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The CIA Has Released 13 Million Declassified Documents on UFOs and Psychic Experiments

Spooky stuff.<p>The truth is out there—and by there, we mean Google.<p>The CIA has released 13 million pages of declassified documents online due to a lawsuit and a long-term campaign from freedom of information advocates.<p>The full archive, containing almost 800,000 files according to the <i>BBC</i>, spans many …


8 Long Books That Are Worth Your Time

Commence sustained silent reading.<p>Long reads can sometimes be intimidating. But don't worry, you'll devour these epically long books in no time.


15 Sci-Fi TV Shows You Need To Put On Your Watch List Because They’re Totally Out Of This World

The 80s might hold the title for the best decade in terms of science fiction on the telly, but these days, we're not far behind. Interstellar space …

Science Fiction

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal …


Add All 19 of These New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Your September Reading List

September’s new books feature aliens, superheroes, time travel, and what sounds like a wonderfully genre-busting new novel from Alan Moore. This list …

14 big fall books to watch out for

We’ve had our fun with summer books, but now that it’s starting to get too cold for the beach, it’s time to break out some of the biggest-name …

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in April

Spring is here, and so are some great beach reads! What does April have in store? <i>Two</i> Terry Pratchett tributes. New books from C.J. Cherryh, Harry …


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

George Lucas Says He Sold STAR WARS To "White Slavers," Elaborates on His Thoughts About THE FORCE AWAKENS

From “A New Hope” to no hope at all: “Star Wars,” Tolkien and the sinister and depressing reality of expanded universes

When fantasy sagas never end, we see the cycles of brutality and totalitarianism that fuel them don’t, either<p><b>Note:</b> Some spoilers near the end for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” though I try to be vague.<p>Not long after completing “The Lord of the Rings,” J.R.R. Tolkien briefly began work on a sequel …


200-Year-Old Giant Salamander Surfaces

It isn’t every day that you get to take a look back into the time of the dinosaurs. But last...The post 200-Year-Old Giant Salamander Surfaces …