Buckeyes derail Boilermakers with secondhalf resurgence

Evan Turner and Robbie Hummel have more in common than a history of back injuries. Hummel tied a Purdue record by nailing eight 3-pointers in the first half, but Turner torched the Boilermakers down the stretch, fueling the Buckeyes to a 70-66 win Tuesday at Mackey Arena.Down 12 at halftime, the Buckeyes rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final four minutes, as Turner scored 14 consecutive OSU points to push the Bucks ahead, 66-64.Turner finished the game with 32 points —23 in the second half — and nine rebounds. Hummel finished with 35 points — 29 in the first half — and 10 rebounds, hitting 11 of 19 field goals, including 8 of 13 from beyond the arc.Still, despite the forward’s refusal to misfire, Ohio State kept close for much of the game, thanks in part to a feisty defensive press and, of course, Turner’s dominant play.“We just kept fighting and coach [Thad Matta] really stressed toughness,” Turner said.Ohio State (12-5, 2-3) plays host to Wisconsin at home Saturday. read more

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‘The Intruder’ Director Deon Taylor on ‘Scary Dennis Quaid’

first_imgStay on target A successful Bay Area couple buys a $3 million house way out in wine country, California. They’re greeted by the eccentric previous owner who doesn’t seem to be ready to let the house go. He says he’s moving across the country to live with his daughter, but his departure date keeps getting pushed back. And somehow, he’s always showing up somewhere in the house. That’s the premise of Deon Taylor’s (Meet the Blacks, Traffik) new thriller, The Intruder. The film stars a charismatic cast including Michael Ealy, Meagan Good — and a downright unsettling Dennis Quaid.“I thought he was incredible, man,” Taylor told Geke.com as he was getting his hair cut in a Manhattan hotel room. Before this movie, Taylor says he had no relationship with Quaid at all. He just wanted him to play the villain, Charlie Peck. “I wrote him a letter. I wrote a letter to his manager and agent. I was like, ‘that’ll do it!’ That didn’t do shit. No one responded.”Dennis Quaid stars in ‘The Intruder’ (Photo Credit: Serguei Baschlakov / Screen Gems / Sony Pictures Entertainment)Taylor didn’t give up though. He sent another letter. Finally another producer called to ask about the letters and they were passed through to Quaid. “I heard my phone ring and it was Dennis Quaid. ‘Deon! It’s Dennis Quaid,’” Taylor said, giving me what I can only assume is an amazing impression of Quaid’s phone cadence. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, it’s Dennis Quaid,’ you know, you flip out, right? I was like, ‘D. Quaid, what’s going on, man?’ It was that fast, man. He was the nicest person, just the sweetest guy. For me, when you’re an independent person in Hollywood, you gotta have a big name, a bunch of stuff going for you, or a giant studio. I didn’t have any of that, it’s just me.”Quaid read the script and it turned out to be exactly what he was looking for. Quaid told Taylor he was looking to do something on the crazy side. They talked for 45 minutes about Taylor’s approach to making the movie, and Quaid was on board almost instantly. “The first call, he was like, ‘I’m doing the movie,” Taylor said. Quaid was Taylor’s first choice because he’d never played a role like this before. “Every person I thought about, they either had done something like this or right when you see him, you’d be like ‘OK, he’s the bad guy.’” Quaid’s easy genuine charm and warm, inviting smile is what makes him work as the bad guy in this home invasion thriller. Anyone else Taylor thought of, he felt the characters would fear too much too early.The only question for Taylor was whether Quaid could flip the switch and become the monster by the end of the movie. “We really worked on Charlie,” Taylor said. “You don’t want to go full crazy. We just wanted to figure out what was a good temperature for him. For me, I wanted him to build into that. I wanted him to be what he is at the end at the end. Not during the movie. If you show how crazy you are at the beginning, they won’t wait for 90 minutes. So it became him being quirky, him being funny, him being weird, a little offbeat. Those were all the things we wanted to play with in the beginning. It took a lot of time and Dennis finally got it, man. That little smile, he was practicing that stuff.”Taylor actively tried to cast people to play against type. That went for the entire movie, not just its villain. Michael Ealy was an actor Taylor didn’t know personally before The Intruder, though he’d seen his work. Ealey, though he played the creepy stalker in Perfect Guy, was always cast as the sexy guy who all the girls like. Taylor wanted to give him something a little different to work with. “There’s something interesting about Straw Dogs in him,” Taylor said, referring to Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 home invasion thriller. “I thought that you needed a guy who could kinda play the tech guy, play the marketing guy, you know, put glasses on him. And has removed himself from guns. And Michael Ealy to me was able to hit all those marks. And he looks good.”Ealy’s character removing himself from guns is an important part of the movie. It feels like a small detail in the grander story, but it was an important aspect of the character to Taylor. “Everybody that’s seen the trailer to this movie, even when I go on Instagram, ‘Well I’d get the gat! I’ma BAP BAP BAP, the shit’d be over!’ Everybody goes to that. We’re so gun heavy. I thought how cool would it be if this guy had something happen with a gun before to his family and loses someone to gun violence? He don’t want to have no part of it. We’ve never seen that. I haven’t seen that.” Taylor wanted to see a character who didn’t want anything to do with guns, in contrast to how many people think they would solve this kind of problem. Along with the irony of putting that character in a situation where he might have to use one.Along with the themes of gun violence, viewers might see another message in the movie, though Taylor says it wasn’t intentional. The film follows a young affluent black couple being terrorized by an older white man in a red cap. It’s impossible to ignore and hard not to wonder about the intentions behind that costume choice. “I ain’t trying to say nothing,” Taylor laughed, along with everyone else in the room. “I thought it was cool man, but it’s so funny how that red hat triggers. He has a red hat with a deer on it. It just triggers energy, you know that? Seriously man, black and white. I’ve never seen anything so energy-heavy in terms of what we’re in right now politically. You know what I mean? You would think— Any red hat in the world, if a white guy has a red hat on… It could be a dude wearing a goddamn Bulls hat, you’d be like, ‘Oh I know what he’s doing!’”Taylor insists that reading is completely unintentional. “I placed that hat on because I thought it was interesting that that’s the world he’s in. He’s a hunter. But it wasn’t this hot at the time. The climate wasn’t like this.” Even with that unintentionally loaded imagery, Taylor says he’s most proud of the fact that not one sentence is related to race. Charlie Peck’s hat may turn some heads, but his actions are absolutely not racially motivated. “I did that for a reason. I feel like a lot of times, everything is so race-heavy in the world,” Taylor said. He mentioned a meeting where someone asked what they were going to do about the red hat. “I was like, ‘What do you mean? He has a red deer hat on!’ It’s just crazy to me man, but that’s where we are.” Though people may gravitate toward that imagery, Taylor would prefer people not focus on that. “What I was attempting to do with this film was just make a hell of a ride.”Meagan Good and Michael Ealy in ‘The Intruder’ (Photo Credit: Serguei Baschlakov / Screen Gems / Sony Pictures Entertainment)One thing that became clear over the course of the conversation is that Taylor approaches the movies he makes as a fan. Though he never set out to make a commercial thriller like The Intruder, he was inspired to direct this script by his fandom for the thrillers of the late ’80s and early ’90s. He mentioned influences like Unlawful Entry and Fatal Attraction. He also mentioned older movies that saw a resurgence in popularity around that time, like The Shining. And yes, there’s a big Shining homage in the movie. (It also begins with an homage to Get Out, so Taylor’s really wearing his fandom on his sleeve with this one.)Taylor says he made this movie for thriller fans like him. That’s why he doesn’t want people focusing on Dennis Quaid’s red hat so much. “I wanted the film, for 90 minutes, for you to basically go to the theater and zone out. Get away from CNN and Fox, you know what I mean?” he said. “I love all genres of movie. I really do, because I was raised on them. And I’m too stupid to know you’re only supposed to do one genre, because I love all of them.” What’s more important than sticking to one genre is to explore a theme. Particularly themes of family, relationships and breakthrough after adversity. Ultimately, that’s what The Intruder and his previous stab (heh) at horror, Meet the Blacks, were about. People coming through for their family.Dennis Quaid in ‘The Intruder’ (Photo Credit: Serguei Baschlakov / Screen Gems / Sony Pictures Entertainment)Meet the Blacks was much more of a comedy than The Intruder, and Taylor loves that he’s been able to make so many movies across multiple genres, from Supremacy to Meet the Blacks to Intruder, as an independent filmmaker. “I think we’re doing it pretty good, I think it’s pretty dope. And we’re not doing it for no money,” he said. “I think the movie is a fan movie, and we’re seeing that. The responses are through the roof in terms of people.”Staying independent has allowed Taylor to make the movies he wants to see. Though a studio picked up The Intruder for distribution, it was made entirely independently. That’s why, Taylor says, the movie can have the ending it does. And the reason it remained in the movie after the studio got involved was because fans had such a big reaction to it at a test screening. I’m not going to tell you what it is, I’ll just let Taylor’s words speak for themselves: “No studio would end the movie like I ended it… No one does that!”The Intruder is playing in theaters now.More on Geek.com:Questions and Answers for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’Get Ready for ‘Get Out’ With These Black Horror Films12 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2019 Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ last_img read more

