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The Dark Knight truck flip was peak superhero stunt work

Yes, there was really a guy driving that 18-wheeler<p><i>On the occasion of</i> The Dark Knight’s <i>10th anniversary, Polygon is spending the week</i> <i>investigating the comic-book blockbuster’s legacy</i><i>. Why so serious? Because Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel gave us lots to talk about. This is the retrospective you</i> …

Comic Books

Everything we know about human evolution may be wrong

The idea goes that modern Homo sapiens — that’s us — evolved as an isolated community in Africa some 500,000 years ago. We then upped tools and …

Prehistory

A Warming Antarctica Could Be Primed For Invasive Species

In 2017, marine biologist Erasmo Macaya was shocked to discover bits of kelp on the remote Antarctic island of King George, hundreds of miles from …

Climate Change

Why White Women Keep Calling the Cops on Black People

In April, when a white woman called the police on two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks, the video of the event went viral. The men were accused …

Civil Rights

Republicans have decided to follow Trump off a cliff of treachery | Peter Daou

The treasonous and unpatriotic behavior of the Republican party is an ugly stain on the US and a dangerous realignment of the world order<p>Trump has been given free rein to trash the FBI and US intelligence agencies while staunchly defending a dictator who ordered a brazen assault on America’s free …

Donald Trump

'Putin's poodle': newspapers declare Trump a traitor after Helsinki summit

Newspapers around the world have reacted to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s performances at the Helsinki summit, and are united in their assessment of which world leader came out on top.<p>In the US, several papers went in hard on Trump. The New York Daily News accused the president of treason. Its …

Donald Trump

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

George Orwell Identifies the Main Enemy of the Free Press: It’s the “Intellectual Cowardice” of the Press Itself

Tucked away in the style section of yesterday’s <i>Washington Post</i>—after the President of the United States basically declared allegiance to a hostile …

Journalism

Trump Just Fell for ‘a Classic KGB Trick’

Putin, former KGB case officer that he is, certainly knew that details would bore Trump, who imagined he was engaging in big-time statecraft even as …

Russia

10 Things That Went Disastrously Wrong on Disneyland’s Opening Day

Disneyland is commonly known as the “Happiest Place on Earth,” but when the park opened on July 17, 1955, it didn’t live up to its now-ubiquitous …

Walt Disney Company

Lawmakers Drop the D-Word After Trump and Putin Meet

What do Elizabeth Warren, John McCain and Donald Trump have in common? They all love the word ‘disgrace’<p>“Witch hunt,” “collusion” and “13 angry …

Donald Trump

'Archaeological enigma' accidentally uncovered in Rome during routine works

The find was made at Ponte Milvio, a bridge along the River Tiber in the northern part of the city. And it came about completely by chance while …

Archaeology

‘The Dark Knight’: 10 Years Later, And I’m Still Mad About This One Stupid Plot Hole

<i>The Dark Knight</i> occupies an almost mythic place in modern American culture. So much so, I’m sure you already have a fully formed opinion about it. …

Streaming

Clues Point to Occupant of Ancient 'Mystery' Sarcophagus

Science & Innovation<p>A sealed black stone coffin discovered in Egypt has sparked the imagination of the Internet. But who's the likely—or unlikely—owner?<p>Two weeks since its discovery, the sealed black granite sarcophagus uncovered at an Egyptian construction site—a find that has captured the …

Archaeology

Designer babies on horizon as ethics council gives green light to genetically edited embryos

Designer babies are on the horizon after an influential group of scientists concluded that it could be ‘morally permissible’ to genetically engineer human embryos.<p>In a new report which opens the door to a change in the law, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that DNA editing could become an …

Genetics

When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity

“Each person comes into our group thinking they are a freak.”<p>It was AncestryDNA’s customer-service rep who had to break the news to Catherine St. Clair.<p>For her part, St. Clair thought she was inquiring about a technical glitch. Her brother—the brother who along with three other siblings had gifted …

Genealogy

Trump responds to John Brennan after being accused of treason

During an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, which will air at 8 p.m. EST Tuesday, President Trump called former CIA director John Brennan "a …

Donald Trump

Could The Present Ever Change The Past?

