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Impressive Princess Leia Comic Book Cosplay

A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

Hiring a lawyer for a parking-ticket appeal is not only a headache, but it can also cost more than the ticket itself. Depending on the case and the lawyer, an appeal — a legal process where you argue out of paying the fine — can cost between $400 to $900.<p>But with the help of a robot made by British …

Bots

The Force Awakens meets Calvin and Hobbes, hearts melt

Brian Kesinger is combining the biggest film of 2015 with arguably the greatest comic of all time. Over the past week, the Marvel and Disney artist has filled his Instagram account with a mash-up of <i>The Force Awakens</i> and <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i>.<p>Kesinger has posted six comics that look strikingly similar to …

Calvin and Hobbes

'Star Wars' fans think they've found a secret about Rey's identity hidden in the music for 'The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: There are spoilers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" below.</b><p>"The Force Awakens" left us with a lot of questions about Rey and her mysterious past. Who are her parents? Is she really Luke's daughter?<p>Attentive "Star Wars" fans on YouTube and Reddit may have found a clue about Rey's …

Darth Vader

New Year's Eve is your only chance to catch this beautiful comet in your lifetime — here's how to spot it

The visitor is the comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina); most people are just calling it Comet Catalina (the official name has a bit more complicated nomenclature). There are a couple of <i>very</i> cool things about this comet you should know about, but before I get to that part let me tell you how to see …

Astronomy

Google's new Chrome experiment turns your phone into a lightsaber so you can fight Storm Troopers

Because you can’t get enough Star Wars, Google is letting you turn your phone into a lightsaber so you can slay Storm Troopers on your computer screen. Yes, really.<p>Developed in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, your story begins on a Star Destroyer where you use your lightsaber to escape the …

5 Reasons the Star Wars Spaceships Don't Make Any Sense

Nerd alert.<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> films are great escapist fantasies, and like all escapist fiction, it's best not to think about them too much. The films take place, as the saying goes, "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," where apparently almost everything is possible.<p>Still, there are some things …

Ambitious sci-fi game Star Citizen hits $100 million in crowdfunding

Now it just needs a release date<p>Crowdfunding has its $100 million game. <i>Star Citizen</i>, the ambitious space game from <i>Wing Commander</i> creator Chris Roberts, hit the goal late last night. The news comes just a few days after developer Cloud Imperium Games released the 2.0 version of the <i>Star Citizen</i> …

‘Star Wars’ Strikes Back: Behind the Scenes of the Biggest Movie of the Year

It is a bleak time for the Republic. It is a period of great struggle for the entire planet, and not only is the dark side winning, it’s no longer …

Someone put all the released 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' footage in chronological order

YouTube channel Disneyland Experience has taken all of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailers, TV ads, and features and attempted to put them all in chronological order.<p>We spotted this first on the blog /film, and it's really good.<p>The six-minute long trailer starts off showing Rey scavenging …

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: An Exclusive EW Gallery of New Photos

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Gamestop Program Offers $250 Off New Xbox One When You Trade In An Old Console

This might be the first year I could wholeheartedly recommend gamers upgrade to either a PS4 or an Xbox One. This generation of consoles has gone through the usual early cycle blues, with games like <i>Titanfall</i> and <i>Watch Dogs</i> actually serving as <i>highlights</i> in an industry still learning its way around …

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Has Duracell's Christmas Ad Revealed A Massive Spoiler?

We might know very little about the plotline of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, but one of the film’s biggest mysteries may have just been let out of …

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

The TIE Fighter Is The Worst Spacecraft In The Star Wars Universe

I’m sure there’s going to be lots of people who disagree with me on this. Sure, TIE fighters look cool, I get that. And this isn’t about politics — …

'Star Wars' fans think Luke Skywalker might be evil in 'The Force Awakens'

After three trailers and an official poster for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there's at least one question on every fan's mind: <b>Where is Luke?</b><p>Other than this mysterious shot of a robotic hand reaching out to R2-D2 — which fans have assumed belongs to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — and a leaked …

Mark Hamill

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

How to tell if your kid should become a programmer

There will be 1 million more programming jobs in 2020 than there are qualified people to fill them, some studies predict.<p>But programming is also a very specific skill, and it's not for everyone. Who is it right for?<p>Learn-to-code site Code School conducted a survey of more than 2,200 professional …

Computer Science

Private Dream Chaser Space Plane Poised for New Flight Tests in 2016

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – A space plane that would continue the legacy of NASA's shuttle program is getting ready for a second stage of flight …

These THREE asteroids REALLY could HIT Earth and 'wipe out life'

GETTY•NASAA real photograph of 1999 asteroid RQ36 we have added to a mocked-up image to show it approaching Ea<p>Two of the hulking asteroids could even …

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

Space Science

India successfully launches its first space observatory

NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully launched its first space observatory and six satellites into orbit on Monday, officials said, the latest step …

Space Exploration

Slashing household solar subsides will kill off industry, government told

Renewable energy sector condemns proposal to cut feed-in-tariff for small-scale solar installations by almost 90% from 1 January<p>The government wants to slash by 87% subsidies for householders who install solar panels on their rooftops, in a move that renewable energy experts warn could kill off a …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Secret U.S. Space Plane May Be Too Mysterious

Transparency. Openness. International cooperation. These are some of the principles the United States should embrace in order to "safeguard U.S. …

No. 1 Petroleum Engineering

Early career pay: $101,000<br>Mid-career pay: $168,000<p>As part of their 2015 - 2016 College Salary Report, Payscale.com asked survey respondents whose culminating degree is a bachelor’s, and who graduated from schools in the U.S., work full-time in the U.S., and are not on active military duty to answer …

NASA's Next Nuclear-Powered Mars Rover: Building the Beast

MONROVIA, California — NASA's next nuclear-powered Mars rover, slated to launch in 2020, is slowly coming together. And while the Mars 2020 mission …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

Every free Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download in September

We’re about to enter the busiest holiday video game release season of the new console generation, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft is going to …