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Here’s How That Big ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Surprise Was Kept A Secret

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> — which made over $1.3 billion at the box office but was still considered a slight disappointment, because <i>Star Wars</i> economics are crazy — came out on digital last week, with a Blu-ray and DVD physical release next week. This is good news for <i>Episode VIII</i> fans, because 1) now …

Star Wars

Toy Lightsaber Used As Self Defense In Knife Fight

Police say a North Carolina man used "an elegant weapon...for a more civilized age" to defend himself when his step-daughter attacked him following a …

New York City

What does a presidential building look like?

Barack Obama wants to create a new kind of presidential library. Why has that proven so contentious?<p>On February 27, former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at a meeting at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the sixth public presentation on the plans for his presidential center in the …

Urban Design

The March for Our Lives: Everything You Need to Know to Get Involved in Your City

The March for Our Lives will take place on March 24 in cities around the world, scarcely a month after the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by gunman Nikolas Cruz in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead. Almost immediately after the incident, the teenage survivors of the tragedy …

Guns

What Deleting Facebook Does and Does Not Accomplish

On Tuesday, backlash against Facebook gained traction after the founder of one of the company’s most popular apps made a public statement. Brian …

Cambridge Analytica

More sinkholes? Permian Basin buckling under stress of oil and gas drilling, study says

Oil and natural gas drilling is causing the West Texas landscape to buckle even more than previously realized, according to researchers from Southern …

Oil

Stephen Hawking never answered his 'most interesting' scientific question

Stephen Hawking died March 14, leaving behind a massive legacy of work as an astrophysicist, science communicator, activist, and figure of pop culture admiration. And on the day of his death, a question he raised and worked on until the last years of his life remains unanswered: Can information …

Physics

The Outbound Journal

How to buy a high-end camera in 2018

When photography or filmmaking becomes a consuming passion or a career rather than a hobby, you might look longingly at fancier equipment. Luckily, "enthusiast" cameras have edged so close to professional gear that there's no need to spend $4,000-plus for models like the Sony A9, Canon EOS 1DX Mark …

Cameras

White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway May Have Been Balling on Taxpayer Coins: Report

I’m a Kellyanne Conway birther.<p>That’s right. I am going to need proof that Kellyanne Conway is alive and not just a skeleton covered in provolone …

Donald Trump

DeVos Digs Herself Deeper

In her 60 Minutes interview, the education secretary failed to convince policy scholars that she’d improved her understanding of the issues.<p>It was, perhaps, the best opportunity she had to patch up her reputation since starting her new job.<p>Betsy DeVos, the country’s highly unpopular education …

Education

Stephen Hawking's warnings: What he predicted for the future

<b>Stephen Hawking's fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what he saw as the great challenges and existential threats for humanity in coming decades. His pronouncements</b> …

Singularity

After Trying Nearly Everything, This Is the Diet That Helped Me Lose 30 Pounds

I was always athletic growing up, and even after I left graduate school and started working full-time, I maintained a pretty fit physique. But 2016 was a rough year for me, to say the least, and all the trauma and stress I experienced caught up to me. Before I knew it, I had gained more than 30 …

Fitness

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your stamina -- or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise -- can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, found that women with high cardiovascular fitness, or high stamina, had an …

Dementia

All the Members of the British Royal Family, Ranked by Net Worth

Which royal is the richest of them all?<p>At 91 years old, Queen Elizabeth II has a laundry list of accolades to her name, including the world’s …

Prince Harry

Stephen Hawking in his own words: 'Soon, we may have to humbly accept that our three dimensional universe is one of many'

<b>This article was originally published on the Telegraph on February 26 2008.</b><p>It was precisely 20 years ago that I wrote a book that became a sensation. A Brief History of Time sold more than 10 million copies - something I mention not in order to brag, but because it underlines the deep fascination …

Stephen Hawking's final comments on Reddit will make you stop what you're doing

People all over the world are mourning the death of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away at his home in Cambridge on Wednesday, March …

Artificial Intelligence

Putin Isn't Scared Yet, But He Should Be

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a promising line of attack on his regime.<p>U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's immediate response to the attempted poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury won't impress anyone in the Kremlin. May, however, has indicated a promising line …

Russia

The Death of DSLRs is Near

Two decades ago, DSLRs were introduced to replace film cameras. With only a few megapixels, very short battery life, and an overall low quality, it …

Rex Tillerson: I Hope Trump Finds Out He’s Impeached on Twitter

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a freewheeling conversation with reporters after his departure from the State Department on Tuesday, Rex Tillerson said that he “really hopes” that Donald Trump finds out that he is being impeached on Twitter.<p>“I mean, the way I see it playing out, he’s up at 3 …

The Worst Government Possible, on Purpose

The disastrous Betsy DeVos interview shows how much America is now on its own<p>I worry less about Kim Jong-Un than I do Betsy DeVos. The North Korean …

Education

CNN Gives Viewers An 'Up-Close Look At An AR-15,' Ends Up Embarrassing Itself

On Wednesday, CNN aired an embarrassing clip of one of their employees attempting to shoot an AR-15 in a segment highlighted by inaccurate statements …

Why 70% support isn't enough to change gun laws

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not a fortnight after it began, in the hours after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, the latest push to expand or fortify federal gun control laws seems destined for a recognizable end.<p>A series of competing bills and amendments are currently sitting in limbo on Capitol Hill as …

Guns

Five Hacks for Video With a Smartphone

The video quality a smartphone is able to produce these days is so good that you can use it for a lot more than just vacation memories. If you want …

10 red flags that could trigger a tax audit in 2018

Less than 1% of tax returns get audited by the IRS, but this percentage varies significantly depending on several factors. There are several "red flags" that the IRS looks for that can make it far more likely that you'll be audited and others that make it a near certainty. Here's a list of 10 of …

Retirement

Airbus Faces Revolt From Second Enginemaker on A320 Output Hike

Airbus SE’s plan to further lift production of its A320neo jet faces resistance from both engine suppliers after Safran SA joined Pratt & Whitney in …

Aviation

Inside the world's largest plane, which has a wingspan longer than a football field and could be used to launch a spaceship the size of a shuttle

The world's largest plane is so big, it needs two fuselages with separate cockpits.<p>It's called the Stratolaunch, and it's designed to launch rockets into space in what is known as low-Earth orbit, which means the spacecraft is between 99 and 1,200 miles above the Earth's surface. (Most space …

Space Exploration

Harley-Davidson needs to rev up Millennials about motorcycles

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson and other motorcycle makers are trying to find a way to throttle up sales this year, but the road is rutted with obstacles.<p>Harley is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter 2017 financial results Jan. 30, closing out what was a difficult 12 months for the Milwaukee-based …

Motorcycles

Fossil Fuels Face a $1.4 Billion Solar Problem in Texas

A boom in solar power is threatening to wipe out $1.4 billion a year of summertime revenue for fossil-fuel generators in Texas.<p>Almost 15 gigawatts of …

Renewable Energy