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What 40 years of 'Space Invaders' says about the 1970s – and today

The “Space Invaders” arcade video game, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is an iconic piece of software, credited as one of the earliest digital …

Retrogaming

Close-up photos of spiders and flies will haunt your dreams forever

This extraordinary series of close-up photos turns mundane insects into terrifying beasts from another world.<p>The bugs are captured in intricate …

Insects

Intel's CEO Just Validated the AMD Data Center Processor Threat

Chipzilla's CEO was surprisingly candid.<p>Nomura Securities recently published a research note in which it says that <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ:INTC) CEO Brian …

Computer Hardware

Inside the mind of a dinosaur

Rather than being slow, lumbering and a bit stupid, dinosaurs were smart and nimble-brained – just ask the palaeontologists who are peering deep …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Now That 'Incredibles 2' Is Out, Every Pixar Movie Box Office Opening Ranked Worst To Best

<i>Incredibles 2</i> has smashed both box office expectations and records.<p>Expected to secure a domestic box office weekend of around $110 million to $140 million, it’s pulled in an estimated $180 million – that’s the best debut of all time for an animated film and the eighth-biggest domestic opening …

Animation

‘The Incredible Hulk’ at 10: Everything That Matters in Marvel’s Most Overlooked Movie

Last month, the pop culture-loving world celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the blockbuster franchise that kicked off …

Marvel Universe

Netflix and Alphabet will need to become ISPs, fast

This week completely scrambled the video landscape, and its implications are going to take months to fully understand.<p>First is the district court’s decision to approve the merger of AT&T and Time Warner announced just moments ago. That will create one of the largest content creation and …

Net Neutrality

Here's What We Know About Russia's Hypersonic Waverider Weapon

Warnings of a Russian hypersonic weapon that the U.S. can't defend against may have had you running for the bomb shelter last week. But what, …

Aviation

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companies are forced to update them, the GDPR deadline was may 24th.<p>3w<p>I keep getting email<br>Related to this subject<br>What does this …

Stan Lee Just Made His First Real Tweet

Stan Lee has had a storied career, and he just made another milestone: his first real tweet.<p>On Saturday, Lee announced on Twitter that this was the …

Jonathan Kasdan Reveals Who This Returning Actor Is Playing in Solo: A Star Wars Movie [UPDATED]

<i>Correction: Co-writer Jonathan Kasdan has clarified that he misspoke about who the actor is playing. In fact, it’s a human named Tak. Read the</i> …

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has roughly 300 launches before retirement

Now that SpaceX's final Falcon 9 design has launched for the first time, there's a looming question: how many more launches does the vehicle have left? Elon Musk has an idea. He estimated that SpaceX will build 30 to 40 more Falcon 9 cores for "~300 missions" over the next five years. The …

Avengers: Infinity War directors reveal the fate of other characters in the MCU

Marvel promised that <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> would feature the majority of its heroes in an intergalactic battle with Thanos for the fate of the …

Supersonic Flight Prepares for Takeoff (Again)

It has been 15 years since the Concorde was grounded and commercial flight slowed to subsonic rates. But a new wave of aviation startups is gunning to break the sound barrier as soon as 2023<p>The first commercial supersonic era, from 1969 to 2003, had some well-documented issues. There was the tragic …

Aviation

What Scientists Saw When They Put a Crocodile in an MRI Scanner and Played Classical Music

In a scientific first, researchers have used an MRI scanner to study the brains of Nile crocodiles. Sounds weird—and even a bit dangerous—but the …

A Nuclear Reactor for Space Missions Passes Final Major Ground Tests

Scientists, engineers and reporters gathered at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland on May 2 for a news conference announcing the latest …

Windows 10 now has a powerful screenshot tool

If you take a lot of screenshots on your PC, you’ll be happy to know that Microsoft is making it a whole lot easier to do more with them in Windows 10.<p>If you grab the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build, you’ll find that the Screen Sketch annotation tool that was previously part of Windows Ink …

Software

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NASA nuclear reactor could enable ‘unprecedented exploration’ of space

A NASA nuclear reactor known as Kilopower could result in longer, farther, and faster space travel for astronauts after successfully passing “a …

Infinity War: The Story Behind Thor's New Weapon Stormbreaker

The thunder god’s latest hammer can trace its origins to some classic comics -- and a beloved character.<p><b>Spoilers follow for Avengers: Infinity War</b> …

Why Captain Marvel Is the Key to Undoing Avengers: Infinity War's Devastating Ending

<i>Warning: Serious spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead!</i><p>If you're one of the millions of people still devastated after watching <b>Avengers: Infinity War</b>, join the very, very sad club. At the end of the epic Marvel team-up film, we lose exactly half of our favorites characters after Thanos gets his …

The Surprising Result of Crushing Non-Newtonian Fluids and Crayons in a Hydraulic Press | Colossal

<p><i>Warning: strong language.</i> Over on the Hydraulic Press Channel, Finnish factory owners Lauri and Anni devised an awesome experiment to force a …

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about dinosaurs.<p>But those books can go straight in the trash because finally -- <i>finally</i> -- someone has written a children's …

Bitcoin

Shane Black Unleashes 'The Predator' in First Trailer Peek

CinemaCon 2018: Director played one of the Predators’ first victims, and is now bringing the hunter back to theaters<p>Long before he directed “Iron Man …

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 …

The Opening Scene Of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Has Big Dinosaurs And A Ton Of Tension

<i>Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom</i> won't be in theatres for another two months, but we saw the first few minutes at CinemaCon this week. And right off …

Almost nobody wants the iPhone X

Apple’s first few quarters after releasing a new iPhone always have the potential to make CEO Tim Cook look like a fool: Is the latest iPhone truly the “best iPhone ever made?”<p>Usually it’s true, and we all run out to buy the latest and greatest phone, just in time to show it off to our technophobic …

Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft

Stealth aircraft in the Canadian arctic will be no match for a new quantum radar system.

What Would Happen If We Had No Moon?

There are many things that humans simply take for granted. For example, how many times have you thought of the existence of our moon as an absolute? …