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The 10 Best Foreign-Language Scifi Movies of the Last 10 Years

Lots of incredible science fiction movies are made outside America, though many of those movies—like next year’s French production <i>Valerian and the</i> …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Artist Spotlight: David Rice – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

5 Things This Self-Published Author Did to Sell Over 20,000 Books With Almost No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This story was originally published 7/21/2016 and has been updated.</i><p>Two years ago, I self-published my first science fiction novel, <i>Where the Hell is Tesla?</i>, and sold 10,000 copies in the first twelve months. (It has since gone on to sell …

Writing

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Thousands of atheists gather in DC for 'Reason Rally'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Thousands of atheists turned out Saturday on a muggy Washington day to take part in "Reason Rally," dedicated to boosting the political power of the growing number of non-religious Americans.<p>"We are here, we are one, we are joined and we are celebrating our secular movement and …

Religion

10 Weekend Trips To Take This Spring

The dreary months of winter may have you hankering for a vacation, and spring is the perfect time to take a quick weekend getaway. Whether you’re …

Recent SciFi: a grab-bag of books for you

Looking for some great Sci Fi books to read? We'll get to a recommendation list of recent novels, below! But first, here are the nominees for the …

Science Fiction

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About in March

This is a crazy month for science fiction and fantasy books. There’s a new Robert J. Sawyer mind-bender, and Catherynne M. Valente’s last fairyland …

#Good Morning #Ha Ha Ha #Intentio Pro Hodie Cras #Inspire And Be Inspired #Ad GIF

Discover & share this #Good Morning #Ha Ha Ha #Intentio Pro Hodie Cras #Inspire And Be Inspired #Ad GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you …

25 Timeless RPGs You Need to Play Before You Die

Square's Chrono Trigger will forever stand as the gold standard of 16-bit role-playing games. It's an epic RPG built around the infinite possibilities of time travel with a great art style, plenty of plot-filled side quests, and multiple endings (including one where dinosaurs rule the world).<p>What …

Time Travel

Some Bestselling Science Fiction Authors Just Made Their Own Platform

The Internet offers lots of opportunities for authors to connect with readers—but it can still be hard for an author to get noticed among the crowd …

Here's Why You Will Be Hiring a Data Scientist in 2016

It's the most popular job in 2016, according to Glassdoor. Here's why you will be hiring one.<p>It's the most popular job for 2016, per Glassdoor.<p>And, according to Eric Haller, a vice president at the global information services company Experian who runs their DataLabs unit, it's also one of the …

12 creative photo manipulations that tell stories through illusions

Last week, we partnered with Dell to bring you a community challenge themed around photo manipulation and illusions.<p>We saw a mix of photography, …

Sci-Fi Epic 'Ninth City Burning' Movie, TV Series on the Way?

Another sci-fi book is tearing up the TV and movie rights market before it has even released to the public, as J. Patrick Black’s <i>Ninth City Burning</i> …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Netflix Will Stream Human Consciousness In ALTERED CARBON

Netflix is hot, hot, hot on this original programming stuff. It’s brought us new shows from the Wachowskis and David Fincher, entries in franchises …

How Big Data Is Disrupting Law Firms And The Legal Profession

The legal system generates a huge and ever-increasing amount of data. Each new case brought to court (and there are 350,000 in the US alone each year) increases the body of knowledge that a lawyer has to get to grips with to do their job. Judicial ruling, precedents and interpretations of …

Big Data

Your Heart Will Melt When You See “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Characters As “Calvin And Hobbes”

"It's a magical universe, BB-8, ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!"<p>"It struck me that she probably did that as a child and that's when the Calvin and Hobbes image flashed in my head," Kesinger said.

Big Data Uncovered: What Does A Data Scientist Really Do?

The world of Big Data and data science can often seem complex or even arcane from the outside looking in. In business, a lot of people by now probably understand the basics of what Big Data analysis involves – collecting the ever growing amount of data we are generating, and using it to come up …

Big Data

Woman’s Hilarious Parody Portraits Recreate Popular Celebrity Instagram Photos

Comedian Celeste Barber set out to prove that while celebrity Instagram photos may be interesting to look at and admire, they aren't always realistic. She created the #CelesteChallengeAccepted project that follows her as she attempts to recreate some of the most unique social media snapshots of …

Social Media

16 Sci-Fi Things To Look Forward To in 2016

From comics to movies to TV to books, here's what lies ahead in the next year for science fiction and fantasy.<p>2015 wasn't too shabby when it came to sci-fi, but there are great things ahead in 2016. Here are just a few of the things you have to look forward to in 2016 (and there's plenty more we …

Watch The Trailer For One of 2016's Most Beautiful, Mysterious Sci-Fi Movies

<i>Evolution</i>, directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, is as soft, beautiful and mysterious as sci-fi films get. It’s about an island that’s just populated by …

Science Fiction Movies

The Best of Art Basel in Miami: Pictures

Maureen Corrigan's Best Books Of 2015: Short(ish) Books That Pack A Big Punch

This year, most of the best stories I read came in small-ish packages. Many books that were either big in size — like Garth Risk Hallberg's over-900-page opus, City on Fire,and Jonathan Franzen's 500-plus page Purity — ended up being just "OK." The same, in my opinion, went for some books that …

Books