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31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

Civil Rights

The Director: How Scott Robert Lim Gets to the Emotional Heart of Wedding Photography

Scott Robert Lim tends to cut to the chase.<p>“Everything you see in my photographs is deliberate and intentional,” he says. “I’m out to capture …

5 Cyberpunk Books to Read Before Watching 'Ghost in the Shell'

The cyberpunk genre is about to have a resurgence, so check out 'Snow Crash,' 'Neuromancer,' and more.<p>Cyberpunk is a niche science fiction sub-genre …

What Will Sink Our Generation Ships? The Death of Wonder

In 2015, Kim Stanley Robinson wrote a compelling and sobering article for Boing Boing titled, “Our Generation Ships Will Sink.” Robinson argued that …

Build your own matchbox sized DIY timelapse spy camera for only $30

I’ve been a huge fan of the Arduino for quite a few years now. It allows me control cameras and lights in ways that would be otherwise impossible. As …

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi: Here’s Where to Start

<i>The Forever War</i> is probably one of the most powerful works of science-fiction I’ve ever read, military or not. Written by Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman,</i> …

Science Fiction

We're Building Urban Dystopias on Purpose

The Burj Khalifa is not just a skyscraper, and Metropolis is much more than a film.<p>Science fiction cityscapes have awed audiences since <i>Metropolis</i> …

Nod Away: first in a series of seven science fiction graphic novels

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Nod Away</i><p>by Joshua Cotter<p>Fantagraphics<p>2016, 240 pages, 7.8 x 10.2 x 0.8 inches (softcover)<p>$21 Buy a copy on …

IBM Is Uploading the Weirdest Damn Robot Videos on YouTube

Carrie Fisher giving robot therapy is, like, the most normal out of the batch.<p>IBM's YouTube channel is not, uh, typically the most engaging. Let's just say that at certain points in the last few weeks it has uploaded PowerPoint presentations. But a weird, weird batch of videos posted today are …

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There’s an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

University of Alberta

Why top scientists are so worried about intelligent machines

The world's spookiest philosopher is Nick Bostrom, a thin, soft-spoken Swede. Of all the people worried about runaway artificial intelligence, killer …

Best space photographs of 2015

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

Why Isn't It Faster To Fly West?

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

It’s a trap! Sphero's BB-8 is more than just a toy

Small startups can have some of the biggest dreams, just ask Sphero. Shortly after becoming the darling of 2012’s CES, the annual consumer …

How to shoot high-quality panorama images

Panorama images have something intriguing. They give you a different view of the world around you - a view that does not resemble the way you see a …

Photography

Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen …