Elizabeth Shirley

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Watch A Very Brave Bill Nye Explain Why ‘Star Trek’ Is Better Than ‘Star Wars’

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the world’s two favorite popular science guys are solidly on Team Trekkie. Neil deGrasse Tyson recently weighed in on why the Starship Enterprise is better than the Millennium Falcon, and now Bill Nye is wading into the age-old <i>Star Wars</i> vs. <i>Star Trek</i> debate. Things get off to …

What Is the Greatest Indie Game of the Modern Era?

Two of VICE Gaming's writers debate this question and discuss indie games in general for your enjoyment and/or imminent arguments.<p><b>Mike Diver:</b> OK, to get the ball rolling here, Jake my man... I'm going to draw some lines around what I mean by "indie game" in this context, for this piece. I'm …

FBI informed California shooter "planned attack in 2012"

Investigators trying to find out the truth about the California couple who went on a ISIL-inspired shooting rampage in San Bernardino have revealed the man, Syed Farook, had planned an attack in 2012 but pulled out.<p>A former neighbour has told the FBI of Syed’s plan, allegedly with an unidentified …

Make Your Photos Pop using Photoshop's Blur Gallery

In Photoshop CC, there are multiple blur filters using the Blur Gallery that give us powerful, artistic control. These include Field, Iris, …

Fallout 4: Unlimited S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Points Cheat

In Fallout 4, S.P.E.C.I.A.L. perks allow players to craft the unique attributes of their character’s personality and skills. Upon discovering the …

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Self-defence class in Russia uses selfie stick as weapon

A Moscow sports centre is offering Russians the chance to learn self-defence techniques by using a selfie stick<p>Although it may not have been designed as a weapon, instructors at the M-Profi martial arts centre in Moscow have utilised a photography tool for self-defence purposes.<p>The sports combat …

This Is What Happens When You Use a GoPro to Make a Dog Into a Wedding Videographer

Hiring your friend to shoot your wedding pictures of videos is usually a bad idea unless they're a tried and true pro. Apparently, however, that rule …

Could the 'Star Trek' Reboot Inform 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'?

When it comes to “Star Wars,” a certain amount of repetition is par for the course. It didn’t take the series long to establish a particular mix of …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams' lens flares take a backseat

You might have noticed that J.J. Abrams’ <i>Star Trek</i> films are filled with lens flares. One Trekkie calculated 721 instances in the first film and 826 …

Ebola crisis 'claimed needless lives' because World Health Organisation failed to act quickly

Internal memos showed the WHO was reluctant to declare a public health emergency after it had its fingers burned with the Swine Flu pandmeic<p>The Ebola crisis claimed needless lives because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm after being criticised for causing panic during the …

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This recreation of 'Super Mario 64' in 'Minecraft' will blow your mind

Ever wonder what the main castle from Nintendo 64 gaming classic "Super Mario 64" would look like if it were lovingly re-created in the latest version of "Minecraft?"<p>Two fellows who play "Minecraft" teamed up to take on the challenge:<p>The results are <i>stunning</i>.

J.J. Abrams reveals 'Star Wars' fake audition tapes on 'SNL'

J.J. Abrams and the new cast of the soon-to-be-released "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" revealed a collection of early audition tape (parodies) from the next "Star Wars" movie on "Saturday Night Live." Which means we got to see Jon Hamm acting like a scruffy-looking nerf herder.<p>The best thing about …

A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does?

