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1 Million Habitable Planets Could (Theoretically) Orbit a Black Hole. Here's How

A black hole could have 1 million planets orbiting near it that are potentially capable of supporting life as we know it, an astrophysicist …

This Detail About Luke Skywalker’s Journey In ‘The Last Jedi’ Is Bringing ‘Star Wars’ Fans To Tears

<b>WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b><p>There have been plenty of “mindblowing” details and revelations shared about the <i>Star Wars</i> saga since the arrival of <i>The Last Jedi</i> to close out 2017. The real world reaction to the film can’t stop folks from combing through to discover the …

Get Cozy With 18 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books This February

February may be the shortest month, but it’s still stuffed with awesome new scifi and fantasy book releases—filled with murders on the moon, haunted …

Iron Maiden respond to rumours they could retire after current tour

Speculation has spread that the metal titans' latest shows could be their last<p>Iron Maiden have shot down speculation that their current tour could be …

2017 April 30 - Cassini Looks Out from Saturn

<b>Cassini Looks Out from Saturn</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute<p><b>Explanation:</b> This is what Saturn looks like from inside the …

Astronomy

UFO enthusiast vanishes without trace – leaving room of ‘coded writings’

A UFO fan has mysteriously vanished in Brazil – leaving behind a locked room covered in coded writings and strange pictures of …

Westworld-style folding phone might get real this year

Smartphones that fold out into a tablet are one of the many awesome inventions the creators of <i>Westworld</i> promised we have to look forward to in the future. But according to a new rumor, Samsung might make them a reality in 2017.<p>Samsung is working on the final steps of development for its foldable …

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away

A small, cool star in distant space plays host to something amazing.<p>Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star …

Astronomy

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill, The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo, Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows by James Lovegrove, The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds, Gilded Cage by Vic James, Defender by GX Todd<p>Adam Nevill’s riveting ninth novel, <b>Under</b> <b>a Watchful Eye</b> (Pan, £12.99), …

These ‘Star Wars’ Books Will Hold You Over Until ‘The Last Jedi’

<i>Star Wars</i> fans are getting pumped up for the next release this week, with the announcement of the official title of the next film in the series, <i>Star</i> …

The Star Wars Prequels Have Never Looked as Good as On These Posters

The <i>Star Wars</i> prequels will forever be a point of contention. Some love them as their <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy. Others find them mindless and painful. But …

Watch the climax of Star Wars alongside an audience from 1977

<i>Boing Boing</i> previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche, who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he …

A star is hurtling towards our solar system and could knock millions of asteroids straight towards Earth

The star is currently hurtling through space at about 32,000 mph, and is around 64 lightyears away. (One lightyear is around 5,878,000,000,000 miles.)<p>Gliese 710 is about half the size of our sun, and it is set to reach Earth in 1.35 million years, according to a paper published in the journal …

Space

The Latest Star Wars Rebels Didn't Skimp on the Rogue One Connections

After a mid-season hiatus so we could all go see a movie, <i>Star Wars Rebels</i> came back Saturday with a two-part episode called “Ghosts of Geonosis.” Not …

Images: Highly Detailed Science Fiction Conceptual Art

This is some sci-fi concept art from Ryan Moeck.<p>They are for some type of personal project that the artist is currently working on. You can view more …

Science Fiction

Inside the world of Chinese science fiction, with “Three Body Problem” translator Ken Liu

In 2015, <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> by Liu Cixin became the first translated novel to win the Hugo Award, one of the highest honors in sci-fi. A surprise hit inside and outside China, the book left English-language readers unsure about where to get more Chinese sci-fi. Now, <i>Three-Body Problem</i> translator …

Stay Out of the Cold, Curl Up with December's Best Scifi and Fantasy Books Instead

It’s practically winter. Why go outside and trudge through the bitter cold when you can stay in and read? This guide to December’s most exciting book …

Your Essential Sci-Fi Reading List for December 2016

These are the winter science fiction books you're looking for.<p>Just because 2016 is almost over doesn’t mean there’s not still time to head into the …

Be a Star Wars Pilot! Check Out the Rogue One: Recon Virtual Reality Experience

<b>Pick up PEOPLE’s special issue, Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, on newsstands now — including a special Star Wars virtual-reality bonus with</b> …

Virtual Reality

23 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read This Fall

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 first look

Google has taken the wraps off the Pixel XL, their new flagship handset, so it is only natural to compare it to one of our all-time favorite series. In this post we are putting the new Google Pixel XL right up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Shall we get started?<p>Right off the bat you can tell …

Phones

Marvel’s Darth Vader Comic Is Star Wars at Its Best

The creative team behind Marvel’s <i>Darth Vader</i>, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca, more or less had their book figured out from its …

Darth Vader

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 unveiled in China, priced at $135

Xiaomi took the wraps off their latest smartphone offering, the Redmi Note 4, earlier today, and as is expected from the budget-friendly Redmi series, the device offers a premium look, specifications, and features, and more importantly, an ultra-affordable price tag.<p>The Redmi Note 4 retains the …

Mobile Technology

Star Wars toys: Kylo Ren, Obi-Wan Kenobi Hasbro toys unveiled

This may be a first for <i>Star Wars</i> toys — a collectible of a character who is an obsessive collector himself.<p>Hasbro is unveiling two new high-end …

Rogue One: Star Wars movie releases new photos

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' exclusive images

Darth Vader's Kill Count in His Comic Is Most Impressive

The murder is strong in this one.<p>If there's one Star Wars character that deserves his own ongoing series, it's Darth Vader. One year ago today, …

Darth Vader May Return More Brutal Than Ever in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

<b>Warning: The following post includes reliable rumors about Rogue One, so don't continue if you want the movie to be a complete surprise.</b><p>Not since <i>The</i> …

Darth Vader

Disney will truly know the power of Star Wars' dark side if it ruins Darth Vader and Han Solo

The level of fanboy ire targeted at George Lucas’s prequels will pale in comparison to the fury the studio would face if it mucks up the celebrated Star Wars icons in an expanded franchise<p>Why was the original Star Wars trilogy so successful, while the prequels are now considered by many to be the …

Star Wars

RANKED: Every character in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' from best to worst

What really makes "The Force Awakens" work so well, at the end of the day, are the characters — some we've grown up watching and others we're meeting for the first time but who've already left an indelible mark.<p>Here we analyze all the characters in the movie and rank them, moving up to the best.<p>It …