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U2 - Get Out Of Your Own Way (Official Video)

YouTube

Explore The Collaboration Between Spielberg and Ernest Cline In This Ready Player One Featurette

One of the greatest directors of a generation, and one author who owes that director a huge debt of influence.<p>The future of <i>Ready Player One</i>, even …

Geek

Space startup Rocket Lab successfully sent a rocket to orbit

On Sunday afternoon, New Zealand and U.S. spaceflight startup Rocket Lab successfully sent a second Electron rocket to space — and this time it …

Exploration

Watch the First Footage of a Tesla Semi in the Real World

Just two months after its official unveiling, the Tesla Semi is really really real.<p>A UPS worker in California last week captured the first known …

Tesla Semi

This is why your hair is falling out (AND how to stop it)

Rule number one: don't freak out...<p>Hair shedding is a part of every day life, yes it clogs up your shower drain, <i>and</i> yes, it means you have to vacuum …

Hair

Why we shouldn't be concerned that the Y chromosome is becoming extinct

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it …

Genetics

The Invasion of the German Board Games

Their peaceful premises and intricate rule systems are changing the way Americans play—and helping shape an industry in the process.<p>In a development that would have been hard to imagine a generation ago, when video games were poised to take over living rooms, board games are thriving. Overall, the …

Board Games

Of Course Rian Johnson And Mark Hamill Have Thoughts About What Happened to Luke's Hand

More than most people in 2018, Rian Johnson seems like he’s authentically enjoying Twitter. Debating <i>Star Wars</i> with angry fans, posting silly …

Star Wars

After The Hawaii Missile Alert There Was A Weirdly Massive Spike In Pornhub Traffic

It's a hypothetical question that everybody gets asked at some point – what would you do if you found out you have only hours left to live?<p>The answer …

Health

The Scots Language Edition of HARRY POTTER Is Delightful

The story of <i>Harry Potter</i>, the Boy Who Lived, has been translated into 80 languages. J.K. Rowling‘s magical tales wrap around the globe through those …

Harry Potter

Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 4 Trailer (Official)

Star Wars Rebels

Scientists worry brain-wasting ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans

Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animal’s nervous system.<p>And scientists are concerned that …

Biology

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …

The Brain

Nike’s ‘PlayStation’ PG2s are like a DualShock for your feet

Nike has never been afraid to use different technologies to experiment with its sneakers. After all, this is the company that brought you the Mag and HyperAdapt, two shoes powered by auto-lacing mechanisms. And while its latest basketball silhouette isn't as tech-forward as those, there's still …

Shoes

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

<b>The US astronaut Jeanette Epps has been removed from her upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) just months before launch.</b><p>Dr Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew.<p>She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June …

NASA

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

Breakthroughs

Here's Why 200,000 Endangered Antelopes Dropped Dead in Kazakhstan

So devastating.<p>When over 200,000 saiga antelopes dropped dead in Kazakhstan over the course of a few weeks in May 2015, scientists were baffled.<p>In …

Biological Species

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Filed Under Innovation, Cassini, Data & NASA<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft …

Planets

Rian Johnson almost rewrote The Last Jedi after Carrie Fisher's death

Rian Johnson, director/writer of <i>The Last Jedi</i>, had a strict vision in mind when he created the latest <i>Star Wars</i> film, but when tragedy struck, he …

Star Wars

Scientists Just Recalibrated Our Future Climate Scenarios And We Need to Pay Attention

They've narrowed it down.<p>Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most dire scenarios of what would …

Climate Change

Genome of Man Who Died in 1827 Has Been Reverse-Engineered Without Any Remains

This Icelandic settler had an incredible story.<p>Hans Jonatan was born in the Caribbean in 1784, migrated to Iceland in 1802, and died in 1827 – and …

DNA

‘Mythconceptions’ – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague and the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox. From Harold II’s arrow in the eye to the first men in the sky – what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at …

Genghis Khan

BitConnect is shutting down its lending and exchange platform

Following months of red flags, Bitcoin investment platform BitConnect – which has long been suspected of running a Ponzi scheme – has officially announced its platform is shutting down.<p>In a blog post – titled “Changes coming for the Bitconnect [sic] system – Halt of lending and exchange platform” – …

Bitcoin

‘Star Wars’ Fans Are Following The ‘Kylo Ren Challenge’ With The More Elegant ‘Leia Challenge’

Carrie Fisher is cooler than you, but don’t feel bad. Carrie Fisher is cooler than just about everyone in existence. And even though we’ve been without her for over a year, her legacy lives on, front and center through Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now, <i>Star Wars</i> fans are deciding they’re done hiking up …

Star Wars

The Bitcoin community reacts to crash

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crashed hard, and many people aren’t taking it well.<p>Down from the near-$20,000 highs of early December, Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

JJ Abrams' Bad Robot introduces diversity quota

The film-maker’s production company to implement a new policy, created in the wake of #OscarsSoWhite<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens made waves with the casting of John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, a young black man and white woman, as the lead figures in the biggest Hollywood blockbuster of 2015. Now JJ …

J.J. Abrams

How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too

My grandfather was caramel-skinned with black eyes and thick, dark hair, and until he discovered that he was adopted, he had no reason to suspect …

DNA

He tried to hold in a sneeze and ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube

Sneezing is an astoundingly powerful human action, blasting mucus and air from the nose and mouth at up to 100 miles per hour, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That power exists whether a sneeze is held in or not.<p>“Occasionally, people will cause some damage to their eardrums or their sinuses if …

Medicine

Rian Johnson Explains Leia's Big Last Jedi Move Again for Fans Who Are Having Trouble Accepting It

Fans are still debating a lot of the content from Rian Johnson’s <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. And they likely will continue to do so for the rest of …

Star Wars