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Jurassic World Still Doesn’t Mean We Can Make Dinosaurs

Jurassic World Still Doesn’t Mean We Can Make Dinosaurs

PSA time: Even though science has identified the overall genomic structure of dinosaurs, we still can’t grow them in the lab—no matter what the Jurassic Park franchise has always tried to imply. Any dinosaur DNA retrieved from an insect preserved in amber would be too degraded to use, for one.

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Lucasfilm Backs Off Star Wars Stories to Focus on Episode IX

Lucasfilm Backs Off Star Wars Stories to Focus on Episode IX

Lucasfilm has announced that its focus will be on Star Wars: Episode IX and the next planned trilogy rather than filling in background details with more Star Wars Story films. The stand-alone movies have been put on hold until further notice. Solo: A Star Wars Story has been a failure by

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Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote Isn’t His After All

Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote Isn’t His After All

Terry Gilliam’s long quest to bring The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to the big screen may have reached its end. He has lost the rights to the project. Apparently, the rights belong to the French production company Alfama and the producer Paulo Brancho. The version Gilliam premiered at the

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Comic-Con, AMC and NBC Distance Themselves from Chris Hardwick

Comic-Con, AMC and NBC Distance Themselves from Chris Hardwick

Reaction to the abuse allegations against Chris Hardwick have been swift and thorough. In a statement, AMC declared “We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously. While we assess the situation, ‘Talking with Chris Hardwick’ will not air on AMC, and Chris has decided to step aside from

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Could There Be Life on Mars?

Could There Be Life on Mars?

Maybe we’re not alone. NASA’s Curiosity rover has found evidence in Mars’s rocks and its atmosphere that suggest the Red Planet could have once supported life. It’s all very tentative, but the organic molecules in three billion year old rocks and the seasonally fluctuating methane levels in the atmosphere are

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The Batman Reboot May Boot Ben Affleck

The Batman Reboot May Boot Ben Affleck

It looks like DC’s The Batman—currently in development–will be a reboot of the perennial franchise. The new film will most likely be about the young Bruce Wayne, and not another outing for Ben Affleck. While DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have yet to officially comment on the direction the Caped

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Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana Illustrates D&D History

Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana Illustrates D&D History

Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana, coming from Penguin Random House, will tell the story of D&D in a fantastically illustrated special edition. Using original artwork from the red box through today’s current 5e offerings, Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Sam Witwer recount the evolution of the RPG.

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A Game of Thrones Prequel is Coming

A Game of Thrones Prequel is Coming

HBO has ordered a pilot for a Game of Thrones prequel. Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman) will write it based on a story she and George R.R. Martin put together. The prequel will take place thousands of years before the current series, and teases “the true origin of the white walkers,

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Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Delivery Person from Muggers

Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Delivery Person from Muggers

ICYMI, Benedict Cumberbatch has become a real-life crimestopper. Not content to just play a hero, like Sherlock or Doctor Strange, Cumberbatch stopped a bicycle delivery driver from being mugged. The actor was traveling by Uber through London when he witnessed the assault begin. He jumped out of the car and

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Marvel Comics Announces Return of Wolverine

Marvel Comics Announces Return of Wolverine

The five-issue series Return of Wolverine has been officially announced by Marvel Comics. It will be the final chapter of Charles Soule’s Wolverine event series trilogy, which began with Death of Wolverine and continued in Hunt for Wolverine. According to Soule, “Wolverine’s body has been missing. The entire Marvel Universe has been

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