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5 'Star Wars' Fan Theories That Are Too Good Not to Be True

Who doesn't love a good fan theory? Sometimes it's not enough to take movies at face value. Sometimes you have to read between the lines, employ a little out-of-the-box thinking and make connections between characters or events that no one ever expected. A lot of fan theories sound like utter …

Star Wars

Mars breakthrough: Amazing picture that shows Red Planet could have once teemed with life

NASACrust-like rocks deep in the crater are evidence of<p>Data and images sent back by the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover - an all terrain space probe …

Planetary Habitability

7 Of America's Most Eerily Beautiful Lava Tubes

You can actually walk through the once-fiery depths of Mother Nature.<p>For most hikes, the destination -- whether it be the top of a dramatic cliff or the foot of a tall waterfall -- is the reward.<p>But then there are lava tube hikes, where passing through and exploring the mysterious and alluring …

National Parks

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

Mark Ruffalo: Hulk has been cut from Captain America: Civil War

The upcoming Marvel superhero epic Captain America: Civil War looks set to feature multiple members of the original Avengers ensemble. But one comic-book titan who won’t be choosing sides is Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, AKA the Hulk.<p><b>Spoiler alert:</b> the not-so-jolly green giant was seen heading off …

Marvel Universe

‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Was Allegedly A ‘Failure’ To Disney

Okay, now this Marvel Studios drama is just getting ridiculous. The latest rumor alleges that <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> was considered a “failure” by Disney, and <i>this</i> is why Marvel Studios was taken over by Disney. Or at least that’s what’s being told to Bleeding Cool.<p>According to the rumor, <i>Avengers:</i> …

The 5 Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of …

Mad Max: Fury Road voted year's best movie by international film critics

The Australian road movie will pick up the International Federation of Film Critics’ Grand Prix at the San Sebastian film festival<p>International film critics have voted Mad Max: Fury Road best film of the year, their main federation said on Tuesday.<p>The action movie shot by Australian director George …

Mad Max

High-protein breakfasts help teens manage weight

Eating breakfast may do more than give kids an academic edge in the classroom. A new study suggests that eating the morning meal – one that's high in protein – can help overweight teens lose body fat, reduce hunger and eat fewer calories during the day.<p>We've known for years that people who are …

Why eating late at night may be particularly bad for you and your diet

Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring some sweet, salty or carb-rich treat even though you weren’t hungry.<p>Scientists are getting closer to understanding why people indulge after dark and to determining whether …

Nutrition

Hatred is weaponizing Jesus: How violent evangelicals, faith-based con artists & serial abusers are using religion for the purpose of evil

In whatever Christian denomination you choose to look at, you’ll find despicable misdeeds left and right<p>I’ve decided that, at least in the United States, the religiously devout really do have the interests of rationalist nonbelievers at heart, at least as far as providing us with (a sick, unseemly …

Did Nazis really try to make zombies? The real history behind one of our weirdest WWII obsessions

From comics to video games to Indiana Jones, the occult pursuits of Nazi villains continue to fascinate us<p>From the pages of "Hellboy" and the pixilated corridors of "Wolfenstein 3D," popular culture has wondered whether the Nazis, who had no shortage of well-documented kooky ideas, might have …

People from 1900s Detroit Photos Photoshopped Into Modern Day Ruins

The city of Detroit, Michigan has gone through huge economic and demographic changes over the past century. Once a booming car-making city with 1.85 …

50 Companies That May Be the Next Start-Up Unicorns

It used to be a rare thing when start-ups were valued at $1 billion or more by their investors. Now it’s become so common that there are at least 131 start-ups boasting such valuations and a term — “unicorns” — to refer to the companies.<p>So which start-ups are next to reach the unicorn level? CB …

9 Brain-Boosting Foods for Back-to-School Meals

Nutrition

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

Universal Pictures

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

LA Diary<p>At 71, the legendary screenwriter and director behind <i>Taxi Driver</i>, <i>Raging Bull</i>, and <i>American Gigolo</i> has a searingly good new film.<p>By Zach …

Lifestyle

27 movies you have to see this fall

From book adaptations and Matt Damon being left on Mars, to two movies about Steve Jobs, here are 27 titles you shouldn't miss this fall.

The Week in Spandex - Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Jessica Jones, Marvel's Most Wanted, Deadpool, Wolverine 3, Batman v Superman, Man of Steel 2, The Crow and more

<i>In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Daredevil,</i> …

Comics

Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle in 4 Weeks

It’s a lofty goal: Gain 10 pounds of muscle in just one month. While such results are aggressive and can’t continue at the same torrid rate …

The Superman Training Program: Add Size, Gain Strength, & Burn Fat

<b>Duration</b> 5 weeks<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p><b>Super Specifics</b><p>This program is novel for many reasons, and your muscles will respond well to it. That said, you’ll have …

Workouts

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Miles Morales will be the Marvel Universe's main Spider-Man this fall

Big news, True Believers. <i>The New York Daily News</i> reports that, in the aftermath of Marvel's summer blockbuster series <i>Secret Wars</i>, Miles Morales will take center stage as the face of the company's relaunched <i>Spider-Man</i> title. The new series will be led by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara …

'I forgive you': Charleston church victims' families confront suspect

Relatives address Dylann Roof in emotional video court appearance Granddaughter of murdered retired pastor says: ‘Hate won’t win’<p>“I forgive you,” said the daughter of 70-year-old Ethel Lance to the 21-year-old man who allegedly murdered her mother in church and appeared at an emotionally charged …

South Carolina

This iPhone attachment promises DSLR quality shots

DxO One, a new attachment for your iPhone, claims it’ll bring DSLR-quality photos to your smartphone and tablet.<p>The new gadget resembles those popular old Sony Handycams and attaches to the bottom of your iPhone or iPad via the Lightning port to add an extra higher-quality camera.<p>In the tiny …

Here’s your new blue dress: Meet the eye-bending 2015 optical illusion finalists

Who are you going to believe, your lying eyes or your lying eyes?<p>The Best Illusion of the Year contest is sponsored by the Vision Science Society, an international organization dedicated to the study of vision and the brain.<p>This year's winner is akin to the Blue Dress brain-teaser that divided your …

Trying to avoid war, US and China build uneasy alliance

<b>As US and China officials meet in Washington for high-level talks, the relationship between the countries is increasingly tense and awkward, even as they try to build an alliance.</b><p>America and China of are playing a high-stakes game in the South China Sea. Things are tense in Washington, too.<p>After …

China

Car Turns into the Hulk When Splashed with Water

Rene Turrek, a German graffiti artist, painted a BMW with large images of the Hulk. Then he covered those images with a special type of paint that …