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NASA Is Training This 17-Year-Old Girl to Become One of the First Humans on Mars

While many of us can only dream of space travel, 17-year-old astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson is making it a reality. The ambitious Louisiana-based teenager has had her “heart set on the stars” ever since she was a little girl. At only 3 years old, she told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an …

Washington D.C.

Mission Accomplished

In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stunned the nation when it broke apart 73 seconds into flight. This is the story of the soccer ball that …

Space Exploration

Facebook says millions of users who thought they were sharing privately with their friends may have shared with everyone because of a software bug

A new software bug is Facebook’s latest self-inflicted privacy headache.<p>After a year of troubling mishaps on its massive social platform, Facebook has landed itself in yet another self-inflicted privacy debacle.<p>As many as 14 million Facebook users who thought they were posting items they only …

'Star Trek' Actress Marries Leonard Nimoy's Son

Terry Farrell and Adam Nimoy tie the knot on what would have been the late Spock actor’s 87th birthday<p>“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” actress Terry …

You Can Finally Watch Tom Hardy’s Butt-Slapping Deleted Scene In ‘The Last Jedi’

Whether as Bane, Mad Max, or Guy In Plane In <i>Dunkirk</i>, Tom Hardy is often unrecognizable and/or unintelligible. He’s especially hard to see or hear in <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, because unlike Justin Theroux, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Edgar Wright, his cameo didn’t make the final cut. Hardy’s scene was …

Oscars 2018: See the Complete Winners List

The Shape of Water was the biggest winner of the night, taking home best picture and director.<p>On Sunday night, <b>Jimmy Kimmel</b> welcomed us to the 90th Academy Awards—a landmark evening that made history in a variety of ways even before the first awards were handed out—with an opening monologue that …

18 mind-bending sci-fi movies to watch after Annihilation

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail.<p>Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based company specialized in managing e-waste from common …

Lucasfilm Clarifies Exactly Why 'Solo' Directors Were Fired

When Han Solo pilots the Millennium Falcon for the first time in <i>Solo</i>, there won’t be just one film director that made it happen, there will be <i>three.</i> …

‘Firefly’ Is Coming Back, But Not In The Way You Hoped

Fans affectionately known as Browncoats have been obsessing over <i>Firefly</i> since the day the short-lived series was canceled. Debate has raged on internet forums about whether Joss Whedon‘s show should have run for six seasons (and a movie) or is better served as a one season cult classic, and no …

Japanese Company Expects to Have Space Elevator Built By 2050

In 1979, famed science fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, wrote a book titled <i>The Fountains of Paradise</i>, in which a future society builds an elevator …

Space Travel

Can't Get Enough 'Black Mirror'? Watch These Dystopian Sci-Fi Shorts

These nine shorts will tide you over until the fifth season of <i>Black Mirror</i> drops.<p><i>Black Mirror</i> is not only a window into a dystopian future but also …

Black Mirror

Your Amazon Prime Membership Just Got A Lot Better

The main benefit of investing in an annual Amazon Prime membership is that you get free two-day shipping on thousands of products featured on the …

Jonathan Frakes Directs a Game-Changing 'Star Trek: Discovery' Episode

Prepare for ramming speed! If the 1996 film <i>First Contact</i> is your favorite Star Trek movie, here’s some good news. The new episode of <i>Star Trek:</i> …

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …

Film Festivals

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' drops its VR headset requirement

There's no question that <i>Star Trek: Bridge Crew</i> benefits from VR -- it helps fulfill that fantasy of helming a starship. Most people don't have the VR headset you need to play the game, however, which makes gathering a crew rather difficult. Red Storm and Ubisoft's solution? Make the game playable …

The World Health Organization labels gaming disorder as a mental condition

In what can be described as a sign of the times, the World Health Organization recognized a new kind of mental health condition. It’s a familiar …

Mental Health

The Steven Spielberg Movies Nobody Knows About

These are the rarely talked about films made by the master before he hit it big.<p>Steven Spielberg is back in theaters this month with his new drama …

Last Day For Steam Winter Sale 2017 Discounting Hundreds Of PC Games

Following its recent sales, Valve has launched the next big seasonal promotion on Steam. Hundreds of PC games are now discounted through early January, offering an opportunity to expand your backlog and ensure you can fill every moment of free time you have coming up. Coinciding with this, the …

The first trailer for Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ looks incredible

The preview of Alex Garland’s next sci-fi opus is filled with terrible delights.<p>If you’re a fan of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy of books …

What to Stream This Weekend

The release of the latest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise brings to mind other, better science-fiction movies.<p>“Predestination”<p>The release of the latest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise brings to mind other, and better, science-fiction movies that are available to stream. With the …

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Reimagining The Twilight Zone for the 21st Century

With a theatrical adaptation opening in London, and a planned CBS revival helmed by Jordan Peele, what can the Rod Serling anthology series say about modern life?<p>In a 1961 episode of <i>The Twilight Zone</i> titled “It’s a Good Life,” a small town in Ohio has fallen victim to a despot. The tyrant is …

Black Mirror

Amazon 1-day stocking stuffer sale from $5: headphones, eneloop batteries, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering deals on headphones, Bluetooth speakers, batteries and …

Headphones

The Best Movies Of 2017

It’s always tempting to try to draw some State Of The Movies judgments when considering the best films of the year. But, honestly, 2017 was such a chaotic year — in the world and at the movies — that it might be best to stay away from that impulse. 2017 at the movies was all about superheroes and …

This travel agency doesn't reveal your destination until your plane takes off

<i>This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement</i> …

$40 device adds gigabit Ethernet to your house without having to install anything or run cables

Everyone knows that wired internet connections are much faster and more reliable than even the best Wi-Fi on the planet. The problem, of course, is …

14 Recent Scifi Films That Didn't Need Big Budgets To Be Amazing

Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong …

The best light bulbs you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Good lighting is essential in any home, and it all starts with the humble light bulb. The first electric light was developed back in 1802 …

Home Automation