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How To Make Sourdough Bread

<b>Make sure your sourdough culture is active:</b> If your sourdough has been in the fridge, take it out 2 to 3 days before you plan to bake. Feed it daily …

Baking

Ten of the best…science fiction novels

Before the comments fill up with “Why didn’t you include this” and various slights against our personal and professional integrity, this is just a …

The Science of ‘Interstellar’: Look Beyond the Wormhole

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi blockbuster, "Interstellar," is winning kudos for its true-to-Einstein depiction of a black hole as well as its off-the-planet exploration agenda.<p>The movie tells the story of a failing Earth — and a last-gasp space mission that sends astronauts through an extradimensional …

Black Holes

Mining the Moon - private companies aim for a lunar bounty

Private companies have their sights set on mining the Moon for both spacecraft propellant and rare earth elements. Could this conceptual illustration …

Mystery Mars haze baffles scientists

<b>A mysterious haze high above Mars has left scientists scratching their heads.</b><p>The vast plume was initially spotted by amateur astronomers in 2012, and appeared twice before vanishing.<p>Scientists have now analysed the images and say that the formation, stretching for more than 1,000km, is larger than …

Astronomy

Incredible time-lapse shows European Space Agency's 'Lemaitre' cargo craft undock from the ISS

The European Space Agency has released a remarkable time-lapse video showing a cargo spacecraft departing from the International Space Station, the …

Incredible extremes from the far reaches of the universe

<b>OUT OF THIS WORLD</b> | For Science!<p>Scott Sutherland<b><br>Meteorologist/Science Writer</b><p>Monday, February 16, 2015, 6:13 PM - Spacetime-bending enigmas, …

SciFi Book Review: Blackout

<b>Blackout by Meredith McCardle</b><p><i>Synopsis:</i> <br>Seventeen-year-old Amanda Obermann (code name: Iris) has more on her mind than usual. As a member of a covert …

Books

Jimmie Robinson’s “The Empty” is Full to the Brim with Weird [Review]

This first issue of “The Empty” is off its rocker. I say this in the nicest possible way. But it’s not often you get to read a comic that’s so odd …

The Stranger

Self-published sci-fi debut kickstarts on to Kitschies shortlist

Becky Chambers, who raised money on Kickstarter to write and self-publish her first novel, has been shortlisted for an award celebrating the year’s “most progressive, intelligent and entertaining” science fiction.<p>One of eight self-published novels among 198 submissions for the Kitschie awards, a …

Books

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix (February 2017)

Vintage Treasures: Somewhere a Voice by Eric Frank Russell

I cover a lot of different writers with these Vintage Treasures posts. Some are authors I’ve long cherished, and some are folks I’ve never read. …

Peripeteia: Exploring Space Colonization through Architecture

Long after earth’s first journey to the moon, the idea of space colonization has continued to fascinate us. It is a subject repeated in countless …

Philip K. Dick's 1969 novel Ubik on the Internet of Things.

Be careful about what you say in your living room if your new TV is on. News broke earlier this week that Samsung’s Web-connected SmartTV can listen …

Sci-Fi Terms, Defined: Apocalyptic vs. Dystopia vs. Spec Fic

Ever since Sherman Alexie pushed Lepucki’s post-apocalyptic book, <i>California: A Novel,</i> on Stephen Colbert’s <i>Colbert Report</i> and into the mainstream …

Science Fiction

The paradox of popping back in time

Time travel often appears in the movies, but it’s a pity that the science never matches up with the fiction, argues Quentin Cooper.<p>Here we go again. The movie Predestination, released in the UK this week, is the very latest in the long history of time travel films. There’s been more than 100 since …

Science Fiction

UFO And Alien Egyptian Artifacts Discovered In Jerusalem Kept Secret By Rockefeller Museum

Alien and UFO circles are abuzz with claims of remarkable ancient Egyptian artifacts discovered in the former Jerusalem home of the famous …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

Robotics

A New Calculation Predicts Hundreds Of Billions Of Earth-Like Planets

Using a 200 year-old statistical technique, a team of Australian astronomers have concluded that virtually every star in the Milky Way hosts at least …

Full moon – Nasa unveils video imagery of the far side of the moon

<b>We can now all see the dark side of the moon without jumping in a large rocket.</b><p>Nasa has created imagery of the previously unseen far side of the moon …

Arthur C. Clarke Predicted the Future of Cell Phone Technology in 1976

The Creepiest Headless Portraits from the Victorian Era

We all know that people messed around with photos long before there was Photoshop. But you might not have realized how crazy the Victorians were …

Horror

In the creepy future of Antiviral, people pay to be infected with celebrity diseases

The conceit at the core of Brandon Cronenberg's surreal, indie film <i>Antiviral</i> is perfect for our celebrity-obsessed era. Instead of buying …

Aliens love soccer in this beautifully bizarre animated short

Two men and a dog wander through a dismal land playing a game of soccer. But when another, more colorful, character joins their game, it turns …

21-minute Oblivion featurette shows how its post-apocalyptic Earth came to be

The first reviews for Joseph Kosinski's <i>Oblivion</i> have not been promising, but this featurette hopes to lure you to the theater anyway. It offers a …