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‘Rogue One’ cast gets mildly political, stands up for diversity

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It says a lot about post-election politics — and the traditional caution of Hollywood — that when actors in a major movie make a non-controversial statement about the importance of diversity in society, it is cause for wild applause.

Bill Nye hosts modernized Telethon in support of National Parks

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The National Park Foundation and Mashable joined forces on #GivingTuesday for a Facebook Live “View-A-Thon”to benefit America’s national parks and educate audiences about the impact of climate change on the National Park System.

Science wiz and Find Your Park Centennial Ambassador Bill Nye hosted the modern take on the telethon, conducting demonstrations and taking questions during the live event. Along with Joshua Laird, Commissioner of the National Parks of New York Harbor, Nye brought to…

Domino’s sadly gives up on reindeer pizza delivery plans for Christmas

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Those reindeer turned out to be a lot harder to train than Domino’s had anticipated.

The American pizza company announced on Thursday it was abandoning its plans to use reindeer to deliver pizzas in Japan for Christmas.

Domino’s had made a big announcement last week saying it was preparing a fleet of reindeer-pulled carriages to deliver pizzas over the holidays in wintry parts of Japan.

But in its latest

National anthem to be played at movie theaters but not courts: India’s Supreme Court

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India’s top court has deemed it necessary to play the national anthem in theaters in the country, but not in courtrooms.

All the ‘Harry Potter’ easter eggs you missed in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ opening

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LONDON — Fantastic Beasts is the type of film that has so much going on it’s all too easy to miss the little things — particularly when you realise how much effort goes into every single prop.

From the posters that pop up along the streets of New York to the books that line the shelves in people’s houses, everything has been carefully considered and crafted to slot neatly in to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

The company behind…

The very first look at ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ gameplay is right here

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The much-hyped first look at gameplay footage from BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda wasn’t a surprise at The Game Awards on Thursday night, but it was a treat.

The nearly 5-minute clip takes a look at several different facets of the game, including social spaces, cutscenes, Mako rover driving, exploration, and — of course — combat. And hey, guess what: it looks an awful lot like Mass Effect, only shinier.

It’s not too much longer before Andromeda‘s scheduled spring 2017 release, so…

Domino’s sadly gives up on reindeer pizza delivery plans for Christmas

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Those reindeer turned out to be a lot harder to train than Domino’s had anticipated.

The American pizza company announced on Thursday it was abandoning its plans to use reindeer to deliver pizzas in Japan for Christmas.

Domino’s had made a big announcement last week saying it was preparing a fleet of reindeer-pulled carriages to deliver pizzas over the holidays in wintry parts of Japan.

But in its latest


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The very first look at ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ gameplay is right here

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The much-hyped first look at gameplay footage from BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda wasn’t a surprise at The Game Awards on Thursday night, but it was a treat.

The nearly 5-minute clip takes a look at several different facets of the game, including social spaces, cutscenes, Mako rover driving, exploration, and — of course — combat. And hey, guess what: it looks an awful lot like Mass Effect, only shinier.

It’s not too much longer before Andromeda‘s scheduled spring 2017 release, so…

Liberty University: A Christian institution sells its soul in search of sports success

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Liberty University — a private Baptist school founded by Jerry Falwell in 1971 — has talked in recent years about becoming a big fish in college sports, as opposed to the minnow it has long been.

Global warming blowout: Record highs beat record lows by 51-to-1 ratio in November

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As the planet warms in response to the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the ratio of high temperature records compared to low temperature records has become more skewed. If the climate weren’t warming, that long-term ratio should average out to about 1-to-1.