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Kylo Ren reviewed "Rogue One" and we can't stop laughing

The reviews for <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> are in – at least, we thought they were. Then we got the only <i>Rogue One</i> review that matters: Kylo Ren’s. …

In 2017, Watch Out For These 5 Nations Pushing To The Forefront In Renewable Energy

China recently emerged as the new global champion of solar energy. Earlier this month, its grand vision of a low-carbon future and colossal efforts to meet those targets made headlines the world over. Though it continues to build coal-fired power plants at a rapid clip, by 2020, Chinese government …

24 Terrific NYC Chinese Restaurants

New York City is positively swimming in delicious Chinese food, from regions all over the country. From a clubby new option to takeout stalls, this list provides 24 comforting, tasty options across the city.<p><i>Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in December 2016.</i><p>Read</b> …

I used Üllo to make a $5 bottle of terrible British wine drinkable

Once upon a time, a Jewish carpenter did the impossible and turned a few pails of water into a bountiful supply of Palestine’s finest vintage vino. Two millennia later, one Chicago company is doing their own merlot-related miracles.<p>Üllo is a startup with a mission that I can totally get behind – to …

Apple Launches Replacement Program For Defective iPhone 6S Batteries

Apple has acknowledged that there are battery problems on some iPhone 6S models that cause the devices to shut down unexpectedly. Fortunately, the battery problem is not a safety hazard. The battery replacement program may have been in response to a request by the China Consumers Association (CCA) …

Square Enix reports $1.02 billion in sales, largely thanks to mobile games

Square Enix continues making some of the most popular RPG games in the industry, and their numbers sure don’t disappoint. The renown game developer has just published its FY17 earnings report, which ends on September 30th, and it seems they are making some mad sales.<p>According to this report, Square …

20 Celebrities Who Can't With the Election Right Now

They really can't.<p>Things are pretty intense in the 2016 presidential race right now. Leave it to Hollywood to tell you how you really feel:<p><b>1. Rashida Jones</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>Kumail Nanjiani</b><p><b>3. Noel Wells</b><p><b>4. Matt McGorry</b><p><b>5. Snooki</b><p><b>6. Tegan and Sara</b><p><b>7. Josh Peck</b><p><b>8. Khloé Kardashian</b><p><b>9. Seth MacFarlane</b><p><b>10. James Corden</b><p><b>11. Ruby</b> …

James Corden

Could a Mysterious, Brand New Planet Be to Blame for Our Tilted Sun?

A new study released this week said that a distant, undiscovered planet may be responsible for the wobble in our solar system, tilting the planets by as much as six degrees.<p>The culprit? The mysterious Planet Nine, said to be lurking deep in the Milky Way.<p>"Because Planet Nine is so massive and has …

The history of tea in Britain: Google celebrates the cuppa with a Doodle

Why is Google marking tea in Britain?<p>Exactly 358 years ago, the first advert for tea in England appeared in a publication describing it simply as a “China Drink.”<p>A couple of years later, the diarist Samuel Pepys wrote about drinking tea in his diary entry from September 1660. "I did send for a cup …

Ugg and Teva Teamed Up to Make the World’s Ugliest Shoe

Cover your eyes, children.<p>A few days ago, Mary-Kate Olsen gave <i>Vogue</i> Runway Director Nicole Phelps a quote about the triple-faced fabrics she and her sister used in The Row’s latest collection that I found immensely funny and syntactically gratifying.<p>“You have to feel it,” she said. “If you feel it, …

How a high school student hacked his way to free, unlimited 4G

Unlimited, free data is basically the dream, right? Jacob Ajit, a 17-year high school student from Virginia, hacked his way to just that.<p>It all started with boredom, as Ajit explained in a post on Medium:<p>I had a T-Mobile prepaid SIM on a spare phone with no active service, so I came up with a fun …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Black Holes

Scientists spent 6 years trying to breed Dory in captivity

It’s the most popular movie of the year, and soon it could be the most popular fish in your tank. After six years, <b>a team of researchers at the University of Florida have figured out how to breed the saltwater blue tang fish in tanks.</b> The species, native to the Pacific Ocean, was made famous by the …

