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Watch Star Wars 7 Kylo Ren Undercover Boss Parody

Saturday Night Live has released a hilarious new skit featuring the antagonist of <i>Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens</i>. The video is shot and edited in a format similar to that of <i>Undercover Boss</i>, a television show in which senior executives go undercover in their own companies to investigate …

Star Wars

This Is What World War III Will Look Like | Time

In a picture that captures the violence and sheer destruction inherent in war perhaps more graphically than any other ever published in LIFE, Marines take cover on an Iwo Jima hillside amid the burned-out remains of banyan jungle, as a Japanese bunker is obliterated in March 1945.<p>In this and dozens …

What One Wolf's Extraordinary Journey Means for the Future of Wildlife in America

On Feb. 5, 2014, the world’s most famous wolf woke up somewhere along the Oregon-California border, very likely in the Cascade-Siskiyou National …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

'Final Fantasy Type-0 HD' Trailer Shows A World At War

In addition to the big budget Final Fantasy 15 on the way, we also have an HD remake of the rather good Final Fantasy Type-0 to look forward to. Originally released back in 2011, it was a solid action role-playing game similar to Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 but stylistically closer to the more …

DNA Sequencing Could Make Turkeys Happier And Tastier

That's something to give thanks for<p>It's no accident that turkeys have more than doubled in size over the past 80 years—bigger is better, at least when it comes to the Thanksgiving table. But decades of farmers raising increasingly engorged turkeys isn’t just bad for the birds, which may grow so …

Xbox Live On its Feet Again After Alleged DDoS Attack

Here we go again.<p>Xbox Live is online again after suffering an outage today, with a hacker group claiming to have DDoSed its servers.<p>Their alleged …

Google's Santa tracker can teach kids how to code this Christmas

Like millions of private citizens around the world, Santa Claus is under surveillance. This December, thanks to Google's Santa Tracker, people will be able to keep tabs on the mythical gift-giving demigod, following him on Christmas Eve as he crosses the planet to hand out presents. Google tracked …

Relive the intense Battle of the Bulge in Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault

<i>Check out our</i> <i>Reviews Vault</i> <i>for past game reviews.</i><p>All is not quiet on the Western Front.<p>Sega’s Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault (available now for Windows PCs) depicts the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, which represented Adolph Hitler’s last stab at glory after the successful Allied …

Having Problems With The New Halo Collection? Check Out Bungie's Marathon Trilogy Instead

If you’re having problems with the new <i>Halo Collection</i> then in the interim, as the various problems are dutifully fixed, you should check out Bungie’s original <i>Marathon</i> trilogy.<p>The first <i>Marathon</i> game was an early FPS on Mac which pitted the player as a mysterious cyborg on a huge generational …

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

Robotics

This Is What Your Grocery Store Will Look Like In 2065

A pop-up project in New York City next summer will offer one vision of how the future of bodegas is nothing at all like the present.<p>Grocery stores aren’t really known for innovation; 50 years ago, a supermarket down the street might have looked basically the same as it looks today. But 50 years in …

New York City

How Did Modern Chickens Get So Damn Big?

You may not know it, but the popularity of chicken in the U.S. is partially due to its being one of the few proteins not rationed here during World …

Agriculture

Mass Effect studio helps couple get engaged

BioWare Montreal's studio recently helped a couple of <i>Mass Effect</i> fans get engaged.<p>Jackie, a fan of the series, wrote BioWare Montréal asking for help in proposing to her partner, Amy. The studio responded by creating a custom <i>Mass Effect</i> level, in the Frostbite 3 engine, under the pretext of …

3D Robotics is building the drones that just about anyone can fly

The FAA might not know what to do with drones, but UAV technology is moving so fast we're thinking more "when," not "if" the skies will be filled with quadrocopters. To help more people jump into the future, 3D Robotics SVP of Sales and Marketing Colin Guinn joined us at Expand to show off the …

700-year-old viruses found in ancient reindeer poop

Scientists have discovered two viruses that were preserved for 700 years in frozen reindeer poop collected from northern Canada.<p>One of the viruses had probably infected plant material that passed through the animal's digestive system; the other appears to have infected insects that swarmed around …

Biology

Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another

But the cumbersome experimental setup won’t replace Facebook's Messenger app anytime soon.<p>So a team of neuroscientists sent a message from the brain of one person in India, to the brains of three people in France, using brainwave-reading equipment and the Internet. Yes, really.<p>The process is slow …

Electromagnetism

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6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen - Futurity

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …