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    Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead

    After the war, Dr. Hall returned to Caltech for a doctorate. With the encouragement of his advisers, who were excited by the atomic age, he began studying nuclear physics. He received his Ph.D. in 1948. Dr. Hall would never enter the field professionally. But though he never did nuclear research, a classmate did, and it […]

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    How Infinity War Directors Chose Each Character Death

    If you still haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War yet, there will be some major SPOILERS below, so be sure to read on at your own risk, as the Russo Brothers explain their process regarding the numerous deaths in the movie. Even if you haven’t seen this massive superhero adventure yet, you likely assumed that some […]

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    Why the MCU Is Legally Obligated to Include Samuel L. Jackson

    Since 2008, Samuel L. Jackson’s character Nick Fury has been an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Jackson playing the comic-book hero. As it turns out, however, Samuel L. Jackson and his inclusion in the MCU is pretty much a legal obligation by Marvel due to […]

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    Brokeback Mountain Almost Starred Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix

    It was revealed during a recent screening of Brokeback Mountain that it was initially hard to find a director and actors to commit to the movie. Screenwriter Diana Ossana stated that actors would agree to the parts and then bail after about 6 months. Two names that she brought up that were attached for a […]

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    Kevin’s Week in Tech: Theranos, Fraud and the Failure to Fail

    ■ Theranos repeatedly lied to reporters from publications like Wired, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal about how many tests its proprietary machines were capable of running, and gave those misleading articles to investors as proof of the company’s accomplishments. This is juicy, Hollywood-ready stuff, and the complaint makes it clear that Theranos — which […]

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    Creed 2 Workout Video Has Stallone & Lundgren Hitting the Gym Hard

    71-year old Sylvester Stallone took to social media to share a video of himself in the gym doing pull-ups with an additional 100 lbs. of weight attached to his body while 60-year old Dolph Lundgren released a 6-minute video of his workout routine. The two actors are taking their training for Creed 2 very seriously […]

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    Should Some Species Be Allowed to Die Out?

    Before I joined Crampton and Michelle Clark, a biologist from the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, at the Lihue heliport for the 15-minute flight into the interior, Crampton warned me that journalists tend to underestimate the Alakai. She recalled how one photographer, who had planned to spend a full week with the team, made […]

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    Broadcom’s Other Regulatory Hurdle: How It Treats Customers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Broadcom’s $117 billion bid for the rival computer chip maker Qualcomm is being investigated by a federal government committee concerned about giving foreign countries power over American technology vital to national security. But some people in the technology industry believe Broadcom’s chief executive, Hock Tan, already wields too much power of a […]

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    Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City

    SAN FRANCISCO — For all the optimism, innovation and wealth that are produced here, the Bay Area can also feel like a place that doesn’t work quite right. The cost of housing has priced out teachers and line cooks. Income inequality is among the widest in the nation. The homeless crisis never seems to ebb. […]