Science just found a "ghost galaxy" and it sounds incredibly cool

Scientists have found a “ghost galaxy” that is 99.99% made up of dark matter. It’s located inside of the Coma galaxy and has probably already spawned …

'Dark twin' of the Milky Way galaxy discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Welcome to the dark side of the universe. In a direct contrast with the beautifully bright Milky Way galaxy, a "dark twin" called Dragonfly 44 has been discovered 300 million light-years away in the Coma constellation, according to a new study.<p>But don't cue "Star Wars' " Imperial March …

Universe

3 Day Military Diet - Lose Your Weight Fast and Easily

Weight is one of the most talked topics. It does not matter if you are fat or thick, everyone wants to burn out or lose your weight. So it is known …

Nutrition

The Lost Girls of Panama: The Full Story

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked …

Biologists are close to reinventing the genetic code of life

The term "life hacking" usually refers to clever tweaks that make your life more productive. But this week in Science, a team of scientists comes a …

Smartphone batteries with twice the life may arrive in 2017

SolidEnergy is preparing to commercialize its "lithium metal" tech.<p>A type of lithium battery that could make gasoline-powered cars obsolete is on track to be commercialized, according to <i>MIT</i> <i>News</i>. The "lithium metal" batteries, developed by MIT spin-off SolidEnergy, can reportedly pack the same …

Clean Energy

How Big Is A Fart? Somewhere Between A Bottle Of Nail Polish And A Can Of Soda

<i>The questions kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places adults forget to explore.</i> …

Adorable Stubby Squid Found Off the Coast of Southern California

Scientists try to maintain their composure when conducting research. But researchers aboard the <i>Exploration Vessel Nautilus</i> couldn’t help but get …

Morphing neutrinos provide clue to antimatter mystery

Why the Universe is filled with matter, rather than antimatter, is one of physics’ greatest mysteries. An experiment in Japan has now glimpsed a …

Performance Review Company SAP Ditches Its Own Performance Reviews

Germany's SAP, maker of software used to grade the performance of millions of employees worldwide, is ditching its own annual performance reviews as too expensive, time-consuming and often demotivating.<p>Once championed by business leaders as the key to better productivity, annual appraisals are …

General Electric

Kadiza Sultana Has Been Killed in ISIS Stronghold: Family

LONDON — One of the three British teenagers who left the British capital to live under ISIS is believed to have been killed by an airstrike in Syria, according to her family.<p>NBC News' U.K. partner ITV News reported that relatives were informed that Kadiza Sultana's home in the militant group's …

China tries to end brain drain, lure foreign-educated talent

BEIJING (AP) — As a young biologist at the University of Michigan, Chen Xiaowei had plenty to like about life in the U.S. He was paid well as a researcher and enjoyed raising his family in Ann Arbor, a town he remembers as beautiful, friendly and highly educated.<p>But an offer from a Chinese …

Watch sunflowers dance under the sun (Seriously)

Sunflowers may be rooted to the ground, but that doesn't mean they can't dance.<p>Each day, young sunflowers trace the path of the sun across the sky, turning their faces 180 degrees from east to west.<p>And their slow, graceful movements continue at night. After the sun sets, the plants reorient …

What new personal DNA testing can tell us about depression

In the ongoing struggle to understand the biology of depression, there's been a promising new breakthrough, thanks in part to a popular at-home DNA test. Gene-testing company 23andMe and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals collaborated to explore the DNA of roughly half a million people, nearly 10 times more …

US Government May Lift Ban on The Funding of Chimeras

For most of us, chimeras are a common aspect of mythology and the most tragic parts of our favorite anime, but for the science community, they hold …

Pokemon Go CEO addresses server struggles and player angst

Early on, it seemed like server outages would kill Pokemon Go. Then, it was the backlash when Pokemon Go developer Niantic changed the game and blocked helpful third-party apps without telling a soul.<p>Now, Niantic is finally communicating with players. The message? In order to keep those servers …