• Why ‘Vikings’ star Travis Fimmel returned to TV for ‘Raised By Wolves’

    Why ‘Vikings’ star Travis Fimmel returned to TV for ‘Raised By Wolves’

    After a three year break following his exit from “Vikings,” Travis Fimmel returns to TV in sci-fi epic “Raised By Wolves.” Premiering Thursday on HBO Max, the show is executive produced by Ridley Scott, who also directed the first two episodes. Set in the future, it follows two androids raising human children on a mysterious …
  • Eridu_The Sumerian Garden of Eden may not be much to look at today, but there is a wealth of history behind it

    Eridu_The Sumerian Garden of Eden may not be much to look at today, but there is a wealth of history behind it

    Today, Eridu is often considered to be one of the oldest permanent settlements in Mesopotamia, and perhaps even in the world. The ancient Sumerians also believed that Eridu was the first city in the world and they documented that belief in the Sumerian King List and the Eridu Genesis . At least 18 layers of …
  • Roman Polanski loses bid for Academy reinstatement

    Roman Polanski loses bid for Academy reinstatement

    A California judge denied Roman Polanski’s bid to be reinstated to the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars. The controversial director sued the Academy in April 2019 after it expelled him in May 2018, alleging he had been thrown out without any warning or fair process. The director behind “Rosemary’s …
  • Elon Musk’s brain-implant firm Neuralink to show off ‘working’ device Friday

    Elon Musk’s brain-implant firm Neuralink to show off ‘working’ device Friday

    Elon Musk says his brain-implant firm Neuralink will show off a “working device” at a highly anticipated Friday event. Musk announced the live demonstration on Twitter early Wednesday, apparently referring to the brain-machine interface — a device that would link human brains to computers — that Neuralink has been developing since it launched in 2017. …
  • Our free will is just an illusion?

    Our free will is just an illusion?

    Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of “Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time“, gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video. It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism. In the context of physics, there’s …
  • Adam’s Calendar is controversially suggested to be the oldest man-made structure in the world

    Adam’s Calendar is controversially suggested to be the oldest man-made structure in the world

    Adam’s Calendar is controversially suggested to be the oldest man-made structure in the world.  Sometimes referred to as “African Stonehenge”, it predates both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza by tens of thousands of years.  Located in Mpumalanga, South Africa it is a standing stone circle about 30 meters in diameter and has been …
  • Blackstone reportedly buying a majority stake in Ancestry.com for $4.7 billion

    Blackstone reportedly buying a majority stake in Ancestry.com for $4.7 billion

    Blackstone Group is taking a majority stake in DNA testing business Ancestry.com. The private-equity giant headed by billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is acquiring 75 percent of the family history research business for $4.7 billion, Bloomberg reports. The acquisition would be the first for Blackstone’s massive $25 billion private equity fund. The deal has been in the …
  • DOJ Indicts Two Chinese Suspects for Hacking U.S. Firms, Stealing Trade Secrets and Coronavirus Research

    DOJ Indicts Two Chinese Suspects for Hacking U.S. Firms, Stealing Trade Secrets and Coronavirus Research

    The Justice Department on Tuesday indicted two Chinese nationals who are suspected of hacking numerous U.S. firms to steal trade secrets and coronavirus research. The Trump administration warned in May that China was attempting to steal or set back American research on a coronavirus vaccine. The new indictment alleges that one of the two suspects …
  • After Grant Imahara’s death, ‘Mythbusters’ marathon honors late scientist

    After Grant Imahara’s death, ‘Mythbusters’ marathon honors late scientist

    In the wake of Grant Imahara’s death, Discovery and Science Channel will have a “Mythbusters” marathon from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Imahara died Monday at 49 from a brain aneurysm. The engineer and roboticist co-hosted the popular science show from 2005 to 2014, for over 200 …
  • Moderna Announces Progress in Early COVID Vaccine Trials

    Moderna Announces Progress in Early COVID Vaccine Trials

    Biotech company Moderna announced on Tuesday that a potential coronavirus vaccine has produced a “robust” immune response in all patients participating in early vaccine trials. The trials centered on three groups of 45 patients, each of whom received the trial vaccine. While preliminary data from the trials was released in May, those results have now …