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Will Humans Ever Build Starships?

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Neel V. Patel</b><p>"Will we ever live amongst the stars?"<p>This is Rachel Armstrong's big question -- and one she's determined to answer. A professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University in the UK, Armstrong has been thinking about zero-g …

Space Travel

11 of the best modern sci-fi authors to read this Science Fiction Day

<b>Science fiction is having a moment.</b><p>Posters for Amazon’s serialisation of Philip K Dick’s Man In The High Castle have shocked and confused public …

Year in review: Early human kin could shake up family tree

Scientists trying to untangle the human evolutionary family’s ancient secrets welcomed a new set of tantalizing and controversial finds this year. A …

Evolution

The best new board games we played in 2015 | Ars Technica

From La Granja to Codenames, here are the games that hit our tables most this year.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! …

Board Games

Tesla has something alarming in common with another car company

But it hasn't been completely alone. There are, after all, lots of other automakers in the world, and for the most part, they had a terrific 2015.<p>We don't yet know the exact number, but chances are excellent that the year 2015 will come in as the best year ever for the US auto market, with …

Tesla

The surprising thing that ancient mummies tell us about eating | NOLA.com

On a foggy day in August 1936, an anthropologist and his crew set sail for Kagamil Island, a small volcanic speck of hot springs and cliffs in the …

Holistic Medicine

I am the Fox News atheist: “Some call me a militant atheist. Others call me a dick. I am neither”

I believe that religion poisons everything and I argue for truth and honesty, no matter the audience. It is working<p><i>Once again, abherrant [sic] groups like you and the homosexuals are complaining that you don’t have a golden cup and seat at the table. Listen, in America, you are allowed to exist</i> …

Religion

Here's why Michael Moore doesn't think documentaries should be streamed on Netflix first

Netflix has been leading the charge in original nonfiction works with the recent success of their "The Jinx"-like true-crime series "Making a Murderer," and receiving Oscar nominations for documentaries they've acquired like "The Square" (2013), and "Virunga" (2014).<p>Legendary documentary filmmaker …

Michael Moore

A key passage from the novelization of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shows Kylo Ren might not be that evil after all

There are new bad guys in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." But one of the most evil new characters, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), may not be as bad as you thought.<p>According to the movie's novelization (a book Disney/Lucas Films had to sign off on before it was published), Ren has as much light as dark in …

Darth Vader

1. The American Government Cancelled Firefly

At this point, the American €œspace western science fiction drama€ (if you weren't sold before, you should be now) television series Firefly is …

Free Trade

“Delusional and reflexive invocations of American exceptionalism”: What the GOP field won’t admit about our history may make everything worse

By continuing to deny the real lessons and history of Vietnam and Iraq, we are set up to repeat tragedies again<p>The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, yet this brutal episode continues to haunt America and affect our foreign policy, our culture, and our national identity.<p>The war left more than 58,000 …

Political Science

Harrison Ford tweet proves that Star Wars spoilers are everywhere you look

Disney and LucasFilm have been careful to avoid spoilers for <i>The Force Awakens</i> — even with the relentless barrage of trailers over the past few months, major plot points remain pretty fuzzy. So you can imagine the surprise when none other than the official Star Wars Twitter account appeared to let …

Star Wars

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Dark Matter

Giant Haast's eagle attacking New Zealand moa (Art: John Megahan)

You are so glad these animals are dead

Dinosaurs

Edinburgh astronomers make sunless planet discoveries

<b>Clouds made of droplets of molten iron have been detected on a sunless world 75 light years from Earth.</b><p>The planet-like object, PSO J318.5-22, was already considered one of the strangest ever discovered.<p>About the same size as Jupiter, it floats freely out on its own in space.<p>Scientists estimate it …

Universe

New planet formation hypothesis places giant hidden worlds everywhere

Simulations of circumstellar disks, the vast dust-planes left over from stellar formation, suggest that planets ten times larger than Jupiter may …

Universe

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

Wonders of the World

A New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumor Says An Unexpected Hero Is Returning

We see a lot of <i>Star Wars</i> rumors pass across the Gamma Squad desk, and most of them are less than credible. This one, although the source seems a little suspect, is also so hugely obvious, we’re giving it a nod, however. Spoilers below!<p>According to rumor site Star Wars News Net, Luke isn’t the only …

Star Wars

22 Nature Photos Taken In 2015 That Will Blow You Away

An inspiring sneak peek at some of the stunning pictures entered into the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>The natural world never fails to be the perfect subject for the avid photographer. Enjoy a selection of some of the best entries so far in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>"The …

Nature Photography

None Of Us Will Ever Find Out How ‘Star Wars’ Ends

As of today, Marvel has movies scheduled for as far off as Nov. 6, 2020. (Right now, some kid in junior high won’t see this movie, whatever it is, until he or she is in college.) And these are just the movies that have been publicly scheduled: Marvel <i>says</i> they have an internal schedule set until …

Star Wars

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

Yes, we really have invented a 'Star Trek'-style tractor beam

In my mind this spaceship is the Starship Enterprise from "Star Trek," but the idea has been used in countless science fiction plots. But in the last few decades, the concept has also gathered attention from scientists and engineers.<p>Despite advances, it has, however, proven difficult to build a …

Physics

Death and violence 'too intense' in VR, developers admit

If you're above the age of 18 and have played a video game in the last six months, you have probably carried out unspeakable acts: murder, …

Virtual Reality

'The Empire Strikes Back': Mark Hamill's face

Mark Hamill in "The Empire Strikes Back." Lucasfilm<p>On January 11, 1977 Mark Hamill got into a car accident that fractured his nose and left cheekbone.<p>If the accident had happened four months later the news would have been in every paper around the world. But at the time Hamill was still an unknown …

Star Wars

This Heroic Captain Defied His Orders and Stopped America From Starting World War III

It’s truly amazing that anybody survived the Cold War.<p>Over the past decade numerous stories have come out about Soviet and American military …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

University of Michigan

This bizarre experiment just produced the best evidence yet of the universe's 'spooky' side

Well, almost.<p>The idea is part of quantum mechanics, a theory of physics that describes how the cosmos works on the tiniest of scales. Specifically, scientists are squirming over a bizarre phenomenon of quantum mechanics called "entanglement," where one particle can instantly influence another — …

Quantum Mechanics