Republicans Are Still Rewriting History On Pre-Existing Conditions

Now it's Senate candidate Martha McSally telling whoppers about her record on health care.

50 Years After Winning Olympic Gold, Madeline Manning Mims Reflects on Her History-Making Moment

She's dedicated her career to supporting fellow Olympians as a sports chaplain. Here, she reflects about her history-making moment and what it means now.

What Does Appendicitis Pain Feel Like? 13 People Share Their Experiences

These 13 people all had appendicitis but went through a bit of hesitation and confusion about their symptoms before going to the hospital.

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HGTV’s Tarek and Christina El Moussa’s Son Was Hospitalized for Croup

“It is always very scary to see your child having a hard time breathing."

Netflix surges on user gains, strong profits

Netflix reported Tuesday a strong jump in profits and better-than-expected growth in users in the past quarter, sparking a rally in shares of the streaming television market leader.

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union.

Just how blind are bats? Color vision gene study examines key sensory tradeoffs

Could bats' cave-dwelling nocturnal habits over eons enhanced their echolocation acoustic abilities, but also spurred their loss of vision?

Letting nature take its course: Wolves in Yellowstone National Park

Since the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, the park's ecosystem has become a deeply complex and heterogeneous system, aided by a strategy of minimal human intervention. The new study is a synthesis of 40 years of research on large mammals in Yellowstone National Park, conducted by University of Alberta ecologist Mark Boyce.

New understanding of Mekong River incision

An international team of earth scientists has linked the establishment of the Mekong River to a period of major intensification of the Asian monsoon during the middle Miocene, about 17 million years ago, findings that supplant the assumption that the river incised in response to tectonic causes. Their findings are the subject of a paper published in Nature Geoscience on Oct. 15.

Can a unified path for development and conservation lead to a better future?

The U.S. city of Louisville, Kentucky isn't known as a hotbed of environmental action and innovation, but that could change as it has recently become home to a first-of-its-kind collaboration between environmentalists, city leaders and public health professionals. The Green Heart Project, funded in part by the United States National Institutes of Health, will plant trees in neighborhoods throughout the city and monitor how they affect residents' health. It's a boundary-pushing medical trial—a controlled study of nature as a medical intervention.

Researchers develop new method to address deep-seated biases in science, starting with birds

New UMBC research is helping dismantle gender and publication biases in science. A team of researchers working across disciplines has developed a new statistical technique to understand similarity, rather than difference, in the natural world. With this new technique, they've determined that among Eastern Bluebirds the structure of songs female birds sing is statistically indistinguishable from songs males sing.

Cold All the Time? 7 Reasons You Might Be Dealing With This Feeling

If you're feeling cold all the time, there are a few potential reasons why. Read this if your space heater is your best friend.

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Antarctic ice shelf ‘sings’ as winds whip across its surface

Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab's surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic "tones" scientists could potentially use to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar, according to new research.

Renewable energy is common ground for Democrats and Republicans

As the battle lines are drawn for next month's hotly contested midterm elections, some Americans may be comforted to know there is at least one area of common ground for Democrats and Republicans.

Lululemon’s New “Zoned In” Tight Will Make You Rethink All Your Other Workout Leggings

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Never have I ever felt so simultaneously supported and comfortable.
Photos: Lululemon There's something magical about finding a pair of workout tights that hug your body in all the right places. And I'm not talking about the booty-accentuating, peach-emoji way. I'm talking about that slightly-sucked-in-but-still-stretchy, super-supportive feeling that is ideal—whether you're about to tackle shuttle runs, stretch through a standing split, or crush through a set of burpees (or, okay, lie on the couch). (Related: Why Leggings Are the Best Thing Ever Invented) So often, I'll find myself a tight that almost accomplishes that Goldilocks sensation. But it'll be too tight at the waist. Or it'll cut off circulation behind my knees. (Is it not the worst when you're trying to get that kind of legging on or off?) So when I heard that Lululemon wanted to create one that makes you feel supported and free to move, I was intrigued. To be honest, I haven't been convinced up to this point that both sensations could co-exist effortlessly in a workout bottom. Called the "Zoned In" tight, it's an entirely new offering for the brand. And it sticks true to every claim they throw out there. Made with added Lycra for stretch, they're soft at the knee and waist while giving me the support I seriously need for logging lots of marathon-prep miles. (With the help of all this other long-run gear, of course.) I have to admit, though, I was a little hesitant when I first tried them on. Compared to my other go-to pair of Lululemon tights, this pair was more snug (I decided to size up) and made with a thicker material. Considering I was wear-testing them at the tail-end of summer, I was definitely nervous I'd get too hot, too fast. Not. At. All. A lighter mesh near the knees allows for increased airflow, keeping me cool both on the treadmill inside the gym or outside for breezier runs. And you know how sometimes tights get a tad looser as you wear them? Not with this pair. When I asked one of the engineers at Lululemon's research and development lab (called Whitespace) about how this works, he said it has a lot to do with their new SenseKnit technology: "This new silhouette offers the tight sensation through a fully engineered fabric that has specific areas of support, compression, and breathability knitted in," says Tom Waller, senior vice president of Whitespace. "This means you'll feel additional mobility around your joints, specifically the hip and knees, and higher support around muscle groups like the glutes, calves, and thighs." (FYI, Lululemon recently released an innovative everyday bra you'll be obsessed with too.) Support: check. Feels like a hug for tired legs: double check. Pair this secure, cozy sensation with a smooth, flat waistband and secure back pocket to store all my keys and energy gel—and I'm a happy camper. When I went straight from gym to a morning coffee meeting, I was surprised at how not-so-gross I felt post-workout in the real world. This could be a pair of tights I have trouble taking off—and not because they're too tight. Lululemon "Zoned In" Tight, comes in sizes 2 to 12 ($148;

