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The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too

What do my chosen books have in common? Well, in each case, some­body at some point has decided they are “young adult” books. As often as not, this person isn’t the writer. The category does have some meaning and some usefulness, of course; books that teenagers enjoy do often have certain …

Books

What scares the new atheists | John Gray

The vocal fervour of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing<p>In 1929, the Thinker’s Library, a series established by the Rationalist Press Association to advance secular thinking and counter the influence of religion in …

Atheism

Chasing The Mystery Of Spacetime's Local 'Bulk Flow'

For decades, the root cause of our Milky Way galaxy’s “bulk flow” in the direction of the Centaurus and Hydra constellations has retained an air of mystery. Our own star’s motion through the Milky Way is relatively well understood. But a full understanding of the exact forces driving our Local …

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

How video game remakes do retro right and wrong

It’s easier than ever to play old video games. Well, perhaps that’s not the right way to word it. It’s indeed easier than ever to <i>access</i> old video games; the widespread adoption of digital distribution means that, depending on rights, publishers can sell their back catalogue on modern consoles at …

Is The Human Species Still Evolving?

Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind<p>Is there a <i>Homo superius</i> just around the next corner, waiting to take our place? Let’s think about what it would take: If we were to give rise to a new species, something would have to happen to us to create a bottleneck or isolated place …

Japan's Line messaging app considers overseas IPO next year -sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Line Corp, creator of the fast growing social messaging app Line, may choose an overseas exchange for an expected IPO next year, banking sources with knowledge of the matter said, within months of a high profile listing by Twitter.<p>One of the sources, who spoke on condition …

Waking Up Podcast #2 — Why Don’t I Criticize Israel?

AUDIO TRANSCRIPT <b>[Note:</b> This is a verbatim transcript of a spoken podcast. However, I have added notes like this one to clarify controversial</b> …

Israel

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

<b>An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.</b><p>Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.<p>The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 …

Genealogy

10 Best iPhone News and News Reader Apps

Keeping up with the news used to be pretty simple. You picked up your preferred tabloid or broadsheet newspaper on the way to work, or tuned into a scheduled news bulletin on the radio or your TV.<p>The internet has transformed the way in which news is created and distributed though. Keeping up with …

What if every PC game could run on your tablet?

Windows 8: despised at launch by gamers, written off by Valve's Gabe Newell as a catastrophe for PC gaming. It was the upgrade nobody wanted, or …

Mobile Devices

What science fiction can teach big business

Why are household brands that sell us kitchen appliances or snack food now commissioning science fiction authors and artists? Chris Baraniuk reports.<p>Tasers. Mobile phones. The world wide web. All these technologies can be found in science fiction stories, decades before they became realistic – and …

Why do we have blood types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was …

Medical Research

Best iPhone Camera Apps 2014

The iPhone, by any photo sharing metric, continues to be the most widely used camera in the world. But just because you’re shooting with Apple’s hardware doesn’t mean you have to use their built-in camera software to take pictures. In fact, if you limit yourself to the native shooting app, you’re …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …