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Star Wars Celebration 2016: Amy Hennig Drops Hints About Visceral's 2018 Star Wars Game

Plus new concept art revealed.<p>The creative director of Visceral's as-yet-untitled 2018 Star Wars game has dropped a few hints about the project she …

Star Wars

Star Wars: Mark Hamill speaks about Episode VIII at Celebration

Mark Hamill launched the first major panel of Star Wars Celebration in London with a one-man Q&A show and single promise: Sorry, no talk of <i>Episode</i> …

Watch the intense movie-style trailer for NASA's Jupiter mission

The Juno mission boldly goes where no spacecraft has gone before and a dramatic trailer highlights the danger of the journey.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft launched back in 2011 for a Star Trek-style five-year mission to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter may also be the roughest, …

Astronomy

Holograms Leap Off the Vinyl of the "Force Awakens" Soundtrack

Look at it spin.<p>If you're already thinking about dropping $50 on the 2-LP soundtrack to <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, then you probably don't need much extra convincing. Still, here's a neat feature for the audiophile's vinyl edition. The records create holographic images of a TIE fighter and the …

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

The most gaming fun I’ve had with either series in years.<p>The Force Awakens must be magic. First it reinvigorated Star Wars after a string of duds, …

Lego

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

National Parks

A Mysterious Object Beyond Pluto Is Coming Into Focus

Pluto may be long gone, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is by no means finished with the outer solar system. For the second time, New Horizons has …

If You Love Maps, This Blog Is for You

<i>Authors’ note: All Over the Map has been relocated within National Geographic to the news section: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/all-over-the-map/. You can also follow us on RSS, or at @mapdragons on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p>There is something magical about maps. They transport you to a place …

Battlefield 1 takes military shooter games back to first world war

The long-running series features biplanes, battleships and the earliest tanks in an attempt to combat Call of Duty’s move into future war<p>While Call of Duty is heading far into the future with this year’s installment, its annual first-person shooter rival, Battlefield, is heading in the opposite …

Battlefield 1

How ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Can Be Even Better Than ‘The Force Awakens’

Even the most loyal <i>Star Wars</i> fan, the kind who gets a Jar Jar tattoo, but in a place where no one can see it, had to be pleasantly surprised by <i>The Force Awakens</i>. It’s a testament to how far the franchise had sunk, from The Trilogy, to quote the only scene I remember from <i>Clerks 2</i>, to the lowercase …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

94 Minutes on Dagobah Is Basically a Relaxation Tape for Star Wars Nerds

Some weeks can leave you feeling like you don’t want to live on this planet anymore. For one hour and 34 blissful minutes you can move to the marshy …

A Popular Joker Theory Just Got More Convincing

If you think Jared Leto is playing the original Joker in the new "Suicide Squad" movie, the joke might be on you.<p>After the first images of Leto as Joker and the "Batman v Superman" trailers hit the web, fans started speculating that Leto's version of the character might actually be a former Robin. …

Comic Books

Man Attaches GoPro Camera to LEGO Train and Records Its Journey Through the House & Garden

TrainGuy 659 built a LEGO train set back in January, mounted a GoPro camera on the lead locomotive, and recorded its long journey through his home …

Lego

Make Your Monday Slightly Less Crappy with These Vintage Star Wars Bloopers

Outtakes from the days before green screen and CGI.<p>For a trilogy that was first released nearly 40 years ago (39 to be exact), the original Star Wars saga has aged remarkably well.<p>But it wasn't all smooth sailing in the days before CGI, as seen here thanks to these hilarious gifs compiled by imgur …

Chroma Keying

'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring': Where Are They Now?

1 of 16<p>J.R.R. Tolkien's high fantasy epic <i>The Hobbit</i> was first published in 1937, and although it launched the exciting and adventure-packed <i>The Lord</i> …

Fallout 4's unofficial patch nukes dozens of bugs

This week on the Mod Roundup, modders tackle a ton of bugs in Fallout 4 with an unofficial patch that is sure to continue growing over the coming …

How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers

Even for reform-minded Founding Fathers, “separate but equal” was more important than “all men are created equal”<p>Edward Coles had a lot on his mind. In July 1814 he was private secretary to James Madison and spent his days managing the president’s business at a time of war. The United States had …

Black History

Donald Trump likes low interest rates — and high interest rates

This week, Trump gave an interview to Fortune magazine in which he discussed how he might approach this task. The interview is about as enlightening as you would expect.<p>First, Trump made a strong argument that low interest rates are good:<p>We have to reduce our debt, and the best thing we have going …

Donald Trump

Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

We're right in the midst of trailer season right now, with big teasers arriving for major 2016 releases such as Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts and …

Movies

No Man's Sky Lets You Explore a Universe-Sized Universe

If you budget just one second for each planet in Hello Games’ imponderable <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, you’ll still spend 585 billion years visiting them all. In …

No Man's Sky

NASA's Cassini Reveals The Full Glory Of Saturn's Rings

Saturn is remarkable in a number of ways; among all the planets we know of, it’s the <i>least</i> dense, and also the only one with a spectacularly visible set of rings.<p>Composed of icy, dust-like material, these rings aren’t solid, but made up of particles that pass each other, sticking together briefly …

Astronomy

MTV Movie Awards 2016: Ryan Reynolds jokes about making Blake Lively laugh during sex

Turns out Ryan Reynolds win for Best Comedic Performance at this year’s MTV Movie Awards was just as over the top – in a good way – as the movie …

All the questions Luke Skywalker asked in Star Wars, all at once

Aren't most of these rhetorical?<p>The callow, young Luke Skywalker always had a reputation as a whiny little shit, but it was tough to put our finger on the reason why. Now we have the answer: He asks more questions than a five-year-old riding between the front seats of a station wagon.<p>Courtesy of …

Mark Hamill Wishes Daisy Ridley A Happy Birthday By Reliving A Very Yoda Moment

It’s Daisy Ridley’s birthday, and her <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> costar (and possible on-screen father?) Mark Hamill wished her a happy birthday with an adorable “throwback” photo. The unofficial rules of throwback photos usually preclude pictures from a week ago being used for that purpose, but …

Lawrence of Arabia's bullet found, proves he didn't lie

The image of Peter OToole scampering atop dynamited Turkish trains garbed in wafting white Arabic robes might be accurate after all: Bristol …

History

Adam Driver confirms parental neglect turned Kylo Ren to the dark side

Clip from Star Wars: The Force Awakens documentary reveals angst-ridden dark side disciple felt ‘abandoned by the people he’s closest with’<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Adam Driver has confirmed that evil mask-wearing tyrant Kylo Ren turned to the dark side after being neglected by his parents Leia …

Star Wars

The galactic potential of No Man’s Sky

The galactic potential of No Man’s Sky Playstation 4 No Man’s Sky is almost here. We speak to its creator to find out about the most ambitious game …

No Man's Sky

Star Wars 7's Daisy Ridley Got a PS4 and Things Didn't Go So Well

In <i>Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens</i>, the character Rey is a proficient scavenger and tinkerer. But the same can't be said for actress Daisy Ridley, it seems. During a Facebook Live event today, Ridley was asked if she was mechanically savvy like Rey is. She said she's not, sharing a story …

Star Wars Battlefront