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How 'Star Trek: Discovery' Warps Science

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Science Fiction

Vegas Shooter Methodically Planned To Kill As Many People As Possible, Officers Reveal

Before beginning his killing spree, Stephen Paddock calculated the most effective way to commit this slaughter. Officers who stormed his Vegas hotel …

Origin by Dan Brown – a Nostradamus for our muddled times

I used to think Dan Brown was merely a crackpot. Now I wonder if he might not be a prophet. What once seemed to be his deranged fantasy increasingly looks like our daily reality. In our myth-maddened world, we are befuddled by bloggers peddling conspiracy theories and menaced by transactions on the …

Books

See 'Justice League' Form to Honor Superman in New Trailer

Man of Steel finally makes appearance, albeit in flashback, in latest trailer for upcoming DC Comics blockbuster<p>Fresh off Wonder Woman hosting</i> …

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ And ‘The Walking Dead’ Will Officially Cross Over

Robert Kirkman has been saying for three years now that <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> and <i>The Walking Dead</i> would never cross over. In fact, last year, <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> showrunner Scott Erickson said that “there is no <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> in that universe. [The spinoff] didn’t come from the comic, so some …

New Clues Emerge for the Existence of Planet 9

Planet 9 cannot hide forever, and new research has narrowed the range of possible locations further! In January of 2016, astronomers Mike Brown and …

Universe

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here's what it's like

"North Brother Island is among New York City's most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places," wrote the authors of a recent University of Pennsylvania study about the location.<p>The city owns the 22-acre plot of land in the East River, which sits between the South Bronx's industrial …

New York City

In 1960s New York, Witchy Women Learn 'The Rules Of Magic'

Two witchy sisters, a family curse on love and lots of potions and hexes: author Alice Hoffman is returning to the story of the Owens family.<p>She introduced the fictional family in the 1995 novel <i>Practical Magic</i>, which was turned into a film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Now, in <i>The Rules</i> …

New York City

Corker calls White House 'an adult day care center' in response to Trump's latest Twitter tirade

Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, on Sunday called the White House “an adult day care center” after President Trump attacked him in a morning Twitter tirade.<p>Setting off an extraordinary squabble between two leaders of the same party, Trump alleged in a …

Donald Trump

Las Vegas Gunman May Have First Planned to Attack Chance the Rapper and Lorde Concert

Stephen Paddock rented condos overlooking the ‘Life Is Beautiful’ festival last month, a senior law enforcement source tells The Daily Beast.<p>LAS …

Six Ways to Beat Childhood Trauma and Stop Self-Sabotage

[This is a follow up to "Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity."]<p><i>You will see light in the darkness <br>You will make some sense of this</i> …

Mindfulness

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

Singularity

39 Books That Are Actually Scary

Um... maybe don't read these if you're home alone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The 5 Authors I Always Buy In Hardcover And Their New Arrivals

If there is one thing I know, it is this: fantasy readers love to collect.<p>I am no different. I have been reading fantasy fiction since I was thirteen …

Mars used to spawn 400-foot-high mega-tsunamis

But it wasn't always that way. One of science's biggest recent revelations is that, billions of years ago, the red planet used to be blue.<p>Now, a study published Thursday in Nature Scientific Reports not only adds to the evidence that Mars did indeed have vast oceans, but also suggests tsunamis that …

Sea Level

15 Things You Didn't Know About Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Over the years, <i>Portrait of Dr. Gachet</i> has become one of Vincent van Gogh's most recognizable works. But beneath the brushstrokes, there may be a …

Finally! CIA Releases 'X-Files' Docs, Details 'How To Investigate' UFOs

An odd thing happened this past week involving the real CIA, some fictional FBI agents and the oft-disputed truth about this country's investigation into UFOs.<p>Just three days prior to the long-awaited return of "The X-Files," the Central Intelligence Agency posted two rather extraordinary items on …

Paranormal

Warning Space Aliens: Earth's UFO-Hunting Satellite Is Coming For You

It seems like every day, a video or image emerges that appears to show a UFO near the International Space Station. And it generally -- OK, always -- turns out not to be a UFO. It's normally space debris, light reflections from the station windows, an antenna attached to the station, etc.<p>But …

Notorious 'Demon House' Torn Down After Purchase By 'Ghost Adventures' Star

Indiana's so-called "demon house" is no more.<p>The home that sparked national attention over reports of it being infested with powerful demonic activity, leading to the purported possession of nearly an entire family, has been torn down, the Indiana Star reported.<p>The razing of the Gary, Indiana …

Indiana

10 Major Myths About Vampires

Co-authored by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of <i>Vampires Among Us</i><p>What you think is "real" about vampires may in fact be the fictional invention of one man -- Bram Stoker, the Irish author whose 1897 novel, <i>Dracula</i>, ignited an entire vampire industry that is still going strong.<p>Stoker, like any good …

Horror

9 Cant-Miss Book Club Picks for February

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Books

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15 Funny Images That Show Struggles Of People Who Love Sleeping

The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

What Amazon is to shopping and social media is to information, Netflix is to entertainment: disruptive and dominant. After their red envelopes …

Entertainment

Celebrity Sightings of the Week: Pictures

Nicole Kidman

Global Warming Impacts Patagonia’s Glaciers: Pictures

European Space Agency

Santa Diving in Japanese Aquarium: Pictures

Kids

Earth Is Surrounded by Strings of Dark Matter

New computations from NASA suggest that long strings of mysterious dark matter form around planets like Earth.<p>The solar system is hairy? Thanks to …

Dark Matter

Review: Beddit Smart Sleep Monitor

Tracking your fitness data is a big thing these days. Millions of people are wearing activity trackers that measure every step and calorie burned, along with their heart rate. However, daily physical activity isn’t the entire picture. For a complete snapshot, you need to monitor and capture your …

Fitness Technology