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Watch Humans Destroy the Earth in 30 Years With Google Earth Time Lapse

Humans do not treat the Earth kindly, and now we have even more evidence. Google just updated the Google Earth Engine to include four years of …

Google Earth

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Horror

Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie

Psst, Hollywood: Why stop with the fictional operative Marion Cotillard plays in Allied?<p>Writer <b>Steven Knight</b> has said that his new film, <i>Allied</i>, is based on a story about World War II spies that he heard third-hand from an old girlfriend. It could well have been more than an urban legend, though: …

Quick and Easy MacBook Repairs That Will Save You a Small Fortune

Everybody’s MacBook breaks. At some point or another, the hard drive will shudder to a stop; the display hinge won’t hold up anymore; the logic board …

Here's an inexpensive and easy-to-setup smart-home gadget for beginners

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon The world of multi-colored smart lights just got a little bigger (and brighter).<p>TP-Link has entered the smart bulb market …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

The Walking Dead’s Real Game Changer Isn’t Negan—It’s King Ezekiel

Negan is the usual Walking Dead villain on steroids. Ezekiel is something totally new.<p><i>The Walking Dead</i>’s seventh season might prove its most divisive yet. Within its first two episodes, the new chapter in this blood-soaked saga has introduced two very different philosophies and writing styles. The …

Photoshop for Beginners

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Today at GeekDad Academy we’re featuring Photoshop for Beginners. As the name implies, this course of 93 lectures is geared for …

Tutorials

17 Facts About “The Blair Witch Project” That Will Blow Your Mind

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How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids

The Week in Movies - Original Suicide Squad plans revealed! Deathstroke confirmed for Batman solo movie, first look at Spider-Man: Homecoming villain and more...

<i>The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including some of the original plans for Suicide Squad revealed by Shia LaBeouf,</i> …

Spider-Man

The Making of Star Trek: The Next Generation's Greatest Episode, 'The Inner Light'

This episode should’ve never worked. It was a one-off, inconsequential story about characters we’ve never seen before nor would ever see again. It …

Disproving 9 of the Biggest 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Jet fuel. Controlled demolitions. No debris. Let's get to the bottom of it.<p>An extraordinary event requires an extraordinary explanation. But for some, the idea that 19 men could commandeer four commercial airliners in a coordinated attack and use them as 400-ton missiles to destroy such massive …

The Five Things We Need Resolved In “Stranger Things 2”

Netflix announced today Stranger Things 2 is a go. (Because of course.) Here’s what we hope to see resolved. [Spoilers ahead!]<p>Ever since <i>Stranger Things</i> became the surprise unmissable hit of the summer, the show’s creators have played coy about the certainty of a season two. Fans have been less coy …

10 Times Actors Had Real Sex In Mainstream Movies or On-Screen

With world cinema getting bolder and bolder day by day, actors have to push hard to their limits. Some actors get so much indulged in their roles …

The 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Just Explained *That* Look Jaime and Cersei Shared in the Finale

It ~means things~.<p>Warning: This post contains spoilers for the <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 6 finale.<p>The <i>Game of Thrones</i> finale was just intense all around. The stakes changed drastically for all of the major players, but none experienced quite as much upheaval as Cersei Lannister. In the span of the …

TV Series

'The Americans' On- and Offscreen Couple Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in Rare Joint Interview

The newly anointed Emmy nominees — with a freshly delivered baby — open up about their FX drama's new status, their pitch for how the series should …

What DC Is Doing Right With the New Versions of Superman and Batman

Two simple changes have made DC Comics’ relaunched Superman and Batman books much more enjoyable.<p>The Man of Steel’s always been a character who …

Six Signs That We've Entered a New Geologic Age

We’ve heard a lot of buzz recently about the Anthropocene, the geologic epoch of man and machine. Does it exist? Are we in it right now? Later this …

10 TV Shows and Episodes Banned Due to Crazy Controversy

'The West Wing' Reunion: Aaron Sorkin Reflects on His Exit, Network Notes and Advice From Larry David

Stars Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Janel Moloney, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Melissa Fitzgerald were joined by executive producers Thomas …

This Eye-Opening ‘Deadpool’ VFX Reel Reveals Which Parts Of Ryan Reynolds’ Nude Fight Scene Were CGI

<b>Warning:</b> The video above contains some <i>Deadpool</i> spoilers and NSFW imagery.<p>Visual-effects reels are usually pretty interesting, although if you’ve seen one, you’ve kinda seen them all. I mean, at this point we’re all aware that Hollywood blockbusters are mostly performed in front of green screens, …

14 Netflix Hacks to Help You Binge Like a Pro

Netflix had some 75 million paying subscribers around the world—but how many of those people are getting the most out of their subscription? You can …

12 Ways Humanity Could Destroy The Entire Solar System

We humans are doing a bang-up job of messing up our home planet. But who’s to say we can’t go on to screw things up elsewhere? Here, not listed in …

10 Interestingly Outlandish Conspiracy Theories About The Nazis

To say that the Nazis caught the world off guard when they unleashed their military might at the end of the 1930s would be an understatement. In the …

Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet

When Annabelle Narey posted a negative review of a building firm on Mumsnet, the last thing on her mind was copyright infringement<p>Writing a bad review online has always run a small risk of opening yourself up to a defamation claim. But few would expect to be told that they had to delete their …

Copyright

Game of Thrones: Emilia Clarke on that epic nude scene

<b>Notice: This post contains a spoiler from Sunday’s Game of Thrones, “Book of the Stranger”…</b><p>Daenerys Targaryen added another spectacular feat to her …

This pivotal 'Game of Thrones' scene may have just disproved a popular fan theory

The fourth episode of "Game of Thrones" season six began with an emotionally charged reunion between Jon Snow and Sansa Stark. After settling into each others' presence, Sansa launched into a pitch for the two of them to retake Winterfell by attacking the Boltons.<p>At first, Jon was adamant about not …

Batman V Superman Inspired Marvel To Make Captain America: Civil War

Advertising [x]<p>by Chris Agar<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>By now, some fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe know that the plan for the third <i>Captain America</i> film …

How to Work Out When You Have No Time, From the Founder of TRX

No more excuses.<p>In the mid-90's, Randy Hetrick was a Navy SEAL deployed on a counter-piracy mission in southeast Asia, holed up in a warehouse, trying to figure out how to stay in the kind of shape necessary to quickly scale the side of a freighter while wearing 75 pounds of gear. He had …