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5 Gangster Movies You Have to See

<i>Editor's Note: Marc Krulewitch's Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He</i> …

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

The NYT profiles a Clash of Clans fan who played on five iPads at once

The <i>New York Times</i> profiled a Clash of Clans fan named George Yao who spent six months as a top-ranked player and played the game on five iPads — at the same time.<p>This game is so big that if you dominate it like Yao did, you can become a worldwide celebrity. Clearly, we are in the age of the …

Under The Sea

Why moving rigs to the seafloor could make Arctic drilling less risky.<p>Drilling in the Arctic is a matter of when and not if. With summer sea ice having declined 30 percent since 1979 and continuing to shrink, companies are racing to prospect above 60° North. The Arctic contains an estimated 90 …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 12 Cross-Gen Video Games

<i>Talking ’bout next generation…</i><p>Recently, we discussed the top ten <i>next-gen only</i> video games headed to PS4 and Xbox One. But there’s a lot more <i>cross-gen</i> games coming out, landing on both next and current-gen systems.<p>Today we’ll look at video games slated for release on systems ranging from the Xbox …

18-Foot Oarfish Livens Up A 'Leisurely Snorkel' In California

A snorkeler off the coast of California found more than she bargained for on the ocean floor Sunday, when she saw the large eyes of an 18-foot fish staring back at her. It turned out to be a dead oarfish, a mysterious creature known to live in waters thousands of feet deep.<p>The discovery at the …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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“Star Wars” almost didn’t get made

<b>(AP/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation)</b><p>The studio had low expectations for the epic that changed movies forever<p>David Thomson<p>October 6, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Big Screen”<p>In the 1960s, despite the social and racial turmoil in America, despite assassinations and the wound of Vietnam, it …

Battlefield: Bad Company franchise will make a comeback, says director

A third installment in the Battlefield: Bad Company franchise will happen, creative director Lars Gustavsson told reporters at a <i>Battlefield 4</i> event, clarifying that it won't happen immediately because of the recent spate of newly announced Electronic Arts DICE-developed titles.<p>"My feeling is that I …

Obamacare vs. Canada: Five key differences

Despite the partisan war in Washington that shut down the federal government this week, President Barack Obama has succeeded in implementing the first major health reform in the United States in nearly 50 years, as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. Even though its …