Brianna Vigne

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A deleted scene from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' reveals a new character's awesome power

In an interview with Collider, "Star Wars" SFX supervisor Chris Corbould reveals that Maz has abilities that ultimately didn't make the film's final cut.<p>The motion-capture character, played by Lupita Nyong'o, tells Rey (Daisy Ridley) that she knows the Force, though she's not a Jedi.<p>In a cut scene, …

Man Who Attacked Uber Driver in Viral Video Is Now Suing the Driver

This is a twist.<p>Fox News reports that the 32-year-old Southern California man who assaulted his Uber driver is now suing the driver for not consenting to the recording, which subsequently went viral. (You can watch the video above; it's intense.)<p>Benjamin Golden says Edward Caban's YouTube video of …

The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

And it’s not gender, age, income, race or religion.<p>If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated?<p>You’d be wrong.<p>In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and …

Political Science

Here’s how badly Democrats have to screw up to lose the election

"Un­less you count on the Re­pub­lic­an getting Ron­ald Re­agan-like num­bers among whites, you're go­ing to have to be some­where in the mid-forties with Hispanics," Whit Ayres said, according to the National Journal.<p>Though somewhat shocking in its candor — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney …

Malaysia Airlines pilot realises plane is flying in the wrong direction after 8 minutes

The pilot questioned why the plane leaving from Auckland airport was not taking a more direct route to Kuala Lumpur<p>It was only eight minutes into a Malaysia Airlines flight that took off from a New Zealand airport when the pilot realised something was wrong. It was heading in the wrong …

Airplanes

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

Marco Rubio Doesn't Like Being Called A Bigot For Acting Like A Bigot

If the shoe fits...<p>Marco Rubio doesn't like being called out on his opposition to marriage equality and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.<p>On Sunday, the Republican presidential hopeful, 44, told "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson that he's fed up with being "called a …

Archaeologist: King Tut's wet nurse was his sister

Some 300 miles south of Cairo sits the Valley of the Kings, the location where Tutankhamen was laid to rest. But just 13 miles south of Egypt's capital is the necropolis of Saqqara, where officials, courtiers, and, apparently, King Tut's wet nurse, Maia, were buried.<p>Her tomb was found in 1996 by …

Obama delivered his strongest rebuke yet of Donald Trump

In an interview with National Public Radio, Obama accused Trump of preying on the fears and anxiety of the blue-collar, working-class men who have fueled his surge to the top of the GOP field.<p>Obama told NPR host Steve Inskeep that because of "economic stresses," like stagnating wages and incomes, …

Bodypainters Beautifully Blend Human Bodies into Nature

Using absolutely no Photoshop, bodypainters Leonie Gen and Joerg Duesterwald worked with photographers Laila Pregizer and Uwe Schmida in seamlessly integrating the human body into natural landscapes. Called <i>Metamorphosis</i>, the project blends naked models into everything from rock formations to curly …

Artists Share "Before and After" Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …

Woman Knocks Out Man With Single Punch After He Pinches Her Butt

The suspected harasser was unconscious for two hours after hitting his head on the sidewalk.<p>It's a lesson for sexual harassers around the world.<p>A woman was caught on video knocking out a man with a single punch after he pinched her butt.<p>Surveillance footage posted online by LiveLeak showed the …

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

Teacher loses marriage, home and job after student fakes terminal cancer to get her to look after her

Elisa Bianco conned Sally Retallack into believing she was about to die before posing as a man to seduce her online<p>A “heartless” student who ruined her female lecturer’s life by faking terminal cancer before conning her until she lost her marriage, home and job has been jailed for two years.<p>Elisa …

Empathy

Zuckerberg, Gates lead 'Breakthrough' coalition on clean energy

An elite group of private investors including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg have formed a coalition to help companies …

NASA Solar Probe Will Touch The Sun

In untold ways, humanity remains as clueless about our own star as it was a generation ago. But that should change soon after the projected July 2018 launch of NASA’s Solar Probe Plus (SPP) — a $1.5 billion spacecraft that will travel closer to its surface than any previous man-made object.<p>Nearly …

Astronomy

Trump quadruples down: Muslims 'went wild' after 9/11

Donald Trump continued to defend his remarks that Muslims "went wild" in celebration following the 9/11 attacks in the United States on Monday, and hammered President Barack Obama repeatedly for failing to use the term "radical Islamic terrorism" to describe what he said was the predominant threat …

The Bush presidency was my fault: I am so sorry my work stopped the Florida recount

Fifteen years ago, a Florida judge cited my stats theory and the recount ended. The Iraq War still torments me<p>An example of an extremely significant, decidedly unintended result of a relatively tiny event can be nightmarish. This one is, at least for me. It concerns the role I played in getting …

Radar points to a hidden chamber in king Tutankhamun’s tomb

Egyptian officials believe they have found a hidden chamber—the possible resting place of queen Nefertiti—alongside king Tutankhamun’s tomb.<p>The Egyptian government gave permission for the Antiques ministry to conduct infrared scans of the tomb in September, after British archeologist Nicholas …

Archaeology

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

Psychology

I Attempted Suicide, but I'm So Glad That I Lived

After being raped at 14, I tried to take my own life. But a compassionate doctor saved me.<p>When I was 14, I was raped. Ten days after the assault, I attempted suicide.<p>It was not a cry for help or a confused accident. I had been suffering from depression and insomnia for years, and my parents brought …

How America's Response to Syrian and Jewish Refugees Is Eerily Similar

Following last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, Republican presidential candidates began criticizing America’s ongoing efforts to resettle Syrian …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

America has never recovered from Ronald Reagan. That’s why Bernie Sanders is so important.

Sanders explained his democratic socialism in a speech last week that should be a wakeup call for America<p>On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave his long planned speech on Democratic Socialism, invoking great American leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and …

Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally

A black activist was reportedly punched and choked before being kicked out of a Donald Trump rally Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.<p>According to the …

Snark is good for you: Science reveals the surprising benefits of sarcasm

New research suggests being on the giving and receiving end of a sarcastic exchange actually stimulates creativity<p>“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence,” wrote that connoisseur of wit, Oscar Wilde. Whether sarcasm is a sign of intelligence or not, communication …

Why the conception of God in Hinduism is the most complex of all faiths

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>It is changeless, formless, and beyond thought.<p>LIFE<p>| Commonsense Karma | 5-minute read | 18-09-2015<p>Hari Ravikumar …

Bernie Sanders is Ayn Rand’s worst nightmare: He’s changing how we view socialism — and exposing free market parasites

Conservatives have long wielded “socialism” as a pejorative — but Sanders owns it and is transforming politics<p>Since Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., launched his campaign for president this spring, he has gone from being a fringe candidate of the left to a serious challenger of Hillary Clinton, who …

Germany could send troops into streets for first time since war

Berlin debates contentious move as France extends state of emergency and Italy boosts protection<p>Germany could deploy armed soldiers on its streets for the first time since the Second World War, as Europe went into lockdown in the wake of the Paris attacks.<p>The German proposals would be highly …

Trump on ISIS: 'We've got to take back the internet'

Following the attacks on Paris, Donald Trump this week suggested the United States would have to "take back the internet" from ISIS, which he says has been effectively using the web as a recruitment tool.<p>"They're using the internet, and they're recruiting people," Trump said on a trip to …