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The Lost Hero

<b>Jason has a problem</b>. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, …

5 terrible illnesses that genetic engineering could eliminate forever

Maggie Bartlett / Wikimedia Commons<p>The dangers of editing the human genome are well known.<p>The significance of changing small aspects of people, …

Comcast just had a major breakthrough that could mean superfast internet

That probably sounds like a mumbo-jumbo to you, so let's put it in simple terms. This means Comcast has figured out how to use its existing cable lines to deliver superfast gigabit-internet speeds without having to do major work on its current infrastructure.<p>Gigabit internet is broadband that …

Breakthroughs

Gene Editing Tool Hailed As A Breakthrough, And It Really Is One

Every once in a while a technology comes along that completely alters the way scientists do their work.<p>It's hard to imagine astronomy without a telescope or high energy physics without an accelerator.<p>From here on in, it's going to be impossible to imagine biology without CRISPR-Cas9.<p>Simply put, …

Genetics

South Korea, Japan reach breakthrough settlement on WWII sex slaves

South Korea and Japan reached a breakthrough settlement of $8.3 million to resolve a decades-long dispute regarding Korean women forced into sex …

Year in review: Breakthrough gene editor sparks ethics debate

A revolutionary gene-editing technology made headlines this year as much for the ethical and societal issues it raised as for the scientific …

Genetics

20 of the biggest science stories of 2015

Big things happened in the science world in 2015.<p>Researchers edited the DNA of human embryos, showing that doing so was possible. Their work had …

Personal Information

Johnny's game of the year 2015 - Vermintide

The Walking Dead's mid-season premiere trailer focuses on Negan

The New Year means it's time for resolutions, good times with friends and most importantly, the return of regularly scheduled TV programming.<p>AMC is aware that the winter hiatus period can be rough for those looking to get their weekly fix, and in turn released a new 30-second television spot …

Will 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Capitalize On The 'Star Citizen' Space Sim Craze?

<i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> has popped up in the news this week as Senior Development Director Chris Wynn has left the project. This probably doesn’t “spell trouble” for the game, as some may say. In all likelihood, his role is probably just finished, and the rest of the team is moving on. This isn’t</i> …

George Lucas compares Disney to 'white slavers', calls The Force Awakens too retro (update)

George Lucas has remained relatively quiet about his thoughts on Disney's revival of the Star Wars franchise, including what he thought of <i>The Force Awakens</i>. That's all changed, however, after an interview the director did with talk show host Charlie Rose was published online.<p>In the hour-long …

Research Reveals How Ozzy Osbourne Survived 40+ Years Of Drugs And Drinking

With the passing of metal legend Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead we must once again take inventory of the rock icons who are still with us after all …

Ozzy Osbourne

Ring in 2016 with 7 New Year's Eve facts

Every year, the world celebrates the new year as it slowly crosses each time zone.<p>But despite the collective celebration, many areas of the world …

New York City

8 Signs You Are Smarter Than Average

Certain actions and traits are common to the most intelligent people. View the infographic to learn whether you possess these characteristics and …

James Bond Villain Gets 'A' for Evil, But 'F' for Brain Surgery

The latest James Bond villain in the new movie "Spectre" may get an "A" for his evil schemes, but he failed spectacularly at neuroanatomy, according …

Funny Pictures – December 31, 2015

Happening now. Should we go tell them? <br>viaSo there’s been a bit of rain in Ireland recently… <br>viaLocal police are opening up a “hotel” for New Years …

Luggage

Sherlock facts: 22 things you didn't know, from the real Baker Street to a Korean tribute

As Sherlock returns to our screens, here are 22 curious things you might not have known about the BBC series:<p>1. It all began with a speech<p>In 2006, well-known Holmes enthusiast Mark Gatiss was asked to address the Sherlock Holmes Society's annual dinner at the Houses of Parliament. Gatiss, who …

Modified 1995 BMW 540i M Sport 6-Speed

This 1995 BMW 540i M Sport is one of just 139 6-speed equipped examples produced for the US in 1995. In many ways this car foreshadowed the upcoming …

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe 4-Speed

This 1971 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Coupe is a Euro spec manual transmission example of the stately W111 class Mercedes. The car is very original inside and …

No Reserve: 1975 Porsche 914 2.0L

This 1975 Porsche 914 2.0L is a scruffy driver with just over 113,000 miles. The car drives well but could use freshening up according to the seller. …

No Reserve: 1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster

This 1969 Datsun 2000 roadster is a driver-quality example with its original engine and drivetrain, recent brake-work, new top, carpet and recovered …

Topplers: the cars that set auction records in 2015

<i>Photo courtesy Mecum Auctions.</i><p>Maintaining a list of automotive auction records isn’t exactly easy or straightforward. Every auction house wants to …

Five car hobby predictions for 2016

With another year in the record books, it’s time once again to dust off the crystal ball with an oil-stained shop rag and peer into the future to …

Classic Cars
Books
Books

The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

Ed Victor – an honoured literary agent

As one of the books industry’s most glamorous figures is awarded a New Year’s honour, David Barnett looks back at Ed Victor’s star-studded literary career<p>The veteran literary agent Ed Victor has been awarded a CBE in the New Year honours list.<p>With a client list that ranges from Joan Collins to U2 …