Loss of a microRNA molecule boosts rice production

The wild rice consumed by our Neolithic ancestors was very different from the domesticated rice eaten today. Although it is unclear when humans first started farming rice, the oldest paddy fields—in the lower Yangzi River Valley—date back to 4000 BC. During its long history of cultivation, rice plants with traits that reduce yield or impede harvest (e.g., grain shattering) were weeded out, whereas those with traits that increase yield (e.g., highly branched flowering structures) were selected and propagated. Although the resulting rice plants are super-producers that feed much of the world's population, they rely on human assistance and cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions.

Breastfeeding Rooms Will Now Be Required at All Major Airports

Bipartisanship for breastfeeding! The bill championed by Senator Tammy Duckworth will make lactation rooms standard at airports.

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ST. LOUIS, MO — The Orionid meteor shower is still building toward its peak, but you should start searching the skies over St. Louis now. By the time the peak arrives, an hour or two before dawn on the morning of Oct. 21, a bright waxing gibbous moon ...
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Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?

Researchers who analyzed data from 178 countries found that people from larger families were less likely to get cancer than those from smaller families.

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More Kids

The CDC on Tuesday reporters 127 cases of a rare but devastating polio-like virus, partially paralyzing hundreds of children in 22 states. It’s the third wave of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) to hit the United States since 2014.

Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

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The Trump administration first mentioned requiring drug prices in ads in May, as part of the government's American Patients First plan to lower drug costs. In August, it began officially reviewing a proposed rule.

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm.

The Strength Training Workout for Perfect Posture

Stop right there—without moving, do a posture check. Back rounded? Chin sticking out? Don't worry, strength training can help fix your hard-to-break slouching habits. (These yoga poses will help your tech neck too.)

Slouching doesn’t just visually pack on pounds; it also causes neck and back pain, decreases oxygen flow to your muscles, and reduces flexibility, upping your risk of injury. This workout—designed by Doug Holt, a trainer and owner of Conditioning Specialists in Santa Barbara, CA and Natalie Miller, a doctor of physical therapy at Vaida Wellness Center in Minnesota—combats chest tightness (which exacerbates bad posture) and strengthens the muscles that pull back the shoulder blades to build better posture. (It's one of most people's major muscle imbalances.)

Grab some light (2- to 5-pound) dumbbells, a 6- to 10-pound weighted Body Bar, a few other odds and ends, and tackle this routine to score a sculpted upper body that not only looks tall and strong but also feels and functions better too. (No equipment handy? Try this weight-free posture workout instead.)

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Sex or food? Decision-making in single-cell organisms

Unicellular diatoms are able to adapt their behavior to different external stimuli based on an evaluation of their own needs. In experiments, Seminavis robusta diatoms directed their orientation either towards nutrient sources or mating partners, depending on the degree of starvation and the need to mate.

New understanding of Mekong River incision

An international team of earth scientists has linked the establishment of the Mekong River to a period of major intensification of the Asian monsoon during the middle Miocene, about 17 million years ago, findings that supplant the assumption that the river incised in response to tectonic causes.

The science of sustainability

Can humans drive economic growth, meet rising demand for food, energy and water, and make significant environmental progress? The short answer is 'yes,' but it comes with several big 'ifs.' New research shows that we can put the world on a path to sustainability if we make significant changes within the next 10 years.

