Egyptian security forces kill 19 militants linked to attack on Christian pilgrims

An anti-terrorist raid ended with 19 Islamist militants killed in a firefight as Egyptian security forces cornered them in a mountainous area in Minya Province, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. The officials linked the militants to the terrorist attack in Minya earlier this week. On Friday, gunmen killed seven people when they opened fire […]

Brock Lesnar sent death threat hours before WWE Crown Jewel – 'I'll kill him'

Lesnar takes on Braun Strowman in a match for the vacant Universal Championship in Saudi Arabia today. It’s then rumoured that Lesnar will fly to New York afterwards where he will watch Cormier in action at UFC 230. But the pair don’t see eye-to-eye after Lesnar stormed into the Octagon at UFC 226 after Cormier […]

First thing we do, let’s kill all the experts

Enlarge / Here lies an expert (maybe). (credit: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr) There is a Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Take a moment to consider the implications of that fact. The inhabitants of what, under other circumstances, would be an obscure academic backwater need legal defense. Non-scientists have convinced themselves so thoroughly that these experts […]

Zack Snyder Wanted to Kill Batman at Some Point in the DC Extended Universe

Whether fans like it or not, the DC Extended Universe as Zack Snyder envisioned will never fully come to fruition. Following the disappointing box office performance of Justice League, the slate of DC Comics movies on the way is starting to branch out from building a cinematic universe and trying out some new things, like […]

Afghans protest ‘achievements’ of government after airstrikes kill 24 people in 5 days

As the Taliban continues to gain ground in Afghanistan, the US and local forces have stepped up their bombing campaign, causing a spike in civilian casualties. Fed up with the carnage, Afghans hit the streets to protest. Angry crowds took to the streets of the Afghan city of Kunduz on Wednesday, protesting airstrikes by the […]

Top drone: Reaper scores drone kill in air-to-air missile test

Enlarge / The MQ-9 Reaper isn’t a fighter aircraft. But it could soon be armed to take out other drones, helicopters, or other aircraft, after a successful kill with a heat-seeking missile in a November 2017 test. (credit: US Air Force) The US Air Force has revealed that an MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed aircraft successfully shot […]

Don’t Eat Skrull Burgers: A Brief History of ‘Skrull Kill Krew,’ the Wackiest Skrull Story

Last week, we saw our first look at the Skrulls, the race of shape-shifting aliens set to make their cinematic debut in Captain Marvel. A long-running staple of Marvel comics, they’re best known for The Kree-Skrull War (1971-72), in which the Avengers are caught up in an intergalactic conflict, and the more recent Secret Invasion (2008-09) […]

Ajit Pai helped Charter kill consumer-protection rules in Minnesota

Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle. (credit: Charter) A court ruling that limits state regulation of cable company offerings was praised by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who says the ruling supports his contention that the FCC can preempt state-level net neutrality rules. The new court ruling found that Minnesota’s state government cannot regulate […]

Netflix originals were receiving increasingly bad user reviews when the company decided to kill the feature

Netflix Netflix ended its user reviews feature earlier this summer, citing “declining using over time.”  But according to data compiled by Cordcutting.com, Netflix originals had also seen a steady year-over-year decline in user-rating scores, well before the company decided to bring its user reviews to an end.    Netflix announced in July that it would phase […]