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George Lucas' new Star Wars trilogy was about teens, but Lucasfilm said nope

George Lucas wanted the third Star Wars trilogy to star teenagers, but those in charge after he sold his empire to Disney and relinquished creative control — including his hand-picked successor — rejected Lucas' plans.<p>According to the cover story in this month's issue of Vanity Fair (which is not …

Star Wars

Naughty vandal uses penis drawings to get local potholes filled

For the first time in the history of ever, penis graffiti is being used for a good cause.<p>An anonymous Bury, England graffiti artist, who goes by the …

Streetwear

This Mesmerizing Faucet Saves Water By Creating Beautiful Spirals

It isn’t easy to get people to care about saving water: Just ask California, where residents failed to even save half of the state’s goal of 20% reductions in January, despite the epic drought. But could better-looking design tempt more people to adopt water-saving tech?<p>A new faucet is designed to …

Aesthetics

PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook

Mac vs. PC is always fun. It's a never-ending war of words between Apple fans and Microsoft fans, mixed with tech spec comparisons of GHz, nits, and RAM speed. While Apple was busy unveiling a new 12-inch MacBook without any full-sized USB ports, PC makers took the opportunity to mock the future …

Tokyo WWII firebombing, the single most deadly bombing raid in history, remembered 70 years on

It is considered the single most deadly bombing raid in history.<p>Seventy years ago today, US forces firebombed Tokyo to force the Japanese to an early …

The Mars One plan is totally delusional

Indeed, temperatures around minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit, a near total lack of atmosphere to protect from deadly radiation, and regular violent dust storms lead most experts to believe that a human colony on the red planet in the foreseeable future would be very difficult and extremely expensive.<p>And …

Space Science

Mars Missions Are A Scam

Despite claims by NASA and private outfits such as Mars One, we don’t have the know-how or funding to send people to the Red Planet, according to many scientists, policy experts, and one outspoken lawmaker. “To say we have put the cart before the horse is an understatement,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher …

Space Science

The dark future of American space exploration - Vox

NASA's golden age is about to come to a thudding halt<p>One by one they flickered to life. Venus, first, in 1962, and two and a half years later, Mars. Our spacecraft flew by those planets, orbited them, and became manmade meteors streaking toward the first soil we couldn’t generically call "earth." …

Thousands join funeral for slain Muslims in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fathers of three young Muslims allegedly slain by a neighbor who was angry over parking spots stood before their caskets …

North Carolina

What we learned on the first day of the American Sniper trial

Stolen guns, marijuana laced with formaldehyde and a gentler side to deadliest sniper in US history all came up in the first day of testimony<p>The trial of <b>Eddie Ray Routh</b>, the former Marine accused of killing <b>Chris Kyle</b>, the real-life American Sniper, began in Texas on Wednesday.<p>The prosecution laid …

VA secretary asks Iraq War veteran: 'What have you done?'

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Wednesday asked a Republican lawmaker who served in both Iraq wars, "What have you done?" as the two men sparred over huge cost overruns at a troubled Denver VA hospital.<p>McDonald was defending the VA's budget at a hearing when he and Colorado Rep. Mike …

Everything we know about the Big Bang could be wrong

A radical new theory developed by researchers in Egypt and Canada argues the universe has no single point of origin<p>Could the Big Bang theory be wrong? A proposed new model of the universe argues yes—the universe has no origin point at all.<p>In science, the theories with the most staying power are the …

U.S. Little League champs stripped of title thanks to coach they beat, 43-2

The 2014 United States champions are no more thanks to stretching the legal boundaries to build a super team.<p>Little League officials announced Wednesday morning that Jackie Robinson West, the 2014 U.S. Little League World Series champions, have vacated their wins and been stripped of their title …

World Series

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

First visible sample of plutonium rediscovered in storage

In the run-up to the dropping of two devastating atomic bombs that led to Japan's surrender in World War II, American scientists raced to manufacture a bomb material that would yield enough destructive energy as part of the Manhattan Project. One of those efforts led to the synthesis of plutonium, …

WWE Immortals: What if The Rock was a god and John Cena was a superhero?

WWE's wrestlers — or, as they're more commonly known, "superstars" — are no strangers to pulling off incredible, unbelievable feats. Whether it's falling 12 feet from the top of a ladder and crashing into a table below or overcoming unwinnable odds to come out victorious, the very unreality of …

Disney's Beachbot is an artistic robot turtle that can draw in the sand

The robotic turtle above can't wield katanas, eat pizza or shout cowabunga, but it can still do something awesome: draw big sand sketches on the beach. It's named "Beachbot" and was developed by a team from ETH Zurich and the Zurich division of Disney Research, a network of labs responsible for …

EU response to free speech killings? More internet censorship

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images<p>In the wake of this week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which began with the killing of 12 …

Watch: Navy Ship Uses Energy Weapon In Persian Gulf

It's not <i>Star Wars</i> on the high seas — but the U.S. Navy says it has made a "historic leap" by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time. The Navy released a video showing a LaWS — shorthand for "laser weapon system" — being used by the USS Ponce during target practice in the Persian Gulf.<p>In …

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’<p>Adolf …

Online Games Must Prove They Work Before Reviews Mean Anything

A week ahead of The Crew’s launch on December 2nd, Ubisoft has come out to specifically address how the game should, or should not, be covered by the gaming press, in the wake of the Assassin’s Creed Unity controversy which gave reviewers early copies, but with an attached 12-hour-after-launch …

Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000

Drone jobs are in high demand.<p>Big companies, such as Amazon and Facebook, are looking for pilots who fly drones and engineers with experience in building the unmanned aircraft. And they are willing to pay top dollar for the right stuff.<p>Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of drones for …

Man Rapes 5-Year-Old Girl, Blames Her For It

An Ohio man convicted of raping a 5-year-old girl blamed the victim for his crime during his sentencing.<p>Clifford Taylor, a 51-year-old former research scientist, was given the maximum sentence of 22 years on Nov. 12, the News-Herald reported.<p>In October, Taylor admitted in court to molesting his …

Aereo's video streaming fairy tale ends at Chapter 11

When a company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it means that it's mere moments away from being torn to pieces by its creditors. That particular regulation also provides room for a turnaround, but given that the Supreme Court has essentially made its business model illegal, it's not looking good …

11 gifts under $25 that look expensive

Forget spending a fortune on impressive gifts for your loved ones this year.<p>Whether you're on a tight budget or have a long gift list, you'll …

Trainspotting Condensed Into a One Minute Animated Speedrun

1A4 Studio has condensed the 1996 British crime comedy drama film <i>Trainspotting</i>, directed by Danny Boyle, into a one minute animated speedrun …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The Tennessee Valley …

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …