La Chine et la Russie en route pour Mars

first_imgLa Chine et la Russie en route pour Mars En octobre prochain, la Chine et la Russie devraient envoyer une sonde vers Mars, deux ans après le départ initialement programmé.    Yinghuo-1 est la sonde chinoise qui devait, au départ, être lancée en octobre 2009 en compagnie de la sonde russe Phobos Explorer. Mais le lancement avait été reporté et devrait désormais avoir lieu en octobre 2011, rapporte Chine Nouvelle. L’expédition a pour mission l’analyse de l’environnement spatial de la planète et doit chercher à découvrir ce qu’est devenue l’eau qui s’y trouvait autrefois.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAD’autre part, la Chine prévoit également un lancement de deux sondes cette fois uniquement chinoises en 2013, toujours en direction de Mars et de la Lune. Cette mission entre dans le cadre du programme spatial chinois en plein essor après le lancement déjà effectué de deux sondes lunaires. Ces deux satellites devraient permettre à la Chine d’envoyer des hommes sur la Lune d’ici 2020.L’AFP rappelle que la Chine est le troisième pays après les Etats-Unis et la Russie à avoir envoyé un homme dans l’espace. C’est au cours de la mission Shenzhou VII que les trois astronautes chinois, en 2008, avaient effectué une sortie dans l’espace.Le 3 janvier 2011 à 13:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Les suricates menacés par la consanguinité

first_imgLes suricates menacés par la consanguinitéPubliant leurs travaux dans la revue Molecular Ecology, des chercheurs britanniques et suisses ont mis en évidence un fort taux de consanguinité dans les populations de suricates (des cousins de la mangouste) du désert de Kalahari.Durant 20 ans, des chercheurs des universités d’Édimbourg, de Cambridge et de Zurich, ainsi que de la Société zoologique de Londres, ont enregistré naissances, décès et mouvements intergroupes au sein de la population de quelque 2.000 suricates de la Réserve de Kuruman River, dans le désert du Kalahari, en Afrique du Sud. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au cours de cette étude à long terme, des nouveaux-nés ont été pesés et mesurés, et leur ADN a été analysé pour déterminer leur filiation. Les résultats se sont alors révélés sans appel. Chez ces petits carnivores, 44% des individus étudiés montrent des signes de consanguinité. Plus petits et plus légers que les autres, les juvéniles concernés par ce phénomène ont semble t-il moins de chances de survivre. Si les accouplements consanguins n’ont pas lieu entre les membres étroitement apparentés au sein d’un même clan (dont chacun regroupe une cinquantaine d’animaux), ils se produisent en revanche entre individus de clans voisins, qui ne ‘se connaissent pas’ entre eux. Un problème qui pourrait toucher aussi d’autres mammifères sociaux, comme les mangoustes, les chiens de prairie ou les singes tamarins, selon les chercheurs. Le 3 juin 2012 à 19:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Une réglementation pour les vols spatiaux habités privés

first_imgUne réglementation pour les vols spatiaux habités privésL’autorité américaine de l’aviation civile (FAA) et la NASA viennent d’annoncer qu’elles souhaitaient mettre en place un protocole d’accord pour coordonner les réglementations du transport spatial commercial d’astronautes vers l’orbite terrestre basse et la Station spatiale internationale.Dans leur communiqué, la FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) et la NASA indiquent qu’elles collaboreront pour offrir un cadre réglementaire stable pour l’industrie spatiale américaine. Elles souhaitent en effet coordonner ce secteur, notamment en ce qui concerne le transport spatial commercial d’astronautes. Il s’agit pour elles d’assurer la sécurité à la fois du public et des équipages, précisent-elles.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreUn tel accord obligera les sociétés offrant des services de transport spatial commercial à obtenir une autorisation de la FAA, de manière à pouvoir assurer la sécurité du public lors du lancement et du retour dans l’atmosphère. La NASA, de son côté, sera responsable de la sécurité des équipages. “Cet important accord entre la FAA et la NASA fera avancer nos buts communs pour le voyage spatial commercial”, a déclaré le ministre américain des Transports Ray LaHood cité par l’AFP. “En travaillant de concert nous assurerons des normes claires et cohérentes pour ce secteur”, a-t-il ajouté. Pour le patron de la NASA, Charles Bolden, “cet accord est la prochaine étape pour permettre à nouveau sur le sol des Etats-Unis l’envoi d’Américains dans l’espace”. Il a insisté sur le fait que l’Agence spatiale américaine encourageait “l’innovation dans le secteur privé tout en maintenant des normes de sécurité très strictes et la fiabilité pour rétablir l’accès de nos astronautes depuis le sol américain à l’orbite terrestre basse en sous-traitant ces missions au secteur privé”.Le 19 juin 2012 à 20:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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HFLS3 une galaxie géante qui crée 2 000 fois plus détoiles que

