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Scientists announce discovery of Earth-like planet near Sun's neighbor

The new planet, "Proxima b," has been found orbiting the star nearest our Sun. Scientists suspect it could be habitable.<p>The scientists announced …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Massive 'Ghost Galaxy' That’s 99.99% Dark Matter

It’s been hiding from us for decades.<p>Astronomers have found a nearby galaxy that's roughly the same mass as the Milky Way, but somehow contains less …

What would happen if all animals were as smart as us

If every species on the planet were suddenly equally intelligent, would we cooperate or fight? Rachel Nuwer explores this hypothetical survival of the fittest scenario.<p>In Planet of the Apes, a man finds himself in a world governed by hyper-intelligent primates that lord over enslaved human …

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If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological thriller debuted at No. 1 on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it's motion picture adaptation, starring Emily Blunt, is one …

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Harry Potter — You don’t need a dark wizard, who wants to kill...

You don’t need a dark wizard, who wants to kill you, to get a scar on your forehead, you only need long fingernails and something that frightened you.

The World First Met Harry, Ron, And Hermione 16 Years Ago Today

Exactly 16 years ago today (August 23), three unknown kids had their first press conference for what would soon become one of the biggest movie …

J.K. Rowling might have sneakily revealed something huge about Hermione

<i>Expecto Patronum!</i> When wizards need to protect themselves from evil, they utter these magical words and their Patronus appears. For the most part, a …

Books

Oscars race problem: Can the Academy solve it?

The Oscars made big news last week, but not the way they intended. When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its picks for the …

Los Angeles

Photographer finds beautiful way to capture images of camera-shy girlfriend

Photographer Mikaël Theimer always carries his camera with him, but Marion — his girlfriend of more than six years — isn’t always excited to be the …

Science Explains Why Daydreaming Is Good For Your Brain

Daydreaming is always perceived as a bad behavior that lowers productivity. However, a study has found that it can be good for our brain and actually …

J.K. Rowling reveals how she gave Alan Rickman a major clue about Snape's character

LONDON — Although Alan Rickman will be remembered for a number of different film roles, his portrayal of Severus Snape in the <i>Harry Potter</i> movies has …

Severus Snape

Alan Rickman's farewell letter to 'Harry Potter' will make you weep

LONDON — An open letter written by Alan Rickman to J.K. Rowling and the legion of worldwide <i>Harry Potter</i> fans has resurfaced following the news of the …

Harry Potter

This Reddit user just shared the most disturbing ‘Harry Potter’ theory we’ve read yet

By now you know that we love fan theories. They’re so clever and well thought-out, and make us look at our favorite movies and TV shows completely …

Books

Vampire Diaries: Damon fights for his life in 'Hell Is Other People' photo

During the <i>Vampire Diaries</i>‘ seven seasons, the Salvatore brothers have dealt with their fair share of talismans. But never before have they found …

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Voldemort wore garter belt and suspenders under his cloak, Harry Potter actor says

Voldemort wore women's tights and a garter belt, the actor Ralph Fiennes has disclosed<p><b>Voldemort</b> may have been one of the most terrifying villains in literature and film, with a presence so fearsome people dare not mention him by name.<p>But the <b>Harry Potter</b> baddie had a secret lingering under his dark …

Eddie Redmayne Was 'Desperate' to Play a Weasley in HP Films

I could see it.<p>Eddie Redmayne would have made a good Weasley boy, wouldn't he have? In a recent interview with on ITV's Lorraine, the actor shared …

Eddie Redmayne just talked about how desperate he was to be in a 'Harry Potter' movie

If there was one British film franchise to get into in the past decade, it was <i>Harry Potter</i>. But while the films featured some of the biggest names in …

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Nikon reveals its own VR-ready action camera

Nikon isn't exactly quick to jump on the latest trends, as it still lacks a mirrorless camera with a truly large sensor. However, it just filled a giant hole in its lineup by launching its first action camera: meet the KeyMission 360. As the name implies, the tiny, cube-like cam is designed from …

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Jennifer Lawrence talks fame in Glamour interview

Take it from Jennifer Lawrence — being one of the hottest stars in Hollywood isn’t all sunshine and roses.<p>“It took a few years to adjust. I didn’t …

Golden Globes

“Joy”: Another Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper-David O. Russell holiday dramedy, and the sales pitch is getting creaky

‘Tis the season for an overcooked Oscar-bait family dramedy from the “American Hustle”/”Silver Linings” trio<p>Here’s the problem with the whole David O. Russell-Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper entertainment package: There’s really no problem. I mean, there is and there isn’t. But even if you find …

Humongous sea spiders from Antarctica are baffling scientists

If you're reading this, you probably aren't a spider, and may even have a strong aversion toward eight-legged, web-weaving creepy crawlies — especially giant ones.<p>However, we regret to inform you that spiders of epic proportions are more than just the stuff of fiction, and do indeed walk among …

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

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The 17 worst movies of 2015 according to Rotten Tomatoes

We consulted film aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to sort out the worst-reviewed movies of 2015. What did we learn? Remakes aren't always the way to go.<p>Keep reading to see the worst films of the year.