Ex-astronaut escapes assault charge

Californian authorities have decided against prosecuting former astronaut Buzz Aldrin after he punched a documentary maker who claimed his moon missions were faked. Astronaut was called “a liar and a coward” Mr Aldrin, famous for his participation in the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, hit Bart Sibrel after he …

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Richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, study finds

Credit Suisse report highlights increasing gap between the super-rich and the remainder of the globe’s population   The globe’s richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, according to a new report highlighting the growing gap between the super-rich and everyone else. The world’s richest people have seen their share of …

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5 Highest-Grossing Bond Movies Adjusted For Inflation

Top 5 Bond Movies Adjusted For Inflation The world’s most famous spy is back. James Bond is once again gracing the movie screens with his high-tech gadgets and charming persona. With the latest Bond motion picture, “Skyfall,” already grossing more than $650 million worldwide, one wonders if it will be …

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Belgium’s Justice Minister calls for loot box ban in Europe (Updated)

The country’s Gaming Commission is continuing its investigation. Update: According to Belgian news site RTBF (Google translated), Belgium’s Gaming Commission has not actually finalized its decision on whether loot boxes are gambling. The site says the statement that appeared in the original report, stating that the “mixture of money and addiction is a …

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Pirate Bay Founder: ‘I Have Given Up’

The socialist and filesharing pioneer Peter Sunde is not optimistic about the open internet. “The internet is shit today. It’s broken. It was probably always broken, but it’s worse than ever.” My conversation with Peter Sunde, one of the founders and spokespersons of The Pirate Bay, did not start out optimistically. …

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Stephen Hawking, author of ‘A Brief History of Time,’ dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, an award-winning physicist, and influential author died early Wednesday morning, a family spokesman told ABC News. He was 76. Hawking, whose books included “A Brief History of Time” and “The Universe in a Nutshell,” was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1962. The family did not disclose the …

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Disney Buys Domain Names For Monsters Inc 2, The Tiger King and World War Robot

If you read the Friday morning edition of the Hollywood trade newspaper Variety, you will notice a story about Jerry Bruckheimer acquiring the big screen rights to IDW Publishing’s graphic novel World War Robot. But if you had looked at the recent domain records that Disney had purchased: WORLDWARROBOT-MOVIE.COM, WORLDWARROBOTMOVIE.COM, or WORLDWARROBOTTHEMOVIE.COM, you would have known about …

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