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People Criticize Ryan Reynolds For Seemingly Hypocritical 'Black Panther' Praise

It seemed like nothing could put a damper on <i>Black Panther</i>’s historic box office debut this weekend. But that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of …

Ryan Reynolds

Who’s Poppy?

She’s a pastel-wearing pop star dominating YouTube<p>Ask Poppy who she is and the cybernetic, glassy-eyed human doll will respond with her idiosyncratic catchphrase: “I’m Poppy.”<p>Poppy is an anomaly. She’s an art experiment; a human trying to learn how to become an android. Her videos are short, …

Paul Reubens

Nine Inch Nails Created The Perfect Playlist Of Songs To Listen To By Yourself In The Dark

We’ve all been there right? You’re sitting in total silence, by yourself, in a pitch black room when suddenly the thought pops into your head. “I wish I had something to listen to right about now.” Well, Nine Inch Nails has you covered. Today, the iconic alt-rock outfit headed by Trent Reznor …

Nine Inch Nails

Ditch the dice bag and invest in Wyrmwood’s immaculate wooden vault

The hand-turned pencil alone is every role-player’s dream<p>The market for tabletop gaming gear has heated up over the last few years, and one of the standout manufacturer’s is New England-based Wyrmwood. If that name rings a bell, it’s because the company has exploded into the marketplace with a new …

Geek

Taylor Swift’s Lyrics Are Too Lame to Copyright, Judge Hilariously Rules

In a copyright case accusing Swift of cribbing the “Shake It Off” lyrics “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate,” a judge ruled the phrases too …

Taylor Swift

The Banana Trick and Other Acts of Self-Checkout Thievery

“Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron.”<p>Beneath the bland veneer of supermarket automation lurks an ugly truth: There’s a lot of shoplifting going on in the self-scanning checkout lane. But don’t call it shoplifting. The guys in loss prevention prefer …

eCommerce

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Videos: 15 HARDEST Difficulty Modes That Will Make You Lose Your Mind In Frustration

This is a new video from GamingBolt that lists the 15 hardest difficuty modes that will make you lose your mind in frustration. When looking for the …

A new foe vows to take down loot crate greed

Beltway-based advocacy group sets itself against in-game gambling<p>Last year, video game makers inserted exploitative loot crate mechanisms into several high-profile products, a practice that has been compared to gambling and has outraged many. A new non-profit organization says it wants to take …

Amazing moment hero whale saves snorkeler from shark by hiding her under giant fin while pushing her to safety

This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a SHARK by pushing her through the …

Cook Islands

Tetris speedrunner accidentally breaks a world record

One of the best Tetris NES players in the world tried to be the fastest to hit 100 lines but accidentally scored 300,000 points quicker than anyone …

Retrogaming

13 Surprisingly Weird Reasons Why Crows And Ravens Are The Best Birds, No Question

They're definitely better than monkeys.<p>We're sure you have your favourite animal. It may even be a really smart one. But corvids - such as crows, …

Birds

6 Video Game Players Caught Cheating Online

Cheating is only bad if you get caught. That’s what most cheaters will tell you to feel better about themselves, because they know what they’re doing …

Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation Network name

Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username -- xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be <i>quite</i> so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that's been a big problem when your PSN name has always been set in stone. Sony may have seen the light, …

Watch The First Trailer For Ridley Scott's Chilling New TV Series

A tale of one of the Arctic's greatest ever mysteries<p>A man with a reputation for suspense and the deployment of creeping fear in his work, the first …

Benjamin Franklin’s Bizarre and Beautiful Glass Armonica Could be the First American Instrument

Benjamin Franklin accomplished quite a lot in his time. Invent the lightning rod? You bet. Create bifocals? You know it. Bathe nude in the air? Hell …

Warframe beginner’s guide: How to survive your first 10 hours

Don’t be overwhelmed!<p><i>Warframe</i> is an intimidating game. Sure, it’s a wildly popular and ridiculously fun free-to-play third-person shooter on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but its accessibility and popularity doesn’t mean it’s easy to get into.<p>New players can feel overwhelmed after four …

Lauren Scott on life after death, nudes & losing her arm

“Yeah, I was going way faster than anyone should ever go on a moped. I was being quite a dumbass. About 60mph, I’m pretty sure? 10 miles over the speed limit”.<p>At or around 3:45am on Wednesday, June 29 2016, 19-year-old DC native Lauren ‘Duck’ Scott smashed into the median strip dividing San Diego's …

Subpar

A Police Killing Without a Hint of Racism

Daniel Shaver begged officers not to shoot him. What role will his death play in the push for law-enforcement reforms?<p>On January 18, 2016, Daniel Shaver, a traveling pest-control worker, was in between shifts at his motel, a La Quinta Inn and Suites in Mesa, Arizona. In the elevator, he met a man …

Justice

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

Should we be worried?<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of …

Bloodborne Dataminer Discovers Bosses Cut From Game

A Bloodborne dataminer has discovered several bosses cut from the final game.<p>YouTuber Sanadsk specializes in uncovering hidden content and lore in …

Destiny 2 now has Amazon Alexa voice commands

Plus, a cool Ghost-shaped wi-fi speaker that lights up!<p><i>Destiny 2</i> now has hands-free voice command features thanks to Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant. A new “skill” for Amazon Alexa devices will let players who own an Alexa-compatible device issue voice commands to their Ghost to ask the little …

Brown Bear Armed with Two Guns Is Apparently on the Loose in Siberia

What comes to mind when you think of Siberia? Maybe vast expanses of snow-covered land, teeth-chattering cold, Lake Baikal, and the Tunguska …

North Korea

JJ Abrams' New Superhero Movie Trailer Was Written By 10-Year-Old Jimmy Kimmel

A trailer for a new epic superhero movie has been released, and it's a weird one. To celebrate Jimmy Kimmel's birthday, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> director JJ Abrams gathered a bunch of celebrities together to film a trailer based on a comic book the <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> host wrote when he was 10 …

J.J. Abrams

Here's Some Proof That Keanu Reeves Is Basically The Nicest Human Being Ever

News<p>Keanu Reeves waited 20 minutes in the rain to get into his own wrap party - then returned someone's lost bank card. Here are five reasons he's …

Keanu Reeves

The 10 Steamiest NC-17 Movies You Can Stream Right Now

The universe of movie ratings is a complicated and often random thing. How come you can say the s-word an seemingly infinite amount of times and get …

The time David Bowie photographed his aura before and after using cocaine

In 1975, Thelma Ross of UCLA's parapsychology lab gifted David Bowie a Kirlian photography machine to capture images of peoples' "auras." This …