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What Are Critics Who Saw ‘The Interview’ Saying About It?

Despite what North Korea wants, despite what its mercenary hacking army wants, what the Supreme Being Leader Of Almighty Power Of God Voice wants, what even some pundits from Fox News want — somehow, someway, we’re going to get <i>The Interview</i>. Because, as Mr. Universe said in the indispensable …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Brain damage could be repaired by creating new nerve cells

Researchers have regenerated damaged areas in the brains of mice by converting structural cells into functioning neurons<p>Scientists have raised hopes that brain damage caused by strokes, stab wounds and even bullets could one day be repaired by converting structural cells into functioning …

Brittany Maynard's mother hits back at Vatican's criticism of physician-assisted suicide

Young patient captured world's compassion with decision to end her life on November 1 after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer<p>The mother of a right-to-die advocate has responded angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Brittany Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law …

Empathy

Rosetta mission lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet

Philae spacecraft beams back evidence of carbon and hydrogen that could provide clues about origins of life on Earth<p>The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.<p>The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence …

Ferguson Protesters Fear Police Crackdown After Grand Jury Decision

ST. LOUIS -- “Run! Run for your lives!” the man in the orange jacket yelled, flailing his arms in the air as he made his way down a street in Clayton, Missouri, followed by dozens of people holding signs and chanting. “The protesters are coming!”<p>Stephen Houldsworth, a 50-year-old resident of …

Court sets legal precedent with evidence from Fitbit health tracker

Activity data from a fitness tracker will be used as evidence in a personal injury lawsuit for the first time<p>A Canadian law firm will use data from a Fitbit fitness tracker for the first time in court as an objective measure of activity.<p>The data will be provided by the plaintiff in a personal …

Editing Google's search results would damage free speech, judge rules

Google search results have been declared part of free speech by a San Francisco court, dismissing a lawsuit by a disgruntled news site<p>A San Francisco court declared that Google can arrange its search results however it likes, in stark contrast to the decision of European regulators.<p>Judge Ernest …

Mothers who drink while pregnant could face legal proceedings following test case

A test case will decide whether a disabled six-year-old should be awarded compensation because her mother drank heavily while pregnant<p>Mothers who drink during pregnancy could face legal proceedings following a test case which will decide whether a child born with foetal alcohol syndrome can be …

Foster Care

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

Arizona ban on same-sex marriage struck down as states give up fight

Attorney general Eric Holder orders team to ensure full rights of eligible couples while couples rush to wed in states with fallen bans<p>Marriage bans in Arizona and Alaska were struck down on Friday, while a federal judge in Wyoming ordered the state to allow same-sex marriage but stayed his …

The Many Signs That Mike Judge’s ‘Idiocracy’ Is Upon Us

<i>Idiocracy</i> is upon us, protect your balls. It’s more than the parallels between President Camacho and, oh, say, Donald Trump, though. Gaze into the heart of a humongous meat and bread pile with a clever name and extra pump cheese and tell me that we are not in the dark times. And tell it to me in …

PACIFIC RIM 2 Teaser Poster, Sequel Will Set up Third Film

Robert Downey Jr. Signs on for CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, Which Will Launch Civil War Storyline

'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Premiere Recap: You're the Butcher, or You're the Cattle

It's been pretty clear over the past four seasons of "The Walking Dead" that the titular zombies are merely sideline characters in their own apocalypse, as the human stars of the show – and the crazy, high stakes drama that they manufacture – have been the main focus of the series since its …

Wu-Tang Clan Announce A Better Tomorrow Release Date

RZA was pretty close when he said the new Wu-Tang Clan album <i>A Better Tomorrow</i> would be out before Black Friday. <i>A Better Tomorrow</i> is due out December 2 via Warner Bros, who the Wu have just signed with.<p>The release date follows news that the album will be available as a limited edition portable …

Wu-Tang Clan

Jargon-Free History Of The Universe Finds Beauty In Ordinary Words

Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta argues that we don't need jargon. He tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn he's compiled a history of the universe as we know it, using only the 1,000 most-common English words.<p>Transcript<p>WADE GOODWYN, HOST:<p>A couple of years ago in Switzerland after years of searching, scientists …

FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Will Have a Different Origin Story

Predestination - Trailer 1

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future …

Temporal

“Jimi: All Is by My Side”: This is the weirdest rock biopic of all time

André Benjamin makes a memorable Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley’s near-experimental film — with no Hendrix songs<p>So John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “12 Years a Slave,” has made a movie about Jimi Hendrix that has <i>no</i> Jimi Hendrix music in it. As in, exactly none of Hendrix’s best-known …

John Malkovich as the Joker, Marilyn Monroe, and More

TV is viewed as holding more promise for screenwriters than movies

Scott Frank likes to call himself "the least bitter writer in Hollywood," and given how much success he's had in his 30-year career, you could argue he should be. These days, though, reflecting on the state of the film industry that he loves, he has a hard time sounding upbeat — and in that, he …

Alex Kurtzman Discusses a "Much Darker" VENOM