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Here’s What Happened To Jar Jar Binks After The Star Wars Prequels

The last novel of Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy, <i>Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End</i>, hits shelves next Tuesday, and the books take place in canon. The first two novels revealed new things about the Star Wars universe, like General Hux’s backstory, why Chewbacca owes a life debt to Han Solo, and …

Listen To Beyoncé’s Tidal Playlist Featuring Her Collaborations With Jay Z

From “Shining” to “03’ Bonnie & Clyde.”<p>Straight after The Grammys ended on Sunday DJ Khaled shared his new track "Shining," which features both …

Black Holes are Even Stranger Than You Can Imagine

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>Our …

Physics

SpaceX, Boeing Delays Could Jeopardize America's Place On The International Space Station

Delays to crewed spacecraft development at SpaceX and Boeing are putting America’s presence on the International Space Station at risk, according to a new government report.<p>The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has conducted a routine report into NASA’s Commercial Crew Program …

Space Exploration

These Ancient Clay Jars Could Solve The Mystery of Earth's Magnetic Field

Magnetism hidden in the clay.<p>Potters working in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago might not have been thinking too much about Earth's magnetic …

Weird and Wonderful Digital Art from a Millennial POV

Artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends with his digital compositions.<p>In a misty abyss depicted in <i>Wanderer above the Sea of Fog</i>, allights an alluring symbol of modern civilization: McDonald’s golden arches. Italian artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends …

11 Netflix Movies With Insanely Hot Sex Scenes

Netflix is good for many things: discovering endlessly bingeable shows you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, making a good excuse to invite people …

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Wellness

Mark Hamill's column on Carrie Fisher will give you many, many feelings

While Mark Hamill has continually memorialized his close friend and <i>Star Wars</i> co-star Carrie Fisher in the days since her death, he shared a longer …

Scientists Have Discovered A Brand New Organ In The Human Digestive System

Scientists in Ireland have classified a brand-new organ inside human body, one that has been hiding in plain sight in our digestive system, proving …

Digestion

Amazon Echo murder case amplifies the question of what ‘always on’ really means

Some people have wondered if smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo devices, or its closest contender, the Google Home, are constantly capturing audio data, rather than just listening when the right wake word is uttered. Now a court case is bringing the issue to the fore, and it could potentially show …

Amazon Echo

The Best Pizza in New York City, According to Top Chefs

If it’s possible, pizza is more popular than ever. And not just with diners; some of the world’s best and most notable chefs have their own favorites …

Ancient DNA reveals genetic legacy of pandemics in the Americas

Geneticists are exploring how disease introduced by European colonists shaped the evolution of indigenous peoples of the Americas<p>Prehistoric America was not a disease-free utopia. Tuberculosis, treponemal disease, Chagas disease, and many other pathogens were endemic to populations in different …

Genetics

The First Ever Video of This Living Ghost Shark Is Creepy as Shit

News<p>By Sam Blum Published On 12/17/2016<p>@Blumnessmonster<p>By Sam Blum @Blumnessmonster Published On 12/17/2016<p>The deep ocean is a marvel, and is home to …

Fish

From Genes to Brains: How Advances in Genomics are Changing the Study of Neuroscience

Feature Story Winter 2014 Issue 30<p>From Genes to Brains: How Advances in Genomics are Changing the Study of Neuroscience<p>Many brain disorders are …

Surging 'Trump dollar' risks earthquake for emerging markets 

The resurgent ‘Trump’ dollar is setting off an incipient credit crunch across large parts of the world economy, forcing countries to tighten monetary policy or intervene in the exchange markets to defend their currencies.<p>The dollar index (DXY) reached a fresh 14-year high of 102 overnight as global …

Donald Trump

The Navy's $4 billion stealth destroyer has malfunctioned again

The US Navy hasn't exactly been having the best of luck with its pricey new ship. Only weeks after it was officially commissioned the USS Zumwalt, the Navy's new $4.4 billion destroyer has already been put out of action.<p>Touted as the Navy's most technologically advanced destroyer, the Zumwalt's …

If Oil Meeting Crashes, Look For Prices To Hit $30/Barrel

It might seem disingenuous to pose such a question: Could Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s de facto leader, undo much of its public relations and media spinning work over the past year trying to convince global oil markets that indeed a much needed oil production cut is on the horizon and walk away from …

Oil

Magnitude 7 Offshore Quake Shakes Central America as Hurricane Hits

A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region Thursday just as Hurricane Otto barreled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of any quake damage.<p>Emergency services in El Salvador said on Twitter that they had …

Political prisoner freed after 23 years following death of Uzbek despot

Opposition figure Samandar Kukanov, now 72, became one of the world’s longest-held political prisoners after his jailing in 1993 under Islam Karimov’s rule<p>An Uzbek politician jailed over 20 years ago on embezzlement charges that supporters say stemmed from his opposition to the late strongman Islam …

Huh, so *this* is what eating 10,000 calories worth of McDonald's looks like

We just got a peak at what eating 10,000 calories of McDonald’s looks like, and we’re amazed. Super-eater (yep…there’s a such thing) and YouTube …

11 of the Most Breathtaking Travel Photos of the Year

Prepare to get a serious case of wanderlust.<p>The Siena International Photo Awards recently announced the winners of their annual international photography contest and the results are stunning. With submissions from over 100 countries from Turkey to Myanmar, professional and amateur photographers …

See How J.Lo, Ellen, The Rock, & 25 More Celebs Celebrated Thanksgiving

This Turkey Day Hollywood was feeling particularly thankful. Stars took to social media to give thanks and share photos of food, family, and epic …

Lung cancer cells spread like unanchored tents, study says

<b>Spreading lung cancer cells are like tents which have collapsed and are adrift in the wind, scientists from the University of York have discovered.</b><p>Communication between two proteins is what triggers the cell tent to lose its shape and become unanchored, their research found.<p>This allows the cells to …

Cancer

We Were Very Wrong About the Number of Galaxies in the Universe

Using the Hubble Space telescope and other observatories, astronomers have completed the most accurate census of galaxies in the observable universe …

This One Episode Of "The Simpsons" Can Tear Friendships Apart

"Ever see a guy say goodbye to a shoe?"

Kidnapped Olympiakos striker Alan Pulido rescued

Alan Pulido, a Mexican striker for the Greek football team Olympiakos, has been rescued after he was kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, according to officials.<p>The 25-year-old was snatched close to his home after leaving a party on Saturday night.<p>But the authorities said on Monday …

18 Binge-Worthy Shows That Have Every Single Episode On Netflix

Each show can be watched from first to last episode, to maximize your binge-watching potential.