Fourteen years after her death, readers are flocking to Parable of the Sower, a dystopian novel set in California in 2024
In 1722 Daniel Defoe, the author of Robinson Crusoe, wrote A Journal of the Plague Year. This was a semi-fictional account of the Great Plague, an outbreak of bubonic plague [
A pair of researchers from the University of Bristol have formed a company called Arkenlight to try to make diamond batteries out of nuclear waste that can potentially power devices for thousands of years. The betavoltaic batteries work by releasing beta radiation, which excites semiconductor material to produce electricity. These types of batteries don’t put out much power — they can’t replace your iPhone battery for example — but they do their thing for a loooong time.
For the past decade, Oliver Burkeman has written an advice column for The Guardian on how to change your life. In his final column, he shares eight things that he’s learned while on the job. I especially appreciated these two:
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Andrew Gillum, the Democratic rising star who ran for governor of Florida in 2018, just came out as bisexual. “You didn’t ask the question, you put it out there of [
Donald Trump has released a new list of potential Supreme Court nominees that includes many anti-LGBTQ judges, lawyers, and politicians. If Trump wins another term this fall, he would have [
While Attorney General Ken Paxton is claiming victory, the city is pointing out that he’s a liar and wasn’t involved at all. All he did was waste millions of dollars. [
A federal court in Atlanta recently ruled that Simone Mize-Gregg, a two-year-old born through a surrogate in England to a gay couple, is in fact a U.S. citizen who deserves [