Nick Davenport

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Watch All of Captain America's Badass Fight Scenes in the MCU in One Awesome Video

13 thrilling movies to watch if you loved 'The OA'

<b>•If you are a sci-fi mystery fan chances are you've already binge-watched Netflix's "The OA."<br>•If you loved The OA, you'll probably also like watching "Inception" and "Minority Report".</b><p>As much of a mess as 2016 was (though TBH, 2017 has been considerably worse so far), there was one consistent …

Gene therapy is here, and it could radically change modern medicine

So what is gene therapy, anyway? The US Food and Drug Administration says it's any treatment in which a replacement gene is added to a person's body or a disease-causing one is inactivated. That's usually done by adding­­­­­­ new instructions to cells via billions of viruses stuffed with correct …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Quantum Physics

This Crazy Poster Art Is Packed with All Kinds of Cool Sci-Fi References

These tiny, wearable robots can cling to your clothes and drive around your body

They may one day assemble into a screen on your arm.<p>Wearables generally stay in place, like on your wrist or clipped under clothes, but they won’t always be so stationary.<p>At a conference in Tokyo on Monday, researchers from MIT and Stanford shared new miniature on-body robots they’ve developed, …

How SpaceX will crowdsource the investigation of its rocket explosion

Following the SpaceX explosion on Sept. 1, Elon Musk is asking the public and NASA to help him figure it out. How common is scientific crowdsourcing …

Space Travel

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Meet Todd Rider, the Man Who Maybe, Probably Cured Most of the Viruses on Earth

"I believe that DRACO has the potential to completely revolutionize the treatment and prevention of viral infections in the 21st century."<p>Todd Rider, …

Research

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How Do We Colonize Venus?

<i>Welcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at Earth’s “sister planet”, the hellish, yet strangely similar</i> …

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Star Wars Battlefront's latest trailer highlights ties to The Force Awakens

We've been seeing that Star Destroyer half-buried in the sand for several months now, but now in the latest teaser for <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> we can watch its final airborne moments before plunging to the surface of Jakku.<p>It's only 30 seconds but this trailer is intriguing in how it ties <i>Battlefront</i> …

Joss Whedon Discusses the "Unhinged" Climax of AVENGERS 2 and More

NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pockmarked.<p>Ceres lies in an asteroid belt between the paths of Mars and …

7 new tricks to banish late-night food cravings — for good

If your cravings at night make you resemble a rabid raccoon picking through a dumpster, you're not alone. "Nighttime is by far the most common time to have cravings or feel hungrier," says Dr. Scott Isaacs, an endocrinologist at Emory University and author of Beat Overeating Now!<p>Blame your hunger …

Holistic Medicine

Black holes should be redefined, says Stephen Hawking in new paper

Black holes don't actually exist in the way we traditionally think of them, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed in a short but potentially revolutionary paper.<p>Classical theory holds that no energy or information can ever escape a black hole, but the principles of quantum physics suggest …

Review of LIFE AFTER BETH Zombie Rom Com - Sundance '14

Review of Ryan Reynolds' Dark Comedy THE VOICES - Sundance '14

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Spoilerish Story Rumors Surface

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

Pebble Steel declassified: Raising the smartwatch design bar without breaking the mold

If 2014 is to be the year of the wearable it's at least partly thanks to the success of the<p>Pebblein 2013. Sure, it was 2012 that the company's smartwatch hit Kickstarter and promptly blew the minds of many would-be entrepreneurs, raising a record-breaking $10 million on the crowd-funding site. But …

The Wolf of Wall Street Debate Misses the Damned Point and Here’s Why

If you’ve been on Twitter or viewed a film blog in the past two weeks, you’ve inevitably encountered the debate currently raging over <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>. To cite just one example, the daughter of one of Jordan Belfort’s cronies (Belfort being the subject of WOWS and the author of the memoir of …

Ben & Jerry's Released An 'Anchorman'-themed Ice Cream Flavor Called 'Scotchy Scotch Scotch'

Will Ferrell's been showing up in Durango car commercials to promote his "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," and now his Ron Burgundy character has an ice cream flavor.<p>Ben & Jerry's released a limited edition butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirl, appropriately named "Scotchy Scotch …

Dog cloning to arrive in Britain

British dog owners are to be given the chance to clone their pet by a company which claims to have already recreated dozens of prized canines in the US.<p>One British owner will be offered a genetic replica of their dog for free as part of the UK launch of the service, which usually costs £63,000.<p>But …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

Netflix On The Moon? Broadband Makes It To Deep Space

Here's a funny quirk of the modern age: It takes just seconds to pull up a bad sci-fi movie about invaders from the moon and watch it in HD. But actual communications between the Earth and moon are just as static-filled as they were back in the 1960s.<p>Until now. NASA says it's just gotten a lunar …

Wolfram Alpha uses math to sketch Pokémon and turns iPhone’s Siri into a real Pokédex

The Internet’s computational search engine just added a whole bunch of information about Pokémon.<p>Wolfram Alpha, the search engine capable of understanding specific requests for information, can now tell you the Pokémon with the highest defensive stats, which one is the heaviest, and how much all …