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Report: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer comes this week (update)

The highly anticipated teaser trailer for <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> will release later this week, according to sources close to Slash Film.<p>The upcoming teaser will reportedly be shown in a limited number of theaters during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with a limited number of …

A Legal Victory For Strippers Is Bad News For The '1099 Economy'

As independent contractors, the dancers were not paid a salary but did receive "performance fees" for private dances. Rick's took a cut of any of the performance fees paid by credit card and allegedly imposed fines and penalties on the dancers for various reasons.<p>The dancers accused Rick's of …

Startups

HBO GO Launches on Xbox One Today

Today, HBO GO is arriving on Xbox One in the U.S., bringing along every episode from every season of your favorite HBO shows. With HBO GO, …

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Margot Robbie Cast as Harley Quinn in SUICIDE SQUAD?!

China Criminal Gang Floods Market With 110 Tons Of Tofu Made With Bleach

The gang added industrial bleaching agent rongalite to make dried tofu sticks brighter and chewier, the Shanghai Daily reported on Monday, citing official media in Shandong province. Rongalite is banned in food production as it can lead to cancer.<p>Gut-wrenching food scares erupt regularly in China …

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Libyan Troops Go Wild in England

They were supposed to be the ‘new’ Libyan army. Instead they allegedly went crazy in the streets of Cambridge, assaulting strangers and brutally …

Is the sexist scientific workplace really dead?

A recent study claims that low numbers of women in senior academic science are due to choices made in childhood by girls, not anything to do with the environment at work. Can this be true?<p>Newspapers are full of stories about the sexist workplace and there is no reason to think the scientific …

Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’

Spinal Solutions is accused of running a multimillion-dollar scam in spinal surgery hardware that could leave thousands in pain if their shoddy …

F1 driver Hamilton thanks fans, flag power as title looms

It was his fifth consecutive victory, his 10th of the season and the 32nd of his career -- one more than Nigel Mansell -- making him the British driver with the most career successes in Formula One.<p>"I feel very privileged to be at the top of the British winners," he said. "It means so much.<p>"I did …

Motor Racing

SpaceShip Two crash casts doubt on space tourism project, says Branson

Virgin boss says dream will live on only if engineers can identify and overcome cause of fatal accident that claimed life of a test pilot in Mojave desert<p>Sir Richard Branson acknowledged on Saturday that his dream of commercial space tourism may have ended in the explosion that consumed Virgin …

Ozone hole layer remains size of North America, Nasa data shows

Antarctic hole in protective layer of gas stands around same level as 2010, 2012 and 2013, but scientists say recovery is on track<p>The Antarctic ozone hole, which was expected to reduce in size swiftly when manmade chlorine emissions were outlawed 27 years ago, is stubbornly remaining the size of …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

Apple's Plan To Kill Your Wallet Is Even More Ambitious Than You Realize

A new report from The Information states that Apple is already in talks with companies to use the NFC chip inside the iPhone 6 for things like building security and public transit tickets.<p>The NFC chip inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is currently what allows Apple Pay to work with NFC-enabled …

Apple Pay

Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people, claims study

Columbia University research indicates high-flavanol cocoa rejuvenates specific brain activity through increased blood flow<p>Late night cocoa has never looked so appealing. A component of chocolate has been found to reverse age-related memory loss in healthy adults aged 50-69. The rejuvenating effect …

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Redefining the Essence of Women Through Hip Hop

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Astronomers capture first ever data of an exploding fireball from a nova star

A team of astronomers have captured the first images of a thermonuclear fireball from a nova star, allowing them to track the explosion as it expanded.<p>The nova was detected last year in the constellation Delphinus by the Chara Array infrared telescope in the US.<p>Researchers from 17 institutions …

Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space - video

Google's vice president Alan Eustace sky dives from the edge of space, breaking the world altitude record previously set by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. Wearing a specially designed spacesuit, Eustace jumps from 130,000ft over the southern New Mexico desert, reaching a top speed of 822mph …

Beer Makes You More Virile, but Veggies Don’t? Busting the Biggest Myths About Sperm Count

It seems a week doesn’t go by without a new study touting a discovery about sperm count. What’s true and what’s myth?<p>It’s the news every …

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer review – Tony Stark raving bananas

The high-octane, low-coherence teaser trailer for the superhero spectacular was released a few hours ago. Stuart Heritage picks through the carnage in search of clues<p>There’s a good chance that you’ve already seen today’s rush-released Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Similarly, there’s an equally …

Here's How to Make Your Own Xbox One Background

This past Monday, we announced a slate of new customization options for Xbox One, including the ability to choose a custom color or achievement art …

US urgent air bag warning affects 7.8 mn cars

A crash-test dummy at Takata's crash-testing facility on August 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, Michigan © Getty/AFP/File Bill Pugliano<p>New York (AFP) - US auto safety officials expanded an urgent warning over of autos with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to 7.8 million vehicles, 3.1 million …

Airbags

People Who Felt Tricked Into Thinking Vitaminwater Was A Health Drink Might Be Compensated With Cash

Truth In Advertising (TINA.org), a US-based nonprofit organization, is calling on consumers to contest Coca-Cola's $1.2 million preliminary settlement over allegations of deceptive labeling and advertising of its Glacéau Vitaminwater drinks.<p>If the court accepts the objection, consumers who felt …

Class Action

Call of Duty: gaming's role in the military-entertainment complex

How a writer on the world’s biggest shoot-’em-up has come to advise Washington on the future of warfare<p>Six months after Dave Anthony left his job as a writer and producer on the video game series Call of Duty, he received an unexpected phone-call from Washington DC.<p>That week, the caller, Steve …

Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy becomes most expensive film production ever

According to financial documents published in New Zealand, the trilogy of films telling Tolkein’s classic fantasy tale have reached a cost of over £460m – with the final few months of spending still not included<p>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: watch the trailer<p>Peter Jackson’s trilogy of …

Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?

It features a radical design and next-gen gear. But the U.S. Navy’s most advanced ship may have a wee problem: it just might fall into the sea.<p>The …