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Dan Harmon's Jokes Were Too Weird for 'Doctor Strange'

The greatest thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that just when you think you've got it figured out, they'll throw a curveball your way, in the likes of something like the charmingly goofy "Ant-Man," the outer space adventurousness of "Guardians of the Galaxy" or, most recently, the …

Marvel Universe

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

Inside Instagram’s reinvention

How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.<p>Toward the tail end of 2015, Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, came to a realization: The photo-sharing app he had founded five years earlier was straying too far from its roots.<p>Instagram was growing, yes, and finally …

Yeah, I’m a girl who travels alone. Can we please stop worrying about my love life?

“Well you surely aren’t going to find a boyfriend like that, are you?”, chuckles the British lady sitting next to me on the plane to London.<p>I made …

Relationships

You should wait until holiday 2017 to buy Nintendo's new console -- here's why

After months of anticipation, amid the roiling waves of rumour after rumour, Nintendo finally revealed details about its new video game console on …

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

Chinese firms ordered to pay Disney, Pixar $194,000 for copying 'Cars': Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Shanghai court ordered two Chinese firms to pay Walt Disney Co and Pixar more than 1.35 million yuan ($194,440) compensation for copying parts of their hit movies "Cars" and "Cars 2", the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.<p>The ruling is the latest in a slew of …

Animation

Science says these are the men who will make you orgasm

Are you on the hunt for a man who is guaranteed to give you an orgasm every time you have sex?<p>Well, we have good news! A team of scientists have been …

Carrie Fisher, child of Hollywood who blazed a path as 'Star Wars' heroine, screenwriter and author, dies at 60

Carrie Fishernever tired of poking fun at “Star Wars,” starting with the instantly iconic buns her character, Princess Leia, wore on the sides of her head, which she once called “a hair-don’t instead of a hairdo.”<p>It was just one example of the astringent and often self-directed wit that defined the …

Entertainment

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

Apple's MacBook Pro makes waves on social media

Social Cues: The tech company's new Touch Bar tech nearly overshadows Halloween on Facebook and Twitter.<p>Apple's new Touch Bar took over social media on Friday morning.<p>The MacBook Pro and Apple's event that introduced it are trending across Facebook and Twitter, as users argue over whether the new …

Social Media

Ten Unmistakable Signs Of A Toxic Culture

The biggest problem for many working people is that the actual work on their desks is the easiest part of the job. Nothing they are responsible for doing at work is especially challenging.<p>It’s only hard to do the job because of the politics, the stupid rules and the dark, fearful energy that flows …

The Workplace

Robin Williams' widow details actor's final months in wrenching essay

Robin Williams’ widow, Susan Schneider, details the final months of the actor’s life in a wrenching personal essay titled “The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain,” published in the medical journal Neurology.<p>Schneider, Williams’ third wife, writes about her late husband’s struggle with Lewy body …

“Adventure Time” Coming to an End

“Adventure Time” is calling it a day, Deadline reports. The Cartoon Network series, which follows the adventures of Finn, Jake, and other eccentric characters in the colorful Land of Ooo, will end after its ninth season, which is currently in production. Half-hour episodes, specials, and more will …

Some iPhone 7 users report hissing sounds, others raise Home button questions

Now that users have had a couple of days with the iPhone 7, people are starting to get a better idea of how it works, and some have found a couple of …

Star Wars: Adam Driver compares new film to Empire Strikes Back

Adam Driver is evoking the pinnacle of <i>Star Wars</i> storytelling when describing Rian Johnson’s script for <i>Episode VIII</i>.<p>While talking to Collider about …

Samsung Snatches Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

And it was all going so well for Samsung. In the run up to its official reveal of the Galaxy Note 7, the financial reports showed growth and the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones were critical and commercial hits. Although the iPhone 7 was lurking around the corner to challenge Samsung, Apple’s …

Phones

Love through a lens: how Ingrid Bergman took the world’s breath away

From marital scandals to on-screen magnetism, a documentary about Ingrid Bergman salutes an actor who consistently defied expectations<p>Nearly 20 years ago, I went to stay with my husband in a house owned by the family of Roberto Rossellini, the great neorealist Italian film director. We spent our …

Love

Science Finally Proves Which Wines Give the Worst Hangovers

Knew it.<p>You know when you've got a wine hangover. Not only because you can remember necking a full bottle (and the rest) the night before, but that familiar pounding of the head is a surefire sign you made the rookie error of going down the wine route.<p>While some people swear the heaviness of red …

Alcohol

Twitter reacts to 'racist' political cartoon in Australian newspaper

The people of Australia had a collective conniption recently when a <i>Vanity Fair</i> writer called the country “America 50 years ago.” But after the recent …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first phone to use Gorilla Glass 5

Despite being made of glass, the Note 7 is looking to be a durable beast as far as everyday use will be concerned. It can plunge as far as five feet down into water and emerge unscathed, thanks to its IP68 certification. You can also drop it to the ground from the same height and the upcoming …

Mobile Technology

Scientists Claim They've Finally Figured Out The Mystery of The Female Orgasm

Thanks, evolution.<p>The female orgasm has been shouldering its 'mysterious' reputation for centuries. The male orgasm is simple to understand - it …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

This Wall Streeter says he gave up on a worldwide quest to catch every Pokémon after getting hit by a car in Sydney

After reading that Nick Johnson, America's first Pokémon Go master, was leaving for a worldwide trip to catch the three monsters that are only available internationally, Pham decided to book his own global Pokémon adventure.<p>He shared his story with Business Insider, and it's a doozy.<p>Last week, he …

Pokémon

What will 5G look like? MIT reports

Anybody with even an inkling of interest in the mobile world knows that 5G technology is coming. However, finding someone with a clear idea of what 5G technology entails and what it will look like in the consumer market is a much more difficult task. Fortunately, MIT is here to give us the scoop …

Mobile

Alphabet's revenue up to $21.5bn off the back of mobile and video ads

The strong growth suggests that Google is successfully navigating the transition from desktop ads – its traditional strength – to mobile ads<p>“There’s an amazing atmosphere at Google,” said the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, on a conference call with investors.<p>That is not exactly surprising. Pichai’s …

Advertising

Whatever happened to Hollywood's really evil villains?

The release of Suicide Squad confirms a cinematic trend: all of our heroes are antiheroes and all of our baddies have been humanised. It’s time for the return of some proper bogeymen<p>Peter Bradshaw’s 10 favourite screen baddies<p>Time was when the movie villain was stuck in second fiddle. Their primary …

Angelina Jolie

Handsome House XL is constructed almost entirely from cross-laminated timber

Slovenian architecture firm SoNo Arhitekti completed a gorgeous modern home that’s stunning in its use of contrast and texture. Created for a large …

The Long And The Short Of It: Eight Reasons Why Short Men Come Up Short

Spurned by women, more likely to end up in jail, doomed to earn less, destined to languish in poorly paid jobs, plagued by feelings of inferiority …