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A brief history of Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall in northern England is well known to tourists and walkers, and has been subject to many years of archaeological research. Built during …

Ancient History

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

Your Four-Week Workout Plan To Build Muscle

When asked what body part they would most like to change, many men say they want either a bigger chest, bigger arms or a smaller belly. But to make a …

Workouts

110 Years After The Tunguska Event We Still Aren't Sure What Caused It

It was nothing of this earth, but a piece of the great outside; and as such dowered with outside properties and obedient to outside laws.<br>The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft<p>At 7:15 on the morning of June 30, 1908, something happened in the sky above the Stony Tunguska (Podkamennaya Tunguska) …

Earth Science

20 Easy Yet Effective Life Hacks for Getting Perfect Posture

Don’t try to change yourself in the blink of an eye. Start patiently. It takes years to get good posture, and there are several exercises to correct …

Yoga

How to optimize your online gaming setup

Whether you play <i>Fortnite</i>, <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> or <i>Overwatch</i>, you're going to want as little latency as possible between your hands and the game's servers. While you can't really account for how reliable your ISP is, by making a few smart choices you <i>can</i> ensure that your side of the equation …

Samuel L. Jackson Spent 5 Weeks Training For a Two-Minute Lightsaber Duel in ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ — Watch

Mace Windu's fight against Emperor Palpatine took over a month of preparations to nail down.<p>With the record-breaking release of “Incredibles 2,” …

Star Wars

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

This Trainer's Double Kettlebell Workout Will Tone Every Single Inch of Your Body

If you've been too nervous to pick up a pair of kettlebells on your own, we've got just the workout for you. Vishal Kumar, multicertified trainer and manager of Epic Hybrid Training Center in San Francisco, recently posted a full-body workout that will give you a steady burn from head to toe.<p>"I …

Workouts

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Workouts

The Physics of Accelerating Spacecraft in The Expanse

If you like science fiction, I can recommend a show for you—<i>The Expanse</i>. It takes place in the not-so-distant future all right here in our own solar …

Physics

The mother-lode of little-known sci-fi facts

Here at SYFY WIRE, we love a good little-known sci-fi fact. But we may have just unearthed the mother lode of them!<p>If you’re into uncovering …

Science Fiction

Why Knights of the Old Republic 2 Tells My Favourite Star Wars Story

When The Last Jedi was released in December 2017, it was polarising to say the least. Critics lauded it, but fans were divided; some loved its unique …

13 sci-fi movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From classics to indies and picks from around the world<p>Astronomers believe that there are more than 40 billion planets inhabiting the space of the Milky Way. There are nearly as many movies filed under Netflix’s “sci-fi & fantasy” tag.<p>Reaching them all in a single lifetime would require light-speed …

Science Fiction

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

Exercise

Now's A Good Time To Clean Up Your PS4's Hard Drive

We’re weeks into spring and finally free of the cold, damp reach of late winter. It’s time to clean out your closets, mow your lawn or at least get …

How to see Jupiter’s moons

With Jupiter now at its closest to Earth, turn binoculars or a telescope on the giant planet for a glimpse of its 4 largest moons.<p>If you have …

14 of the Most Baffling Mysteries About the Universe

We’ve learned so much over the centuries, but science still can’t definitively answer these surprisingly fundamental questions.<p>If the universe began …

God Of War PS4 Guide: How Skills, Enchantments, And Armor Work

God of War on PS4 introduces a surprising number of changes to the series. The latest game does away with the linear structure and progression from past games. Now you can explore an open-ended environment, earn XP to unlock abilities from a skill tree, and even acquire armor sets that improve your …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Build a summer body and reveal your abs with kettlebells

Perform with your feet on a Swiss ball.<p>01<p>Glute bridge<p><b>Sets:</b> 1 / <b>Reps:</b> 60 secs / <b>Rest:</b> None<p>Lie flat on the floor with your legs bent. Drive through your …

A good look at how the Hobbit movies got so bad

It’s worth your time<p><i>The Hobbit</i> trilogy — a series of words that, to this day, can only be written with a sigh — is long, bloated and mostly unnecessary.<p>That’s not exactly breaking news, but two video essays from culture commentator Lindsay Ellis do a remarkable job of explaining exactly why the …

Movies

The 50 Best Movies On Netflix UK

Ever sat down for a nice pleasant evening of Netflix-and-chilling – only to buckle under the pressure of choice? Fear not! Your friends at <i>Empire</i> have …

Asteroid, Meteor, Meteorite, and Comet: What's the Difference?

The terms asteroid, meteor, meteorite, and even comet are often used interchangeably...but what is the difference?<p>Episode #278<p>play …

Astronomy

Why We Should Stop Ignoring Venus

The search for life elsewhere in our universe is exploding. Discoveries of new exoplanets are now a weekly occurrence. Our curiosity about exoplanets …

Planets

Pull Quote

One Strange Rock<p>From gases in the atmosphere to satellites in space, Earth is sending plenty of signals that something here is alive.<p>As the universe's only known harbor for life, Earth is arguably one strange rock. But light-years from our solar system, other intelligent beings on a similar …

Universe

Chris Evans Inspired Workout Program: Train Like Captain America

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration12 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout45-70 …

Exercise

26 Of The First Things To Ever Happen In Space

To infinity and beyond!