Star Wars News: Here's What One Dude Has Seen of 'Episode IX'

Star Wars News: Here's What One Dude Has Seen of 'Episode IX'

A Least One Person Has Seen (Some of) Episode IX The Source: One lucky Disney shareholder Probability of Accuracy: It's probably very accurate, if infuriatingly vague.

'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

(To be fair—sorry, Kate McKinnon—it wasn't a great movie .) Then the same trolls went after Rogue One , Black Panther , Wonder Woman , and Star Wars: The Last Jedi : complaining that casting women and people of color was racist, sexist, and childhood-ruining; launching #boycott campaigns; spreading fake news stories designed to damage ticket sales; and carpeting the internet with bad-faith pre-release negative reviews.

Why It's So Hard to Restart Venezuela's Power Grid

Why It's So Hard to Restart Venezuela's Power Grid

Government statements and reports indicate that the blackout stems from a problem at the enormous Guri dam hydropower plant in eastern Venezuela, which generates 80 percent of the country's electricity.

Think These Are Planets? They're Something Far More Sinister

Think These Are Planets? They're Something Far More Sinister

Odnoviun documented the spy holes in those doors at eight former prisons in Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, and Germany for his series Surveillance . "I considered people on both sides of the spy hole to be prisoners of the system in their own ways," Odnoviun says.

Think These Are Planets? They're Something Far More Sinister

Think These Are Planets? They're Something Far More Sinister

Odnovium documented the spy holes in those doors at eight former prisons in Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, and Germany for his series Surveillance . "I considered people on both sides of the spy hole to be prisoners of the system in their own ways," Odnovium says.

Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer: HBO Plays to Its Meme Base

Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer: HBO Plays to Its Meme Base

Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer: HBO Plays to Its Meme Base This is the face of someone fixin' for a fight. The trailer for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones dropped this morning and hoo boy is it a doozy.

Star Wars News: Here Is the Entire Saga in Just 5 Minutes

Star Wars News: Here Is the Entire Saga in Just 5 Minutes

The Real Deal: Star Wars took over social media last week with the release of Star Wars: Always , a fan-edited trailer for the entire series of live-action movies to date.

Space Photos of the Week: Magnetic Fields May Slow Star Births

Space Photos of the Week: Magnetic Fields May Slow Star Births

(Working in clear skies avoids the problem of images being blurred by clouds.) Recently, scientists have been using SOFIA’s new instrument called High-Resolution Airborne Wideband Camera-Plus, or HAWC, to study the Orion Nebula’s magnetic fields.

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3 The Polestar 2 is an all-electric five-door fastback aimed at buyers who want battery power but don't have $70,000 to spend on an SUV.

The Building Blocks of Water, Water Everywhere

The Building Blocks of Water, Water Everywhere

This week, the Hubble Space Telescope found evidence of a newborn star about 1,000 light years from Earth in a nebula called NGC 1333.

What Should Actually Win at the Oscars

What Should Actually Win at the Oscars

What Should Actually Win at the Oscars Alfonso Cuarón's Roma could have a big night at the Academy Awards on Sunday. But at a time when even big Oscar upsets are predictable, a few of these wins would say a lot about how the appreciation of movies is changing and evolving.

Star Wars News: Is 'Episode IX' Called 'Balance of the Force'?

Star Wars News: Is 'Episode IX' Called 'Balance of the Force'?

The Real Deal: Speaking of Episode IX spoilers on Reddit, someone on there shared what looked like costume reference and concept artwork and photos for new and returning characters, including Kylo Ren wearing a repaired helmet, a new robot to cause trouble for BB-8, and the first glimpse of Old Lando Calrissian, wearing an outfit not unlike something that Donald Glover was wearing in Solo: A Star Wars Story .

What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country

What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country

“It’s imperative that this works, because this shows a model for industrial democracies from the US to Asia.” While Bannon gushed, members of Five Star like Nugnes and Fattori reeled at where their movement had ended up: tied to a party led by a man many of them regarded as a fascist.

Softbank Invests $1B in Robo-Delivery Startup Nuro

Softbank Invests $1B in Robo-Delivery Startup Nuro

It can carry more stuff than sidewalk delivery bots being developed by companies like Marble, and while it drives in the street, its slim profile makes moving safely easier, Ferguson says.

Childish Gambino Made History at the Grammys

Childish Gambino Made History at the Grammys

Childish Gambino's History-Making Grammy Moment Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Atlanta 's Donald Glover, made history last night, becoming the first artist to win Record of the Year and Song of the Year for a hip-hop song, "This Is America." Glover wasn't on-hand to accept the awards.