New method to address deep-seated biases in science

A new statistical method that tests for equivalence, rather than difference, has a role to play in dismantling gender and publication biases in science. The authors believe the technique has broad applicability across disciplines and can help remove publication bias against ''negative results,'' opening the door to a broader investigation of natural phenomena.

Letting nature take its course: Wolves in Yellowstone National Park

Since the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, the park's ecosystem has become a deeply complex and heterogeneous system, aided by a strategy of minimal human intervention. The new study is a synthesis of 40 years of research on large mammals in Yellowstone National Park.

Antarctic ice shelf ‘sings’ as winds whip across its surface

Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab's surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic 'tones' scientists could potentially use to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar, according to new research.

NASA astronaut unfazed by frightening launch abort – Spaceflight Now

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The Workout That May Help You Live Longer

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Research says that strength training may be the secret to a longer life span.
Photo: Westend61/Getty Images If you're a cardio junkie, it may be tempting to skip the weight room when you work out. Hey, your legs are sore after you hit up your go-to spin class—that totally counts as strength training, right? Eh, not so much. And according to research, it might be time to stop skimping on a legit leg day, because anaerobic exercise (a.k.a. strength training) may be the secret to longevity.  In the study published in the journal Preventative Medicine, researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine found a link between strength training and a longer life. While, yes, cardio has been shown to lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, and cancer, there's much less research on how strength training (as opposed to cardio or overall activity levels) impacts your health and longevity. (Related: An Open Letter to Women Who Are Afraid of the Weight Room.) To examine how strength training would impact mortality, the researchers looked at data from the National Health Interview Survey collected between 1997-2001 and linked it to death certificate data of more than 30,000 people aged 65 of older through 2011. Only 9 percent of people reported strength training at least twice a week (come on people!). But those lifters had a 46 percent less risk of early death than people who didn't. They were also 41 percent less likely to have a cardiac-related death and 19 percent less likely to die from cancer. And the results held even after adjusting for other lifestyle factors like smoking or alcohol use. Other research supports the connection between strength training and heart health, too. In one Appalachian State University study, people who performed 45 minutes of moderate-intensity resistance exercise lowered their blood pressure by a whopping 20 percent (as good as—if not better than—the benefits associated with most blood pressure pills.) Other perks of strength training? Research has shown that lifting heavy weights over time not only maintains bone mass but can even build new bone, especially in the high-risk group of post-menopausal women. Plus, picking up weights will help you prevent injuries by helping you maintain good form and by strenghtening the integrity of your joints. (More on that here: 11 Major Health and Fitness Benefits of Lifting Weights)  So what does this mean for your next sweat session? Don't just hit the treadmill and then hit the locker room. (And by the way, you don't have to do cardio to lose weight.) Get started with The Perfect Strength Training Workout for Beginners. 

Hey Google, you don’t really want to replace me, right?

Google wants to do more than just organize the world's information. It wants to infuse itself into our lives and replace several of our daily tasks robotically. That, clearly, is the goal, as outlined this week.

When it comes to smartphone lifespan, brand name matters more than hardware

The environmental costs of smartphones are often exacerbated by the relatively short lifespans of these globally ubiquitous devices. When it comes to extending the lifespan of these products, brand name might be more important than repairability, a new study finds.

Renewable energy is common ground for Democrats and Republicans

While conservatives and liberals tend to disagree on many environmental issues, they both view the development of solar power and other forms of renewable energy as financially savvy and a step towards self-sufficiency.

Research assesses geographic distribution of new antibiotics following market introduction

New study finds that between 1999 and 2014, only 25 new antibiotics entered the global market. The majority of antibiotics released in this time period originated from Japanese or US companies and were launched in Japan or the US. Of the 25 antibiotics, 18 treat community-acquired respiratory infections, 14 treat skin infections, and 12 treat urinary infections. Half treat infections caused by resistant bacteria, but none targeted Gram-negative bacteria, which cause most untreatable infections.

Father’s nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren

A father's exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in his children and even grandchildren, according to a new study. The effect, which was not caused by direct secondhand exposure, may be due to epigenetic changes in key genes in the father's sperm.

Obesity Surgery May Cut Diabetics’ Heart Risk

Severely obese patients who had weight-loss surgery were 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over five years, versus those on standard diabetes care, according to a new study.

