Katelyn Oster

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Read Diablo's Original Pitch Document

This is how history was made.<p>David Brevik was one of the co-founders of Blizzard North. He was there are the very beginning of the <i>Diablo</i> series, and …

Erased from history: Too many women writers — like Constance Fenimore Woolson — are left to languish in moldy archives. What will it take to bring them back?

Feminist scholars have done the hard work of recovering women writers, but we’re not there yet. Far from it<p>Two of the books on many of the best-of-2015 lists were written by women who died in virtual obscurity, Clarice Lispector in 1977 and Lucia Berlin in 2004. The republication of their stories …

A Logic Named Joe: The 1946 sci-fi short that nailed modern tech

<b>Analysis</b> 70 years later, Murray Leinster's disaster scenario is the internet you know and loveBuried deep in the pages of the March 1946 issue of …

Werewolves Within Is Ubisoft's Hilarious New VR Game

We got a chance to test out Ubisoft's new VR game. The results were highly comical.<p>Werewolves Within is an upcoming multiplayer VR game from Ubisoft, …

Disney Planning A New Fantasy Series From The Author Of The Black Cauldron

While Disney’s 1985 animated feature <i>The Black Cauldron</i> may not be peak of the Mouse House at their powers, I still maintain that it’s an underrated …

Books

Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.<p>An exhibit shows the life of a neanderthal family in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the …

Astronomers Discover Colossal 'Super Spiral' Galaxies

A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness. Dubbed "super spirals," these unprecedented galaxies dwarf our own …

Hubble Space Telescope Pinpoints 'Monster' Stars

Scientists now know a little more about a young star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula, within the Large Magellanic Cloud, approximately 170,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Specifically, they've identified nine "monster stars" as the Hubble Space Telescope's press release puts it, more than 100 times the …

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

First, they find that people who live in more densely populated areas tend to report less satisfaction with their life overall. "The higher the …

Psychology

Life Lessons From the Bronte Sisters

The enduring fiction by the three Bronte sisters tells us that authors do not have to lead exciting lives to be great. As the Brontes prove, it’s the …

With Fear, Determination And Poetry: How Great Writers Face Death

Katie Roiphe's preoccupation with death goes back to her childhood, when she contracted virulent pneumonia at the age of 12. She was sick for a year and thought she was going to die.<p>Her terror of death was reignited many years later when her father died. It was then that Riophe found herself …

A trailer for NASA's new IMAX movie narrated by Jennifer Lawrence has us crying at our desks

NASA<p>I'll admit, I cry at everything from sappy commercials to photogenic dogs playing in the park.<p>So it's no surprise why a trailer for NASA's IMAX …

Fiction’s Poetry: Getting at the Real Walt Whitman

I remember thinking just before I began writing <i>Speakers of the Dead</i> that it would be so much easier to write a genre novel than the failed <i>literary</i> novel I had been working on. I say this with the appropriate amount of shame it deserves. I say this now, five years and thirty drafts later, …

Junot Diaz & Hilton Als Talk Masculinity, Science Fiction, and Writing as an Act of Defiance

<b>Hilton Als:</b> Junot—reviewers, who are generally hemmed in by political correctness, tend to avoid the <i>pato</i>. I’m a <i>pato</i>, and I don’t feel demeaned or …

Energy Source of the Future: Bacteria

A few years ago, architecture firm MADLAB created quite a stir with their Bacterioptica chandelier, above, where illumination from the fiber optic …

Here's Every Game Confirmed For The Playstation VR

With the pricing for the three biggest VR platforms now released, Playstation VR seems to be solidly ahead as far as affordability. However it isn't …

Xbox One Version of The Division Sells About 1,000 Copies in Japan; Sells 85.5% of Shipment on PS4

On Wednesday, we learned that <i>Tom Clancy’s The Division</i> sold over 80,000 copies on PS4 in Japan, according to Media Create. Unfortunately, the Xbox …

NASA Wants To Send Your Art And Poetry Out Of This World (Literally)

Your creative expressions could exist in space for thousands of years.<p>Are you a creative person who wishes your personal expressions of originality and imagination could transcend the boundaries of time and space?<p>Well, NASA wants to help you achieve that lofty goal. Literally.<p>In September, NASA …

The Witcher 3 developer on talking to fans: 'The worst thing is silence'

CD Projekt RED talks up its marketing and branding strategy for one of last year’s biggest games<p>At a Game Developers Conference panel yesterday titled "Theory and Practice of Gamer-Centric Brand Development," CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski talked through the branding, marketing and public …