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So You Want to Read Fantasy Anthologies: Here’s Where to Start

Science fiction and fantasy can encompass so much, from far-future deep-space sagas to quiet contemporary tales to unreal kingdoms and beasts. But …

Books

New AI System Predicts How Long Patients Will Live With Startling Accuracy

By using an artificially intelligent algorithm to predict patient mortality, a research team from Stanford University is hoping to improve the timing …

Cape Town Is Set to Run Out of Water in Less Than 100 Days

A terrifying scenario.<p>Over the past three years, a lot has changed for the city of Cape Town.<p>Seated in a geologic bowl beneath Table Mountain and …

What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in February

New titles include “3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and the return of “The Tick”<p>Put your Amazon Prime membership to good use next month by …

Entertainment

Test of Einstein's Theory Confirms the Sun Is Losing Mass

The best planet, Mercury, is in the midst of telling us something important about our sun: It’s losing mass.<p>Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, …

What Happened the Last Time Antarctica Melted?

Earlier this week, an international team of geologists and climate scientists parked their ship off the coast of West Antarctica and started …

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth standing the test of time, and some age …

Universal Pictures

Scientists develop ground-breaking drug that could stop cancer in its tracks

<b>A groundbreaking drug is being developed by scientists that could stop cancer in its tracks.</b><p>The drug is said to work by breaking down a specific …

The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One

I know it's an old movie (and it was an even <i>older</i> book before that), but I want to look at the physics of the special submarine drive in <i>The Hunt for</i> …

Magnetism

Winter isn’t coming in Alaska, and people are dying

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest — and usually coldest — state.<p>Months of higher-than-normal …

Global Warming

New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Tech & Science Physics Chemistry Star Trek Nanoparticles light invisibility DNA optics<p>In a huge achievement spanning both chemistry and physics, …

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

How to Stay Alert Without Caffeine - Try These Science-Based Tricks Next Time You're Tired

Skip that second coffee.<p>Even after a good night's sleep, all it takes is one rough commute or frustrating meeting to majorly wear us down.<p>That's …

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Boats

Does God Love the Non-Elect?

God has a special love for his adopted children, but that does not mean he has no love for those who reject him.Listen Now