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The Best Fiction Books Of 2017

It's been a tough year — but a great one for books.<p>In 2017, the cultural conversation has been dominated by the constant churn of political news. But, as always, we found comfort and inspiration in books.<p>Fiction can offer an escape, but also new insight into the problems that plague us in the real …

17 Board Games Every Adult Needs In Their Life

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Board Games

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

UPDATE 14-IMF, UN officials among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

* Taliban claims responsibility, says revenge killing<p>* Police say 21 dead, mostly foreigners<p>* Dead include Afghans, three U.S. citizens, two Britons, …

Syrian opposition to attend peace conference

The main Syrian opposition group voted on Saturday in favour of attending a coming peace conference aimed at ending the country’s bloody civil war, …

War

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen introduces first class, the Cleric

A new Kickstarter update from massively multiplayer online game <i>Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen</i> details the title's first revealed class, the Cleric.<p>Clerics are "battle-ready" priests who use abilities of divine might and healing spells. Battle clerics wear heavy plate armor and can use weapons such as …

7 stories to read this weekend

Here we are — another week has passed by us and we are heading into the weekend. For those of you who are going to have sometime on your hands, check …

Amazon is thinking about shipping you packages you haven't ordered yet

Looking forward to buying the next season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> on Blu-ray? Amazon may already be preparing to send it to you. The retail giant is working on an idea it calls "anticipatory shipping" as a way to reduce package transit times. It's everything the name implies -- according to a December …

Why Supercentenarians Hold the Key to Extended Life

Supercentenarians are rare people who have reached the age of 110 and remain fit. Amazingly, many of them never get sick, despite having some bad …

700-year-old animals, found in lake sediment, are revived in Oklahoma

This scientist believes you can regrow your lost limbs

Michael Levin is a regenerative and developmental biologist at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He has spent most of his career studying how …

New Class of Drug Shows Promise in the Treatment of Herpes

Genital herpes, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, remains incurable. But now, newly published findings suggest one of the most …

8 Things You Didn't Know About Decorating

Secret tricks of the trade.<p>From adding dark, drama-inducing lampshades to creating ceilings with style, design experts reveal their best home-decorating tips and offer up insider tricks-of-the-trade.

Living Rooms

Articles about dwell guide smart design tiny spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>We know you’ve got one on your holiday list—that friend who will find just about any reason to have a get-together.<p>Give kids with a discerning palette what they …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

The 19 Best Horror Films Of 2013

In discussions of the year's best film, it's easy for horror to get overlooked. Here are 19 of the genre's best offerings in 2013.

Horror

The Most Influential Monsters in Movie History

Who are the most important monsters in screen history?<p>Movie monsters can come in many forms. They can be giant beasts created by the shortcomings of …

Trailer For A New Horror Video Game That Changes Every Time You Play

(Video Link)<p>If you’ve been waiting for a video game that will truly make you jump out of your seat in fear, a game that captures the dark atmosphere, …

'Clown' Trailer: Eli Roth Makes Your Worst Nightmares Come True – /Film

“Clowns are scary” is a well-loved idea in horror. One man who isn’t scared, however, is producer <b>Eli Roth</b>. He saw a trailer for a fake film called</b> …

Steam Machines are here, but who are they for?

Too many options can be a bad thing<p>Last year at CES in Las Vegas, Valve finally announced its long-rumored Steam Machine platform, designed to bring the PC gaming experience into your living room. At the time, the appeal was obvious: a small PC that fits under your television and lets you play the …

Brazil: the end of an era as outflows hit 10-year high | Financial Times

Print this page<p>It’s been another record-breaking day for Brazil, but not in a good way. After data on Tuesday showed car sales fell in 2013 for the …

12 Years a Slave – review

The dirty open secret in the history of western prosperity is Steve McQueen's subject: unabolished and unchallenged slavery. Specifically, it is the slavery that thrived in an American era habitually known by an opaque Latinism: <i>antebellum</i>, although this is a story from the cold civil war that …

Volkswagen's Beetle Dune Concept Previews Future Bug Crossover

In the year 2000, Volkswagen introduced us to the Dune concept: an off-road-ready New Beetle powered by a 2.3-liter V-5 that drove all four wheels via a six-speed manual. It was never destined for production, and frankly had little basis in reality. But now there’s a new Dune concept, the Beetle …

How a Grandmother Helped Defeat Her City's Red-Light Cameras – Feature

In 1980, only 2200 people lived in Murrieta, California, in the arid southwest corner of Riverside County. By 2010, the population hit 103,466. It’s where families moved when the coastal counties of San Diego and Orange became too expensive. It’s a town where AYSO soccer matters, where the church …

The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

Bafta nominations: Gravity has genius, but Slave must prevail

The announcement of the Bafta nominations brings into focus the varying merits of two very different kinds of movies: Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, leading the list with 11 nominations, and Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, just behind with 10.<br>The astronaut-thriller Gravity with Sandra Bullock and …

Aereo gets another $34M, promises 15 markets by March

Aereo, the startup service that is putting the TV industry’s nose out of joint with its $8/month streaming package, announced on Tuesday that it has …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …