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Jay and Mark Duplass reveal the secret to their success

NEW YORK (AP) — When the filmmaking Duplass brothers sat down to list their top 10 movies of all time, one cinematic masterpiece didn't make the cut.<p>Jay and Mark Duplass made room for "Dumb and Dumber," ''Tootsie" and "Raising Arizona." But "The Godfather," often topping lists of all-time great …

Siblings

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Ethereum, patiently explained

Although ‘Bitcoin‘ and ‘Ethereum’ are terms that are often paired together, the reality is that they are vastly different. The only thing Ethereum shares with Bitcoin is that it’s a cryptoasset running on top of blockchain.<p>Instead of being just a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, Ethereum also has …

Blockchain

What We Can Expect from Game of Thrones Season 7

A handy guide on where all your favorite characters are headed.<p><i>This post contains frank discussion of Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter.” If you are not caught up with the season finale, now is the time to leave.</i><p>There was a myth hovering around <i>Game of Thrones</i> this season …

Microsoft Xbox One S review: Xbox One S is the best Xbox you might not want to buy - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Xbox One S is a slick looking game console that's 40 percent smaller than the original and ditches the infamously gigantic power brick. It can display 4K video from streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-rays, and supports HDR contrast on video and games. The updated controller works with …

Gear & Gadgets

The last man on the moon on crash-landings, losing his wife and watching an 'Earth-rise'

Eugene Cernan has felt the white heat of re-entry three times. “The landing,” says the astronaut, understandably animated by the memory, “is like being immersed in a sheet of fire, a comet, a shooting star.” Cernan, alongside crewmates Thomas Stafford and John Young, has also travelled faster than …

Space Science

A Brilliant Physicist Explains Gravitational Waves to Colbert

We all understand that the discovery of gravitational waves was a really big deal, but do you really understand what they are, why they’re important, …

Gravitational Waves

The Oscars: Why The Revenant is the future of film

The likely best picture winner has been a global blockbuster and its impact will be massive, writes critic Owen Gleiberman.<p>If you consume enough breathless analysis of the Academy Awards race, you may find yourself getting drawn into a slightly surreal, life-is-entertainment zone – one in which the …

The Oscars

What would it take to make a real, working lightsaber?

A scientist explains what it might take to build a real, working lightsaber.<p><i>Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's</i> …

The PS4 And Xbox One Share The Same Achilles Heel: Hard Drives

I’ve never been a PC gamer.<p>Well, let my clarify. I’ve never been a “PC gamer.”<p>Naturally, growing up I played quite a lot of games on the computer, but back then, most popular games could run on whatever unit your parents had bought for word processing. Now? You need to build a PC specifically <i>for</i> …

Mad Max

7 awesome gaming gifts

Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many options to choose from. What you really need is someone, some outside force to hold your credit …

Gaming

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

The tabs on soda cans are genius, and physics shows why

The soda-can tab is more than meets the eye.<p>In its resting state, the tab is what engineers call a "second-class" lever: The force you apply only moves one way, like a wheelbarrow.<p>When you lift the handles, the majority of the force falls on the wheel, in this case otherwise known as the fulcrum. …

The Evacuated Chernobyl Is Now Teeming With Wildlife

Human habitation is more devastating to animals than nuclear fallout<p>On April 26, 1986, reactor four of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was destroyed by an unexpected surge of power during testing. The explosion was followed by a violent fire that spewed tremendous amounts of …

You are not your brain or your body

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p>When you say the word “me,” you probably feel pretty clear about what that means. It’s one of the things you’re cleareston in the whole world—something you’ve understood since you were a year old. You might be working on the question, “Who amI?” but …

Bill Clinton

Xbox One Backward Compatibility News: 137 Xbox 360 Games Listed

The list of Xbox 360 games with Xbox One backward compatibility has grown to a total of 137 since the video game dashboard update was …

Beyond Pluto: 2nd Target Chosen for New Horizons Probe

NASA's New Horizons probe, which flew past Pluto last month, now has a second target to aim for.<p>The New Horizons team has selected an object named …

Solar System

Ancient Greek Well Used For Hydromancy Discovered in Athens

The ancient Greek phrase “ΕΛΘΕ ΜΟΙ Ω ΠΑΙΑΝ ΦΕΡΩΝ ΤΟ ΜΑΝΤΕΙΟΝ ΑΛΗΘΕC” is written on the mouth of a well that came to light during the latest …

Your Xbox One is getting a huge overhaul this November – what you need to know

One thing that kept Xbox 360 ahead of the curve throughout its lifecycle was Microsoft’s willingness to dramatically change the user experience in …

Powerful phenomena are kicking stars out of our galaxy at speeds of over 1 million miles per hour

Stars are built with the lightest elements in the Universe, hydrogen and helium, but they contain an incomprehensible amount of mass. Our Sun is made of 2 x 10^30 kgs of stuff. That's a 2 followed by 30 zeros. That's 330,000 times more stuff than the Earth.<p>You would think it'd be a bit of challenge …

Here's everything Microsoft announced at Gamescom 2015

The world’s most amazing craters

One of the best perks of traveling is that you get to see natural wonders up close. Visit a massive crater, and you’ll find yourself reflecting upon the vastness of the world and your tiny role in it.<p>Bowl-shaped, hollowed-out craters are formed by volcanoes, meteorites and other explosions. They’re …

90 minutes in nature really change the brain - Futurity

Walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce the risk of depression, report researchers.

E3 2015: Fallout 4 Collector's Edition Includes Real-Life Pip-Boy

Turn your phone into a functional Pip-Boy!<p><b>UPDATE:</b><p>The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition is now available for pre-order. It's listed on Amazon for $119.99 and …

Fallout 4: A Lovingly Crafted, Staggeringly Varied Wasteland

If there was any lingering question about what Bethesda's most important IP is, the publisher put that to rest in front of a sold-out Dolby Theatre auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday.<p>During a one-hour press conference that featured a robust slate of triple-A games that any publisher would envy, …

The Witcher 3 is an Open World With No Loading Times According to Developer

Here's our full interview conducted by GameSpot editor Danny O'Dwyer with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt senior environment artist Jonas Mattsson.<p>You can also check out the complete video series from our trip to Poland to check out the game right here. And for even more in-depth Witcher interviews:<p>How …

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Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

Officials ordered an evacuation for a 20-kilometer radius around the volcano and the interior ministry rushed in the army to temporarily take control of the province of Llanquihue and the town of Puerto Octay.<p>Emergency measures were also in place in neighboring Argentina, where the picturesque city …

Ignorance Is Killing Our Earth

On Earth Day, the filmmaker behind the powerful environmental documentary Revolution explains just how dire the Earth’s sickness is—and how our …

NASA probe gets closer look at odd bright patches on dwarf planet Ceres

Two mysteriously reflective spots on the dwarf planet Ceres have rotated back into view of a NASA spacecraft studying the planetary body up-close for …

Astronomy