Monday, 29 February 2016

The Entire Run Of IF Magazine Is Now Freely Available Online!

IF Magazine was a monthly science fiction magazine that was first published in 1952, and ran through 1974, before it was merged into its sister publication, Galaxy Science Fiction. Now, you can read the entire run online over on Internet Archive.
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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Razzie Awards 2016 Winners Announced

For the 36th year in a row, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has announced the “winners” for the Razzie Awards 2016 the night before The Oscars. Do you agree with what the Razzie Awards are calling the worst of 2015?
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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Everything You Need To Know About Black Panther Before Marvel's Civil War


It’s going to be a good year for Marvel’s Black Panther. Not only is he getting an extremely promising new comic book series, in a few months he’s making his Marvel cinematic universe debut in Captain America: Civil War.
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Logo and Title Revealed for Netflix Voltron Series

Back in January, it was revealed that Netflix and DreamWorks Animation had partnered up for a new version of the classic series Voltron, which would premiere on the streaming servce later this year.
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The Witch Review

In horror, the most difficult emotion to sustain is dread. Jump scares, excessive gore, monsters of all kinds – those are relatively easy to put on display as opposed to creating an oppressive, malignant tone to the film. Dread is fragile.
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Optical Data Storage Squeezes 360TB on to a Quartz Disc—Forever


Want to make sure you back something up indefinitely? Then you could do worse than a digital data storage technique that uses laser light to store 360 terabytes of information on nanostructured quartz for up to 14 billion years.
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Announcing the 2015 Nebula Awards Nominees!

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are pleased to announce the 2015 Nebula Awards nominees (presented 2016), for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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Monday, 22 February 2016

Chinese Fusion Test Hits 90 Million Degrees for 102 Seconds


Tests at a fusion reactor in China have hit a major milestone. The experiments have created plasma with a temperature of 90 million degrees Fahrenheit —hotter than the core of our Sun—and sustained the state for over a minute and a half.
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Kindergarten Cop 2 Trailer: Dolph Lundgren Goes Back to School

Believe it or not, a Kindergarten Cop sequel is on the way from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment with leading man Dolph Lundgren taking the place of fellow Expendable Arnold Schwarzenegger. Check out the Kindergarten Cop 2 trailer in the player below!
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Abbey Lee Takes Tirana Role in The Dark Tower

After several false stars, it looks like a big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower series is finally becoming a reality.
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Saturday, 13 February 2016

You Can Train Your Body Into Thinking It’s Had Medicine


Can we harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs? Marette Flies was 11 when her immune system turned against her. A cheerful student from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she had curly brown hair and a pale, moon-shaped face, and she loved playing trumpet in her high-school band.
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Friday, 12 February 2016

Celebrate Library Lovers' Day - 14 February

It's time to share the library love. Each year on February 14, we celebrate Library Lover's Day and we're asking you to join in and share the love with your library.
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Holy Shit! Scientists Have Confirmed the Existence of Gravitational Waves


Since Albert Einstein first predicted their existence a century ago, physicists have been on the hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime. That hunt is now over. Gravitational waves exist, and we’ve found them.
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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Bryan Fuller Hired as Showrunner for New Star Trek Series

Bryan Fuller, who launched his career writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will return to the television franchise as co-creator and executive producer of the new Star Trek series on CBS.
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Rumor Mill Heats Up Again for Discovery of Gravitational Waves [UPDATED]


Hey, remember when we told you about those rumors that physicists may have finally found gravitational waves? It’s been pretty quiet since then, but yesterday fresh rumors surfaced that yes, the discovery is real. And we could have an official announcement by February 11.
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Are paper books really disappearing?

When Peter James published his novel Host on two floppy disks in 1993, he was ill-prepared for the “venomous backlash” that would follow.
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Monday, 1 February 2016

In a Huge Breakthrough, Google's AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go


In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, a computing system developed by Google researchers in Great Britain has beaten a top human player at the game of Go, the ancient Eastern contest of strategy and intuition that has bedeviled AI experts for decades.
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The CW Is Changing Frequencies, Going To Mars, Riverdale And Transylvania With Six Greenlit Pilots

The CW has announced that they’ve greenlit six new pilots for potential shows, including an untitled Mars project and an Archie Comics adaptation, Riverdale.
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Why Austen Outweighs the Undead in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

When asked to label his new movie, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, writer/director Burr Steers just chuckles. “A zom-rom-com action/period.. .dram,” he laughs. But he’s not kidding.
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New Technique Allows Scientists to Read Minds at Nearly the Speed of Thought


An experiment by University of Washington researchers is setting the stage for advances in mind reading technology. Using brain implants and sophisticated software, researchers can now predict what their subjects are seeing with startling speed and accuracy.
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The Museum of Science Fiction Debuts Its Scholarly Journal's First Issue


Back in September, the Museum of Science Fiction announced that they were going to be releasing scholarly publication: The Journal of Science Fiction. Now, their first issue is live!
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