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Why Was Spider-Man's Face on Marvel Corner Boxes in the 1980s?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at …

Comics

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …

Quantum Mechanics

The Best Teacher I Never Had

Thirty years ago I went on vacation and fell for Richard Feynman.<p>A friend and I were planning a trip together and wanted to mix a little learning in …

I Rewatched The Fourth Episode Of "Game Of Thrones" And Had Many Thoughts

Project Jon Snow saying “I know where to put it” onto my gravestone. Warning: contains spoilers for Season 6.<p>1. First appearance of the Three Eyed Raven! Leading Bran into the crypts. I wonder if there’s truly some ~secrets~ down there.<p>2. Theon's hair is so blonde in this scene.<p>3. HODOR.<p>4. CARRYING …

The writers of Captain America: Civil War on building the future of the Marvel universe

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige may be the undisputed architect of the company’s interconnected cinematic universe, but there’s arguably no creative force that’s become more integral to its current efforts than the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. After joining the …

Marvel Universe

*Captain America: Civil War’*s Most Impressive Digital Effect Is Being Used to Subtly Beautify Hollywood

The uncanny valley grows ever wider.<p>The most jaw-dropping special effect in Marvel’s <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> had nothing to do with Spider-Man’s web-slinging prowess or Scarlet Witch’s reality-bending skills. No, it was the sight of a digitally de-aged <b>Robert Downey Jr.</b> playing a very young Tony …

Comics

Marvel v DC: Dawn of Rivalry

DC came first. That's the most important thing to know, that DC was there first. They were called Detective Comics, Inc, later to be called National …

Comic Books

Why Marvel Is Crushing DC in the Comic Book Movie War

If the clunky Batman v Superman and the entertaining Captain America: Civil War have taught us anything, it’s that Marvel’s future is bright while …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Galaxies hidden by Milky Way revealed

For the first time, astronomers peered through stars and dust in the Milky Way galaxy to find … more galaxies. The work helps explain a mystery Great …

Universe

Physicists have detected something unbelievable from space — watch the announcement live

Rob Ludacer<p>Called gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space are caused by colliding black holes, merging neutron stars, exploding …

The Week in Review: Remembering Cultural Great David Bowie

An innovator in his field, and hugely influential to generations of musicians, David Bowie kept up his enigmatic persona until the end, shielding his 18 month battle with cancer from the media spotlight until his death on Sunday.<p>Known for his regular reinvention, Bowie evolved through a variety of …

Saturday Night Live: Fred Armisen Remembers David Bowie

Fred Armisen reminisces about staying up late to watch David Bowie perform on Saturday Night Live in 1979.

David Bowie

Why I Stopped Helping People And You Should Too

My mother taught me never to give unsolicited advice, nor try to help anyone unless they ask you for it. I always thought that maybe she was just …

Star Wars: J.J. Abrams Says He Knows Who Rey’s Parents Are

We finally know <i>where</i> Rey is, but that leaves another question for Star Wars fans to wrestle with for the next two years: Just <i>who</i> is Rey?<p>As we learned …

Star Wars

Nokia’s Fall Means The Rise Of Startups In Finland

Dennis Mitzner Contributor<p>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and writes about startups and technology trends.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR talent<br>• Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Barak bets big on emergency app Reporty<p>Until recently …

Startups

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

Solar System

Why Quentin Tarantino doesn’t like Netflix

But that doesn't mean that physical media is without its ardent supporters, and one of them is fan favorite director Quentin Tarantino, who recently shared why he's not a fan of this new way of viewing movies.<p>Tom Roston's new book, I Lost it at the Video Store: A Filmmakers' Oral History of a …

Filmmaking

Tesla Model X revealed: 250-mile range, Falcon Wing doors, Ludicrous mode

FREMONT, California — Turns out, the top-hinged Falcon Wing Doors are the least surprising part of the new Tesla Model X.<p>In true Tesla fashion, Elon …

Analyst Michael Pachter predicts a slow death for consoles, but he’s bullish on games

Michael Pachter predicts that the consoles will die, but it will be a very slow death over the coming years.<p>Speaking at the Cloud Gaming Summit in San Francisco, the managing director and game analyst for Wedbush Securities said that consoles will last longer than he thought in the past, as the …

What's New on Netflix in October 2015

October on Netflix brings "Beasts of No Nation," starring Idris Elba as a ruthless African warlord who trains child soldiers. Directed by Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective"), it debuts on Netflix and in theaters on October 16.<p>While a lot of great horror movies are leaving Netflix in October, some new …

Entertainment

Here's what's coming to Netflix in October

So let's not waste any time and get into it.<p><b>TV</b><p><b>"American Horror Story: Freak Show" (Season 4) - Available 10/6</b><br>This twisted Emmy-winning drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors, exploring humankind's unsettling capacity for evil. Get caught up with seasons</b> …

Entertainment

Apple TV games must use the remote — no controller-only games allowed

If you were thinking that Apple TV could steal triple-A gaming away from consoles, you might want to think again.<p>Apple TV games must work with the standard remote for the platform, which includes a clickable touch-sensitive surface with gyroscopre controls, discovered by a developer as reported on …

Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

Apple TV to challenge Sony and Microsoft as a gaming device

Apple's new Apple TV box, rumoured to be announced on September 9, will pose a threat to gaming giants Sony and Microsoft as a revamped gaming device<p>Apple is poised to begin its big push into the living room with a new version of its internet television box designed to challenge Sony and Microsoft …

Apple will show a lot more than iPhones at its September event

In just a few days, Apple will hold its annual iPhone event in San Francisco.<p>And although we're not expecting any announcements on the scale of the …

Winning a key battle with Amazon may not be working out the way publishers wanted

For Hachette in particular, there was a long, brutal negotiation period as Amazon tried to persuade the publisher to price all its e-books at $9.99.<p>But even though Hachette and the others technically won the battle to set their own prices, it could be hurting them now, according to a report by The …

Wall Street

Google joins other tech companies to create a new video format

Shutterstock<p>Google has teamed up with 6 other tech giants to create a next-generation video format. The partnership includes key players like Amazon, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix and Mozilla (aside from the Search Giant), a collective which is to be named the Alliance for Open Media.<p>You may be …

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