oscar-winning film of all time?

Casablanca? The Godfather? Moonlight? Or another contender? Our chief critic picks the greatest of 10 all-time classics to win best picture – and reveals the reader’s champion<p>The best film! Of all the awards, this is the one most drenched in glory – and hubris. It comes at the end of a long night, …

Marlon Brando

Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God

It’s been said that string theory physicist Michio Kaku believes in God, but the truth is it depends on what “God” means.<br>Read More

Physics

Orcas can imitate human speech, research reveals

High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name “Amy” is unmistakable. But this isn’t a human cry – it’s the voice of a killer whale called Wikie.<p>New research reveals that orcas are able to imitate human speech, in some cases at the first attempt, saying words such as …

Animals

The Netflix shows South Africans devoured in 2017

Netflix has revealed its most popular shows in South Africa for 2017.<p>It looked at the most popular binge-watched shows, and the shows users …

Most popular torrent sites in the world – 2018 vs 2017 vs 2016

TorrentFreak recently released its ranking of the <b>top 10 most popular torrent sites for 2018</b>.<p>The ranking lists the sites based on their relative …

Behind the science of making a first impression

They say you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, but just how do you do that? Kicking off First Impressions TODAY, a new series, TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones talks to scientists and experts about how to make the most of the split-second you get to establish a connection with new …

Science

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

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20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

Duolingo podcasts are a casual way to learn a new language

Duolingo is moving beyond gamifying language learning and into podcasts. The first season focuses on simple-to-understand Spanish-language stories. But they aren't fiction. The first episode is about a boy who loves soccer (football to the rest of the world) and his local Mexican team getting …

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

Detroit: Become Human’s new trailer is a full-on family drama

The game launches next spring<p><i>Detroit: Become Human</i> will launch next spring, Sony announced today during its Paris Games Week 2017 press briefing. The company revealed the launch window for choose-your-own adventure game from French studio Quantic Dream alongside a lengthy gameplay trailer — which …

'The Last of Us: Part II' doesn't shy away from violence and gore

<i>The Last of Us: Part II</i> is a violent game. At least, that's the message Naughty Dog and Sony broadcast this morning when they debuted a new cinematic trailer at Paris Games Week. In the video, a woman is dragged to a campsite where corpses hang from trees, their stomachs cut open and intestines …