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Anti-Ortega protests in Nicaragua: Torture, blacklists and job dismissals

As protests against President Daniel Ortega enter their fourth month, the scars of the bloody government crackdown are as fresh as ever for students …

The terrible 'what if': how OCD makes every day a matter of life or death

OCD is often called the 'doubting disease' because deep down, the sufferer knows the thoughts are irrational.<p>The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall food court when I was 12. As the employee handed me an extra gooey Cinnabon nestled in crinkly tissue, I …

Mental Disorders

New Official Photos from 'The Empire Strikes Back' Available Now from Star Wars Authentics

Here’s an exciting product update from <i>Star Wars</i> Authentics:<p>Star Wars Authentics just added over 60 new official photos from <i>The Empire Strikes …

55 Out Of This World Star Wars Tattoos

I have many tattoos that exist only in my mind and not yet on my skin. Among them is a <i>killer</i> Star Wars tattoo of the rebel alliance symbol with …

The lost regiment who were left behind and forgotten after the evacuation of Dunkirk

As 338,000 men clambered from the beaches of Dunkirk into the dinghies, pleasure steamers and fishing boats that would return them to England in June 1940, one brigade of British troops prepared to fight on. Winston Churchill ordered the 20,000 men of the 51st Highland Division to stay in France …

The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Gear<br>• Helmets<br>• Space<p>The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is A DOT-approved motorcycle helmet designed to look a lot like …

Marvel's Star Wars Comic Takes a Dark Turn

Perhaps the single biggest question Marvel's flagship Star Wars comic has to answer is this - how did the Rebel Alliance find itself in the state …

X-Wing Second Edition is the best version of the classic miniatures game ever made

A streamlined ruleset plus new, poseable miniatures<p>When Fantasy Flight Games announced that it would be revamping the <i>Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game</i>, fans around the world let out a nearly audible groan. But after spending a few days with the latest version, titled simply <i>X-Wing Second Edition</i>, …

Why the Marines Ditched the Best Offense in History

The most brilliant tactical formation devised by any team in the last half-century isn’t football’s Packer sweep, basketball’s triangle offense or anything else relating to sports.<p>It’s the rifle squads of the United States Marine Corps.<p>No matter what hard-bitten corner of the world they’ve deployed …

Could J.J. Abrams Retcon Rey’s Origin with Obi-Wan?

One of the major revelations of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> was that Rey, the leading heroine of the new trilogy, had truly come from nothing. She’s not …

The Last Jedi Comic Adaptation Adds Another Heartwrenching Wrinkle to Luke Skywalker

There’s already plenty of sadness and regret in the story of Luke Skywalker when we meet him in <i>The Last Jedi.</i> But Marvel’s new adaptation of the film …

ETA militants declare end to armed fight for Basque homeland

MADRID (AP) — The Basque separatist group ETA said it has dismantled its organizational structure after a six-decade independence campaign that killed hundreds in Spain, taking the final step in disbanding after disarming last year and bringing an end to one of Europe's bloodiest nationalist …

Nintendo Switch drives staggering 500 percent profit jump

Nintendo sold just over 15 million Switch consoles in the last financial year, matching its own raised expectations after a hugely successful launch. The company initially planned to ship 10 million in the year from April 2017, then upped its forecast to 14 million last October, then again to 15 …

In Just a Week, ‘Nicaragua Changed’ as Protesters Cracked a Leader’s Grip

MASAYA, Nicaragua — The revolutionary, many Nicaraguans say, is suddenly facing a revolution of his own.<p>The insurrection that led to the rise of President Daniel Ortega and his Cold War struggles with the United States began here in Masaya 40 years ago. Mr. Ortega’s brother died fighting in this …

Iran's Reza Shah: Mummified remains 'likely' belong to ex-leader

<b>A mummy discovered near the Iranian capital "most probably" belongs to the father of the last Shah of Iran, his family has said.</b><p>The mummified remains were found on Monday during construction at a shrine in Shahr-e Ray, south of Tehran.<p>Images and news reports shared online fuelled speculation that …

Here's How Mazda Built Its Rotary Engine

With rotary engines long out of production, the job of building and maintaining them has fallen to individual experts, like wizards of some kind of …

The Resistance Broadcast - How Can Rian Johnson Make Star Wars Fresh Yet Familiar?

A rare glimpse into the family life of 'Star Wars' icon Mark Hamill

One of the keys to a marriage surviving in Hollywood, according to Marilou Hamill, is to … stay out of Hollywood.<p>“We don’t live in town, so we don’t …

Return Of The Jedi Photo Shoot Gallery Shows Rare Images

These images are from a photoshoot by Brian Griffin, taken back in 1982 and never used.

Once You Spot This Heartbreaking Detail in The Last Jedi, You Won't Stop Crying

<i>Warning: There are spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below, but if you haven't seen it by now you need to take a good, long look at your life and your choices.</i><p>Few people likely went into <b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b> expecting Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to die. If anything, we worried about General …

NASA shoots human sperm into space

With the new experiment, the US space agency wants to research how human sperm cells react to microgravity — and whether humans could procreate in …

New Zealand may have just killed its oil industry

New Zealand has stunned the energy industry by slapping a new cap on drilling for oil and gas in its waters as part of efforts to combat climate change.<p>Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday that the government will "no longer be granting any new offshore oil and gas exploration …

Breathtaking virtual tour of the Moon in 4K

Nasa released a virtual tour of the Moon in 4k resolution, based on data provided by their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World

Of all the plants that humanity has turned into crops, none is more puzzling than the sweet potato. Indigenous people of Central and South America grew it on farms for generations, and Europeans discovered it when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean.<p>In the 18th century, however, Captain …

Sweet Potatoes

Awesome Stuff We Want: Absurdly expensive vintage Rampage NES game and Star Wars toys

After a five-year hiatus, the <i>Star Wars</i> Vintage Collection finally returns to stores this week. The fan-favorite 3.75" collection of <i>Star Wars</i> …

A heartbreaking detail in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was just revealed

"The Last Jedi" has been hailed as a masterful, though divisive, new take on the "Star Wars" franchise. Even months later, critics are still finding new ways director Rian Johnson brought thought and care to the beloved characters and their storylines.<p>At the end of "The Last Jedi," Luke Skywalker …

Star Wars: 8 Great Characters Disney Introduced To The Universe (And 7 We Could Do Without)

Though the spaceships, aliens and lightsabers were cool and very ahead of their time. The reason we fell in love with <i>Star Wars</i> and keep coming back …

ConocoPhillips' Permian Asset Sale Is Part Of A Well-Received Strategic Plan

We have become so accustomed in recent years to seeing headlines about companies making major acquisitions to either move into the booming Permian Basin or expand their existing operations there that when we read a headline that says “ConocoPhillips Sells Permian Assets and Expands Elsewhere”</i> …

Twin sisters known for battle with debilitating OCD die in possible ‘suicide pact’

By Samantha Schmidt<p>Samantha Schmidt<p>Reporter covering gender and family issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Sara and Amanda Eldritch sometimes took showers that lasted upward of 10 hours. The inseparable identical twin sisters from Broomfield, Colo., would go through five bottles of rubbing alcohol every day, …

Comic Books

Mark Hamill Originally Said "I'm Luke Starkiller, I'm Here to Rescue You."

It’s no secret that George Lucas’ original scripts for <i>Star Wars</i> featured a character named Luke <i>Starkiller</i> — not Luke Skywalker. In fact, early drafts …