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Rejoice! JK Rowling's New 'Harry Potter' Play Is a Proper Sequel

<i>Editor's Note: Exciting developments are in the works for the kids from "Harry Potter" and survivors of the Romeo and Juliet saga. These bits and</i> …

Harry Potter

New play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the official 'eighth story'

Seven books, and now a play<p>Harry Potter fans have been demanding a new "official" installment in the franchise since it ended in 2007.<p>On Friday, author J.K. Rowling published a post on Pottermore confirming that the upcoming two-part play <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> — taking place in London's …

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Will Be Released In Two Parts

Splitting a single installment of a franchise into two parts isn’t just for movies anymore. J.K. Rowling revealed on Twitter that <i>Harry Potter and the</i> …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Dinosaurs

Everything extra JK Rowling has revealed about Harry Potter

JK Rowling has been busy drip-feeding extra information about Harry Potter characters for over a year, as well as answering fan questions and giving …

Books

'Nazi gold train' could be first of many hidden in Hitler's vast tunnel complex in Poland

Walbrzych in western Poland has been gripped by the decades-old mystery of missing Nazi gold trains<p>Experts in Poland have claimed that the apparent discovery of a German train thought to be packed with looted treasures could be the first of many, suggesting just a fraction of the vast tunnel …

Russia's plans for the Arctic have hit 'two major setbacks'

His message is predictable: He'll talk about climate change. Russia has received an invitation to the conference, but decided to send a fairly low-level delegation.<p>Russia certainly has important interests in the Arctic region and even higher ambitions, but its Arctic agenda has little to do with …

Russia

YouTube launches video game streaming service to challenge Twitch

World's biggest video streaming website to set dedicated gaming service live on Wednesday evening, having missed out on buying Twitch.tv<p>YouTube is set to launch its dedicated gaming website, attempting to capitalise on huge demand for video game streaming and challenge Twitch, the service it tried …

Pentagon report: Russia is deploying new, specially modified air-defense systems to the Arctic

According to the FMSO, the Kremlin is looking to place short-to-medium range antiaircraft SA-22 Pantsir-S1 battalions at Murmansk by the Norwegian border and at unspecified locations in the east of Russia facing both the US and Japan.<p>The twin-barreled Pantsir is a staple of Russian air defense, the …

Military

Russia to display mega H-bomb copy in Moscow

<b>Russia will display a replica of the most powerful nuclear device ever to be exploded - the Soviet "Tsar Bomba" - near the Kremlin in Moscow next month.</b><p>The AN-602 hydrogen bomb casings will be the main draw at an exhibition devoted to Russia's atomic achievements since 1945, at the Manezh …

Russia