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Ridley Scott's Favorite Scene from Blade Runner

When Rick met Rachel. It's director Ridley Scott's favorite scene from the original <i>Blade Runner</i>. Scott breaks down the scene, from hairstyles to …

Harrison Ford Said 'Blade Runner 2049' Is The "Best Script He's Ever Read"

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> is the best script Harrison Ford has ever read, according to Ridley Scott.<p>The director of the original film, who is executive …

If This Blade Runner Star Really Does Return in the Sequel, It Raises a Lot of Questions

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> is already looking to answer some of the biggest mysteries about the world of the iconic movie (although maybe not <i>Blade Runner</i>’s …

Science Fiction

Ridley Scott Walks You Through His Favorite Scene from Blade Runner

The opening Voight-Kampff test that turns explosive, the flight over the high-rise rooftops and past the tower-side video geisha of 2019 Los Angeles, …

Rutger Hauer doesn't understand why a Blade Runner sequel even exists

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> will be with us in just over two weeks but one cast member from the original movie is not entirely convinced.<p>Rutger Hauer, who …

Sling TV updates iPhone & iPad app with Cloud DVR support

By way of an app update, Sling TV viewers can now take advantage of the service's Cloud DVR feature on Apple's iPhone and iPad, saving shows for …

Interview: Steven Pinker on The Sense of Style and what linguistics and cognitive science tell us about better writing

<i>I talked recently with Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct and other books about language and the mind, about his new book, The Sense of</i> …

The importance of shorts

...and by shorts, I don't mean the miniature trouser. I mean short stories of course. I always have several short stories on the go, and this is why...<p><b>Practice</b><p>Although writing a short story is a different discipline to writing a novel—and normally has specific requirements for structure and …

Sideways author: 'I was ready to shoot myself – then I found pinot noir'

In 1998, my life was in the proverbial Dixie dumpster. I was living in Santa Monica in a rent-controlled house. I was dead broke. My indie feature film career had been poleaxed. My wife, who produced and acted in those films, and I had parted company. My mother had suffered a massive stroke. A …

Wine

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep

Late last year, an edgy, blanked-­out feeling nestled in with me and wouldn’t leave. I’d find myself sitting at my desk, facing emails that I couldn’t remember sending and deeply wished to retract. How had my life been put in the hands of someone like me? I had no attention, no patience; whatever I …

Ants don’t make decisions on the move

Ants are hard workers, but they’re not multitaskers: They have to stop to think.<p><i>Temnothorax albipennis</i> worker ants typically need a pit stop to …

Prepare For A Dramatic Decline In Oil Reserves

According to the 2015 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, in the past 10 years global proved oil reserves grew by 334 billion barrels to reach a global total of 1.7 trillion barrels. To put that in perspective, Saudi Arabia’s proved oil reserves stood at 267 billion barrels at the end of 2014. …

Oil

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil by Timothy Mitchell

How much do you know about energy? How much do you care? I learned about electricity at school, and the Victorians and their coal mines. But A level history and half a history degree went by without, so far as I remember, a single minute’s discussion of the rise of oil.<p>I have a thrilling memory of …

Fossil Fuels

2015 might've been the year of peak oil production

I follow the JODI World Oil Database primarily because it is now four months ahead of the EIA international data base. I make some adjustments however. I use the OPEC MOMR "secondary sources" for all OPEC data where JODI also uses the MOMR but uses their "direct communication" data instead. The …

Oil

Warm Arctic Storm To Hurl Hurricane Force Winds at UK and Iceland, Push Temps to 36-72+ Degrees (F) Above Normal at North Pole

We’ve probably never seen weather like what’s being predicted for a vast region stretching from the North Atlantic to the North Pole and on into the …

No Pause in Global Warming

The global warming hiatus—a decade-plus slowdown in warming—could be chalked up to some buoys, a few extra years of data and a couple buckets of …

What Cuba Can Teach Us About Food and Climate Change

The Studebakers plying up and down Havana’s boardwalk aren’t the best advertisement for dynamism and innovation. But if you want to see what …

There's a Heat Wave Going on in the North Pole — And That's Not Good News | VICE News

We're still waiting for the selfie of Santa in his Hawaiian shirt.<p>Temperatures at the North Pole may not have topped the freezing mark — there are mixed reports from different weather buoys — but it was an unseasonably warm Wednesday at the top of the globe. The storm system that brought …

Global Warming

2015: A year of progress and buffoonery on climate change

LAST WINTER, bitter cold on the East Coast prompted Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) to take a snowball onto the Senate floor in mockery of climate scientists. This winter, the weather is so warm that there are not two snowflakes in the Washington area for Mr. Inhofe to scrape together.<p>Just as last …

Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

As they motored across the lagoon in the Marshall Islands, deep in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the policemen stared at the specimen laid out on the deck before them. There was no hiding the fact that this man had been at sea for a considerable time. His hair was matted upwards like a shrub. …

El Salvador

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How a prized daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church came to question its beliefs.<p>On December 1, 2009, to commemorate World <i>AIDS</i> Day, Twitter announced a promotion: if users employed the hashtag #red, their tweets would appear highlighted in red. Megan Phelps-Roper, a twenty-three-year-old legal …

Religion

Longreads Best of 2015: Essays & Criticism

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in essays and …

Books

Meet America's Anti-Anti-Science Crusader

Anne Schuchat battles pandemics, anti-vaccers, and the flu<p>America's war on science is widespread and well documented: from climate-change deniers, to moon-landing doubters, to those who claim there is a link between vaccination and autism.<p>It's Anne Schuchat's job to take on this last group of …

The devil and José Mourinho

At the beginning of May 2015, Chelsea wrapped up the Premier League title with a scrappy 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. It was not a great game or a great performance – for a couple of months Chelsea had looked exhausted, dragging their fatigued limbs over the line and grateful no contender was able …

Soccer

Electric Literature’s Best Short Story Collections of 2015

Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite books of the year. For fairness sake, books by Electric …

Books

Inside Chipotle’s Contamination Crisis

Smugness and happy talk about sustainability aren’t working anymore.<p>By Susan Berfield | December 22, 2015<p>Photographs by Ted Cavanaugh<p>From<p>Chris …

All the science fiction books you’ll want to binge read over the holidays

Six new novels and four classics that will make your imagination explode.<p>The winter holidays are looming, and many of you will soon be spending time …

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2015

In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across BuzzFeed in 2015.<p>Jenny Zhang responded to a white poet’s use of a Chinese pen name with a deeply personal and far-sighted look at the publishing industry’s failure to see excellence when it comes …

The best of the Long Read in 2015

The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for your holiday week, arranged in …

Books