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Comic-Con 2018: M. Night's Glass - First Trailer Brings Superheroes To The Real World

Are superheroes real or just a delusion? That's the question posed in the first trailer for <i>Glass</i>, the follow-up to M. Night Shyamalan's <i>Unbreakable</i> and <i>Split</i>. The film bridges the two movies, bringing their casts together for what looks to be perhaps the most unique superhero--or villain--tale ever …

Comics

Two new peacock spiders identified in Western Australia

It is only a few millimetres in size, performs a dance as part of a courtship ritual and has striking coloured markings on its back that “look like a pharaoh’s headdress”.<p>But when biologist Jürgen Otto first spotted the peacock spider species he has named <i>Maratus unicup</i>, he didn’t immediately …

Zoology

Trump’s easing penalties on a Chinese company that sold to North Korea and Iran. Republicans are letting him do it.

Congressional Republicans are going to let Trump ease up on ZTE after all.<p>Republicans are siding with President Donald Trump in easing penalties on Chinese telecom company ZTE. Negotiators in the Senate and the House of Representatives removed language from a must-pass defense bill that would have …

North Korea

"Octonion" Math Could Underpin Physics

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Physics

Lauren Greenfield on How ‘Generation Wealth’ Perfectly Foreshadows the Trump Era

When Lauren Greenfield started the quarter decade of photography and documentary work that would culminate in “Generation Wealth,” she had no idea …

Donald Trump

The Simplest Way to Spot a Liar

The ability to separate a liar from a truth-teller is one that most people feel they need, but few people actually have. You’re talking to someone …

Psychology

Tabloid Company, Aiding Trump Campaign, May Have Crossed Line Into Politics

Federal authorities examining the work President Trump’s former lawyer did to squelch embarrassing stories before the 2016 election have come to believe that an important ally in that effort, the tabloid company American Media Inc., at times acted more as a political supporter than as a news …

Donald Trump

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics

He is accused of killing someone in a parking spot dispute. Authorities say he was standing his ground.

Britany Jacobs sat parked in the handicap spot, right in the middle of Michael Drejka’s pet peeve.<p>She had just finished up a nursing shift Thursday, and she and her boyfriend, Markeis McGlockton, had a car full of children, all under age 6. So she sent McGlockton and their 5-year-old into a Circle …

Crime

14 Tricks That Will Help You Survive a Life-or-Death Situation

We hope that you will never see a rabid dog or a poisonous snake, get lost in the open sea, or have to walk through a hot desert. But if something …

Cool Stuff

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Shows Precisely How the Russians Helped Trump Win. Case. F***ing. Closed.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has won multiple Emmy Awards and was twice nominated for the Television Critics Award. Among a strong stable of very good news …

Donald Trump

30 Home Inspection Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Make sure you understand the nature of home inspections<p>The job of the home inspector is to check on the safety of the home and identify potential …

Real Estate

Giants Owner Steve Tisch: Donald Trump Doesn't Understand Protests During Anthem

Donald Trump has been extremely critical of the NFL in the past for protests during the national anthem, and with the controversial topic once again in the spotlight, one owner has a message for the president.<p>"Hopefully he'll have much more going on that he's going have to deal with and should deal …

Football (U.S.)

Recasting the X-Men for the MCU

On Thursday, Comcast dropped out of its bidding war against Disney for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, meaning the Mouse House will …

Comics

ADHD Drugs Aren't Doing What You Think, Scientists Warn 'Smart Pill' Users

"Young people are using this drug as a performance-enhancing agent."<p>About an hour before any organic chemistry final, there’s usually a student …

The Brain

Congress backs off Trump's ZTE deal

Congress will not push to reinstate a Trump administration ban against Chinese phone maker ZTE, which President Xi Jinping successfully lobbied …

Health Care

Home Depot fires 60-year-old black man after Trump supporter screams racist abuse at him (Updated)

Editors note: According to an email sent to Raw Story Friday afternoon by Matthew Harrigan — Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at The Home …

Home Depot

Over 400,000 people living in 'modern slavery' in US, report finds

More than 400,000 people could be living in “modern slavery” in the US, a condition of servitude broadly defined in a new study as forced and state-imposed labor, sexual servitude and forced marriage.<p>The Global Slavery Index, published on Thursday by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery …

Forced Labor

Officials say it could be a year before answers arise in duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri

BRANSON, Mo. – As hundreds gathered Friday evening during two candlelight vigils to honor the 17 people who died when an amphibious duck boat capsized during a severe storm, officials examining the accident cautioned it could be a year or longer before an investigation is complete.<p>Mourners carrying …

Ride the Ducks

A former Soviet Union interpreter explains why Trump’s meeting with Putin was extraordinary

<i>On July 16, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump held bilateral talks in Helsinki. The leaders of the United States and Russia haven’t met quite like this, at a formal summit in a third country, for almost 15 years. To get a sense of the magnitude of such a diplomatic event like this, Riga-based news</i> …

Russia

The Trump Administration Grifting Matrix

An attempt to plot the financial and philosophical motivations of current and former White House officials.<p>If the people in the Trump administration share one thing in common (other than the obvious), it is their inspiring passion for the art of the grift. And given their boss’ well-documented …

Donald Trump

Why do Republicans Hate America

- Advertisement -<p>Most Americans were outraged by Donald Trump's performance at his July 16 press conference with Vladimir Putin. Trump's …

Donald Trump

Climate Change is Proving Worse Than We Imagined, So Why Aren’t We Confronting its Root Cause?

June 23 marked the 30th year anniversary of NASA climate scientist James Hansen’s presentation on global warming to the U.S. Congress. In his address …

Climate

Trump’s War on Endangered Species

This week, the U.S. Department of Interior released a plan to essentially gut the Endangered Species Act, one of the most popular and powerful …

Trump Administration

Trump Is Selling Out America, and His Supporters Love It

Whatever Putin has on Trump Is reshaping global politics.<p>President Donald J. Trump loves Vladimir Putin, the Russian strongman—as do the …

Donald Trump

Zuckerberg ‘clarification’ makes clear Facebook won’t stop the spread of climate science denial

Facebook's fact-checkers consist of top climate science deniers.<p>If you had any hope that Facebook would be a positive force in the fight against …

Internet

Michael Jordan's Father's Convicted Killer Files for Retrial with New Evidence

Twenty-five years after the roadside murder of Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan, one of the men convicted is reportedly seeking a new trial.<p>Daniel Green and Larry Demery were both given life sentences for the July 22, 1993, murder, but Green and his defense team are now hoping a superior court …

Michael Jordan

San Diego Comic-Con Had A Glimpse At "It: Chapter 2" And It's Gonna Be Terrifying AF

Let's float, again.

San Diego

Fox News Host Neil Cavuto Spends 10 Minutes Reading Hate Mail After He Called Trump’s Behavior ‘Disgusting’

Cavuto is one of several Fox News personalities who criticized Trump this week after his meeting with Vladimir Putin.<p>Fox News viewers don’t take …

Donald Trump

The confusion of Dark Knight chase scene, or not

Looking back at the video essay that had the internet scrutinizing Christopher Nolan’s editing decisions<p>If you’ve ever sat through a film class, or flirted with the art of directing or editing, you know that there are some hard and fast “rules” established in the hundred or so years by people who …

The Dark Knight