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Boeing, Japanese airline unveil Dreamliner painted like Star Wars' droid R2-D2

<i>Star Wars</i> theme music played and Storm Troopers held guard as the hangar doors began to open. Within moments, a Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" painted with likeness of R2-D2 emerged to a cheering crowd at Boeing's wide-body assembly line facility in Everett, Wash.<p>The airplane featuring images of the loyal …

Aviation

“Ajin: Demi-Human” TV Series to Premiere in January 2016; Worldwide Streaming Through Netflix

<i>Ajin: Demi-Human</i>, currently serialized in Kodansha’s <i>Good! Afternoon</i>, has become talked about for the announcement that it will be getting a trilogy …

Anime

Star Wars: The Force Awakens's J.J. Abrams Mistakenly Sends Seth Meyers A Real Lightsaber

Uh-Oh! <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> director J.J. Abrams royally screwed up by sending late night talk show host Seth Meyers a real lightsaber instead …

Star Wars

Here's the blink-and-you'll-miss-it 'Buffy' reference Joss Whedon snuck into 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind such cult classic TV shows as <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, <i>Angel</i>, <i>Firefly</i> and <i>Dollhouse</i>, took our fandom freakouts to the …

Comics: @DCComics Reveals New Images and Details for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race

DC Reveals New Images and Details for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race<p>“THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE” is the epic conclusion to Miller’s …

Avengers: Age of Ultron; The Age of Adaline; The Tribe; Hard to Be a God; The Wonders; The Salt of the Earth; The Dance of Reality; Marshland; Empire – review

DVD and video reviews,Harrison Ford,Marvel,Joss Whedon,World cinema,Culture,Film,Chris Evans<p>Marvel’s latest lacks the wit of its forebears, and while Harrison Ford puts his heart into Adaline, the best of the week’s DVDs are foreign-language films<p>Mainstream films have run for cover in the DVD …

Marvel Universe

7 worst apps that violate your privacy

When you're browsing through the millions of apps available from the Apple and Android app stores, you'll notice that close to 98 percent of them are free to download. That's great if you're looking to fill up your gadget, but many free apps, and some paid ones, do come with a hidden price — your …

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

University of Illinois

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what …

Hackers are coming after your most intimate data

Rather than just cashing in on stolen credit card data or social security numbers, cyber criminals are instead trying to steal some of your most personal online data for extortion. Think messages, pictures, even health information.<p>And because people willingly put so much information about …