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5 Recent Scifi and Fantasy Books That Would Make Amazing Movies or TV Shows

<i>Annihilation</i> is out now, season two of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is <i></i>coming soon, and tons of other high-profile scifi and fantasy adaptations are either …

What You Need to Know about the Supreme Court and Its Latest Nominee

With his characteristic showmanship on full display, President Trump waited for prime time on Jan. 31 to reveal Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for …

U.S. Supreme Court

The Ultimate Guide to 2017's Scifi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

We hope you got some rest over the holidays, because you’re going to need it. As is now the standard, this year brings with it a plethora of science …

Earth - The birth of half-human, half-animal chimeras

In H. G. Wells's <i>The Island of Doctor Moreau</i>, the shipwrecked hero Edward Pendrick is walking through a forest glade when he chances upon a group of two men and a woman squatting around a fallen tree. They are naked apart from a few rags tied around their waist, with "fat, heavy, chinless faces, …

Genetics

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November

It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of …

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

The 40 Best Books to Read This Summer

Funny, moody, scary, fiery, canny, and bloody books.<p>Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Three books, because you couldn't choose just one? Check. From complicated meditations on motherhood to dark thrillers that will slot perfectly into a beach bag, here are the 40 books to put on your summer …

How to Stay Connected—Even in the Most Remote Places on Earth

Thanks to new technology, you'll always be able to contact your travel companions.<p>When travelers Charles and Kristy Stanton took a recent trip to Southeast Asia, they inadvertently got separated at Angkor Wat. Panic didn't ensue, however, as the two had goTennas, a candy bar–size device that lets …

The Global Cooking Class That Promotes Diplomacy

When Razi Jafri, an Indian-American from Detroit, saw a Facebook post about a cooking class with an Iranian chef, he knew he wanted in on it. “I love cooking for people and I love looking at different types of cuisine,” he said. Plus, said Jafri, a fellow with micro lender Kiva, he was fascinated …

Scientists closer to CLONING T-Rex after discovering remains of pregnant dinosaur

GETTYThe discovery of a pregnant T Rex could mean scientists are closer to cloning<p>While dinosaur bones do contain some DNA, the bone known as the …

Dinosaurs

Archaeologists Uncover Another Branch of the Silk Road

Famous for facilitating an incredible exchange of culture and goods between the East and the West, the ancient Silk Road is thought to have meandered …

A$AP Rocky Lounges in Gucci, Yung Lean Shops in C.E. & More

With legions of devoted fans keeping an eye on their every move, musicians have long been tastemakers when it comes to style.<p>To keep you au courant …

Here's Your Exclusive First Look Of Kameron Hurley's Upcoming Novel The Stars Are Legion

Kameron Hurley is one of the more exciting authors to break into the science fiction publishing field in recent years. Her upcoming book, <i>The Stars</i> …

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets. We even got views of the Las Vegas strip from 1,000 feet off the ground in the UberCHOPPER. These were the hottest hardware startups and most …

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in January

It’s a whole new year, and already the science fiction and fantasy publishers are hitting the ground running. There are tons of great new books in …

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss In December!

Some of the best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015 still haven’t come out yet. There’s a whole month of galaxy-shattering tales ahead of us. …

The Invisible Library

Can digital technology make the Herculaneum scrolls legible after two thousand years?<p>It was a warm day in Paris, and the library of the Institut de France was stuffy and hot. Daniel Delattre, a distinguished French papyrologist, did not remove his suit jacket. The institute, which includes the …

Ancient History

The May Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Everyone Will Be Talking About

This month is full of blockbuster science fiction and fantasy novels. Including new books by Neal Stephenson, Nnedi Okorafor, Paolo Bacigalupi, Mark …

Why Startups Love Moleskines

Last summer in Toronto, I found myself at a Demo Day, one of those tech-industry events where eager representatives of a dozen startups bound onto a stage and spend five minutes selling their visions of a utopian future expedited by antibacterial screen wipes that will change the world (something …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

Great Science Fiction Stories That Can Help You Make Sense Of Economics

We all know that economists love science fiction — especially Isaac Asimov fan Paul Krugman<i>.</i> But science fiction and fantasy can also help teach …

Science Fiction

The Most Essential Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In April

April is full of blockbusters! Including Ken Liu's long-awaited epic fantasy novel, a thought-provoking new Robert Charles Wilson book, and a whole …

Blockbusters

Everything You Never Knew About The Making of Conan The Barbarian

What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

These Are the 10 Best Apps for People Who Commute

Putting in an honest day’s work can be challenging enough, so commuting shouldn’t make it any harder. But between freak snow storms, soul-crushing …

Spiced Wine

Bring ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally, in a 4-qt. saucepan and remove from heat. Discard cloves.<p>Ladle wine into 4 glasses and garnish …

Recipes

Drip coffee 101: Secrets to brewing the perfect cup

We usually think of brewing a pot of drip coffee at home as a simple chore. While performing the basic task of pouring hot water over coffee grounds itself isn't too complicated, consistently achieving great-tasting results is far from easy.<p>After putting a big group of home coffee machines through …

California's ultimate outdoor adventures

The Golden State is an all-seasons outdoor playground. Here you can go hiking among desert wildflowers in spring, swimming in the Pacific kissed by the summer sun, mountain-biking among fall foliage and celebrate winter by schussing through deep powder. For bigger thrills, launch a glider off ocean …

Herschel Supply Co. 2014 Fall “Bad Hills Workshop” Collection

Canadian luggage imprint Herschel Supply Co. offers a preview to its 2014 “Bad Hills Workshop”<p>Canadian luggage imprint Herschel Supply Co. offers a …

THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

The ever-exclusive NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL has unveiled its Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The<p>The ever-exclusive NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL has unveiled …