first_imgHFLS3, une galaxie géante qui crée 2 000 fois plus d’étoiles que notre Voie LactéeDes astronomes ont annoncé avoir découvert une galaxie massive dont la lumière a été émise il y a environ 12,8 milliards années, soit au moment de ce qu’on peut appeler l’enfance de l’Univers. Cette galaxie appelée HFLS3 serait aussi la plus féconde en étoiles connue à ce jour.Notre Univers recèle encore bien des merveilles qui n’attendent qu’une chose : être découvertes. Mais certaines ont largement de quoi étonner les astronomes, à l’image de celle qui vient tout juste d’être annoncée dans la revue Nature. Grâce au réseau de télescopes ALMA et l’observatoire spatial Herschel, des astronomes ont découvert une galaxie massive dont la lumière a été émise il y a environ 12,8 milliards années, soit moins de 900 millions d’années après la naissance du cosmos. Mais là n’est pas le plus fascinant puisque cette galaxie, appelée HFLS3, possède une masse d’étoiles de près de 40 milliards de fois la masse du Soleil. Elle présente ainsi un taux de formation stellaire incroyablement grand : chaque année, la galaxie donnerait naissance à l’équivalent de 3.000 soleils par an, soit 2 000 fois plus que dans notre galaxie, la Voie Lactée. “Une galaxie isolée transformant en étoiles l’équivalent de 3000 fois la masse du Soleil en un an n’est pas censée être observée aussi tôt dans l’évolution de l’Univers”, explique dans un communiqué l’Institut national des sciences de l’univers du CNRS. “En fait, cette galaxie représente un phénomène si extrême que l’on pourrait la qualifier de ‘flambée stellaire maximale'”. Ceci veut dire que “toute la galaxie produit frénétiquement de nouvelles étoiles à un rythme tel que leur propre radiation risque d’éparpiller la matière de la galaxie elle même”, précise t-il. HFLS3 est ainsi la galaxie la plus féconde en étoiles jamais découverte dans l’Univers. Des sursauts de formation d’étoiles 880 millions d’années après le Big Bang D’après les chercheurs, les modèles prédisent que quelques galaxies se forment très tôt dans les régions les plus denses de l’Univers. Mais la vitesse de cette galaxie à former des étoiles est surprenante : “le seul phénomène que l’on connaisse qui puisse déclencher une telle flambée est la fusion de deux galaxies déjà très massives pour cette époque”.Or, “c’est un phénomène très rare, d’autant plus que les flambées de formation d’étoiles déclenchées par les fusions ne durent que quelques dizaines de millions d’années” et non des centaines de millions d’années comme ici. “Cette galaxie est la preuve que des sursauts de formation d’étoiles très intenses existaient seulement 880 millions d’années après le Big Bang”, a déclaré de son côté un des auteurs de l’étude, Dominik Riechers de l’Université Cornell de New York.Pourtant, la galaxie HFLS3 aurait bien pu passer inaperçu car ses jeunes étoiles sont enveloppées dans une gigantesque nébuleuse de poussières interstellaires qui ne laisse pas passer la lumière visible. Elle n’est donc apparue que sous la forme d’une petite tache rouge relativement faible, en raison de la grande distance qui la sépare du télescope Herschel. Mieux comprendre les mystères du jeune Univers   D’après les astronomes, la découverte de cette galaxie pourrait suggérer que les modèles actuellement utilisés ne sont pas tout à fait valides et qu’ils doivent encore évoluer. Mais elle pourrait aussi et surtout permettre de mieux comprendre certains mystères qui enveloppent le jeune Univers et la formation de ses premières galaxies. Les astronomes espèrent donc en apprendre davantage sur cette galaxie grâce à de nouvelles observations du réseau ALMA notamment. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembre”Nous nous attendons à en apprendre plus sur de telles galaxies en utilisant le Very Larg Array (VLA) et ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array)”, a ajouté Riechers. “Le VLA peut nous donner des informations sur les gaz froids et les émission radio de ces galaxies tandis qu’ALMA peut nous en dire plus sur les gaz les plus chauds et la poussière”.(crédits photo : ESA–C.Carreau) Le 20 avril 2013 à 15:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Les astronomes observent une galaxie qui engloutit le gaz qui lentoure

first_imgLes astronomes observent une galaxie qui engloutit le gaz qui l’entoureGrâce au Very Large Telescope de l’Observatoire européen austral (ESO), des astronomes ont découvert une lointaine galaxie qui se nourrit du gaz froid qui l’entoure.Depuis longtemps, les astronomes ont émis l’hypothèse selon laquelle les galaxies s’agrandissent et forment de nouvelles étoiles en se nourrissant de la matière environnante, composée de gaz et de poussières. Reste que ce phénomène s’est avéré particulièrement difficile à observer directement. C’est donc une prouesse unique qu’a réalisée une équipe internationale d’astronomes.Pour la première fois, ils ont pu observer le repas d’une galaxie grâce au Very Large Telescope (VLT) de l’Observatoire européen austral (ESO). D’ordinaire, les éléments qui nourrissent les galaxies sont difficilement observables en raison de leur faible luminosité. Mais les astronomes ont ici eu une chance unique grâce à l’alignement fortuit d’une galaxie et d’un quasar, une galaxie active avec un noyau très lumineux. La lumière de cette dernière est passée à travers l’autre galaxie avant de rejoindre la Terre, illuminant ainsi le gaz située autour d’elle. “Ce type d’alignement est extrêmement rare et il nous a permis d’effectuer des observations uniques”, indique dans un communiqué de l’ESO Nicolas Bouché de l’Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP) de Toulouse. “Nous avons été capable d’utiliser le VLT de regarder attentivement à la fois la galaxie et son gaz environnant. Cela signifie que nous pouvions attaquer un problème important dans la formation des galaxies : comment les galaxies grossissent-elles et comment alimentent-elles la formation des étoiles ?”. Un gaz qui tournoie avant d’être englouti Les galaxies réduisent rapidement leurs réservoirs de gaz en créant de nouvelles étoiles. Leur stock doit donc être continuellement réapprovisionné avec du gaz frais. C’est pourquoi les chercheurs émettaient l’hypothèse que la galaxie devait pour compléter ses réserves, collecter du gaz tiède de son environnement grâce à l’attraction gravitationnelle. Un processus qu’ont bel et bien confirmé les astronomes. Mieux encore, ils ont également pu préciser avec davantage de détails son mécanisme et la composition du gaz. D’après l’étude publiée dans la revue Science, aspiré, le gaz forme peu à peu un flux qui va tournoyer autour de la galaxie avant d’être capté à l’intérieur. “C’est comme si l’heure du repas pour les lions d’un zoo avait sonné ! Cette galaxie a un appétit vorace, et nous avons découvert comment elle se nourrit pour croître si rapidement”, comment Michael Murphy, de la Swinburne University of Technology, de Melbourne et co-auteur de l’étude.”Les propriétés de ce volume important de gaz environnant étaient exactement ce que nous nous attendions à trouver si le gaz froid était attiré à l’intérieur de la galaxie. Le gaz se déplace comme prévu, il y a environ la quantité espérée et cela a également la bonne composition pour correspondre parfaitement aux modèles”, ajoute t-il. Grâce à cette découverte, les scientifiques comprennent maintenant de quelle façon les galaxies attirent de quoi se nourrir et prolongent ainsi le processus de formation d’étoiles. La galaxie telle qu’elle était il y a 11 milliards d’années Mais ceci n’aurait pas été possible sans le fameux quasar connu sous le nom de QSO J2246-6015 ou HE 2243-60. Au vu des données obtenues et des caractéristiques de l’observation, les chercheurs estiment qu’ils ont vu la galaxie telle qu’elle était il y a 11 milliards d’années, soit un peu plus de deux milliards d’années après le Big-bang. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembre”Nous avons été chanceux que le quasar soit arrivé juste au bon endroit pour que sa lumière passe à travers le gaz”, précise un autre co-auteur, Crystal Martin de la University of California Santa Barbara. “La prochaine génération de très grands télescopes permettra de faire des études avec de multiples champs de vision et fournira une vue bien plus complète”, conclut-elle. (crédits photo : ESO/L. Calçada/ESA/AOES Medialab) Le 8 juillet 2013 à 09:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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See Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurants as Anime Hotties

