Thunderbird Strike Riles Pipeline Supporters

Thunderbird Strike Riles Pipeline Supporters

Recently, a video game titled Thunderbird Strike won an award for best digital media at the Toronto ImagineNATIVE festival, where the focus is on artistic expression by the Indiginous community. The free-to-play Thunderbird Strike was created to advocate for the removal of the 64 year old Enbridge Line 5 pipeline

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Xbox Soon to Give Players the Gift of Gifting

Xbox Soon to Give Players the Gift of Gifting

After an initial preview period for Xbox Insider members that began over the weekend, Xbox One will soon allow all players to gift each other games from the Xbox Store. Wide release of the feature doesn’t have a date, yet, but it can’t be too far off. The holidays are

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LEGO’s Women of NASA Set Coming Soon

LEGO’s Women of NASA Set Coming Soon

And in other NASA news, LEGO is about to release the Women of NASA minifigure set. The set will feature four minifigs and vignettes of their contributions to science: Nancy Grace Roman, the “Mother of Hubble”, with the Hubble Telescope; Margaret Hamilton, computer scientist and developer of the software used

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NASA Gets Better at Finding Habitable Planets

NASA Gets Better at Finding Habitable Planets

In a truly glass-half-full announcement, NASA has found a better way to search for habitable exoplanets. The authors of a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal on October 17 describe a model for simulating atmospheric conditions that uses all three dimensions rather than the previous, single-dimension model. This will make it

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Richard Corben Is Back at Heavy Metal With Murky World

Richard Corben Is Back at Heavy Metal With Murky World

Richard Corben is coming back to Heavy Metal Magazine after almost twenty years away. Corben, creator of Den and Neverwhere, will begin a new fifteen-part story called Murky World in Heavy Metal’s next issue.  Corben was the first American artist to have a featured story in Heavy Metal following its

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TruePlay Adds Anti-Cheat Features to Fall Creators Update

TruePlay Adds Anti-Cheat Features to Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has a potentially useful new tool—TruePlay, an optional, system-level anti-cheating feature that monitors the OS for common cheating patterns and protects game memory. Developers will be able to declare their games as protected processes to block outside programs from viewing or altering a game’s memory. TruePlay

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NeoGAF Sinking Under Accusations of Founder Committing Sex Assault

NeoGAF Sinking Under Accusations of Founder Committing Sex Assault

Noted gaming forum NeoGAF looks to be going under in the wake of accusations of sexual assault leveled against its founder, Tyler Malka, aka EviLore. Most of the moderators have quit, and members are speaking out against Malka and actively asking to be banned. Malka already had a years-long history

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Countdown to Stranger Things 2 Is Underway

Countdown to Stranger Things 2 Is Underway

ICYMI, the final trailer for the second season of Stranger Things dropped last week in all its Eighties splendor. We are in the home stretch, now! Taking place a year after the first season, Stranger Things season two plunges the characters, returning and new, deeper into the Lovecraftian chaos of

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Yellowstone Volcano Could Blow on Short Notice

Yellowstone Volcano Could Blow on Short Notice

As if we didn’t have enough on our plates, now we know that Yellowstone’s supervolcano doesn’t need much time to get ready to blow. Studies of fossilized ash from the most recent eruption 630,000 years ago show that the heat and pressure leading up to it built quickly. It took

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Surprise! Han Solo Movie Named Solo: A Star Wars Story

Surprise! Han Solo Movie Named Solo: A Star Wars Story

Director Ron Howard has announced the official title of the Han Solo solo film: Solo: A Star Wars Story. Not terribly original, but there’s no false advertising in it. Howard also announced the completion of the film’s principal photography. Things seem to be moving along smoothly now after a few

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