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The only good online fandom left is Dune

As corporations take control of nerd culture, science fiction’s most esoteric epic remains gloriously untamed.<p>Escapism in the year 2018 is a strange …

Science Fiction

In lost interview, Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years since it was first screened, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> continues to cause confusion and debate. Stanley Kubrick’s epic film reimagined what …

Stanley Kubrick

The secret to perfect popcorn is already in your cupboard

I thought I knew all about making perfect popcorn.<p>I would pop the kernels in oil, slather them in butter and salt, and gobble them while watching old …

Recipes

The Sommelier Stars of Los Angeles

These five somms all took very different paths to get where they are, and it's their unique experiences and knowledge that are allowing them to push …

Wine

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Telecoms

Nathan Myhrvold: ‘Nasa doesn’t want to admit it’s wrong about asteroids’

Any patent holder who enforces their rights gets called a patent troll. Silicon Valley feels very threatened by anything that could challenge its own authority<p>Nathan Myhrvold is the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, founder of the controversial patent asset company Intellectual Ventures …

Asteroids

Evangelical Fear Elected Trump

The history of evangelicalism in America is shot through with fear—but it also contains an alternative.<p>White conservative evangelicals in America are anxious people. I know because I am one.<p>Our sense of fear, perhaps more than any other factor, explains why evangelicals voted in such large numbers …

Religion

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

Nutrition

The secret to a meaningful life is simpler than you think

Some people seem to spend their whole lives dissatisfied, in search of a purpose. But philosopher Iddo Landau suggests that all of us have everything we need for a meaningful existence.<p>According to Landau, a philosophy professor at Haifa University in Israel and author of the 2017 book <i>Finding</i> …

University of London

The brilliant thing about Barack Obama’s relationship advice is that it’s blindingly obvious

In his new book, <i>Yes We (Still) Can</i>, Dan Pfeiffer, host of the podcast <i>Pod Save America</i>, writes about his time working on the Obama White House communications team. As with most political memoirs the most interesting bits are the small moments that punctuate the larger narrative. In this case it’s …

Relationships

The Secret to Perfect Popcorn Is Already in Your Cupboard

I thought I knew all about making perfect popcorn.<p>I would pop the kernels in oil, slather them in butter and salt, and gobble them while watching old slapstick comedies on the couch, battling husband and child for that last craggy crumb.<p>Then I tasted Jessica Koslow’s recipe, and my popcorn world …

Recipes

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

On a recent Saturday night, I went to downtown Los Angeles to play. Not <i>to</i> a play, but to "PLAY." I didn't exactly know what I was in for.<p>I was told …

La La Land

This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-notch Wines

Seemingly everyone you meet in Anderson Valley can tell you a migration story that has the flavor of myth — a tale that casts their arrival in this …

Loire wine guide - Wine regions - Guides - Wine World & News

<b>The Loire is the longest river in France, stretching some 1,000km from its source in the south to the Atlantic coast a little west of Nantes. At</b> …

Is Dairy Bad for You, or Good? The Milky, Cheesy Truth

Dairy products are controversial these days.<p>They are cherished by the health organizations as an essential food for bone health.<p>But other experts …

Can you hear these silent GIFs? You may have a new form of synesthesia.

Scientists are starting to figure out why these GIFs are so damn loud.<p>Can you “hear” visual motion? If so, you’re hardly alone. There’s a huge Reddit community of 114,000-plus people who post and discuss silent videos that have the illusion of making noise.<p>And now a new study in the journal …

The Brain

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

The Best Gifts for Wine Lovers, According to Sommeliers and Winemakers

It can be intimidating to find the right gift for a wine lover, especially if you don’t think of yourself as a wine person. But you don’t have to be …

New research explains why moving abroad is the best way to find yourself

I was a late bloomer. When I was young, questions about what I wanted to do when I grew up left me stumped.<p>Then I moved abroad, leaving my home in Poland to follow my now-husband to Canada, Germany, and now the Netherlands. As an expat, my path became clear: I would become a writer.<p>Cliché as it may …

Research

How this optical illusion made me question my reality

Are these colors even real?<p>The latest visual illusion to make me question my reality is a blurry swirl of colors that disappear if I stare at them for long enough.<p>The illusion popped up on the r/woahdude Reddit today, but versions of it have existed since at least 1804 when a philosopher named …

Photos: Volkswagen has bought back thousands of diesel cars in the US. Here’s what that looks like

Volkswagen has bought back hundreds of thousands of automobiles in the US as a result of the diesel emissions scandal uncovered in 2015. After spending $7.4 billon on the cars so far, where did they end up?<p>Thousands went to the desert, as these images from near Victorville, California, already …

Diesel Emissions

Smart investors are now collecting design rather than art

If you’re looking to spend money at an auction, the smart bet is to go with a piece of furniture rather than a painting. The market for design is booming with average sales prices increasing by 35% from 2016, according to the latest DeTnk Collectible Design Report. The annual survey also indicates …

Yves Saint-Laurent

What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

LONDON — What will our future look like — not in a century but in a mere two decades?<p>Terrifying, if you’re to believe Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” a pair of audacious books that offer a sweeping history of humankind and a forecast of what lies …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

Personal Data

Every man should see a therapist

I was recently on a date with a guy that had a promising start. The conversation was flowing, and it was clear we were both attracted to each other. But before we’d even had a second drink he’d brought up his debilitating self-esteem issues. And his latent eating disorder. And his rocky …

Mental Health

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

Cryptocurrency is a giant multi-level marketing scheme

It’s hard to see red flags when you’re wearing rose-colored glasses.<p>Cryptocurrency’s warning signs having been coming fast and furious. A new report indicates that half of initial coin offerings, which are the crypto world’s money-raising equivalent of an IPO, have already died—and many of the …

Cryptocurrency

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back<p>For years, the residents of Oxford, Massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. …

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …