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San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Your Complete Guide

In 1971, the 300-or-so people pawing through cardboard boxes of dusty comic books couldn’t have possibly imagined that they were standing in what …

Requiem for the backpacker: Today’s youths risk missing out on the joys of spontaneous travel

<b>A photo of the author.</b><p>With international backpacking on the wane, we should lament the decline of dingy hostels and long bus rides<p>Jonathan Zimmerman<p>July 17, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Thirty years ago, I backpacked around the Greek island of Crete. I returned there last week, finding it pretty much the way I …

Backpacking

A scientist spent 6 months alone in a dark cave to study the effects of extreme isolation

On Valentine's Day in 1972, geologist-turned-researcher Michel Siffre was about to find out.<p>He kissed his wife goodbye and descended a hundred feet to the aptly named Midnight Cave in Texas. He did not emerge for six months.<p>Those months of isolation and sensory deprivation had a profound effect on …

Disneyland releases new image of 'Star Wars' land

"What a piece of junk!"<p>That's how Luke Skywalker described the Millennium Falcon when he first sees Han Solo's ship in the 1977 movie "Star Wars." But that piece of junk plays a prominent role in the new 14-acre "Star Wars" attraction, under construction in Disneyland.<p>The Millennium Falcon is shown …

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Warrior king uncovered at east Yorkshire iron age settlement

The well-preserved remains were unearthed at a 2,500-year-old site in Pocklington, described as being of international significance<p>A warrior king buried almost 2,500 years ago has been discovered in an iron-age settlement unearthed at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds. The remains of the burial …

NASA just released a jaw-dropping 360 degree photo that makes you feel like you're on Mars

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be inside of a giant crater on Mars, then check out this incredible footage NASA released this week from its Curiosity Mars rover.<p>The video below is interactive, making the experience more realistic than simply looking at a picture. Just click on the …

Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade

Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted:bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.<p>Sadly it is not unknown for hyped-up scientific claims to be mistaken or …

Andromeda smash-up: distant galaxy is rushing towards Earth at one million mph - with no hope of deviation

Is this a space invasion? It does indeed resemble one. In fact it is a splendid Nasa photograph of a Geminid meteor shower:<p>Such events are caused when fragments of dust often far older than Earth crash into our atmosphere at tens of thousands of miles per hour, each causing a mini-explosion. This …

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office given all-clear following suspicious delivery

Security officials gave the all-clear following a potential bomb threat at German Chancellor Merkel's office in Berlin. The office had been sealed …

Angela Merkel

Key things to know about the militia standoff in Oregon

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Armed protesters are occupying a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon and asking militia members around the country to …

Is this region empty of stars?

Meet the Coalsack Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas in space – birthplace for new stars. In millions of years, the Coalsack’s stars will light up and …

Xbox on Windows 10 Demonstration - IGN Video

Microsoft's Phil Spencer demos the Xbox app for Windows 10.

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …