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Bringing the lightsaber from Star Wars—the ultimate toy—to life

Like many American children of his generation, Mike Goslin grew up watching <i>Star Wars</i>. He saw the first movie in theaters when he was a boy, and remembers the seminal moment in <i>A New Hope</i> when Obi-Wan Kenobi introduced the lightsaber. As Kenobi described it to Luke Skywalker: “This is the weapon of a …

6 Things We Can Add To Water For Better Digestive Health

Water is universally the most beneficial beverage you can ever drink and you’ve probably heard from health professionals that staying hydrated is key …

‘Star Wars Rebels' Spoilers: Ezra Bridger Is Rey's Father - Report

Just like the recent reports about the upcoming movie “Star Wars 8,” the third season of Star Wars Rebels is also surrounded with theories about the …

Star Wars Death Star's famed feature was a complete accident

Most of us make mistakes like scraping our car misjudging the Starbucks drive-thru. When Colin Cantwell makes a mistake, legends are born.<p>Cantwell, 84, was a concept artist and spacecraft designer on the original "Star Wars" film, at the time called "The Star Wars." That's certainly not all he's …

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Amount of Australians listing The Force as their religion is unnervingly large

Every five years the people of Australia are asked to stay home for the night and fill out documents on how they live their lives for the country's …

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23 Mouthwatering Burgers for National Burger Day

Graduations are coming to an end, you’re breaking out your fun pool floats and everyone is grilling up their signature burgers — that’s right, summer is officially upon us. Every year, May 28 marks National Burger Day, a holiday that most people are pretty happy exists. Coincidentally (or not), it …

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What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye? Science Explains

We thought it was just us.<p>If you've ever noticed tiny worm-like shapes or transparent blobs in your field of vision - you know, those things that …

Marijuana Entrepreneur: When a Market Doesn’t Exist, Create Your Own

For an entrepreneur aggressively growing a business, much of the time is spent raising equity, taking on debt, creating infrastructure, working with …

Here's how long various drugs stay in your system

One of the reasons that drug tests are a colossal scam is that not all drugs stay in your system for the same amount of time. In fact, some of the least dangerous drugs such as marijuana can be detected in your urine, blood, and hair for much longer than harder drugs such as heroin and meth — …

There will be even more 'Star Wars' movies after 'Episode IX'

But Disney and Lucasfilm aren't stopping there.<p>According to Disney CEO Bob Iger these six movies will be the start of even more "Star Wars" films.<p>"There will be more after that, I don't know how many, I don't know how often," Iger told BBC's entertainment vertical Newsbeat.<p>What does that mean?<p>It …

5 Million Google Cardboard VR Viewers Have Shipped

In a Google blog post today by Clay Bavor, Google’s new VP of VR, the company detailed a few quick stats on the company’s Cardboard program. This interestingly comes at a time when it’s clear Google is looking to further emphasize virtual reality and augmented reality from a hardware perspective …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

The DeLorean Motor Company may soon start building ‘new’ cars

The DeLorean could soon be going back into production thanks to a new law that exempts small volume car manufacturers from the safety requirements applied to most new car makers. Also, I'm going to attempt to write this article without any <i>Back to the Future</i> jokes.<p>The law only applies to "replica" …

Kevin Smith Was A Stormtrooper In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Because Of Course He Was

While watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, did you notice one of the stormtroopers moving more slowly than the rest? Possibly while wearing special white First Order-issued jorts? Okay, okay, I’m being mean – Kevin Smith didn’t physically play a stormtrooper in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but …

George Lucas On The Dark Side Of His Creation And Other Tales Of The Star Wars

During an appearance on <i>Charlie Rose</i>, <i>Star Wars</i> creator <b>George Lucas</b> stepped away from his genial persona to discuss the dark side of his film series’ …

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‘Star Wars’ fan theory explains who the Knights of Ren might be

It’s no secret anymore: <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is a massive success for Disney. The movie has already topped $1 billion in ticket sales in less …

'Star Wars' has already made over $1 billion — and it hasn't even opened in one of the world's biggest film markets

The film opens in China on January 9.<p>Director J.J. Abrams watched the Chinese premiere in Shanghai with a Chinese audience Sunday night. He told a news conference Monday that he was thrilled to see people "laughing and cheering in exactly the same places that we've seen other audiences."<p>"It's a …

Anakin Skywalker's Scrapped Role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed

Earlier<p>this year, rumours started doing the rounds about Hayden Christensen being asked to reprise the role of Anakin Skywalker by suiting up as …

Bill Nye on Star Trek vs Star Wars

Nye is not a fan of magic.<p>The world may be going crazy for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the moment, but Bill Nye seems to prefer sci-fi's other …

10 Flipboard Reads Star Wars Fans Will Love

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters this week. The fanfare unites both Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader supporters alike with dazzling red carpet debuts, theories and sneak peeks. Ever since it was announced that J.J. Abrams was set to direct Episode 7, many have worried whether or not he …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 5 Theories That Were Completely and Totally Wrong

We're still holding out hope for Darth Jar Jar, Sith mastermind.<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters worldwide, cleaning up at the box office …

Our new post-Obama “Star Wars”: Race, the Force and the dark side in modern America

The diversity in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has the potential to be remarkably empowering<p>J.J. Abrams’ "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is a fun and exciting film. Older audiences will be pleased as they remember their childhoods of the 1970s and 1980s. A new generation of fans who only know the …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' grosses whopping $120.5 million for opening day

Standing next to his wife, who was decked out in a R2-D2 hoodie, Chris Barreno, 36, was getting ready Saturday for his second viewing of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the ArcLight Cinemas in El Segundo.<p>The Long Beach accountant, his wife, Monique Matta, and her extended family were among the …

Star Wars: 10 things you didn't know about film director JJ Abrams

• When Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm asked JJ Abrams to direct the new Star Wars film, he turned it down. "I didn't want to be the guy who …

John Boyega Surprised Fans At Star Wars Screenings In New York Last Night

He was just "in the area, trying to get some drinks."<p>Imagine: You’re in a Williamsburg movie theater, nestled deep in your seat, a full bag of popcorn in one hand, your heart in the other, tears streaming from your face. You’ve just seen <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. Also, apparently you forgot to …

The 11 biggest questions we have after seeing 'Star Wars'

The day has finally come! "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is finally out in theaters.<p>Fans who headed out on premiere night to see the film are undoubtedly left with more questions than answers about Rey, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker.<p>These are the biggest questions we have after seeing "The Force …

Is Mel Brooks Still Planning To Bring Back ‘Spaceballs’ To Search For More Money?

If you kick around online a bit today, you’ll likely see news confirming that <i>Spaceballs</i> is making a comeback on the heels of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. Each reports cites an interview between Mel Brooks and Adam Carolla on the latter’s <i>Take A Knee</i> podcast from earlier in the year, tossing in a …

'Force Awakens' on track for record $215M-plus weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars" fever spread through movie theaters around the globe on Friday, even reaching the White House, as the franchise yet again …

How to Build the First Lightsaber Ever Made

Shanks FX recreate the original lightsaber with the materials used during its original 1977 conception.<p>Since it was first introduced in Episode IV: A New Hope, the lightsaber has slowly been making its way into our homes in the form of plastic renditions courtesy of toy companies like Hasbro. …

Kim Kardashian Reveals the First Time She "Really Connected" with Kanye West

It was the Force that brought Kimye together.<p>Because not even Kim Kardashian is immune to the hype of <i>Star Wars</i>, the reality star paid tribute to the franchise's latest film with a special post on her personal website—which doubled as a surprising anecdote about the beginning of her relationship …

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