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Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis concludes.<p>The study and other evidence "point toward her rather strongly," University of Tennessee anthropologist Richard Jantz said …

Anthropology

Why Death by Lightsaber Would Be Way Worse Than STAR WARS Shows

The lightsaber is supposed to be an elegant weapon from a more civilized age. It inflicts wounds that are tidy and survivable, it can melt through …

Why Amazon Should Blow Everyone's Mind and Buy Macy's for Billions

If opposites attract then maybe dominating online retailer Amazon (AMZN) should link up with struggling traditional retailer Macy's (M) .<p>At least …

Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them

When Gwyneth Paltrow was 22 years old, she got a role that would take her from actress to star: The film producer Harvey Weinstein hired her for the lead in the Jane Austen adaptation “Emma.” Before shooting began, he summoned her to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a work meeting …

Sexual Harassment

An Astronomer Just Placed a Tasty Wager We'll Find Intelligent Life Within 20 Years

Aliens in our lifetime.<p>A senior astronomer at the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute believes we are just decades away from …

Paranormal

The Best Horror Films of 2017 (So Far)

<i>This list has been updated to include October releases.</i><p>The conversation around horror movies this year has been dominated by two words: <i>Get Out</i>. …

Trump Warned of Endless Clinton Investigations. Instead, the Focus Is on Him

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Trump warned of endless investigations of Clinton. Instead, the focus is now on him<p>Endless investigations. The biggest scandal since Watergate. Coverups. An …

Donald Trump

9 actors who followed up catastrophic flop films with box-office smashes

You never know what's just round the corner…<p>You can't always knock it out of the park. For every <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> there's a <i>Six Days, Seven</i> …

Mind-blowing video shows how all Pixar films are connected

For years, people have touted a theory that all Pixar films are connected.<p>Through a video posted on the official <i>Toy Story</i> Facebook page, Disney would …

The 11 best Star Trek in-universe crossover episodes

The Director of Star Wars: Episode VIII Talks Luke's Plans and Rey's Potential

Now that <i>Rogue One</i> is in theaters and the calendar has officially flipped to 2017, <i>Star Wars</i> fans can safely start their mass consumption of all …

Donald Trump, a Tremendous Loser, Has No Famous Friends, Sad!

With mere days away from his inauguration, President Elect Trump, who many people say is overrated, can't find a famous person to come within 500 yards of him.<p>The moment was so great in magnitude that it even made Beyoncé weak in the knees. As Barack Obama, donning a perfectly tailored white-tie …

New Jersey
Soccer

Want to delete your internet presence? New tool aims to help you vanish

With all the fake news, toxic speech, and online scams out there, you might be feeling like now is a good time to scale back your online …

Internet

Paul Ryan's Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan agree that repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with some other health insurance system is a top priority.<p>But they disagree on whether overhauling Medicare should be part of that plan. Medicare is the government-run health …

Health Care

The Science Fiction Thriller ‘A.D. After Death’ Tops This Week’s Best New Comics

What would happen in a world without death? What if all the many injuries time and biology will inevitably visit on us were just… gone? That’s the question Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire tackle in <i>A.D. After Death</i>, possibly the most ambitious project for both of them.<p>Snyder handles the text while …

Graphic Novels

Don’t Follow Any of Stephen Colbert’s Advice About How to Cook a Turkey

Americans cook millions of turkeys every year for Thanksgiving, but few people would consider themselves experts in the field, including Stephen …

Stephen Colbert
Basketball

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Entertainment

With Cobblepot and Nygma, Gotham is ready to break our hearts

• I will not make this whole post about Cobblepot and Nygma, I promise, but once again their dynamic is the highlight of this week’s episode. I’ve …

TV

This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film <i>Borrowed Time</i> over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as …

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

Filmmaking

World’s Unluckiest Man Gets Venomous Spider Bite on Penis — Again

Most people are fortunate enough to walk through life without ever getting a spider bite on their genitals — but not Jordan, a 21-year-old Australian …

DC and Marvel: Why Can't Film and TV Get On the Same Page?

I hear there used to be a strange time when film and TV adaptations of comic properties existed to boost sales of comic books.<p>Today, the exact …

Comics

Investigation launched into death of Italian woman who killed herself after explicit images went viral

An Italian woman who was subjected to online abuse after explicit images and a video of her were widely shared across the country has killed …

Internet

Most Influential, Significant and Important Films in American Cinema - 1990s

<b>Most Influential, Significant<br>and Important Films in American Cinema</b><p>The 1990s<p><b>Most Influential, Significant and Important Films in American Cinema</b> …

Animation

USMC Will Absolutely Put Laser Guns on Its F-35s

The Marines believe one day, a laser-armed F-35 will see the light of day. Image source: Lockheed Martin.<p>It's been nearly two years since we first caught wind of a new project, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to put laser guns on warplanes. Two years since "the …