Science & InnovationGermination<p>In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: …

Doctor Who series 9: Hell Bent finale trailer

<b>FINALE NEWS</b>Now that <i>Face The Raven</i> has been and gone, <i></i>we only have two <i>Doctor Who</i> episodes left until Christmas. Both of these episodes will have …

DARK KNIGHT Prequel To Explore THE JOKER's Murder of JASON TODD

Credit: John Romita Jr. (DC Comics)<p>Frank Miller is reuniting with Batman with <b>Dark Knight III: The Master Race</b>, but he's also reuniting with a classic …

Witness accounts from across Paris: 'I saw my final hour unfurl before me'

Amid reports that scores of people had been killed in Paris, witnesses spoke to journalists and wrote on social media about what they saw<p>Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in and around Paris, in a series of explosions and shootings on Friday night. Witnesses to the attacks have …

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Kate Winslet’s Love Scenes with Liam Hemsworth Made Her Teenage Daughter Very Jealous

The Oscar winner shares sex scenes with the Hunger Games star in The Dressmaker.<p><b>Kate Winslet</b> has forged enviable bonds with her handsome male co-stars over the course of her career. She and <i>Titanic</i> super-star <b>Leonardo DiCaprio</b> are so close, for example, that he reportedly walked Winslet down the …

8 Best Reading Chairs for Spending a Night In

Here’s the first fun, important (and pretty obvious) historical fact: people didn’t always sit on chairs. Stools, benches, other hard and backless …

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Eagles Of Death Metal Band Members Release Statement Saying They Are "Home Safe"

About an hour into the sold out show Friday night a group of gunmen who police said were armed with assault rifles and wearing explosives stormed the concert hall and shot into the crowd.<p>"They shot right into the crowd, shouting Allahu Akba [God is great]" one person who escaped the concert told …

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France announces border checks in response to Paris attacks

<i>UPDATED: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at 4:00 a.m. EST</i><p>France announced that it will institute border checks in response to a series of attacks on Paris …

Marvel Announces Rob Liefeld Returns With New 'Deadpool' Comic

Today Marvel Comics announced famed comic book writer-artist Rob Liefeld is returning to the publisher for a brand new graphic novel featuring the character Deadpool. Liefeld is co-creator of the popular superhero, along with writer Fabian Nicieza. Deadpool makes his way into movie theaters next …

This Giant LEGO TARDIS Is a Shameless Ad and I Don't Care

This life-size LEGO TARDIS is not a thing that you will ever buy, or touch, or see. It’s really just a reminder of the hundred-dollar LEGO sets you …

Three-eared cat dubbed Captain Kirk found roaming streets of Norfolk

An abandoned three-eared moggy has surprised staff at a cat rescue centre in East Anglia<p>A cat with three ears found wandering the streets has been taken in by staff at a Norfolk rescue centre.<p>The runaway feline, named Brian, is being cared for by the Feline Care Cat Rescue centre in East Harling …

Kangaroo farts won't save the world

Their gut microbes really aren't that special<p>Scientists locked kangaroos in a room to measure their farts. In theory, this was to see if their guts contained bacteria that might reduce methane emissions if placed in other animals’ guts; in reality, this was done because there isn’t much else going …

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The Hero’s Journey: The idea you never knew had shaped “Star Wars”

<b>Mark Hamill in "Star Wars" (Lucasfilm)</b><p>Joseph Campbell believed a single archetypal story lay at the heart of all stories — George Lucas was listening<p>John Higgs<p>November 7, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century”<p>The opening of the Chilean …

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Breakdown: all 20 new shots from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens international trailer

<i>Oli Davis breaks down the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens international trailer, with 20 all-new shots from the movie.</i><p>J.J. Abrams: “Nope. That’s …

Deadpool Director Says Movie's Superhero Is Pansexual

<i>Deadpool</i> aims to make history for reasons beyond its R rating: The on-screen Merc with a Mouth will be pansexual.<p>In a recent interview about the …

Book-based therapy scheme is a success

Books are a uniquely portable magic, said Stephen King. Doctors across the UK may agree, because a project whereby GPs prescribe self-help books for mental health problems has been a success. The findings of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme come ahead of a 2016 scheme aimed …

10 Priceless Fails From The Star Wars Battlefront Beta

We know there’s been a lot of ass-kicking during the <i>Battlefront</i> beta. But there is a flip-side to that, too—and it is hilarious to watch.<p>Here are my …