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Marvel Vs. DC: 2014's Multi-Million Dollar Game of Chicken

Of all the superhero characters, common macguffins and themes across comics, television, and theater screens, Disney and their Marvel properties are flaming the popular opinion that PR campaigns surrounding these mixed story worlds is the new battlefield for the hearts and mind of the consumer, …

Why do people have different laughs?

Laughter may be contagious, but sometimes it sounds like we all have different strains.<p>Think of those famous, trademark laughs — Fran Drescher's …

Mark Strand, a revelatory poet of love and death

One of the many clichés about poetry is that it is an art with just two subjects: love and death. Mark Strand, who died on Saturday at 80, duly addressed love and death in his poems, but in radically lyrical, revelatory ways.<p>He was an unconventional poet of love, due to his natural aversion to …

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PREMIERE: Factory Floor’s Exclusive Australian Tour Mix

North London's finest drop a banging mix ahead of their first Australian tour.<p>To celebrate their first Australian tour North London’s Factory Floor have shared an exclusive mix to get us in the mood for some heavy beats and sweat.<p>The mix, like their own immersive framework that has shifted from an …

Earth’s Quarantine Force Field Discovered By NASA?

By In5D on November 30, 2014 in Spiritual Awakening<p>by Gregg Prescott, M.S. <i><br>Editor, In5D.com</i><p>NASA recently discovered what appears to be a ‘force field’ …

The year in TV: These two new shows overhauled the idea of the “modern family”

“Black-ish” and “Transparent” are clearly very different, but they both offer trailblazing takes on family TV<p><i>This is the second piece in a series unpacking the shows that broke serious new ground on TV in 2014.</i><p>Last week, I wrote about two debut comedies and the way they told their stories about …

Aristotle Said Blondes Have Better Sex, New Book Reveals

The Greek philosopher and scientist wrote extensively about sex, both animal and human.<p>What is life? What is a soul? These are some of the questions Greek philosopher Aristotle asked. And we're still asking them today.<p>Aristotle also could be considered the world's first natural historian. Acclaimed …

Handy Techniques for Cutting out Hair in Photoshop

When trimming out images in Photoshop, human hair or animal fur always proves it a difficult task and can be tricky to achieve a realistic look. Here …

The Amazing Technology Behind Disney's Big Hero 6

Like millions of other movie-goers, I took my kids to see Disney’s latest animated adventure, <i>Big Hero 6</i>. To be honest, I went to see <i>Big Hero 6</i>, and I took the kids along so it wouldn’t seem awkward. The big screen adaptation of a relatively obscure Marvel comics series is a great movie that I …

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Using PSD Files and Generator to Create Site in Adobe Muse

Detailed tutorial how to use Generator, linked and cloned Smart Object layers in Photoshop to create site in Adobe Muse.

Supergirl TV series teases major DC crossover

The CW’s forthcoming <i>Supergirl</i> TV series is not only adding to the network’s worldbeating slate of superhero shows, but looks to be actively expanding …

DIY Holiday Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Customize this breakfast favorite to surprise all your friends this holiday season.<p><b>To Package:</b> Place the granola in clear plastic gift bags and seal with a sticker. Pack the bag of granola in a box with honey or other favorite toppings if you like. We used handsome compostable wooden boxes lined …

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Otoy takes 3D graphics and virtual reality app development into the cloud

Otoy makes tools that artists can use to create stunning 3D art that looks as real as anything captured on film. The company recently launched its X.IO App Streaming service so that developers can create cloud graphic services such as next-generation cloud games, streaming virtual reality media, …

‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year

Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook doesn’t have a triumvirate of people linked ass-to-mouth or nocturnal specters creeping into suburban homes. Instead, …

The Secret to Getting Better at CrossFit

This entire post is written to explain a very fundamental concept (and also to post some of the awesome shots that Super Cleary Photo took at our comp last weekend): To get better at CrossFit, you have to... CrossFit. That means showing up. That means practicing skills. Seems obvious, right? But …

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer Shown at 2014 Comic Con is Back Online [VIDEO]

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer which was shown at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con in July is back online.<p>The trailer, meant for just …

Your eyes could help make a huge Higgs boson breakthrough

The discovery of the Higgs boson back in 2012 was a landmark moment for physicists -- but what happens when the elementary particle vanishes could be …

Bulk up Fast with This Workout: Men's Health.com

At least that's what I used to do. Then I had my Charles Atlas moment. But it wasn't a sand-kicking bully who made me want to become bigger and stronger. It was a former girlfriend who wanted to hire movers to carry her furniture into a new apartment because she was afraid I'd hurt myself if I …

Project Pat Explains Why Juicy J Recuses Himself From Da Mafia 6ix

There has been long standing debate as to why Juicy J has recused himself of what other Three 6 Mafia members are currently doing with Da Mafia 6ix. …

Hacking the Crayola Digital Light Designer

[Harry] wrote in with his hack of the Crayola Light Designer. The Light Designer is a pretty unique toy that lets kids write on a cone-shaped POV …

Facebook and Twitter privacy policies like 'engaging with Shakespeare'

Facebook's and Twitter's privacy policies are "not fit for purpose" and make it almost impossible to understand how people's data is being used, a …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

Amid hacking attack, State Department info-security still in shambles

Weeks before the State Department’s Nov. 16 shutdown of its unclassified email system in the face of unprecedented hacking attacks, auditors took the department’s management to task for ignoring warnings about their lax security habits and chronic failure to enact protections against high-tech …

The ZHIP Stand Is A Great Accessory For The Bored Gym-Goer

<b>ZHIP Stand</b><p>If you're anything like me, you get bored with cardio machines. And sometimes your gym may have its televisions set on something even more …

Getting into functional programming with Swift

This article examines two implementations of a logic puzzle written in Swift. The first example uses an imperative programming style, which is the …

Can This Bracelet Help The Blind Better Understand Their Surroundings?

Ustraap, a wearable technology startup, helps the blind more effectively sense their surroundings.<p>While technology helps the visually impaired better access the digital world (making it easy for them to quickly dictate emails or speak instructions into smartphones, for instance), trying to get …

Writer's Block: 5 Ways to Write Anyway

A student asked about writer’s block. I’m tempted to say that there’s no such thing, but writers do burn out. If that happens, you’ll eventually get …

Warner Bros. Has 9 DC Comics Movies in Development Beyond Justice League

Warner Bros. and DC Comics had a big day of announcements this past Sunday, confirming that Man of Steel and Batman Vs. Superman director Zack Snyder …

2015 NFL Draft order: Raiders firmly hold No. 1 pick; Jim Harbaugh trade rumors complicate things

Oakland is the only team with a single win after Jacksonville won on Sunday. If the Raiders make a move for Jim Harbaugh, though, things could get interesting.<p>The Oakland Raiders inched closer to having the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by losing to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. That makes …