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A Sexist ‘Star Wars’ Shirt Swaps Leia Out For Luke

The opening scene of <i>A New Hope</i> is a thrilling bit of cinema, and probably one of the most seen openings of all time. It firmly establishes that Vader is evil, Leia takes crap from nobody, and kicks off the whole plot of the movie in style. It also features a popular still, up above, <i>Star Wars</i> fans …

Star Wars

Hey Netflix: It's Time to Bring Back Firefly

All right, Netflix and Amazon and Vimeo and every other streaming service out there are hungry for original content: It’s time to stop screwing …

APOD: 2010 May 3 - Spiral Galaxy NGC 3190 Almost Sideways

Hubble space telescope captures stunning image of barred spiral galaxy

The Hubble space telescope has captured a stunning image of a faraway galaxy known as a barred spiral.<p>Galaxy NGC 4639 is located over 70 million …

Pluto image revealed by Nasa offers closest look yet at dwarf planet

Photograph: Nasa/Reuters<p>The picture of Pluto sent back from New Horizons shows a distinctive heart shape.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/03fb61754aaf547bf8ff6f5870a0a63a155d25c7/32_0_988_593/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Nasa/New Horizons<p>Charon, as seen via New Horizon’s long-range reconnaissance imager on 8 …

Solar System

Amending the US constitution: the political rarity that's suddenly in vogue

The US constitution has been successfully changed only 27 times in its 227-year history, but a sudden upsurge in talk – from many presidential candidates – suggests constitutional reform may no longer be the refuge of political kooks<p>Despite their all too obvious differences, one surprising policy …

Government

Exploding satellite debris poses ‘Gravity’ style space threat

Scientists at the University of Southampton claim missions, spacecraft and satellites are at risk from 50,000 pieces of debris hurtling around the Earth<p>Spacecraft are at risk from dangerous debris which is currently hurtling around Earth at enormous speed following the explosion of a US satellite, …

Incredibly detailed Star Wars scenes made from single sheets of paper

Updated 30th November 2015

Researchers find new 'most distant' galaxy in the universe

Peering through the voids of space is a lot like time travelling: the deeper we gaze into a seemingly endless Universe, the further back in time we can see. Now, a team of researchers led by astronomers from Yale University and UC Santa Cruz have announced that they've discovered the most distant …

Patrick Stewart defends UK bakery's decision to refuse 'support gay marriage' cake

Patrick Stewart has defended a bakery, which was found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan.<p>Last month, a judge ruled that Ashers Baking Company in Northern Ireland had discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with the words …

3 stars, banished from their galaxies, explode in deep space

Three stellar exiles exploded in solitude hundreds of light-years away from their closest cosmic neighbors, it was revealed this week.<p>Supernova — …

The Glory That Was Hippie-Era Kathmandu Finally Died in the Nepal Earthquake

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Natural Disasters

This 'Game Of Thrones' Actor Argued Against His Shocking Death

<i>(Warning: This post is dark and full of spoilers)</i><p>All book readers must freak out.<p>"Game of Thrones" has already made a huge change from the books with Season 5's Sansa storyline, but Episode 4's shocking last scene is arguably the biggest alteration yet. Though Ser Barristan and Grey Worm still play …

Why Daredevil Made It Hard for Me to Love Avengers: Age of Ultron

<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> opened this weekend, and though it didn’t <i>quite</i> break the box-office records many had hoped it would, it still pulled in a staggering $191.3 million in its domestic debut. That means a <i>lot</i> of you saw it. And why wouldn’t you? It’s filled with characters you love and written …

How to count how many people are gay

ON APRIL 28th America's Supreme Court heard arguments on whether or not same-sex marriage should be legal across the country (as it now is in most …

LGBTQI

Ted Cruz’s Gay Hosts Shouldn’t Apologize

So what if two rich gay hoteliers invited Ted Cruz to chat with them at their home? That’s the kind of bridge building we need more of, not less.<p>I …

Indonesia confirms it executed 8 for drug smuggling

CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling on Wednesday, although a …

Movie News, Reviews & Exclusive Interviews

Hypernova: one direct hit of its deadly gamma rays and life on Earth will be obliterated

The Night Sky in May 2015: when black holes collide, they unleash a stellar fury<p>It is now 65 years since Enrico Fermi asked his famous question: "Where is everyone?" Yet still no trace of alien civilisations has been found.<p>They ought to exist. The Sun is an ordinary star and Earth an ordinary …

Bruce Jenner Is Threatening to Sue Over Illegally Obtained Photos of Him in a Dress

News outlets nabbed shots of the reality star in his own home, and he's fighting back.<p>Bruce Jenner is livid, and rightfully so: Both the <i>New York Daily News</i> and <i>CNN</i> published photos of him* wearing a dress inside his own home, which, according to <i>Us Weekly</i>, were shot using a telescopic lens from as …

The Latest on Nepal: Under rubble, man says he drank urine

10:30 a.m. (0445 GMT)<p>A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu more than three days after the deadly Nepal earthquake says he …

NASA --"Is It On the Verge of Discovering 'Warp Bubbles' Enabling Dreams of Interstellar Travel?"

There have been hints in recent news that NASA may be on the path to discovering warp bubbles that could make the local universe accessible for human …

NASA Celebrates Hubble Space Telescope 25th Birthday With Awesome Celestial Image

Source: Hubblesite.org<p>To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary, NASA has released an image captured by the Hubble’s near-infrared …

Man charged with murder of Cristie Codd, Food Network Star finalist

Authorities have charged a North Carolina man with first-degree murder in the deaths of a finalist from the TV show <i>Food Network Star</i>, her husband and …

Video: Dallas police open fire on schizophrenic man with screwdriver

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jason Harrison appears in the doorway, twiddling a screwdriver between his fingers.<p>One of two Dallas police officers called to the scene tells Harrison to drop the tool, a command the officers repeat at least four times as Harrison's mom screams, "Jay! Jay! Jay!"<p>Within 5 seconds of that …

Law Enforcement

Baby reportedly killed by power saw in Chicago

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 7-month-old girl has died after reportedly having her throat cut with a power saw in a Chicago home, authorities said.<p>The baby's grandmother, 52-year-old Manuela Rodriguez, has been charged with first degree murder over the death.<p>Police believe Rodriguez cut the girl's throat with the …

Crime

Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kingsman, The Wolverine, Guardians – /Film

Want to see what that photo looks like in color? What is <b>Superman</b> doing in <i>Batman v Superman</i>? Will <b>Lois Lone</b> and <b>Wonder Woman</b> fight in the movie? Which …

Comics

Same-sex marriage: Justices look ahead

Some questions in Tuesday’s arguments seemed to be setting up future debates.<p>When the issue of a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage was argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, some of the justices were looking past that debate to the next round of fights over how such a ruling …