first_imgStay on target <><> Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta You’ve probably got your favorite fast food chain, right? You head to McDonald’s for some tasty burgers and KFC for a delicious bucket of chicken. And you know the fast food chains’ mascots too? Colonel Sanders is a jolly old fellow who wants you to shop at KFC for all your chicken-fried needs. Ronald McDonald is a clown, of course, and you’ve got the rest of the restaurants either without a mascot or just using different kinds advertisement.What if some of your favorite fast food and restaurant chains took it upon themselves to create newer, younger mascots? They might look something like this. Yes, they’re anime-styled portraits of characters like Ronald McDonald, Colonel Sanders, Wendy from Wendy’s, the Hamburglar, and more.Honestly, some of them are pretty cringeworthy (the whole idea is, if you ask me) but there are some very talented artists on the case here. If for some reason a “hot” Hamburglar really does it for you, or the weird way people have transformed Wendy into a sneering ojou-sama, but hey — it’s still pretty entertaining anyway.You can see all the illustrations in the gallery below. Just don’t be surprised if you start seeing your favorite fast food stops when you’re getting some grub to eat in a totally different way. It could happen, you know. What’s next, a McDonald’s dating sim?Check out all of OzumiiWizard’s amazing art on Facebook! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Third Doctor Returns in Collected Comic Adventures

first_imgYou wait ages for a female time traveller #DrWho series, then two come along at once: River Song – The Lost Dimension special, coming soon! pic.twitter.com/kuNtetsarF— Emma Beeby (@emmabeeby) July 19, 2017Visitors to this week’s San Diego Comic Con, meanwhile, can stop by the Titan Comics booth to snag a convention-special comic, “The Last Action Figure,” featuring the Twelfth Doctor and companion Bill Potts.Penned by Richard Dinnick, with art by Mariano Laclaustra, Carlos Cabrera, and Nico Selma, the story comes with two stunning collectible covers by Alice X Zhang.Dinnick and a handful of fellow writers were on hand at Saturday’s Doctor Who and Torchwood Comics Panel, showcasing upcoming books and “exclusive art previews.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Titan Comics is picking up where the BBC left off in 1973, with its latest foray into classic Doctor Who. #ThrowbackThursdayFrom writer Paul Cornell and artist Christopher Jones comes “The Third Doctor Vol. 1: Heralds of Destruction,” a 112-page tale of alien invasion, mind games, and an … unexpected visitor.After enlisting the help of his former selves (in tenth serial “The Three Doctors”) to defeat insane Time Lord Omega, the Third Doctor was rewarded with a new TARDIS dematerialization circuit, restored knowledge of time and space, and the repeal of his Earth-bound exile.But the dandy—in his flamboyant velvet jacket, ruffled tuxedo shirt, and silk-lined cloak—isn’t quite ready to leave his adopted planet, or the friends he’s made on it.Friends like companion Jo Grant, who is itching to explore the universe.The Third Doctor Vol. 1: Heralds of Destruction (via Titan Comics)They’re both needed at home, though, when Cyberman-like creatures attack Fairford, the Master meddles in the Doctor’s plans, and a supposed philanthropist goes mad with power.“I attempted to locate the story in a specific moment in the Third Doctor’s adventures by including the emotional impact of the Doctor’s ability, after ‘The Three Doctors,’ to leave Earth once again; Captain Yates’ journey toward high-minded treachery, as seen in ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs’; and Jo’s increasing desire to escape the nest,” writer Cornell revealed in an included commentary.The collection, on sale now for $22.99, includes issues one through five of the Third Doctor’s adventures, originally published between September and February.“Given that this is my own last Doctor Who story, I hope you’ll forgive my indulgence in using the Doctor’s ‘moment of charm’ (as [Who writer] Terrance Dicks used to call them) at the conclusion to refer to my feelings as well as his own,” Cornell said.More familiar faces will appear in next month’s “epic” eight-part series, “The Lost Dimension”: a crossover event featuring all four revival Doctors—and River Song.Titan writer Emma Beeby this week teased an early look at the cover for the seventh issue: Stay on targetcenter_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

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SlugInspired Slime Could Fix Your Broken Heart

first_imgSlugs are known for being a little… well gross. They’ve got that sticky, goopy crap that they leave everywhere, and no matter how hard I try, I can’t think of that stuff as anything but utterly disgusting. And it seems like we may be using something similar to fix people’s hearts down the line. Yeeeeaaaaaah…. Eww.David Mooney and his colleagues, based out of Harvard, have developed a specialized adhesive modeled after the defensive mucus slugs produce when threatened. Why does that matter? Well, slug slime can stick to almost anything — regardless of moisture content. That gives it all kinds of medical applications.I mean, just think about it. If you have a wet surface, it’s almost impossible to secure with glue, tape or just about anything else. In medicine, that can make it difficult to repair internal organs or properly close up delicate arteries.“Adhesion to wet and dynamic surfaces, including biological tissues,” the paper reads, “is important in many fields but has proven to be extremely challenging. Existing adhesives are cytotoxic, adhere weakly to tissues, or cannot be used in wet environments.”This artificial slime tries to solve that problem. It creates a sticky, non-toxic mesh that connects using several different methods to the underlying tissue. When combined with hydrogel, the goop can bind to almost anything — even stretching and moving with the material it’s bonded too.As a demonstration of possible medical applications, the specialized glue was used to repair the heart of a pig. The sealant on the leaky tissue held for quite some time at standard pressures. Later, it was used to patch up hemorrhages in rats.It may take some time yet before it’s ready for use in the field, but these initial results are promising, to say the least. The paper claims that the sealant will bond within a few minutes. And it doesn’t matter if the tissue you’re trying to repair is moving while it’s being applied and doing its business. This exact formulation will need to be tweaked to last longer, but the team is confident that something in “this family of adhesives” will find application as “tissue adhesives, wound dressings, and tissue repair.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Overcooked is Fast Food With Frantic Friends

