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Viking Warrior Grave Was A Woman’s

Viking Warrior Grave Was A Woman’s

A 10th Century Viking warrior grave first discovered in the 1880’s and long assumed to hold a man in fact belongs to a woman. Archeologists have revealed that DNA evidence indisputably marks the skeletal remains as female, making her the first known high-rank female Viking warrior found. While other female

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27th Annual IgNoble Prizes Awarded With Usual Quiet Dignity

27th Annual IgNoble Prizes Awarded With Usual Quiet Dignity

ICYMI, the 27th Annual IgNoble Prizes were awarded at Harvard University on September 14th. This year’s winners each walked away with $10 trillion in Zimbabwean currency. Their work included groundbreaking research on the use of didgeridoos to relieve sleep apnea, why old men have such big ears, and how handling

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Battleborn’s Next Update Will Be Its Last

Battleborn’s Next Update Will Be Its Last

Battleborn will not be getting any more updates after the upcoming scheduled one. Randy Varnell, the shooter’s creative director, announced that “As of this week, there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update.” Battleborn launched in May 2016, and its multiplayer

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Avast’s CCleaner Hacked to Deliver Malware

Avast’s CCleaner Hacked to Deliver Malware

CCleaner has been hacked. According to security researchers at Cisco Talos, “for a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top of the installation of CCleaner.” Avast has stated that CCleaner has been downloaded

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The Pirate Bay Caught Bitcoin Mining

The Pirate Bay Caught Bitcoin Mining

The famed-but-not-entirely-reputable file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has been caught surreptitiously using its customers’ computers for a bit of bitcoin mining The Pirate Bay added Coinhive’s Javascript-based plugin to its homepage without asking permission or even mentioning the fact to the site’s visitors—against Coinhive’s clear advice. And some users quickly

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Nintendo Switch Getting Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Nintendo Switch Getting Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Bethesda is putting its weight behind the Nintendo Switch. In addition to releasing Skyrim on Switch on November 17th, the publisher will port the recently rebooted Doom and the not-yet-released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to Nintendo’s hybrid console. Doom will drop in time for the holidays, while the Switch version

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New Hellboy Omnibus Editions Coming from Dark Horse

New Hellboy Omnibus Editions Coming from Dark Horse

Dark Horse Comics is releasing new omnibus editions of the Hellboy saga that collect all the original Mike Mignola stories in something closer to their chronological order. Previous editions had collected them in order of release, which was often at odds with the narrative’s timeline. The main storyline will now

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J.J. Abrams Now to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

J.J. Abrams Now to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

In a surprise turn of events, J.J. Abrams will now direct and co-write Star Wars: Episode IX following the departure of Colin Trevorrow from the project due to clashing artistic visions. Abrams directed 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, bringing new life to the epic franchise. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says,

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Jerry Pournelle, Military SF Author, Has Died

Jerry Pournelle, Military SF Author, Has Died

And another loss. Jerry Pournelle, hard science fiction master and longtime Byte Magazine columnist, has died. He was 84. Pournelle earned his PhD in political science and worked in the aerospace industry, consulting with politicians on technology. While still in graduate school, he began publishing science fiction as ‘Wade Davis’.

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Len Wein, Co-Creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, Has Died

Len Wein, Co-Creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, Has Died

Comic book legend Len Wein has died. He was 69. As a writer and editor, Wein was a force behind many iconic characters. In 1974, while writing for The Incredible Hulk, he helped create the surly mutant Wolverine. In 1975, he and artist Dave Cockrum brought the X-Men series roaring

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