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Could Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed Be a Video Game Movie Actually Worth Watching?

Let’s decide from the first trailer, co-starring Marion Cotillard.<p>The first trailer for <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> looks a lot like the video game. Its star, a lean, muscular <b>Michael Fassbender</b>, dons the iconic hooded cloak and does a lot of running and impossibly smooth jumping from roof to roof. The movie is …

A ‘Fallout 4’ Easter Egg Implies The Game Takes Place In The Same Universe As ‘Skyrim’

The <i>Fallout</i> and <i>Elder Scrolls</i> series have a lot in common, which makes sense because they’re both huge open-world RPGs published by the same company, but could they actually take place in the same fictional universe? It seems unlikely considering one series takes place in a sci-fi wasteland and the …

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Carrie Fisher Tells ‘Star Wars’ Newbie Daisy Ridley To Avoid Slave Bikinis

Part of the appeal of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is the integration of classic characters like Princess Leia and Han Solo, while also ushering in a new cast of heroes, including Daisy Ridley’s Rey. With the changing of the guard in this way, the <i>Star Wars</i> veterans are sure to give the newcomers as …

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Scientists find you can reduce peoples' belief in God by directing magnetic energy into the brain

They found the same results when trying to reduce intolerance towards immigrants<p>Scientists from the University of York have found a way of performing mind control<p>By directing magnetic force towards the posterior medial frontal cortex of the brain, they were able to reduce belief in God and decrease …

15 Paintings by Rob Gonsalves That Will Make You Look Twice

Home » Artwork, News, Popular, Top News » 15 Paintings by Rob Gonsalves That Will Make...<p>Rob Gonsalves, “The Sun Sets Sail” (detail)<p>The paintings of …

DNA Reveals These Red-Haired Chinese Mummies Come From Europe And Asia

Within a nondescript Bronze Age cemetery first discovered by Swedish archaeologists in 1934 and rediscovered by the Xinjiang Archaeological Institute in 2000, researchers have found the oldest and best-preserved mummies in the Tarim Basin area of China. Their skeletal remains, along with …

Anthropology

Powerful Space Telescope Would Scan Alien Planets for Signs of Life

NEW YORK – A successor to NASA's famous Hubble Space Telescope and the soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope is already in the planning …

Telescopes

Extremely Endangered Snow Leopard Captured On Camera In The Himalayas

Close<p>An image of the elusive snow leopard, one of the world's endangered species of big cats, was recently captured on camera in Kumaon, Himalayas, …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The World's Tiniest Bird Weighs Less Than a Dime

There’s a lot to be jazzed about in the rekindling of relations between the US and Cuba. It seems like a pretty nice island, after all. As travel …

Rediscovered Papyri Fragments Provide Charming Insight into Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

The papyrus fragments rediscovered at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Library include a reminder for an invitation to dinner and a letter to …

Ancient Chinese script may prove Asians discovered America 3,300 years ago

Did China discover AMERICA? Ancient Chinese script carved into rocks may prove Asians lived in New World 3,300 years ago<p><b>Author and researcher John</b> …

Kevin Smith reveals what made him cry on the new 'Star Wars' set

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (otherwise known as England), director and longtime Comic-Con enthusiast Kevin Smith was invited by director J.J. Abrams to visit the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." And Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con we found out exactly what drove …

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6 indie games that pushed boundaries at E3

This year’s E3 had more than ever independent games on display. Many of them brought a high level of polish and finesse to their creations, with …

New Patch Arrives For The Witcher 3

Bug fixes, improvements and more.<p>The Witcher 3 is getting a new patch today on PS4 and Xbox One, bringing a host of bug fixes and to the open-world …

The 11 Biggest Stories from E3 2015

Video game bombshells.<p>E3 is a massive week for gamers all over the globe. Worldwide reveals, bombshell news announcements, and more all keep us glued …

Scientists have made the first fully functional artificial human brain cells

But there is more to the idea behind this synthetic neuron than simply proving that it can be done. The team reckons that in the future, it might be possible to actually use these devices in patients to replace damaged nerves, for example, to help treat injury or disease. They may also have a place …

A nearby black hole just erupted for the first time in 26 years and scientists are ecstatic

But on June 15, astronomers detected something signaling that it had woken up.<p>Now, scientists around the world are using highly sophisticated instruments to learn as much as they can about this mysterious beast of nature before the black hole returns to its slumber, which will be soon.<p>Black holes …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …

Why Doesn't Our Moon Have a Name?

The satellites of our solar system have some glorious designations: Europa, Io, Triton, Titan, Phobos, Oberon, and...the Moon. Technically, Earth’s …

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight

If you've been trying to lose weight, you've probably started to eat less, exercise more, choose "diet" foods, avoid fat, or eat breakfast. Maybe you've done all this and you're still not happy with what you see in the mirror. Or you've had short-term results, but the weight keeps coming back and …

President Obama’s senior space science adviser just said "Mars matters" — here are 5 undeniable reasons why he's right

<b>"Mars matters."</b><p>The summit, which is happening from May 5 through 7, features discussions about current and future NASA efforts on the journey to Mars.<p>So, why does Mars matter to Bolden? Several reasons. Here are a few of the ones he mentioned on Tuesday:<p>"Because its formulation and evolution are …

The rise of Ultron: what to expect from the Avengers' new villain | Polygon

Ultron is still alive and still aching to kill himself some Avengers<p>...none of the Avengers were powerful enough to make a dent...<p>He's always scheming, manipulating and pulling strings behind the scenes<p>They will create a virus for her programming. Using a Commodore 64.<p>"You just, right now, thought …

Daredevil: 5 Reasons to Be Excited for the Netflix Marvel Series

The MCU's about to get dark, thanks to The Man Without Fear.<p>The countdown is on for Friday, April 10th. Not only are we getting a brand new Netflix …

April 2015

3 New Movies That Are Redefining The Horror Genre

At this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Witch, The Nightmare, and Entertainment challenge old ideas of how horror films can look and feel.<p>PARK CITY, Utah — There are horror movies, there are art movies, and then there are those that fall in the sweet spot between where fans of the scary and fans …

PC gaming terms and their true meanings

<i>The language of gaming is constantly mutating. For instance, "lag" used to refer to delays in client/server communication, but lately we've heard it</i> …

New Stonehenge Discovery Hailed As 'Most Important In 60 Years'

Archaeologists studying Stonehenge and its environs say they've unearthed the remnants of an untouched, ancient encampment that dates back 6,000 years--a find that could rewrite British prehistory.<p>“This is the most important discovery at Stonehenge in over 60 years,” Professor Tim Darvill, a …

size Planets Beyond Our Solar System

<i>Click image for multiple resolutions and full caption.</i><br>This artist's conception illustrates Kepler-20e. Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech<p><i>Click image</i> …

Tumblr's most popular celebrities of 2014

As part of its 2014 year in review, Tumblr announced the community's most reblogged actors and actresses of the year.<p>Being the object of a Tumblr …

"Supernatural' 10.9 "The Things We Left Behind"

<b>"Supernatural" Episode 10.9, "The Things We Left Behind;" Starring Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard; Written by</b> …

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