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How Hiplet, a Powerful Fusion of Hip Hop and Ballet, Is Redefining the Dance World

After founding the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center in 1981, Homer Bryant realized that by blending rap and ballet he might be able to get kids interested in dance, and thus Hiplet was born. In the two years since Homer Bryant first posted a video online of his students performing Hiplet, a …

Ed Sheeran's 'Game of Thrones' Scene Might Have a Much Darker Meaning

A girl is always watching.<p><b>Warning: This story contains spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones.</b><p>Nothing could have prepared us for how totally badass Arya was in the opening scene of <i>Game of Thrones</i>'s Season 7 premiere. At the start of the episode, Arya posed as Walder Frey and poisoned …

How Hiplet, a Powerful Fusion of Hip Hop and Ballet, Is Redefining the Dance World

Back in the early 1990s, Homer Bryant, who founded the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center in 1981, attended a rap concert in Canada and noticed how the cadence of the music allowed the kids to easily remember the lyrics. “I thought if I put rap and ballet together, I might have a hit on my hands,” …

Bolt leaves 'em laughing and a new star comes out in 400

BEIJING (AP) — Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place, the winner was sprawled on the …

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Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start<p>It’s a popular sci-fi plot: Earth sets up colonies on Mars; Mars colonies grow, developing their own technologies and culture; Mars colonies rebel against overbearing Earth government, demanding independence. It happens …

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The dark truth about rape at UK music festivals

A growing number of women are reporting sexual assaults and rape at UK music festivals. Radhika Sanghani speaks to the organisers, ahead of Reading and Bestival, to find out how big the problem is - and what can be done<p>This weekend, thousands of people gathered in Essex to watch Calvin Harris, …

Google's immersive storytelling app launches on iOS

Google is getting serious about 360-degree video content. And it's not only about supporting it through YouTube or, by extension, Cardboard. The search giant's also behind an app called Spotlight Stories, which it created with Motorola in 2013 and has been on Android since. As of today, that …

These 6 smart tech companies are shaping the future of healthcare wearables

In a world of growing technology, the world of wearables is growing exponentially. BeBop Sensors, which won the 2015 Frost and Sullivan North …

Sending My Apple Watch Back To Apple For Repair

So you may remember a while back I posted that I mysteriously got a scratch on the face of my Apple Watch Sport. Well over the past seven days, I’ve …

This iPhone 7 concept comes with a special wireless dock

It’s iPhone rumor season which means concept artists are busting out their best guesses as to what Jony Ive’s next smartphone design changes might entail. We’ve already seen some super thin iPhone redesigns, but concept designers Ivo Marić and Tomislav have taken a different approach.<p>Instead of …

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Was Sandra Bland Dead In Her Mugshot? Grim Speculation Grips Social Media

Was Sandra Bland already dead by the time police in Waller County, Texas, took her mugshot? Speculation surrounding the grim possibility is currently …

Asia stocks down as China manufacturing weakens

Asian stock markets were rattled Friday by cautious earnings outlooks from U.S. companies and a further deterioration in Chinese …

Stock Markets

Amazon shares soar on surprise $92m profit

Shares in US retail giant Amazon surged a sharp 18% in after-hours trading after it posted a surprise second-quarter profit and exceeded revenue …

Beijing says it will intervene 'when necessary' to stabilize China's stock markets

The article in <i>People's Daily</i>, which says that maintaining financial stability should be a top priority, is the latest piece by state media to reaffirm Beijing's intervention to stabilize the stock market, amid mounting pressure on authorities to prepare an exit strategy.<p>It said the finance sector …

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NASA Discovers ‘Earth 2.0’ Planet Kepler 452B

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Amazon reveals $39 Fire TV Stick, $19 for two days for Prime members

Amazon has fired off a salvo against Google's Chromecast and the Roku Stick with the just announced Fire TV Stick. The HDMI streaming video dongle is …

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Ford Applies to Patent Illuminated Body Panels

A poster on the Ford Focus RS Club forum—and first reported by <i>Jalopnik</i>—has discovered something mighty interesting in the form of a patent application filed on June 25: Ford may be working on vehicle body panels and elements that light up.<p>The way it would appear to work is that panels would be …

2015 Nissan Altima

Capable but not at the front of the pack.<p><b>Overview</b>: If pop music can teach us anything, it’s that a familiar hook can make for a big hit. The same applies to cars, and Nissan’s application of a proven formula—provide a lot for a little—to its 2015 Altima sedan keeps the model scoring big on the …

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Why Daybreak Games' CEO went ballistic on the Finnish hacker trying to ruin his life

Daybreak Games CEO John Smedley took to Reddit last night to explain why he's disappointed with the sentence Finnish authorities handed down to Julius "zeekill" Kivimaki, a 17-year-old-member of the Lizard Squad hacking group who targeted the outspoken company head.<p>The upshot: We barely know the …

A 'Call Of Duty' Mini-Fridge Comes With The 'Juggernog' Edition Of 'Black Ops 3'

Treyarch and Activision announced the “Juggernog Collector’s Edition’ of <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops III</i> today.<p>This version not only comes with the game, the season pass, and “The Giant”—a remake of <i>Der Rise</i>, a fan favorite zombie map—it also comes with a full-sized, fully functioning mini-fridge. And …

Here's the trailer for Con Man, a new series by Firefly stars about being washed up in sci-fi

<i>Con Man</i>, a new crowdfunded comedy webseries, tells the story of Wray Nerely — the co-star of the massively popular, but now canceled sci-fi series <i>Spectrum —</i> and his life trying not to be a professional convention man.<p>If this first trailer is any indication, it looks like it's going to be amazing. …

New Ghostbusters remake set photos sees the team suited up

We’ve seen a lot of set photos from Paul Feig’s remake of <b>Ghostbusters</b> over the last week or so. We saw the actors here, Melissa McCarthy in the suit …

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Is this our first look at Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse?

Last week, Bryan Singer teased that we could be getting our first look at Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse from his upcoming <b>X-Men: Apocalypse</b>, but he may …

Movie Review - The Gallows (2015)

<b>The Gallows</b>, 2015.<p>Written and Directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing.<br>Starring Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos and Cassidy</b> …