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Researchers Put Fake Wings on Ostrich to Learn About Flying Dinosaurs

first_img Pinpointing exactly when dinosaurs learned how to fly is difficult, considering we can not go back in time. However, researchers are suggesting that before dinosaurs had the ability to fly, two-legged dinosaurs may have started to flap their wings as a passive effect of running.Jing-Shan Zhao of Tsinghua University, Beijing and his team, which published their findings in PLOS Computational Biology, show new insights on the beginning of avian flight, which has been greatly debated since the discovery of Archaeopteryx in 1861. Even though a gliding type of flight is believed to have matured in early evolutionary history, the study explores how active flapping flight may have emerged without an intermediate gliding phase, said a PLOS press release.The researchers analyzed Caudipteryx, a primitive dinosaur that didn’t fly, but was known to have “proto-wings” which were like half-wings. This bizarre dinosaur weighed roughly 11 pounds and could run at speeds up to 18 mph, CNN reported. They lived during the early Cretaceous Period, which occurred between 122 million and 130 million years ago.First, the researchers used model effective mass theory, a mathematical approach, to study the mechanical effects of running on various areas of the Caudipteryx’s body. Their calculations showed that running speeds between roughly 2.5 to 5.8 meters per second would have sparked forced vibrations that caused its wings to flap.As a follow up to these calculations, the researchers built a life-sized Caudipteryx robot that had the ability to run at different speeds and confirmed that running generated a flapping wing motion. They placed the robot so it could “run” on a treadmill, enabling them to further calculate how fast or slow the wings were flapping.Taking it a step further, the researchers also placed fake wings on a young ostrich and discovered that the running caused the wings to flap, with longer and larger wings providing a greater lift force for the animal.  Zhao said the next research step is to study the lifting and thrusting motions of Caudipteryx‘s wings during the passive flapping process.“Our work shows that the motion of flapping feathered wings was developed passively and naturally as the dinosaur ran on the ground,” Zhao said in the press release. “Although this flapping motion could not lift the dinosaur into the air at that time, the motion of flapping wings may have developed earlier than gliding.”More on Geek.com:NASA Is Working With Cute Seals to Study Antarctica’s Ocean EnvironmentFour Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born at Chicago Zoo‘Mutant’ Three-Eyed Python Found in Australia Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Watch These Movies Before ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