What it’s like to fall 31 miles to Earth after your rocket fails – The Verge

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Illinois slaughterhouse biggest nitrogen polluter of waterways in US, study finds

A central Illinois pork-processing plant last year discharged more nitrogen from animal waste into waterways than any other slaughterhouse in the country, according to a report published Thursday.

Flames aren’t the only danger firefighters face. Sometimes, there’s a bear.

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Tales from a Pyrogeographer.

Crystal Kolden's job is to figure out how people around the world can live with fire. And boy, does she have some stories.

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NASA eyes stunning ‘cloud city’ airship concept to explore Venus – Fox News

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Loki vs. Scarlet Witch: Tom Hiddleston & Elizabeth Olsen On Who Would Win

Loki vs. Scarlet Witch: Tom Hiddleston & Elizabeth Olsen On Who Would Win

Veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, actors Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are certainly no strangers to one of superhero fandom’s burning questions, “Who would win in a fight?” — and they finally addressed it at Ace Comic Con in Chicago.

Hiddleston’s Loki and Olsen’s Scarlet Witch have never faced off in a movie, yet they’re associated with each other beyond their potential for mass destruction. The actors starred together in the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light, and are expected to headline their own miniseries as part of Disney’s new streaming service.

RELATED: Hiddleston on Loki’s Post-Infinity War Fate: ‘Your Guess Is as Good as Mine’

But during the aptly titled “The Trickster and the Witch” panel, the pair was asked who would win should Loki and Wanda Maximoff ever battle onscreen. It’s turns out, perhaps unsurprisingly, that it’s a tricky question.

Wanda received her powers from the staff containing the Mind Stone, once wielded by Loki. Hiddleston brought that up himself when it came to comparison between the two characters: “This is the thing, when I was doing my homework about Wanda, I was like ‘that’s so interesting that the Scepter is the thing that makes Wanda, Scarlet Witch … My point is Scarlet Witch has one of the Infinity Stones almost as part of her being, and Loki has only ever wielded an Infinity Stone … But he is a god.”

RELATED: Avengers 4: ‘It’s Only Going to Get Worse’ For Scarlet Witch

Fans shouldn’t expect to see a definitive test of strength between the god of mischief and the Scarlet Witch on the Disney Play TV series. Olsen’s response to the possibility was a simple, saying, “I don’t know if we are fighting any time soon.” It seems clear, though, that the actors are just as curious about the theoretical outcome as fans are.

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Setting fires to control wildfires: a profound change takes hold in Washington state

On Sept. 2, 2017, volunteer firefighter Chris Martin spread the word to his neighbors. The Jolly Mountain fire was raging nearby. Pack up important possessions and prepare to leave at a moment's notice.

7 Ways Experts and Influencers Can Make Their Nutrition Advice More Inclusive

Mainstream wellness isn't very inclusive or accessible to anyone who's part of a narrow population. But that can change with some simple tweaks.

20 Reboots That Feel Like Completely Different Shows

20 Reboots That Feel Like Completely Different Shows

In television, thanks to the ever-growing need for more material, anything worth doing is worth doing again. Popular shows, be they live-action or animated, can get a second life before a new, appreciative audience. Even middling successes can be revived, years or even decades later, and attract not just new fans but viewers who knew what it was like and are interested in the changes. But creative producers who do these relaunches may have a different vision for the property. The same elements that can make for light comedy can be retooled as grim, dark drama. Cartoon shows that had been aimed at kids the first go round can be infused with absurdist humor that appeals to adults. Ink-and-paint animation can give way to dazzling computer generated effects in three-dimensions.

Some shows, indeed, can be so far from their roots — even if they retain known, typical elements — that they can be vastly different properties, sharing little more than the same name. One example is The Bionic Woman from the 1970s and its revival Bionic Woman 30 years later. Some, like Gotham and Smallville, don’t even have that much in common with TV forebears Batman and Adventures of Superman. Here, CBR takes a look at 20 examples of reboots that feel like completely different shows.


Riverdale Season 3

Since his debut in Pep Comics #22 (December 1941), Archie Andrews and his gang of buddies have been about the sunny side of small-town life in Riverdale, U.S.A. It’s been that way through the multiple incarnations of Archie in various media, which include daily newspaper comic strips, multiple animated TV series, a couple of live-action TV pilots and a TV movie, and enough comics titles and spinoffs to fill a library.

But Riverdale, the latest incarnation of Archie on the small screen, is more like Twin Peaks than Dobie Gillis. Debuting on the CW in 2017, Riverdale has lots of soap opera in its DNA. Storylines have included teacher/student special relations, teen pregnancy, gangs, political corruption, organized crime and more.


