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How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

February 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

When I started Stanislas Dehaene’s book, ‘How We Learn’, with its sub-title adding the detail, ‘The New Science Of Education And The Brain’, I didn’t expect the opening chapter to focus on Artificial Intelligence. More so, as in the introduction, there was a lot more focusing on what made humans different to other members of […]

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Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film and Television by Heather Duerre Humann (book review).

February 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film and Television by Heather Duerre Humann (book review).

Looking at the examples cited by author Heather Duerre Humann in her introduction to her book ‘Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film And Television’, I’m looking forward to seeing her knowledge in the chapters of this book. Keep a notepad ready because you’re going to want to check out her examples from fiction, non-fiction, […]

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Warp Drive and Aliens: what’s up with that? (science lecture video).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Warp Drive and Aliens: what’s up with that? (science lecture video).

Brilliant astronomer Bryan Gaensler (who works at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, at the University of Toronto) visits the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics to lay out humanity’s latest thinking on interstellar travel and the search for alien life – including why he believes the frontiers of current research may be more exciting […]

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Sonic the Hedgehog (SF film based on the game: review by Mark Kermode).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sonic the Hedgehog (SF film based on the game: review by Mark Kermode).

The film-reviewing legend that is Mark Kermode sits down to watch the game-into-movie flick, Sonic the Hedgehog. In this beautiful piece of modern celluloid art, Sonic, an alien hedgehog from the planet Mobius who can move at incredible speeds, comes to Earth, pursued by the villainous Dr. Ivo Robotnik. Ah, art! 

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What will your future look like? (video interview: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
What will your future look like? (video interview: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler).

Here’s a fascinating one-hour-long video documentary with writers and thinkers Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler, concerning what our future will look like. You’d think they have a new book out – called something like The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives! You can get it […]

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Astronomers to sweep, while Pentagon leaks (UFO news).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Astronomers to sweep, while Pentagon leaks (UFO news).

Two interesting stories drop across the SFcrowsnest desk thanks to our national newspapers. In the first story, astronomers are now sweeping the entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life as part of a collaboration between a privately-funded firm and the New Mexico Observatory. In the second story, the Pentagon’s classified UFO program run out of […]

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Spycies (animated spy-fy movie, review by Mark Kermode).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Spycies (animated spy-fy movie, review by Mark Kermode).

Here’s the movie review of animated furry spy-fy film, Spycies, by our fan-of-many-flicks, Mark Kermode. In this toon movie, a pair of animal secret agents with conflicting personalities team up to find stolen top-secret material.

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Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Here’s the trailer for the fourth series of scifi TV thang Stranger Things, in which it seems, as rumoured, that Hopper is indeed alive and a prisoner of the USSR, after saving Earth from beings from another dimension – and not a very nice one.

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Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die’ James Bond theme song (audio).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die’ James Bond theme song (audio).

Here’s the new theme song from the new James Bond film, Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die‘. “Ah, come in Mr. Bond, I see you have no time to die. Let us see if we cannot confound those expectations.”

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Hunters (cri-fi thriller: Amazon Prime TV series trailer).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hunters (cri-fi thriller: Amazon Prime TV series trailer).

In Hunters, a bunch of Nazi hunters led by Al Pacino operating in the aftermath of the second world war sweep the USA for a hidden cabal of very dangerous monsters of the human variety. Here’s the official blurb for this new Amazon Prime TV series from David Weil, that is set to arrive on […]

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