Francesco Ciuffo

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9 podcasts to listen to if you love 'Black Mirror'

We are in an audio-drama renaissance, and some of the best stories are science-fiction.<p>We're not being spooked by <i>War of the Worlds</i> as we gather …

9 questions about Avengers: Infinity War and its ending, answered

Spoiler alert.<p>By now, if you’re a Marvel fan, or even someone who’s Marvel-curious, you’ve seen the studio’s biggest, wildest movie yet. <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> goes out of its way to let you know that everything will <i>change</i>, and even if it seems likely the next film will undo some of those changes, …

People are proposing to prom dates in Fortnite

Take two hours to stop playing Fortnite and go to prom with me?<p>Video games have the magical ability to bring people together, and even make dreams come true. Dreams, for example, like going to prom with other <i>Fortnite</i><i>-</i>obsessed teens.<p><i>Fortnite</i> promposals, a quaint term that refers to high schoolers …

Fortnite

The 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: July 5th</b><p>There was a time when tales of aliens, space travel, and robots were believed to be the strict province of four-eyed basement dwellers, but the truth is that everybody can find something to enjoy in the weird world of science fiction. The best sci-fi works in both universal …

Science Fiction Movies

Charge your laptop (or anything else) in your car with this $17 power inverter

There are a handful of cars out there that come with standard three-prong power outlets built-in. You probably don’t have one. It’s a pain because …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

The Apple Watch can detect diabetes with an 85% accuracy, Cardiogram study says

According to Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger’s latest clinical study, the Apple Watch can detect diabetes in those previously diagnosed with the disease with an 85 percent accuracy.<p>The study is part of the larger DeepHeart study with Cardiogram and UCSF. This particular study used data from …

Diabetes

Inside Telegram’s ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum

We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network (TON) project (that we first reported), after obtaining the whitepaper and investor prospectuses in full.<p>From …

Blockchain

This wristband lets you hear phone calls through your fingers

Innomdle Lab is a South Korean startup that was spun out of Samsung’s incubator, and it’s just about ready to launch its first product: Sgnl, a wristband-slash-watch strap that turns your fingers into a phone receiver. When paired with a phone, you can hear callers by touching your finger to your …

Fitness Technology

Here’s the trailer for Peter Jackson’s Mad-Max-but-rolling-steampunk-cities movie

The cities eat other cities<p><i>Mortal Engines</i> takes place in a post-apocalyptic England where massive wheeled cities roam the blasted landscape, hunting down smaller wheeled towns and consuming them for parts, fuel and labor — and you can get a look at exactly that process in the movie’s first trailer …

Scientists find incredible shark that may be over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

Unico is a smart toothbrush that cleans your teeth in under 5 seconds

<i>Update 12/8:</i> <i>Unico is no longer on Kickstarter after raising over $1,000,000 in backing and has since moved to Indiegogo. They have also pushed the delivery date back from February 2018 to June 2018. We have reached out to the Unico team for comment and will update you as we get information.</i><p>Whether …

PlayStation continues its VR dominance with bonkers PSVR deal

Sorry, Black Friday buyers<p>Sony will begin selling a $199.99 PlayStation VR bundle this Sunday, Dec. 10. The hardware comes with the headset, the PlayStation 4 camera, the latest demo disc and a copy of <i>G</i><i>ran</i> <i>T</i><i>urismo</i> <i>Sport</i>.<p>This is a <i>ridiculous</i> deal for one of the best virtual reality platforms on the …

Unconscious Patient With 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Causes Ethical Conundrum at Hospital

When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words “DO NOT RESUSCITATE” …

Medicine

Don’t miss this unbelievable PlayStation VR deal (update)

Go, go, go<p><b>Update (Sept. 19):</b> Amazon has resurrected this PlayStation VR deal, although it’s merely <i>great</i> instead of <i>unbelievable</i> now. The retailer is offering a discount of nearly $100 off a bundle with the headset and camera, dropping the price to $299.99 from $398.09 — just use promo code <b>PSVRSAVE</b>. …

Virtual Reality

Total recall: the people who never forget

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

Palm Springs

Photographer captures stunning Aurora Borealis time-lapse from airplane

If you're seated next to a window on a flight to Iceland, it's a good idea to keep your camera close. Landscape photographer Aryeh Nirenberg did, and …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Horror

Sandy was ... dead? This fan theory about 'Grease' may give you chills

We've all seen "Grease." Some of us many, many, many times.<p>But what if we've been seeing it all wrong?<p>According to a new fan theory (originally floated on Reddit in 2013 but now being given new life courtesy of both social media and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar), the film's final scene and one …

Flying Car

An American Nintendo 64DD Actually Exists, And Somebody Found One

The 64DD is one of the few Nintendo consoles many gamers probably haven’t heard of, but that’s totally fair. It’s actually more of a console add-on …

Retrogaming

Someone Spent Seven Years Making a Stop-Motion 'Star Trek' Film

Fan film took seven years to create, with over half a year spent in filming alone.<p>There's a new <i>Star Trek</i> movie coming out on July 22, and its explosions and J.J. Abrams-produced lens flares will almost certainly stuff the box office with cash. Even so, many longtime fans yearn for another time and …

Stop hurting your engine by idling the car when it's cold out

If you're one of the many drivers who thinks it's important to idle your car — turn it on and let it sit — in these frigid winter months to protect the engine, you've likely fallen victim to a myth that may be doing more harm than good.<p>We spoke with former drag racer Stephen Ciatti— who has a PhD …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

John Malkovich has made a new film... But you'll have to wait 100 years to see it

Many films fail to find an appreciative audience until years after release, but John Malkovich and Robert Rodriguez are taking things one step further.<p>The pair have collaborated on a film that won’t be seen for a century. The movie, called 100 Years, is being placed in a special time-locked vault …

10 Things We're Obsessed With In November

Some things are just...better<p><i>This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed.”</i>

Oxytocin Nasal Spray Boosts Social Skills in Kids With Autism

Young children with autism who completed a five-week treatment with a nasal spray of the hormone oxytocin experienced significant improvements in …

How 'Destiny' Is Secretly Pokémon With Guns

Growing up, I played <i>Pokémon</i> more frequently than any other game, and by the time my fascination with the series ended, I’d caught every single monster from Red, Blue, Gold and Silver, lost track of the 600+ new monsters they added after that.<p>I’ve been thinking about the game a bit recently and how …

Pokémon

Concept Trailer for a Sci-Fi Hover Racing Film Called MOMENTUM

Sci-Fi novelist Neal Stephenson blows up the moon — and reshapes humanity

“The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason.”<p>That's the explosive beginning to a new novel called <i>Seveneves</i>, just out from sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson. That event, the breakup of the moon into seven big pieces, kicks off 800 pages of love, death and heavy-duty engineering, as …

Anachronistic