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New study has a theory for why we haven’t found aliens yet, and it makes a whole lot of sense

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …

Research

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

<b>A brief history of Stephen Hawking</b><p>Stephen Hawking spent his scientific life exploring some of the deepest questions a human caught in the Einsteinian opera of space and time could ask.<p>Although Einstein himself never really accepted it, his general theory of relativity predicted that if enough mass …

Physics

Fortnite is beating PUBG in a battle royale. Here's why

Commentary: When Epic's battle royale-style game launched, PUBG purists called it a rip-off. Copycat or not, Fortnite has since done (almost) everything right to keep players coming.<p>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds brought battle royale games into the mainstream, but in just a few months, Fortnite has …

Gaming Industry

NASA astronaut who spent a year in space now has different DNA from his twin

Space travel is dangerous for a lot of very obvious reasons — traveling off of Earth on a rocket has its risks, after all — but even when everything …

Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon': 10 Things You Didn't Know

Paul McCartney's scrapped cameo, a Silver Surfer cover concept and other factors that played into the band's 1973 psychedelic masterpiece<p>There are …

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as the wingbeat of a …

Black Holes

Monster Hunter World review

A Monster Hunter for everybody<p>To answer the three most pressing questions around <i>Monster Hunter World:</i> Yes, its creators have made a notoriously inaccessible franchise into something that, if not totally accessible, somewhat resembles it. Yes, it’s still filled with countless menus and …

Simple math shows how many space aliens may be out there

It’s a lot more than you might imagine!<p>If you say you believe space aliens exist, I doubt your friends will be shocked. In a universe aglow with 2 trillion galaxies, you'd be supremely smug to think that Earth alone hosts clever creatures. One 2015 poll showed that 54 percent of Americans feel …

Universe

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

Universe

Netflix releases ‘documentary’ that explores the lore of ‘Bright’

<i>Bright</i> is the Netflix big-budget movie release that many Will Smith fans have been waiting for. The movie has been slammed by critics, while Netflix …

Spoilers

19 must-read books made into movies this year

Every year, Hollywood plucks great stories from books to turn them into big-screen experiences.<p>Whether they're a true story based on a biography or a sci-fi extravaganza based on a novel, adaptations often end up being Hollywood's best movies.<p>But before the movies come out, do yourself a favor and …

Books

‘Venom’: Everything You Need to Know About Tom Hardy’s Supervillain Movie

His next foray into the comic-book world is even darker than Bane.<p>Does the world need another superhero franchise? No, probably not, but at least the …

9 Movies You Loved As A Kid That Were Actually Terrible

Yep, we're ruining your childhood.<p>Watching films when you're a kid is a massively joyful experience – before all the cynicism kicks in, it's the perfect escape to another world.<p>So it's no surprise that we hold our childhood favourites close to our hearts, precious pieces of nostalgia that they are, …

Movies

PS4's PS Plus Free Games Of January Still Available

We're nearing the end of January, but it's not too late to grab the free games that are now available for PlayStation Plus subscribers. January's allotment of free PS Plus games are still out on the PlayStation Store, meaning that titles like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series …

PS Vita

Metro GameCentral video games preview of 2018 – every game, every release date

The year has only just begun but there’s already plenty of new video games to look forward to, from Red Dead Redemption II to God Of War.<p>2017 was one …

Sony's Big Holiday PS4 Game Sale Adds More Deals On PSN This Week

A new selection of game discounts are now available in the US PlayStation Store. This marks the second week of Sony's big PSN holiday sale, and a load of new deals on many acclaimed PS4, PS3, and Vita games can be found in the digital store ahead of the holidays.<p>As was the case with last week's …

Skyrim VR Is Everything Wrong With Virtual Reality Right Now

As I powered up the PSVR to play the recently released <i>Skyrim VR</i>, I wondered whether this was yet another company’s lazy cash grab exploiting a new …

Is this the clearest sign yet that Nintendo is working on Virtual Console for Switch?

Nvidia and Nintendo team up to bring Wii games to Shield TV<p>Nintendo games have, officially, come to the Nvidia Shield TV in China. That may not sound …

Retrogaming

Denis Villeneuve Responds to Criticism of ‘Blade Runner 2049’s Female Characters: ‘The World Is Not Kind on Women’

He says he tries to be "very sensitive" in his portrayal of women.<p>Disappointing box-office numbers notwithstanding, “Blade Runner 2049” is among the …

Blade Runner

Xbox One X Has Power, But Lacks The Games To Be A Worthwhile Purchase

Four years after its current-gen console first launched, Microsoft has released the upgraded Xbox One X. The software giant heralds its latest device in the Xbox One family as "the most powerful console ever"--and its 4K capabilities make Xbox games look better than before. But, with the new …

Sea of Thieves

Eleven Light-Years Away, an Earth-Size Planet That May Be Habitable

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe

Gary Oldman movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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People aren’t happy with Johnny Depp’s casting in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’

Depp is set to play villain Gellert Grindelwald in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald'<p><i>Harry Potter</i> fans have expressed their anger after …

Photographer Combines Paint And Portrait Photography Like No One Else Ever Has

I’m a professional photographer that also loves to paint. I decided to combine my two passions in a Face/Body Paint Portrait Series and I ended up …

‘The Breadwinner’ Review: Angelina Jolie Helps Deliver the Best Animated Feature of 2017

A gorgeous and sobering fable about systemic misogyny, "The Breadwinner" cements Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon as an animation powerhouse.<p>More imaginative …

Animation

10 things you might not have known about Rodin

Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) is perhaps the most famous sculptor of the modern era. The popularity of <i>The Kiss</i> and the universality of <i>The Thinker</i> alone …

Art

Why A $450 Million Painting Attributed To Leonardo Da Vinci Worries Art Historians

Ahead of Wednesday’s record-breaking auction at Christie’s, during which a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci sold for a throat-clenching $450 million, art critic Jerry Saltz voiced some doubts.<p>Saltz, in an essay for New York magazine, called the portrait of Christ “dead” and “inert,” …

Art