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A lonely look at Batman, Vader, Gollum and other sci-fi icons (pictures)

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins – review

He may have crushed creationists, but can ‘the Dirty Harry of science’ teach as well as preach in the second instalment of his memoirs?<p>Richard Dawkins has had a wonderful life. He’s been happy in his scientific work on evolution, blessed (if that’s a permissible word) by smooth good looks and …

Mental Disorders

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Stephen Hawking's fantastic vision of black holes may solve 40-year paradox

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole? Just look around you. You might land in another universe that is similar to our own, if Stephen Hawking is right. Or in a very different one.<p>The iconic astrophysicist joked about it this week as he unveiled a proposed solution …

Universe

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Group With No Jihadi Experience Rehabs ISIS Recruit

The first attempt to de-radicalize an Islamic extremist is happening in Minnesota right now, and it resembles a high school civics class.<p>An American …

Heroes, monsters and people: When it comes to moral choices, outstanding physicists are very ordinary

<i>Did German physicists have a plan in the 1930s? And if so, was their physics any help?</i><p>Last week, on the plane back from Chicago, I finished Philip Ball’s book about physics in Germany in the nineteen-thirties and -forties. I’m still thinking about it, and I’m trying to work out why it has left such …

Physics

Celebrate Friday with the X-Files theme in a major key, it's so happy!

The <i>X-Files</i> theme was always about fear and paranoia, evoking the act of literally whistling in the dark. But it doesn't have to be. Especially when it's changed to a major key.<p>See, now it's about flowers and having a good time on the weekend! So much better.

The X-Files

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) - Alien UFO Sightings

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.<p>In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …

14 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

He wanted his selections to focus on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>"Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page. "I'm looking forward to shifting more of my media …

Books

5 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

<i>“’Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are’ is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.”</i> ― François Mauriac<p>I get asked a lot what books I’m reading or what books I recommend for entrepreneurs. I love to read, so I’ve always got my nose in a book. Even on my …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free to download right now – save $49

It’s time to start off the week with some paid iPhone apps that you can download for free right now for a limited time. Today we’ve rounded up eight …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now for a limited time

Another week, another five fantastic posts covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time. Today, we’re kicking things off …

Why Africa is the new home of science fiction

Wordsmack, a speculative fiction publisher dedicated to digital platforms, is the latest project to join the African SF boom<p>A few years ago, I got very excited about Afrocyberpunk, a blog by Jonathan Dotse out of Accra, Ghana. The stories he posted suggested a strange and an exciting future for …

Science Fiction

Aerial Photographer Captures the Alien Beauty of Earth

Photographer Alexander Heilner documents symmetries and amoebic designs in 'Aerial Landscapes.'<p><i>Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E., a</i><p>What remains when sounds, smells, and textures fall away? With well-framed evidence taking the form of his ongoing series of <i>Aerial Landscapes</i>, photographer and professor …

North America once linked to Australia?

A new tectonic model suggests that the continent of North America may have once been attached to Australia.<p>More than a billion years ago, North …

Earth Science