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Ian McKellen delivers impromptu Shakespeare soliloquy at award show

Many actors have delivered memorable moments in acceptance speeches, but few of them involved performing Shakespearean soliloquies.<p>But Sir Ian …

Ian McKellen

5 Amazing Stories About Ancient Egypt That Deserve to Be Movies

Who wouldn’t want to watch Law & Oracle?<p>We’ve seen stories of ancient Egypt on-screen before—the biblical tale <i>The Prince of Egypt</i>, the extremely long <i>Cleopatra,</i> and the <i>Mummy</i> trilogy, as well as that one episode of <i>Futurama</i> on the possibility of ancient aliens. But have we mined all the stories of …

The Lost Labyrinth of Ancient Egypt – Part 1

This I have actually seen, a work beyond words. For if anyone put together the buildings of the Greeks and display of their labours, they would seem …

Nintendo Sees Profit Doubling This Year

The company's entry into smartphone games is expected to help make up for weak sales growth of its traditional consoles.<p>Japanese video game maker Nintendo on Thursday forecast annual operating profit to double in the year through March, with its entry into smartphone games widely expected to help …

Profit

Don't Tap The White Tile

<b>The Original World Famous Game-Piano Tiles!</b><br>This is a super fun and highly addictive game suited for everyone.<br>No special skills needed, all this game …

Tomb of Third Dynasty king found in Quesna

4/20/2015 07:30:00 PM<p>The site of Quesna situated on a large sand gezira in the Central Nile Delta was until recently best known for its Late Period …

This Guy Tried To Kill A Giant Spider And It Exploded Into A Bunch Of Little Spiders

OH MY GOD.<p>The wolf spider was carrying her babies on her back. When she was smashed with a broom, they went running.<p>YouTube user Danny Ford, of Hallett Cove, South Australia, uploaded the horrifying video earlier this month.<p>All wolf spiders carry their babies with them for much of the spiderlings' …

Pharaoh's ancient chapel found in Cairo

Researchers have made an impressive find in Cairo: part of a chapel built by a pharaoh some 2,300 years ago, Phys.org reports. That pharaoh was King Nectanebo I, whose reign lasted from 379 to 360 BC, daijiworld.com reports.<p>The chapel, part of a temple site in the historic area of Heliopolis, …

The Bard’s Uncomfortable New Rape Play

Shakespeare’s newly authenticated play, Double Falsehood, starts with a sexual assault. Did we mention it’s supposed to be a comedy?<p>Women disguised …

Scientists Determine Shakespeare Authored Double Falsehood

A psychological profile of Lady Macbeth would probably say things like "manipulative," "paranoid," "unlikely to create genuine social bonds," and "a …

Gaming Startup Code Kingdoms Exits Beta On A Quest To Get Kids Coding

Changes to the computing curriculum in England, which arrived last September requiring schools to teach bona fide programming skills to kids as young as five, are shaking out into increased opportunities for edtech startups in the U.K.<p>Making learning to code accessible, fun and engaging is the …

The RPG Scrollbars: Spiders In The Dark

Something has been giving me trouble ever since I started playing RPGs back in the 1980s. You can probably guess what. I mean, it’s in the title. …

Woman's mummified body found in house amid rats, spiders

The mummified body of an elderly woman has been found in her US home amid rats and spiders and 300 bottles of urine.<p>The horrific details emerged on …

Warmer weather may make spiders fast and loose

One major downside of global warming? Spiders. So many spiders. Previous studies have suggested that warmer weather may mean more spiders overall (and bigger ones, at that) and may make poisonous species more common as more and more regions fit their temperature preferences.<p>But apparently we have …

Scientists identify spider species able to change colors

A species of crab spider is able to slowly change its color to match its background when hunting, a rare ability in the animal kingdom, says a Ball …

58 spiders in Alabama you should know

One spider looks like a lime green popsicle with tree twigs for legs.<p>One spider has elegant brown legs, a burnished ebony torso and a bite that can …

Venom As Medicine: How Spiders, Scorpions, Snakes, And Sea Creatures Can Heal

Evolutionarily, humans are scared of creepy-crawlers and poisonous things. Our fight-or-flight kicks in whenever we’re confronted with something that …

Spider Bites and Bee Stings: Symptoms and Treatments

For anyone who spends time outdoors, bites and stings are almost inevitable. Mosquitos, ticks, ants, spiders, bees, wasps — all of these tiny …

Insects

This woman is REALLY scared of spiders

<b>Wow. Arachnophobia is alive and real.</b><p>This woman takes fear of spiders to a whole new level.<p>She cowers in the corner of a kitchen shouting at her …

A Few of the Amazing Spiders I've Met (Photos)

<i>Julie Larsen Maher is staff photographer for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the first woman to hold the position since the society's</i> …

Insects

Flirty Female Spiders Use Silk to Capture a Male's Interest

When male wolf spiders don't seem that interested in a female wolf spider, she ups her game by releasing more pheromone-rich silk.<p>The seemingly calm cornfields of North America brim with courtship and seduction, but people rarely notice it. That's because the players are hairy wolf spiders that are …

Earth - Ten spiders that are surprisingly beautiful

<b>1. Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)</b><p>The bright yellow stripes on this spider's abdomen lure insects towards its web, possibly by mimicking the colours of certain flowers. However, the stripes on its legs are invisible to insects. This may help to camouflage the spider from its would-be victims.<p><b>2.</b> …

Spiders vs. the Sun

Spiders vs. the SunWhich has a greater gravitational pull on me: the Sun, or spiders? Granted, the Sun is much bigger, but it is also much further …

Computer Finds Lost Shakespeare Play

Two University of Texas researchers have used computer analysis to prove that Shakespeare was at least a co-author of Double Falsehood, convincing …

Fear of spiders in our DNA, according to new study

Researchers claim our ancestors developed an ability to spot and identify spiders quickly as part of a necessary survival instinct<p>A fear of spiders could be something we are born with rather than something we learn, according to a new scientific study.<p>Research suggests that arachnophobia could be …