A new blood test uses DNA to spot early signs of returning cancer. It could mean more effective early treatment, though that’s yet to be confirmed. The test is based around a simple concept: that cancer’s mutation shows up as defective DNA. In the study, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London took samples […] The post Blood Test Could Spot Canc […]
Here are the five stages of watching a Disney remake as envisionned by Leigh Lahav and the folks from HISHE. [HISHE] The post OnlyLeigh: The Five Stages of Watching a Disney Remake [Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
Today, we’re offering you the Computer Security Handbook from Wiley (6th Edition,) a $130 value, for FREE! Breaches have real and immediate financial, privacy, and safety consequences. This handbook has compiled advice from top professionals working in the real world about how to minimize the possibility of computer security breaches in your systems. Written […]
Ok, this is obviously a little fake, but I don’t really care, it’s super entertaining. From Mark Rober: This is the Hot Wheels race of my childhood dreams. It’s a little different of a vid for me but I wanted to learn how to film like the pros. [Mark Rober] The post The Coolest Hot Wheels Stunt Race Track We’ve Ever Seen [Video] appeared first on Geeks are S […]
This Star Wars Dewback sofa might not look super comfortable, but it will certainly be the highlight of the day for guests that are visiting you. Created by Tom Spina Designs, whom we featured a few times here on GAS for his incredible work (Millennium Falcon Coffee Table, Sarlacc Pit’s coffee table,) this table is […] The post This Star Wars Dewback Lovesea […]
This, ladies and gentlegeeks, is a sundial that displays the time just like a digital clock, from 10AM to 4PM, updating every 20 minutes. No batteries, no motor, no electronics! This is our Deluxe Sundial. This Sundial comes fully assembled complete with a mason jar to allow full control of the Sundial. You are able […] The post A Sundial that Displays Time […]
This is most definitey the gas grill you’ve been looking for, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan! Update: A friend of mine has seen the grill himself while at Celebration 2017 in Orlando a few weeks ago, and apparently, it’s a sturdily built, high quality product! Whether you’re a supporter of the Empire or […] The post IT EXISTS: Star Wars TIE Fighter Gas […]
Wanna have money without having money? Then get a credit card! In this video from Cracked, host Roger “Horton” is back to tell us all about why credit cards are a big scam. Unfortunately, you absolytely have to have one these days if you want to purchase anything online. The trick is to entirely pay […] The post Honest Ad: Why Credit Cards Are a Huge Scam [V […]
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning: -Today Only: TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds aptX Stereo Earphones, IPX5 Splash Proof Secure Fit for Sports with Built-in Mic – $21.99 (Regular price not listed) –OxyLED Solar Power & […] The post Today’s H […]
Star Wars fans everywhere let out a collective whoop when Disney announced Donald Glover would be playing a younger version of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film. His outsize charm and sly wit makes him a seemingly perfect fit for the galaxy’s boldest gambler. But if you want to take your excitement about…Read more...
Come to UC Berkeley for the chance to study Game of Thrones’ beloved fictional languages with the linguist who helped create them, stay for the absurd hilarity that is the university’s fight song, delivered as a Dothraki war cry. No, really.Read more...
In the halcyon days of yore, people put away money with the hopes of retiring somewhere warm, where they could argue about chicken salad with other curmudgeons until they expired. But very soon, the new retirement hotspot might be on Mars. While billionaires like Elon Musk have long touted human settlement of the Red…Read more...
Rae Paoletta on Gizmodo, shared by Rob Bricken to io9
With an entirely straight face, yesterday’s final issue of Patsy Walker, a.k.a. Hellcat! asks you to ponder what deviousness a villain could possibly be getting into at the mall. The answer should be obvious: purposefully mis-arranging everything in the nearest Marshall’s.Read more...
Jurassic World 2 appears to be pulling a Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James Cromwell has shared details about his character in the upcoming film, and how he’s connected to the original Jurassic Park series. Apparently, he’s the most important person you never knew was there. (Because he wasn’t.)Read more...
