Joyce Rivera

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Unfinished business: how Disney and Marvel killed happy ever afters

Photograph: Allstar/Lucasfilm<p>Thanks to JJ Abrams, the happy ending of The Return of the Jedi (pictured) is now neither happy nor an ending.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/23454d19cb5c742a8bf7934e1e7bed09a8eddd66/0_306_2983_1789/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros<p>In 2012’s The Dark Knight …

Survios’ First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be

I want to play again. My arms are sore from shooting a virtual bow-and-arrow and slashing robots with a lightsaber. My heart is racing from dodging drone missiles and defending my teammate. And my mind is spinning from the possibilities. I want to play again. And I won’t be the only one.<p>The game is …

Virtual Reality

As big as the Higgs: Stephen Hawking says gravitational waves could revolutionize astronomy

British physicist Stephen Hawking says the detection of gravitational waves provides a completely new way of looking at the universe, and is at least …

Stephen Hawking

Gravitational Waves: Why Are Scientists Celebrating?

The entire planet shook on September 14th, 2015. The very fabric of space itself rippled and distorted. Your own body was repeatedly squashed and stretched.<p>But you can be forgiven for not noticing: the amount of stretching was around one billionth the diameter of an atom.<p>So what's all the fuss …

What We Can Infer About Apple's Car Plans From The One Car They Bought

Rumors of Apple venturing into the automotive space have been swirling for quite a while, and that swirl really swirled the swirl when Apple-watchers …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

Ryan Reynolds on putting blood, sweat and 10 years of his life into 'Deadpool'

In most cases, the decision for a studio to greenlight a superhero movie is the closest thing to a slam-dunk the movie business has to offer.<p>Then there is "Deadpool."<p>Ever since the foul-mouthed, fourth-wall-breaking "Merc With a Mouth" was introduced to the comics world in 1991, fans have been …

Comics

'Rogue scientists' could exploit gene editing technology, experts warn

Senior geneticist and bioethicist have agreed with the US spy chief’s claim that genetic engineering could be a serious threat if put to nefarious ends<p>A senior geneticist and abioethicist warned on Friday that they fear “rogue scientists” operating outside the bounds of law, and agreed with a US …

Genetics