The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced today that the Doomsday Clock, which represents our proximity to an apocalyptic event, will remain at three minutes to midnight. But that’s still terrifying.
In 1993, sci-fi author Bruce Sterling testified in front of a House subcommittee about the future of the internet — specifically, what “the Net” would look like in 2015.
This beautiful estuary holds a hidden secret: these dendritic tributaries carving through rock carry wastewater from the busiest industrial port in Iran and heavy metals from its petrochemical plants into the surrounding ecosystem.
The State Department has blocked the release of declassified documents about the CIA's role in the 1953 coup that overthrew Iran's democratically elected prime minister, due to the ongoing negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program. But some historians think this is a dumb decision, that could actually backfire.
There's a lot that's unique about Ana Lily Amirpour's striking new film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. This will likely be cinema's only black-and-white feminist Western vampire movie, shot in a California ghost town but with all dialogue in Farsi ... unless Amirpour decides to make a sequel.
Yesterday, negotiations over Iran's nuclear program failed to meet the deadline. Talks have been extended, but already an emerging chorus of "I told you so" says that it's pointless to negotiate with a fanatical religious regime that views nuclear war as holy martyrdom. It's time to put this myth to rest.
Every year, Tehran commemorates the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War with "Sacred Defense Week," when it's become a tradition to theatrically unveil the country's newest, most sophisticated weaponry. Western military analysts, though, are often more amused than impressed.
Iran's Ministry of Communication recently announced that it will give more mobile providers licenses for high-speed Internet services. But the Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi says authorities should first introduce measures that would prevent access to the "un-Islamic" and "negative features" of the technology.
Iran has premiered an awesomely bad knock-off of the awesomely bad Top Gun, which tells the "official true story" of Abbas Babaei's role in the Iran-Iraq War and his rise from fighter pilot for the Shah to major general for the revolutionary Ayatollah. Titled Passion of Flight, there's even a Persian version of Goose.
Iran's parliament has banned vasectomies, saying that more babies will "strengthen national identity" and counter "undesirable aspects of Western lifestyles." Reformists see the law as part of a drive by conservatives to keep Iran's highly educated female population in traditional roles as wives and mothers.
An unclassified excerpt of a Defense Department document reveals a subtle, but significant, change in language, which suggests that Iran's intercontinental ballistic missile technology does not pose an imminent threat to the U.S.
For years, Iran has been blocking foreign television channels. Now, the country's medical community is convinced that these electronic countermeasures are responsible for a growing number of cancer cases—and their concerns recently received support from a Grand Ayatollah.
Over the past few years, Americans have overwhelmingly pinpointed Iran as public enemy number one. But as a recent Gallup Poll illustrates, Americans are now focusing their attention on several new perceived threats — a sure sign of the world's complex and ever-changing geopolitical balance.
Citing a report based on documents leaked by Ed Snowden, Iran's semi-official news agency Fars claims the U.S. government is being controlled by a secret regime of aliens called the "Tall Whites," who were also instrumental in the rise of Nazi Germany.
The recent thawing in relations between the United States and Iran involved a number of factors, including a show of good faith involving a silver artifact. As a sign of respect for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's new administration, US diplomats returned to Iran its mythical beast.
A gray rhesus macaque made history the other day, when the primate reportedly flew into space in an Iranian mission. It also joined a long tradition of animal astronauts.
As if to tell the world that it's blazing a path into the mid-1950's, Iran's state news agency announced on Monday that the country's Defence Department has successfully sent a monkey into suborbital space. Iran insists that the project is part of its broader plan to send humans into space, but the international…
You don't need to be an eccentric billionaire or rugged survivalist to take up residence in a cave. All around the globe, living in an rocky recess is just a fact of life and can be way more homey than any manmade structure. Here are some real estate destinations to investigate should you attempt to cultivate that…
All across the globe, there are monuments and tourist attractions that transform our otherwise boring reality into a gleefully tumescent fantasia. Here are the world's most otherworldly phallic vacation destinations.