Brian Sherick

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Film composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has died aged 48

Portishead, Mogwai and Elijah Wood lead the tributes<p>Icelandic musician and composer <b>Jóhann Jóhannsson</b> has died at his home in Berlin, aged 48.<p>He was …

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

France

Batman Begins: Josh Hartnett on turning down Batman role

Back when Christopher Nolan was putting together his cast for 2005’s <i>Batman Begins</i>, the shortlist for the new Dark Knight was apparently whittled down …

Batman Returns turns 25: 25 things you may not know about the classic comic-book movie

<b>It’s the Batman movie which surely gave future Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan an idea or two, signalled the end of Tim Burton and</b> …

Are geniuses born or made?

The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia houses an array of singular medical specimens. On the lower level the fused livers of 19th-century conjoined twins …

'Wonder Woman' Will Easily Be The Biggest Female Comic Book Superhero Movie Ever (By A Lot)

Do we count <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>? That’s the $40.5 million question at the moment. If we count <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> as a female-driven comic book superhero movie, then the magic number that <i>Wonder Woman</i> has to hit is $136.1m. But if we don’t count that Scarlett Johansson miss from earlier this year, then …

China Claims It Has Done the "Impossible" with EmDrive

The EmDrive — an “impossible” propulsion technology due to the fact that it defies the laws of physics — has been in something of technological …

Space Travel

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Cider

Unfortunately named non-celebrities Denzel Washington strangles Aretha Franklin

A man named Denzel Washington strangled a woman named Aretha Franklin. Yes, for real. No, not that Aretha and Denzel. This Aretha and Denzel are a …

Aretha Franklin

Elon Musk has ambitious plans for Mars. Are they as crazy as they sound?

The SpaceX founder has become the face of entrepreneurial space exploration – and ambition. What does the established space science community think of him?<p>Entrepreneur Elon Musk has set himself an ambitious timeline for the colonization of Mars. The South Africa-born magnate estimates that his …

Space Exploration

Smiths Drummer Mike Joyce Fights British Supermarket Over Pig Candy

Former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce has fiercely attacked upscale British supermarket and department store chain Marks & Spencer after learning that their beloved line of chewy candies, Percy Pig, contains pork gelatin, the <i>Telegraph</i> reports. On Facebook, Joyce pointed out that, while a vegetarian …

Marks & Spencer

Cancer Immunotherapy At A Crossroads

It was in 1909 that Nobel Prize-winning German physician Paul Ehrlich proposed the idea that our bodies are fighting constant battles with cancer and that, thankfully, most of the time we win.<p>Ehrlich was a visionary in recognizing the interaction between cancer and the immune system. Specifically, …

Cancer

The Opposite of a Muse

In the course of two decades, a medical secretary in Paris persuaded scores of renowned photographers to take her picture.<p>On the 25th of October, 2002, the Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury wrote an e-mail to a woman he’d never met:<p>Thursday, 10h30, getting ready to get on the plane (I hate leaving), …

The Truth Behind That $150 Million Daniel Craig Bond Rumor

Daniel Craig will make how much to reprise his role as James Bond? According to insiders, the figure’s baloney—and there’s evidence to suggest Craig may not be returning to the role at all.<p>Over Labor Day weekend, the news rippled across movie Twitter with the force of a Blofeld dirty bomb: <b>Daniel</b> …

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Human Meat

Spoiler: You might die.<p>In the isolated highlands of Papua New Guinea once lived a tribe of people called the Fore. The Fore were untouched by the outside world until the 1930s, and unstudied until the 1950s. When researchers finally made their way to the highlands, they discovered that an epidemic …

Bruce Springsteen says years of depression left him 'crushed'

Singer describes ‘freight train bearing down’ on him in interview ahead of release of new autobiography Born to Run<p>Bruce Springsteen has written of his long battle with depression and his difficult relationship with his father, in his forthcoming autobiography Born to Run.<p>The 66-year-old singer – …

Mental Disorders

Did You Notice This Secret Way To Spot Who Wasn’t Human In John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’?

John Carpenter’s <i>The Thing</i> is re-releasing as a two-disc, special edition 2K Blu-ray on October 11, along with new commentary from cinematographer Dean Cundey. The commentary was moderated by Rob Galluzzo of Blumhouse, who revealed part of the commentary about a hidden detail in the movie which …

Horror

BOMBSHELL: Creator of D-Wave Quantum Computer: Artificial Intelligence is the "altar of an alien god"

Right now is the beginning of the Artificial Intelligence era, this is the era of quantum computing; this is the period that mankind “stands at the …

Nasa: Earth is warming at a pace 'unprecedented in 1,000 years'

Records of temperature that go back far further than 1800s suggest warming of recent decades is out of step with any period over the past millennium<p>The planet is warming at a pace not experienced within the past 1,000 years, at least, making it “very unlikely” that the world will stay within a …

Global Warming

These Four Comic Book Movies Are Among the 100 Best Movies of the Century

Earlier this week, the BBC released the results of a poll of 177 film critics from 36 countries designed to come up with a list of the hundred …

Comic Books

The Girl on the Train switch from London to New York explained

Perhaps the biggest — and most jarring — surprise for the millions of readers of Paula Hawkins’s 2015 novel <i>The Girl on the Train</i> is that the film is …

‘Kingsglaive’: Lousy Movie and Messy Intro to ‘Final Fantasy XV’

<i>Kingsglaive</i> – a sprawling, nearly two-hour CG animated movie meant to serve as a narrative appetizer to this November’s epic role-playing game <i>Final</i> …

videogames

Scientists Discover Galaxy Made of 99.99 Percent Dark Matter

A team of North American astrophysicists has found a very large, very dim blob and it challenges what we think about dark matter, aka the stuff that …

Dark Matter

Scientists discover a 'dark' Milky Way: Massive galaxy consists almost entirely of dark matter

Using the world's most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark …

Dark Matter

‘Miss Saigon' to appear on movie screens before Broadway

NEW YORK — American audiences will get the rare chance to catch a sneak peek at the new “Miss Saigon” before it opens on Broadway next spring. They just have to go to a movie theater.<p>A filmed version of the musical’s live 25th anniversary celebration in London will make its world premiere in 175 …

A Complete Analysis of What Makes Heath Ledger's Joker the Perfect Villain

Why Suicide Squad will never be The Dark Knight.<p>In a post-<i>Dark Knight</i> world, we're forced to return to Christopher Nolan's masterful Batman trilogy to analyze where subsequent superhero films have gone wrong. As stunning as Nolan's films were, their success set off a trend in Hollywood to recreate …

What life is like shooting stills on a movie set

I always thought being the stills shooter on a movie set would be such great fun. It probably is, too. But when one hears stories and sees footage of …

DC’s Movies Are Still Haunted By Heath Ledger’s Joker

This summer, there’s been a bitter war between film critics and fanboys over a terrible summer movie season that seems utterly unworthy of such passion. The latest movie in the crosshairs is <i>Suicide Squad,</i> which critics hated and audiences seem to like — or, more accurately, audiences were willing …

Comic Books

A Missouri man might owe his life to his Tesla Model X's Autopilot

The incident serves as a counterpoint to the accident in Florida<p>Tesla has come under fire for its Autopilot feature after a fatal traffic accident earlier this year. The same feature might have just saved the life of a Missouri man who suffered a pulmonary embolism by driving him to a local …

Tesla