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Science fiction: How not to build a future society

Science fiction films have many warnings for us – not least, how the road to a perfect future society is fraught with peril. Quentin Cooper loads up the DVD player to see what lessons we can learn.<p>Science-fiction films sometimes offer us a future so bright we’ve got to wear shades. But mostly we’re …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time

Is there a better way to celebrate hump day than by downloading a bunch of cool paid iPhone and iPad apps for free? Yesterday’s list had eight great …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

The Psychedelic 'Drugs Wizard' Who Ran Brighton's Biggest LSD Lab

I spoke to Casey Hardison, who spent nine years in jail for concocting hallucinogenics.<p>In the grand scheme of things, Casey William Hardison didn't have the worst time in prison. "LSD, 2C-B, DMT, pharmahuasca, research chemicals, kratom, cannabis, home-brewed alcohol - I did a whole bunch of shit …

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Mysterious Disc Shaped UFO with Bright Lights Spotted Flying Over Southern Colorado Sky [VIDEO]

UFO sightings have been reported by residents of Hooper, a Southern Colorado city, for the past month.<p>The people of the area are still clueless about …

A Guy In Australia Surfed A Dead Whale While Surrounded By Sharks

Because Australia.<p>It's not exactly clear <i>why</i> he climbed on top, though.<p>"It is very risky to enter the water around that type of large food source because even if you can't see sharks it's highly likely the carcass is attracting them from a long way away," Cappelluti said.<p>He added, "Irrespective of …

Murder capitals of the world: how runaway urban growth fuels violence

It was relatively quiet in San Pedro Sula last month. A gunfight between police and a drug gang left a 15-year-old boy dead; the body of a man riddled with bullets was found in a banana plantation; two lawyers were gunned down; a salesman was murdered inside his 4x4; and a father and son were …

Snow and Storm Winds Slam New England With Early Winter Blast

A wintry storm blasted New England on Sunday, dumping nearly two feet of snow in parts of Maine and knocking out power across the region. Cary, Maine, near the border with Canada, was blanketed by 21 inches of snow by Sunday evening, while Bangor reported nearly 15 inches, according to Weather.com, …

Winter Comes Early to Northeast With Arctic Blast

An arctic blast that dumped historic early snow on parts of Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Georgia will bring a wintry storm to the Northeast on …

Margaret Atwood Interview on Death, Feminism, and Shakespeare

An autumn morning in Ilkley, North Yorkshire. Summer has finally slunk away, and not long after breakfast I find myself tramping, in the chill grey …

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It’s time to embrace Denis Johnson’s beautiful corruption

Critics pine for the perfect short stories of the author’s early years, but his gothic, crime and spy novels rule<p>Critics have never entirely gotten over "Jesus' Son," Denis Johnson's spare yet hallucinatory 1992 short story collection about a series of addicts and drifters (who might or might not …

Aliens and UFOs Sightings in Ancient History and Paintings

UFO Beams Light Down From Sky- "The Annunciation" 1486<p>In this stunning Painting called "The Annunciation" from 1486 by the hands of Carlo Crivelli …

Universe may face a darker future

New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be.<p>Researchers in …

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Our Favorite Authors Share The Books That Scared Their Pants Off

<i>The world's most compulsively readable writers share the novels that unexpectedly thrilled and terrified them. (Wait till you see what the author of</i> Wolf Hall <i>chose on No. 2).</i><p><i>By Leigh Newman</i><p>"Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger scared the holy bejesus out of me. In post-war England, a doctor becomes …

11 Amy Poehler Stories You've Never Heard Before, But Will Totally Relate To Your Life

Yes, yes, yes.<p>With celebrity memoirs, there's always a hope that the author will divulge crazy details about their life. Amy Poehler's new book, <i>Yes Please</i>, certainly delivers. The book includes amazingly detailed stories, like that time she worked at a Chicago restaurant and served Oprah, who …

How Your Untamed Mind Affects Your Productivity

The human mind is always on the move, producing up to 100,000 thoughts per day, and in today’s busy world, your brain is bombarded with seven times …

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7 States Where the Most People Work From Home

Source: Thinkstock<p>Wake up at 7 a.m., eat a sensible breakfast, walk back into your bedroom, put on some comfy pajama pants and your favorite …

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10 Things the Middle Class Can’t Afford Anymore

Bills and money of the middle class | Thinkstock<p>Middle class benefits are being revoked in the name of affordability. Because of several factors …

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Ancient stone circles in Mideast baffle archaeologists

Huge stone circles in the Middle East have been imaged from above, revealing details of structures that have been shrouded in mystery for decades.<p>Archaeologists in Jordan have taken high-resolution aerial images of 11 ancient "Big Circles," all but one of which are around 1,312 feet in diameter. …

The Top 11 Distractions That Keep Writers From Writing

"Just a quick snack, and then I'll start..."

John Lydon: ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ is an underrated record

Sex Pistols singer recalls being discussed in Parliament under the Treason Act<p>John Lydon has said the Sex Pistols’ seminal album ‘Never Mind The …

Mobile games that can stimulate your mind and brain

You don't have to look too far to beat boredom, if you are out of new games to play. Designed with a specific goal in mind, these games test your …

Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe

Long before Galileo pioneered the telescope, antagonizing the church and unleashing a “hummingbird effect” of innovation, humanity had been busy cataloging the heavens through millennia of imaginative speculative maps of the cosmos. We have always sought to make visible the invisible forces we long …

5 eerie space images to celebrate Halloween

Outer space can be a spooky place.<p>Halloween on Earth usually brings out the ghouls and werewolves in neighborhoods around the United States, but what …