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The Things Adaptations of King Arthur Should Be Including

King Arthur, Excalibur, Merlin, Lancelot, and Guinevere are stamped hard into the popular consciousness. As touchstones, they don't need a lot of …

Books

Fourth-grader says he has the One Ring, school suspends him for terrorist threat, dad says

A fourth-grader in west Texas has been suspended, his father says, because he pretended to have a ring like the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings canon, and said it could make a classmate disappear.<p>Dad Jason Steward said he was told his son's claim amounted to making a terrorist threat.<p>Steward …

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Jurassic World and other Super Bowl XLIX movie trailers reviewed

From Tomorrowland to Terminator Genisys, the year’s blockbusters were previewed on the biggest TV night of the year. Here’s what we learned<p>This year, five film studios have paid an estimated $4.5m a shot to preview their biggest new movies in the Super Bowl ad breaks. There was no Batman V …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Why We Love the Halo 5 Beta - Podcast Unlocked

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

New Line of Android Smartphones to Bear Kodak Brand

The forthcoming Kodak phones are designed for an older generation that wants a high-quality but easy-to-use phone.<p>The Kodak brand has lots of positive associations for a certain generation, who remember the company’s pioneering work in film and cameras.<p>Aiming to capitalize on that, a smartphone …

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live still have outages as hackers claim credit

After failing on Christmas, Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live are still experiencing problems that are preventing many users from …

Islamic State targeted in 31 strikes by U.S., allies, says Task Force

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Ancient Glass Bracelet Decorated with Menorahs Found in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel recently unearthed a glass bracelet decorated with a timely design. The ancient piece of jewelry is engraved with a seven-branched candelabrum, or menorah — the symbol of the Hanukkah holiday.<p>The bracelet was discovered in Mount Carmel National Park, which researchers think …

Archaeology

Will space be Africa's industry of future? - CNN.com

The ambitious Square Kilometer Array project aims to build a giant radio telescope that will help scientists paint a detailed picture of some of the deepest reaches of outer space.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p><i>"Techonomics" focuses on how technology is revolutionizing the way we live and do business. Looking at new</i> …

Rosetta images show soaring 1km comet cliff

A British amateur astronomer has zoomed in on images from the Rosetta spacecraft to reveal cliffs that are more than half a mile high<p>Dramatic images of a comet hurtling through space some 250 million miles from Earth have revealed a stunning landscape of towering cliffs soaring above a rugged …

The 13 best standup specials on Netflix

Looking to escape your family this holiday season? Pull up a chair with Rob Delaney and Chelsea Peretti<p>For about the first half hour of festivities, Christmas is a wonderful time. The outside world seems at peace as your family gathers together to appreciate the company of one another and enjoy a …

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s Dad Looked Two Hollywood Megastars in the Eye and Gave Them One Crystal-Clear Warning About His Son

The father of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle reportedly warned actors Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood that there would be hell to pay if they did “anything” to disrespect his son in their Hollywood production of “American Sniper,” which is based on Kyle’s autobiography of the same name.<p>Eastwood directed …

4 Reasons You Should Never Leave Another Voicemail Again

Coca-Cola recently yanked the plug on its voicemail systems, replacing the usual inbox greeting with a pre-recorded message that advises the caller …

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Who Shares In Marijuana Taxes? The Surprising Answer

Taxes on marijuana are big, and it’s easy to see why. A discussion about legalizing marijuana often segues into one about tax revenues. Marijuana for medical use is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Recreational marijuana is legal in DC and in four states, Colorado, Washington, …

Jesus was not born in a stable, says theologian

The birth of Christ may be the most famous Bible story of all, reprised annually in nativity scenes across the world each Christmas: Jesus was born in a stable, because there was no room at the inn. But evangelical scholar Rev Ian Paul has argued that the entire story may be based on a misreading …

Here Are The Times When Celebrities Crashed Regular People's Parties (In Other Words, Lots Of Bill Murray)

<b>The celebrities are on the loose!</b> Formerly the most elusive members of humanity, content to only go to places you could never <i>ever</i> afford, the celebrity class has recently migrated to a strange new habitat: your bachelor parties, weddings and dinner parties.<p>(Is it because their ecosystem is …

Germany’s ‘pinstripe Nazis’ plan more anti-Islam marches in new year

Demonstrations against Islam that have attracted thousands to the streets of Dresden in east Germany are set to continue in the New Year, with organisers announcing plans for a protest on 5 January.<p>Although authorities have said there is nothing they can do to prevent further protests, a spokesman …

The Interview: Obama hails move to screen North Korea film

<b>US President Barack Obama has welcomed a decision by Sony to screen a comedy about North Korea in a limited number of US cinemas on Christmas Day.</b><p>He had earlier criticised Sony for pulling the film following a cyber-attack and threats against cinemas.<p>The US has accused North Korea of being behind …

Spying on your pet is now easy (and addictive) with Petcube

For one week, I became a helicopter cat parent.<p>I had just placed a Petcube, a palm-sized cube that contains a camera, speaker and laser-pointer, on …

Peru evacuates Amazon village after raid by indigenous tribe

Authorities in Peru have sent riverboats to evacuate a remote jungle village after it was raided by an indigenous tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in the country’s south-eastern Amazon.<p>Around 200 men armed with bows and arrows raided the remote community of Monte Salvado near the …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

The Navy Seal Who Says He Shot Bin Laden Is Reportedly Under Investigation

Robert O'Neill, 38, who unveiled himself as the member of the Seal Tea Six team who killed the terror leader in a 2011 raid, is accused of revealing classified details of the raid, prompting a probe by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)<p>Depending on the outcome of the investigation, he …