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So Facebook controls the way millions of people get their news. What should we do about it?

The <i>New York Times</i> seems to have finally awoken to the idea that Facebook exerts a growing amount of control over how millions of people get their …

Preview of Spider-Man and the X-Men #1

In the wake of <b>Death of Wolverine</b>, the Jean Grey Academy is getting a new faculty member in your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and we’ve got a …

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

10 Things We Need to See in Batman v Superman

In a year which will see Captain America and Iron Man go to war, calling Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016’s most highly anticipated comic book …

Comic Books

Smashing Pumpkins, Koko, review: 'surprisingly sunny'

A surprise appearance on stage from Marilyn Manson made this Smashing Pumpkins show a night to remember, says Catherine Gee<p>The day that you go to an intimate Smashing Pumpkins gig and Marilyn Manson turns up on stage is not one that you’re going to forget in a hurry. The goth-metal singer had …

When Science Fiction Stopped Caring About the Future

The Star Wars reboot looks like another example of how the genre's most popular works have given up on imagining new worlds.<p>Most people think of science-fiction as being about the future; it's a genre that explores possibilities, from Dr. Frankenstein's invention of artificial life to Ursula K. Le …

MagicPicker Color Plug-in Update Delivers More Artistic Control

There are few things digital artists are more finicky about than color, but for Photoshop and Illustrator users, color selection and tweaking promises to get easier and more precise with a fresh upgrade to Anastasiy’s MagicPicker plug-in, targeted to painters, special effects folk and comic artists.<p>…

Meet the man who was (maybe) devoured by an anaconda

The star of Discovery Channel’s controversial new show insists it’s all in the name of conservation<p>My biggest question for Paul Rosolie, the man Discovery Channel claims will be eaten alive in a "documentary" airing Sunday night -- really, my only question for him -- was, <i>why</i>?<p>Rosolie's a dedicated …

Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer

White smoke rose in the air and green dye coloured the ocean to guide the USS Anchorage and smaller recovery vessels to the spot where Nasa’s Orion crew capsule splashed down to Earth after a flawless and awe-inspiring test flight on Friday.<p>Cameras mounted inside Orion caught the casual splendour …

Batman: Arkham Knight gets a new trailer

Warner Bros. has released the third and final instalment in its series of Ace Chemicals Infiltration trailers for <b>Batman: Arkham Knight</b>; watch part …

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

Our Homo erectus ancestors may have been smarter and more creative than we thought.<p>A zigzag engraving on a mussel's shell may transform scientific understanding of what has long been considered a defining human capacity: artistic creativity.<p>Until now, the earliest evidence of geometric art was …

20 years of PlayStation never looked so cute

Spectre: Time to worry about the future of James Bond?

<i>Ozzy Armstrong on whether it’s time to worry about the future of James Bond…</i><p>After the announcements on Thursday regarding <b>Bond 24</b>, now known as …

Get Santa review – sweet-natured seasonal fare

Former horror maestro Christopher Smith, who made his name with <i>Severance</i>, <i>Triangle</i> and <i>Black Death</i>, goes in search of his inner child with this moderately likable Christmas romp. There are echoes of <i>Miracle on 34th Street</i> as Jim Broadbent attempts to convince Rafe Spall’s understandably sceptical …

Did Stan Lee just hint at a studio effort to cross over the Marvel movies?

LOS ANGELES — Are the major Hollywood studios with rights to various Marvel Comics characters talking about a massive movie crossover? Though it may …

Dolby is launching its super-vivid IMAX theater competitor in the Netherlands

Dolby has just announced a huge new project, but it's not about audio as you'd expect -- it's about the upcoming launch of its IMAX competitor called Dolby Cinema. This giant screen format will be able to project movies using the "Dolby Vision" technology (something it's been working on for years), …

Paul McCartney says John Lennon killer was ‘the jerk of jerks’

Mark Chapman shot Lennon in New York in December 1980<p>Paul McCartney has described Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in 1980, as “the jerk …

Apple Watch's high-priced fashion focus on the mark, survey says

Despite recent developments, the wearables space is still in its early stages in terms of mainstream adoption. The Apple Watch is expected to change …

Dolly Parton: ‘There’s more to me than the big hair and the phoney stuff’

Her golden motorbus, Dolly I, is almost too brilliant to look at under the direct slap of a Tennessee sun. It is parked in a Nashville carpark, blinds drawn, the on-board air conditioner grumbling. Dolly I isn’t as well travelled as its stablemate, Dolly II, which has ranged the motorways of …

Trains Could Use Lasers To Blast Leaves Off Track

Why rake ‘em when you can burn ‘em<p>Autumn: It’s a time for cool, breezy weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and the buildup of colorful tree leaves on the ground. While many enjoy the picturesque leafy exodus, there are some who don’t always look forward to the yearly ritual – notably railway …

Black Sea review – Jude Law gets into deep water in a leaky Soviet sub

Rather than turning to the usual submarine flick canon (from <i>Das Boot</i> to <i>Crimson Tide</i>) director Kevin Macdonald tellingly used William Friedkin’s <i>Sorcerer</i> (a remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s <i>The Wages of Fear</i>) as a touchstone for this tale of desperate men and monstrous machines. Jude Law goes for …

Meet the new Bond car

The airport of the future

The airport of the future will be less like a sprawling bus depot and more like a large, sustainable park.<p>The number of passengers and aircraft are set to double by 2033, according to Jack Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research, a firm specializing in the travel industry. To adapt to the growing …

Your science questions answered

<b>Q At the moment of the big bang, all mass was in a single spot and has been expanding outward from there since. Where is the centre of the expansion from, and wouldn’t there be a growing void emanating from that point going forward?</b> asks Kirk Lynn<p>A As Dr David Mulryne from Queen Mary University of …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Nicole Kidman: 2014 has been a really hard year for me personally

Nicole Kidman has said that 2014 has been a really hard year.<p>Speaking at the Australian premiere of Paddington in Sydney, the actor said it felt good to close out the year with a film that makes people smile, following the grief of losing her father, Australian clinical psychologist Antony Kidman, …

Watch: the German rollercoaster restaurant

Move over conveyor belt sushi, the rollercoasting hamburger is here<p>It gives fast food a new meaning: a restaurant in Germany that features its very own rollercoaster.<p>Located in the northern port city of Hamburg, the restaurant has been fittingly named the Rollercoaster Restaurant, and can seat as …

As Hagupit Nears Philippines, Here's What You Need to Know About Typhoons

For starters, nearly 90 percent of these big oceanic storms are called typhoons and cyclones, not hurricanes.<p><i>Update: Hagupit made landfall Saturday at 9:15 p.m. local time near the town of Dolores on the southeastern Philippine island of Samar. The storm—downgraded from its supertyphoon</i> …

How Dogs Really Listen to Us, and How Pufferfish Puff