first_img Do you need to watch all 30+ movies in the Godzilla kaiju canon, stretching all the way back to the 1950s, to prepare for the upcoming American film Godzilla: King of the Monsters? Probably not. Should you? Absolutely. But we understand not everyone has that much time to watch hours upon hours of people in giant rubber monster suits beating each other up. So let’s just skip right to the good stuff.Watch these movies before Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Godzilla 2014Forget that awful 90s version, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla 2014 proved that American filmmakers did have something of value to offer when it came to depicting this Japanese titan. The human characters may be bland (like in most Godzilla movies) and the buildup to Godzilla himself might go on too long (although it is great tension) but seeing Godzilla in all his dumb glory, thiccer than ever, with the most expensive effects Hollywood can afford is nothing short of majestic. King of the Monsters seems to double down on that.Kong: Skull IslandGodzilla 2014 was meant to be the start of a brand new cinematic universe of giant monsters. But while the Marvel Cinematic Universe succeeds, other rivals like DC and the Universal Monsters “Dark Universe” shot themselves in the foot by caring more about long-term plans than individual good movies. Godzilla could’ve gone either way. Fortunately, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island is an awesome creature feature in its own right with a nifty 1970s vibe and a great John C. Reilly performance. Godzilla vs Kong is something we’re now excited for, not just an obligation.Shin GodzillaThe most recent Japanese Godzilla film comes from Hideaki Anno, creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion. So you know Shin Godzilla was going to be some weird arthouse deconstruction of classic monster fights. Godzilla himself is this disturbing tortured primordial blob being with raw skin and gross villainous demeanor compared to past appearances. Here, the heroes are those who can actually effect positive social communal change in the face of impending disaster, ineffectual Japanese democracy, and uncaring American interests. Pretty relevant after the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.Destroy All MonstersYou should watch at least one classic Godzilla flick before seeing King of the Monsters. And since this new film is a multi-monster smackdown featuring Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah, why not watch 1968’s Destroy All Monsters, another film featuring that crew? In fact, most of the colorful Godzilla monster menagerie appears here, enslaved by evil aliens to destroy humanity. One of the best Godzilla video games is based on this movie. Toy Tuesday: The Best Funko PopsToy Tuesday: 11 Most Monstrous Godzilla Toys Cloverfield or Pacific RimGodzilla’s influence can be felt even in movies that don’t technically feature the big guy himself. After all, “giant monster attacks a city” is a premise broad enough to go in all sorts of different directions. Cloverfield is a terrifying found footage movie with shades of a large-scale terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Pacific Rim in an ode to human unity and survival as people learn to let go of their baggage and sync minds with each other to punch monsters in the face with sweet giant robots.Trick ‘r TreatAs a screenwriter, Michael Dougherty has had a pretty successful career working on films like X-Men 2 and Superman Returns. But as a director he’s only really done niche horror movies before snagging the King of the Monsters gig. They’re really awesome niche horror movies, though, especially darkly funny little Halloween anthology Trick ‘r Treat.The Atomic CafeAs most people know by now, the original Godzilla was actually a pretty dark and serious movie. As a nuclear-powered monster laying waste to Japanese cities, Godzilla in this 1950s film was a pretty blatant metaphor for the destruction wrought by American nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki just a decade prior. So to really get the full context for Godzilla, you need to re-familiarize yourself with nuclear panic. And The Atomic Cafe’s satirical documentary remix of old nuclear news footage should do the trick. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Is Still Majestic in VR

first_img Considering the somewhat limited nature of Labo VR (both the modest power of the tech and the fact the headset is made of cardboard) we initially figured Nintendo would just keep it limited to the bite-sized experiences that came with the kit. After all, as fun as it was, comparisons between Labo and more powerful virtual reality devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index wouldn’t do Nintendo any favors.And yet just days later Nintendo revealed that two of the Switch’s biggest games would be getting substantial VR support. Super Mario Odyssey got a handful of VR levels that felt like throwbacks to Super Mario 3D Land. Meanwhile, you can play all of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in should you choose to.Now, another unexpected Nintendo Switch heavy-hitter has entered the VR battle. A recent update brings VR support to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it kind of rules?Presumably to keep up performance and prevent players from becoming sick, you don’t have access to all of Smash Bros.’ chaotic content. In VR mode items and Final Smash attacks are disabled (making it accidentally perfect for tournament play), matches must have a time limit, and you can only play against (or just watch) the CPU offline. Your stage selection is also limited.But besides that, this is full-fat Super Smash Bros. Ultimate right in front of your face. You quickly realize that the stages that are here are the ones where the team went out of their way to create an immersive 3D space that doesn’t just stop at the edge of a 2D screen. Previously, messing around with the camera would let you see beyond these boundaries. But now seeing the entire Nintendogs living room, the vast sky around you in Pilotwings, and the full length of the Great Plateau is easy and intuitive as moving your head.Moving your head also lets you keep track of your character as they dart around the screen and get blasted into the air. It’s a thrilling panorama. Granted, the new camera angle makes it tougher to see what’s happening at the edge, putting you at a disadvantage for both recovery and edge-guarding. But even still I was able to crush level nine computers with my trusty main Ganondorf. It’s a testament to the game’s visual design, too, that the action is still clear and comprehensible despite the drastically lower resolution. After playing this, we totally believe the rumor that Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai was considering an offer from Oculus to make VR games.VR support (along with some sneaky Pichu nerfs) comes free as part of the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.1 update. For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate read our review and browse our guide on every character in the game.Buy Super Smash Bros. UltimateBuy Nintendo Labo VR KitView as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guide ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Intel ‘Twin River’ Prototype Teases Our Dual-Screen Tablet Future

