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Marvel: Everything it unleashed at Comic-Con

<b>The Marvel panel at Comic-Con is traditionally one of the biggest events of the convention and this year was no exception.</b><p>Despite a lot of news coming out of Disney's D23 last week, the studio still saved some the big guns for San Diego.<p>Fans were sent into meltdown as they were bombarded with …

Superheroes

Hulk speaks in awesome new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok

An awesome new trailer for <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> debuted at Comic-Con International on Saturday, teasing more details about the third standalone Thor movie and showcasing the latest film’s mix of space opera and comedy (mostly courtesy of star Chris Hemsworth’s interactions with Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo).<p>As …

Marvel Universe

SpaceX's Mars Plans Hit a Pothole. Up Next: the Moon?

It’s been less than a year since Elon Musk announced his plans to settle humans on Mars during a talk in Guadalajara, Mexico. On stage at the …

SpaceX

10 things we didn't know last week

<b>1. Apparently, flight attendants</b> don't like passengers asking for diet coke because it takes too long to pour.<p>Find out more (The Mirror)<p><b>2. A security robot</b> "drowned" in a fountain in Washington DC.<p><b>3. A man who</b> earned a reputation as Britain's rudest bookseller, and charged customers a 50p browsing …

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The biggest announcements from Comic-Con 2017

The world's biggest festival of all things comics and pop culture has just about wrapped up for another year.<p>The San Diego Comic-Con is the place to …

Comics

Somehow The New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Is Even Crazier Than The First

Image: Marvel<p>The first trailer for <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> is one of those trailers you never, ever forget. So, the cast and crew had a lot to live up to at …

Comics

The new Stranger Things trailer is full of Michael Jackson and terror

Turn everything upside-down<p>Today at San Diego Comic Con, Netflix premiered a new trailer for it’s highly anticipated second season of its supernatural show <i>Stranger Things.</i> And from what we’ve seen, there’s plenty more ‘80s nostalgia. But the Upside-Down — and the monsters within it — is coming for …

Pop Culture

Researchers Discover 'Angel Particle' Which Is Both Matter And Antimatter At The Same Time

A team of scientists has found evidence for an unusual particle that, bizarrely, is also its own antiparticle. It was first theorized 80 years ago …

Physics

What’s actually in that Viagra coffee you keep hearing about (and why it’s dangerous)

Male enhancement supplements may work, but that doesn’t mean they’re harmless.<p>Erectile dysfunction can be hard. No, this is not a joke, even though that pun was absolutely intended. The simple fact is that ED can have psychologically devastating effects that we shouldn’t make light of. If folks are …

Health

What Caffeine Does to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>Many of us can't start our day without a jolt of caffeine. Various caffeinated drinks affect your health in different …

Wellness

'Krypton' isn't just a Superman prequel - it's got more DC characters than 'Justice League'

SAN DIEGO — If you thought <i>Krypton</i> was just going to be a poor man's <i>Gotham</i>, think again.<p>The Syfy show, slated for 2018, has thus far been pitched as a prequel set on Superman's homeworld following the Man of Steel's grandfather, Seg-El, played by British newcomer Cameron Coffe, as a young man.<p>But as …

Comics

Donald Trump: Could the US president pardon himself?

<b>Amid relentless scrutiny over possible ties between his presidential campaign and Russia, an extraordinary suggestion has emerged - that Donald Trump could pardon himself or his family.</b><p>The Washington Post reported that Mr Trump inquired about the scope of his power to issue pardons, as a means of …

Richard Nixon

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

SpaceX's big new rocket may crash on 1st flight, Elon Musk says

Elon Musk is tamping down expectations about the maiden launch of SpaceX's huge new Falcon Heavy rocket.<p>There's a "real good chance" the vehicle won't make it to orbit during the liftoff, Musk said Wednesday (July 19) at the 2017 International Space Station Research and Development (ISSR&D) …

SpaceX

List of Top 40 singles for 1980–89 in Australia

The following lists the top 40 (end of decade) charting singles on the Australian Singles Charts, for the 1980s. These were the best charting singles …

Trump Administration Is Demoting Scientists In The Hope They'll Quit, Says Whistleblower

Climate change is a dirty word in the United States federal government. Speaking about it gets you, at best, a “visceral reaction” from Rick Perry, …

Alaska Natives

Trainy McTrainface: Swedish rail firm approves name following online poll

MTR Express allows name following public vote, saying news will bring joy to many – and ‘not just in Sweden’<p>A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains Trainy McTrainface after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty …

World News

Report: Ben Affleck Might Not Be Batman For Much Longer

Image: Warner Bros.Ben Affleck might be in <i>Justice League</i> as the DCEU’s Dark Knight, but he might not be holding onto the cowl for much longer: a new …

Batman

40-ton whale filmed jumping fully out of the water like it's some kind of hotshot dolphin or something

An enormous adult humpback whale was filmed breaching fully out of the water off the southeastern coast of South Africa in early July. The massive whale propels its full body out of the water, like it's some kind of fit young dolphin or something.<p>The impressive sight was captured by scuba diver …

Humpback Whales

Oh, Elon. Building Infrastructure for the Hyperloop Doesn't Work Like That

Is this … is this really happening?<p>On Wednesday morning, Elon Musk made a strange announcement on Twitter: His Boring Company (yes, that's what it's …

Elon Musk

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Body of Salvador Dali exhumed for paternity test

<b>(CNN) —</b> The body of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali was exhumed Thursday, following a controversial Madrid court ruling in favor of a woman who claims to be his daughter.<p>Dali once said, "Great geniuses produce mediocre children, and I don't want to go through that experience." But Maria …

Crime

Scientists discover "angel particle" that is its own antiparticle

Every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle, which has the same mass but the opposite charge. If a particle should ever meet its …

Physics

Could an AI Shoot the Same Photo as You?

Could (or would) an AI (artificial intelligence) shoot the same photo as you?<p>The photo you’re gonna take… could Google Street View make the same …

Street Photography

Robin Williams Quotes: 12 Sayings From The Legendary Comedian On His Birthday

Friday would have been Robin Williams' 66th birthday. The late, great actor, and comedian born July 21, 1951, in Chicago, enjoyed a hugely successful …

Entertainment

Bag of NASA moon dust sells for $1.8M at auction

A bag of moon dust from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission – which a woman bought for $995 in 2015 -- sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction this week following an intense court battle.<p>The bag, filled with moon dust by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in July 1969, …

NASA

How Chester Bennington articulated my generation’s angst

With the Linkin Park frontman tragically taking his own life, he leaves behind a legacy that helped millions come to terms with their emotional discrepancies<p>There wasn’t a childbearing house in the neighbourhood that didn’t own <i>Hybrid Theory</i>. Its grey and burgundy artwork was as iconic as they come, …

Chester Bennington

'Stargate' revival will launch a new MGM streaming service

At Comic-Con MGM celebrated the 20th anniversary of <i>Stargate</i> by announcing a new TV show in the series: <i>Stargate Origins</i>. Other than a teaser trailer and news that it will serve as a prequel there isn't much info about the show, but we know that to watch it, fans will be asked to subscribe to a new …

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