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Amazon to Adapt Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' for Prime Television Series

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is about to bring Middle Earth to your living room.<p>The company announced Monday, Nov. 13, that it has acquired multi-season …

New, more sensitive sensor for evaluating drug safety

A new technique for evaluating drug safety can detect stress on cells at earlier stages than conventional methods, which mostly rely on detecting …

11 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in July 2017

High-quality entertainment while you bask in the AC.<p>W<i>onder Woman</i> may still be dominating the summer box-office, but never fear, yet another superhero epic is here. <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, the sixth (!) feature film to star the comic-book wall-crawler since 2002, and the first to be set within the …

Dixon man jumps into moving car to save driver having seizure

Not all heroes wear capes.<p>Randy Tompkins, 39, dove through the window of a moving car Friday afternoon in Dixon to save the driver, who was having a seizure.<p>Tompkins was driving his truck just before 4 p.m. when he noticed a car driving in the wrong lane heading toward him and his wife.<p>He said he …

Orbiting Dust Storm Could Remove Space Junk - MIT Technology Review

Space junk is a serious problem, particularly in some orbits where debris is increasing at alarming rates.<p>While there are some 900 active satellites …

Dust Storms

Incredible Snowfall Night In Reykjavik

In February, Reykjavik was buried under the snow after falling records. It had not been snowing since 1937, so photographer Gunnar Freyr immortalized …

Pocket Strafe has a different solution to moving around in VR

Locomotion in virtual reality experiences and games is something that hasn’t been figured out entirely just yet. With headset tracking and sensors, players can move around defined spaces that reflect the rooms they inhabit to a degree, but you’re limited by the size of your physical space. And …

Virtual Reality

Massive WWII bomb is defused in German town of Augsburg

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Explosives experts on Sunday defused a large World War II aerial bomb in the southern German city of Augsburg — clearing …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

Arnold Schwarzenegger: I would have run for president

Arnold Schwarzenegger would have entered the 2016 presidential race if he could have.<p>"If I'd been born in America, I would've run," he revealed to Adweek. "Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race."<p>The Austrian star has been a U.S. citizen since 1983.<p>The former California governor …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Boston police shot during domestic call need more surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Two Boston police officers need more surgery as they recover from shooting injuries they received while responding to a domestic …

Law Enforcement

A psychologist has honed a subliminal tactic to get what you want before you’ve asked for it

Robert Cialdini made his name on counseling everyday people about how to avoid being manipulated by advertisers, politicians, and lobbyists. Now, the Arizona State University psychology professor is advising people on how to become the manipulator.<p>Cialdini’s new book, <i>Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary</i> …

Psychology

A billion stars of the Milky Way captured in astonishing space map of night sky

The most detailed map of the night sky ever produced, which pinpoints the locations of more than one billion stars, was released today.<p>The image is the result of 14 months of sky scanning by the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite which carries a one-billion pixel camera designed by British …

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100-year-old twins share unbreakable bond: 'We've never been separated'

There’s no doubt that being an identical twin is something special, but living to be 100 years old with your look-alike sibling? Now that’s just remarkable.<p>Meet Mary Belle Roach and Mae Belle Powell, better known as “The Wallace Twins” — a nickname, based on their maiden names, that has stuck over …

Great Depression

How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device

Two officers tried to follow Stout, but he recognized the tail and slipped away<p>Working from prison, Rigmaiden unravelled decades of secrecy<p>Rigmaiden has spent much of his life coming to terms with authority<p>Each step of his scheme was painstakingly arranged<p>Researchers knew the system was broken, but …