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A Little Alchemy With Your Hard Sci-Fi? The Daedalus Incident

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>I’m always on the lookout for a new science fiction book that will throws me a curve. Don’t get me wrong… I do love my …

'Star Trek' crew deeply disturbed by Miley Cyrus

A quite beautiful video shows that on the Enterprise the most famous of this year's VMA performances shocked Spock. Kirk, though, seemed intrigued.<p>The international community has been painfully divided over the last couple of weeks.<p>Some wish to go to war against such behavior. Others take one look …

Science Fiction

Transfer deadline day: Ozil's move to Arsenal tops record day

<b>Arsenal's signing of Mesut Ozil was the big deal on a record-breaking deadline day as Premier League clubs set new spending records.</b><p>The Gunners shattered their record by buying the Real Madrid midfielder for £42.4m, while Manchester United moved late to sign Everton's Marouane Fellaini for …

Soccer

How “discounts” trick shoppers into buying stuff

The discount label is a familiar sight in UK shops. Everything from expensive televisions to supermarket essentials now seem to be offered for less than their original prices. But how often is the discount genuine?<p>The issue has been in the news recently with reports of retailers offering apparently …

Shopping

First Listen: Potty Mouth, 'Hell Bent'

Potty Mouth's "Damage," the first single from the Massachusetts band's debut album <i>Hell Bent</i>, opens with four provocative words: "How real were you?" Singer Abby Weems is addressing a former friend who's too ashamed to ask for help, but when lifted from the rest of the song, those four words feel …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>I'd like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not -- and in many crucial cases are scarcely mentioned at all or are presented in ways that seem …

Stream Daft Punks’ Latest Album, ‘Random Access Memories’, FREE Through iTunes!

Heads-up, Daft Punk fans – The iTunes store is now allowing anyone who’d like the chance to stream the band’s latest album, “<i>Random Access Memories</i>“, …