Space Photos of the Week: The Galaxy Next Door

Space Photos of the Week: The Galaxy Next Door

If you’re able to divert your eyes from the big show in the upper right, take a look at the object in the center of the image: That blue cloud is LHA 120-N 180B, likely an active star-forming region.

Surprisingly, Disney Is Happy With EA's Star Wars Games

Surprisingly, Disney Is Happy With EA's Star Wars Games

Also, sales numbers are in for the hottest new battle royale title around and there's a Halo theme park in the works.

Amazon Dives Into Self-Driving Cars With a Bet on Aurora

Amazon Dives Into Self-Driving Cars With a Bet on Aurora

Amazon Dives Into Self-Driving Cars With a Bet on Aurora If Amazon is looking for a partner to help it move seriously into the robo-car space, Aurora is a logical bet: It's led by a trio of industry veterans and is one of the few independent self-driving developers.

SpaceX's Starship, Meant for Mars, Prepares for a First Hop

SpaceX's Starship, Meant for Mars, Prepares for a First Hop

SpaceX's Starship, Meant for Mars, Prepares for a First Hop SpaceX Last Sunday, as much of the country tuned into the Super Bowl, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and a crew of engineers were gathered in McGregor, Texas, the small city where the company maintains a rocket test site.

Star Wars News: Why Is It Oh So Quiet?

Star Wars News: Why Is It Oh So Quiet?

The Real Deal: While so much of upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian remains under wraps, showrunner Jon Favreau is clearly relishing the chance to tease fans with glimpses of familiar iconography and characters in preparation for the show's debut later this year.

Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL

Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL

It shouldn’t take advanced knowledge of how the internet works to figure that out." "A key challenge is avoiding flagging legitimate domains as suspicious." Emily Stark, Google Chrome The Chrome team's efforts so far focus on figuring out how to detect and warn users about URLs that seem to deviate in some way from standard practice.

Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter Is a Storm-Eat-Storm World

Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter Is a Storm-Eat-Storm World

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its HiRISE camera capture the surface of the planet in unprecedented detail, and that includes dunes like the ones seen here. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, stars, and galaxies aren’t even the half of it.

DeepMind Beats Pros at StarCraft in Another Triumph for Bots

DeepMind Beats Pros at StarCraft in Another Triumph for Bots

DeepMind’s broadcast showed its artificial intelligence bot, AlphaStar, defeating a professional player at the complex real-time-strategy videogame StarCraft II . “In a way, beating humans at games has gotten boring.” StarCraft is a trickier challenge for computers than boardgames like chess because many more decisions are required to build and direct an alien army in real time.

How to Tame Slack for a More Productive Workday

How to Tame Slack for a More Productive Workday

Customize your notification settings by navigating to the gear icon in the top right corner of a channel. You can also set times when Slack won’t send you notifications at all, like after you've gone home for the day.

Don't Expect New 'Star Wars' Movies on Disney+

Don't Expect New 'Star Wars' Movies on Disney+

Loose ends like, you know, what was his whole deal, anyway ?) Don't Expect New Star Wars Movies on Disney+ The Source: Disney CEO Bob Iger Probability of Accuracy: If Iger is saying it, it's definitely the case.

A Really, Really Bright Mystery in Space

A Really, Really Bright Mystery in Space

Pinball in space: NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory found jets of particles and energy streaming from a black hole, only to run into a wall of gas and then bounce back toward the region they came from.

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire The game was lauded for actual solid LGBT representation—until it released an expansion pack that forces your player to settle down with a member of the opposite sex.

Space Billboards Are Just the Latest Orbital Stunt

Space Billboards Are Just the Latest Orbital Stunt

To pursue the idea, Sitnikov founded StartRocket, which plans to use a hundreds-strong constellation of CubeSats, each equipped with a reflective sail, to display ads, and perhaps emergency and event-based messages.

There's a New Ghostbusters Movie Coming in 2020

There's a New Ghostbusters Movie Coming in 2020

Well, there's a new Ghostbusters movie in the works from Jason Reitman (son of the original's director), Apple is adding some big names to its initiative to make original content, and Steve Carell is working on a Netflix show about Space Force.

Space Photos of the Week: The Life and Death of Stars

Space Photos of the Week: The Life and Death of Stars

Consider these leftovers from a violent death some 20,000 light years away, a supernova remnant called G54.1+0.3. In this image (the nebula NGC 1333, about 1,000 light years from Earth) these specific Herbig-Haro objects, numbered 7 to 11, are speeding away from the very young star SVS 13, which had spit out highly energized jets of gas that then interacted with surrounding clouds.

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