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Allen M. Steele On Arkwright, Science Fiction's History And Space Travel

We really dug Allen M. Steele’s <i>Arkwright</i>, a novel that spans centuries, and talks exactly how science fiction can inspire scientists to change the …

Looper Meets Groundhog Day In This Eerie, Atmospheric Short Film

In the short film <i>ROTOR</i>, a security guard sits in a creepy factory, while small, odd things happen around him. But it’s only when he investigates a …

Dark Souls Player Conquers His Own, Tougher Version Of The Game

TheUrbanOrb claims he’s “not a masochist,” but consider this: no shield blocking, getting hit, or leveling up. These are a few of the self-imposed …

Five Nights At Freddy’s Fan Film Is Actually Scary

Following the announcement that <i>Five Nights at Freddy’s</i> was going to become a movie, a lot of people couldn’t help but wonder how exactly that would …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

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How To: Win Impressively At Gameshows Using Simple Maths

Here's a fun clip from BBC Two's collegiate quiz show <i>University Challenge</i>. Host Jeremy Paxman asks the contestants what day of the week it will be …

10 Real-Life Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own Movie Franchises

You may be familiar with the espionage efforts of female spies like Josephine Baker and Mata Hari, whose lives have been committed time and time …

Spying

We Need More Fantasy Films As Stylish As This Animated Short

Just try not to fall in love with <i>The Two of Us</i>, which feels like an entire epic fantasy film packed into six wordless minutes. It's a simple story of …

The 10 most common misconceptions about space

Space is a difficult concept to represent on film, and not just because of floating hair and upside-down camera angles. The concept of space, a low- …

Space Exploration

A Badass Supernatural Steampunk Fight

If you have a couple of minutes to spare, you need to watch this visually stunning fight that breaks out between cowboy skulls and steampunk humans. …

It Takes Nine Minutes To Break Down The Amazing Super Mario Timeline

There are a <i>lot</i> of Mario games out there. Though most of these games aren't particularly story heavy, some people have still set out to try to place …

Watch 60 of Cinema's Greatest Duels in One Epic Sword-Fight Supercut

Everyone loves a good sword fight. This movie montage by film lover and video editor Clara Darko combines <i>sixty</i> of her favorite duels in cinema into …

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Please Stop Saying Video Games Are ‘Too Long’

One big thing that makes video games unique in the cornucopia of pop culture is the time investment they demand of their audience. This had lead to …

You Need Quantum Physics To Explain Pokémon's Timeline

We already know that, thanks to alternate dimensions, the official <i>Pokémon</i> timeline has become ridiculous. If you break it down using science, things …

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Mind-Blowing Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Watch Out For In 2015

You'd better invest in a pocket dimension if you want to keep up with all the great reads that are coming your way in 2015. Including Alastair …

How to Make Your Willpower Stronger -- According to Science

The holiday season is over, so it's time to get serious about your New Year's resolutions. But those fine intentions are only as good as your …

Psychology

These Phil Noto Marvel Covers Look Like Beautiful Retro Snapshots

Next month, Marvel's comic books will have a set of 20 variant covers drawn by Phil Noto - and each brilliant cover is done in the style of retro …

Comic Books

Entrepreneur's Most Popular Infographics of 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are visual by nature, so sometimes the best way to make a point is to show it in pictures rather than words. From habits of smart people to the meanings behind logo colors, these posts illustrate the tips and takeaways that can …

Beautifully-Animated Infographics Designed by Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz is a designer whose knowledge of molecular biology and love of science is translated into beautifully-designed infographics. Her colorful and educational images contain interesting bits of information about how the human body works and birds fly, but with a novel twist – they're …

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The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2014

This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with …

Books

Watch an Analog Optical Illusion of a T. Rex Come Alive

YouTuber Brusspup handcrafts his own optical illusions.<p><b>A version of this post originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</b><p>It takes a while before you realize you're not really here to watch an animation—or stuck in a film strip. That's what it feels like to look into the optical …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Saturn's Rings Go Dark, X-Rays Burst, and a Skyline Burns

Cassini views Saturn's rings in a different light, x-rays flare from the sun, and a city's skyline stands out against a fiery sunset.

The 20 JRPGs You Must Play

There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about their life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”<p>Worry not. I’m …

A solar flare peaked at 7:28 p.m. EST on December 19, and the NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this stunning image of it. Image: NASA/SDO

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