Iris R. Beltran

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The World's Top Sci-Fi Writers Predict What the World Will Look Like in 20 Years

XPRIZE Sci-Fi<p>Non-profit XPRIZE describes itself as “an innovation engine.” The organization facilitates contests pitting the best minds in science …

This Map Reveals Where Your Purchases Hurt Endangered Species the Most

Purchasing most consumer goods—from furniture to cell phones—inevitably takes a toll on the environment and harms endangered species. But …

Badass Face Art By Vanessa Davis

Source: YouTube<p>Vanessa Davis is a makeup artist who’s work might intimidate some people, but her skill will impress probably everyone. Vanessa is …

Scientists Have Discovered an 'Off' Switch For The Revolutionary CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Important.<p>A lot has been written about CRISPR over the past year. The powerful gene editing tool can quickly and easily 'cut and paste' genes, which …

Greet the New Year With January's Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little …

4 visual artists you need to follow in 2017

Picasso once said “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth,” and after a year like 2016, we could all use some more of that. I’ve scoured …

Universe May Have Lost 'Unstable' Dark Matter

The early universe may have contained more dark matter than there is today, new research suggests. The findings could help scientists better …

Human rights are under threat – just when we need them most | Charles Falconer

If, as Theresa May wants, the UK leaves the European convention on human rights, it will be a green light for despots and a disaster for ordinary people<p>There is one almighty fight coming, and it’ll be about human rights in the UK. Those who want to protect our national and international commitment …

25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Scientists Think They Can Finally Explain The Weirdness That Is The 'Alien Megastructure' Star

Something's happening inside it.<p>We all knew it was coming, and it might finally be here - scientists say they have a solution to the 'alien …

New book on Robert Rauschenberg examines the artist's colorful legacy

Robert Rauschenberg liked to smash molds. In the 1950s, at the apex of the Abstract Expressionist movement, the artist employed his off-the-wall imagination in service of a multimedia approach to art that served as a harbinger of what was to come in late 20th and early 21st century art.<p>This is the …

Map of the entire visible universe released to the public

In 2010, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) was fired up and pointed towards the heavens. Equipped with the …

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The amazing, endless battle between rural Eastern European partisan fighters, demons, mecha, and werewolves

Jakub "Mr Werewolf" Rozalski is a prolific Polish painter whose longrunning series of painters depict rural Eastern European folk fighting against …

Wormholes, a little rip and a big bounce: Mind-boggling theories about the universe from 2016

What theoretical physicists have found out about the cosmos over the past 12 months.<p>What happened before the Big Bang? When will the universe end? …

Philippines leader Duterte faces investigation over killings claim

<b>The Philippines independent human rights watchdog has said it will investigate claims by President Rodrigo Duterte that he personally killed drug suspects while mayor of Davao.</b><p>The Commission on Human Rights will also examine reports that so-called death squads killed several hundred people in the …

Now's The Time to Read The Man in the High Castle

When I heard last year that Amazon was doing a miniseries based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo-winning novel from the Sixties, I discovered that the book had been sitting on my shelves between DeLillo and Didion for years. But somehow I'd never gotten around to reading it. Once I picked up the old …

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