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Steven Soderbergh returns from 'retirement' to amuse himself with 'Logan Lucky'

Slick, smart, impeccably executed, "Logan Lucky" is a highbrow heist movie involving some lowbrow folks. If it verges on being a little too pleased with itself for its own good, that's an acceptable price to pay for something that makes you smile.<p>More an entertainment than a laugh-out-loud comedy, …

Logan Lucky

In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve

For centuries, humanity's dead bodies have been either buried or cremated. Now, a growing movement is advocating for a cleaner, more sensitive …

Mayo Clinic

Anyone Can Be Trained to Hallucinate, and That’s Teaching Scientists About Perception — NOVA Next

Hallucinations are often distressing—a suggestion that something is amiss in our brains. But new research suggests we’re all susceptible to …

The Brain

AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos

AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty close.<p>Researcher Qifeng Chen of Stanford and Intel fed his AI system 5,000 photos from German streets. Then, with some human help it can build slightly blurry made-up scenes. The image at the top of this article …

Artificial Intelligence

The futuristic plastic homes that paid the price of the oil crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> Why aren't more of us choosing to holiday in plastic cabins?<p>Why aren't synthetic chalets more popular than wooden beach shacks and concrete pools?<p>The French architectural collector and curator Eric Touchaleaume believes he has the answer: he blames OPEC.<p>"The 1970s oil crisis considerably …

Broadchurch creator says fourth season 'probably' not going to happen

The BBC America police drama <i>Broadchurch</i> wrapped up its third season Wednesday night — and according to show creator and writer Chris Chibnall that is probably the last we will ever see of David Tennant and Olivia Colman’s cops, as well as all the other characters viewers have come to love (and, in …

TV Series

TV Club: Broadchurch was exceptional right to the last

<i>Because</i> The A.V. Club <i>knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.</i><p>The …

TV

Living on Mars: the Stuff You Never Thought About

In <i>The Martian</i> we saw what kind of hacking was needed to stay alive for a relatively short while on Mars, but what if you were trying to live there …

Mars One

I wore a Mars space suit and it was exhausting

YouTube

Jupiter: A New Point of View

This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno …

Spacecraft

The algae that terraformed Earth

BBC Radio Science Unit<p><b>A planetary takeover by ocean-dwelling algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.</b><p>That's what geochemists argue in Nature this week, on the basis of invisibly small traces of biomolecules dug up from beneath the Australian desert.<p>The molecules mark …

Evolution

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review

Naughty Dog looks to a new hero to end its part in the Uncharted series on a high note<p>If <i>Uncharted: The Lost Legacy</i> really is the final Uncharted game from developer Naughty Dog, then it’s going out on a strong note.<p>Though initially announced as downloadable content for last year’s <i>Uncharted 4: A</i> …

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

'Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi Film in the Works (Exclusive)

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks for the film, which would center on the Jedi master who has been played by both Alec …

Star Wars

No Man's Sky Players Are Marveling At The Lush New Grass

Want to know how <i>No Man’s Sky</i> has changed since launch? The first thing you should do is check out the beautiful grass.<p>The Atlas Update for <i>No Man’s …

Landscaping

Everything About Disney and ABC's 'Pink Slime' Settlement Should Scare the Hell Out of You

News of perhaps the largest defamation settlement in U.S. history came and went with a whimper last week. In two footnotes in its third-quarter …

Journalism

Vangelis - Blade Runner Soundtrack (Remastered 2017)

YouTube

A New Book Reveals the Original Design for the Mothership in Close Encounters of the Third Kind

This fall, <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i>, Steven Spielberg’s classic science fiction film, turns 40. Celebrating that milestone is <i>Close</i> …

Cool Stuff

The Killing of a Sacred Deer | Official Trailer HD | A24

Movies

N.K. Jemisin’s ‘The Fifth Season’ To Be Developed As TV Series At TNT | Deadline

N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo Award-winning sci-fi fantasy novel <i>The Fifth Season</i> is getting the drama series treatment at TNT. The project is in early …

TV

How one man built a $51m theme park for his daughter

BBC World Service<p><b>A father from Texas realised there were no theme parks where his disabled daughter could play. So he decided to build one.</b><p>Gordon Hartman had just got out of the swimming pool on a family holiday, when his 12-year-old daughter Morgan went up to some children playing in the water. …

Water Parks

Watch Five Noomi Rapaces Fight Together in This Clip From What Happened to Monday

<i>What Happened to Monday</i>, which drops on Netflix Friday, is a dystopian scifi film where families are only allowed one child to curb the world’s …

Cool Stuff

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: St. Vincent to Direct Female-Led Film Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Lionsgate has launched development of a movie based on Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” <i>Variety</i> has learned exclusively.<p>The …

Movies

Bola discusses the changing face of music technology and faking an analogue sound

<b>The work of electronic musician Darrell Fitton is likely to be categorised as one of your record collection’s best-kept secrets. Initial Fitton</b> …

Music

Study identifies dinosaur 'missing link'

A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the 'missing link' between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods, …

Dinosaurs

The Tick Interview: Jackie Earle Haley

Jackie Earle Haley is a critically acclaimed actor who’s had a long and industrious career in the industry, dabbling in the science fiction and …

Movies

James Cameron reflects on his late friend and collaborator Bill Paxton

Cameron tells Yahoo Movies he viewed Paxton as “the consummate artist” who had a “deep appreciation for art and culture” that wasn’t just confined to …

Movies

Toyota Patents Cloaking Device to Make Car Pillars Appear Transparent

No more craning your neck to see around your A-pillars.<p>US Patent and Trademark Office<p>You know how new cars have big, chunky pillars that make …

Inventions

Quantum Internet Is 13 Years Away. Wait, What's Quantum Internet?

A year ago this week, Chinese physicists launched the world’s first quantum satellite. Unlike the dishes that deliver your Howard Stern and cricket …

Quantum Mechanics

Louis C.K. made a secret 35mm movie, and it’s coming to the Toronto Film Festival

Brie Larson, Aaron Sorkin, Darren Aronofsky, and more<p>The Toronto International Film Festival announced more of its 2017 lineup today, and high on the list is a film directed by comedian Louis C.K. <i>I Love You, Daddy</i>, which was made entirely in secret and shot on 35mm film, marks his return to feature …

Louis C.K.