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Does Batman Kill In 'Arkham Knight'?

Let’s get one essential piece of lore out of the way. Batman, in his classical conception, does not kill people. That’s his thing. He’s a puncher, not a shooter. It’s an essential part of his character, and one that’s easy to respect in comics, movies, TV shows and the like. You just have to show …

Batman: Arkham

Pacific Island Chain Gets Renewable Energy Makeover Including Sideways-Hourglass Wind Turbine

Protecting critical habitats is one thing; providing the power they need to maintain scientific and conservation-based operations in a renewable …

Berkeley balcony was ‘severely dry rotted,’ city says

The Berkeley apartment balcony that collapsed last week, killing six people and injuring seven, was supported by laminated wooden beams that are considered especially vulnerable to water damage and became “severely dry rotted,” a city inspection report released Tuesday showed.<p>The balcony directly …

Seven ways climate change will transform your home

3. FOOD APPLIANCE – Kitchens will have appliances such as the Food Cycler, a countertop composter that turns food scraps into odourless compost in …

40 Things that Wouldn’t Have Happened Without Jaws

As the original summer blockbuster turns 40, we look back at its impact on pop culture—for better and for worse.<p>If you’re afraid of the ocean generally or sharks specifically, odds are good that your fear can be traced back to June 20, 1975. It was on this day that <i>Jaws</i> swam menacingly into more …

Double Arm Transplant Recipient Will Lautzenheiser: ‘A Restoration Of My Life’

Four years ago, by all accounts, Boston resident Will Lautzenheiser, 41, was following the plan he had set out for himself early in his life.<p>He was pursuing a career in film-making and academia. After several years of teaching film at Boston University, he had just landed a dream job as a film …

Philae is boldly going where no man should go – let’s leave space to the robots

From Voyager to Rosetta, I’ve balked at the personification of unmanned space missions. But if it ends our obsession with human spaceflight, I say go for it<p>“I’m awake! How long have I been asleep?” This message was tweeted on Sunday by the European Space Agency’s spacecraft Philae. The probe …

Space

New Horizons Principal Investigator Still Considers Pluto a Planet

And he thinks the upcoming flyby will prove it<p>“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck,” jokes Alan Stern, principal investigator for the New Horizons mission. In his view, the same applies to planets.<p>On July 14, New Horizons will make its …

July 2015

Diversity

A Gathering of the Most Beautiful Motorcycles

I walked the grounds of Carmel California’s Quail Lodge, host of the seventh annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering, trying to pick favorites. I had …

Woman claims she owns the sun and sues eBay for not letting her sell it

This is absolutely not a joke: Someone has been successfully selling plots of the sun on eBay until the popular auction site banned her listings, …

Selling