Netflix is planning a sci-fi universe based on the novel ‘Recursion’

Netflix is making the most out of its deals with TV legend Shonda Rhimes and Planet of the Apes/Cloverfield director Matt Reeves by putting them together for one ambitious project. The creators will work on a feature film and a TV universe based on Blake Crouch’s upcoming sci-fi thriller novel Recursion. It’s unclear what the […]

The Fed stalls the creation of a bank with a novel business model

TEN years on from the financial crisis, the structure of American banking has not changed. At its core are government-guaranteed, and therefore cheap, deposits that banks put to work, primarily through lending. Deposits have become more important for bank funding in recent years; governments have become increasingly fussy about how the money is lent out. […]

Wanna Save Democracy? Read a Novel

When CEOs and business leaders talk about books they’re reading, the lists tend to have one thing in common: little or no fiction. Sure, they’re reading high-minded, important tomes on history, science, innovation and leadership, but that’s not nearly enough. Where have all the novels gone? People simply aren’t reading them like they once did. […]

Otome Visual Novel ‘Because We’re Here’ Finds Love In The Trenches

Because We’re Here ~Mohnblume und Blauerose~ casts you as Postal Corps volunteer Elfriede Rauss, a young woman tasked with delivering messages to the young men on the Front Lines. It’s a frightening, unsettling time in this World War I-inspired setting, which makes it an unlikely place to find love. Or maybe love is the most […]

Heaven Will Be Mine Is A Visual Novel About Love, Space, & Mechas

Three mecha pilots who are part of a space program fighting for humanity’s future find themselves in command of their own destinies as the program falls apart, and things are quickly getting intense. Choose one of these three women as the pilot of your story and pick fights with the others, or kiss them – […]

Income-share agreements are a novel way to pay tuition fees

TO PAY for his professional flight degree at Purdue University in Indiana, Andrew Hoyler had two choices. He could rely on loans and scholarships. Or he could cover some of the cost with an “income-share agreement” (ISA), a contract with Purdue to pay it a percentage of his earnings for a fixed period after graduation. […]

Carrot, a Silicon Valley startup, takes a novel approach to funding IVF

Injecting some innovation IN 2016, 71,000 babies were born in America after in vitro fertilisation (IVF), triple the number two decades earlier and 1.8% of all births. The share of births that are by IVF varies around the world, rising as high as 4% in Denmark, Israel and Spain. One consistent trend, however, is growth. […]

This novel, one-and-done flu drug could be available soon in the US

Enlarge / We’ve all been there. (credit: Getty | Ute Grabowsky) A fast-acting drug that shortens influenza infections with a single dose has earned a priority review from the US Food and Drug Administration and—if approved—has the chance of hitting the market in 2019 amid the upcoming flu season. That’s all according to Genentech, the […]

The President is Missing… a few finer points on how the cyber works in this novel

Enlarge / LONDON: A President Trump impersonator poses in a mock-up of the Oval Office to promote the global release of James Patterson and Bill Clinton’s book, The President is Missing at Waterloo Station. (credit: Eamonn M. McCormack / Getty Images) If you hadn’t heard, former President William Jefferson Clinton and well-established mass-production author James […]