Greg Dueck

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20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Horror

The industry that froze a 23-year-old woman's head is peddling 'snake oil,' says neuroscientist

Anyone who has experienced the devastating loss of a loved one can understand the impulse to latch on to anything that might bring that person back.<p>It's that very impulse that drives some people to pay to have the brains of loved ones frozen in the hopes that someday, technology of the future will …

The Brain

Rescuers search for missing after Japanese city flooded

Rescue workers searched for more than 20 missing people in a flooded city near Tokyo on Friday, as the sun came out a day after a raging river washed away houses and forced people to rooftops.<p>Dozens of residents were airlifted out by military helicopters Friday morning after waiting overnight in …

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Moon

The New Science of Consciousness

Ellen and I live in Oxford, in the UK, on the edge of one of the world’s great educational establishments. Just a week or so before we came to the …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

Every Reason Why Nintendo's 'Legend of Zelda' Netflix Show Is A Bad Idea

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal brought us word that Netflix was planning to partner with Nintendo to make a live-action Legend of Zelda series. It quickly became the most buzzed about topic in the industry, with a million snarky Twitter jokes a minute flying off of keyboards, most of which …

Game of Thrones

Could Microsoft's HoloLens Be The Real Deal?

Shortly after Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic paired with the HoloLens Augmented Reality headset, upstaging Windows 10 at its own event, my cynicism meter shot up to 11.<p>Not for no reason, mind you. As I explained in the piece I wrote that day shortly after the event wrapped, it feels …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft's HoloLens fuses the virtual world with the real

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>For the second time in as many months I feel like …

Augmented Reality

18 Life-Changing Hacks for Curly Hair

Define your waves, eliminate dry ends, prevent frizz, and basically work magic.<p><b>1. Cover the sink with plastic wrap before detangling your hair.</b> Never clog again.<p><b>2. When detangling your hair, use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush to prevent breakage and to preserve the shape of</b> …

Hair Care

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

The Brain

13 of the Most Amazing Things Discovered in Space This Year

Author: Marcus Woo. Marcus Woo Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.24.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

New blackhole hunter takes first photo—and it is absolutely stunning

NuSTAR—NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, the most sensitive high energy X-ray telescope ever invented—has taken its first picture of the …

Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

The Myth of the Brain Game

Puzzles designed to sharpen mental acuity may not actually do much to improve memory or intelligence in the long run.<p>In <i>Phaedrus</i>, Plato's 2,400-year-old set of dialogues, Socrates narrates a conversation between the King of Egypt, Thamus, and a god, Theuth. Theuth had invented various fields of …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

15 Ancient Cities, Which no Longer Exists

Many historical monuments of world fame, today can not be seen for several reasons. You can spend a vacation in Istanbul, Rome and Athens, exploring …

Ancient History