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Novak Djokovic's "Rehab" is Every Other Man's Killer Core Workout

The tennis superstar is keeping fans up-to-date on his recovery following a mysterious "medical intervention"<p>Novak Djokovic seems to be on the mend in the wake of his mysterious medical issue.<p>The tennis superstar posted an Instagram video on Sunday of a rehab exercise he's using to come back from …

Tennis

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Books

The 10 best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2017

It’s always difficult to pick out the best books of the year, regardless of genre (it’s even harder to do it for a general list). There’s the fear …

The 15 best movies of 2017

From horror to superhero action to aching personal drama, this was a diverse year for film, with plenty of standouts<p>The year-end list-making urge is powerful. It’s like a nesting instinct — a drive to put things in order, to organize the world into something comfortable and manageable and orderly …

New treatments restoring sexual pleasure for older women

When the FDA approved Viagra in 1998 to treat erectile dysfunction, it changed the sexual landscape for older men, adding decades to their vitality. Meanwhile, older women with sexual problems brought on by aging were left out in the cold with few places to turn besides hormone therapy, which isn't …

10 Space Operas to Read Before You See Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>What better way to get in the mood for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” than reading a novel under the <i>Journey to Star</i> …

The Rift by Nina Allan; Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer; Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait; The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts<p>Nina Allan excels at creating subtle, shifting narratives straddling the mundane and the bizarre, the real and the unreal. In her second novel, <b>The Rift</b> (Titan, …

Books

The 10 Best Spy Movies Ever Made

Some unconventional picks.<p>Spying is not so different from making a movie. "Twenty-four lies per second" is how director Michael Haneke describes filmmaking. Alfred Hitchcock knew that well, which is why he kept returning to the subject of professional liars again and again. He could relate. The …

Audrey Hepburn

8 stories to read while you wait for the next season of American Gods

Transactional magic<p>The first season of <i>American Gods</i> ended with a bang earlier this week, leaving us with a long wait until we get to see just what happens next for Shadow, Wednesday, and the others. However, like <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, the show is based on a novel, and there’s a number of others about …

The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

Apple Music

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

31 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this May

Space operas, alternate histories, and a whole lot of fantasy<p>It’s May. The temperatures have risen nicely here, which means that I get to take my stack of books outdoors and enjoy the sunshine while I’m tearing through my to-read list.<p>I’ve recently begun to reread an older book that’s been all the …

These Historical Fiction Novels Will Sweep You Away

As it turns out, you don’t need a TARDIS to travel through time. All it takes — pardon our cheesiness — is a library card. But it’s true: More than …

Books

Fortitude is the almost scientifically sound TV show you should be watching

The fantastic British series boasts great actors and is coming to Amazon.<p>You'd be forgiven for never hearing about Pivot, a "disruptive" cable TV …

The most beautiful squares across France

French cities are home to a fantastic array of historic squares (or "places" as they are known in French).<p>Here are our favourites.<p><b>Place de la</b> …

Make the most of your iPad with these apps and accessories

The new iPad is certainly a beautiful and powerful device, but you're going to need a few add-ons. So whether you're new to an Apple tablet or you've owned one for awhile, here are the apps and accessories you should get in order to make the most of your iPad.

Apps

Feast Your Eyes on All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming Out in April

Feast your eyes on this huge list of April releases, and maybe consider dabbling in weird science to grow an extra pair of peepers. There are tons of …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Entertainment

The New YouTube TV Service Looks Like a Great Deal

The recently announced YouTube TV service appears to offer a lot for $35 per month.<p>The plan grants you access to live TV from more than 40 providers, …

Forty for 40: A Literary Reader for Lent

<i>Lent is an annual search, which might explain the popularity of this post. I continue to hear from writers — Christians and non-Christians alike —</i> …

What Is The Universe's Third Most Common Element?

In the earliest stages of the Universe, it was too hot to form neutral atoms or even atomic nuclei, as they’d immediately be blasted apart by a collision. By time the Universe had expanded and cooled enough that we could form stable nuclei, things were sparse enough that we wound up with 75% …

Universe

1-cent "lab on a chip" could save lives

Using a standard inkjet printer, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine Genome center claim to have created a reusable diagnostic …

Australian Open 2017 TV Schedule: Day-by-Day Listings for Entire Tournament

The eyes of the tennis world turn to Melbourne on Monday, as the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, takes centre stage.<p>Reigning champion Novak Djokovic, world No. 1 Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka are all vying for the title at Melbourne Park, where the …

Tennis

Where to eat right now: 10 exciting new restaurants to try in January

December and January are typically a slow time for restaurant openings, but, the imminent arrival of Super Bowl LI means the white hot fall opening …

Speck announces transparent, impact-resistant cases for MacBook Pro and iPhone 6/6s/7

Speck is known for its transparent cases which protect MacBook models against scrapes and scratches without hiding them from sight, but they’ve so far done nothing to guard against impact damage from knocks and falls. All this is set to change, says the company, with its new Presido Clear range of …

Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

How to use the Touch Bar with an iPad and an older Mac

Duet Display is an app for iPhone and iPad that turns your iOS device into a second screen for your Mac. With a recent update, the app also allows …

Disability

How to Learn a Language in 15 Minutes a Day

Traveling abroad in 2017? Start learning the language now.<p>Whether in Europe or Machu Picchu, the experience of travel can be greatly improved by …