Alien: Covenant has a lot of far-flung futurist tech in it, which will inevitably be smeared in bits of the cast by the time the xenomorphs are done with them. But one piece in the movie is actually a bit of present-day technology: a small Rover provided by Audi that the manufacturer actually plans to send to the moon…Read more...
Today, cyberpunk card game Netrunner released a murder mystery expansion, Terminal Directive. It’s a novel twist on an already-fantastic game, and its first story-based campaign. The obvious question: How does a narrative of cyberwarfare unravel through a card game that requires shuffling decks? The answer is, slowly,…Read more...
Cecilia D'Anastasio on Kotaku, shared by Rob Bricken to io9
Hollywood has been trying to channel the power of Grayskull for years now. Several filmmakers have attempted to bring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe back to the big screen, but nothing has stuck. Now, the latest incarnation has prolific superhero movie screenwriter David S. Goyer on board and a 2019 release…Read more...
The summer movie season is usually very predictable. We all get super excited about all the big movies coming out. Expectations go through the roof. Then you see the movies, most of them are bad, and that’s it. For some reason, though, 2017 feels like it’s going to be an exception.Read more...
The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News for 8/08/15
“I regret to announce that — though, as I said, 12 years and 10 months is far too short a time to spend among you — this is the END! I am going. I am leaving NOW! GOODBYE!” [Slips ring on] – Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (paraphrased) When we started SF Signal in 2003, it was because we loved speculative fiction. Having a blog a […]
Helen Lowe, is a novelist, poet, interviewer and blogger whose first novel, Thornspell (Knopf), was published to critical praise in 2008. Her second, The Heir of Night (The Wall Of Night Series, Book One) won the Gemmell Morningstar Award 2012. The sequel, The Gathering Of The Lost, was shortlisted for the Gemmell Legend Award in 2013 and Daughter Of Blood, […]
REVIEW SUMMARY: With a strong cast and genuine sense of fun, the latest entry in Marvel Studios’s superhero story engages and entertains, even if it never offers its audience anything new. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When an operation in Lagos results in the deaths of civilians, Iron Man and Captain America must decide their place in a world that has become i […]
Ada Palmer is a professor in the history department of the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. Her first nonfiction book, Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance, was published in 2014 by Harvard University Press. She is also a composer of folk and Renaissance-tinged a capella music, most of which she performs wi […]
The finalists for the 2016 Locus Awards have been announced! SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Borzoi; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor) FANTASY NOVEL Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear (Tor) The Hou […]
Who’s got time to go through all the monthly SF/F releases and pick the cream of the crop? I do! This week for the Kirkus Reviews blog, I look at The Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books You’ll Want to Read in May. Check it out, won’t you? Related posts: The Best Speculative Fiction Reads for May 2014 Women in Spaaace! (Part 2) Captain Marvel – High […]
Favorite Weapons: Be it Excalibur or the Point of View Gun, Stormbringer or the BFG, weapons in Fantasy and Science Fiction often have a personality and charm all their own, and sometimes are even characters in their own right. Q: What are your favorite weapon, or weapons, in fantasy and science fiction. Here are a couple of additional late correspondents fr […]
In case you missed them, here are The Top SF Signal Posts for April 2016 (excluding the daily link posts and housekeeping posts): See the Ancient Horror of the Lovecraftian Short Film “The Mountains of Madness” How Well-Read Are You in Science Fiction? Here’s a Cover Gallery of the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Books Out in April 200+ SF/F/H eBooks for […]
Interviews & Profiles Black Gate interviews James Stoddard, author of Evenmere. The Guardian interviews Martin Stewart, author of Riverkeep. LightSpeed interviews Tim Pratt, author of “North Over Empty Space” LightSpeed interviews An Owomoyela, author of “Three Points Masculine” The Qwillery interviews Anna Smaill, author of The Chimes. Reading And Writi […]