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Middle East

Backup cameras haven't stopped drivers from backing into stuff

With or without eyes in the back of their heads, drivers keep hitting things.<p>Despite the growing prevalence of backup cameras, federal data shows that this technology hasn't significantly cut down on cars backing into people and causing them harm.<p>That research on so-called "back-over incidents" …

Intricately Carved Wooden Animal Sculptures Leap to Life

Rippling muscles, thick horns, and fur so realistic that you can almost feel the wind blowing through it—Guiseppe Rumerio sculpts lifelike animals with the most intrinsic anatomical details to bring his wooden creatures to life. Tucked away in Ortisei, a small town in Northern Italy, this gifted …

Sculpture

4 of Earth's Most Alien Lands

<i>Scientists are studying extraterrestrial life, right here at home.</i><p>Unless you’re lucky enough to get abducted by aliens, you won’t visit another …

Astronomy

Finding Dory Already Broke a Box-Office Record

This would be why Pixar is making so many sequels.<p>Anyone who doubted that <i>Finding Dory</i> would reach its sky-high box-office projections might be singing a different tune Friday morning: the sequel to Pixar’s original piscine epic <i>Finding Nemo</i> has already set a box-office record, after less than a full …

Animation

4 Devastating War Crimes You Didn't Learn About In History Class

Worst War Crimes: Unit 731<p>Between 1937 and 1945, the Imperial Japanese Army conducted lethal human experimentation in northeast China, predominantly …

New York Times
Titan Fall

No Man's Sky: culture or cult?

Forthcoming game <i>No Mans Sky</i> promises players the experience of exploring a nigh-infinite universe of beautiful, dreamlike worlds. But its fans are …

No Man's Sky
Battlefield 1

The Division is being made into a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal - report

A silver screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Division is in the works with Donnie Darko himself Jake Gyllenhaal playing the lead.<p>As reported by …

Film Industry

7 ways to boost your body image (and happiness)

Feeling secure in your skin is crucial to happiness—but it turns out, that’s even more true for men than for women. Researchers from Chapman …

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

<b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …

‘Sicario’ Will Get A Sequel With A New Director Who Has A Gritty Crime Background

The film <i>Sicario</i> was one of those pleasant surprises in a world where movies rarely provide that kind of thrill without a ton of hype. While I wouldn’t say that it was an all-time classic by any stretch of the imagination, it was the kind of movie that, if you enjoy films and filmmaking, it was just …

Emily Blunt

HitFix

'Ready Player One' Is A Visually Dazzling Satire Of Consumer Culture<p>Vince Mancini reviews Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One,' a film so dazzling …

Construction

Rose McGowan Is Fed Up With The Casual Violence Against Women In The ‘X-Men’ Advertisements

<i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> may have been a moderate hit on its opening weekend, but not everyone is pleased with the film. While the violence perpetrated by Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) against Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) makes sense in the context of the film, images of her being choked by the all powerful …

Rose McGowan

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients | Ars Technica

In early clinical trial, one-two punch of virus and drugs was safe and effective.<p>To defeat the deadliest of cancers, it's time to unleash the viruses.<p>…

Cancer

Uncharted 4 Has The Perfect Video Game Ending

There are two endings in <i>Uncharted 4,</i> one right after the other. The first is fairly typical. The second is something I’m still getting over, days …

Uncharted

Could Gambling Kingpins Be Ruining EVE Online?

A year ago the Imperium was seen as an absolute—a kind of immutable law of the universe in EVE Online [official site]. They were the biggest …

PC Gaming

ISIS Starting To Worry New Recruit Huge Psycho

RAQQA, SYRIA—Admitting that the recently arrived jihadist’s disturbing behavior was becoming a serious cause for concern, several ISIS members told …

Thought-provoking illustrations showing devastating effects on nature

Environmental issues are the most significant of many problems that we are facing right now. In this post, we are featuring a series of …

Sequel Bits: 'Alien: Covenant,' 'Fast 8,' 'Star Trek Beyond,' 'Alice Through the Looking Glass,' 'Finding Dory' – /Film

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:<p><b>Michael Fassbender</b> teases the return of David in <b>Alien: Covenant</b> as set pictures arrive online.• <b><br>Vin Diesel</b> mourns …

Film Industry

Pixar is releasing all these movies soon, and we can't wait!

We are so darn excited to finally get our Pixar fix when <i>Finding Dory</i> comes out at last on June 17th! But in addition to going back and re-watching …

'Fear the Walking Dead' recap: Are zombies evil or just misunderstood?

Assuming for a moment that zombies are real, what is their essence? Are they evil, flesh-eating monsters? Or are they misunderstood humans in a different form?<p>"Monsters" is the typical answer. Strongly disagreeing, however, is Celia Flores (Marlene Forté) of AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead."<p>According …

Top 10 new species include a bizarre array of wonders

<b>From a spectacularly weird anglerfish to the largest carnivorous sundew plant seen in the New World, this list of novel new species gives hope that</b> …

Fear the Walking Dead Explores the Positive Side of the Zombie Apocalypse

Sunday’s episode of <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> was the mid-season finale, leaving viewers with a few cliffhangers as the show goes away until August. It’s …

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

Quantum Mechanics

The tallest place on Earth is nowhere near Mt. Everest

Whenever the question is asked, "what is the highest point on planet Earth?" people naturally assume that the answer is Mt. Everest.<p>In fact, so embedded is the notion that Mt. Everest is the highest point on the world that most people wouldn't even think twice before answering. And even when we …

Sea Level

Aliens, Bureaucracy, and Romance Collide in a New Drama From the Director of Riddick

Writer and director David Twohy is best-known for his series of films about Riddick, Vin Diesel’s intergalactic convict/antihero/badass. Twohy still …

3 Things Science Recently Learned About Money and Happiness

Should you keep chasing the next dollar or kick back a little? Research weighs in.<p>The wisdom of the ages insists that money can't buy happiness. At the same time, having to count every penny is stressful and often outright misery inducing, so clearly money can buy <i>some</i> level of life improvement. But …

Happiness

Moment of Huh?

What is <i>that?</i> From pink lakes to superb birds, these photos will make you do a double take.<p>Special bacteria living in Lake Hillier in Australia give the water its bubblegum color.Photograph by Auscape, Getty Images Mola, or ocean sunfish, are the heaviest bony fish in the sea and can weigh as much …