Andrew Thompson

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Japanese Zombie Comedy One Cut of the Dead Is Shaun of the Dead-Level Brilliant

io9 ReviewsReviews and critical analyses of fan-favorite movies, TV shows, comics, books, and more.<p>There are good movies, there are great movies, and …

Horror Movies

The Most Popular Song of Each Year (1940-2017)

Since there’s no absolute metric to determine the most popular song of each year, this compilation opted to use the song that was the Billboard #1 …

Michael Jackson

Physicists Have Invented an Essential Component Needed For Quantum Computers

They're using a new state of matter.<p>In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three British scientists for their work on superconductors and …

Future 'Plastic' Could Be Made From Trees and Crab Shells

While still just a prototype, the new material promises to be more efficient and better for the environment.<p>Plastic is a wonderful material that has changed the way we live in uncountable ways. It’s versatile, cheap, extremely durable, and long-lasting. That durability does tend to become a problem …

The Large Hadron Collider Just Successfully Accelerated Its First Atoms

Get ready for new science.<p>The Large Hadron Collider below Switzerland and France has just accelerated its first atoms to almost the speed of light, …

‘Extinction’ Might Be Netflix’s First Great Sci-Fi Movie

Watch it before someone spoils the ending for you.<p>Grab a few of your favorite almost A-list actors, combine them with a sci-fi script that feels …

Qualcomm unveils first mmWave 5G antennas for smartphones

The QTM052 antennas could make ultra-fast gigabit 5G a reality<p>There’s a lot of pieces that need to come together to get 5G networks to work on mobile devices — new standards need to be agreed on, new modems need to be developed, and new networking hardware for towers needs to be rolled out. But …

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

VW Invests $100M in QuantumScape, a Battery-Building Unicorn

Volkswagen Group just raised its stake in stealthy battery builder QuantumScape with a substantial $100 million bet. The world's automotive giants …

Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Just Smashed Another Plasma Record

Woohoo!<p>One of the world's leading plasma research facilities just broke a new record, showing we really are getting closer to the wonderful goal of …

This Batman Dance-Off Reveals Alfred Works Hard for the Money, Among Other Disturbing Bat-Secrets

You can sit here all you want and tell me that the Adam West-era <i>Batman</i> theme song isn’t fantastic, but you’d be lying. <i>Lying</i>, I say. The very good …

If doctors are right, investors should know about this “discovery of the century”

Doctors say a relatively unknown technology out there could soon cure diabetes and blindness.<p>There’s a relatively unknown technology out there that doctors say could soon cure diabetes and blindness… as well as almost any genetic defect.<p>As you might imagine, this “Discovery of the Century” could …

In Case You’ve Never Seen a Camel Eating a Cactus Before…

I dare you not to wince as you watch these Dromedary camels annihilate some very prickly cactus plants. Wtf!

Eating

The GANfather: The man who’s given machines the gift of imagination

One night in 2014, Ian Goodfellow went drinking to celebrate with a fellow doctoral student who had just graduated. At Les 3 Brasseurs (The Three …

BMW launches wireless electric car charging system touted as convenient but inefficient

BMW is officially launching its wireless electric car charging system today. Starting now, customers can order a BMW 530e iPerformance with a factory-fitted system to work with BMW’s optional inductive charging system.<p>The option is touted as more “convenient” than charging with a cable, but it …

Wireless Charging

This Has Got to Be One of The Most Beautiful And Powerful Climate Change Visuals We've Ever Seen

We are headed into the red.<p>For the average person, climate change is an abstract concept, an intangible truth, based on complex scientific data that …

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Beyond the Milky Way: The sublime beauty of our galactic neighbors

With the upcoming 2020 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope promising to capture pictures of universe with a degree of detail never before seen, …

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Circuit-Sword Delivers Retro Justice

You can’t search for “retro gaming” without hitting a plethora of single board computers attached to all manner of controls, batteries, etc. Often …

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

This robot can jam to Beyoncé and Macklemore

ANYmal is a quadrupedal robot designed for autonomous operation in challenging environments, but recently, it’s been learning how to dance. By readjusting itself to changing tunes from Beyoncé to Macklemore, the researchers hope to make it imitate human dance moves.

4 Nonstop Minutes of Some of the Craziest Clips on YouTube

“Holy crap, omg, wtf” – me for the last 4 minutes

Supersonic, but without the boom — NASA commissions passenger 'X-plane'

NASA has hired Lockheed Martin to build a supersonic passenger jet that can quietly break the sound barrier. There hasn't been a supersonic plane in …

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

There are nine different types of boobs in the world, apparently

So which ones are yours?<p>Boobs are funny old things, aren't they? Both functional and perceived as sexually attractive, they're incredibly varied between women. But we've come to learn that it's not just as simple as either having big boobs or small ones.<p>Lingerie company ThirdLove have made it their …

Creating Hallucinations Without Drugs Is Surprisingly Easy

Try this at home, but don't blame us if things get weird.<p>The human brain is a remarkable thing. It can do things our primate relatives are thousands …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

New fuel cell demonstrates exceptional power density and stability

A team of researchers led by Northwestern University professor and fuel cell pioneer Sossina Haile has created a new fuel cell offering both …