first_imgStay on target Pencil-Sized AI Device to Protect Wildlife From PoachersIntel Falcon 8+ Drones Find New Calling as Bridge Inspectors Years ago, rumors that Microsoft was working on a dual-screen device called Courier captured the imaginations of geeks everywhere. Unfortunately, it never made it on to retail shelves.Now Intel seems intent on ushering in the dual-screen tablet era for real. At Computex last week in Taipei, Intel showed off a prototype device codenamed Twin River.Each of its panels measures 12.3 inches diagonally, the same as Microsoft’s Surface Pro. To give the prototype a journal-like feel, they’re held together by a fabric cover made of a polyester / polyamide / lycra blend.Intel did its best to make sure the Twin River’s weight was evenly distributed between the two sides. Each one contains a 30 WHr battery, which might not come as a surprise. Interestingly, though, the custom mainboard in the prototype is also split.I would seriously buy Intel’s Twin River 2-in-1 PC prototype for solely reading digital comics and magazines. The hardware felt surprisingly finished but Windows isn’t yet ready for a dual-screen world #twoscreensarebetterthanone pic.twitter.com/QYeaVLyfJ4— Krishan Sharma (@tweet_Krishan) June 3, 2019A 15-watt, quad-core  Intel Whiskey Lake U-series chip provides the processing power and a vapor chamber keeps temperatures under control without a fan.When the device is set up like a laptop, a full keyboard and a trackpad area can be displayed on the lower screen. Intel also brought a slick, ultra-thin Bluetooth keyboard to Computex. You can slip it between the two panes and it looks a bit like a wide bookmark peeking out.(Photo Credit: Intel Corporation)The Twin River prototype has one more thing in common with the Surface Pro. It actually weighs the same as Microsoft’s Core i5 model at 1.7 pounds — even with a second display.Intel readily admits that there’s still a few rough edges that need to be smoothed out before devices based on Twin River are ready for store shelves. The design presents some unique problems, like keeping the screens aligned properly when rotating the device and keeping brightness settings synced up.Intel told Andrew Freeman of Tom’s Hardware that we’ll see manufacturers offering devices like this “within the next two years.”More on Geek.com:The New HP Envy Laptops Are Sporting WoodAsus Shrunk the Bezels on Its New Laptop to Just 2.5mmPencil-Sized AI Device to Protect Wildlife From Poacherslast_img read more

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‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Film Trailer Teases Bone-Chilling Tales

first_img The Jangly Man, a zombified corpse with a missing toe, and grotesque pimples are coming in CBS Films’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark horror movie.On Monday, CBS Films released the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark official trailer on YouTube, and it promises a fright fest that will make other scary campfire stories look PG. Based on the famous book series of the same name, Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal explore the dark sides of horror tales in this terrifying film.Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark takes us to 1968, a time when the U.S. was undergoing major political and social changes. Set in the tiny town of Mill Valley, the movie follows the Bellows family, which lived on the outskirts of town in a mansion that was eventually abandoned years ago. When a group of teenagers decides to venture into the desolate structure, they find a book created by Sarah, a girl who shared her eerie life in the form of creepy stories. Except, the young adults’ field trip turns deadly when each of these tales seems to become real in their own lives.“Some people believe if we repeat stories often enough, they become real,” Stella Nicholls, one of the main characters in the film, said in the trailer. “They make us who we are, and that can become scary.”Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark hits theaters on Aug. 9.More on Geek.com:‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Airs Creepy Teasers at Super Bowl12 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2019‘In Fabric’ Movie Trailer Reveals a ‘Killer’ Dress That Torments Customers Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

