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Brad Pitt Back for 'World War Z' Sequel Set to Arrive in June 2017

10 minutes agoEntertainment / Film : First Showing

Briefly: Paramount has confirmed and cleared contracts and deals for the next World War Z sequel, which is definitely moving forward. The studio has announced a release date of June 9th, 2017 two years from now for "World War Z 2" (though it will likely get a new title). Show More Summary

Dogs were domesticated between 27,000 and 40,000 years ago: study

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Man’s best friend may have been his companion for far longer than believed, scientists have reported, publishing an analysis that dates domesticated dogs to more than 27,000 years ago. Humans possibly domesticated the animals between 27,000 and 40,000 years ago, according to Swedish...

Failed Movie Predictions

Filmmakers have long looked to the future, marking out a date just far enough down the line to allow us to dream about what might happen 30, 40, 50 years from now. But put a specific year or date on a sci-fi movie, and you might as well be marking its expiration date. Show More Summary

Airline irked customer with delay in ticket refund

American Airlines made a data-entry error when my husband and I booked our airline tickets by phone. An agent entered our return dates as January 2016 — a full year after our planned dates of travel. The airline agreed to refund the tickets, but we’ve had no luck with getting the money back. [...]Show More Summary

FDA Report Shows Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Failed To Adequately Comply With Testing, Cleaning Procedures

While Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams prepares to reopen its scoop shops this weekend, newly released federal investigation reports show the Ohio-based company’s issues date back several years before its public battle with listeria contamination. The...Show More Summary

To Hell With Plans: Why I Won’t Be Packing Any On This AT Thru-Hike

I have what some would consider an extreme “Type A” personality. Prior to my attempted thru hike of the Appalachian Trail last year I had planned EVERYTHING. My mail drops were neatly organized down to the very date that I would be going through town, I had a cute little binder that I left behind......

WSJ Editorial Board So Clueless It Thinks That We're Now 'Rushing' Through A Surveillance Debate That's Been Going On For Two Years

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As the Senate does its little song and dance today over surveillance reform, kudos to the Wall Street Journal's editorial board for producing what has to be one of the most ridiculous opinion pieces on this debate to date. It's called...Show More Summary

Jax Taylor Gets Another Nose Job; Vail Bloom And Chris Pine Dating! Plus, Vanderpump Rules Is Filming Season 4!

Jax Taylor went back under the knife to pretty up the nose he got fixed last year! Just as Vanderpump Rules started filming it’s fourth season (which will definitely not include Stassi Schroeder), Jax advertised his newest nose job on...Show More Summary

Archaeologists Take Wrong Turn, Find World's Oldest Stone Tools [Update]

SAN FRANCISCO–Archaeologists working in the Kenyan Rift Valley have discovered the oldest known stone tools in the world. Dated to around 3.3 million years ago, the implements are some 700,000... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.c...

US, Cuba on Verge of Reopening Embassies

The US and Cuba are so close to restoring diplomatic ties broken more than 50 years ago that they're now discussing possible dates to have embassies back up and running. Officials say meetings between negotiators beginning today in Washington will serve to iron out final details. "I'm trying not to...

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Specs, Release Date: Android Phablet's Next-Gen Edition Could Get 10-Core Chipset?

The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is the first high-end device to be announced this year, though the device has not yet been released in markets outside of China.

Destroyer announces new album, 'Poison Season,' shares new song "Dream Lover," announces tour (dates, stream)

by Andrew Sacher photo by Fabiola Carranza Destroyer hasn't released a full length since 2011's excellent Kaputt, but he's finally ready to do that this year. He'll release Poison Season, a double album, on August 28 via Merge in th...

Stone Tool Discovery Shows Culture Evolved Much Earlier

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

    An ancient depiction of a face. (Not one of the tools discovered in Kenya.) (Alaskan Dude / (CC BY 2.0)) The major discovery in Africa of stone tools dating around 3.3 million years old has forced scientists to push back the standard...Show More Summary

Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

The tools includes sharp-edged flakes, hammers and anvils The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered, scientists report. They were unearthed from the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, and date to 3.3 million years ago. They are 700,000 years older than any tools found before, even pre-dating the earliest humans in the Homo genus. Show More Summary

Exclusive Trailer: ‘Wishing for a Dream’

Earlier this week, Thai mini-studio Benetone Films obtained the rights to the indie drama “Wishing For a Dream.” It’s set for a release date later this year. Latino-Review has the exclusive trailer for this wonderful dramedy that stars Sara Malakul Lane, a Thai-British model turned actress. Show More Summary

Looting and Destruction Feared as Islamic State Seizes Syria’s Ancient City of Palmyra

yesterdayNews : Vice News

The militants have reportedly taken full control of the ancient desert oasis, which is home to shrines, tombs, and large stone structures that date back 2,000 years.

This Hash Jam Recipe Will Still Get You High 1,000 Years Later

Time traveling would be so cool, man. But it's a lot more realistic to grind up nuts, chop up dates and figs, add some hash butter, and go where your mind's eye leads you.

SC Ports Box Volumes Up Nearly 15%

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) informs it has handled nearly 15 percent more pier containers fiscal year to date than the same period last year, with total

Human Ancestors Made Tools 3.3 Million Years Ago

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

Flints, hammers, anvils, and more found on the western edge of Lake Turkana in Kenya indicate that human relatives have been making and using tools for even longer than we thought. Tool use dates back to 3.3 million years ago, according...Show More Summary

Which Came First, Humans or Tools?

In 1960, Jonathan Leakey, the oldest son of the paleoanthropologists Mary and Louis Leakey, discovered the partial skull of an ancient primate in Tanzania’s fossil-rich Olduvai Gorge. The skull, dated to about 1.8 million years old,Show More Summary

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