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was added to the Archie lineup in Archie’s Madhouse #22 (October 1962). She eventually graduated from guest stories in Archie books to headlining her own title. She also was featured on TV from time to time, most notably in an animated TV series in 1970 and a live-action sitcom on ABC from 1996 to 2003.

Riverdale’s producers considered including her in the first season finale. Instead, they put her in a spinoff, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a drama that focuses on the supernatural and Sabrina’s struggle with her heritage as a witch and a mortal. It debuts on Netflix on Oct. 26.




Space Ghost first appeared on TV in 1966 as a straightforward Saturday morning animated cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera. The show followed the adventures of intergalactic crimefighter Space Ghost and his teen sidekicks Jan and Jayce, who had a pet monkey named Blip.

In 1997, Space Ghost came out of cancellation heaven for a different enterprise: Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Instead of defeating alien villains, Space Ghost was now the host of a talk show, albeit one that was bizarre. Indeed, one of his recurring foes, Zorak, was the bandleader. The show was a mash-up of old animated show footage spliced into interviews with live-action guests, played for laughs. It ran from 1994 to 1999, and was revived from 2001 to 2004, and again from 2006 to 2008.


The classic Looney Tunes characters — Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, etc. — developed over the 1930s and 1940s in cartoon short films produced by Warner Bros. When television came along, those cartoons were repackaged and enjoyed by new generations of fans.

In 2005 to 2007, the Kids WB presented a very different take, with Loonatics Unleashed. It presented descendants of the original characters in the post-apocalyptic world of 2772. Then, a wayward meteor hits the city of Acmetropolis, emitting waves of radiation that gave superpowers to some of the beings within its range, including teenagers Ace Bunny, Lexi Bunny, Danger Duck, Tech E. Coyote, Slam Tasmanian, and Rev Runner.


Fred and Barney Meet The Thing

From 1967 to 1970, the Fantastic Four appeared in a Saturday morning animated series on ABC, produced by Hanna-Barbera. The Depatie-Freleng studio did another Fantastic Four series in 1978 without the Human Torch, because of a deal to put him in a solo project. But the oddest take was Fred and Barney Meet The Thing on NBC in 1979.

That show featured Ben “Benjy” Grimm as a test pilot who becomes a teenage kid with a magic ring on each hand. When he put them together and chanted, “Thing ring, do your thing!”, orange rocks would fly from nowhere and turn him into The Thing. He mostly dealt with high-school hijinks, but did not actually meet Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble.


Batman which appeared on ABC from 1966 to 1968, became the standard by which every live-action superhero production since is measured. Some would embrace their silliness and campiness, but most would try hard — sometimes too hard — to be grim and gritty, mistaking that for being “realistic.”

Gotham, which is in its final season, from the start was bent on proving it is Not Your Father’s Batman. Debuting in 2014, it opened with the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, and is a coming-of-age story both for young Bruce Wayne and rookie detective Jim Gordon, in the glum and sordid city of the title where the villains hold sway.


The long-running Smallville was a very different take on the Superman mythology. After several animated and live-action versions that emphasized Superman the adventurer — going back to the 1948 serials starring Kirk Alyn — Smallville willfully avoided having Clark Kent don the costume until the series finale. The producers’ watchword was “no tights, no flights.”

Instead, Smallville’s focus was on young Kent’s discovery and exploration of his origins, and about the people in town and how they reacted to and dealt with an alien presence on Earth. Smallville ran from 2001 to 2011, first on the WB for five seasons, and then after WB merged with UPN, on the CW.


The Incredible Hulk, from his beginning in 1962, was a half-ton monster of barely controlled, and often uncontrolled, rage. He notably had near-unlimited strength but a dim intellect. Most of all, he wanted to be left alone, as his interactions with people typically turned into massive battles.

That was the approach in most animated versions of the Hulk, like the first in 1966’s The Marvel Super Heroes. But in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., the Hulk was a team player, along with fellow hulklings She-Hulk, Red Hulk, A-Bomb and Skaar. They fought and joked their way through entanglements with Marvel villains. The show aired from 2013 to 2015 on Disney XD.


There have been many animated versions of Batman, starting with Filmation’s Batman/Superman Hour in 1968. That show was an unofficial sequel to the 1966-’68 live-action Batman TV series that had just ended after three seasons. Other animated Batman series followed over the years, mostly in the conventional vein, from Filmation and other producers. One standout was Batman: The Animated Series, from 1992 to 1995 and its sequel, The New Batman Adventures from 1997 to 1999.

