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Knotes From Asimov: Creativity Comes When It's Not Your Job

Amol Sarva | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Amol Sarva

Unearthed! Isaac Asimov's private letter to a U.S. military research project back in the 1950s -- how can the military be creative and come up with the best fresh ideas to help defend America from a ballistic missile attack?

'The 6th Extinction:' A Talk with James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is more than a thriller author. He's a veterinarian, a man of science, and writes best-selling novels evocative of Michael Crichton and Isaac Asimov, but with a uniquely imaginative flavor of their own.

You'll Never Believe Which Classic Sci-Fi Author Wrote Dirty Poems

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books

Isaac Asimov made eerily accurate predictions for how the world would be in 2014 -- he anticipated, for example, our ability to "see as well as hear t...

Must We Worry About Artificial Intelligence?

Nigel Barber | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Nigel Barber

There are many reasons why artificial intelligence can be threatening, but I would put accidents far above malice. Some futurists worry that tiny self-replicating entities could envelop the world causing ecological collapse -- a nanotechnology apocalypse known as the "grey goo hypothesis."

The Second Machine Age and Economic Development

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

After more than a decade of economic stability and commodity-based growth, Latin America is sorely in need of innovative ways to boost productivity and move higher on the global value chain.

Isaac Asimov's Predictions For 2014 From 50 Years Ago Are Eerily Accurate

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Fifty years ago, American scientist and author Isaac Asimov published a story in The New York Times that listed his predictions for what the world wou...

Martin Gardner -- The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

What do L. Ron Hubbard, H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, Lord Dunsany, Alice in Wonderland, M.C. Escher, John H. Conway, Roger Penrose and Oprah Winfrey have in common? The same thing as Isaac Asimov, Vladimir Nabokov, and Salvador Dali.

Introducing HuffPost News on iOS7

John Pavley | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

2013-09-17-ios7pull.jpgiOS7 generally eliminates the arbitrary and confusing elements of the iOS user experience that have no business cluttering up a touch screen device.

Should the U.S. Attack Syria?

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Does violence ever end violence? Do we ever learn anything from it, except how to be more violent? The wisdom teachers throughout history have reminded us time and time again...

Influential Science Fiction Author And Agent Dies

AP | HERBERT G. McCANN | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books

CHICAGO — Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction, has died a...

Killer Robots and the Rule of Law

A View from the United Nations | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
A View from the United Nations

By Angela Kane United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs A new type of arms race is underway and its outcome will shape the future o...

Raoul Peter Mongilardi's Next To The Gods Is Science Fiction's Next Great Literary Series

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Centered around a highly advanced humanoid alien race known as the Aurocearians, victims of a devastating blow when the titular Gods (a mercurial bunch), angry with the race's arrogant behaviors, curses them by vaporizing every female hindering any hope for breeding. So what is a cursed race to do?

'The Mobile' Is Reliably Unreliable

John Pavley | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

A smarter set of technologies is what we need for the mobile. During periods of high speed and high quality bandwidth, mobile apps should anticipate what we're going to read or watch and cache it for later. Don't make us have to remember to pre-download or prepare for being offline.

WATCH: Climate Change Gets Autotuned With Bill Nye In Remix

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

A recent Symphony of Science video titled "Our Biggest Challenge" uses musical creativity to shed light on the seriousness of climate change -- all wh...

Will the Democrats Speak for the People?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Will the Democrats speak for the people? Will they fill Clint Eastwood's empty chair with human beings of passion and dedication? Or will they pursue a false "centrism," cheating the country of the debate it so desperately needs?

A Conversation With Jefferson Starship's Paul Kantner, Plus Exclusives From The Roys and I Was Totally Destroying It

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Close and Not-So-Close Encounters With Famous Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 07.23.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Literature fans love "encounters" with living or dead authors. These might involve seeing novelists at book signings, listening to them give a talk, or visiting homes/museums connected with famous authors of the past.

Is "Psychohistory" Possible?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology
Quora

Is it possible and useful to mathematically formalize human behavior on large scales sufficient to probabilistically predict the future? This questio...

Guardian Readers Pick The Best Science Fiction Books

guardian.co.uk | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

We asked for suggestions of your favourite science fiction books. Here are the results...

What Do Hobbits, Robots, and Yahoos Have In Common?

Mark Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Peters

Words come from everywhere. TV shows are productive -- look at "Battlestar Galactica's" "frak," Stephen Colbert's "truthiness," and "30 Rock's" "blurg...

The Solution to People Using Blackberrys at Meetings

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
William Klein

Under my proposal, every meeting, conference and company lunch will include one person to make Designated Eye Contact (DEC).