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Westworld 'Park 4' dragons may confirm the weirdest Game of Thrones theory

Just when you thought Westworldcouldn't get any more like Jurassic Park, here comes Dragon World! In a very brief scene in WestworldSeason 3Episode 2, "The Winter Line," a new, previously unknown park has been revealed. But what does this medieval land tell us about the future — or the past — of Westworld? And could we suddenly see a bunch of robot dragons or what?We're tempted to scream that the robot dragon and all those medieval outfits in the Delos lab confirm one of the weirdest and most wonderful fan theories ever: that Game of Thronesis actually just another park on Westworld. Of course...

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Psychologist explains how to avoid the cabin fever during Coronavirus self-isolation

People who suspectthey may have come into contact with the coronavirusare being advisedto self-isolate (stay at home) for 14 days. For some people, the idea of self-isolation may seem like a dream come true. For others, the idea of being cut off from the outside world, alone or with only a few close family members, will fill them with dread – ask any parent who has had to entertain two small children at home on a wet afternoon.When people are stuck indoors for long periods of time, they can report getting “cabin fever” or feel like they are going “stir crazy”. Observations from actual or simul...

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Coronavirus economics could tilt the scales in favor of Amazon — permanently

As Americans try to stay home to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading further, Amazon is seeing a lot more demand from listless shoppers who don't want to go out if they don't have to and have time to kill.While Amazon is seeing an increase in demand, small businesses around the country are being forced to close indefinitely or are seeing far fewer customers, and business owners are worried about if this emergency could bankrupt them. Amazon was already driving down demand for many of these businesses, and this pandemic could permanently tilt the scales in Amazon's favor.Amazon announce...

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How Siberian horses became an unlikely climate hero in the Arctic

In the Arctic, the thawing permafrost presents a huge risk to the environment. It is both caused by and contributing to climate change, releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as temperatures warm. Surprisingly, herds of Siberian horses and other animals may hold the solution. New research conducted in Russia shows how Arctic creatures like horses, bison, and reindeer can actually slow down the thawing of soils that were once permanently frozen. Together, these herds could potentially preserve as much as 80 percent of the world’s soil through the year 2100, according to the study. Here’s how i...

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Tom Hanks thanks 'helpers' in new coronavirus update

Tom Hanks expressed his gratitude for those helping him after he and his wife, Rita Wilson, were diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia.The acclaimed actor shared a brief update Sunday on Instagram, along with a photo filled with staples of Australia, including a stuffed kangaroo, a plush koala bear and Vegemite spread on his toast.“Thanks to the Helpers,” Hanks captioned the photo. “Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx.”The toy kangaroo in the picture is holding an Australian flag.Hanks and Wilson, both 63, revealed their diagnoses last Wednesday, with the “Forrest Gump” star wr...

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'Westworld' Season 3 spoilers: Here are the 5 biggest WTF Episode 1 moments

In a not-so-subtle change from previous episodes, the debut ofWestworldSeason 3seems to unfold as a linear story. In theory, this means the "mind-bending" series should be easier to follow, but if you've watched "Parce Domine," you know this isn't true. Despite the more traditional timeline, Westworldis confusing as ever! (In this ever-changing world, it's nice to be able to count on that, right?)Here are five of the biggest WTF moments from the WestworldSeason 3 Episode 1, complete with what — we think — are explanations about what is really going on.Spoilers and some speculation ahead for We...

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Meet the mods behind the fastest-growing subreddit: r/Coronavirus

Long before COVID-19, virologist and University of Pittsburgh graduate student Emerson Ailidh Boggslived and breatheddisease outbreaks. So much so that her daily routine was — and is — built entirely around them.Ever morning, Boggs wakes up, goes online, and takes stock of the viral diseases lurking across the world. Then, she travels to her university's lab, where she spends all day studying viruses. And when she gets home, that's when she really gets down to business — Boggs is the moderator of one of the biggest and most active coronavirus forums on the internet.As of publishing, r/Coronavi...

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iPhone 12: What Apple’s 3D-sensing camera means for the future of photography

Apple is set to add a 3D depth-sensing system to its next iPhone, a Wednesday report claimed. The rumored time-of-flight setup would send out light waves and measure the time it takes to bounce off objects, building up a deeper understanding of the world than before. The process is similar to how a lidar sensor in an autonomous car can sense object distance.The Fast Companyreport claims that at least one phone this year will feature the sensor, and it will be supplied by Lumentum. The San Jose-based firm already helps power the TrueDepth sensor on the front of the iPhone, used for face recogni...

