Matthew Stafford

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5 Reasons to Read The Last Magician

<b>“Gangs of New York meets Six of Crows in this captivating new series about a girl who must travel back in time to find a mysterious book that could</b> …

Books

11 Classic Books You Must Keep on Your Bookshelf

Complete your library this Prime Day.<p>It's Prime Day, which means deals abound all over Amazon.com. While you're filling your cart, add these classics to your bookshelf or Kindle library—the BAZAAR editors tell you why they return to them time after time below. Plus, score the best tech deals for …

Literature

11 Must-Reads For Summer (Written By Badass Women)

It’s Summer, and you know what that means: Underboob sweat and endless hours of listening to your children argue. Woo!<p>Just kidding. It means it’s …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

Books

10 Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Dystopia now<p>Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and …

Books

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

Books

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

Ten books to read in May

From a novel that imagines a lost manuscript by JS Bach to a collection of essays by David Foster Wallace on tennis, Jane Ciabattari selects must-read titles for the month ahead.

The opening of Return of the Jedi is weirder than you thought | Polygon

Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Star Wars,Film,Culture,George Lucas,Science fiction and fantasy<p>We search for science fact in the world’s most popular science fiction<p>Obi-Wan Kenobi called it an “elegant weapon for a more civilised age”, but it’s more like a humming glowstick that’s also lethal. …

Star Wars

Hundreds of medical studies are worthless and the reason is pretty embarrassing

Scientists, particularly in biology, have faced a continuing embarrassment in recent years: Research results that cannot be proven a second time. By some estimates, more than half of all scientific studies may not be replicable, and billions of dollars are wasted every year on new research that …

7 myths about Robin Hood

We know, or think we know, quite a lot about Robin Hood – the heroic archer in English folklore who supposedly robbed the rich and gave to the poor – …

History

Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 12/1/15

<b>HARDCOVER</b>The Blizzard: A Novel by Vladimir Sorokin and Jamey Gambrell A Daughter of No Nation by A. M. Dellamonica The Death of Dulgath (The Riyria …

Giuliani says Trump will 'look really bad' if 9/11 celebration video does not surface

New York’s former mayor Rudy Giuliani has warned Donald Trump that “it’s going to make him look really bad” if evidence does not turn up to support his claims that Muslim Americans celebrated the September 11 terror attacks.<p>“I don’t want to say he’s not telling the truth or not,” Giuliani told CNN …

Donald Trump

10 completely legitimate lost pages from Charles Darwin's seminal journals

Charles Darwin famously kept a journal that held his notes, sketches and details of his personal life. Much of the important work recorded in his …

Drawing

23 uncommon gifts for the science-lover in your life

Or maybe you're one yourself who always gets stuck with unsophisticated gifts?<p>Good news! The science team at Tech Insider has compiled a 2015 gift guide for science-lovers by scouring the web for stuff we'd add to our own lists, plus some help from the science-themed products site GeekWrapped.<p>Keep …

The new Star Wars canon: What's official in the current universe

Before you see <i>The Force Awakens</i>, here’s a quick guide to the main movies, TV series, novels, and comic books that make up the official <i>Star Wars</i> …

Star Wars

Teach your kids to code with this neat Minecraft lesson

Minecraft, which innocently started out as a vast open-world block-based game, is probably the closest thing to crack cocaine for kids. Its popularity with the grade school set is likely what helped it become one of the best-selling games of all time, turned the game’s developers, Mojang, into a …

Three Simple Truths About Terror, Religion, and Islam

<b>One:</b> Terrorism is the illusion of power. It only becomes powerful when people fall for it. Picture a magician who performs a variation on the trick of sawing a person in half. The "victim" screams in agony as the saw appears to slice her in half. The magician then turns to the audience, raises his …

'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

22 Things That Will Teach You Earth's Entire History In One Day

Grab a nice, warm drink, and curl up with a fluffy blanket — it's time to get your science on!

7 Books That Explore the History Of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science Fiction has a long and varied history, but along with the fantastic adventures, the stories of the people who <i>create</i> the stories in the first …

Science Fiction

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

It’s An Awkward Time To Be A Star Wars Fan

<i>Star Wars</i> is not a series of movies. It’s not a collection of interconnected stories. And it’s not a genre. <i>Star Wars</i> is instead a place, a universe, …

Maybe Rand Paul Took That 'Snapchat Election' Thing Too Seriously

He gave the voters a good look at him -- and now it looks like he's gone.<p>WASHINGTON -- Last October, for the third time in three years, Sen. Rand Paul made the cover of Time magazine. The headline: "The Most Interesting Man in American Politics."<p>The New York Times Magazine had just put him on the …

Top 20 Favorite Busty Anime Girls According to Japanese Fans

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Anime

Top 10 Most Attractive Anime Female Characters in Swimsuit

Grab onto your weights and pump some iron because we’re counting down the top ten most attractive anime female characters who we think looks or would …

Albert Einstein's fascinating rise

Albert Einstein at his desk in 1929.Getty Images<p>Albert Einstein is revered for his scientific intellect, which laid the foundations for modern-day physics and earned him introductions with some of the most exclusive people on Earth.<p>His opinions on race, politics, and war were also incredibly …

Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Will Be First In More Than 30 Years

Sky-gazers have something to look forward to that they won't see again until 2033.<p><i>A harvest supermoon on Sept. 27 will have an added bonus: a lunar</i> …

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