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‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin’s Top 10 Fantasy Films

With ‘Game of Thrones’ returning on Sunday for its penultimate season, the man who started it all reveals his fantasy movie favorites, from …

George R.R. Martin

Disney Remasters Star Wars Once More, as a Graphic Novel!

Last year, Marvel launched their new Star Wars comics by offering remastered editions of the original comic book adaptations. Well… next March, …

Star Wars

Not A Morning Person? Blame It On Your Genes

23andMe's survey reveals what makes us 'early birds' or 'night owls'<p>It’s a fact of life: some people feel at their best waking up at the crack of dawn and going to bed on the early side, while others prefer to stay up late and sleep in. And your preference for early mornings or late nights might …

Genetics

How humans evolved language, and who said what first

Who spoke the first words?<p>Language is a powerful piece of social technology. It conveys your thoughts as coded puffs of air or dozens of drawn …

Why Rand Paul Lost

In 2014, Rand was the "most interesting man in politics." Two years later, he ended a presidential bid — dominated by paltry fundraising and internal strife — after the Iowa caucuses.<p>MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Just before the Republican debate last year in Colorado, a senior aide to Rand Paul had …

Ravens Can Imagine They're Being Spied On, Study Finds

Stay woke.<p>Ravens could be the most woke birds on the planet, based on new research that suggests they're capable of imagining they're being spied on.<p>A new study conducted by a team at the University of Vienna finds that ravens can consider what might be motivating another individual. While the jury …

Ravens

Bernie Sanders once played a rabbi in a low-budget 90s romantic comedy — and his cameo is amazing

Sanders played a rabbi in the low-budget 1999 comedy "My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception." The film has a 5.3/10 rating on IMDB, but a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 86 user ratings.<p>His cameo as Rabbi Manny Shevitz, who gives a speech during a wedding reception, doesn't …

Bernie Sanders
Social Media

Have You Thanked a Flat-Earther Today?

When I was a freshman at Stanford, a physics instructor introduced the topic of relativity by exploding our brains with the following problem: Take a …

Flat Earth

Ask Ethan: Is The Universe Itself Alive?

You’ve seen the analogies before: how atoms are like solar systems, how the large-scale structure of the Universe are like neurons in a human brain, and how there’s the interesting coincidence that the number of stars in a galaxy, galaxies in the Universe, atoms in a cell, and cells in a living …

Self-awareness

Wheaton College and creationism

In his first article on the recent Wheaton College meltdown, back in December, religion reporter Jonathan Merritt described the school this …

Faith

Do Skimpy Clothes Force Men's Brains to Objectify Women?

Science can't shut up about how men can't help the fact that they sometimes seem like they might be thinking with their penises because their brains …

This theory about who Rey's parents are in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' makes perfect sense

And since Star Wars is going to unveil two more sequels, the latest film left a lot of unanswered questions for cinemagoers in order to keep a juicy story arc going for the next couple of movies.<p>The biggest question being asked? Who are Rey's parents?<p><b>***The rest of this article contains major</b> …

Star Wars

The 10 highest-grossing movies of all time — there's one movie that beats 'Star Wars'

So it's a good time to look back at what are the highest-grossing movies ever. For this list, we looked at domestic box-office grosses adjusted for inflation to see what old movies would have made in today's dollars, as calculated by Box Office Mojo. So there's no "Avatar" on this list.<p>The original …

Film Industry

Einstein and God

<b>Einstein and God<br>By Rev. Robert Barron</b><p>It was revealed a few weeks ago that, toward the end of his life, Albert Einstein wrote a letter in which he …

The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015

2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …

Lucasfilm hasn't given up on Star Wars 1313

There's new hope for the gritty Star Wars action-adventure game<p>LucasArts' seemingly canceled <i>Star Wars 1313</i>, a third-person action-adventure set in the lower depths of Coruscant, may return in some form, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.<p>Speaking to Slashfilm, Kennedy said that …

Star Wars

This Moment Shows Why J.J. Abrams Is Directing The Force Awakens

Gary Tomkins, the art director for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, has been involved with the galaxy far, far away almost his entire life. In fact, he …

Star Wars

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

Psychology

Ancient 'wand' may be oldest example of lead work in the Levant

A lead and wood artifact discovered in a roughly 6,000-year-old grave in a desert cave is the oldest evidence of smelted lead on record in the Levant, a new study finds.<p>The artifact, which looks like something between an ancient wand and a tiny sword, suggests that people in Israel's northern Negev …

Archaeology

Star Wars: 'No nostalgia' for Harrison Ford

<b>Star Wars actor Harrison Ford has said he felt no nostalgia when he returned to the role of Han Solo for the first time in more than 30 years.</b><p>Ford joins other original cast members Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is released later this month.<p>Ford said the film …

The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology.<p>Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history that have influenced people to think about science beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

Science Fiction

Lupita Nyong'o Was Not Cut from 'Star Wars,' J.J. Abrams Says

<b>Lupita Nyong’o</b> makes her way through the airport while arriving at LAX on Thursday (December 3) in Los Angeles.<p>The 32-year-old Oscar-winning actress …

At climate talks, African nations pledge to restore forests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tree by tree, more than a dozen African governments pledged to restore the continent's natural forests at the United Nations climate talks on Sunday.<p>The earth has lost more than half its forests over the course of human history, according to the World Resources Institute. The …

Forests

What really wiped out the dinosaurs: “It’s only when you have large aggregations of dark matter that it can have this enormous effect”

Salon talks to a Harvard cosmologist about the theory behind her new book “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs”<p>For years now, we’ve assumed that sixty-some million years ago, a comet or asteroid crashed to earth, landing near what is now the Yucatan, creating a huge earthquake kicking up enough an …

Dark Matter

Water bear DNA: How the only animals to survive in space do it (VIDEO).

Tiny tardigrades are amazing: the seemingly indestructible animals are the only ones known to survive the vacuum of space, and now researchers …

Biology

Breathe A Sigh Of Relief: George Lucas Has Apparently Seen ‘The Force Awakens’ And Liked It

It seems <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has received the ultimate seal of approval from the original master himself.<p>George Lucas, creator of the series and director of Episodes 1-4, feels that The Force is still with him, as per Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Kennedy says Lucas “really liked” …

Fan 'reunites the Beatles' after buying Ringo's drumkit for £1m

American collector says Ludwig four-piece will be reunited with guitars used by John, Paul and George<p>He already had the guitars that belonged to John, Paul and George. Now, Jim Irsay has spent $2.1m (£1.4m) on the last piece of his project to reunite the Beatles piece by piece – Ringo Starr's drum …

The Un-evolving Relationship between American Christians, Evolution, and Climate Change

Last week marked 156 years since Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i>, presenting evidence that creatures evolve over time. While Darwin faced opposition then, had he lived an incredibly long life, he would observe that Christians have not evolved much in relation to his theory.<p>Not only …

Faith