John Onorato

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Can classic rock survive the death of classic rock stars?

By the time rock journalist Steven Hyden was born, in 1977, the Beatles had been broken up nearly as long as they’d been together. The Rolling Stones were in Paris recording “Some Girls,” the band’s last essential LP. The Who and Led Zeppelin would soon lose their drummers to pills and booze and …

Classic Rock

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

‘Black Panther’ and White America

In four short weeks, the movie <i>Black Panther</i> exceeded the billion-dollar box office mark worldwide. Even before its debut, there were rave reviews and …

You'll Only Relate To These 24 Things If You're The Sarcastic Friend

I'm just joking, I promise.

Robbie Collin on Zack Snyder, the director who turned superheroes into gods

If you’ve ever wondered what the current superhero movie boom owes to Adolf Hitler, today at last your questions will be answered. That’s the aim, at least, of this first episode of Robbie Collin On..., a new series of video essays on film that I’m making for the Telegraph.<p>The idea is to get under …

15 Dark Confessions From Inside DCEU

The DC Extended Universe may be the most divisive films ever made. Early films serve as a counterpoint to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: where Marvel …

Justice League

Angry Star Wars fans petition for The Last Jedi to be removed from canon

An angry <i>Star Wars</i> fan has launched an online petition for <i>The Last Jedi</i> to be removed from canon.<p>While the latest film has secured some pretty …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Greatest Mind Trick Was Making You Think it Was The Empire Strikes Back

Episode VIII’s sudden pivot shifts Star Wars into a bold and startling new direction.<p><b>The review is full of spoilers. You have been warned!</b><p>If 2015’s <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has a central flaw, it’s a dogged commitment to riffing on the beats of the original Star Wars. There’s another mysterious, …

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE Does Extreme Stunts in an Oddly Hilarious Video

It’s hard to imagine anyone less suited for the extreme treatment than Thomas the Tank Engine, the breakout character of <i>The Railway Series</i> books and …

Kids around the world are suing their governments for ruining the planet

What’s the point of inheriting the Earth if it’s only going to burn (or drown)?<p>Kids around the world are asking governments this question and demanding answers in court. For example, on Dec. 11, <i>Juliana v. US</i> pitted the president and American lawmakers against the very children whose future they so …

Climate

Terrence Howard as a Jedi Might Be Our Favorite Meme, Mayne

It really isn't hard to craft internet gold, mayne. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple Photoshop request. Aye, you don't believe me, mayne? Peep how …

Box Office Irony: 'Justice League' To Gross Less Than 'Man Of Steel'

For those who just came for the update, <i>Justice League</i> has ended its second week of domestic release with $180.759 million. The DC Films superhero team-up movie has made, in 14 days, just over/under what <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> earned in its first weekend ($179m), what <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of</i> …

When You Die, Your Consciousness Knows That You're Dead

Your body is up to all sorts after you die.<p>No one likes to think too much about what waits for us after we die, but now a study has revealed that we …

James Woods’ tweet launches a meme about terrible statues

On Monday, protesters in Durham, North Carolina, tore down the statue of a Confederate soldier. After it fell to the ground, people cheered and began …

Disloyal man walking on street photo sparks hilarious memes - before twist in the tale

Meet the disloyal man - the latest meme to take the internet by storm.<p>A photo of a “disloyal man” walking along the street with his presumed girlfriend while staring at another woman has been turned into a hilarious meme.<p>Photoshop experts have been having a lot of fun captioning the photo, …

Walking

This Shia LaBeouf Theory Will Change Everything You Thought You Knew About Him

Shia La-WHATTTT?

Existence of God: The rational arguments from mathematics to human consciousness

The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century. According to a Pew survey, the percent of Americans having no religious …

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

<b>(Getty/Everlite/Leon Neal/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!<p>Phil Torres<p>April 30, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>While apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world have, historically, been the subject of …

Climate Change

Sequels, once a sure thing, are slumping at the box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure things in Hollywood are beginning to look like an endangered species.<p>Sequels, for years the industry's most "can't miss" assets, …

Film Industry

Maybe Audiences Want Sagas, Not Sequels

Today's Hollywood Reporter <b>has a piece</b> about the reversal of fortune when it comes to sequels. A number of high profile sequels this year - ranging …

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

Quantum Physics

HitFix

‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Is Lighthearted But Clever Escapism<p>Mike Ryan reviews the latest MCU offering, a good movie for those looking for a mental …

Captain America: Civil War – how I was bludgeoned by a blockbuster

Contrary to a cliche that dogs film critics, I don’t enjoy disliking nearly every movie that earns a significant amount of money. My words are carefully chosen. “Disliking” rather than “hating”, because to inspire such a passionate response as hate would require more than a preordained blockbuster …

New "X-Men" Movie Is Its Own Apocalypse

The very crowded new X-Men installment wastes last year's breakout actor in a terminally silly role.<p><i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> gives you a glimpse of Oscar Isaac, bare-chested, bald, and beautiful, in its opening flashback in Egypt in 3600 BCE.<p>It's a tease. A minute later, the blue powers of its title …

Sebastian Stan Hints at Major CAPTAIN AMERICA Comic Book Storyline Reveal (Exclusive)

Um, holy crud… did we just learn the fate of Captain America in the MCU?! I think we just did in this Nerdist News exclusive! Before you read on, …

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

Parallel Universes: Theories & Evidence

Is our universe unique? From science fiction to science fact, there is a concept that suggests that there could be other universes besides our own, …

Dark Matter

Warner Bros. just released the first trailer for its R-rated animated Batman movie

Warner Brothers just released the first full-length trailer for "Batman: The Killing Joke." The feature-length animated film will be DC Comics' first-ever R-rated animated movie.<p>It's the long-awaited adaptation of the controversial 1988 graphic novel that takes a dark departure from traditional …

Mark Hamill