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55 Cancri e: Super-Hot Super-Earth

55 Cancri e is a super-Earth — about twice our planet's size — that zooms around its star in 18 days. It has a surface temperature of nearly 4,900 …

Exoplanets

SpaceX schedules Falcon Heavy's maiden launch for November

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed that the company is sending its heavy lift rocket to space for the first time in November. The company was originally gunning for a summer launch, but in June, the CEO told a Twitter follower that Falcon Heavy's cores will take two to three months to reach Cape …

SpaceX

Specific area of the brain helps keep the body young | Ars Technica

Your hypothalamus might be the actual fountain of youth.<p>Age may not be a state of mind, but the brain is definitely involved. That's the conclusion …

Biology

Researchers Just Launched a Prototype of Humanity's First 'Interstellar Spacecraft'

Last year, extraterrestrial exploration venture Breakthrough Initiatives announced an ambitious plan to send tons of tiny spacecraft to our nearest …

Space Travel

Don’t Buy an E-Reader! 2 Upcoming Technologies That Kill the Kindle

Thinking of buying an e-reader? Hit the brakes. Two near-future technologies make today’s products obsolete in 2018. And they’re a big deal. Why …

Kindle

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YouTube

The Uncanny Sound Illusion That Creates Suspense in Christopher Nolan's Movies

Ever notice how Christopher Nolan’s movies (<i>Interstellar</i>, <i>Inception</i>, <i>The Prestige</i>) <i></i>feel like an anxiety attack? Well, maybe that’s overstating things a …

Cool Stuff

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus—Like playing a B-movie with robot Nazis | Ars Technica

Hands-on: Every bit as weird and wonderful as its predecessor. The shooting's good too.<p>In <i>Wolfenstein: The New Order</i>, which tells the story of an …

B-movie

First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. - MIT Technology Review

The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in …

Genetics

‘True Detective’ Close To Season 3 Greenlight; Mahershala Ali Confirmed To Star | Deadline

At HBO’s summer TCA presentation, president of programming Casey Bloys gave an update on the status of <i>True Detective</i>, which had been awaiting a …

TV

Deadwood Revival Officially Moving Forward at HBO

HBO’s beloved western drama <b>Deadwood</b> is getting closer to its long teased TV movie revival, as a network executive has confirmed the script is ready …

TV

Larry David Contrasts His Political Incorrectness With Donald Trump | Deadline

Larry David says he returned for another season of HBO’s <i>Curb Your Enthusiasm</i> after a six-year break because “I got tired of people asking me when is …

TV

Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows

Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and living 10-15% longer<p>Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat …

Longevity

June Foray Dies: Voice Of Rocky From ‘The Bullwinkle Show’ Was 99 | Deadline

June Foray, the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the iconic animated series <i>The Bullwinkle Show</i> has died at the age of 99. Dave Nimitz, a close …

Entertainment

Luxembourg's New Law Lets Space Miners Keep Their Plunder

When Etienne Schneider became Luxembourg's minister of the economy in 2012, one of his first trips abroad was to NASA’s Ames Research Center. It …

Space Exploration

Valerian is the ultimate argument in favor of CGI

Old-school practical effects are getting all the praise lately, but ambitious worlds like Besson’s require the new technology<p>The most thrilling scene in Luc Besson’s stupefyingly ambitious new science fiction opus <i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i> takes place inside a giant metaphor. …

Science Fiction

An Incredible Camcorder Tour of the Gadgets That Made Nerds Drool in 1987

Fifty years ago the first Consumer Electronics Show was held in New York City, giving local nerds a sneak peek at all the electronic toys arriving in …

Cool Stuff

Screenwriter John Ridley on Making Scifi and Superheroes for the World We Live In

Image: DC ComicsMaybe you’ve seen <i>Three Kings</i>, <i>Twelve Years a Slave</i> or <i>American Crime</i>. Maybe you know that the Oscar-winning writer/producer behind …

Comics

Democrat asks FCC chair if anything can stop net neutrality rollback | Ars Technica

Ajit Pai ignoring evidence that net neutrality helps businesses, lawmaker says.<p>US Rep. Michael Doyle (D-Penn.) yesterday accused Federal …

Net Neutrality

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David Letterman

Jon Hamm, Lois Smith are the couple of the year in eerie Marjorie Prime trailer

Having spent over 60 years appearing on screens big and small, Lois Smith’s roots as a performer extend deep into Hollywood’s past, but her latest film, Sundance award-winner <i>Marjorie Prime</i>, is a <i>Black Mirror</i>-esque, sci-fi-tinged peek into the future, where technological advances have allowed humans …

TV

Real-Life Baby Terrifies Outlast 2 Player And Becomes Most-Watched Twitch Clip of All Time

Within a few days, footage of streamer JurassicJunkieLive screaming in terror as his toddler daughter, Jessica, pops up behind him has become the …

Twitch

How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple’s New Headquarters

With Apple Park, the company’s chief designer has once again brought Steve Jobs’s exacting design vision to life<p>ON A SUNNY DAY in May, Jonathan Ive—Jony to anyone who knows him—first encounters a completed section of Apple Park, the giant campus in Cupertino, California, that has turned into one of …

Jonathan Ive

Elon Musk reveals Boring car elevator

Which looks mildly exciting<p>If there’s one quality that any successful elevator must have is that it must be boring. Let’s be frank, who actually wants to go riding in an <i>exciting</i> elevator on their way to and from work every day? That can’t be good for your blood pressure or the state of your morning …

Elon Musk

The TSA will now require separate screenings for all electronics ‘larger than a cell phone’

Bins on bins on bins on bins<p>The Transportation Security Administration, the only line of defense between us and an influx of Satanic fidget spinners, just announced new airport screening policies that are designed to make your life a living hell.<p>The TSA will now require “all electronics larger than …

Airports

Trent Reznor Talks His New Music, the Future of Streaming, and His Tortured Past

“I get anxious about long interviews,” says Trent Reznor, smiling shyly from a leather couch at an empty hotel bar in Bakersfield, California, “but …

Mind

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - Official Trailer

Movies

A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live.

On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you <i>will</i> be able to see it. Even though the “totality” — the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon — is only 70 miles wide, the whole country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will …

Astronomy

For Our Consideration: South Park raised a generation of trolls

<i>South Park</i> turns 20 years old this summer, meaning that if those foulmouthed, crudely fashioned 8-year-olds that were first introduced on August 13, 1997 followed the rules of linear time, they’d all be adults farting down the barrel of 30. Similarly, there’s now an entire generation of …

South Park