Month: May 2021

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Despite what Marvel might have you believe, not all film franchises are perfectly serialized. Take, for example, another kind of cinematic superhero: James Bond a.k.a. 007. The MI6 spy created by Ian Fleming and brought to screen by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli is timeless in the most literal sense of the world. Since
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It’s almost cruel to talk about the best RPGs ever made. Not only is it the kind of topic that inspires especially heated debates, but even a shortlist of the greatest RPGs ever may leave you desperately trying to find the time to somehow play them all. Then again, the thing that separates the best
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IMAGE: Co-authors Vinayak Dravid and Stephanie Ribet examine their phosphate elimination and recovery substrate view more  Credit: Northwestern University Phosphate pollution in rivers, lakes and other waterways has reached dangerous levels, causing algae blooms that starve fish and aquatic plants of oxygen. Meanwhile, farmers worldwide are coming to terms with a dwindling reserve of phosphate fertilizers
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Certificate: 12A Director: Doug Liman Writer: Patrick Ness, Christopher Ford Cast: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, David Oyelowo, Mads Mikkelsen Distributor: Lionsgate Running Time: 109 mins Based on the YA series by Patrick Ness, Chaos Walking has an intriguing premise: on a faraway planet that is populated only by men, every man’s every thought is broadcast
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TV had the run of the place for awhile there during the pandemic. But now that vaccinations are speeding up and the weather is warming, it’s film’s time to shine. At least that’s the conclusion that can be drawn from HBO Max’s list of new releases for June 2021. There are no real original TV
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You know what everyone could use in the sweltering summer months? A nice, cold glass of…anime. At least that’s the particular theme that comes up in Netflix’s list of new releases for June 2021. Netflix has been quietly expanding their anime offerings for awhile now but June is a particularly anime-heavy month. The absolutely metal
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When Bosch first premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, the streaming world was in a very different place. Netflix had only House of Cards and Orange is the New Black under its belt. Hulu was still a joint venture owned by multiple conglomerates. Disney+, HBO Max, and Peacock didn’t even exist. Now, in June
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This Lucifer review contains spoilers. Lucifer Season 5 Episode 14 “Heaven’s never been a democracy.” You’d think the return of God and Tricia Helfer would be enough to carry any television episode, but Lucifer’s parents also seem to confirm the veracity of the multiverse theory. Still, it’s the heartwarming scenes within the celestial circle that
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Just about everybody in the streaming world is laser-focused on competing with Netflix and Disney+. AT&T recently announced that it would be spinning off WarnerMedia and merging with Discovery, Inc. with that exact goal in mind. How does Disney react to such corporate posturing? By releasing one of its biggest series yet, of course! Loki,
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Hulu’s list of new releases for June 2021 is highlighted by a host of useful library titles and one fascinating original film. The original film in question is the one that lends its delightful photo of Pierce Brosnan delivering a baby to this post. False Positive stars and was written by Ilana Glazer (Broad City).
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This article contains spoilers for the Lucifer season 5 finale. During the final episode of Lucifer season 5, “A Chance at a Happy Ending”, Michael (Tom Ellis) arrives at Lux with an offer for Lucifer (also Tom Ellis). The loss of Dan Espinoza (Kevin Alejandro) still fresh in his mind, Lucifer lashes out at Michael
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This Star Wars: The Bad Batch article contains spoilers. The Bad Batch have always been short on friends and allies but never more so than now. The rise of the Empire has cut them off not only from the rest of the Clone Army but the vast resources of the Republic. This band of clone
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The SNES isn’t just the greatest Nintendo console of all-time: it’s the home of a truly impressive collection of classic games, underrated gems, and, for our purposes today, a shocking number of games that never got the sequel they deserved. While you can usually list the business reasons why certain games don’t get sequels, that
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This article contains Cruella spoilers. Would Emma Stone’s Cruella de Vil skin a dog? That’s the million-dollar question that still hangs over Disney’s demented but otherwise free-spirited Cruella. The movie almost devilishly asks audiences to sit with the idea every time Cruella glances over at her kidnapped Dalmatians. Her voiceover narration may insist that she
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Contains major spoilers for A Quiet Place Part II. John Krasinski’s follow up to his breakout horror hit A Quiet Place was due to hit cinemas in March last year, before COVID hit and took out the cinemas with it. But now A Quiet Place Part II has finally arrived on the big screen and
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In a paper published in NANO, the author reviewed many kinds of nanofibrous filters including the component, preparation process, and application performances to provide directional guidance for improvement of the air purification field. Poor air quality is worldwide recognized as one of five health risks for causing adverse impacts on human health. Nanofibrous membrane is
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How to construct the dual emission nitrogen-doped carbon dots (CDs) by a simple method? Professor Lili Ren with her collaborators proposed a new strategy to prepare such materials which were used to the detection of dopamine. The traditional ratiometric fluorescence (FL) probe usually needs to combine different nanomaterials by chemical or physical methods and the
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Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) researchers have uncovered how the environment can impact highly sensitive quantum behaviours like localisation. Their findings, published in Chaos, could lead to future innovations in the design of superconducting materials and quantum devices, including super precise sensors. Quantum technology, in particular quantum sensing, promises to measure and capture
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IMAGE: Self-assembled peptide nanoparticles for enhanced dark-field and hyperspectral imaging. (A) Illustration of the fabrication of peptide nanoparticles based on covalent assembly of dipeptide and genipin. (B) Enhanced dark-field and hyperspectral… view more  Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kazan Federal University The work was conducted under the auspices of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and