first_imgStay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.During high school, I was too busy reviewing terrible iPhone games to get a menial fast food job like a real teenager. So I can’t relate to stories of desperately trying to put meals together as fast as possible with fellow chefs while customers waited impatiently, mentally reducing their tips. Or rather, I couldn’t until I played Overcooked, cooking co-op indie darling and fresh hot new Nintendo Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda.Overcooked has this whole insane story mode about time travel and onion knights and a food beast that may or may not be an homage to famous atheist deity the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But that’s all just absurd window dressing. The real meat of Overcooked are the dozens of levels that challenge you alone or you and your friends to make as many meals as possible in just a few minutes.Recipes get more complicated the later you get (although not as complicated or varied as I maybe would have liked) but each step remains relatively simple. Press a button to start chopping mushrooms. Let a burger sit for a few seconds on the pan. Boil the rice for your burrito and take it off the stove. Carry a dirty dish to the sink. Put out a fire. Even Cooking Mama has more elaborate simulations of the act of preparing food. But that’s a good thing.In Overcooked the goal is speed, not realism. These actions have to be simple because you have to constantly perform and coordinate them with your teammates over and over again before time runs out. You have to memorize steps and perform loops and check incoming orders for slight variations like no tomatoes or lettuce. One step out of line, one soup burned or carrot left unchopped, and you’ll be yelling at your friends like Gordon Ramsay. The meals never actually stop coming. You just need to make as many as you can. Sometimes it’s even smarter to just abandon a meal on the verge of expiring to get an early jump on a later one to earn a bigger tip.Overcooked is tough enough just in a standard kitchen, but to spice things up most new levels add some environmental gimmick you also have to consider. Trying cooking in a kitchen split between two moving trucks, or a kitchen infested with Ratatouille-esque vermin who steal food left unprepared for too long. The stage hazards really force you to consider positioning while planning your cooking routes. The dash button is key.Once you cook your way through the main campaign you can also enjoy two expansions included in this special Nintendo Switch edition. They add new levels, recipes, playable characters, and holiday cheer. But with or without this bonus material, Overcooked is just such a great fit for the platform. The time limit makes portable play easy, and the simple controls work scrumptiously on two sideways Joy-Con. Co-op is the real way to play the game so being able to easily access it is a killer feature. HD Rumble cues also let you instinctively know when it’s time to start or stop some actions like chopping or grilling.Unfortunately, while the cute art style doesn’t look like it should be too demanding, the Switch version does suffer from some frame rate issues, which can impact a game about speedy precision like this. But the developers at Ghost Town Games are working on a fix.Cooking was one of my favorite parts of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But with Overcooked I can just cut out all the exploration fat. That chicken burrito my friends and I managed to finish at the last second may not buff my stamina, but we still had fun making it.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WindNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Overcooked is a cooking co-op indie darling.2. Work together with friends to make as many meals as possible.3. Different kitchen gimmicks force you to come up with new cooking strategies.4. Each individual action is simple, but performing several of them nonstop while coordinating with others gets tough quick.5. The meals never stop coming. Just make as many as you can before time expires. And don’t get burned.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Salaryman Gets His Salary Eaten and Becomes a Meme on Japanese Twitter

first_img Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike Stay on target Japanese Twitter user asuka1216na5 came home earlier this month to find that his furry friend had definitely had a lapse in the “man’s best friend” mentality the species is supposed to be famous for. Tens of thousands of yen (equivalent to hundreds of USD) had been snacked on by his fluffy roommate.こいつおれの給料どこやったんやろ pic.twitter.com/uMrGmcPwGj— あすか (@asuka1216na5) August 15, 2017Of course, the perpetrator denied all involvement, but the evidence was overwhelming. However, any sentence was commuted on grounds the suspect was too cute to punish.…ケテ…タスケテ… pic.twitter.com/sWR9Ocj6Ka— ひぬザウルス (@HINU_cone) August 16, 2017After Asuka posted his canine conundrum on Twitter, tons of users retweeted and liked the post. Many expressed condolences, while others thought the portrait of Hideyo Noguchi on one of the tattered ¥1,000 notes seemed to be watching over the whole experience with a sense of sadness. Another user said he seemed to be saying “Help…me.”高い紙を食べられました( ¯•ω•¯ ) pic.twitter.com/imTQC2IDll— やっくん (@aristosilvia) August 16, 2017Another user joined in Asuka’s sorrow, showing his tiny woofer has a taste for ¥10,000 notes as well.こーみたいです pic.twitter.com/p9gc9NynnR— ゆいな. (@Yuina_88) August 16, 2017Fortunately for Asuka, like in the United States, Japanese banks will exchange damaged notes for new ones. If two-thirds of a banknote is left, you can get the whole amount back. For two-fifths, you’ll get half the face value in return. Hopefully, Asuka can get crazy with the scotch tape and at least get some of his money back. What would you do in this situation? Personally, I don’t think I could be mad at the pup, because all dogs are angels. But money is important, too.Still, it can’t be helped. Maybe his tiny pup was hankering for a very special, delicious delicacy that also doubled as money. And that’s actually kind of cute, if you think about it.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Facebook Hands Over 3K RussiaLinked Ads to Congress

