Beth Hammer Bartels

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Inconsistency In The Big Bang Theory Resolved

Previous measurements of lithium isotopes in the galaxy may not have been entirely accurate. Woops!<p>A team of scientists working at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii has solved one of the vital inconsistencies in the Big Bang theory, reconciling observed data with our current theoretical models of how …

This is how a lone rock rolls on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured the track of a boulder rolling down a Red Planet slope — including the tread marks of the rock's irregularities.<p>This particular slope is in an interesting area: Nili Fossae, a network of valleys that scientists say would be a good bet to contain the …

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

Dark Matter

Saturn's Moon Dione May Have An Underground Ocean

A NASA spacecraft has found evidence of geological activity under the surface of the icy moon.<p>A phrase to make your ears perk up: Yet another of Saturn's moons may have "astrobiological potential," NASA scientists have announced. The agency's Cassini spacecraft recently captured evidence that there …

Happy Birthday Laurie Metcalf: The 5 Best Jackie Harris Scenes From ‘Roseanne’

Happy Birthday Laurie Metcalf: The 5 Best Jackie Harris Scenes From 'Roseanne'<p>In honor of the great Laurie Metcalf’s 58th birthday this weekend (and, …

Adam Sandler to Star in Supernatural Comedy HELLO GHOST

John C. Reilly's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Role Confirmed – /Film

In contrast to the all-star lineup of <i>The Avengers</i>, the heroes and villains that populate Marvel’s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> are to be played by a more …

This Summer’s Movies Have a PG-13 Problem

This Summer's Movies Have a PG-13 Problem<p><i>This post contains MINOR SPOILERS for “Iron Man 3,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and “Man of Steel.” If you</i> …

New 'Only God Forgives' Theatrical Trailer – /Film

Here’s a new theatrical trailer for <b>Nicolas Winding Refn</b>‘s second collaboration with <b>Ryan Gosling</b>, <b>Only God Forgives</b>. The movie premiered at Cannes last …

Rush of applications as deadline nears for Boston Marathon victim fund

People injured in the attack on the Boston Marathon are rushing to meet a Saturday deadline to apply for payments from a $47 million fund set up to help victims and their families.<p>The One Fund Boston had received 175 applications by midday Friday and expected more by the deadline, two months to the …

Court hearing on hold after girl's lung transplant

A court hearing over organ donor matches involving children is on hold after the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl at the center of the lawsuit received a lung transplant.<p>Sarah Murnaghan is recovering after receiving adult lungs this week at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her parents had sued …

Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth.<p>The discovery of Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple …

Judge rejects Fort Hood suspect Nidal Hasan's defence

<b>A US military judge has ruled an Army psychiatrist accused of the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood cannot claim he killed to protect Taliban leaders.</b><p>Col Tara Osborn ruled there was no evidence of "any immediate threat to others" from US soldiers on base.<p>Maj Nidal Hasan is defending himself against 13 …

Rule Would List All Chimps As Endangered, Even Lab Animals

This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a new rule that would extend "endangered species" protections to chimpanzees held in captivity. Nearly half of all the chimps in the U.S. live in research facilities, and the regulation changes would make it more difficult to use these animals …

Crews battling Colo. wildfire hold flames in check

Sheriff says fire near Colorado Springs, which has killed two people and burned nearly 500 homes, was likely caused by humans.<p>BLACK FOREST, Colo. — Authorities ended mandatory evacuations Friday afternoon as light rains and cooling helped firefighters gain in their fierce battle against the state's …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for …

Happy 27th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller: A Few Words About Ferris in the Internet Age

<b>Neither Geek Nor Bro: Ferris Bueller in the Internet Age</b><p>Today is the 27th anniversary of <i>Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,</i> released on June 11th 1986, and if there’s one film I feel comfortable writing the retrospective for, it’s <i>Ferris Bueller.</i> I’ve seen it roughly 12 thousand times, which I don’t mean as a …

Liked Whedon’s ‘Much Ado’? Watch Almereyda’s ‘Hamlet’

<i>Welcome to “Like That? Watch This,” a regular feature in which Flavorwire suggests an older film that might be enjoyed by fans of a popular new</i> …

Bill Murray

Hollywood's latest craze: the over-40 female actor

In 1962, a 21-year-old named Nora Ephron interviewed for a job at Newsweek. She said she wanted to be a writer. She was quickly assured that women …

5 Versions Of ‘Jurassic Park’ You Never Saw

This week marks the 20th (!) anniversary of “<b>Jurassic Park</b>,” <b>Steven Spielberg</b>‘s adaptation of the <b>Michael Crichton</b> best-seller that would go on to …

From Ashton Kutcher to Nic Cage: Actors Who Were Almost Cast as Superman

1<p>'Superman' producers Ilya and Alexander Salkind considered Robert Redford for the lead, but director Richard Donner thought people would just see a …

Man of Steel

Elementary School Teacher Shows ‘Saw’ to His Class, Says “This Will Be Your First Horror Movie”

We've all had <i>that</i> teacher at least once in our lives. You know the one. The oddball. The eccentric. The one whose bizarre worldview and teaching …

Horror

Man of Steel: does Hollywood need saving from superheroes?

Twenty years ago, after appearing in two phenomenally successful, visually opulent and generally brilliant Batman movies, Michael Keaton decided he …