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Marvel Cinematic Universe chronological viewing order and movie timeline so far

With Avengers: Infinity War hitting cinemas in April the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally reaching the point it's been building to since Iron Man …

Marvel Universe

Marches, walkouts and sit-ins: Gun control battle heads to the street

<i>CNN will hold a town hall with the victims' classmates, parents and community members. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being …

Guns

The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

Crazy Facts About the Milky Way to Think About as You Photograph It

When you grab your gear and head out at night to photograph the Milky Way, you're probably thinking about photography stuff...<p>You know, composition, …

Contact CI's Maestro VR Haptic Glove Let Me Actually Feel Virtual Objects

Everyone does it the first time they try VR. It doesn’t matter if it’s a static 360 image, a passive 360 video, an immersive VR experience, or a …

21 movies we’re looking forward to in 2018 (and you should be too)

This year is shaping up to be a big one for cinema, with much-anticipated sequels and superhero movies hitting the big screen.<p>From <i>Black Panther</i> to <i>A</i> …

Movies

Voyager 1 spacecraft thrusters fired up for first time since 1980

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a good idea to have a backup plan, especially in interstellar space.<p>NASA scientists needed to reorient the 40-year-old Voyager 1 -- the space agency's farthest spacecraft -- so its antenna would point toward Earth, 13 billion miles away. But the "attitude control thrusters," the first …

Astronomy

The best PlayStation 4 games

There's a big reason why the PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console: It has a smattering of games that you can't play anywhere else. Think: blockbusters like <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i>, <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i> and <i>Bloodborne</i>. But even if <i>Indiana Jones</i> simulators and massive open worlds where you hunt …

We Kept A Running Diary While Watching ‘Geostorm’

Defying the wishes of smart people who told me I should still be in bed recovering from the flu, I ventured out on a Friday morning to see the movie <i>Geostorm</i> at a local movie theater on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. <i>Geostorm</i> stars Gerard Butler and was not screened for critics, which is usually a …

Can we teach robots ethics?

<b>We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching. So how, asks the BBC's David Edmonds, will we teach them to do the right thing?</b><p>The car arrives at your home bang on schedule at 8am to take you to …

Driverless Cars

Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life

David Thomas and I met when we were about 5 years old. We celebrated his 26th birthday last weekend, marking roughly two decades of friendship. Once, while walking down the street, a man looked at us and said, "Ain't it Harold and Kumar!" He was almost certainly making light of our race, but …

Psychology

Video game releases for August 2017

Highlights include Tacoma, LawBreakers, Sonic Mania, Uncharted, Madden and Mario + Rabbids<p>Here are the top video game releases for the month of August 2017. Check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon's YouTube channel for more gaming videos. …

This adorable chatbot wants to talk about your mental health

When you launch Woebot in Facebook Messenger, the chatbot's cerulean blue eyes peer out from the screen. He looks concerned, a little quizzical. He …

The Best PC Gaming Controllers That Will Have You Playing for Hours

Become an even better gamer with one of these great controllers!<p>A dedicated controller makes a number of PC video games considerably more enjoyable. We rounded up the best offerings available on the market today.

Gear & Gadgets

Airbus says a ride in its 'flying car' will cost the same as a regular taxi — here's a first glimpse of what's to come

Airbus is inching closer to the very first test flight of its electric aircraft and says a ride in the vehicle will be as cheap "as taking a taxi" per mile.<p>Airbus' Silicon Valley arm is developing a flying taxi as part of an effort to alleviate congestion by taking commuting to the skies. Zach …

Aviation

The Scientific Truth About Planet Nine, So Far

Last year, two astronomers were looking at the most distant objects orbiting our Sun ever discovered, when they noticed something funny. These ultra-distant Kuiper belt objects, instead of having their orbits oriented at random, were both swept off in one particular direction and tilted in the same …

Science

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

Robotics

9 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Entries That Will Leave You Breathless

Whether you dream of the day you might be able to visit something in space or just can't marvel enough at what the universe holds, prepare to feat your eyes on some of the entries for this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.<p>This year's photos are already proving to be just as …

These Cartographers Are Making Awesome Fantasy RPG Maps For Your Campaigns

Finding other encounter and campaign maps for your RPG is as easy as a Google search, <i>they say</i>. However, rummaging through a few million maps and …

Board Games

7 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels Ready for the Stage

With news coming late in November that Lin-Manuel Miranda – of “Hamilton” and just-being-generally-awesome fame – was coming on board to produce and …

Obama goes after Trump: 'I'm tired of folks trash-talking America's military'

President criticises Republican nominee’s remarks about Muslim couple whose son was killed in Iraq, telling disabled veterans he is ‘humbled by them’<p>Barack Obama has intervened in the furore over Donald Trump’s criticism of a Muslim couple whose son was killed in Iraq, telling disabled war veterans …

Donald Trump

6 Things to Know About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – And How it Fits Into the Potter Universe

A new <i>Harry Potter</i> book? It feels like 2007 all over again!<p><i>Potter</i> author J.K. Rowling is finally releasing new material set in the original universe – …

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about after traveling to a developing country

Jealousy.<p>Whether I was jealous about Tom’s new designer shoes or Jane’s new high-paying job, I used to let jealousy overwhelm me to the point where …

Developing Countries
Israel

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Sleep
LGBTQI

Hoverboard world record broken with 2km flight

Frenchman Franky Zapata used the jet-powered device to fly above the waters of the Mediterranean<p>A Frenchman has flown more than 2 kilometers (over a mile) on a jet-powered hoverboard, setting an apparent new world record.<p>The Guinness World Records reported on its website that 37-year-old Franky …

Hoverboards

This 3D Printer Makes Robots That Can Walk Away as Soon as They're Done

Bringing the world one step closer to having real-life replicators like <i>Star Trek</i> promised, researchers at MIT’s CSAIL lab have developed a new 3D …

3D Printing

16 Incredible Images Of Nature Like You've Never Seen It Before

Photography seems like it's a study of moments. You think of it as a waiting game, with an intrepid professional patiently hunched over a tripod …

House of Cards: Frank Underwood's best quotes

As season four of House of Cards begins, enjoy a selection of the finest quotes from Kevin Spacey's Machiavellian villain Frank Underwood.<p>From ambition and sleep, to friendship and sex, Underwood has an acerbic one-liner for every situation.<p><b>On power:</b> "The road to power is paved with hypocrisy, and …