The 1999-2001 Batman Beyond took things in a darker direction than any previous animated TV version. Set 40 years in the future, it featured a long-retired Bruce Wayne teaming up with teenager Terry McGinnis to be a Batman for a new age, clad in a high-tech battle suit.


Kid Flash, Robin, and Aqualad first appeared as a team in The Brave and the Bold #54 (July 1964). In issue #60 (July 1965), joined by Wonder Girl, the group was cover featured as Teen Titans. They later graduated to their own title. In 1967, they had sequences on Filmation’s Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, with a lineup of Kid Flash, Speedy, Aqualad and Wonder Girl.

An anime-influenced Teen Titans series ran from 2003 to 2006 on the Cartoon Network and the WB. This had a lineup based on the 1980s New Teen Titans comic book revival, featuring its new characters — Starfire, Raven, Cyborg — with Robin and Beast Boy. It was followed by a spinoff, Teen Titans Go!


Human Target

The Human Target was an innovative twist on the bodyguard concept: a man who impersonates the target of a would-be assassin, planning to get the drop on him before he strikes. The DC character Christopher Chance first appeared in Action Comics #419 (December 1972), bouncing around in backup stories and guest roles before headlining a miniseries, graphic novel and ongoing series under the Vertigo imprint.

Human Target had a seven-episode run on ABC in 1992, with Chance leading a team of operatives using high-tech gear, traveling in a specialty aircraft. The second stab was on Fox in 2010, but Chance didn’t use disguises; instead, he and his team engaged in global derring-do.


The Flash debuted in comics in Showcase #4 (October 1956) and soon graduated to his own series, as well as a key role in the Justice League of America. He was Barry Allen, a Central City Police Department forensic scientist who gains speed powers from a lightning strike that hit him and shelves full of chemicals.

The Flash has also had two live-action TV series. The first ran for one season on CBS in 1990. Here, Allen becomes a superhero and crimefighter after his older brother Jay — who was new to this version of the character — was murdered. The later version, on the CW, debuted in 2014. It had Allen, and several others, gain powers from the explosion of a particle accelerator.


7 Lois and Clark TV Show

Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman aired on ABC from 1993 to 1997. It reflected the changes in the Superman mythos that had been introduced in the 40 years since Adventures of Superman, which aired in first-run syndication from 1952 to 1958.

Lois and Clark followed the mold established post-Crisis by writer/artist John Byrne in 1986. In this show, as in the then-current run of comics, Clark Kent is a more assertive, confident personality. His parents Jonathan and Martha are alive. Lex Luthor is a conniving captain of industry. Most of all, the relationship between Lois Lane and Clark Kent is played as romantic comedy.



Iron Man first appeared on television as part of the syndicated The Marvel Super Heroes animated show in 1966. That was fairly faithful to the comics, although it was crudely animated. His next headlining bit was 1994’s syndicated Iron Man, as part of the Marvel Action Hour.

The 2009-2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures was a drastically different take on the character. Here, Tony Stark was a 16-year-old, running his father Howard’s enterprises after his disappearance in a plane crash. Teen Tony creates the Iron Man armor to investigate, and uses it to battle other Marvel villains. He is helped by Pepper Potts and James Rhodes, also teens. This show was CGI animated in 3D.


Spider-Man has been a success on the movie screen, both with the Sam Raimi trilogy of films from 2002 to 2007, and the two Amazing Spider-Man films in 2012 and 2014. On television, there was an hour-long live-action show on CBS from 1977 to 1979.

But there was another live-action series featuring the character that debuted three years earlier: Spidey Super Stories. These were short segments inserted into episodes of the children’s educational show The Electric Company. The segments were a quirky mix of animation and videotape, with Spidey’s speech characterized by word balloons — the better to help young viewers learn to read. Spidey Super Stories ran for three seasons, from 1974 to 1977.


Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law

The Hanna-Barbera stable of animated superheroes included Birdman, whose adventures were chronicled in Birdman and the Galaxy Trio on NBC from 1967 to 1968. Birdman gained his powers from the sun god Ra and fought crime on behalf of the government agency Inter-Nation Security.

In 2001, Birdman was given new life on Adult Swim, after a sneak peek on Cartoon Network the previous year. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law was created by scriptwriters for Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and featured similar absurdist humor. The show spoofed courtroom dramas, with Harvey Birdman as a defense lawyer, Hanna-Barbera villains as opposing counsels and other company characters as clients.



