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Celebrate 20 Years Of ‘The Professional’ With This Action-Packed Ranking Of Movie Hitman Vengeance

The backlash came and went pretty quickly from Gary Oldman’s June interview in Playboy. If you don’t recall, the celebrated actor was very candid and open about everything from the politics of Hollywood to whether or not Philip Seymour Hoffman could have been “saved,” and in between he revealed …

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Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

For five years physicists have been tantalized by possible evidence of dark matter in the Milky Way's center.<p>Once again, a shadow of a signal that scientists hoped would amplify into conclusive evidence of dark matter has instead flatlined, repeating a maddening refrain in the search for the …

20 best Android apps and games this week

Djay 2, Google Fit, Microsoft Health, The Wolf Among Us, Angry Birds Transformers and more<p>It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for …

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Watch how the landscapes of Destiny, Iron Man, Dark Souls 2 came to life

Matte painter and visual effects supervisor Maxx Burman dropped us a note this week to point out a new video reel he put together featuring breakdowns and behind the scenes creation of environments from a handful of movies, commercials and video games.<p>The reel shows how someone like Burman can help …

As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water — 2.1 trillion gallons of it.<p>That's the amount of water that researchers estimate is lost each year in this country because of aging and leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty …

Met Office £97 Million Supercomputer Can Do 16,000 Trillion Sums A Second

Weather forecast blunders will become a thing of the past when a new £97 million "supercomputer" is up and running next year, the Met Office has said.<p>…

Century-old notebook from Antarctic expedition found - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in 1912 while crossing Antarctica, but his story lives on in artifacts that continue to be discovered on the frozen continent at the bottom of the world.<p>The most recent find: a century-old photographer's notebook in the ice at one of Scott's expedition …

New Gears of War is getting back to basics

What is Microsoft planning for the next Gears of War game, currently in development with Black Tusk?<p>Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has been offering up some clues, suggesting that he wants the game to get back to the tone of the early titles in the combat series, which dates back to 2006.<p>"The thing that …

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45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

DNA from an ancient man in Siberia shows how Stone Age people spread into Asia.<p>Unearthed by an ivory carver from a Siberian riverbank, a man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals, an international genetics team reports Wednesday.<p>The Ust'-Ishim man's thigh …

Online gaming ranks poorly as welcoming place for women, states new research

Gaming is widely viewed as the most hostile of all online environments for women, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.<p>A report covering online harassment, published today, reveals that 27 percent of all internet users report being called an offensive name online, regardless of …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.<p>With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:<p><b>U.S.</b> …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

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ABC Is Turning Tom Hanks’ ‘Bachelor Party’ Into A TV Series That Sounds Nothing Like The Original

<i><br>Bachelor Party</i> doesn’t get enough credit. The Tom Hanks starring film could have been a B-movie debacle that drowned in exposed flesh, Tawny Kitaen’s hair, and low-brow humor. Instead, it’s a really good mid-80s sex comedy that does a really good job of blending Hanks’ need to dance, Adrian Zmed, …

A New Pee-Wee Herman Movie Is Imminent, According To Pee-Wee Himself

Big news for fans of classic pop culture and public masturbators: Pee-Wee Herman is coming back and he’s bringing a new movie with him. The classic <i>Pee-Wee’s Playhouse</i> is seeing a full remaster on Blu-Ray from Shout Factory, so Rolling Stone sat down with Paul Reubens for a little promotion and …

Swedish Officials Think They Know Where This ‘Foreign Vessel’ Came From: Report

The search is on for a possible Russian submarine off the coast of Stockholm, Sweden, and officials there think they might know who sent it.<p>As the search 44 miles into the open Baltic Sea continues, Russia is denying responsibility and instead passing blame along to the Netherlands. However, Russia …

Failure to check foreign criminals 'costing millions'

Major blind spot in the criminal justice system revealed in report disclosing a catalogue of 'appalling' errors in Home Office’s handling of foreign criminals<p>Police are failing to check whether seven out of 10 foreign suspects have criminal records in their native countries.<p>The full extent of the …

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Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

Dreams of sailing through the air on a hoverboard finally realised – but only on certain surfaces<p>The sci-fi inventions that have become reality<p>Want a hoverboard before Marty McFly (who looks just like Michael J Fox) arrives in October 2015 to fly one around his town square? Arx Pax, a small company …

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At Long Last, Scientists Have Produced A Real, Functioning Hoverboard

Those shoes from <i>Back to the Future 2</i> with lights and USB charging port were cool, but more cool in the way a scorpion jacket from <i>Drive</i> is cool than an actual new product. A working hoverboard has always been the holy grail of science’s ability to replicate technology from sci-fi movies (at least, …

Meditative Photo Series Celebrates the Beauty of Stillness Through Glass Windows

<i>Through a Glass Darkly</i> is a meditative photo series created by London-based street photographer Nick Turpin that celebrates the beauty of the stillness of bus passengers juxtaposed with the presumed movements of their transportation. As the vehicles passed by, Turpin turned his camera to the …

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Pope Francis takes predecessor a step closer to sainthood

Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world.<p>It was a ceremonious close to this year's Synod of the Bishops on the Family, which has ended in clinches over how to minister to …

Why a ridiculous lawsuit, and a grandstanding defense, may do some good for video games

Rudy Giuliani — "America's Mayor!" — is the celebrity lawyer representing Activision in a weird lawsuit brought by a former banana republic dictator. Few expect the guy — Manuel Noriega — to succeed, and litigating it gives Call of Duty a great publicity vehicle, fighting in real life against the …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

New solar cloud identified after space weather study

<b>A new form of solar cloud has been identified by research into "space weather" led by Dundee University.</b><p>Dr Miho Janvier worked alongside colleagues in Paris and Buenos Aires to study a new kind of magnetic cloud emanating from the Sun.<p>The cloud is a smaller, distinct version of those caused by …

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