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For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Detected Planets Outside Our Galaxy

This is crazy!<p>In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the …

Universe

Photographer Puts Her Archive of Photos Documenting the 1970s New York Punk Scene on Instagram: Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Lydia Lunch, Tom Verlaine, and Even Jean Michel Basquiat

Just when you think the fabled downtown New York 70s punk scene centered around CBGBs has no more secrets to offer, another homegrown documentarian …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Lasers trace a new way to create hovering hologram-like images

Hovering 3-D images pave the way for futuristic displays that could be used for education or entertainment.

The brightest object in the night sky is a disco-ball-like satellite — and you can catch a glimpse of it now

It's not a bird, a plane, or Superman. That shiny, shimmering object sparkling in the night sky is a satellite launched by Rocket Lab, a recent addition to the new space race.<p>In January, the California-based company hoisted what it calls the "Humanity Star" onto one of its rockets and launched the …

Altered Carbon Review: Netflix Spins Up A New Cyberpunk Masterpiece

A lot of the science fiction that's appeared on TV over the years isn't exactly what sci-fi fans would call "hardcore," from goofy procedurals with light futuristic elements to animated comedies like Rick and Morty. <i>Altered Carbon</i> doesn't have that problem.<p>Netflix's latest original show throws so …

Get Over Yourself, America

The rest of the world couldn’t care less about Donald Trump.<p>For the past few weeks, we’ve been deluged by various retrospectives on Donald Trump’s first year in office. Many made valuable contributions to our understanding of this, shall we say, unique figure in U.S. presidential history. Yet all …

Geopolitics

I'm Tired of Male Screenwriters Using Rape as a Convenient Backstory for Women

"I don’t really do films set in the modern day because the female characters nearly always get raped," Keira Knightley told Variety earlier this week. In the interview the actress was asked if production companies are backing more female-dominated stories, to which she declared that it’s slowly …

Umbrella Academy: Filming for Upcoming Netflix Series Has Begun

Netflix’s adaptation of <i>The Umbrella Academy</i> has officially begun filming, and to commemorate the landmark series creator Gerard Way and artist …

The undoing of Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham was meant to be the voice of a generation. But the 31-year-old American actress, writer, producer, and director—who created and starred in HBO’s dramedy <i>Girls</i>—has gone from critical acclaim to becoming an outright pariah.<p>Dunham is now as well-known for her extraordinary ability to put …

Darren Aronofsky: Millennials Will Get High and Watch 'One Strange Rock'

TCA 2018: “Well, it’s legal now in California,” producer says of how weed can help college kids enjoy Nat Geo docuseries<p>Darren Aronofsky has produced …

Apple Health data used as evidence in murder trial

Data from the Apple Health app is being used as evidence in a trial concerning the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Germany. The individual accused of the crime is Hussein K., an Afghan refugee, who has been on trial since September.<p>The trial has been complicated by the fact that aspects …

A Supercut of Buster Keaton’s Most Amazing Stunts–and Keaton’s 5 Rules of Comic Storytelling

Joseph Frank Keaton was born into showbiz. His father was a comedian. His mother, a soubrette. He emerged into the world during a one night …

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Reworked in Major Key, Becomes a Cheerful Pop Song

Last year, Josh Jones took a good look at what happens when Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” gets shifted from minor to major key, and Radiohead’s …

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

'Flight of the Conchords' to Return for a Hour-Long Special in 2018

Fans of guitar-playing Kiwi musical comedy can finally rejoice: Flight of the Conchords is reportedly returning for a one-hour special later this …

Smartphones and the abdication of parental responsibility

<i>Ira Wells teaches at the University of Toronto.</i><p>Like most kids who have recently been given their first cellphones, Andrea's 12-year-old daughter is pretty nonchalant about the whole thing. When asked what she likes best about her new iPhone, she shrugs. "Feeling responsible," she says. Besides, …

Parenting

Scripted Originals Hit Another Record High in 2017

FX CEO John Landgraf provided his semi-annual update on "Peak TV" on Friday at TCA.<p>The so-called "Peak TV" phenomenon is not slowing down.<p>FX CEO John …

Best Comics of 2017: Black Hammer is Everything Good About Superheroes

After more than a decade away from comics, I returned to my first love just before the launch of Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire. Around the same time, I …

The Movements of a Symphony Conductor Get Artistically Visualized in an Avant-Garde Motion Capture Animation

Some classical music enthusiasts are purists with regard to visual effects, listening with eyes firmly fixed on liner notes or the ceilings of grand …

Chances of Apple Acquiring Netflix in 2018 Are Increasing

The likelihood that Apple will acquire Netflix is now at 40%. Per a report from Citi analysts, President Trump’s corporate tax cut is the reason for …

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

2017: The Year Almost Everything Went Wrong for Marvel Comics

Nearly every month held a new PR crisis for the company where Iron Man, Thor and Captain America live.<p>2017 has been a bad year for Marvel …

Amazon did a lot of funky stuff this year and it’s paying off

Holy hell, it’s been a year for Amazon. Jeff Bezos’ former-online-bookstore dumped $13.7 billion to buy a bunch of grocery stores, that speaker you talk to in your living room that Amazon makes is <i>really popular</i> and a bunch of server farms Amazon runs generate more than $10 billion in revenue …

Best of Best Shots 2017: Our Review Crew Picks the BEST of the Year

Credit: DC Comics<p>Greetings, 'Rama readers - with they year almost in the rearview mirror, Best Shots has assembled their Best of Best Shots 2017! …

American Pot: 5 Best Strains of 2017

Cannabis has had quite the year. Namely, companies learned the industry is hella lucrative – it's a multi-<i>billion</i> dollar industry – and politicians …

Cannabis

Why Coffee Naps Will Perk You Up More Than Either Coffee, or Naps, Alone

We've all had a cup of coffee after a nap. But maybe we've been doing it all wrong. Maybe we should put the cup of coffee <i>before</i> the nap. It sounds …

Coffee

'Deadpool' Can Stay R-Rated at Disney, Says Bob Iger

"As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine," says the CEO.<p>Disney is ready and willing to get into the …

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

Off-grid

Patti Smith’s Photographic Work

Gagosian gallery presented Patti Smith’s photographic work proving once again the extreme sensibility of this unique artist. Smith’s pictures are the …

Patti Smith