The syndicated ThunderCats animated series initially aired from 1985 to 1989. It featured the title characters fleeing from the demise of their home planet Thundera. They were forced to land on Third Earth because their armada was attacked by their enemies, the Mutants of Plun-Darr. On their new homeworld, the ThunderCats strive to protect their source of power, the Eye of Thundera.

The series was revived in 2011, airing on the Cartoon Network for one season. Darker in tone than the original run, the ThunderCats’ world was enslaved by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra, who took out their leader, Claudius. A band of stragglers, led by Claudius’ son, Lion-O, fought to overthrow Mumm-Ra’s conquest.


Scooby Doo On Zombie Island

The long-running Scooby-Doo franchise was launched in 1969 on CBS with Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Mystery, Incorporated team of Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, Shaggy Rogers and his dog Scooby, traveled the country in Fred’s van, the Mystery Machine. They went to investigate paranormal activities, but in nearly every case uncovered a fraud. Often, the hoaxster, after being exposed, would complain, “and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”

The 1998 direct-to-video movie Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island twisted the formula by having them encounter true zombies and a curse that changes people into cat creatures.


Spider-Man Unlimited

After the 1994 animated series Spider-Man concluded in 1998, the Fox Kids network needed a replacement. Spider-Man Unlimited was the result of some corporate wrangling between Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Saban Entertainment to fulfill a contractual obligation.

In this series, Venom and Carnage commandeer a spacecraft taking John Jameson to Counter-Earth and take him hostage. Spider-Man follows later, equipped with a nanotech costume using components made by Reed Richards, so he can handle Venom’s and Carnage’s abilities. When Spider-Man arrives, he finds Jameson is allied with a band of freedom fighters out to overthrow the High Evolutionary and his army of hybrid human-animal beings, the Beastials.


Bionic Woman-2007

The first iteration of The Bionic Woman was on ABC in 1976 for two seasons, switching to NBC for its third. It was a spinoff of The Six Million Dollar Man, featuring tennis pro-Jamie Summers, who sustained multiple injuries in a skydiving accident. Her legs, right arm, and ear were replaced by cybernetic prostheses, and she became a covert agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

The series was revived as Bionic Woman in 2007 on NBC. Here, Summers is injured in a car crash and is fixed up by the Berkut Group, gaining artificial legs, right arm, right ear, and right eye. The tone of this version was bleaker, and the show was canceled after eight episodes.

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DC’s Suicide Squad Canceled With Issue 50

DC’s Suicide Squad Canceled With Issue 50

It looks as though the current iteration of DC’s Suicide Squad will be going on one last mission together, as the fan favorite team’s current book will be coming to an end with a special extra-sized anniversary issue in January.

One of the inaugural titles in DC’s Rebirth initiative, the current Suicide Squad series has been written by writer Rob Williams, and featured a line-up based on 2016’s film. As with previous incarnations of the group, the series featured a group of incarcerated villains and anti-heroes performing black ops missions for the U.S. government in exchange for pardons for their crimes, under the leadership of Rick Flag, and the watchful eye of the morally ambiguous Amanda Waller.

RELATED: Young Justice Solicit Offers An Intriguing Clue About Superboy’s Return

Of course, the end of this series won’t mean the permanent end of the Squad. As the team is getting another shot at the big screen in the near future, the end of the current series likely means that DC is simply getting ready to relaunch the series.

Suicide Squad # 50 is set for release on January 16, 2019. Check for the full solicitation below.

RELATED: It’s Hawkgirl vs. Hawkgirl in Justice League # 15


  • written by ROB WILLIAMS
  • cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
  • variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
  • The infection in Temho Me4ta prison spreads, and cannot be allowed to reach the surface. The Suicide Squad is all that stands in the way of a global pandemic. It’s line-in-the-sand time: Will the Squad be forced to live up to its name? Don’t miss this extra-sized anniversary issue!
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One Child in Florida Already Died From the Flu This Season

Health officials in Florida announced that a child died from the [flu]( in the state, marking the first flu death in Florida this season.

Lymphatic system, key player in human health

Defects in the lymphatic system have been linked to a wide range of health consequences, but new findings of how the system works could lead to future therapies.

New, durable catalyst for key fuel cell reaction may prove useful in eco-friendly vehicles

A new catalyst exceeds Department of Energy targets for performing the oxygen reduction reaction, a key step in generating an electric current in a hydrogen fuel cell.

Climate models fail to simulate recent air-pressure changes over Greenland

Climatologists may be unable to accurately predict regional climate change over the North Atlantic because computer simulations have failed to include real data from the Greenland region over the last three decades -- and it could lead to regional climate predictions for the UK and parts of Europe being inaccurate.