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12,000-Year-Old Stone Engraved With Animals Found at Prehistoric Site

first_imgStay on target Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists A mysterious carved stone, believed to be 12,000 years old, was discovered by archaeologists at a prehistoric site in France.The stone, described as “exceptional,” is engraved with what appears to be a horse and other animals and was found during excavations in the south-western Angoulême district, north of Bordeaux, at an area used as a hunting site by the prehistoric Azilian culture.Markings appear on both sides of the sandstone, the National Archaeological Research Institute (Inrap) said.The prehistoric slab shows engravings of what appears to be front legs of a horse. (Photo Credit: Denis Gliksman / Inrap)“The most visible engraving, that of a headless horse turned to the right, occupies half the surface,” according to a translated statement from Inrap. “The rump and the saddle follow the curves of the natural edge of the stone. Very fine incisions may suggest the coat.”The Palaeolithic stone plate is about 9.8 inches long, 7 inches wide and an inch thick, the institute said.The headless horse is the most visible engraving on the stone but the legs and hooves are also “very realistic, according to Inrap. “Two other animals, smaller, are also slightly incised.”What appears to be a rear of the horse engraved on the stone. (Photo Credit: Denis Gliksman / Inrap)Rudimentary fireplaces comprised of concentrations of heated pebbles, bone remains of fauna, and a flint-sized post, are some of the items unearthed at the site in Angoulême, according to BBC News.The Palaeolithic period, the larger part of the prehistoric Stone Age, is thought to have lasted from 2.6 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago.More on Geek.com:3,000-Year-Old Fingerprints Found at Ancient, Iron Age VillageSecret Underground Chamber Discovered in Ruins of Roman Emperor Nero’s PalaceArchaeologists Find Ancient ‘Cheerios’ at Bronze Age Sitelast_img read more

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Fallout 76’s Bags Are Broken, Too

first_img Update: Bethesda has finally begun shipping the replacement Fallout 76 canvas bags seven months after they were promised. Presumably this is so they don’t have to talk about it at their E3 show next week. But this also means that if you haven’t asked for a new bag already, it’s too late.Fallout 76 just can’t catch a break. Arguably the highest-profile misfire of this holidays’ AAA gaming crop, this multiplayer spin-off of Bethesda’s beloved post-apocalyptic RPG series has been failing to connect with players and critics alike. On a conceptual level, the idea of an online multiplayer Fallout without the meaty single-player quests fans crave just isn’t appealing, but even worse, the game has even more technical issues compared to past Bethesda releases, which were never known for their stability.We thought a bug that deleted the entire 50GB beta would be the worst of it. And since then, Bethesda has since begun rolling out various Fallout 76 patches. But just when you think this game couldn’t get more broken, even the pre-order bonuses shipped at lower quality than expected. Players are not pleased with their Fallout 76 bags.If you bought the $200 Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, you expected to receive a copy of the game, some Fallout toys, a wearable T-51b helmet, some in-game items, a glow-in-the-dark map, a steelcase cover, and a canvas duffel bag perfect for storing the essentials for survival. And it sounds like everything aside from the bag showed up like it was supposed to. However, instead of getting a premium canvas bag, players were miffed to see they had only gotten a cheap nylon imitation. How do you block radiation with that?Bethesda said the change happened because of expenses and “unavailability of materials.” Considering Fallout 76 itself quickly went on sale after launch, scaling back the financial investment seems smart on the publisher’s part. But consumers certainly weren’t happy about the last-minute downgrade switch. To help ease the community’s disappointment, Bethesda offered 500 atoms, in-game currency totaling $5. But honestly, Fallout 76 not giving you the bag you wanted seems like the least of that game’s problems.For more on Fallout, check out this (fully functioning) Fallout cookbook, browse through the most radioactive Fallout toys, and brush on the history of nuclear war in video games. Play ‘Fallout 76’ Nuclear Winter Battle Royale as Long as Yo…Toy Tuesday: The Most Radioactive ‘Fallout’ Toys Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Andy Rollings compares Dunk to Lawrenson

first_imgFormer Brighton & Hove Albion defender Andy Rollings says Lewis Dunk reminds him of former England international Mark Lawrenson.Dunk has made the progression into the England national team setup this season whilst remaining a top centre-half in the Premier League.Rollings has been impressed by Chris Hughton’s men adaptation to life in the Premier League and sees Dunk as a symbol of that.Rollings told The Argus: “He has matured. If you go back to the start of the Amex journey (in 2011), he has progressed every season.”“That’s what you want. You will never lose the touch and the tackling and the heading but it’s the increased maturity that goes with it.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It was brilliant for him to be given his first England cap and now it’s onwards and upwards for him.”“He actually reminds me a lot of Lawro.”“Lawro was the one among us who could play out from the back, read the game, have that touch and control.”“Lewis does the same. Dunk and Shane Duffy is a great partnership.”“Duffy is fantastic in the air, physical, and Lewis is the perfect foil.”last_img read more

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