first_img Facebook is prepared to hand over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congress.Earlier this month, the social network revealed it sold advertising space during the 2016 presidential election to a Russian “troll farm” with a history of promoting pro-Kremlin propaganda.Now—two weeks after providing ad content to the Special Counsel probing allegations of electoral interference—Facebook will also share private details with congressional investigators.“We believe it is vitally important that government authorities have the information they need to deliver to the public a full assessment of what happened in the 2016 election,” the firm’s general counsel Colin Stretch wrote in a blog post. “That is an assessment that can be made only by investigators with access to classified intelligence and information from all relevant companies and industries—and we want to do our part.”According to Facebook, some 470 “inauthentic” accounts and Pages (“likely operated out of Russia”) spent approximately $100,000 on 3,000 ads between June 2015 and May 2017. A handful of them, as reported by The Washington Post, directly named then-nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.“This has been a difficult decision,” Stretch said. “Disclosing content is not something we do lightly under any circumstances. We are deeply committed to safeguarding user content, regardless of the user’s nationality, and ads are user content.”It’s not really a question of whether the Kremlin interfered in the election: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence in January stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered an influence campaign” to discredit Clinton, and “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process.”The real concern is whether Russia helped to spread misinformation and influence how Americans voted.Facebook came under fire last fall for allowing what many considered false news to run rampant on the popular platform—a criticism CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as being “a pretty crazy idea.”Now, fresh off of paternity leave, Zuck on Thursday expounded on his company’s “next steps,” reminding the public that Facebook’s mission “is all about giving people a voice and bringing people closer together.”The firm has already cracked down on bogus content by introducing new reporting functions and launching coalitions; it recently took action against fake accounts in France and Germany, and no longer allows Pages that repeatedly share fraudulent stories.Moving forward, Facebook will continue working with the U.S. government, while pursuing its own investigation; changes to advertising—more transparency, a stronger review process—will also go into effect.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Podcasts Are TV Shows Now With ‘Limetown’ Trailer7 Icebreakers for Facebook’s New Dating Service Stay on targetlast_img read more

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The Dankest Memes of Super Mario Odyssey

first_imgBlade Runner 2049 (2017) #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/J7g0ndKGjm— The Sand Reckoner (@grobstein) October 28, 2017 Hands-On: ‘Mario’ and ‘Zelda’ Switch VR Are Nint…Nintendo Adds Labo VR Support to ‘Mario’ and ‘Zelda… Super Mario Odyssey’s surprising level about the state of newspaper journalism pic.twitter.com/Mdj7adVCOv— Chris Suellentrop (@suellentrop) October 26, 2017 pic.twitter.com/kXDWlYo8f3— chris person (dead) (@Papapishu) October 26, 2017 Mario is anime now #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/OqNVp3kgdX— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) October 26, 2017 The Hudson River. Two years ago… We had classified intelligence that a new type of Metal Gear… #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/ZRV7FuEBuS— Chinner (@Chinnerdomain) October 28, 2017 #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/EOfHhdHYqT— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) October 28, 2017This isn’t even a dank meme but a cool example of the impressive, legitimate artistry Super Mario Odyssey’s photo mode is capable of. Peach looks like the heroine of some French New Wave film.come one come all, gather around boys and girls for the mythical mario penis pic.twitter.com/YlvmZr60kM— wise internet sleuth (@Kirtaner) October 25, 2017 M-Dog #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/Qen7nmhdmx— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) October 31, 2017 Me coming to steal your Mario #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/We8hbeLUoX— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) October 31, 2017 pic.twitter.com/XSMBZW1cLn— Dan Ryckert (@DanRyckert) October 31, 2017 #SuperMarioOdyssey is a CAMP CLASSIC pic.twitter.com/yj9lGXvxS2— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) October 26, 2017 Clowny clown clown. #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/YuJSty59hS— Boo! Will Greenwald (@AggroWill) October 26, 2017 It’s a-me. #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/fMb9V5Oxai— Boo! Will Greenwald (@AggroWill) October 26, 2017 it’s-a-me, the sheriff of sucking you off #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/Rfeh3qtnbR— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) October 31, 2017Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/111. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. GTAV mods just keep getting better! #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/tKeFZS94Wi— Boo! Will Greenwald (@AggroWill) October 26, 2017 It’s like they’re the exact same game pic.twitter.com/VJtANepOux— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) October 26, 2017 pic.twitter.com/2Qfw06ZE2q— chris person (dead) (@Papapishu) October 27, 2017 Super Mario Odyssey is here and it’s the best Nintendo Switch game since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Arguably, it’s even better. Mario’s latest adventure actually shares a lot in common with Link’s. They’re both bold and beautiful open-world reinventions of beloved Nintendo franchises. They are both bursting with secrets to uncover. And they both let you create some very dank memes.With its built-in screenshot button and easy social media sharing features, the Nintendo Switch makes it super easy to turn funny moments in your games into viral internet content. You can now even share short videos from certain Nintendo games. But Super Mario Odyssey takes shitposting potential to the next level. The game’s baked-in weird camp charms, like Mario dressing up in various outfits or hanging out with realistic human beings, just scream memes. And the game’s photo mode lets you freeze and meticulous tweak each shot to perfect your joke.Super Mario Odyssey has only been out for a few days but already folks have turned their playthroughs into good gags. Here are our favorite, dankest memes from Super Mario Odyssey. Spoiler alert! Sorry, #TBT. It’s actually #MarioShitpostThursday. #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/ScwS7izFze— Boo! Will Greenwald (@AggroWill) October 26, 2017 GPOY #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/TwbWESprzx— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) October 26, 2017 Stay on target Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/qi1s1J2Mv3— Pete Haas (@dimeford) October 28, 2017 pic.twitter.com/LPREwaSPDh— E͖̲̘r̯̱̞i̥͎̫̯͞c͈ (@AgeOfMyself) October 28, 2017 pic.twitter.com/sSX5OBAHSS— Chris Kohler?! (@kobunheat) October 29, 2017 How I tweet. #SuperMarioOdyssey #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/5L09f1GK24— Pete Haas (@dimeford) October 30, 2017last_img read more

