With 2019 just days away, it’s important to cherish the hope and optimism that comes with every new year. A fresh calendar brings a fresh start — one where anything is possible! And then, of course, after a couple of days of well-intentioned good behavior, it’ll be time to drop the ceremony and resume the rhythms of the previous year and just get on with life. But what’s the best way to forget that we’ve thrown all those noble intentions out the door? Watching streaming content, of course! Netflix is kicking things off with the third season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and its latest series, a reboot of Carmen Sandiego. But while the focus for the company has been on original content lately, it’s adding some noteworthy library titles to its lineup to start the new year as well. The entire Indiana Jones franchise will be coming to the service, as will Solo: A Star Wars Story. And if that … [Read more...] about Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in January
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Black holes are among the most mysterious places in the universe; locations where the very fabric of space and time are warped so badly that not even light can escape from them. According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, at their center lies a singularity, a place where the mass of many stars is crushed into a volume with exactly zero size. However, two recent physics papers, published on Dec.10 in the journals Physical Review Letters and Physical Review D, respectively, may make scientists reconsider what we think we know about black holes. Black holes might not last forever, and it's possible that we've completely misunderstood their nature and what they look like at the center, according to the papers. [Stephen Hawking's Most Far-Out Ideas About Black Holes] The edge of Einstein’s physics Astronomers and physicists have long held that the idea of a singularity simply must be wrong. If an object with mass has no size, then it has infinite density. And, as much as … [Read more...] about Matter Sucked in by Black Holes May Travel into the Future, Get Spit Back Out
Winter is supposedly coming, but for Game of Thrones fans, the wait can seem eternal. Season 7 ended in August 2017 with dragons and White Walkers and, uh, a little unwitting incest. And fans who are impatiently waiting for resolution can't even console themselves with a new George R.R. Martin book in the saga, because ha ha ha boo hoo hoo. But the book, like winter, is coming. Just before Thanksgiving 2018, Martin told the Wall Street Journal he was at a remote mountain cabin where he goes to "hunker down" and write, and that he's "hard at work" on Winds of Winter. He wouldn't give spoilers, but he said he had a master plan, despite the TV show events. "I'm still going to finish it the way I always wanted to finish it, the way it's been in my head for 25 years now," Martin said.Martin also spoke up about Winds of Winter in August 2018. Then, he noted that some people have died on screen who won't die in the books. (Margaery? Hodor? Shireen? We can dream...) … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: Author is ‘hunkered down’ finishing next book
By Susana Guerrero, SFGATE Published 3:31 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe arrive back in San Francisco in this Jan. 24, 1954 file photo. Click on the slideshow ahead to see why the 1950s was the best decade for San Francisco. Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe arrive back in San Francisco in this Jan. 24, 1954 file photo. Click on the slideshow ahead to see why the 1950s was the best decade for San Francisco. Photo: JOE ROSENTHAL You could still visit the Sutro Baths The 1950s was the last full decade to enjoy the Sutro Baths. In 1896, the Sutro Baths opened complete with salt water swimming pools, slides, swings, diving boards and more. But in 1966 the nearly 100-year-old structure ultimately closed and later went up in flames that same year. less You could still visit the Sutro Baths The 1950s was the last full decade to enjoy the Sutro Baths. In 1896, … [Read more...] about Were the 1950s really San Francisco’s greatest decade?
THE universe is doomed to end up a barren, dark and empty void with no stars to light up the gloom. That's the prediction from Professor Brian Cox, who told The Sun Online that the universe will end its days in a grim process called "heat death". Brian and Professor Jeff Forshaw, professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester, have just published a book called Universal: A Journey Through The Cosmos, which tells the story of everything from the Big Bang onwards. We asked him about the theory of "heat death", which suggests that in billions of years, all the stars in the universe will burn out or turn into black holes which will eventually eat each other up. The supermassive black holes left after this feeding frenzy will then evaporate, leaving a barren void of eternal nothingness. This theory about the grim fate of our universe hinges around the "theory of inflation", which suggests the universe will continue growing and growing rather than eventually … [Read more...] about Brian Cox says the universe will end in the eternal darkness of ‘heat death’ when all the stars burn out to leave a bleak, featureless void