In our everyday lives, things seem to happen in a particular order. Things that happen to us seem to be triggered by earlier events. The upset stomach we have in the evening is caused by that third taco we had at lunch. Doing well on a final exam is thanks to studying the entire week before. Our …

Quantum Physics

Now We All Know What Putin Has on Trump

After a summit that left most Americans stunned—but maybe not surprised—the truth is​ now​ obvious: Trump is doing Putin’s bidding. And the reasons why are clear. GQ’s Julia Ioffe on Putin’s monumental win and the lasting result of Trump’s Helsinki debacle​.​ The kompromat is out of the bag.<p><b>It's</b> …

Donald Trump

The Trouble With Ant-Man

As the Marvel universe has developed, it’s been fascinating to see practically unknown heroes burst into popularity.<p>Who would have thought Captain America, the blond, bland boy scout, would spark some of the most interesting, morally ambiguous plotlines in the MCU? That Black Panther would smash …

Comics

When faced with a killer whale should you fight or flee?

THAT the best form of defence is attack is an old maxim. In reality, it is frequently untrue; running away is a far better option. But it seems to be …

Whales

Ex-President Jimmy Carter unloads on 'cruel' Trump: US government is now 'worse than it has been before'

When speaking with Salon about his famous “Crisis of Confidence” speech, former President Jimmy Carter had this observation about America’s current …

Bill Clinton

How bad fake beards and Joss Stone’s accent ended The Tudors’ reign

With its conspiring nobles, bloody executions and explicit sex, The Tudors was a proto-Game of Thrones. In its prime, it was a show as overstuffed with titillation as the prominent codpieces it displayed. The very first episode, for example, features Henry Cavill deflowering a maiden; from then on …

Tudor Period

How to spot age-related macular degeneration

Fifteen years ago, Lorna Blakeney thought she had a lump of mucus in her eye. “I was sitting reading a book after lunch and suddenly realised there was something in my left eye. I tried to blink and rub it away. I thought a night’s sleep would help. But in the morning, it was still there. I didn’t …

degeneration

Donald Trump sold out the US to Russia, Vladimir Putin at #TreasonSummit: Today's talker

'The president’s disgraceful performance today — refusing to confront Putin even as he criticized American intelligence agencies — only underscores the dangers we're facing.'<p><i>President Donald Trump Monday appeared to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of interfering in the 2016 U.S.</i> …

Donald Trump

The Most Incompetent Demagogue In History

<i>No one likes us</i> <i>I don’t know why</i><i>We may not be perfect</i><i>But heaven knows we try</i><i>But all around</i><i>Even our old friends put us down</i><i>Let’s drop the big one</i><i>And see what happens…</i>- Randy Newman, “Political Science,” 1972<p>Singer, songwriter and satirist Randy Newman, almost half a century ago, was channeling the …

Donald Trump

Astronauts Explain Why Nobody's Visited The Moon in More Than 45 Years, And The Answer's a Little Depressing

We could do it in 1969, so why not now?<p>Landing 12 people on the Moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest.<p>Astronauts …

Space Exploration

The Dark Knight’s IMAX bank heist was a reverse revolution

Christopher Nolan’s large-format obsession wowed audiences and his contemporaries — no glasses required<p><i>On the occasion of</i> The Dark Knight’s <i>10th anniversary, Polygon is</i> <i>spending the week investigating the comic-book blockbuster’s legacy</i><i>. Why so serious? Because Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel gave us</i> …

Comic Books

The most shameful, stunning moment of the Trump presidency

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump had a golden opportunity on Monday to stare down Russian President Vladimir Putin and tell him, in no uncertain terms, that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election was totally unacceptable, and that if anything like it continued going forward, there would be major and …

Donald Trump

22 Facts To Totally Destroy Your Worldview

Yep, that's what a skull with milk teeth looks like.

Winnie-the-Pooh