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Kotobukiyas Supergirl Returns Bishoujo Statue is a Kryptonian Cutie

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Bishoujo is Japanese for “beautiful girl.” You might have already heard that term from your insufferable weeb friends with anime like Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, the full name of the franchise). That’s the sort of thing you learn when you’re peer pressured into subs instead of dubs. It’s just a nice word to describe pretty girls (and if you want to talk about pretty boys, the term is “bishounen”). It’s also a big brand name owned by Japanese collectible manufacturer Kotobukiya.Kotobukiya makes, among many, many other collectibles, Bishoujo Statues. They’re prepainted PVC statues of female characters from popular franchises, sculpted to look just a bit prettier, sexier, or otherwise more appealing to the heterosexual male gaze (or bisexual male or female gaze, or lesbian female gaze, of course). These aren’t wild redesigns intended to look trashy, lewd, or smutty. They’re just given some design tweaks for extra sexiness, at least to the eyes of talented Japanese toy sculptors.DC Comics Bishoujo Statues are one of Kotobukiya’s most popular Bishoujo Statue lines, and one of the most recent ones to come from it is Supergirl Returns, which Kotobukiya sent to us to check out. I’ve seen plenty of Bishoujo Statues at Toy Fair and Comic-Cons and various stores, but this is the first one to make its way into the lab and across my desk. And I’m pretty impressed with the work.First, let’s get the sexiness out of the way. This Supergirl isn’t wearing the classic blue-leotard-with-skirt, or the DCAU white-t-shirt-with-skirt. It’s a blue two-piece outfit with long sleeves and a very short skirt, highlighted with a prominent S-shield on her chest and a gold-yellow belt that appears to be a solid quarter of the width of her skirt. She also has a long red cape with yellow trim, which matches her knee-high, high-heeled boots. She also has her hip cocked at what looks like an uncomfortably askew angle, but I don’t want to doubt Kara’s limberness, so maybe she’s just getting a good lower back stretch on.This really isn’t an obscene design. It’s a bit racier than the usual Supergirl look, but it’s pretty modest for a Bishoujo Statue. Her top has a very modest scoop that doesn’t reach down to show any cleavage or undermine the S-shield. There’s some otherworldly Kryptonian perkiness on display thanks to the very tight material, and I seriously doubt she has a super-bra under there, but it doesn’t show off anything too unseemly.And, to my amazement, Kara’s rocking some properly utilitarian brief-cut panties. That isn’t a thong under her admittedly tiny skirt; it’s a proper set of undies girding her nethers. And I have to say taking this picture in the middle of the lab, which has glass walls and abuts the main corridor of the office, was fun.I really like the facial sculpt. She’s gazing off to the side, glancing dispassionately at something while the wind blows her detailed hair into lazy waves. It’s the look of a woman whose thoughts are on something more important than titillating you, which goes a long way in making the entire look appear like an attractive character redesign and not simply a dumb sexy statue for nerds to put on my shelf. Their shelf. Shelving is involved.This is a PVC statue, not a figure, so there’s no articulation. However, her upper torso was separated from her lower torso with a big rectangular peg,. It fits on well enough, and a dab of glue can help secure it all together. You won’t be doing any posing with her besides how she’s standing right now, though. Her boots are also screwed to the base, which is a positive. The base is a flat plastic Superman S-shield, and the permanent fixture ensures that she won’t fall over easily, which can happen with pegged feet.If you like Supergirl as a character, and appreciate her feminine charms without necessarily wanting to see her entirely in her skivvies on your desk, the Supergirl Returns Bishoujo Statue is a really nice take on the character. It’s sexy while also looking no-nonsense, and doesn’t undermine her strength or personality. You can find this statue online and at anime and comic book stores for around $85. If you like the Bishoujo Statue take on Supergirl, there are plenty of other DC characters, along with Street Fighter characters and even horror movie characters re-imagined as sexy ladies. But those will have to wait for another day.Tomorrow, though, we’ll be flipping the attractive DC statue script around with some tasty anime-influenced meat of the male persuasion, so come back to Geek.com for more!last_img read more

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Geek Deals Smash Bros Switch Console Bundle Out Tomorrow 300 off Dell

