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Why Powerlifting Is a Sport for Nerds

<i>Editors’ note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the authors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of</i> …

Nutrition

These Lynx Yelling at Each Other Sound Like People, And It's Hilarious

Cats can be so dramatic.<p>A video recently captured in Ontario, Canada shows a truly rare sight: two Canada lynx, yowling their furry little faces off …

Is Cyclical Time the Cure to Technology’s Ills?

The world changed dramatically on June 29, 2007. That’s the day when the iPhone first became available to the public.In the 11 years since, more than …

Powerlifting: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Here's what you need to know...<p>Powerlifting is awesome, except for some of the fat physiques, the gaggle of federations, the rampant drug use and the …

Drug Testing

McLeod: These (Gen Z) kids are all right, so how about Boomers sit down and shut up

On Sunday, that venerable news show <i>60 Minutes</i> featured some of the kids who survived last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in …

The Future-Altering Technologies We Forgot to Invent

Science fiction legend Gene Wolfe shares his thoughts<p>You probably haven’t heard of Gene Wolfe.<p>That’s too bad, because Neil Gaiman calls him “the …

Inventions

Biologist Gets a Fake Star Trek Paper Accepted by 4 Dodgy Science Journals

Warning: Warp 10 is *really* bad for your health.<p>Obviously travelling at warp speed isn't a natural state of existence for most terrestrial …

Five Fascinating Facts about William Gibson

Interesting William Gibson facts 1. William Gibson popularised the term ‘cyberspace’ in a short story of 1982. Defined as ‘the notional environment …

Tide Pod Challenge Fulfills Eerie William Gibson Prediction

The bizarre Tide Pod challenge is a trend seemingly born out of nowhere. Which is exactly why it feels like a sci-fi event that would fit in neatly …

Subculture

All it takes to destroy grunge rock is to play 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in a major chord

When Nirvana put out "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in 1991, it became one of the defining songs of a decade and an anthem for disaffected Generation Xers …

Kylo Ren Is the Greatest Star Wars Villain of All Time

Admit it.<p>If fans are unhappy with <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, maybe it's because Star Wars isn't what it used to be. The humor is self-deprecating, the main cast is no longer almost exclusively white and male, and the light/dark binary struggle that underpinned the original movies has given way to …

Darth Vader

Why art must be separated from the artist

At the end of <i>The Great Dictator</i> comes a marvellous speech. “The soul of man has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying …

Charlie Chaplin

The BS reasons Disney won’t make the Xenomorph Queen a princess

This is an utter disgrace, and a pop culture crime<p>It’s hard to figure out why some characters from Disney films are official Disney Princesses, and why other characters have been left out from the group. It’s a designation that is more important for marketing and licensing than anything else, but …

Walt Disney Company

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Alberta campers save lucky loon caught in fishing gear | The Star

NORDEGG, ALTA.—This is a story about one lucky loon.<p>Don Gibson was standing with his family on a dock in Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central …

Fishing

Watch an Alien Arms Deal Go Wrong In This Tense Sci-Fi Short

"Seems like a hell of a way to settle a world."<p>Cecil Rhodes, the brutal racist and mining baron who founded the former apartheid state of Rhodesia in southern Africa, reportedly once looked up at the stars and mused to himself, "I would annex the planets if I could." He was an evil man expressing …

This Simple Writing Strategy Helped John Grisham Sell Over 300 Million Books | Inc.com

In the late 1980s, with a busy day job as a lawyer and a couple of young kids at home, John Grisham started to write his first novel.<p>Every day, for the next three years, Grisham woke up at 5 am to write a page of what would eventually become the bestselling novel, <i>A Time to Kill</i>, which was published …

Creative Writing

22 Things You Never Knew About 'Blade Runner'

Given how vastly influential "Blade Runner" has been over the 35 years since its release (on June 25, 1982), it's hard to remember that the movie wasn't a hit. Neither critics nor audiences were certain what to make of Ridley Scott's visionary adaptation of a mind-bending Philip K. Dick novel; nor …

NASA Mars Rover Looks Like It Came From The Future To Explore An Alien Planet

The first astronauts who visit and explore Mars could be traversing the rugged landscape in a vehicle that rivals the Batmobile. NASA has officially …

Gritty Cyberpunk Illustrations From a Dystopian City of the Future

Canadian artists Nivanh Chanthara and Fred Rambaud built the dystopian "Babiru" universe from digital illustrations.<p>From the breakdown lane of an abandoned highway, an introspective biker in a tactical suit looks across a cascading urban sprawl in one of the many enrapturing landscapes of <i>Babiru,</i> a …

Canada Is Finally Getting Its Own Spaceport

The proposed launch facility would be the first place Canada could launch rockets into orbit on their own soil.<p>Currently, when Canada wants to launch rockets, they have to ship them all the way down to a spaceport in Virginia first. But by the end of the year, Canada should have a much simpler …

Canada

The Most Beautiful Place In Jasper (Canada) That You’ve Never Heard Of!

One place I really wanted to visit once we arrived in Jasper was Maligne Canyon! Thing is, even up to a few days before we left the UK for Canada, …

Jim Cardon's Stunning Custom Built Library, Inspired by "The Illusionist"

2,700 hours of labor, 10,000 pieces of Walnut and a nifty pull-out desk<p>Jim Cardon runs a custom woodworking firm in Denver, and I think he wins the …

Eagle ray flies out the water to escape hammerhead shark in Panama

A tourist has captured the moment when an eagle ray flew out of water to escape the deadly jaws of a hammerhead shark.<p>Ralph De Bie, from Amsterdam, was near Zapatila Island in Panama during a surf trip with his friends last month when they encountered the dramatic marine battle.<p>After twisting and …

Fish

Man Drives Hours Every Day In Drought To Bring Water To Wild Animals

"They started drinking water while I was standing there. They get so excited."<p>In a land as parched as Kenya's Tsavo West National Park, no visitor …

Huge LEGO steampunk wheel keeps the ship rollin’

In the steampunk realm, vehicles are powered by the Victorian power of choice: industrial steam. Well, with a futuristic spin, of course. This LEGO …

Lego

Keeping your kids frenetically entertained has ruined museums for adults

You’d think that a hall of taxidermied animals would be the epitome of quiet. The animals were all shot, skinned, and propped up against idyllic backdrops decades ago, mute muses for visitors ready to lose themselves for a few quiet moments in nature scenes that they will likely never see …

From wormholes to time travel: Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

Alister Graham, <i>Swinburne University of Technology</i><p>Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The …

Astronomers Just Found More Evidence of a New Type of Black Hole

Black holes keep getting stranger.<p>Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. But they have one thing in common - most of the …

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