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The 7 Least Subtle Political Allegories On Doctor Who

Doctor Who is an inherently political show — it’s about a character who goes around overthrowing governments and thwarting invasions. But over its 52 years, Doctor Who has not been afraid to feature political messages — sometimes very overtly. Here are the seven least subtle messages from Doctor Who.


Guy Gavriel Kay Shares His Secrets For Turning Real-Life History Into Fantasy

Guy Gavriel Kay has carved out a unique niche, writing fantasy novels that take real-life historical settings and transforming them into something new and different. His latest novel, Children of Earth and Sky, takes place in a version of 16th century Europe that’s under threat from a version of the Ottoman Empire, and includes a fictionalized version of real-life Croatian bandits called the Ushoks, who stole from the Venetians and the Ottomans for justice. We talked to Kay about just how he manages to turn real-life history into a world all his own.


Person Of Interest's Final Villains Are Mark Zuckerberg And Isaac Asimov

For years, Person of Interest has been right on the cutting edge between commenting on current events and speculating about the future. With its final season, the show is depicting a futuristic nightmare — and yet, it’s also more topical than ever before. We talked to producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, and they told us the real villain of Person of Interest is Facebook.


This Candidate For US President Claims He's Travelled Through Time

If the current frontrunners in this year’s US presidential race just don’t appeal to you, perhaps you’d like to really think outside the box. Seattle lawyer Andrew Basiago is also running for president, as an independent. And he cites his extensive experience travelling through time as one of his strongest qualifications for office.


Everyone Should Be Able To Explain Quantum Computing Like Justin Trudeau

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau schooled a journalist on the basics of quantum computing yesterday, I was initially as charmed and delighted as everyone else. But then a niggling sense of dismay set in. Why should this be such a singular newsworthy event? How come so few of us can do what Trudeau did, when science plays such a central role in almost every aspect of our daily lives?


The White House Is Redirecting $598 Million From The Fight Against Ebola To Combat Zika

With summer approaching, the risk of a surge in cases of the Zika virus has become a major concern for US officials, and the White House has announced that they would be redirecting money earmarked for Ebola to efforts combatting Zika.


The Real Story Of Apollo 17, And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon

On 11 December 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left low Earth orbit. With the successful launch of the Orion capsule, NASA is finally poised to go further again. So it’s important to remember how we got to the Moon — and why we stopped going.


Can We Replace Politicians With Robots?

If you had the opportunity to vote for a politician you totally trusted, who you were sure had no hidden agendas and who would truly represent the electorate’s views, you would, right?


Here's A Much Closer Look At Syfy's New Alien Terrorist Show, Hunters

Syfy’s been on a roll lately with the book adaptations — especially The Expanse. Next month, the cable channel is rolling out a TV show based on Whitley Strieber’s Alien Hunter books, called Hunters. And here’s a much closer look, thanks to some exclusive high-res photos.


Tim Cook And Elon Musk Reportedly Holed Up With Senior Republicans To Stop Trump

Most of us can do little more than grumble about Donald Trump. But according to Huffington Post, the world’s tech elite have joined billionaires and senior Republicans at a secretive meeting to “stop [the] Republican front-runner”.


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