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Star Wars: Mark Hamill speaks about Episode VIII at Celebration

Mark Hamill launched the first major panel of Star Wars Celebration in London with a one-man Q&A show and single promise: Sorry, no talk of <i>Episode</i> …

The Untold Stories of Ahsoka Tano Broke Our Hearts—And Ahsoka's, Too

<i>Star Wars</i> Celebration Europe kicked off today, and started with a bang: an entire panel dedicated to the life and times of Ahsoka Tano, from <i>Clone …

Michael J Fox tries on the real Back To The Future self lacing Nike MAG trainers

Watch the moment that Michael J Fox tries on a real pair of the famous self lacing Nike trainers from Back To The Future Part II<p>In honor of the ubiquitous Back to the Future Day, The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research uploaded a video of Michael J Fox trying on what appears to be a …

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill 'pitched' evil Luke Skywalker to J.J. Abrams (in 2005)

One of the biggest mysteries of the upcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is the status of Luke Skywalker. We know that Mark Hamill is in the film, but no reference or image of the character has shown up in any of the trailers, teasers or promotional images. So what gives?<p>In an interesting twist, …

Putin: 'The streets of Leningrad taught me one thing'

And that upbringing has seemingly stuck with him and continues to inform his view of dealing with fights — including terrorism — today.<p>Speaking on Syria and the fight against terrorism, Putin shared something he learned in his past.<p>"Fifty years ago, the streets of Leningrad taught me one thing: If …

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.

All of the ways US intelligence thought Hitler may try to disguise himself

Fearful that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler would attempt to flee Germany, US intelligence tried to predict what the Führer would look like if he altered his appearance.<p>The Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA, hired American make-up artist Eddie Senz to alter Hitler's portrait in various …

Back to the Future Day: What the franchise sneakily got right

Many seismic events have shaken the world in the past 30 years -- the fall of Communism, the rise of the Clintons and Bushes, the invention of the iPhone, the realization that suspenders are a bad look for anyone under the age of 70.<p>One constant, however, has been "Back to the Future." The 1985 …

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Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

Why We Can't Stop Seeing Aliens on Mars

A crab! A spoon! A crashed UFO! Clearly, the Curiosity Rover is busy excavating the remains of an alien luau, and NASA totally didn’t tell us. The …

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

In the 2015 fall issue of Weapons of WWII magazine, author KM Lee detailed some of Hitler's advanced weaponry.<p>Here's a look at are some of the secret, lethal weapons the Nazis created during World War II:

World War II

This knock-off console puts the PS4 and Xbox together at last

Have you ever had a dream where you were in a place, but it looked or felt like another place? As in, you were in San Francisco, but really it was your friend Paul's basement in Delaware? That's what I imagine playing this knock-off console from a Chinese Kickstarter-style crowdfunding site is …

One third of UK 'suitable for a nuclear burial site'

Nuclear waste could remain radioactive for at least 100,000 years<p>At least 30 per cent of UK could have suitable geology for the construction of a £12 billion nuclear dump, experts have suggested, as they prepare for a new review to find areas where Britain’s radioactive waste could be buried safely.<p>…

Only One Occupied Country in Europe Rose to the Defense of Jews During World War II

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

World History

German Nuclear Weapons

German Special Weapons<p>The Tornadoes of the Luftwaffe are equipped to transport and drop US free-fall nuclear bombs in the so-called nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

Who Were The Ancient Giants With Six-Fingers and Double Rows of Teeth? - Page 2 of 2

Similar tales are told by the Sumerians. They speak of “fallen angels” they know as Gods who lived among them and taught them the way of civilized …

Is there a woman on Mars?

That seems to be the strategy of alien hunters who are convinced that the latest photos from NASA’s Curiosity rover show proof of alien life forms on …

Paranormal

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Eduardo Peña Paints Moody Scenes of Batman, The Joker And Robots From Space [Art]

Many of <b>Eduardo Peña</b>'s digital paintings are grand in scale, depicting Earth-shattering demonic forces, cities torn apart by mecha battles, the …

21 rare and weird facts about World War II

Why the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

<i>The following article first appeared in the August 2005 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine. The 62st anniversaries of the U.S. nuclear</i> …

Russia Ready To Send Paratroopers To Syria

As Syria’s civil war enters its fourth year, it’s become something of an open secret that ISIS, for all their bluster and Hollywood-level video …

Russia

New evidence of Japan's effort to build atom bomb at the end of WWII

In August 1945, the U.S. dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Now, as Japan and the rest of the world prepare to mark seven decades since the end of World War II in the Pacific, new evidence has emerged about the Japanese military's own secret program to build a nuclear weapon.<p>A retired …

Hiroshima atomic bombing did not lead to Japanese surrender, historians argue nearing 70th anniversary

The world changed forever when a US bomber dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima 70 years ago.<p>The Americans said they took …

5 myths about the atomic bomb

The notion that the atomic bombs caused the Japanese surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, has been, for many Americans and virtually all U.S. history textbooks, the default understanding of how and why the war ended.<p>But minutes of the meetings of the Japanese government reveal a more complex story.<p>The …

Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.<p>The Canadian researchers who created …

A look at the evolution of modern video game controllers

If anything's kept pace with how video games have changed over the years, it's how we interact with them. Our biggest touchpoint with virtual worlds is the gamepad and -- akin to how games themselves have evolved from simple 2D affairs into 100-hour-long labyrinths in three dimensions -- …

On the Red Couch with Gear Patrol Founder & Editor-in-Chief Eric Yang

<i>After a serious skiing accident in 2006, Eric Yang couldn’t stop thinking about his damaged gear. Rather than focus on recovery, Yang laid in bed with his laptop, researching replacement options for his beloved equipment. He started to keep a collection of his best finds in a spreadsheet, which he</i> …