You will be back for a Season 3. Netflix just made the announcement that the psychological thriller based on Caroline Kepnes bestselling novels has been renewed. The renewal is not much of a surprise, though there was a time when the fate of this series was less certain—at least from the outside perspective. The series
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Many of the most challenging optimization problems encountered in various disciplines of science and engineering, from biology and drug discovery [1] to routing and scheduling [2] can be reduced to NP-complete problems. Intuitively speaking, NP-complete problems are “hard to solve” because the number of operations that must be performed in order to find the solution
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It’s often the first thing we notice about a vehicle, and it reveals a lot: how new (or not) the vehicle is, how it’s been cared for, where it’s been driven.  “Consumers are extremely picky regarding the quality of the paint job on any car they purchase, new or old, and the 10- to 20-year
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This Manifest review contains spoilers. Manifest Season 2 Episode 2 This week’s episode of Manifest began with some worrisomely stilted dialogue and built through a satisfying, self-contained passenger storyline to a conclusion that left us worried for Zeke, Olive, and Saanvi for completely different but equally compelling reasons. Upon reflection, the artificial-sounding conversations about callings
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A new Mario & Luigi game may be in development, if a new Mario & Luigi trademark filed by Nintendo is to be believed. Let’s Go Digital reports that this trademark, filed in South America, pertains to “computer game cartridges; game memory cards; computer game software; video game memory cards; interactive entertainment software to play video
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The fight against drug-resistant pathogens remains an intense one. While the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) 2019 “biggest threats” report reveals an overall decrease in drug-resistant microbe-related deaths as compared to its previous report (2013) the agency also cautions that new forms of drug-resistant pathogens are still emerging. Meanwhile, the options for treating infections by
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A book is made of wood. But it is not a tree. The dead cells have been repurposed to serve another need. Now a team of scientists has repurposed living cells–scraped from frog embryos–and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These millimeter-wide “xenobots” can move toward a target, perhaps pick up a payload (like a
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IMAGE: Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) is ‘tuned’ by two particles on the optical resonator. The different locations of particles control the propagation of light in either clockwise or counterclockwise directions, which… view more  Credit: Yang Lab In the quantum realm, under some circumstances and with the right interference patterns, light can pass through opaque media. This
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IMAGE: A schematic of the programmable assembly of 3-D ordered nanostructures from material voxels that can carry inorganic or organic nanoparticles with different functions, such as light emitters and absorbers, proteins,… view more  Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory UPTON, NY–Scientists have developed a platform for assembling nanosized material components, or “nano-objects,” of very different types–inorganic or organic–into
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Date Show Network Monday, January 13 Ackley Bridge Acorn TV Monday, January 13 The Healing Powers of Dude Netflix Monday, January 13 The New Pope (9:00 p.m.) HBO Monday, January 13 The Good Doctor (10:00 p.m.) ABC Tuesday, January 14 Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Netflix Tuesday, January 14 Arrow (8:00 p.m.) CW Tuesday,
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It’s amazing how alike Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch’s The Batman’s Grave is to their modern classic, The Authority. Ellis and Hitch are two of the most important comics creators in the history of the medium – their work on The Authority is one of the brightest dividers between comic book eras there is, like Showcase #4* — the introduction of Barry
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IMAGE: PhD student Anthony Beck, co-developer of the technology, holds a chemical circuit with coloured analysis media. On the screen in the background is a microscopic image of one of the… view more  Credit: TU Dresden As part of the German government’s High-Tech-Strategy 2025, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding an interdisciplinary
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IMAGE: Golden Staph bacteria before (left) and after (right) exposure to the magnetic liquid metal nanoparticles. In the images, magnified 70,000 times, sharp pieces of liquid metal particle can be seen… view more  Credit: RMIT University Researchers have used liquid metals to develop new bacteria-destroying technology that could be the answer to the deadly problem of
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This The Outsider review contains spoilers. The Outsider Episode 2 Early in The Outsider episode 2 “Roanoke,” there’s a meeting between Frank and Terry at the jail that is one of the most crackling, sharp exchanges in any television show in recent memory. It has the snap of real conversation, or the snap of a
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Legendary Entertainment is officially adapting Brian K Vaughan’s Ex Machina into a film, according to THR. The studio recently secured the rights to the comic book series and is set to release the film under the title The Great Machine. We’re guessing the name change is to avoid confusion with Alex Garland’s 2014 sci-fi Ex Machina. For those unfamiliar
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There’s no denying that Lost in Space is an edge-of-your-seat space adventure for the whole family, and much of the audience enjoyment comes from seeing how the Robinson family will escape from their latest life-or-death situation. On this week’s Sci Fi Fidelity podcast, we talk about the importance of viewing this series through the right
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Beloved ’90s sports title Sensible Soccer is getting a (slightly) modern makeover as part of an expansive fan-made mod. Before we dive into the mod, let’s do some old-fashioned historical housekeeping. Sensible Soccer debuted in 1992 for Amiga and Atari ST computers. It was an undeniably ambitious title for its time due to the way
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Pokémon Home now has a release date window, with Nintendo confirming that the service is planned to launch in February. The service is a cloud-based storage system to house your cute critters, and you’ll be able to access it on Nintendo Switch, Android devices, and iOS devices. As far as we know, Pokémon Home will
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Raise your hand if you’re not ready for Schitt’s Creek to end. Over the course of five seasons that range from the heartwarming to the sobering—sometimes within a single episode—we have watched the Rose family’s evolution. Starting out as out-of-touch as the Bluths, over the course of five-and-a-bit seasons, the Rose family has overcome their fall
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