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Star Wars Rebels Went Full Western in a Mandalorian-Filled Episode

Made famous by Boba Fett, the Mandalorian race has long been a <i>Star Wars</i> mystery. On the latest episode of <i>Star Wars Rebels</i>, not only did we learn more …

Everything You Need to Know About Star Wars Bloodline

If you are planning to read <b>Star Wars: Bloodline</b>, this article is not for you. But I will say this much: <b>Claudia Gray</b>‘s second <i>Star Wars</i> novel is very …

Star Wars

Highway to the Vader Zone!

Watch Star Wars characters "headin' into twilight" as they fly the Millennium Falcon and TIE fighters to Kenny Loggins' song "Danger Zone" -- or battle with lightsabers and "Kill Bill" in these fan-made tribute videos.<p>Space battles are already spectacular in Star Wars movies. But when paired with …

Star Wars

How to Write the Best D&D Adventures Ever

We just gushed about how important players and their characters are to telling stories in RPGs, but let’s look at the most ubiquitous tool in a …

Frankfort Lighthouse | Michigan (by ETCphoto)

About me<p>Hello! My name’s Nacho, I’m a 32 years-old guy from the beautiful Andalusia, Spain. Nice to meet you! I a teacher and an amateur …

Lighthouses

The Unknown

Australia

The Author of The Martian Wrote Ready Player One Fan Fiction, and Now It's Canon

<i>The Martian</i> and <i>Ready Player One</i> are two of the most successful scifi novels of the past few years. Each will be, or has been, turned into a major …

Science Fiction

‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir’s ‘Ready Player One’ fanfic just became canon

Many published authors write their own fanfiction, but it’s not often that one author’s fanfic becomes part of another’s canon.<p><i>The Martian</i> author …

Science Fiction

Soviet sci-fi: The future that never came

In a house that eerily recalls the aesthetic of <i>Her</i><i>—</i>modernist on the outside, studiedly rustic and artisanal on the inside—a young woman agonizes over …

NASA Scientists Warn a 30-Mile Ice Shelf Will Soon Break Off Antarctica

Shedding ice shelves contribute indirectly to sea level rise, scientists warn<p>A gigantic ice shelf is on the verge of splitting away from Antarctica to become a free-floating iceberg, according to newly released images from NASA. They show a massive crack spanning nearly the entire width of the …

Global Warming

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Workouts

When Your Nose Runs as Much as Your Feet

Pack some tissues and wear your sunglasses to run in cold temperatures.<p><i>Meghan asks: I went out for a hard track workout at lunchtime today. Before it, I felt completely normal. Ever since I finished and came inside, I can't stop sneezing (or feeling like I have to sneeze). My eyes are watering. My</i> …

Weather

Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Balls

Salty and sweet, these tasty little snacks pack the essential components of trail mix into on-the-go fuel.<p>This recipe is from our cookbook, <i>Meals on the Run</i>. Not only are these trail mix balls a delicious prerun snack, but they also make for a quick breakfast on the go.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>1/2 cup almond …

Dessert

Three Hill Workouts for the Treadmill

Build strength and stamina indoors that will translate to strong runs outdoors.<p><i>Heather asks: Do you have any hill workouts you can suggest for the treadmill?</i><p>This is a great time of year to take advantage of the incline benefits on the treadmill. You’ll develop strength and stamina that will …

Marathons

The Hyper-weirdness of Dragonlance Villains: Lord Toede

<i>This weekend we have a guest post by Colin McLaughlin looking at one of my favorite Dragonlance villains, Toede.</i><p>When I was a teenager, I had a job …

MyHeritage releases Family Tree Builder Version 8.0

MyHeritage.com feels that the utility of a desktop genealogical database program is far from over. They have very recently released Version 8.0 of …

This ‘Star Wars’ Solo Family Portrait Is A Bittersweet Piece Of Internet Genius

<b>WARNING: Very obvious spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are ahead. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you holding out for?</b><p>Sometimes the folks on the Internet take a simple picture and turn it into a special meme that transcends that original intention. Take a simple photo of Carrie …

Another Iconic Star Wars Villain Could Make an Appearance in Rogue One

It’s a veritably villainous <i>Star Wars</i> blowout, as another fan-favorite villain may head to <i>Rebels</i>. Sophie Turner teases Sansa’s journey in <i>Game of</i> …

Travis Durden creates classical Star Wars sculptures and depicts Batman in a post-apocalyptic universe

A shadowy caped figure stands on the balcony of a dilapidated, abandoned theatre, looking down upon the remains of a once opulent auditorium.<p>To …

Gwendoline Christie Revealed Something About ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

<b>The following contains a spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.</b><p>Captain Phasma was played by 6-foot-3 blonde Gwendoline Christie (a.k.a. Brienne of Tarth from <i>Game of Thrones</i>), a character who was originally supposed to be male and rumored to have almost been played by Benedict Cumberbatch. You …

Star Wars

Pictures of Muslim men in Mormon church show 'two faiths praying to same God in different way'

A Mormon church is receiving praise from around the world after it invited a group of Muslims to visit and pray with them in Brisbane, Australia.<p>Ali …

Religion

Food in books: mushroom, bacon and leek pie from The Fellowship of the Ring

<i>One to two other hobbits belonging to the farm-household came in. In a short while fourteen sat down to eat. There was beer in plenty, and a mighty dish of mushrooms and bacon, besides much other solid farmhouse fare. The dogs lay by the fire and gnawed rinds and cracked bones.</i><p><b>The Fellowship of the</b> …

Mushrooms

Disney boss says Star Wars saga will continue beyond new trilogy

Plus: Han Solo was once set to return as a 10-year-old boy whose adoptive dad was Chewbacca in 2005 prequel Revenge of the Sith<p>Disney has no intention of bringing the Star Wars saga to a close once its new trilogy of films reaches its denouement, the studio’s chairman has revealed.<p>Bob Iger told the …

Star Wars

How to Avoid Marathon-Training Weight Gain

Here's how to stay healthy and fueled without overcompensating for calories burned during high-mileage weeks and long runs.<p>Here at Fuel School, I love fielding questions from runners. The questions are as varied and unique as the runners themselves. Many questions surround the topic of fueling up …

Fitness

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

A Force-Sensitive Teen Kicks Imperial Ass in This Fan-Made Star Wars Short

Filmmaker Joe Sill's 'Kara' manages both great FX and a human, affecting story.<p>Star Wars! By now you've seen <i>The Force Awakens</i> or you've been hiding in a cave searching for an ancient Jedi temple on a remote water planet. If you have seen it, like every fan, you now have the long wait for Episode …

Star Wars

STAR WARS: EPISODE 8 May Be Getting a Rewrite Because of Fan Reaction to THE FORCE AWAKENS