first_imgExcited for Smash? Well, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition Nintendo Switch bundle is available for pre-order right now, and it’s out tomorrow. Not only will you get themed controllers and a themed dock, but you’ll also snag a digital copy of the game upon release.Plus, you’ll find great prices for gaming laptops, robotic vacuums, tablets, solid-state drives, and more courtesy of our partners at TechBargains…Featured DealsOut Tomorrow: Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros Ultimate Edition Console Bundle for $359.99 at Amazon.$300 Off OnePlus 6T with Eligible Trade-in at T-Mobile.Dell G3 15 Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core 15.6-inch 1920×1080 Gaming Laptop with GTX 1050Ti, Dual Storage for $729 at Walmart (List price: $1099).Today Only: iRobot Roomba 801 Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum for $279 at Amazon (List price: $349.99).55-inch LG OLED55C8PUA 4K OLED UltraHD HDTV with α9 Intelligent Processor (2018 model) for $1599 at PCMag Shop (List price: $2499.99).65-inch LG OLED65E8PUA 4K OLED UltraHD HDTV with Glass Design and 4.2Ch Sound System (2018 model) for $2499 at PCMag Shop (List price: $3499.99).Dell D3218HN 32-inch 1080p Ultra-Wide IPS LED Monitor for $159 at Walmart (List price: $249).Alienware Aurora Intel Core i5-8400 Six-Core Gaming Desktop with 8GB GeForce GTX 1070 for $949.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $1199.99).55-inch VIZIO D55x-G1 4K UHD HDR Smart LED HDTV for $348 at Walmart (List price: $478).Anker Nebula Mars II 1280×720 Portable Projector with Dual 10W Speakers for $369.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: BESTMARS – List price: $499.99).Silicon Power 128GB High Speed MicroSD Card with Adapter for $17.99 at Amazon (List price: $24.99).Laptop and Desktop ComputersDell G3 15 Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core 15.6-inch 1920×1080 Gaming Laptop with GTX 1050Ti, Dual Storage for $729 at Walmart (List price: $1099).Alienware Aurora Intel Core i5-8400 Six-Core Gaming Desktop with 8GB GeForce GTX 1070 for $949.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $1199.99).Dell G5 15 Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core 15.6-inch 1920×1080 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 6GB GTX 1060 Max Q, Dual Storage for $1049.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $1299.99).Alienware 15 Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core 15.6-inch 1920×1080 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 6GB GTX 1060 OC, Dual Storage for $1349.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $1799.99).Dell XPS 13 9370 Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Core 13.3-inch 1920×1080 Laptop with 256GB SSD for $1149.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $1469.99).Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-core 17.3-inch 1920×1080 Laptop for $629.99 at Dell (List price: $799.99).Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7-7700 Quad-core Win10 Pro Desktop with GTX 1050, 16GB RAM and Dual Storage for $759 at Dell (Coupon code: INSDT759 – List price: $1109.99).Dell D3218HN 32-inch 1080p Ultra-Wide IPS LED Monitor for $159 at Walmart (List price: $249).Dell S2719DGF 27-inch 2560×1440 1ms FreeSync Gaming Monitor for $359.99 at Dell (List price: $529.99).More Laptops and Desktop PC Deals here.HDTVs and Home Entertainment55-inch LG OLED55C8PUA 4K OLED UltraHD HDTV with α9 Intelligent Processor (2018 model) for $1599 at PCMag Shop (List price: $2499.99).65-inch LG OLED65E8PUA 4K OLED UltraHD HDTV with Glass Design and 4.2Ch Sound System (2018 model) for $2499 at PCMag Shop (List price: $3499.99).55-inch VIZIO D55x-G1 4K UHD HDR Smart LED HDTV for $348 at Walmart (List price: $478).49-inch JVC LT-49MA875 4K UltraHD HDR Smart LED HDTV with Built-in Chromecast for $239.99 at Walmart (List price: $499.99).55-inch RCA RTU5540 4K UHD LED HDTV for $259.99 at Walmart (List price: $699.99).55-inch Samsung QN55Q7FN 4K UHD HDR Smart QLED TV (2018 Model) for $1297.99 at Walmart (List price: $2299.99).49-inch LG 49UK6300PUE 4K UHD HDR Smart LED HDTV with AI ThinQ and $100 Dell Gift Card for $399.99 at Dell (List price: $599.99).65-inch LG 65UK6300PUE 4K UltraHD HDR Smart LED HDTV and $200 Dell Gift Card for $799 at Dell (List price: $1199).Anker Nebula Mars II 1280×720 Portable Projector with Dual 10W Speakers for $369.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: BESTMARS – List price: $499.99).Leelbox Amplified HDTV Antenna (Up to 60-80 Mile Range) for $7.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: X96SBXD2 – List price: $26.99).Out Tomorrow: Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros Ultimate Edition Console Bundle for $359.99 at Amazon.Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB Bundle and Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Edition and Bonus Controller and Xbox $5 Gift Card for $479 at Walmart (List price: $603.96).Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Bundle and Red Dead Redemption 2 and 2 Bonus Controllers and Xbox $5 Gift Card for $259 at Walmart (List price: $403.96).Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Red Dead Redemption 2 Console Bundle for $399 at Walmart.Out Tomorrow: Diablo III Eternal Collection (Switch) at Walmart and Amazon for $59.99.Pre-order Super Smash Bros. 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Pokemon Fusion Website Lets You Play God

first_img Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks #pokemonfusion number 4! outta who knows how many pic.twitter.com/RhD3kgh47d— Casey Weitzel (@weitzel_krieger) June 24, 2019 If you haven’t been paying attention to dumb recent Pokemon controversies, you’ll be surprised to learn that not everyone is stoked about the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield following the blowout of new information at E3 2019. As the first core Pokemon games for a home console, the Nintendo Switch, expectations are understandably high. And although I’m excited about new features like the open world wild area and co-op raid battles against huge Dynamax Pokemon, I share the complaints about the game’s somewhat lackluster graphical quality.What I don’t agree with is this idea that the developers at Game Freak are lazy for not including literally one thousand Pokemon to complete the National Pokedex. If anything, having to HD model, balance, and animate so many superfluous monsters already is distracting artists and designers from more impressive innovations. I’m sorry your Gliscor or whatever from middle school is being left behind.But if you think there can never be enough Pokemon, why don’t you play God and cook up some new ones for yourself with this hilarious new Pokemon Fusion website.Blastqueen and me are gonna fuck shit up pic.twitter.com/IJ9iTYtMKM— mumbles (@nicemovemumbles) June 23, 2019This website popped up over the weekend and is already taking Twitter by storm. The premise is deceptively simple. Pick two Pokemon from the original 151 lineup and let the site smash up their sprites into an unholy new abomination. Depending on the order it’ll either be the face and color scheme of one Pokemon on the body of another or vice versa. Roll the dice with the random button and behold new creations like Blastqueen (Blastoise and Nidoqueen), Exeggdrill (Exeggute and Beedrill), and Sloweon (Slowbro and Vaporeon). Some folks are even drawing their new children as fan-art.Oh no it’s terrifying #pokemonfusion pic.twitter.com/efKjUR14BI— AJ (@CloverCoin) June 24, 2019 Mr. EwThat’s my nameThat name againis Mr. Ew#pokemonfusion pic.twitter.com/dbgSP7c26J— Melo (@LetItMelo) June 24, 2019So browse #PokemonFusion to visit this Pokemon Island of Dr. Moreau and try some of your own experimentation. For more on Pokemon watch this dark Pokemon fan film and read our review of the artistic achievement that is Detective Pikachu. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Joaquin Phoenix Wanted Thomas Wayne Excluded From Joker Script

