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Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, and More Join Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’ ‘Castle Rock’

Looks like <b>Stephen King</b> and <b>J.J. Abrams’</b> new Hulu show, <i>Castle Rock</i>, has a batch of new actors on board. <b>Melanie Lynskey</b> (<i>I Don’t Feel at Home in This</i> …


'American Werewolf in London' Reboot to Mix Practical and CG Effects - Bloody Disgusting!

<b>John Landis</b>‘ horror masterpiece <b>American Werewolf in London</b> won an Acadamy Award in 1981 for <b>Rick Baker</b>‘s makeup work, most notably the famous scene in …

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Elon Musk's 'Godot' machine cuts its first LA tunnel segment

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk just tweeted that his tunnel-carving operation, The Boring Company, just completed cutting out its first segment with its Beckett-homaging drill, Godot. While the plan is to build an entire subterranean network underneath the streets of Los Angeles, it's unclear …

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US seeks more airport security, could expand airplane laptop ban

DHS Chief: “Our enemies are adaptive, and we must be too.”<p>In a speech today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that airlines that don't …


Creepy, Crawly, Unlikely Scifi Film The Untamed Now Has a Freaky First Trailer

An image from The Untamed. Image: Strand ReleasingOutside of one or two shots, the trailer for <i>The Untamed</i> doesn’t really reflect the movie’s title. …

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Eerily Accurate Facial Reconstructions Are Allowing the Dead to Speak

Researchers at Liverpool John Moore’s University have reconstructed the face of a man who lived in Dublin some 500 years ago. Incredibly accurate …


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Explore the world's largest cave, including 360-degree video

YouTuber Oxalis shared Ryan Deboodt's gorgeous footage of the world's largest cave, Vietnam's Hang Son Doong.<p>Deboodt's original footage was captured …

Virtual Reality

The rootless, fruitful life of mathematician Paul Erdős

Mathematician Paul Erdős had no home, no job, and no hobbies. Instead, for 60 years he wandered the world, staying with each of hundreds of …


Michael Bond and Paddington offered lessons in kindness for today

For all his chaos, the cuddly ursine orphan – like his creator – is a model of decency, and reminds our unkind world that we should look after refugees<p>Paddington has been the Winnie-the-Pooh of our generation. There have been other iconic bears over the generations, but those two stand side by …


Female Esports Pros Hope To Close The Gender Gap

Women remain a minority in the esports industry, but they have always been a presence in competitive gaming scenes. <i>Compete</i>’s video team interviewed …


Scientists Push Back Against Controversial Paper Claiming a Limit To Human Lifespans

Humans don’t like dying, they don’t like the idea of dying, and most have made not dying an important part of their life. Lots of folks are …


Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children

In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of …


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‘Avatar 2’ Movie Will Be 3D But Will Not Require 3D Glasses – James Cameron’s ‘Dream Come True’

James Cameron dedication to the <i>Avatar</i> franchise will reflect in all new technology of a 3D film that will not require 3D glasses. Viewers will be …

UPDATE: A.I. Inspirational Poster Generator Suffers Existential Breakdown

<i>Update</i>: We weren’t kidding yesterday when we said we were wasting hours and hours playing around with InspiroBot. It’s addictive, like a slot machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires

What Google searches for porn tell us about ourselves.<p>Two weeks ago, I interviewed Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of <i>Everybody Lies</i><i>,</i> a new book that uses data on America’s Google habits as an insight into our national consciousness.<p>Two findings from the book dominated the conversation: America is …


Michael Nyqvist, ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Star, Dies at 56

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films alongside Noomi Rapace, died on Tuesday following …


Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Drama

“Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie has joined Steve Carell in the untitled Robert Zemeckis project, based on Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary …

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Anita Sarkeesian's astounding 'garbage human' moment

Feminist speaker hits back at trolls and haters<p>A phone camera is trained on Anita Sarkeesian as she prepares to speak on a panel. In footage later posted online, the camera wobbles slightly. Its setting is on high zoom. It follows her every move.<p>After so many public appearances, Sarkeesian has …


District 9 director wants to make a video game, experiment with VR

It’s just a matter of time<p>Neill Blomkamp, the director behind <i>District 9, Elysium</i> and <i>Chappie</i>, wants to make a video game. He just needs to the find the time first.<p>Blomkamp is no stranger to video games. He’s cited <i>Portal 2</i> and the Halo franchise as inspirations for scenes and weaponry in his movies. …

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Halt and Catch Fire Season 4: 'Connection' Official Teaser


State of the Art: The monsters of Prey

I’m only a little way into Prey [official site] at the moment but one of the most interesting aspects for me is the monster design. I love pausing …

PC Gaming

Black-hole mergers may reveal dark past of cannibalism

Voracious black holes can be distinguished from picky eaters.<p>Now that we can detect gravitational waves, a new generation of stargazers is turning …


We’ve Been Dragging and Dropping the Hell Out of iOS 11

The volume indicator doesn't cover the whole middle of your phone anymore! It's just a slider at the top of the display.<p>Enable the setting in …


A biometric ring could replace your passwords, cards and keys

Smart rings aren't a novel idea: There are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and authorize your transactions wherever you go. That is, until Token hits the market. It's a biometric ring …


A Look Inside the Definitive Book on Bringing The Dark Crystal to Life

Jim Henson’s <i>Dark Crystal</i> is a classic to many—and with Netflix’s recent announcement that they’re bringing the world of Thra back to life, it’s …

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