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These Are the 5 Best Pokemon Games Ever

On Feb. 27, 1996, <i>Pokemon</i> appeared on Japanese store shelves for the first time. Players could inhabit a world crawling with animal-like creatures …

Pokémon

The New Pokemon Games May Include Transportation, Here's What We Know

There are a lot of new details that spilled out of the latest Nintendo Direct today. The Big 'N' revealed some of the new content that's inbound for …

Nintendo

2 New Pokémon Games Are Coming This Year

It looks like you’ll have to catch two more this holiday season: <i>Pokémon Sun</i> and <i>Pokémon Moon</i> were confirmed by Nintendo in a special 20th anniversary …

Pokémon
Pokémon

Why Pokémon still matters 20 years later

We are now two decades removed from the start of the Pokémon fad, and I’m starting to think it is more than just a phase.<p>Back in the late 1990s, it was difficult to understand why Pokémon caught on with so many people around the world. But with the benefit of 20 years of hindsight, we can look back …

Nintendo Officially Announced ‘Pokémon Sun & Moon’ With A Nostalgic Video You Need To Watch

Yesterday, <i>Pokémon</i> trainers got a bit of a sneak-peak at what was to come, when the trademarks and logos for two new games called <i>Pokémon Sun</i> and <i>Moon</i> were leaked. Of course, nothing is ever a sure thing with Nintendo, so the gamers were waiting with bated breath for this morning’s <i>Pokémon</i>-focused …

Why Pokémon Sun And Moon Make Me Question Nintendo's NX Plans

Today Nintendo confirmed the rumors (actual Nintendo, not “Ninlendo”), and announced that yes, the 3DS will see a second Pokémon generation, a pair of games called <i>Sun</i> and <i>Moon</i><p>It was a very Nintendo thing to build up a Pokémon-themed Direct, only to have it be five minutes long, and 4.5 minutes of it …

Retrogaming

‘Batman V. Superman’ Will Battle For March Record As Ticket Pre-Sales Start Monday – Box Office

After <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and <i>Deadpool</i> sent shock waves through the box office charts, the town is waiting with bated breath for the opening …

Comic Books

Two X-Men Directors Are Making Dueling 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Movies

Shots fired! Or harpoons launched? Just weeks after Bryan Singer said that following <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i>, he’d turn his attentions toward his …

9. The Wake

Scott Snyder's made quite a name for himself with his outstanding work on Batman, but he's also written a variety of other hit titles including …

Science Fiction

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Will Have A Substantial Seven Deleted Scenes On Home Video

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is still raking in the space bucks at multiplexes, but, like all movies, <i>The Force Awakens</i> will eventually leave theaters and make its way to DVD and Blu-ray. Of course that means deleted scenes, special features and all manner of other goodies for fans to obsess over!<p>In …

20 Stars Who've Never Won Oscars

From Samuel L. Jackson to Marilyn Monroe, the Hollywood legends who've been routinely dissed by the Academy<p>The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and …

Ariana Grande Will Be Pulling Double Duty On ‘Saturday Night Live’

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> adheres to a strict formula, save for the very rare, occasional stunt episode like the one directed by Francis Ford Coppola. There’s a host, and there’s a musical guest that plays a couple songs. However, every now and again, somebody pulled double duty, and Ariana Grande will …

Katherine Ryan On Taylor Swift: ‘Do I Hate Women?’

Last week, I was thrilled to see Taylor Swift setting a new record as the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Album twice. Upon hearing her name …

Taylor Swift

Justin Bieber (and a Man in a Hat) Turned the Brit Awards into a Temporary Cookout Last Night

A performance replete with fire, questionable beach wear, and the obligatory dude with an acoustic guitar (James Bay).<p>The Brit Awards 2016 took place last night and, in all honesty, when boiled down it is reduced to the following few moments: Rihanna and Drake, a lack of grime artists, a woman …

BRIT Awards

Zayn Malik Drops Black-and-White Video for 'It's You'

Zayn Malik works fast. The 23-year old Brit released his latest single “It’s You” on Apple Music Thursday and followed up the premiere with a new …

Zayn Malik

Kelly Clarkson Brings Everyone To Tears In Her Emotional ‘American Idol’ Return

Kelly Clarkson is, unquestionably, the greatest <i>American Idol</i> winner in the show’s 15-season history, with the best album (<i>Breakaway</i>), the best song (“Since U Been Gone”), and the worst movie (<i>From Justin to Kelly</i>). Her <i>Game of Thrones</i>-inspired holiday cards are pretty great, too. Clarkson was …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Science Takes a Fresh Swat at Zika

Until there’s a vaccine or treatment for the Zika virus, the quickest way to control its spread is to attack the mosquitoes that carry it. Biotech …

Public Health

Scientists Have Created Functional Sperm From Stem Cells

Scientists from China have made history by taking a cell that’s not a sperm cell and then used it to create a live animal. A similar technique could …

Do You Know Where Your Space Station Is?

Image above: Backdropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon, the International Space Station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the …

Space Exploration

NASA’s weirdest & most powerful space telescope yet steps closer to completion

NASA’s huge - and very bizarre looking - James Webb Space Telescope is on track to be launched in 2018 after the completion of one of its main …

Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or …

Clean Energy

We Just Got More Evidence of The Troubling Ways Zika May Affect Pregnant Women

Authorities are investigating a link between Zika and a stillbirth.<p>Scientists are reporting the first case of a baby born dead who had signs of Zika …

Public Health

Scientists Find People Who Are Open-Minded And Empathetic Are Musically Gifted

Personality is the most often-discussed area of psychology and neuroscience in the modern era – the ideas of whether or not our personality is …

NASA maps El Nino's shift on US precipitation

This winter, areas across the globe experienced a shift in rain patterns due to the natural weather phenomenon known as El Niño. A new NASA …

El Niño

Scientists use micro X-rays to study fried foods

URBANA, Ill., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know what happens to the internal structure of various foods when …

Black holes banish matter to the 'loneliest places in the universe,' scientists claim

Huge cosmic voids, giant empty regions of the universe which take up space around galaxies, might not be as empty as previously thought, scientists …

‘Black Hole’ traces 100 years of a transformative idea

<b>Black Hole</b> <i><br>Marcia Bartusiak</i><i><br>Yale Univ., $27.50</i><p>Almost a century before Einstein was born, the English polymath John Michell speculated that a star of …

Black Holes

2007 February 25 - The Far Side of the Moon

<b>The Far Side of the Moon</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> Apollo 16 Crew, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> Does this moon look familiar? Possibly not, even though it is Earth's Moon. Locked …

Apollo Missions