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Penn research contributes to Nobel Prize in Physics

With perseverance, a giant 1,000-ton “fishbowl” full of rare water and a man-made cavern 6,800 feet underground, Penn researchers contributed to a …

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Darth Maul’s Video Game Might Be Coming Back

Last year, we learned that Darth Maul nearly had his own video game. It looked good! Alas, the Red Fly-developed game was canceled back in 2011, and that was the end of the story. Except, perhaps, maybe not, if Red Fly has its way.<p>As laid out in a Reddit AMA with Red Fly CEO Dan Borth, they’re …

PlayStation Sends PewDiePie Cake With a Custom PS4 Controller Inside It for His Birthday

As a birthday gift for Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg, Sony sent YouTube's biggest star a PlayStation-themed cake. Cakes on birthdays are standard fare, but this item contained a special surprise. Kjellberg, 26 as of October 24, reveals on Twitter that the cake had a one-of-a-kind PlayStation 4 …

Play Sword Coast Legends with Chris Perkins | Dungeons & Dragons

Share this<p>Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+<p>Chris Perkins, Dungeon Master extraordinaire, invites you to join him in creating and …

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Jared Leto's Joker is barefoot and in sweatpants in the first full image of the villain

We haven't seen a new image of Jared Leto as The Joker since the "Suicide Squad" trailer was released in July.<p>Now, Empire magazine has revealed a new limited-edition December cover featuring our first full look of Leto in one of his Joker outfits.<p>It's interesting.<p>Here's the Clown Prince of Crime in …

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Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition offers tremendous additions but also some annoyances for console players

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition doesn’t just patch last summer’s role-playing PC hit and port it to consoles. It adds a whole new layer to one of the best RPGs on the market.<p>Unfortunately, while the new content should be a huge bonus for PC gamers (who, if they bought the original title, …

Halloween comes to Destiny in a delightfully mischievous way

<i>Destiny</i> takes place centuries in the future, but the people of Earth still celebrate All Hallows' Eve, and this year, Bungie is throwing a huge, activity-filled Halloween party inside the game.<p>The denizens of <i>Destiny</i>'s world refer to it as the Festival of the Lost, and it is meant to "honor the …

‘Sword Coast Legends’ Is the Dungeons & Dragons Video Game You’ve Been Waiting For

The transition from tabletop to computer screen has rarely been smooth, but D&D players might finally have a winner.<p>It must be daunting to begin work on a Dungeons & Dragons video game. Though there's a ton of cultural cachet in the property, it has an intense, loyal following, fans that are …

This scene from 'The Empire Strikes Back' led to a huge mystery that 'Star Wars' fans haven't been able to solve for 35 years

If the accident had happened four months later the news would have been in every paper around the world. But at the time Hamill was still an unknown actor who had just finished being the lead in a yet-to-be-released sci-fi movie in which he wore all white and wielded a glowing sword.<p>Hamill had to …

The "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster Holds Some Tantalizing Questions

Where is Luke Skywalker?!<p><b>Update:</b> As several commenters have pointed out, this looks like it could be Starkiller Base, which the official Star Wars website describes like this:<p>(Kind of sounds like a Death Star!)

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Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Atomic vanity: Mirror prolongs life of artificial atoms

Researchers at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology were able to prolong the lifetime of an artificial atom by placing it in front of a mirror.

'Elstree 1976': London Review

Documentary maker Jon Spira tracks down some minor actors who appeared in the orginal 'Star Wars' movie, from Darth Vader to tiny background roles.<p>A …

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Why did the clocks change this weekend? What is Daylight Savings Time and why do we still use it?

<b>The clocks went back this weekend, giving us all a blissful extra hour in bed. From Sandringham Time to why we even have Daylight Saving Time in the first place, here's everything you need to know about the autumn time change.</b><p>When did the clocks go back?<p>This morning at 2am, the UK reverted to …

Mark Hamill Cleared Up The Confusion About Some ‘Total BS’ In The Classic ‘Star Wars’

So, Screen Rant posted a top ten video the other day that showcased some of the biggest movie flubs to ever make it on the big screen, and most of them were clear, great choices. One of the films highlighted was the original <i>Star Wars</i> and its multitude of weird Vaseline shots in the desert and …

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