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20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

21 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

SpaceX simplified: A quick guide to Elon Musk's space company

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, is just as likely to grab headlines as NASA these days.<p>But if you're having a hard time keeping up with SpaceX's plans to reshape the spaceflight industry, replace international airline flights with orbital rocket trips, create a …

Space Travel

The Six Best Science Fiction Novels Of 2018 (According To The Hugo Awards)

Image: Tor Books<p>Over the weekend, the premiere award in science fiction and fantasy writing - the Hugo Awards - announced their six finalists for …

5 of the all-time greatest novels you haven't read

Many die-hard readers consider their favorite novels more than mere entertainment. But while curling up with a beloved work of literature might seem a loftier pursuit than guffawing at “Family Guy,” it’s still ultimately a diversion.<p>And now that summer’s arrived, grabbing a novel to immerse oneself …

BHEl to make space grade cells for ISRO

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals ltd (BHEl) would make space grade lithium-ion (li-Ion) cells for the Indian Space …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Planetary Resources revising plans after funding setback

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Planetary Resources has successfully tested key technologies needed for future asteroid prospecting spacecraft on a recently …

5 Recent Scifi and Fantasy Books That Would Make Amazing Movies or TV Shows

<i>Annihilation</i> is out now, season two of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is <i></i>coming soon, and tons of other high-profile scifi and fantasy adaptations are either …

‘Annihilation’: Why You Need to Read the ‘Southern Reach’ Trilogy

'Annihilation' is a good film, but it just scratches the surface of what this world has to offer.<p>The release this weekend of Alex Garland’s</i> …

5 Short Mystery Novels Under 300 Pages That You Read In A Single Weekend

For most readers, there is nothing more satisfying than getting caught up in a good, long book, but it isn't always easy to find time to read a …

‘Annihilation,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ and Alex Garland’s Disturbing Sci-Fi Vision

Sean Fennessey speaks with acclaimed writer and director Alex Garland about the making of the Natalie Portman sci-fi thriller <i>Annihilation</i> and the …

Science Fiction

The ISS was never supposed to end like this

Space<p>New plan to defund space station opens up some surprising possibilities.<p>It wasn’t supposed to end like this.<p>When the Trump administration released its latest budget proposal on Feb. 11, fans of human space exploration were dismayed to learn that it included plans to end America’s involvement …

Stealth space catapult startup SpinLaunch is raising $30M

What if instead of blasting cargo into space on a rocket, we could fling it into space using a catapult? That’s the big, possibly crazy, possibly genius idea behind SpinLaunch. It was secretly founded in 2014 by Jonathan Yaney, who worked on his brother’s solar-powered drone startup Titan Aerospace …

21 intriguing books I want to read in 2018

Every year, I read advance copies of dozens of big idea and business books. So do other authors, but we all do it separately—and rarely get a chance to discuss, debate, and share our insights. My resolution this year is to change that.<p>I've started a book club with Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, and …

Watch the Japanese Space Agency Set a Record for Smallest Rocket Used to Launch a Satellite

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a record for the smallest-ever rocket to launch a satellite into orbit, using a SS-520 sounding …

Frontlines is an action-packed military sci-fi series that captures the essence of warfare

Marko Kloos translates his time in the service to outer space<p>For the past couple of years, I’ve been hooked on Marko Kloos’ military science fiction <i>Frontlines</i> series. Set on an overpopulated Earth in 2108, it follows a soldier named Andrew Grayson who joins the military and ends up facing off …

The new space race

LATER this month, if all has gone according to plan, a rocket called the Falcon Heavy will take off from Cape Canaveral, in Florida (see article). …

Falcon Heavy

Barbary Station is a thrilling sci-fi adventure about space pirates and a homicidal AI

Space pirates!<p>In the opening of her debut novel <i>Barbary Station</i>, R.E. Stearns drops her readers into the midst of a thrilling heist of a colonial spaceship traveling through the solar system — and that’s just the first chapter. What follows is a fantastic, lightning-fast space opera that serves as …

Science Fiction

This may kill the Big Bang theory

THE Big Bang theory is the widest known and most broadly accepted scientific explanation of the origins of our universe.<p>It emerged in the 1920s when …

Black Holes

Artemis by Andy Weir

So: this is the follow-up to the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, the mega-selling, runaway-success debut novel <i>and</i> very profitable movie <i>The Martian</i>. <i>The</i> …

Andy Weir is back with Artemis, a crime drama set in a lunar city

Some science-fiction authors prefer the term speculative fiction; but for Andy Weir, a better term might be calculated fiction. With his debut novel</i> …

7 Major Experiments That Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For - Facts So Romantic

Being an experimental scientist can sometimes seem like a thankless task. You may be used to reading headlines about experiments that end up making …

Trump space adviser: Blue Origin and SpaceX rockets aren’t really commercial

Scott Pace likens heavy-lift rockets to aircraft carriers.<p>In recent months, the executive secretary of the National Space Council, Scott Pace, has …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

• Tymon Mitchell<br>• DT / 6-3 / 309<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Kipp Adams<p>Micah Bernard<br>• RB / 6-0 / 200<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Steve Bartle<p>Peyton Powell<br>• ATH / 6-2 / 182<br>• NA<br>• Predicted …

5 Incredible Advances Science Could Buy With The Government's $600B Military Budget

The United States spends more on military spending than the next ten nations combined: an estimated $600 billion annually. Meanwhile, the entire budgets of NASA and the National Science Foundation, combined, is only ~$25 billion, or about 4% of our military budget. Many astronomers, …

The new thermodynamics: how quantum physics is bending the rules

Experiments are starting to probe the limits of the classical laws of thermodynamics.

Quantum Physics

A Mystery of Einstein's Relativity Has Been Explained Using Classical Physics

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Most successful venture capitalists have never founded a startup

No startup experience — no problem in the VC world — where even long years of VC experience aren't needed to be successful<p>The majority of today's …

Simulation Indie 'Bomber Crew' Is Blowing Up The Steam Charts

Published by Curve Digital and released only six days ago on October 19, developer Runner Duck’s strategic flight management simulation <i>Bomber Crew</i> has already amassed quite the fan following. It sits only behind the unstoppable <i>Cuphead</i> on the indie Top Sellers list, and according to Steam Spy where …