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These 7 technologies are turning science fiction into reality

It uses ultrasound to move objects around - drawing comparisons to the "tractor beam" from Star Wars. Rather than sucking in space ships, the technology could one day be used to operate microsurgical instruments and to directly target drugs to damaged tissues, without having to venture inside the …

Nobel Prize

Feminist film-maker criticised for making 'balanced' men's rights documentary

Cassie Jaye experienced an internet backlash and funding problems after announcing The Red Pill, an ‘explorative’ film about US gender politics<p>A feminist film-maker has been criticised for deciding to make a documentary about men’s rights activists that takes “a balanced approach”. Cassie Jaye, who …

Feminism

The Dumbest Thing The Star Wars Expanded Universe Did To Princess Leia

<i>Star Wars</i>’ old Expanded Universe is no more. Under the Disney regime, it has been relegated to the “Legends” banner, and the new official canon …

Star Wars

[Theory] Jar Jar Binks was a trained Force user, knowing Sith collaborator, and will play a central role in The Force Awakens

Here I will seek to establish that Jar Jar Binks, far from being simply the bumbling idiot he portrays himself as, is in fact a highly skilled force …

10 Useful Gifts For The Freelance Creative

<b>With the promise</b> of the year-end festivities right around the corner comes the annual daunting task of searching for the perfect gifts for your loved …

Clues in the new Star Wars trailer: Four theories

The new teaser for The Force Awakens goes heavy on spectacle and light on plot. Christian Blauvelt puts forward four theories about what to expect.<p>They say in space no one can hear you scream, but maybe they can hear you shout for joy. The third and final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, …

Star Wars

7 Glowing Novels In The Spotlight Right Now

Relative to other awards seasons, book award season is slightly less concerned with <i>who wore what</i>. Instead, each autumn various committees clue readers in to what to read -- a means of culling through the stacks and stacks worth of reads to select a few deemed outstanding.<p>Below, we’ve selected a few …

Books

What It's Like To Write The Most Hyped Book Of The Year

An interview with Garth Risk Hallberg, author of City on Fire, the debut novel that sold for nearly $2 million.<p><i>City on Fire</i> is one of the year’s biggest books — and I mean that literally. Garth Risk Hallberg’s novel clocks in at a massive 944 pages long, spanning nine characters wrestling with …

Scientists Successfully Create Brain-to-Brain Link

Imagine a future where you could transmit a unique feeling, a hard-to-translate thought process, or precise motor movements via a neural pattern from …

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Fiction’s Newest Frontier: Literary Geocaching

The “outside-in” two-volume hardcover edition of <i>The Pickle Index</i>, where images from the two volumes can be combined. (Photo: Eli Horowitz/The Pickle …

Google Earth

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of October 5, 2015)

A dramatic announcement from Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy left the House GOP in chaos. The long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership deal was reached. Nobel Prize winners were announced throughout the week. The Supreme Court started a new term. Microsoft unveiled a number of new and improved …

Gaming Deals: $25 Bloodborne, $55 20th Anniversary PS4 Controller, $10 Game of Thrones

The PS4 today received a $50 price cut, bringing it down to $350.<p>It's a Sony-centric day for Best Buy's deals of the day; you can get Bloodborne or God of War III Remastered for $25 each ($20 if you're a Gamers Club Unlocked member), a PS4 camera for $40, or DualShock 4 controllers for $50-$55. …

One Of The Bleakest Monologues In Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy Never Made It Into The Films

The very first teaser for <i>Batman Begins</i> had a laser-guided focus: to remind you that this was far from the goofy Batmans of <i>Forever</i>, of <i>Batman & Robin</i> …

Comic Books

Batman V Superman Video Reveals Hidden Details In The Superhero Suits

With so much time to fill until Zack Snyder’s <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> reaches theaters, Warner Bros. has chosen to focus on the costumes …

Comic Books

Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

E.T. was the perfect extraterrestrial: Cute, smart and — best of all — a perfect pacifist.<p>Unfortunately, scientists aren't so sure that an actual …

Singularity

These Foods Might Be The Secret To A Happy Brain

The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria that affect not just our digestion, but also the way we think, feel and behave. Research increasingly suggests that gut bacteria imbalances may play a significant role in mental and neurological health problems.<p>The good news? A <i>healthy</i> gut can boost …

Wellness

11 Thoughts To Unlock Your Creativity

<b>“The human mind can hold two completely opposing ideas at the same time.”</b> Thank you Liz Gilbert for enlightening us with this concept. How many times …

Creativity