Month: August 2020

About three quarters through the newest novel in Timothy Zahn’s long-running Thrawn series, a character notes that he “hadn’t the slightest idea what Thrawn was doing. But the small smile on the Chiss’s face chilled him straight to the bone.” If this is what you’re coming to this book for — tactical puzzles where you
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The following contains spoilers for AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER and THE LEGEND OF KORRA. Lightning bending is one of the strongest abilities in Avatar: The Last Airbender, with Azula’s lightning attack nearly killing Aang for good. It’s also one of the rarest techniques, with only Ozai, Iroh, and Azula able to generate lightning on their own. Even Aang,
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IMAGE: A cross-sectional elemental map shows the microscopic structure of the electrode with silicon nanoparticles. view more  Credit: CU College or Science CLEMSON, South Carolina – Electrifying research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit, or even a Mars rover. The research, which was funded
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Looking for space opera or alternate Earths? Here are some of the science fiction books we’re most excited about and/or are currently consuming… Join the Den of Geek Book Club! Top New Science Fiction Books September 2020 Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots  Type: NovelPublisher: William MorrowRelease date: Sept. 22   Den of Geek says: This next-level
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This Muppet Now review contains spoilers. Muppets Now Episode 5 As we reach the fifth and penultimate episode of Muppets Now, my complaints about how tedious it’s getting are a bit deflated due to the wonderful news that after a four-episode stretch, there is no “Okey Dokey Kookin’” segment. Yes, there are still two appearances
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’80s nostalgia addicts rejoice! For those of you who might be desperate for more Rocky IV in your lives, you’ll be pleased to know that Sylvester Stallone is currently working on a director’s cut of the film in time for its 35th anniversary. Ah, but ’80s nostalgia addicts should also beware…for his announcement comes with
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Bad news bears, everyone. Wynonna Earp is going on hiatus following tonight’s episode (aka Season 4, Episode 6: “Holy War Part Two”). While the Syfy series was lucky enough to get some production in before the outbreak of COVID-19 forced an unexpected stop back in March, the halt meant the season had to be split
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Director: Bjorn Stewart, Kodie Bedford, Liam Phillips, Perun Bonser, Rob Braslin Cast: Nelson Baker, Katherine Beckett, Shakira Clanton Running Time: 75 mins Assembled by a group of talented Australian indigenous filmmakers is horror anthology Dark Place, serving up five well-crafted tales for us to enjoy. First up we are introduced to ‘scout’, who’s being held
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The New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Magik), Maisie Williams (Wolfsbane), Charlie Heaton (Cannonball), Blu Hunt (Mirage) and Henry Zaga (Sunspot) in the X-Men spinoff about five young mutants who must face their pasts, harness their powers, and band together to escape from the sinister government facility in which they have been secretly stashed. The movie,
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This Bill & Ted Face the Music review is spoiler-free. Excellent. Both Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey reside in that unique cinematic grey area somewhere between blockbuster and cult classic. It’s a sweet spot that these characters — created by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, who return to write
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The X-Files has always been a cartoon at heart. Dana Scully’s hair has always been a little too red. Fox “Spooky” Mulder’s unimaginative suit and tie was a caricature of federal officer wear. It’s fitting that Fox is developing an animated comedy spinoff of The X-Files which will be executive produced by the series creator
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After a messy break-up, Andy (Vincent Van Horn) has decided to pick up sticks and move from Austin to Los Angeles. Though he’s initially lonely, Andy soon befriends the unusual ride-share driver Roger (Michael Lee Joplin) and starts a relationship with the beautiful Sam (Christine Ko). However, his #freshstart (his words not ours) soon takes
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IMAGE: Schematic of the experimental set-up for single-molecule photoluminescence imaging with sub-nanometer resolution view more  Credit: YANG Ben, HUANG Wen et al. Prof. DONG Zhenchao and Prof. HOU Jianguo from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) improved the spatial resolution from 8 nm to ~8 Å of photoluminescence
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IMAGE: An energy flux propagates along a surface and bypasses the nanoparticle at SLR. The hemisphere shape introduces weaker perturbations than the rod shape, resulting in much lower loss and a… view more  Credit: SIAT Plasmonic surface lattice resonances (SLRs) supported by metal nanoparticle arrays have many merits such as strong field enhancements extended over large
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Chadwick Boseman, beloved actor and star of the highest grossing solo superhero movie of all time, Black Panther, has passed away in his Los Angeles home after a four-year struggle with colon cancer. The actor was 43. Confirming the actor’s death to the Associated Press late Friday evening, Boseman’s publicist Nicki Fioravante said Boseman’s wife
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Swedish game developer Markus Persson, the creator of popular sandbox game Minecraft and who is better known as Notch, has deleted his Twitter account @notch. This comes after Persson promised to quit the social media platform if British games journalist Mark Brown “dropped the politics” from Game Maker’s Toolkit, a YouTube channel devoted to covering
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Portland State University researchers used advanced electron microscopy to create a 3-D reconstruction of a membrane protein at an unprecedented level of resolution, setting the stage for the development of drugs that could target the protein more effectively to treat a variety of diseases. The Reichow Lab, led by chemistry professor Steve Reichow and made
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This article is presented by: Real life tournaments might be called off for the foreseeable future, but thanks to Pokémon TCG Online, top-level players can still compete against each other to stay sharp, and most importantly, see who’s the very best (like no one ever was). In light of the current restrictions on travel, The
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Eoin Colfer’s irreverent, genre-blending fantasy/crime novel, Highfire, is getting adapted by Amazon as a live-action/animated hybrid television series. Intriguingly, the project will have the services of Nicolas Cage, who’s on tap to provide the voice role of the eponymous character, who happens to be a dragon, one who lives in Louisiana, spending his days sipping
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