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Neil Gaiman is turning The Sandman into an expanded comics universe

Four new comics coming from four different writers<p>Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel series <i>The Sandman</i> set a new high-water mark for the comics industry when it debuted in 1988, and 30 years later the author is expanding that world into its own full-fledged mini-universe. Dubbed The Sandman Universe, the …

Graphic Novels

A Weird New Property Of Water Points To Big Possibilities

Water stays frozen at temperatures well above boiling when it’s trapped inside carbon nanotubes.<p>The discovery reveals another unexpected property of water. And that strange behavior has scientists salivating at the thought of possible applications.<p>Water is a pretty unusual substance to begin with. …

Time Travel Simulation Resolves “Grandfather Paradox”

On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d'oeuvres and …

Stephen King's Charlie the Choo-Choo: See a preview

Stephen King has a new book out soon, but it’s not what most fans might be expecting.<p>The Master of Horror has written his first—and hopefully not …

One of the best shooters ever is back for its 20th anniversary

It's 1996. You're probably doing the Macarena while making jokes about how Bob Dole refers to himself in the third person. You saw "Independence Day" multiple times in theaters. Life is good.<p>If you had a computer and liked video games, you probably also came across "Duke Nukem 3D." The classic …

Action Movies

How a lack of sleep affects your brain, from your personality to how you learn

In 1959, Peter Tripp, a popular New York DJ, pledged to stay awake for 200 hours for charity while continuing to host his radio show.<p>Studies into …

12 Essential Foreign Horror Films

Horror films have been around for more than a century. Contrary to popular belief, many of the best horror films weren’t made in the good ole’ US of …

Samsung reportedly tested the exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house

While it’s a standard practice for most smartphone manufacturers to leave it up to third-party companies to convey tests on its phone batteries, it turns out this isn’t the way Samsung does things.<p>Unlike other companies like Apple, the South Korean tech giant is apparently among the few …

How H.R. Giger Invented Sci-Fi's Most Terrifying Monster

Taschen's monograph on the late genius H.R. Giger took ten years to complete and is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the artist's inimitable work. In this excerpt, writer Andreas J. Hirsch explains why Giger's work is like a "Rosetta Stone."<p><i>The following excerpt from Taschen's</i> …

5 decisions that made the Nobel Prizes look bad

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes cannot be revoked, so the judges must put a lot of thought into their selections for the six awards, which will be …

Asian manufacturers are adding more robots than the rest of the world combined

Asia is leading the way in the robotics revolution.<p>Last year, Asian manufacturers added more industrial robots to their operations than the rest of the world combined. In particular, China is adding robots at a torrid pace of about 20% a year, on average, and about 650,000 new robots are expected …

Robotics

George R.R. Martin Announces the Next Big Cinematic Universe

A new television project from the <i>Game of Thrones</i> author George R.R. Martin isn’t actually a single series of novels. Instead, it’s a large, …

Tim Sweeney thinks Microsoft will make Steam "progressively worse" with Windows 10 patches

It's well established that Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games and co-creator of the Unreal Engine, is not a fan of where Microsoft is headed with …

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

The largest ever 3D map of the universe strengthens astronomers’ belief that three quarters of the cosmos is made of an unknown substance: ‘dark energy’<p>It is hard to know whether it’s a success or a failure but modern astronomy tells us that almost three quarters of the universe is in the form of …

We’re Still Fighting Over This Ranking of Roald Dahl Movies

• Author: K.M. McFarland. K.M. McFarland Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 07.01.16. 07.01.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Steven Spielberg’s …

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-On Impressions

Audio of Prince’s final concert at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre posted online — listen

One week before his death at the age of 57, Prince performed two unforgettable final concerts at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. He had been in the midst of a …

'I've spent the past 24 hours in tears': bookshop robbery prompts flood of donations

After the store was robbed, the co-owner of the Big Green Bookshop in London was feeling less than impressed with humanity – until donations came pouring in<p>Eight years ago, me and Tim West opened the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, north London. Until 2007, we worked in a large chain store in the …

Scientists Discover a Rare Planet That Has 3 Stars

Scientists have discovered a planet outside of Earth’s solar system that boasts a rare three stars, new research shows.<p>The planet, called KELT-4Ab, …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

The Author of The Martian Wrote Ready Player One Fan Fiction, and Now It's Canon

<i>The Martian</i> and <i>Ready Player One</i> are two of the most successful scifi novels of the past few years. Each will be, or has been, turned into a major …

Wot I Think: Day Of The Tentacle Remastered

It’s frightening to realise that Day Of The Tentacle Remastered [official site] is a reworking of a game that’s been in my top five games since I …

Gaming analyst: Oculus Rift will sell half of what other experts predict

Virtual reality dominated the Game Developers Conference last week, but it’s nearly time for that hype to start translating into sales. And one analyst thinks the rest of the industry is setting its expectations too high.<p>A lot of important companies are investing in VR, and that’s one of the …

Virtual Reality

Crowdfunded Game Console Is Made Out of Tape, Cardboard, and Fake Circuits

There's something very suspicious about this crowdfunded retro games console named after the Colecovision.<p>We're only three months into 2016, but it's been a pretty bad year so far for people's lofty ideas about launching new game consoles. First there was the Dreamcast 2 hullaballoo, which turned …

Chris Rock's funniest jokes

After Hollywood notables such as Will Smith, spouse Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee announced their intention to boycott this year’s Oscars, in protest at lack of nominations for non-white actors, host Chris Rock faced pressure to do likewise.<p>Instead, the comedian stood his ground – but don’t …

Ready Player One delayed, won't compete with Star Wars: Episode VIII

Lose out, you will<p>Warner Bros. is pushing back the release of Steven Spielberg's <i>Ready Player One</i> by three months so as not to compete with Star Wars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. <i>Ready Player One</i> will now be released March 30, 2018.<p>The movie, based on the young adult dystopian novel written …

How Bruce Springsteen Became The Boss

Photographs of Springsteen taken between 1974 and 1984 show him performing his heart out, goofing off with his E Street Band-mates, and navigating …

Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes ‘could solve zika crisis’

Releasing GM mosquitoes in Brazil has seen populations of infectious insects fall by 90 per cent<p>Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by zika to bring the current crisis under control, scientists have claimed.<p>Thousands of babies have been born with …

What it's like to audition for the Coen Brothers