Would It Be Better If Men Couldn't Vote?

Science fiction often shows us ways society could be different in the future. One recent example is John Kessel’s novel The Moon and the Other, which presents a fresh take on the idea of a matriarchal society. “I imagine this society called the Society of Cousins on the moon that …

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Twitter DMs should be turned into a proper messaging app

I know Twitter these days can feel like an endless litany of commentary on the actions (and omissions) of the US president and the whirlwind of social discord that swirls in his wake as chaotically as his signature hairstyle. And I’m fully aware that the internet already has a surplus …

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The Nest thermostat might be getting a facelift

The Nest Learning Thermostat is now in its third generation, and aside from software updates, the device has largely retained its appearance since it was first introduced in 2011. That could be changing. According to gadget leak specialist Evan Blass, the device could be in for a whole new look. …

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New trailers: Molly's Game, Thor: Ragnarok, and more

The documentary Icarus recently premiered on Netflix, and if you’re looking for something to watch this weekend, it’s a really good choice. The film is a strange trip through the world of doping. It starts out simple enough, with a cyclist trying out performance-enhancing injections on himself — almost like …

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18 space suits from science fiction, from worst to best

Space suits are cool — and complicated. Earlier this week, my colleague Loren Grush launched her new series Space Craft by seeing what wearing one is like. The answer? Exhausting. Unsurprisingly, science fiction writers, movie directors, and prop-makers also love space suits — you’ll find them everywhere from Robert A. …

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