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Using Gravitational Waves to Pinpoint Colliding Black Holes

Imagine watching birds in your backyard. You love birds and want to know when certain birds are there. Sure, you have your favorite binoculars to look for these birds—but what if you also listen for birds? Better yet, what if you use several microphones to determine the location and type …

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Destiny Sequel Coming in 2017, Following a Big Expansion

Activision will release the sequel to Bungie’s shooter Destiny in the year 2017, it said today. This year, the publisher will continue to support the online multiplayer shooter with a “large new expansion.” Activision said today that Destiny currently has over 25 million registered users who have logged 3 billion …

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Kanye West Is Releasing a Videogame About His Late Mother

dongxipunata/Reddit Thank you, Reddit. Once again you’ve cooked up something small, but glorious. Apropos of nothing yesterday, “dongxipunata” posted the above image to the r/Oculus subreddit. It tracks the eight (and counting moments) that VR appeared on The Simpsons, beginning with 1993’s unanimously beloved “Marge vs. the Monorail”—the year after Lawnmower Man hit theaters—and …

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The NBA All-Star Game’s 24 Superstars Get Their Very Own Emoji

Twitter may not be having the best week—its latest earnings call revealed that it lost 2 million users—but there are at least two things people still flock to Twitter for: custom emoji, and hashtag-based voting. This weekend, basketball fans are getting both. For this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, the league has debuted custom emoji that …

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Kanye West Is Making a Video Game About His Mom

I believe I can fly, maybe? (Image: Kanye West) Kim Kardashian is no longer the only video game developer in the (large, many bedroomed) house. During a livestreamed performance at Madison Square Garden Thursday to promote his new album and fashion line, husband/father/musician/mogul/Bill Cosby fanboy Kanye West debuted a trailer for …

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MTV Wants You to Want Your MTV News All Over Again

Getty Images After a tumultuous year, Gawker Media—known for its gossip, commentary, and sharp takes on the news of the day—is refocusing and reorganizing for 2016. In two internal memos released today, Gawker founder Nick Denton and executive editor John Cook revealed plans to sharpen the focus of the site’s seven …

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Game of Thrones: Here Are 20 Brand New Images From Season 6

Send a raven, new images from Game of Thrones Season 6 are here! Blind Arya Stark! Apparently fully standing Bran Stark! (OK, this is probably from a vision.) Theon “Reek” Greyjoy and Sansa Stark survived their jump! Look, we’re going to be spending a lot of time obsessing over these …

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