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One fateful choice kept Luke Skywalker from joining the Empire instead of the Rebellion

Luke Skywalker is the epitome of an epic hero: brave, reckless, a bit naive, and not half bad with a lightsaber as he evades stormtroopers and fights to take down the Empire. But could it be that he almost became a stormtrooper?<p>There's a moment in "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope," first pointed …

Luke Skywalker

Meet The Man Who Lives Normally With Damage to 90% of His Brain

The father of two lives a normal life.<p>A French man who lives a relatively normal, healthy life - despite damaging 90 percent of his brain - is …

What are black holes? WIRED explains

There are many strange things in our universe – from supernovas to neutron stars – but nothing is more mind-blowing than a black hole.<p>Black holes are …

Stephen Hawking

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There’s Now a Video Game Where You Can Be a Cat

Everybody wants to be a cat, and soon, they’ll be able to, thanks to a developing video game in which the player takes control of a cat and navigates …

NASA's Juno space probe is now orbiting Jupiter! Here are 10 facts about the planet that will blow your mind

NASA's Juno probe successfully went into orbit around Jupiter July 4, and we'll get to see incredible close-up images of the planet just like with Pluto's flyby last year.<p>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and its size gives it some pretty amazing properties.<p>Here are 10 crazy facts …

Astronomy

Dolphin 5.0 is here, and brings with it awesome improvements

If you have ever wanted to play <i>Metroid Prime</i> in stereoscopic 3D, now is your chance. The Dolphin development team released the long-awaited 5.0 …

19 stunning aerial photos of the Earth from Tim Peake's space mission

LONDON — There are obviously a lot of cool things about being on the International Space Station, but one of the greatest perks has got to be the …

20 Hilarious Comics That Get Real About Fatherhood

The parenting struggle is real.<p>From chasing after kids to completely giving up on privacy, dads know that parenting is no picnic. But there are many occasions for humor and lightness.<p>In honor of Father's Day, we put together a roundup of hilarious and heartwarming dad-themed comics. Enjoy the …

Parenting

Earth has a little asteroid pal that has danced with it around the solar system for 100 years

An asteroid smaller than the Statue of Liberty is constantly accompanying Earth as the two bodies make their ways through the solar system.<p>The …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Galaxies

There have probably been trillions of alien civilizations, and yet we may still never see one

Sorry, everybody. We’re just not that special.<p>In more than five decades of scanning the heavens, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has found no sign of alien life. Yet now two American astronomers, in the scientific equivalent of a back-of-the-envelope calculation, are estimating …

Stone Age

11 Easter eggs hidden in Disney's latest animated movie 'Zootopia'

With the movie's Blu-ray and DVD release Tuesday, Disney has released several Easter Egg breakdowns to help audiences spot many of the film's nods to other movies and characters.<p>Keep reading to see some of the film's coolest Easter eggs.

Walt Disney Company

Top scientists have predicted events far, far into the future

<i>With more than 5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or disputing</i> …

Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

<i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human race, or maybe you're just on a long walk and you slip. Whatever the circumstances, at some point we all find …

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Earth and Mars Are About to Get Very Cozy

Few things in space are as sloppy as a solar system—and few solar systems are as sloppy as ours. That can be a very good thing if you like cosmic sky …

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Ballet Cat takes internet by storm with amazing ‘dance’ photos

Meet the amazing dancing ‘ballet cat’ taking the internet by storm.<p>If you thought your cat was clever - then take just take a look at what fleet-footed ballerina cat Miruko can do.<p>The dancing white feline has amassed almost 40,000 followers on social media, with his photos regularly being shared by …

13 Wild Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn in High School

Show kids the good stuff!<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Alien Civilizations May Number In The Trillions, New Study Says

"We really do know that pretty much every star in the sky hosts at least one planet," says astronomer Adam Frank.<p>The possibility that we earthlings are not truly alone in the universe has gained some added credibility, thanks to a new study that coincides with NASA's recent planetary discoveries. …

Foster Puppy Has Her Older Pit Bull Brothers Wrapped Around Her Little Paw

Pebbles the Pit Bull puppy came into the house as a foster about a month-and-a-half ago and immediately took over.<p>Scratchy and Touchie, her foster …

13 Most Ambitious Movies Ever Made

From Avatar to Star Wars.<p>In the this movie era of assembly line blockbusters, recycled ideas, and aversion to originality, it's easy to forget that …

10 mind-blowing facts about black holes

Scientists believe they are formed when the corpse of a massive star collapses in on itself, becoming so dense that it warps the fabric of space and time.<p>And any matter that crosses their event horizons, also known as the point of no return, spirals helplessly toward an unknown fate.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

An artist creates 3D paintings that will play tricks with your brain

Sometimes the eyes on an especially well-painted portrait will appear to follow you around the room, but Patrick Hughes' mind-boggling 3D art takes the concept to a whole other level.<p>Hughes uses a style he created called "reverspective," painting uncanny optical illusions of a rooms with an eerie …

Digital Art

Our Solar System Could Remain Habitable Long After Earth Is Destroyed

In a few billion years, the oceans will boil away and the atmosphere will burn up as our sun expands into a red giant. It’ll be game-over for life on …

1993's 'Doom' Wasn't the 3D Game We Think It Was

Figuring out raycasting in 1993 must have been hell.<p>The new <i>Doom</i> is out, and as you may have already learned today, Motherboard editor Emanuel Maiberg and I rather like it. This is a good opportunity to talk about the legacy of the original game, which has long been heralded as one of the key …

The Moon-Walking, Alien-Hunting, Psychic Astronaut Who Got Sued By NASA

A Radio Motherboard chat with the late astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon and a connoisseur of consciousness, psychics, and aliens.<p>Listen to Edgar Mitchell on Radio Motherboard via iTunes or Soundcloud.<p>On his way out to the Moon, there simply wasn't time for Edgar Mitchell to …

A team of astronomers found 3 Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away

That search took a cool turn this week … literally. A team of astronomers announced they have found not one but <i>three</i> Earth-size planets orbiting a red dwarf, a tiny and cool star just 40 light-years away!<p>This is very interesting for many reasons: This is the lowest mass full-fledged star ever seen …

Universe

Nintendo's next game console may solve a huge issue with consoles in a bizarre way

Remember the Nintendo 64? You're forgiven if you don't — the game console is 20 years old as of 2016, and its games look woefully outdated compared to the gorgeous graphics of modern ones.<p>Beyond being a Nintendo console packed with beloved games like "Super Mario 64," the Nintendo 64 was the last …

Retrogaming