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A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

Singularity

Tesla Model 3 doesn't have a key – and seven other things we learned

Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s Model 3 is unlocked by a smartphone and doesn’t have a traditional key or fob among a host of other details at the delivery event for the first 30 mass-market electric cars over the weekend.<p>As the Model 3 enters what Musk called “six months of manufacturing hell” as Tesla …

Tesla

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

Clean Energy

A Nightmare Is Unfolding in the Great Barrier Reef

If scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, you might want to book tickets soon. This week, marine biologists dropped some …

This stylish smart suitcase could solve some big travel hassles

Losing your luggage is a major headache. Finding (and fighting over) power outlets in the airport terminal isn't fun, either. The good news is you can now squash both problems with one purchase, thanks to a number of "smart luggage" startups that popped up in 2015. Today, another company called …

Flying

Murder And Crows In 'Taxidermist's Daughter'

A colony of jackdaws. A tiding of magpies. A storytelling of rooks. A murder of crows. These whimsical collective nouns roost at the heart of Kate Mosse's new gothic thriller, <i>The Taxidermist's Daughter</i>. Posing the dead as living creatures has an honored place in the psychology of horror, from …

Birds

14 difficult questions companies like Google and SpaceX have asked job candidates during an interview

Some companies are asking far more challenging — an in many cases, oddball — questions of job candidates, like "How many basketballs would fit in this room?" and "How would you sell hot chocolate in Florida?"<p>Job site Glassdoor recently combed through its tens of thousands of interview questions …

The surprising benefits of a mid-career break

Once considered career suicide, sabbaticals are now not only accepted – but encouraged – by some employers. Here’s how to take one and still get ahead.<p>When Winston Chen told his friends that he had quit his job as chief technology officer at a software company to move to a small island in Arctic …

Employment

The 21 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now

Stop everything: "Blade Runner" was just added to Netflix. This densely-layered sci-fi classic from Ridley Scott is one we'll happily watch and rewatch in any version.<p>It's just one of several gems of the genre you can stream right now, including Jodie Foster seeking alien life in "Contact" and the …

Science Fiction Movies

Expat life in the land of hobbits

With a laid-back, outdoorsy vibe, New Zealand’s largest city is often called one of the world’s best places to live. Here’s how to land a job there.<p>When Lizzie Brandon first arrived in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008, she used to write down things about her new home that were different to life in …

New Zealand

Immigrants And Their Billion Dollar Startups

A new paper by the National Foundation for American Policy, a non-profit, non-partisan research organization says immigrants play a key role in creating new, fast-growing companies. Immigrants have started more than half (44 of 87) of America’s startup companies valued at a billion dollars or more …

Peter Thiel

Your essential tech guide to surviving a music festival

Spring has no shortage of hot music festivals. If you’re planning to hit up some of the biggies, such as Ultra, Coachella, Lollapalooza or EDC, …

Music Festivals

Are these the seven most sustainable cities? - in pictures

Landmarks around the world went dark for Earth Hour this weekend but many cities are making longer term moves towards sustainability. From Hamburg’s coffee pod ban to São Paulo’s ad-free streets – seven cities taking radical steps

Sustainability

America's 12 best big cities to live in right now

Big cities aren't for everyone. But America's best metropolises have become magnets for people looking to find a great job and start a new, exciting life.<p>In its recently released ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on the 100 most populous US …

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

19 Times Someone Gets Thrown Into the Vacuum of Space, From Worst to Best

We all know people don’t explode when exposed to space without protection. But science fiction has taken some ... liberties with vacuum exposure over …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

General Hospital

Strange but familiar Britain seen by foreign photographers

<b>An exhibition at the Barbican in London explores life in Britain as seen through the eyes of international photographers. Work from the 1930s to the present depicts the social, cultural and political life of the country.</b><p>Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers is …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Articles about ship shape on Dwell.com - Dwell

Patrice Rios, founder of interior design firm Troo Designs and custom shipping container business Sige&Honey, has combined her...<p>How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting...<p>Two new designs from Cardiff-based Timothy Ben …

Architecture

Scientists Have Discovered a Bacteria That Eats Plastic

Plastic can be biodegradable in the presence of a certain kind of bacteria.<p>Researchers found that a bacteria called Ideonella sakaiensis can use …

Around the World in 50 Amazing Gardens

From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.<p>From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.

Our tech future: the rich own the robots while the poor have 'job mortgages'

Artificial intelligence expert Jerry Kaplan says those whose jobs involve ‘a narrow set of duties’ are most likely to see their work replaced by automation<p>Ever since the first vision of a robot appeared on the horizon of mankind, humans have feared that automation will replace the workforce in our …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Farms That Specialize in Unusual Agriculture

When asked to think of a stereotypical farm, these aren’t the places most people would picture. Leeches, jewelry, and spider silk–goat’s milk are …

The coolest science guys on YouTube predict the next big discoveries — and they are quite morbid

We sat down with our friends over at AsapSCIENCE and they told us what they think will be the next big science findings.<p><i>Produced by Devan Joseph, Alana Kakoyiannis & Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

YouTube

Revolutionary Science That Changed the World

Every new scientific discovery and invention has the potential to change the world and how we operate within it. But one in particular changed the way science itself carries out its research and does its business. The cyclotron was that invention and the man behind it was <b>Ernest Lawrence</b>.<p><i>It would</i> …

Where did the curiosity go?

Theresa Kirkby shakes hands with the HIT Lab robot in Cathedral Square ahead of Big Science Day on Saturday.<p>When does the wonder of exploring the …

New Zealand

Scientists mimic Mars soil conditions, successfully grow crops

Move over Mark Watney, there’s a new Martian farmer, and his name is Wieger Wamelink. Wamelink and his team from Wageningen University & Research …

Gardening

Artist's 'landthropologic' earth artworks bring out the wonders of nature (Video)

Not all art is done with paint and brush, as various environmental artists have shown with massive, large-scaled "land art" works that use rocks, …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …