Strange Radio Bursts Seen Coming From a Galaxy Far, Far Away Astronomers have at last pinpointed the home galaxy of an extremely powerful radio blast, offering clues to what caused the enigmatic event.
This Upside Down, Frozen Lake Free Dive Will Mess With Your Senses Free diver Matthew Villegas finds himself in an aquatic wonderland as he free dives to the depths of Morrison quarry, in Quebec, Canada.
Rumourmill: Amazon developing the WHEEL OF TIME TV show? Back in April 2016, the Robert Jordan Estate (aka the Bandersnatch Group) confirmedthat a Wheel of Time TV series was in development with a major studio and that this would be subsequently confirmed by the studio. However, since then there has been radio silence on the subject, save a single comment that the project was still going on and that announcements should still be forthcoming.
Marvel Called The Rise Of Trump (Nearly 10 Years Ago) Marvel Comics regularly publishes stories about unfrozen nonagenarians who punch magic Nazis, purple space gods who eat planets, and shit-talking, jetpack-wearing, gun-toting raccoons. But few of those tales were as implausible as 2008’s Dark Reign. This year-long storyline followed Norman Osborn — aka the Green Goblin, one of the biggest villains in comics — attaining an important government role against all logic, reason, and sanity. Ha ha, yeah, as if anything like that could ever happen.
Saturn’s Cassini orbiter has less than a year left in its mission, so it’s making the best use of the time it has left. It recently took some quality photos of Saturn’s moon Titan.
Titan is Saturn’s largest moon, and the second largest moon in the solar system. Titan is unique in that it has an atmosphere and surface liquid, like the Earth. However, Titan’s liquid lakes are made of methane, and the moon’s temperature is almost 300 degrees below zero.
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt: A.I. isn’t as smart as you think it is. Take Microsoft’s Clippy, for example As artificial intelligence increasingly becomes part of our daily lives, it’s easy to see the technology as a little magical. After all, many of our devices can learn our habits and adapt to them. But human adaptability plays a bigger role in that magic than we might think.
WGA Awards: How Did ‘Deadpool’ Get a Nomination and What Does It Mean For the Oscars? The Writers Guild of America on Wednesday announced the nominees for its annual WGA Awards. Most of the usual suspects were nominated — La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water and Loving, along with Arrival, Fences, Hidden Figures and Nocturnal Animals. But not all of them were nominated in the category in which you’d expect. And rather than competing against films like Hacksaw Ridge, Silence, Lion or The Lobster, they instead found themselves in the company of the comic book adaptation Deadpool, about as much of a popcorn movie as one could imagine.
Han Solo Meeting Brings Harrison Ford & Alden Ehrenreich Together When the Young Indiana Jones TV show was on the air, many fans were surprised to see Harrison Ford arrive in the flesh to bookend an episode. Many have wondered if the old space pirate might do the same in 2018’s Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. It’s unlikely that he’ll turn up on screen, as the movie attempts to distance itself from the lore already established, introducing a new actor in the role. But that doesn’t mean Harrison Ford isn’t involved on some level.
Forget the Shovel, Ancient Finds Now Made From Space Parcak developed a way to process satellite images with infrared in order to identify chemical changes in the soil caused by the activity of ancient civilizations. She quickly found patterns where there were previously none. With this technique, she located the long-ago path of the Nile and the probable location of this important city, which was the capitol of Egypt for 400 years during its important middle kingdom.
Here’s What a Neanderthal’s Voice Might Have Sounded Like The sounds of the Stone Age may have been even less dignified than we thought. A vocal expert working with the BBC suggests that Neanderthal vocalizations may have sounded less like low grunts and more like high-pitched shrieks.