2 people killed after light aircraft crashes near E. Yorkshire airfield

Two people were reportedly killed when a light aircraft crashed near an airfield in East Yorkshire. Both the pilot and passenger suffered fatal injuries in the crash reported at about 18:30 GMT on Wednesday, the BBC said, citing Humberside Police. A search was launched in the area to find the plane when it came down […]

Alienware finally made a thin and light gaming laptop

Gaming laptops aren’t the lumbering bricks they used to be, as we’ve seen from the slew of offerings this year from ASUS, Gigabyte and Razer, all of which weigh under five pounds. But Alienware, Dell’s flagship laptop line for gamers, has lagged behind with heavy cases and archaic screen bezels. That all changes with the […]

Strands of hair shed light on doomed 19th-century Arctic expedition

Enlarge (credit: John Wilson Carmichael) Lead poisoning may have made life difficult for the doomed men of John Franklin’s 1845 expedition, which got lost in the Arctic while in search of the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But it probably didn’t contribute much to their inevitable fates. That’s the conclusion of a […]

This Week In Trailers: Davi’s Way, The Dig, First Light, Swiped: Hooking Up In The Digital Age, The Most Beautiful Couple

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

Sony’s smart light is now compatible with Google Assistant

Back in 2016, Sony introduced a new smart light that had humidity, motion, luminance and temperature detectors, along with an infrared controller, memory card slot, microphone and speaker. It really was the light that could do it all, and it’s very customizable, meaning you can program it to do pretty much whatever you want it […]

These swirls of light could be signs of a previous universe existing before ours

Daniel An, Krzysztof A. Meissner and Roger Penrose Most cosmologists agree we live in an expanding Universe that started as a point, called a singularity, and that we don’t know what happened before it, or what could lie in our future. However, a recent discovery might indicate that a universe existed before the big bang.  […]

West Hollywood gives green light for removal of Trump’s Walk of Fame star

The city of West Hollywood has voted unanimously in favor of removing President Donald Trump’s star at the Walk of Fame, citing Russiagate allegations as well as his take on women, immigration and transgender soldiers. Read more The five-member city council approved a proposal put forth by West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore John D’Amico and […]

Red Light! Green Light! Mondo Announces ‘Mission: Impossible’ Vinyl Soundtrack Release

You mission, should you choose to accept it…I wonder, did you ever choose not to? Well, when it comes to new vinyl soundtrack releases from Mondo, the answer is no, especially when it comes to Mission: Impossible. Mondo has announced a vinyl release for the original Mission: Impossible score composed by Danny Elfman for the […]

The Industrial Revolution could shed light on modern productivity

HOW much yarn per day could an 18th-century British woman spin? Such questions are catnip for economic historians, whose debates typically unfold unnoticed by anyone outside their field. But a running debate concerning the productivity of pre-industrial spinners, and related questions, is spilling beyond academia. Each probably produced between a quarter of a pound and […]