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A Casual Fan’s Guide to Solo’s Most Obscure Star Wars References

<b>This post contains spoilers for</b><b>Solo: A Star Wars Story</b><b>.</b><p>Did you leave the newest <i>Star Wars</i> standalone movie confused about how to play Sabacc? Unsure …

Star Wars

US military veteran captures driver's racist taunts in video

In a rant captured on video, a driver is seen taunting a Korea-American U.S. military veteran during an apparent road rage incident, using her fingers to make slanted eyes and shouting racist comments.<p>The veteran, James Ahn, posted the video to Facebook on Monday of his encounter in Fremont, …

Social Media

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally …

Russia

Oklahoma restaurant shooter had license as armed guard; attack stopped by 2 armed men

Police in Oklahoma Friday evening were still trying to understand why a man armed with a handgun and shooting-range protective gear opened fire at random inside an Oklahoma City restaurant.<p>But it's clear the attack, which left three people shot, could have been worse if it wasn't for the quick …

Law Enforcement

Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents

A jury has decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages, following four days of deliberation — and years of ongoing legal battles.<p>The verdict is almost exactly in the middle of the $1 billion in damages Apple was requesting, and the $28 million Samsung’s lawyers felt the South Korean …

Samsung

Ronan Farrow: This is an unexpected moment - CNN Video

The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow, the reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein story, reacts to the former media mogul turning himself in to the New York Police Department.

Harvey Weinstein

Tick-borne illnesses have tripled in the last 14 years. Here’s how to avoid them over the holiday weekend.

A brief guide to not getting bitten by a tick while you're out in the woods.<p>We have a growing tick problem, and I don’t just mean the physical engorgement of a blood-filled arthropod attached to your scalp. No, this swelling is of the numerical variety. Cases of tick-, mosquito-, and flea-borne …

Public Health

Half man–half CHICKEN abomination created in US lab to study the earliest stages of our development

'Disturbing' half HUMAN-half chicken embryos are created in the lab in an effort to shed light on how cells transform into a fetus<p><b>The research was</b> …

Stem Cells

Rocket report: China goes lunar, Antares flies, and a 140-ton Sea Serpent

Also, some scoop on Bezos maybe trying to outdo Musk.<p>Welcome to the first edition of the Rocket Report! This collaborative effort with readers of Ars …

Space Exploration

Largest solar power plant in Iran opens

Will Mauna Loa Erupt Next?

The short answer is yes—but don’t freak out.<p>Kīlauea has been erupting continuously since 1983. But in recent weeks, the Hawai`i volcano noted as the …

Geology

TSX falls 0.24 percent as oil selloff weighs on energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX fell 37.95 points, or 0.24 percent, to 16,075.67, its fourth straight decline, as a drop in oil prices weighed on the energy sector.<p>* The biggest contributor to the TSX loss was Suncor Energy with 15.95 net index points. Energy was the …

Toronto Stock Exchange

Elon Musk Shares Incredible Tesla Powerwall Stats from Puerto Rico

The Powerwall is powering an energy revolution.<p>Tesla Powerwall is helping to harness a new generation of renewable energy. On Friday, CEO Elon Musk …

Puerto Rico

Trump is Cutting the Red Tape in Space

A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off perfectly from pad 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base March 30, carrying aloft satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. …

Space Travel

Here's Why Your Hair Is Turning Grey, According to Science

Spoiler: it's not actually stress.<p>Most of us find our first "greys" by the time we turn 30, usually at the temples, then later, across the scalp. …

Hair

Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill about 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.<p>On Thursday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the bust, considered the largest in the state's history and …

Biomedicine

Exploration

Introduction<p>Several missions have flown by and observed asteroids. The Galileo spacecraft flew by asteroids Gaspra in 1991 and Ida in 1993; the …

Astronomy

Stabbed at a neo-Nazi rally, called a criminal: how police targeted a black activist

Cedric O’Bannon tried to ignore the sharp pain in his side and continue filming. The independent journalist, who was documenting a white supremacist rally in Sacramento, said he wanted to capture the neo-Nazi violence against counter-protesters with his GoPro camera.<p>But the pain soon became …

Rights & Freedoms

Raw: Harvey Weinstein Arrives at NYPD Station

Here's what you get when you buy Tesla's $35,000 Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is frequently called "Tesla's $35,000 car." That is, after all, the base price.<p>But the car you'll get for that price is a fairly bare-bones affair. To a large degree, that's on purpose. The Model 3 has a deliberately sparse interior, with no gauges, knobs or switches on the …

Tesla

Revealed: What Amazon knows about you and how to delete it

Take back control of your data on Amazon and stop the site tracking everything we do<p>Amazon may not collect as much data as Google or Facebook (at …

Amazon Echo

Iran lists demands for staying in nuclear deal

Iran has said it will decide in the next few weeks whether to pull out of the nuclear deal signed in 2015 and start enriching uranium capable of making a nuclear bomb.<p>The announcement was made by Tehran as its officials met counterparts from France, Britain, Germany Russian and China in Vienna on …

South Asia

The Few Birds That Survived The Dinosaur Extinction Had an Unexpected Advantage

So many of them lost their homes.<p>For quite a while now, scientists have known that birds made it through a deadly asteroid catastrophe when most …

Paleontology

Golf Course Amazes Specatators In Preparation For June U.S. Open Event

Golf’s prestige and grandeur were on full display this week at Media Day for the 118th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course. The tournament which is 3 weeks away, is a demonstration of high finance, elite competition, and picturesque views.<p>The 2018 U.S. Open will be the 10th played on Long …

Golf

Pair charged after ATM fraud scam in Vancouver

Two men have been arrested and charged for allegedly tampering with ATMs in Vancouver to trap customers' bank cards and secretly record their …

Identity Theft

As Trans Mountain debate rolls on, Ottawa pushes to change rules for big projects

Far from the din of protest over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, legislation that could fundamentally change the future of Canadian energy …

Canada

Is it a wolf? A hybrid? Mysterious furry creature shot in Montana

Was it a wolf, some type of hybrid, or a creature that hasn't been seen in Montana since the Ice Age?<p>On May 16 a lone wolf-like animal was shot and …

Wildlife

Old interview footage shows Morgan Freeman making creepy comments to female Entertainment Tonight reporters

Old video footage of Morgan Freeman making suspect comments to female reporters has been republished after he was accused of sexual harassment.<p>Entertainment Tonight published footage which shows Freeman asking one correspondent whether she would "fool around with older guys," while a second shows …

Morgan Freeman

Kim Jong Un's great miscalculation?

<b>(CNN) —</b> To Kim Jong Un, May 24 should have been a diplomatic triumph. The North Korean leader had just opened the doors of his isolated country to the world, allowing foreign journalists to observe what had deemed a crowning achievement in Pyongyang's nuclear quest.<p>The test site at Punggye-Ri was …

North Korea

2018 May 25 - Galaxies Away

<b>Galaxies Away</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> <i>Data -</i> Hubble Legacy Archive, <i>Processing -</i> Domingo Pestana<p><b>Explanation:</b> This stunning group of galaxies is far, …

Cosmology