first_imgStay on target ‘Joker’ Earns High Rotten Tomatoes Score From Film Critics’Joker’ Gets Eight-Minute Standing Ovation at World Premiere Joaquin Phoenix, the actor who plays the comedian-turned-villain Arthur Fleck in Joker, is reportedly not a fan of Thomas Wayne appearing in the film.Joker director Todd Phillips recently spoke with The New York Times about how Phoenix’s biggest issue with the movie was its strong connection to comic-book mythology. Thomas Wayne, an out-of-touch billionaire (Brett Cullen) and his son, Bruce (Dante Pereira-Olson), who will eventually become Batman, were included in the script, and Phoenix wasn’t on board with it.“He never liked saying the name Thomas Wayne. It would have been easier for him if the movie was called ‘Arthur’ and had nothing to do with any of that stuff,” Phillips explained. “But, in the long run, I think he got it and appreciated it.”Phoenix also told The New York Times what it was like to play the famous villain. At first, Phoenix did not know how he would portray Arthur Fleck on the big screen, but he eventually figured out how to transform into the doomed character.“I didn’t really know what it was. I didn’t know how to classify it,” Phoenix added. “I didn’t say, ‘This is the character I’m playing.’ I didn’t know what we were going to do. It was terrifying.””Film of the year.” #JokerMovie – in theaters October 4. pic.twitter.com/qJhXJwh9b9— Joker Movie (@jokermovie) September 9, 2019Phoenix likes to challenge himself when it comes to complex roles like the Joker.“If I don’t feel like I’m pushing myself in some ways, I’ll get bored, or maybe they’ll get bored of me,” Phoenix said. “I don’t know who’s going to get bored of who first.”Joker, which also stars Zazie Beetz and Robert De Niro, is coming to theaters on October 4.More on Geek.com:‘Joker’ Earns High Rotten Tomatoes Score From Film Critics‘Joker’ Gets Eight-Minute Standing Ovation at World PremiereFinal ‘Joker’ Trailer Sends In the Clownslast_img read more

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WWE and NXT return to the Arnold Classic in March 2016

first_img Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Kurt Angle Cesaro Insight Editions announces “WWE: The Official Cookbook” set for release on March 19 Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Courtesy of WWE.com:Visit the WWE Experience at the 2016 Arnold Sports FestivalFor action and entertainment, there’s no better spot at this year’s Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, than the WWE Experience, taking place Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6.Enjoy live matches and meet-and-greets with the competitors of WWE NXT during autograph signings, as well as guest appearances, Q&A sessions, giveaways and more.Plus, you can see what it takes to become a WWE Superstar when you watch a live tryout. Will any of these recruits become the next breakout Superstar?Better yet — will you? If you’re serious about a future in sports-entertainment, stop by the WWE Experience recruiting booth.The WWE Experience at the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival in takes place on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.All talent and schedules are subject to change, check back soon for additional details. A daily expo ticket is required for admission. One autograph per person. Autographs are first come, first served. Admission into the event does not guarantee an autograph. No posed photo opportunities are permitted.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 3/22 and 3/23 Impact TV taping results from Windsor, Ontario, Canada Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Bruce Prichard was already working in consultant role with WWE back in January Videos Articleslast_img read more

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WWE presents annual Tribute to the Troops special tonight on the USA

first_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Google+ Roman Reigns Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Twitter WWE will be presenting their annual Tribute to the Troops special tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) on the USA Network. The special was taped last Tuesday outdoors at the San Diego Naval Base prior to the Smackdown Live tapings that night.The following matches will air tonight on the special:* The Shield vs. WWE RAW Tag Team Champions The Bar and Samoa Joe.* WWE Champion AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.* WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott.* Absolution vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James.* WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos and The New Day vs. Rusev, Aiden English, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable.Wrestleview.com will have results from Tribute to the Troops later tonight.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Daniel Bryan Pinterest A.J. Styles Videos Articles John Oliver Takes On The WWE Videos Articles Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

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SPOILERS WWE Smackdown Live TV taping results from Pittsburgh to air New

first_img Videos Articles Twitter Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Pinterest Facebook WWE Smackdown Live taping results for January 1, 2019:There is a cage hanging above the ring.The New Day announced they were entering the Royal Rumble.Samoa Joe defeated Jeff Hardy.Smackdown will be headlined by AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe vs. Randy Orton vs. Mustafa Ali with the winner getting a title bout against Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble.Rusev was celebrating his United States Championship win but was attacked by Shinsuke Nakamura.Sonya Deville defeated Naomi.  They are running an angle where Mandy Rose is sending Jimmy Uso sexy photos to try and steal him from Naomi.In a backstage segment, AJ Styles refuses to apologize for hitting Vince McMahon last week.  Shane McMahon is there too.John Cena came out for a promo but Becky Lynch came out and said she’s the man now and would be replacing him. Zelina and Andrade Almas came out and that set up a tag team bout.Becky Lynch and John Cena defeated Zelina and Andrade when Vega tapped to the Disarmher.  Lynch tossed Cena out of the ring.Miz wants Shane McMahon to dress as him when they team.Backstage, Carmella, Becky and Charlotte make their case for a title shot.  Triple H will make a decision as to who will challenge Asuka for the Smackdown Women’s title “later on.”AJ Styles defeated Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Mustafa Ali, Samoa Joe to earn a title shot at the Rumble, pinning Orton.Source: PWInsiderRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBecky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date AnnouncedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Becky Lynchcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles John Cenalast_img
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Senior parks passes restocked in Vancouver

first_imgSenior passes are once again available at federal land management agencies in Vancouver.There was a run on the $10 senior passes after officials announced that the price would jump to $80 on Aug. 28.The passes provide lifetime access to federal recreation lands for U.S. citizen age 62 and older.Bob Cromwell, chief of interpretation at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, said Thursday that they have been resupplied. Passes are available at the replica stockade, 1001 E. Fifth St., and at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Boulevard.The historic site is a unit of the National Park Service; the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is headquartered at Fort Vancouver. The two agencies jointly operate an information counter at the visitor center, at the east end of Officers Row.The standard admission fee to the replica stockade at Fort Vancouver is $5 for adults; children 15 and younger are free.With no actual cards to give pass purchasers, agency personnel at Fort Vancouver sold vouchers for several days, Cromwell said. Those customers now can claim their passes by bringing in their vouchers and sales receipts.last_img read more

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