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Astronomers discover 60 new worlds, find 'super Earth'

An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.”<p>The experts also found evidence of an additional 54 planets, bringing the potential discovery of new worlds to 114.<p>One planet in particular, Gliese 411b, has …

Astronomy

How Much Does Your Favorite Video Game Character's Outfit Cost?

Video game characters have it easy: they never have to change clothes. Whether they’re saving the world or just catching Pokemon, our heroes—Master …

Rebooting the Long-Dormant Chronicles of Narnia Actually Makes Perfect Sense

Narnia is make-believe, but that $1.6 billion at the box office sure isn’t.<p>It’s been a long time coming, Narnia.<p><i>The Silver Chair,</i> the fourth installment in the the <i>Chronicles of Narnia</i> series by C.S. Lewis, is finally set for a silver-screen adaptation, <i>Deadline</i> reports. Oscar nominee <b>David Magee</b> (<i>The</i> …

Movies

How Scientists Created A Wormhole In A Lab

Wormholes don't only exist in space. Scientists have just created one in the lab...with magnets!<p><b>Related on TestTube:</b><br>How Do Wormholes Actually …

Get perfect sound in your videos with $5 DIY sound absorbing panels

Getting quality sound in your video can be tricky. Even when you have a great microphone and field recorder, you’re hindered by the environment. …

DC’s Movies Are Still Haunted By Heath Ledger’s Joker

This summer, there’s been a bitter war between film critics and fanboys over a terrible summer movie season that seems utterly unworthy of such passion. The latest movie in the crosshairs is <i>Suicide Squad,</i> which critics hated and audiences seem to like — or, more accurately, audiences were willing …

The 13 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in August

The last throes of summer blockbuster season.<p>We may be entering the dog days of summer, but it's this August's signature theatrical release—Warner Bros' <i>Suicide Squad—</i>that may really ignite the box-office. While that supervillain team-up saga (starring Margot Robbie, Will Smith, and Jared Leto as …

Film Industry

Io's Atmosphere Just Collapsed

We'll come back later.<p>Jupiter's frozen moon Io is a pretty bleak place, with a toxic atmosphere and the most active volcanoes of any known body in …

Astronomy

James Wan Says He’s Bringing His Brand Of Horror To ‘Aquaman’

Have we all had a nice long gawk at what Aquaman was up to in yesterday’s freshly unveiled <i>Justice League</i> Comic-Con footage? It was nice to see the misunderstood DC Comics vet handling business like the badass he is and apparently his stand-alone motion picture is going to have a bit of a scary …

Star Trek: J.J. Abrams says Anton Yelchin won't be replaced in next film

When the fourth <i>Star Trek</i> film arrives in theaters, it will do so without Pavel Chekov.<p>Speaking to the <i>Toronto Sun</i>, producer J.J. Abrams said there …

Discovery of life outside our solar system could be just 10 years away, astronomers say

The discovery of life outside our solar system could be just 10 years away, astronomers have said after they found further evidence suggesting two …

Astronomy

Cinesift Is the Netflix-Companion Site You Didn’t Know Your Life Was Missing

You could go to film school — or you could just spend hours trawling this website. Cinesift, a website which premiered earlier this year, is an indispensable tool for anybody with a Netflix account (even if it’s shared!). It was created out of frustration in the Reddit community and is now our new …

Rotten Tomatoes

Mysterious Planet Nine May Be Responsible for the Planets' Weird Orbits

New research suggests that the hypothesized Planet Nine may explain why the orbits of the planets don't align with the Sun.<p>Earlier this year, astronomers made a shocking announcement that there may be a ninth planet orbiting in the far reaches of the solar system. Since then, evidence for Planet …

Astronomers Just Discovered a Morse Code Message in The Dunes of Mars

Not aliens.<p>NASA has spotted a series of strange, dark dunes on Mars that look uncannily like the dots and dashes that make up Morse code.<p>This isn't …

Astronomers Have Detected Clouds Of Water Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers say they have detected clouds of water outside of our solar system ― the first discovery of its kind.<p>The remarkable find was located 7.2 light years from Earth on a brown dwarf ― a type of low-mass star ― called WISE 0855. It’s described as the coldest known object outside of our solar …

Astronomy

Suicide Squad Wraps Post-Production; New Joker & ARGUS Images

Warner Bros. may have kicked off the DC Comics Extended Universe earlier this year with the big three superheroes in <i>Batman V Superman: Dawn of …

25 Best Photoshop Actions With Creative Photo Effects

You can achieve very high-quality photo effects without it having to take you days, hours, or your whole work week creating them from scratch.In this …

Graphics

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

Scientists Have Actually Invented Sonic Screwdrivers And Levitation Gauntlets

Time Lords, rejoice. Scientists have invented what is essentially the prototype to a working sonic screwdriver, the device made famous by the …

Sunday night, be dazzled by a bigger, brighter Mars

Mars is reaching its closest point to Earth in a over a decade, offering spectacular nighttime views.<p>This weekend brings a spectacular cosmic show …

Alien Planets With Super Salty Oceans Could Be Habitable

Polar opposites of Earth<p>Imagine a world that's just like Earth, except for the salt content of the oceans. That tiny change could cause the poles of the planet to warm up, and its equator to cool, potentially making an uninhabitable planet habitable after all.<p>In a study published today in <i>PNAS</i>, …

China Is Winning the 21st Century Space Race

At a cost of more than $150 billion, the International Space Station (ISS) is the most expensive object ever built. This price tag is more than …

Space Exploration

'Suicide Squad' is getting an expensive reshoot — here's why

Now the studio behind "Batman v Superman," Warner Bros., is reportedly trying to remedy the problem for its future comic book movies. ("Suicide Squad" director David Ayer said the reshoots are for more action).<p>According to Birth Movies Death, the studio has requested reshoots of its summer DC …

Comic Books

Astronomers Have Found A Star With An Oxygen Atmosphere

White dwarf stars are essentially the cores of dying stars. A star casts most of its gases into space, leaving behind the core, and the elements inside settle by weight, heavier ones to the center, lighter ones like helium and hydrogen to the top, like a celestial jawbreaker. At least, that’s how …

SETI to begin searching older star systems for sentient life

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute haven't had any luck finding signs of alien life so far, but it could just be that they're looking in the wrong place. To date, SETI has only searched around younger stars like our own but the Institute on Friday announced that it will …

This Newly Discovered Triple Sun Planet Would See Some Truly Bizarre Skies

Newly-discovered planet KELT-4Ab has three suns—but that triple-solar view isn’t the only weird thing you’d see happen overhead. Not by a long …

Journey to the center of the galaxy: Hubble shows new views of Milky Way (PHOTOS)

NASA’s space telescope has reached the nougat at the center of our galaxy, producing some pretty impressive pictures of a star cloud swirling around …

Scientists Just Found More Evidence That Planet Nine Exists in Our Solar System

And this new planet could be huge.<p>Back in January, the astronomer who led the charge to have Pluto demoted to dwarf planet status announced that he’d …

Universe

21 Movies That Got Better Reviews Than "Batman V Superman"

A short list.

Flyby Comet Was WAY Bigger Than Thought

Comets can be tricky. These interplanetary vagabonds often appear from the furthest-most reaches of the solar system, popping-up unexpectedly in …

Astronomy