Five Oscar-winning films that fail the Bechdel gender test

Think of some of the greatest films of all time. Now try to remember the conversations that women have in them. Can't remember? Don't worry, they probably just obsess over men.

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It's hard being a movie. Somebody will inevitably dislike you—probably many people all at once.

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A Bot Wrote a New Harry Potter Chapter, and It Is Utterly Crazy

A predictive-keyboard app has just written an utterly crazy new Harry Potter chapter and the internet loves it.

The cover of the "new Harry Potter book" (BOTNIK)
"Harry could tell Voldemort was standing right behind him. He felt a great overreaction. Harry tore his eyes from his head and threw them into the forest. Voldemort raised his eyebrows at Harry, who could not see anything at the moment."
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Binge-watching TV together is good for your relationship, studies suggest

Surprisingly, this study was not funded by HBO, Netflix, Hulu or the Illuminati. 

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Characters in TV shows, films and books can feel so real. We cry for them when times are bad, we laugh when they make jokes – then look over our shoulders to check no one saw us. Or, if you're watching with your partner, you'll grasp their arm, look at one another with slack jaws, and excitedly discuss as the credits roll.

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Scientists Get One Step Closer to Developing an Invisibility Cloak

Scientists get one step closer to Harry Potter's invisibility cloak by creating a material that can conceal objects, with far-reaching commercial applications.

In this image, a newly-created 7-layer nanocomposite has been applied to the object, and there is a reduction in the amount of shadowing seen immediately after the object, as well as a noticeable improvement in the reconstruction of wave fronts.

In an instance of science bridging the gap with fantasy and science fiction, researchers took a major step in creating an invisibility cloak. They made a part of an object disappear by using a special material made of nano particles that can affect how an object’s surface looks. 

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