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The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz; Blackfish City by Sam J Miller; The Wolf by Leo Carew; The Silenced by Stephen Lloyd Jones and The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S Buckell<p><b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF …

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How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Wind Power

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of April 2018

Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of <i>The Best Science Fiction of the Year</i>, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World …

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Ariana Harwicz, Laurent Binet Make Longlist For 2018 Man Booker International Prize

The longlist for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, announced today, includes a novel by Javier Ceras about Enric Marco, the Spanish man who …

21 Sci-Fi Books To Read After You Watch 'Annihilation'

With the film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's New Weird novel in theaters, it seems appropriate to give you a list of 21 suggested books to read …

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

Genetics

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

CRISPR Offers New Line of Attack on Muscular Dystrophy

The technique could help up to 60 percent of those suffering from a specific type of dystrophy known as DMD.<p>Using CRISPR gene editing techniques, scientists in Germany and the United States have worked to create a corrective technique for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) mutations. The scientists …

14 New Books You Need to Read This February

Meet the literature you'll fall in love with this month.<p>Whether you're looking for some thought-provoking political analysis, tales of the strength of women, or something a little steamy to see you through Valentine's Day, these February releases offer plenty to suit your palate.

18 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this February

Visit distant planets, conspiracies, and galactic conflicts<p>I’m not really one for New Years resolutions, but according to my Goodreads challenge, I only read 50 books last year — three short of my intended goal. I’ve been working to balance work, life, and reading time over the last couple of …

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Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of February 2018

It’s been five years since a cosmic incident known as The Ring of Fire transported the modern day town of Grantville, West Virginia, through time and …

5 Novels Featuring Obsessed Bookworms on the Hunt

A Novel<p>How far would you go for a book that would blow your mind — for good? In Tim Wirkus’ <i>The Infinite Future</i>, three troubled people obsessed with …

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4 Trillion-Dollar Industries Blockchain Is Poised to Disrupt -- in a Good Way

The threat of hacking and complex free-trade logistics are just two current challenges that Blockchain can ease.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past few months, the Blockchain ecosystem has grown tremendously. Not only have cryptocurrencies continued to rise in …

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CRISPR in 2018: Coming to a Human Near You - MIT Technology Review

Ever since scientists first used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit living human cells in 2013, they’ve been saying that the possibilities for using it to treat …

Genetic Engineering

Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing

In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene …

Best Books of 2017 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & …

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The 10 Best Books of 2017

The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is science fiction. Genre writing has been exploring the possible futures of climate change for many years, …

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CRISPR Treatments with Nanoparticle Delivery

Researchers at MIT have devised a novel method for delivering the CRISPR genome-editing system using nanoparticles instead of a virus. The new …

Genetics

The Best Crime Novels of 2017

Ho, ho, ho! Let Jolly Santa hand out his boring, politically correct presents to all the good boys and girls. Here comes Bad Santa with a sack of the year’s best crime and mystery thrillers, full of psychos and sickos for the naughty kids.<p>First to crawl out of the bag is Jo Nesbo’s monstrous …

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Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books of December 2017

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>Soon to be seen in <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic …

CRISPR Can Now Edit Genes Using Nanoparticles Instead of Viruses

The new delivery mechanism completely turned off a gene responsible for high cholesterol in mice.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK<i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future. Follow along here.</i><p>Since its was first harnessed by scientists in 2013, the natural …

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Winter Is Coming: 25 Snowbound Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books For Cold Nights

50th Anniversary Edition<p>An underappreciated mid-century masterpiece, Anna Kavan’s Ice returns to the world in a brand-new edition on November 14th, …

These are Amazon's picks for best books this November

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this November, we suggest checking out Amazon's …

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The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

November Is Here, Which Means You Can Add These New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Your Shelves

Andy Weir’s follow-up to <i>The Martian</i>, the moon-heist thriller <i>Artemis</i>, is finally here, but that’s just one of dozens of new scifi and fantasy books …

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New science fiction and fantasy books to help you escape this holiday season | Ars Technica

Get ready for sentient bread, state-controlled magic, Moon heists, and djinn cities.<p>It is the dreaded season of airport delays, family "fun," and …

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16 science fiction and fantasy books to read this November

Military science fiction adventures, fantasy epics, and supernatural journeys<p>It’s November, which means that winter is well on its way. It’s a good time to curl up on the couch or a comfy chair and dig into some of the books that you’ve been meaning to read.<p>I recently interviewed horror author Joe …

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How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution

The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. …

Here Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Awards

It began with more than 1,500 books.<p>With all the works submitted by publishers, the judges for this year's National Book Awards have had their hands (and bookshelves) full the past few months. But that daunting number of contenders winnowed further Wednesday, as the National Book Foundation …

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