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For The First Time, Living Cells Have Formed Carbon-Silicon Bonds

Life - but not as we know it.<p>Scientists have managed to coax living cells into making carbon-silicon bonds, demonstrating for the first time that …

Chemistry

This stunning new Zelda manga is a must-have for fans

If you need something to hold you over until the breathlessly beautiful next entry in the <i>Legend of Zelda</i> series, a bit of light reading may do the …

Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart

Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions. It’s time to ask where we are heading and why<p>What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and …

Mental Health

These Ursula K. Le Guin Collections Would Make a Mighty Fine Gift for Your Favorite Reader (Or Yourself)

Fans of literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin have probably already heard about her new story collections, but here’s a reminder—and also a heads up for …

University of Chicago

Ask Ethan: What 'Impossible Physics' Would Be Possible With Warp Drive?

When warp drive was first brought into the public consciousness with the debut of <i>Star Trek</i> fifty years ago, our understanding of the Universe was fundamentally different than it is today. For one, warp drive was simply a plot device to reach the distant stars without having characters and the …

Physics

Advanced Review: PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS #1 is Divine

Crossovers can be tricky. When they are done wrong, they are ham-fisted collages of characters and worlds that don’t tell a cohesive story. They can …

Graphic Novels

Book Review - The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

<i>Tony Black reviews The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter…</i><p>The final chapter in <b>The Long Earth</b> series, <b>The Long Cosmos</b> shall resonate in …

'Infomocracy' Is A Sci-Fi Thriller With Election-Year Chills

Science fiction is known for speculating on technology, but it's always been just as passionate about politics. From Philip K. Dick's imagining of a fascist America post-World War II in The Man in the High Castleto recent books like Ada Palmer's elaborate Too Like the Lightning, the philosophy and …

Science Fiction

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

I just tried Samsung's first truly wireless earbuds — here's what they're like

That's right — there are no wires to be found on the IconX earbuds, even to connect the earbuds to each other.<p>Like the Gear Fit 2, they're designed for casual exercisers rather than fitness junkies, but it still can still track the most important metrics for general fitness.<p>These earbuds are so …

Tech Trends

Science of Running: How to Run Right

One of the biggest lies internet communities and modernism have sold us is that enjoying porn is totally healthy and acceptable. For many, cyber-porn …

Tokyo Thrift: Infobar is the most beautiful series of phones ever made

I know the question of the most beautiful phone ever made is a deeply personal one. The starkly minimalist iPhone 4 would be a good shout for many. Or the luxurious pillowy plastic of the Nokia N9. But if you ask me, the distinction goes to various members of a unique and very Japanese line of …

Android Phones

Five Must-Watch Anime for Spring 2016

It’s the mid-point of the Spring anime season and the perfect time to take a look at which of the season’s 58 new anime you absolutely should not …

Anime

Free App Sweatcoin Pays People To Get Fit And Stay Active

After raising nearly $1 million ($890K), 150 million steps tracked and tens of partners signed up, new UK health app Sweatcoin launched in the Apple app store this week and has been an instant hit.<p>In the past 48 hours the app has gone to #1 in the Apple UK Finance store and has tapped into the …

App Store

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Traveling Faster Than Light? Four Phenomena That Put the Cosmic Speed Limit to the Test

The Cosmic Speed Limit<p>The speed of light is widely known to be the absolute pinnacle of movement. When Albert Einstein first entwined mass and energy …

Physics

Square Enix's I am Setsuna RPG Heads West on PS4, PC

Classic-style game slated for this summer<p>Square Enix announced on Monday that it will release its and Tokyo RPG Factory's <i>Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna</i> …

Gaming

There Are Just Too Many Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in February

Keeping up with all the amazing science fiction and fantasy books this month may actually be a full-time job. Alastair Reynolds, Patricia McKillip, …

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

It’s a whole new year, and already the science fiction and fantasy publishers are hitting the ground running. There are tons of great new books in …

Relativity v quantum mechanics – the battle for the universe

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Physics

Nitpicking recent (great) hard SF novels: AURORA and THE MARTIAN.

Is interstellar travel by bio-humanity even possible? Not according to my dear bro and esteemed colleague Kim Stanley Robinson. Whose new novel …

Immune System

You Should Know What The Fermi Paradox is Before Reading The Dark Forest

Time for some Real Talk: Cixin Liu’s <i>Three-Body Problem</i> trilogy has trouble presenting non-stereotypical characters but I CAN’T STOP READING IT and …

Hit Chinese sci-fi novel nominated American Nebula Awards[1]

The English version of a Chinese sci-fi novel has been nominated in the 2014 Nebula Awards, the publishers announced on Saturday.<p>"The Three-Body …

Science Fiction

Why deep learning is at least inspired by biology, if not the brain

Image copyright Shutterstock / Max Krasnov.As deep learning continues gathering steam among researchers, entrepreneurs and the press, there’s a …

Machine Learning

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

American Astronomical Society

Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss In January!

We're still recovering from our 2014 book binge, but already there are a ton of new books that we're dying to read. Including a long-awaited new …

Books