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The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Hack This: Where To Write Code

From bare-bones text editors to IDE monsters, the tools for building new tools.<p>The code itself, the symbols and strings that eventually dictate the behavior of a machine, is one thing, but properly preparing it and executing it requires a dedicated venue. Your operating system's standard text …

Is It Really A Good Idea To Mix Golang And Android?

Google, the God of everything IT related, released an open-source programming language <b>Go</b>, back in 2009. That’s probably not news to you, if you have …

Summer Produce for Health and Performance

Load up on these fresh favorites for a colorful and tasty outdoor season.<p>Nothing says summer more than the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit you see at roadside stands, farmers markets, and your local grocery store. (Some of you may even tend your own backyard or windowsill garden.)<p>Take …

How to never miss another concert or festival

An email notification pops up on my phone: "Tickets on sale for Gogol Bordello!" Without pausing, I open the email, click the purchase link and finally -- finally! -- I'm going to see one of my favorite bands in concert.<p>Until I set up alerts, my ticket-buying process usually involved last-minute …

Music

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Hero Dog Bitten Three Times While Protecting Florida Girl from Rattlesnake

Meet Haus the German shepherd – and rescue dog.<p>Haus paid his owners back for adopting him from a shelter by stepping in when their daughter was …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Slow Cookers

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Alice Cooper and Joe Perry on Hollywood Vampires' Drunk History

Alice Cooper and Joe Perry have every right to be jaded. Each has sold millions of records and chalked up hits over several decades. But their eyes …

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies

For every person who's attended Kevin Hart's shows on any of his tours, there are dozens of fans who know his work and have cracked up at his 120 …

Comedy

These artists are making thousands of dollars — and their livings — off of Tumblr

Her work has been featured in campaigns by TRESemme, Universal Studios, Lipton, Converse, Mastercard, Free People, and more.<p>Cannon's career revolves around Tumblr, the blogging site Yahoo bought for $1.1 billion in 2013.<p>"She's easily one of our top creators," David Hayes, Tumblr's head of creative …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

A project to build a $200 DIY Wi-Fi router to help whistleblowers hide online just disappeared under bizarre circumstances

ProxyHam (as the device was called) was essentially a router broadcasting on a 900MHz connection, letting the owner — with the right antenna — connect from up to several miles away. It could be stashed in any public place with an internet connection (think library/coffee shop/co-working space) and …

An IBM engineer quit to become an Instagram star — these 29 photos prove it was a good idea

But his biggest passion was always photography, and after he saw his Instagram followers grow past 100,000, he quit his IBM job.<p>Now Roos is one of the most popular Instagram photographers, with more than 433,000 followers. Some of the world's biggest brands, including Samsung and Sony, reach out to …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …

LGBTQI

The Pope’s Moral Case for Taking On Climate Change

Francis’s first encyclical is a cry to save the environment—and make a priority of theology over politics.<p>“The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers.” It is a statement of fact, an intellectual premise, a gentle claim of territory. In his new encyclical on environmental …

Christianity

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

LG G4 International Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday.<p>A big congratulations to last week’s winner of the Nexus 9 giveaway, Bekki, from USA.<p>This week we are giving away the new LG G4!<p>LG’s G4 hits the sweet spot for a lot of potential people …

Limbo, the creepy adventure game, has made its way to Google Play

Limbo, Playdead’s black-and-white 2D-scroller, has finally come to Android through the Google Play Store. The game was originally released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC a few years ago, and was then ported to iOS in June 2013. But don’t worry, the Android version is just as scary as its …

Google is giving Chromecast owners $6 in Play Store credit

Do you own a Chromecast? Well, Google just gave you $6 to spend in the Play Store on movies, music and more. All you have to do is head over to the Chromecast Offers page and connect to your personal dongle. From there, you'll be able to see the available offers, and one of those should be the …

Chromecast

A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But when you bring thousands of miners together in the same room, things really get ugly.<p>Motherboard has some fascinating footage of a bitcoin …

ISIS Operative: This Is How We Send Jihadis To Europe

BuzzFeed News' Mike Giglio speaks to an ISIS operative in Turkey about the group's efforts to smuggle fighters to the West.<p>ANTAKYA, Turkey — An ISIS operative traveled across the Syrian border late last year, settled in a Turkish port city, and began work on a mission to sneak jihadis into Europe. …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Play Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 on Android - some assembly required

Do you remember the days before you got your first Pip-Boy 3000? They were a little rough, but they were fun, and they can now be re-lived on your Android device. I speak of Fallout 1 and Fallout 2, both of which have found a new home on Android, sort of.<p>The short of it, if you don’t mind the …