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Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

Science Fiction

As Israelis, we call on the world to intervene on behalf of Palestinians | Ilana Hammerman and David Harel

The state of Israel is facing a catastrophic situation, which could, alarmingly soon, lead to extensive bloodshed. It is time for the international community to act decisively. Substantive external pressure – political, economic and cultural – offers the only chance of emerging from this impossible …

Israel

Thousands of Swedish citizens have adopted biochips over wallets

Biohacking is as lively as ever in Sweden, with thousands of citizens now opting for surgically implanted microchips to access their personal …

Personal Information

Scientists Learn More About Jupiter’s Elusive Rocky Core and It’s as Weird as Ever

For something called a “gas giant,” Jupiter stops being an airy mass of vapor and clouds pretty early in. Just 10 percent of the distance down, along …

Astronomy

Canada becomes second nation in the world to legalize marijuana

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a "historic" bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29.<p>Canada is only the second country in the world -- and the first G7 nation -- to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring …

Cannabis

Patrick Stewart is set to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard for a new ‘Star Trek’ series

The actor teased his return to the iconic show<p>Patrick Stewart could return as Jean-Luc Picard for an all-new Star Trek TV series.<p>Alex Kurtzman, the …

Science Fiction

A Strange Type of Matter Might Lie Inside Neutron Stars, And It Breaks The Periodic Table

This is amazing and we are freaking out.<p>A group of physicists are questioning our understanding of how quarks - a type of elementary particle - …

Physics

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

US leaving UN Human Rights Council -- 'a cesspool of political bias'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.<p>The move, which the Trump administration …

Rights & Freedoms

15 Reasons You Should NEVER Tip Your Barista

They just pour coffee.

Don’t Die In The Woods – The World’s Toughest Ultralight Survival Tent

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Camping<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>Don’t Die In The Woods claim that this is the “World’s Toughest Ultralight Survival Tent”, …

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Build an Ecommerce Business That Could Make You Millions

For our first video in the series $0 to $1,000, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman chats about the type of site you need, the basics you must have before you launch and how to use email the right way.<p>1 min read<p>Before you can run, you need to learn how to walk. The same logic goes for building a …

Former DIA officer charged with trying to pass secrets to Chinese intelligence

A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer was arrested over the weekend by the FBI, charged with trying to ferry U.S. government secrets to Chinese spies and taking at least $800,000 in suspicious funds flowing from China, according to newly unsealed court documents.<p>Ron Rockwell Hansen of …

Judiciary

The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop’s Weirdest Year

98<p>The Foo Fighters, “Walking After You”<p>A lost Dave Grohl classic – “Walking After You” should not be confused with “Walk,” not to be confused with …

Music

Funniest Wild Animal Photos Of The 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Some seem to be having a whale of a time. Others, grinning for the camera, or caught in “gotcha” embarrassing moment. Yet, although they all seem so “human,” they are wild animals immortalized in photos for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>A demure lemur covering its mouth in surprise, a …

Nature Photography

First black bear cub rescued under Alberta’s new rehab policy

Alberta has rescued its first black bear under a new policy that allows for private rehabilitation of orphaned or abandoned cubs.<p>Officials with the …

These weed-killing robots could give big agrochemical companies a run for their money

Smart weed-killing robots are here and they have the potential to disrupt the entire pesticide industry. EcoRobotix claims their robot could reduce …

Coyotes Conquered North America. Now They’re Heading South.

Coyotes are excellent colonizers.<p>They breed fast, eat almost anything and live just about anywhere. You can find them in fields, forests, backyards, parks and even parking decks. They’re living in cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. They’ve even made it to the Florida Keys and Long …

Wildlife

The US military released a study on warp drives and faster-than-light travel. Here's what a theoretical physicist thinks of it.

• <b>The US Department of Defense funded a series of studies on advanced aerospace technologies, including warp drives.</b>• <b><br>The studies came out of a program</b> …

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

31 "Avengers: Infinity War" Memes That Are Funny And Also Traumatizing

Where is Gamora? Who is Gamora? WHY is Gamora? *SPOILERS*

Avengers Cast Goofing Off Will Warm Your Heart Before Infinity War Destroys It

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has now dominated our lives for 10 years, which means that many of the stars of Avengers: Infinity War have been …

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

MacBook Air

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Gendarme who swapped place with hostages hailed a hero in France

Tributes pour in for Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame who died of injuries after walking into siege in Trèbes<p>Even by the high standards of duty and self-sacrifice expected of professional soldiers and police officers the world over, the courage of Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame was extraordinary.<p>By offering to swap …

hailed

Raccoons, meerkats and bunnies all on a single street in Seoul

Raccoons, meerkats and bunnies are just some of the animals you can play with in cafes on Hongdae, the hottest street in Seoul.<p>Maengkoon, a raccoon …