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House GOP wades into family separation storm

House Republicans unveiled legislation to keep migrant children and their parents together, but it’s unlikely to win over immigrant-rights advocates.<p>House Republicans — clearly uncomfortable with the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents — released a bill …

Immigration

The 'Star Wars' Twitter Account Just Confirmed A Big 'Solo' Fan Theory

Concerning the Millennium Falcon and Lando<p><i>S</i>o<i>lo</i> is officially Disney’s first <i>Star Wars</i> box-office flop, but that doesn’t mean fans haven’t been obsessing over it all the same.<p>Countless fan theories have emerged, and one of the most prominent (and believable) concerns the Millennium Falcon and Lando …

Star Wars

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

9 Little Known Facts About STAR WARS’ Most Iconic Ship, the Millennium Falcon

Han Solo‘s faithful flying machine the Millennium Falcon is among the most iconic of cinematic spaceships, but even such a familiar vessel has seen …

Earth just soared past yet another climate change milestone

The Earth's atmosphere is more saturated with greenhouse gases now than at any other time in human history. For the first time on record, the average …

NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS launches

<b>(CNN) —</b> TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control …

Astronomy

Judge Hands Defeat to Trump and Cohen Over FBI Raid: ‘You’ve Miscited the Law’

The president and his fixer tried to stop the feds from getting their hands on ‘privileged’ information. They failed.<p>President Donald Trump and his …

This Vintage 1978 Han Solo Book Art Looks Like Adam Driver

We all know there’s no possible way that anyone in 1978 could have predicted that Adam Driver would be cast as Han Solo’s son Kylo Ren in 2015. This …

Harrison Ford

A Dumb Lawsuit May Prevent Mad Max Sequels, and We're Furiosa as Hell About It

<i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> grossed almost $400 million worldwide, received 10 Oscar nominations (including Best Picture) and won six, the most of any film …

Nuclear scientists at CERN discover color of antimatter, hope to learn much more

For the first time in history, researchers at CERN have been able to examine the spectral structure of an antimatter antihydrogen atom in full …

Physics

Shut up and spread the word: 'A Quiet Place' is a thrillingly intelligent monster movie

I can't recall the last time I found myself caring as intently for the characters in a horror picture as I did for the family in "A Quiet Place," the sensationally gripping and emotional new alien-invasion thriller from the actor and writer-director John Krasinski. The sheer levels of sympathetic …

Mark Hamill Originally Said "I'm Luke Starkiller, I'm Here to Rescue You."

It’s no secret that George Lucas’ original scripts for <i>Star Wars</i> featured a character named Luke <i>Starkiller</i> — not Luke Skywalker. In fact, early drafts …

The Wonderful World of Wes Anderson | GQ

Nothing looks quite like Wes Anderson movies. Even if they are often hilariously parodied, they’re never successfully imitated. Because the secret to Anderson’s work isn't in its meticulous set design or soundtrack: It’s the humor, warmth, and strangeness he brings out in his actors, even if it’s …

The happy secret to better work | Shawn Achor

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. He died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.<p>A brief history of Stephen Hawking's Brief …

Stephen Hawking

The Story of How Darth Vader Got His Lightsaber Is Actually Pretty Normal, and That's Great

The lightsaber of Darth Vader holds great potency, whether it’s as iconic imagery in the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise, or as an actual artifact of great power …

Darth Vader

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

The Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Re-Cut to the Beastie Boys Has No Right to Be This Great

Earlier this month, we got our long-awaited first trailer for the Han Solo <i>Star Wars</i> spinoff film, and it was actually pretty fine. Not the disaster …

A ‘Star Wars’ Tradition Dating Back To The Original Movie Has Been Retired

“I have a bad feeling about this” (or thereabouts).<p>Lucky number 1138.<p>“May the Force be with you.”<p>These are the phrases and easter eggs that have been in every <i>Star Wars</i> movie, catnip for the hardcore fans. That was the case for the infamous Wilhelm scream, too, until the two most recent films. And …

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

The 5 Most Essential Behaviors for a Happy Relationship, According to 50 Years of Science | Inc.com

When the biggest happiness study of all time tracked more than 200 men for 75 years, what did it determine was the biggest driver of well-being and life satisfaction? In the pithy and poignant words of the study's original director: "Happiness is love. Full stop."<p>No wonder then that scientists have …

Exclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time …

Why I Created A Kindness Calendar

HuffPost UK<p>Every December advertisers try to convince me that my family and I would be happier if only we purchase their products. Certainly, the …

The Last Jedi came thrillingly close to upending Star Wars — but lost its nerve

Director Rian Johnson raised questions, but shied from the answers.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i> is one of the best movies in the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise, for much the same reason <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> is one of the best. Where the first movie in a trilogy is a thrilling adventure — 2015’s <i>The Force Awakens</i> mirrors <i>A</i> …

Is Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams the New Black Mirror?

The author Philip K. Dick sounded alarm bells about alternate realms and the dehumanizing effects of technological advancement decades before anyone …

Hear the STAR WARS Cantina Song and Imperial March Played with Only Pencil and Paper

We are here for any and all versions of the <i>Star Wars</i> Cantina Band Song from <i>A New Hope</i>. We loved hearing it on a barrel organ, we adored this …

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention | Inc.com

There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you can also learn a lot about engaging an audience. And, if you work in any kind of business, …

Motivation