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Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017: Where and How to See It

Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017: Where and How to See It

On August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States. The total solar eclipse of August 21 is the first total eclipse visible from America’s lower 48 states in over 38 years. The last one happened in 1979 and passed through the Pacific Northwest and central Canada ... Read More »

Rob Liefeld’s ‘Extreme Universe’ To Get Multi-film Franchise

Rob Liefeld's 'Extreme Universe' To Get Multi-film Franchise

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is partnering with Shangai-based Fundamental Films to develop an Extreme Universe movie franchise. Rob Liefeld, who created the Merc With A Mouth alongside writer Fabian Nicieza, will work with the duo on turning his sprawling series of comic books, boasting more than 100 varied characters, into what all involved will be keeping their fingers crossed spawns ... Read More »

Fast radio bursts now a bit less mysterious – But What Is It?

Fast radio bursts now a bit less mysterious - But What Is It?

Fast radio bursts in space have confused the astronomy community for years. What causes them, and where do they come from? At last, researchers are getting some answers. For the first time, scientists have traced one of these bursts back to its home galaxy. Rare but powerful bursts of radio waves that have puzzled astronomers for years have now been ... Read More »

Judge halves $1B award in J&J hip implants case, Report

Judge halves $1B award in J&J hip implants case

Judge Halves Jury’s $1B Punitive Damages Award in J&J Hip Implant Case. The suit filed on behalf of six plaintiffs against DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company Johnson & Johnson alleged that the company hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that caused the devices to fail prematurely, leaving patients facing surgeries and pain. Jurors started deliberations in the 10-week ... Read More »

BlackBerry Mercury set to come out at MWC 2017 – complete with keyboard

BlackBerry Mercury set to come out at MWC 2017 - complete with keyboard

BlackBerry’s QWERTY sporting smartphone, codenamed ‘Mercury’ has finally been revealed at CES 2017. Chinese manufacturer TCL has rights to create phones under the BlackBerry name, and this model is unofficially called the Mercury. They revealed a prototype today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and it’s pretty darn sleek: Enjoy our official first look at what’s to come ... Read More »

Terry McAuliffe: Virginia Governor Vows to Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban if Passed

Terry McAuliffe: Virginia Governor Vows to Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban if Passed

Governor Terry McAuliffe promised Wednesday to veto legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “I can’t sit back and have that sitting out the same time I am traveling the globe recruiting businesses to Virginia,” McAuliffe told the Associated Press. “If there’s something that would be damaging toward business, and to our image around the country and ... Read More »

NASA Announces New Space Mission To Study Black Holes

NASA Announces New Space Mission To Study Black Holes

NASA will embark on a new mission to explore supermassive black holes, neutron stars, and pulsars hidden within the depths of space. The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE, will launch in 2020, and will use three specialized space telescopes to conduct its business. “Objects such as black holes can heat surrounding gases to more than a million degrees,” a ... Read More »

University of Waterloo team helps launch new autonomous vehicle at CES In Las Vegas

University of Waterloo team helps launch new autonomous vehicle at CES In Las Vegas

Researchers at the University of Waterloo played a key role in the development of a highly autonomous vehicle that Renesas Electronics America unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Using sensors and powerful computers, the car is capable of detecting and responding to other vehicles, stop signs and traffic lights to provide a safer driving experience. ... Read More »

Brain and tooth size didn’t co-evolve in humans, Says New Study

Brain and tooth size didn't co-evolve in humans, Says New StudyBrain and tooth size didn't co-evolve in humans, Says New Study

A new research reveals there is no link in the evolution of brain and tooth size. Published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research compared brain size evolution with reduced tooth size rates in eight hominin species: two australopiths (A. africanus and A. afarensis, roughly 1.9-2.9 million years old), two members of Paranthropus (P. robustus and ... Read More »