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Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

Facebook, Google, and the other Internet titans have ever more sophisticated and intrusive methods of mining your data, and that’s just the tip of …

25 beautiful photographs of cinema’s most iconic weapons

Who would James Bond be without his silenced pistol, or Han Solo without his worn-out blaster? Helping us remember the familiar, art director Federico Mauro has created renderings of some of the most amazing and recognizable weapons from movies on a clean background.<p>Mauro has created impressive …

Deadpool was originally a ripoff of a DC Comics villain ... and it worked out OK

Wade Wilson, meet Slade Wilson<p>The long-awaited Deadpool movie hits theaters quite soon, but as we're bombarded by ironic ads and reframed trailers, let's take a moment to remember one of the nuttier aspects of a very nutty character's creation.<p>The time is 1990. The place is Marvel Comics (this is …

A Physicist Jumped Off The Side of a Building - Here's The Science That Saved His Life

This is so awesome.<p>To prove a basic property of physics, Norwegian physicist Andreas Wahl tied himself to the side of a building, 45 feet (13.7 …

Physics

From comic book to screen: the good, the bad and the spandex

As Marvel's Agent Carter returns to Fox, Dan Jude takes a look at the best and worst comic-book TV adaptations<p>Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s another comic-book adaptation, coming to a TV screen near you! Following the multi-billion dollar cinema success stories of the shared DC and Marvel …

Comics

Hugh Jackman Just Shared Some Good News About The Latest ‘Wolverine’ Movie

Toss your confetti! <i>Wolverine 3</i> officially has a completed script. We’ve been told by industry “insiders” that scripts are often useful in filmmaking, so this seems like a positive development for the adamantium-enhanced franchise.<p>Hugh Jackman shared this exciting script development in a recent …

Scientists observe the largest solar system ever discovered

Astronomers have discovered that a huge planet and star 104 light years from Earth form the largest solar system ever seen. The planet, dubbed 2MASS J2126-8140, and its red dwarf star are a full 7,000 astronomical units (AUs) apart, or a trillion miles (an AU is the distance between the Earth and …

Physicist fires a gun at himself underwater to prove a point

You've got to hand it to the scientist in the above video: No matter how sure he was about what would happen when he fired the gun at himself, it …

15 Websites You Should Know To Make Your Life Easier

One thing that people don’t seem to talk about enough when it comes to the Internet is its daily utility. The whole thing with social media and …

Dark Energy May Be Distorting Our View of Gravitational Waves

Waves traveling through expanding space-time should look different than waves traveling through static space-time.<p>Dark energy may be distorting long-sought gravitational wave signals from distant sources in the universe, according to a paper posted to the arXiv pre-print server by astrophysicists …

The 14 coolest gadgets for Generation Z from CES 2016

CES 2016 boasted more than its fair share of wearables, 3D printing, drones and home entertainment, but a category that seems to be infiltrating more …

Africa's Avengers? Meet the new black superheroes – in pictures

Nigeria,Africa,World news,Comics and graphic novels,Art and design,Culture,Superhero movies,Books,Film<p>Nigerian illustrators respond to the shortage of black comic-book stars with characters to inspire a growing audience for graphic novels

Forget Schrödinger's Cat: The Latest Quantum Puzzle Is About Three Pigeons in Two Holes

For decades, Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment involving a cat has been the turn-to illustration of quantum mechanics. But now there’s a new …

HugeDomains.com - TechWens.com is for sale (Tech Wens)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

'Be like Bill' is the passive aggressive meme dividing Facebook

If you've paid a visit to Facebook recently, chances are you'll have seen people sharing images of a stick man called Bill.<p>The "Be like Bill" meme — …

Synergy killed the Fantastic Four

The most significant change for Marvel after <i>Secret Wars</i> is the end of the Fantastic Four. The core group is no longer a team, and the <i>Fantastic Four</i> title, which has published nearly 700 issues since 1961, will not continue. Ben Grimm, aka the Thing, is now featured in the movie-boosted <i>Guardians of</i> …

Comics