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How heavy metal music soothes and inspires - Futurity

Extreme music, such as heavy metal, can positively influence people who are feeling angry, new research reveals.

Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

The Planetary Society is preparing to launch a tiny satellite into orbit later this month as the first phase in testing a solar sail as a means of spacecraft propulsion — an idea that has been kicking around in the science (and science-fiction) literature for at least a century.<p>The satellite, …

Space Travel

The Elder Scrolls: Tamriel Unlimited pitches scope and scale freedom in latest trailer

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited —</i> the rebranded, subscription-free, console-friendly update of 2014's <i>The Elder Scrolls Online —</i> has a new trailer out today. It's the beginning of a series designed to inform players about the scope of the game world. The game launches June 9.<p>The first …

Gaming Industry

The Rockstar Editor is coming to 'GTA V' on consoles after all

Apparently "exclusive" doesn't mean what it used to anymore. Rockstar Games recently revealed that its eponymous video editing toolset is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> in a recent question and answer session pulled from its mailbag. Given the extra …

Grand Theft Auto

Even J.J. Abrams wanted to kill Jar Jar Binks — and he almost did

The Star Wars prequel trilogy had some — well, let's just say "issues" and move on — but few things could top the utter loathing many feel for goofy Gungan Jar Jar Binks. Even <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> director J.J. Abrams had it out for Jar Jar, he recently told Vanity Fair.<p>"I have a thought …

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the Victorian AC adventure

The next game in the Assassin's Creed series will be subtitled Syndicate.<p>As reported by Polygon, the name of the game and protagonist were revealed …

Forbidden City

George Lucas' new Star Wars trilogy was about teens, but Lucasfilm said nope

George Lucas wanted the third Star Wars trilogy to star teenagers, but those in charge after he sold his empire to Disney and relinquished creative control — including his hand-picked successor — rejected Lucas' plans.<p>According to the cover story in this month's issue of Vanity Fair (which is not …

Star Wars