Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Unstoppable Aliette de Bodard Smashes the British Science Fiction Awards


Aliette de Bodard just became the first person to win both the fiction categories at the British Science Fiction Awards. She won Best Novel for her book House of Shattered Wings, and also won Best Short Story for her story “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight.”
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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Batman V Superman: Every Easter Egg & Hidden Detail


With the entire DC Extended Universe of films based on the comic book company’s biggest stars hinging on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans expected to see some hints of what was to come in Justice League and beyond. But they got much, much more than just hints.
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Friday, 25 March 2016

How Did This Get Made: A Conversation with Frank Dux, the Real-Life Inspiration for Bloodsport


Unlike so many of the testosterone-fueled films of the ’80s, Bloodsport holds the rare distinction of being based on a true story. It’s the amazing tale of Frank Dux, a Caucasian martial artist who fought in (and won) a ruthless secret tournament that’s held only once every five years.
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Batman v Superman: Five Breathtaking Comic Book Battles

If you’ve seen the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice posters and trailers and wondered why Batman and Superman are fighting each other… well, you clearly haven’t read too many of their comics.
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The Greatest Crossover Events in Comic Book History — The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

Last week saw the omnibus release of Secret Wars, the latest Marvel’s mega-crossover event. Almost a decade in the making, it sees a (kinda) new Marvel Universe born from the ashes of Battleworld, a planet containing chunks of just about every bit of the publisher’s long history.
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Mazda unveils the MX-5 RF, a Miata with a gorgeous targa top


The Mazda Miata has a new, hardtop brother: a targa called the Mazda MX-5 RF.
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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Lloyd Alexander's Utterly Brilliant Prydain Books Are Getting a Second Chance as Movies


Long before Harry Potter, long before countless other fantasy coming-of-age stories, there were Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain novels. I read these as a kid and my head just exploded. And now, Disney is trying (again) to make them into movies.
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Preacher Premiere Date and Poster Revealed by AMC

AMC announced today from the SXSW Festival that the highly-anticipated new series Preacher will premiere Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT following the mid-season finale of Fear the Walking Dead.
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Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong


Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics won’t be nearly enough to control AI. Robots of Dawn cover by Michael WhelanIt was hailed as the most significant test of machine intelligence since Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess nearly 20 years ago.
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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Marvel’s Luke Cage Premiere Set for September on Netflix!

Marvel’s Luke Cage premiere set for this September! Netflix and Marvel Entertainment have officially announced that everyone’s favorite hero for hire will be making his way to Netflix later this year as Marvel’s Luke Cage will premiere September 30 on the streaming service! After a sabotaged
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You Can Binge on 900 Glorious Minutes of Comic Book Movies This Year


If you were on the Internet yesterday—and really, why wouldn’t you be?—you probably saw the news that Captain America: Civil War will be 2 hours and 27 minutes. That runtime means it’ll be Marvel’s longest movie to date, which is fitting for something Robert Downey Jr.
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Friday, 11 March 2016

Whether stored electronically or written on calf skin, knowledge has never been more threatened

Information is constantly under attack. The current debate around the longstanding use of vellum (a parchment made using calf skin) for printing key legislative documents highlights the continued concern over this.
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The 4 Most Important Things MythBusters Taught the World

The MythBusters have been testing crazy myths since 2003—but now the show is coming to an end. Instead of despair, let’s look back at some of the great things we (myself included) have learned from the show. The only MythBuster that had a technical degree was Grant Imahara, with B.S.
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Don’t Fear 2013 TX68. Fear the Millions of Asteroids Nobody Can See


Space is dark and full of nightmares: asteroids, bolides, and comets, oh my. Millions of invisible objects pass through Earth’s orbit every year. And at least one is whizzing by today. Exhale and have a seat. 2013 TX68 is probably not going to hit the Earth.
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Google’s AI Wins First Game in Historic Match With Go Champion


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — After an extraordinarily close contest, Google’s artificially intelligent Go-playing computer system has beaten Lee Sedol, one of the world’s top players, in the first game of their historic five-game match at Seoul’s Four Seasons hotel.
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Into the Badlands Season 2 Ordered by AMC

AMC announced today that it has renewed the acclaimed martial arts drama Into the Badlands for a 10-episode second season. Into the Badlands Season 2 will premiere on AMC in 2017. The show delivered the third highest-rated first season in U.S.
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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Stephen King and Nikolaj Arcel Talk The Dark Tower Movie, Confirm Idris Elba’s Casting

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. So began the first entry in The Dark Tower novel series, The Gunslinger, but the journey for Stephen King’s famous book series to the big screen has been just as long and harrowing as Roland’s journey to the Dark Tower.
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