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'Picard' episode 8 spoilers: A 'Dune'-tinged speech, Khan and 15 more Easter eggs

With Season 1 of Star Trek: Picardheading towards its conclusion at warp speed, the show's rapid-fire references to the canon have only gotten more hardcore. In episode 8, "Broken Pieces," showrunner Michael Chabonmanages to slip in some very nerdyreferences to obscure Trek aliens and impart a whole new meaning to a classic Next Generationepisode.Here are 17 Easter eggs and Trek references from Picardepisode 8, "Broken Pieces."Spoilers ahead! Engage!17. An echo of Airium?Although it seems to debunk our hopes for a complicated Discoverycrossover, the scenes with the Romulan "Admonition" feature...

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Ancient stone tools tell an epic new story about Neanderthals

Neanderthal(Homo neanderthalensis) fossils were first discovered in western Europein the mid-nineteenth century. That was just the first in a long line of surprises thrown up by our closest evolutionary cousins.We reveal another in our new studyof the Neanderthals who lived in Chagyrskaya Cave in southern Siberiaaround 54,000 years ago. Their distinctive stone tools are dead ringers for those found thousands of kilometers away in eastern and central Europe.The intercontinental journey made by these intrepid Neanderthals is equivalent to walking from Sydney to Perth, or from New York to Los Ang...

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'Star Trek: Picard' Episode 8 release time: When to watch "Broken Pieces" on CBS All Access

Last week's episode of Star Trek: Picard, "Nepenthe," was a cozy, bittersweet respite from the harrowing journeys of Jean-Luc and Soji. The duo got some much-needed rest, relaxation, and pizza at the home of the now-married Will Riker and Deanna Troi. The episode also introduced their daughter, Kestra, and their late son, Thaddeus. His tragic illness highlights the broader, unseen cost of the Federation's ban on synthetic life. New and familiar faces alike reflected on Data's legacy, and what he meant to everyone. It was sentimental without being sappy, and essential viewing for any Next Gener...

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'The Boys' Season 2 spoilers: New villain may be even worse than Homelander

While there is currently no scheduled release date for Season 2 of Amazon’s The Boys, expect the next set of episodes to deal with the ramifications of that massive cliffhanger in the finale. When we left off, the Seven were unraveling at the seams and Vought’s corporate power looked to flounder following the murder of its vice president Madelyn Stillwell. To top it all off, a newly-revealed villain may throw a wrench in the Boys’ plans and prove even more frightening than Homelander as we head into Season 2.Warning! Potential spoilers ahead for The Boys Season 2Entertainment Weeklyrecently un...

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'Winds of Winter' release date could revive a mindblowing Tyrion fan theory

Back in fall 2018, one particular Game of Thronesfan theorywas all the rage. Based on set leaks and evidence from a credible leaker who'd accurately predicted many of the twists and turns of Season 7,it claimed we would see a beloved character make a dramatic heel turn. However, that character wasn't Daenerys Targaryen, it was Tyrion Lannister.While Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin previously revealed that he gave Game of Thronesshowrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss some rough "bullet points" for the conclusion of his saga, he's got to be thinking twice about incorporating tha...

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 cancelled? Why series finale rumors are fake news

It's a good time to be a Star Trekfan. All the classic shows and movies are available to binge at a moment's notice, and there's a boatload of new stuff coming our way. One of the biggest things on our radar at the moment is Discovery Season 3. We don't yet know when it's coming to CBS All Access, but we're willing to venture an educated guess that it's happening pretty soon. If you've been scouring the internet for new info about the upcoming episodes, you may have come across a worrying rumor claiming Season 3will mark the end of the series.We're not convinced Discovery's ending anytime soon...

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'Picard' and 'Discovery' might be setting up Star Trek's version of the MCU

In the latest episode of Star Trek: Picard, a huge plot point about the future of artificial intelligence in the Star Trek universe got a little crazy. We still don't know what Dr. Juratiis up to, but we now have a much bigger clue thanks to a mind-meld that reminded us more than a little bit of DiscoverySeason 2.Are these two series really that separate? Here's how Picardmay have just laid the foundation to create a Star Trek version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spoilers and speculation ahead.Back in the mid-'90s, the Star Trek wasthe closest thing we had to the modern MCU. No other geek...

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