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This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today

Built in 718 AD, Hōshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is …

Family Business

The Map of Philosophy: See All of the Disciplines, Areas & Subdivisions of Philosophy Mapped in a Comprehensive Video

In the introduction to his sweeping <i>History of Western Philosophy</i>, Bertrand Russell wastes no time getting to a definition of his subject. “The …

Western Philosophy

'The Robot Next Door' Envisions A Near Future When Robot Live Among Us

What would the world look like if robots became so common that we can't tell the difference between people and machines?<p>French photographer Nicolas …

Robotics

A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

Can’t Afford a Sex Robot? New VR Games Are Next Best Thing

Be gentle, sensitive, and ensure the survival of the human race (via Nutaku Games)<p>Every sex robot, between leaving the assembly line and entering a …

Virtual Reality

Listen to the world’s ambient sounds filtered through Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies

Side Note<p>May—05—2018 02:45PM EST<p>Drew Millard<p>I recently discovered the delightful website Cities and Memory, a project dedicated to compiling field …

Ambient Music

Jon Hopkins' 'Singularity' Evoke the Euphoria and Vivid Awareness of a Psychedelic Experience

Singularity<p>Domino<p>4 May 2018<p>With our time increasingly dominated by our digital relationships, there is always a danger that we are neglecting …

Consciousness

See a Single Stem Cell Grow Into a Complete Creature

Scientists have created a genetic roadmap for how lone cells develop into complex life.<p>Your life is a result of many, many choices. School, career, relationships; each decision is made in sequence, building upon the past to create a traceable map of what led you to your current state of …

Biology

Reddit's List of the Most Disturbing Movies of All Time Will Freak You the F*ck Out

On Tuesday, Reddit user Ladyberries posed an interesting question for other people on the site: "What are movies that genuinely disturbed you that don't have rape, violence, cannibalism, or gross images?" Sure, it's easy to get scares out of audiences when blood is being splashed all over the …

Horror

Documentary 'More Human than Human' explores AI, by making AI

Have you ever thought about what it really means to be human in the age of intelligent machines?<p><i>More Human Than Human</i> is a documentary that looks at …

Artificial Intelligence

Videos: The Sci-Fi Short Film Phoenix 9

This is the short film <i>Phoenix 9</i>. <br>Phoenix 9 marks the debut for the German team of Amir Reichart (director & editor) and Peer Gopfrich (writer & …

Short Films

Upgrade Offers a Subversive, Self-Aware Update to the Classic Scifi-Action Formula

<i>Upgrade</i> lives up to its name in more than one way. It presents a series of tropes you already knew and polishes them up with modern executions, …

Get high and watch this melting snowflake video for an hour

NASA just created the first ever 3D video model of an individual snowflake melting, and it makes for an incredibly “chill” YouTube experience.<p>The …

Best 3D Blu-Ray movies to watch on your PlayStation VR

With your PlayStation VR (PSVR) you have the option to immerse yourself in your favorites shows and movies, and this time with better equipment. So …

The Beauty and Horror of Blue Planet II

David Attenborough’s latest documentary gorgeously reveals the world’s oceans—and shows how badly humans are screwing them up.<p>“Never,” declares Sir David Attenborough in the first episode of <i>Blue Planet II</i>, his latest hallucinatory swath of masterpiece nature television, “has there been a more …

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back<p>For years, the residents of Oxford, Massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. …

Star Trek: Discovery, episode 13 review: ‘What’s Past is Prologue’

Perhaps because of its troubled production history – gaining and losing celebrity showrunner Bryan Fuller in quick succession – <i>Star Trek Discovery</i> …

Science Fiction

6 shows to watch while you wait for 'Black Mirror' to return

We may have a while before the next season of "Black Mirror," (unconfirmed release date as of yet, but likely slotted for late-2018) but we've rounded up 6 decidedly unsettling shows to binge watch in the meantime.<p>"Electric Dreams"<p>The anthology series "Electric Dreams" features 10 episodes so far, …

Science Fiction

The 11 Best Science Fiction Movies and Shows on Netflix January 2018

Sci-fi TV on Netflix has almost never looked this good.<p>The genre of science fiction is a lot more than just casual spacefaring romps through galaxies …

Get a glimpse of Netflix's latest sci-fi movie, 'Mute'

February will hopefully be rewarding for sci-fi fans who subscribe to Netflix. In addition to <i>Altered Carbon</i>'s debut this week, later in the month we'll finally get a peek at director Duncan Jones' <i>Mute</i>. The movie has been floating around for about as long as Jones has been a filmmaker (he previously …

Paul Rudd

“Black Mirror” Fans Will Want To Watch This Creepy Sci-Fi Short Right Now

<b>What:</b> A new sci-fi short that will either break your heart or blow your mind, possibly both.<p><b>Who:</b> Filmmaker and performer Grace Rowe and the YouTube sci-fi hub DUST.<p><b>Why we care:</b> “The Sweetening” begins with the deeply creepy image of a woman sitting alone on a park bench holding an ice cream cone …

Hard Science Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Genre

There exists a common misconception that all science fiction is fantastical. That all sci-fi takes place in a universe where ships can travel faster …

Science Fiction

The most important (but forgotten) Japanese sci-fi classic

Legendary Japanese director Ishiro Honda’s alien invasion classic <i>The Mysterians</i> (1957), which premiered 60 years ago this month, is a film seldom …

An Oxford philosopher’s moral crisis can help us learn to question our instincts

Jeff McMahan is an Oxford moral philosopher and vegetarian of almost 50 years. He still doesn’t know if it’s wrong to eat meat.<p>I discovered this when I called McMahan in June to discuss his recently delivered lecture, “Might we benefit animals by eating them?” The lecture examined whether it can be …

New Jersey

In science fiction, the future is feminist

Move over, square-jawed straight white heroes. From The Power to The Handmaid’s Tale, fantasy stories about women remaking the world are finally going mainstream<p>Naomi Alderman’s brilliant science fiction novel The Power justly won the Bailey’s prize for women’s fiction last week. It deserved to win …

Science Fiction

The ancient Greeks named six types of love that psychologists still refer to today

When we love a person, we feel emotional arousal in their presence. We will also have a set of thoughts (or cognitions) about that person, and our previous experiences can shape our ideas about what we expect in our relationships. For example, if you believe in love at first sight, then you are …

Relationships

I Work from Home

911 OPERATOR: 911—what’s your emergency?<p>ROBERT: Hi, I . . . uh . . . I work from home.<p>OPERATOR: O.K., is anyone else there with you, sir?<p>ROBERT: No, I’m alone.<p>OPERATOR: And when’s the last time you saw someone else? Was that today?<p>ROBERT: Uh, my wife . . . this morning, I guess.<p>OPERATOR: Anyone …

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Videos: Sci-Fi Short Film "The Black Hole" Presented By DUST

This is a sci-fi short film titled <i>The Black Hole</i>.<p>It was created by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams and stars Napoleon Ryan. Check out the synopsis …

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Books