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August 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
By Tom Pritchard
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The Best Obi-Wan Story That Could Be Told Has Already Been Done

Last night Star Wars fans were probably celebrating. After a lot of speculation and wishful thinking, reports claim that Disney and Lucasfilm are actively developing a solo film for everyone's favourite Jedi master: Obi-Wan Kenobi. It's something fans have been pestering Ewan McGregor and Lucasfilm about since Disney revived the franchise, and now it looks like it's finally happening. Read More >>

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Food Scientists Have Invented All-in-One Sugar Cream Pods For Your Coffee

Grabbing a quick coffee from a fast food joint means it’s up to you to add as much coffee and cream as you need. But future generations may never need to deal with those tiny, easy-to-spill milk cups as scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany have invented capsules that dissolve away to release a perfect portion of cream and sweetener into your coffee. Read More >>

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For the Second Time, Researchers Have Used an Artificial Womb to Incubate a Lamb

It may look like a glorified freezer bag, but the artificial womb could one day save the lives of the thousands of babies born every year prematurely. Read More >>

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Scientists Think They’ve Solved an Important Mystery About Brown Dwarves

Are they stars? Are they lost planets? Brown dwarves, the galaxy’s dark, wandering orbs, are some of space’s most perplexing features. They’re larger than Jupiter but smaller than stars, glow on their own and, well, they’re just really strange. A new analysis seems to explain at least a few of their mysteries. Read More >>

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A Bluetooth ‘Gaming Fidget Spinner’ Was Always the Only Way This Ends

It was preordained by the fad gods. After cheating death for months, it seems the fidget spinner will finally be sacrificed at the altar of The Phone, its natural foe. Read More >>

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Closest Approach Ever By a Large Asteroid Won’t End Life on Earth, But Probably Should

Oh Florence, we really needed you this month. There’s a petulant species of brainy monkeys that just can’t seem to get along that probably deserves to be completely wiped out in a fiery collision. But there you go, flying right on by. Read More >>

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Google Found a Way To Automatically and Perfectly Erase Watermarks on Stock Photos

If you’re a professional photographer who assumed that slapping an obtrusive watermark across your work would protect it from being misused online, Google’s got some bad news for you. A team of researchers from the company has found a way to automatically and perfectly erase the watermarks used by popular stock photography organisations. Read More >>

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New Method Could Allow Scientists to Catalogue Every Human Cell

Cells, they’re all different. Even two similar-looking cells that are supposed to work together in the same tissue might express completely different traits, and make different proteins. So how do you make left and right of it all? Read More >>

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Study: North Korea’s Missiles Built For Show, Can’t Hit US Mainland Yet

Is America on the brink of all-out nuclear war with North Korea? Experts say no, probably not. But according to a new technical analysis of North Korea’s missile technology in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, even if it did come to that, the closest to the US heartland Kim Jong Un can strike is Anchorage, Alaska. Read More >>

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The Defenders’ Post-Credits Scene Teases What’s Next for Punisher

When the credits finally roll on your bingewatch of The Defenders today, make sure you don’t scroll away thinking you’re quite done with the latest batch of the Netflix Marvelverse. At the very end, we get a tease of what’s on the way after the dust settles on Jess, Matt, Danny, and Luke’s adventures—something very violent. Read More >>

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Life As We Know Could Have Come From Algae on Steroids

What was life really like here on planet Earth before animals were big enough to leave fossils behind? How did living things turn from dinky capsules of genetic material into the intelligent, complex organisms that do things like fart and type curse words into posts on the internet? Scientists think they’ve found the answer... in algae steroids. Read More >>

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More Stupid People are Upset That Big Ben Is Getting Silenced

On Monday it was revealed that Big Ben, the bell inside Parliament's Elizabeth Tower, was going to be silenced for four years. The reason cited was health and safety concerns, because the bonging could be hazardous to workers in and around the tower. It's a reasonable enough, and does it really matter if the bell is silent for a while? Read More >>

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Here’s What All the Defenders Were Up to Before The Defenders

The Defenders debuted on Netflix yesterday, bringing together four different characters and TV shows into one giant super mega crossover. For anyone who needs a reminder of what the heck these characters have been doing, or maybe skipped Iron Fist for relatively obvious reasons, here’s a video crash course. Read More >>

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The Excellent Defenders is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

It sounds like an insult to say that The Defenders is exactly what you thought it would be, but it isn’t. It’s a show that’s very aware of the expectations put upon it and the problems encountered by the other Marvel Netflix shows, and it knows how to best utilise its cast and its time. In other words, it’s great. Read More >>

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Twisted Anatomy Book Shows What it Would Be Like to Dissect Your Favourite Pokémon

Pokémon-obsessed kids who grew into pokémon obsessed-semi-adults probably think they know everything there is to know about these mythical creatures. Honestly, though, it’s not good enough to merely “catch” ‘em all—to be a real pokémaster means knowing them inside and out. Literally. Read More >>

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Dad Creates App to Demand Child Returns Calls

An angry dad has come up with a way of making sure his child responds to his messages. He's built an app that makes the phone go berserk and sets off all the alarms until the child responds. Read More >>