Harrison Ford Almost Died Playing Han Solo On The Set Of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
The 74-year-old actor, famous for his portrayal of Han Solo, was crushed beneath the heavy door of the Millennium Falcon spaceship when shooting for the film in June 2014.
Jack White Attempts To Play Music On Vinyl In Space For The First Time To Create World Record
Jack White’s Third Man Records has launched a bid to play a gold-plated 12” record of Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn” in space using the custom-made Icarus Craft turntable on July 30.
Amazon To Test Delivery Drones For Amazon Prime Air In UK
These tests, the first of their kind in the U.K., will help Amazon understand how drones can be used safely and reliably in the logistics industry.
‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Beats ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’ Presale Record
The eighth book in the series is the script to a two-part play written by Jack Thorne based on a story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.
Japan Knife Attack: Several Dead, Scores Injured At Care Center In West Tokyo
An attacker broke into a care center for people with mental disabilities early Tuesday and began stabbing people, injuring 25.
Hemingway Wins Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
Dave Hemingway, no relation to the author, won the contest in what he says is his seventh attempt, beating nearly 140 entrants.
Dallas Cowboys Bus Crashes Into Van, 4 Dead
The bus collided with a van on an Arizona highway while on its way to a fan event at Las Vegas’ GameWorks entertainment center.
China Internet Crackdown: Regulator Bans Original News Reporting By Websites
The Cyberspace Administration of China accused several local news portals of violating the country’s internet regulations by carrying news that caused “huge negative effects.”
Hillary Clinton Launches Hillary 2016 App With Quizzes And Daily Challenges
The app went live Sunday and is currently available only on iOS, with an Android version in the works.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns After Email Controversy, Joins Clinton Campaign
The Florida congresswoman announced her resignation following an email leak that revealed Democratic National Committee staffers were biased toward Hillary Clinton.
Pokemon Go’s First Pokemaster Is From New York And He Caught 142 Pokemon
A reddit user from New York, who goes by the handle ftb_hodor, announced Thursday that he had completed his Pokedex of 142 Pokemon in just two weeks.
Game Of Thrones: Democrats Love The Show But Republicans Don’t, Survey Says
A new survey has revealed that Republicans don’t care too much for Game Of Thrones, preferring more family-friendly and funny shows.
New York Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Banning Tampon Tax
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday signed a bill, which eliminates local and State sales tax on feminine hygiene products.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Can Choose Its Target And Shoot Independently
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, using the AEGIS software, can select its targets based on specific brightness and size criteria laid out by scientists.
‘Final Fantasy’ Maker Square Enix Developing Role-Playing Game ‘Cosmos Ring’ For Apple Watch
Japanese video game developer Square Enix announced Thursday that it’s working on a role-playing game “Cosmos Rings” exclusively for the Apple Watch.
Michigan Teens Charged For Killing And Torture Of Guinea Pig In Pre-Game Ritual
The two teenagers, charged with two counts of killing or torturing an animal and conspiracy to kill or torture an animal, could face up to four years in prison.
Human Eye Can Detect Even Individual Photons, The Smallest Unit Of Light: Study
Scientists found that the human eye can sense individual photons, the smallest measurable unit of light, seemingly concluding the quest to test the limits of human vision.
Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk OF Fame Star Gets A Wall
Artist Plastic Jesus erected a 6-inch concrete wall with “Keep out” signs and barbed wire around Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
Giant Asteroid Gave The ‘Man In The Moon’ His Right Eye, Study Says
The asteroid, big enough to be classified as a protoplanet, crashed on the lunar surface four billion years ago at an angle of 30 degrees, creating a 750-mile wide crater, a new study said.
Florida Alligator Attack Update: Parents Of 2-Year-Old Victim Won’t Sue Disney
Lane Graves’ parents said they intend to keep their son’s “spirit alive” through a foundation they have created in memory of the toddler.
German Woman Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Killing Four Of Her Babies
Andrea Goppner was found guilty of murdering four of her newborns in what is described as one of the worst cases of infanticides in the country.
Shanghai Seaplane Crash Kills 5 On Flight’s Maiden Journey
The plane, which was on its maiden flight, crashed into a bridge along the Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway about 10 minutes after it took off.
Scientists Create Biohybrid Robot With Sea Slug Muscles And 3D-Printed Parts
An army of such robots could be used for tasks like locating the source of a toxic leak in a pond or even searching the ocean floor for a flight data recorder, scientists said.
Deezer’s Music Streaming Service Now Available For All US Consumers
The French company’s service, which was launched in the U.S. in 2015, was initially available only through Sonos, Bose and Cricket Wireless.
Donald Trump Jr.’s Speechwriter Quashes Allegations Of Plagiarism In RNC Address
F.H. Buckley, the author of the article that Trump Jr.’s address bore resemblance to, was reportedly part of the speech-writing team. Buckley said he had just used some of his past material.
Melania Trump’s Speech Allegedly Plagiarized From Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Address
The speech, which focused on immigration and her love for her husband, was quickly overshadowed by allegations of plagiarism.
World's Smallest Hard Drive Writes Data Atom-By-Atom
Using this breakthrough technology, all the books in the world could be stored on a device the size of a postage stamp.
WWE Sued By Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka And Other Former Wrestlers Over Head Injuries
The lawsuit accused World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. of hiding long-term effects of neurological injuries from wrestlers and failing to provide adequate medical attention.
Goat Drowns Trying To Escape Large Crowd Taking Its Photo In Alaska
A mountain goat in Alaska jumped into the ocean and drowned trying to escape a large crowd taking its picture in downtown Seward.
Refugee Crisis: Oxfam Report Says Wealthiest Nations Welcome Least Number Of Asylum-Seekers
The world’s six richest countries account for at least 60 percent of the global economy but host less than 9 percent of refugees, an Oxfam report said Monday.