Looking and listening for signals of navy test explosions off Florida coast

Underwater explosions detonated by the US Navy to test the sturdiness of ships' hulls have provided seismologists with a test opportunity of their own: how much can we know about an underwater explosion from the seismic and acoustic data it generates?

All in the family: Kin of gravitational wave source discovered

According to new research, an object named GRB150101B -- first reported as a gamma-ray burst in 2015 -- shares remarkable similarities with GW170817, the neutron star merger discovered by LIGO and observed by multiple light-gathering telescopes in 2017. The new analysis suggests that these two separate objects may in fact be directly related.

Modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults identified

Stiffness of the aorta -- more so than blood pressure or subclinical brain disease -- is a key risk factor for dementia. Since aortic stiffness can be reduced by medication and healthy lifestyle changes, these results suggest that people can still lower their dementia risk well into old age.

Are trigger warnings emotionally protective?

Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or movie, or reading a book?

Public opinion on GMOs might impact similar technologies in stores

Researchers have found that an individual's perception of genetically modified organisms might impact their judgments about whether or not nanotechnology-enabled products should be labeled in stores.

Simple stickers may save lives of patients, athletes and lower medical costs

Researchers have created wearable medical electronic devices that someone can easily attach to their skin. The devices are made out of paper to lower the cost of personalized medicine.

Environmental factors may trigger onset of multiple sclerosis

A new study finds that certain environmental conditions like salt concentrations and temperature may precipitate structural changes that take place in myelin sheaths in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS). Myelin sheaths are the 'insulating tape' surrounding axons; axons carry electrical impulses in neurons.

Huge earthquake simulator to get an upgrade

The University of California, San Diego's outdoor shake table in Scripps Ranch will soon give engineers a truer sense of the fury released when big earthquakes erupt in places around the world,

Infants are more likely to learn when with a peer

Researchers looked at the mechanisms involved in language learning among nine-month-olds, the youngest population known to be studied in relation to on-screen learning.

Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment

A study shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children there is less fighting among young people. There was 31 percent less physical fighting in young men and 42 percent less physical fighting in young women in countries where corporal punishment was banned in all settings, compared with those where corporal punishment was permitted both at school and at home. In countries where there was a partial ban on corporal punishment (such as in Canada, the US and the UK where corporal punishment not banned at home), the level of violence in young men was similar to that in countries with no bans, though the level of violence in women was lower (at 56 percent).

Population aging and decrease may have socioeconomic and environmental benefits

Environmental scientists argue that societies should embrace population aging and decrease. They cite multiple reports of the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of population aging, mortality-related decrease, and shrinking workforces due to retirement and maintain that, contrary to some economic analyses, costs associated with aging societies are manageable, while smaller populations make for more sustainable societies.

Climate changes require better adaptation to drought

Europe's future climate will be characterized by more frequent heat waves and more widespread drought. Heat and drought will both challenge crop production, but drought in particular will be a problem -- especially for spring sown crops such as maize.

New memristor boosts accuracy and efficiency for neural networks on an atomic scale

Hardware that mimics the neural circuitry of the brain requires building blocks that can adjust how they synapse. One such approach, called memristors, uses current resistance to store this information. New work looks to overcome reliability issues in these devices by scaling memristors to the atomic level. Researchers demonstrated a new type of compound synapse that can achieve synaptic weight programming and conduct vector-matrix multiplication with significant advances over the current state of the art.

Age-related increase in estrogen may cause common men’s hernia

An age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind inguinal hernias, a condition common among elderly men that often requires corrective surgery. Men could be treated with hormone inhibitor to strengthen muscle, the researcher suggests.

This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective

Biological engineers have devised a way to regulate the expression of messenger RNA once it gets into cells, giving them more precise control over gene therapy treatments for cancer and other diseases.

New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application

A group of researchers reports the construction of the first reservoir computing device built with a microelectromechanical system. The neural network exploits the nonlinear dynamics of a microscale silicon beam to perform its calculations. The group's work looks to create devices that can act simultaneously as a sensor and a computer using a fraction of the energy a normal computer would use.

Satellite tech to create more effective, ‘true’ shark sanctuaries

When they first set out to follow grey reef sharks around the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), researchers intended to survey their movement in the protected waters there. What they found was a disturbing development for the Pacific island nation.

A bad influence: Interplay between tumor cells and immune cells

Research has yielded new insights into the environment surrounding different types of lung tumors, and described how these complex cell ecosystems may in turn ultimately affect response to treatment.

Automated system identifies dense tissue, a risk factor for breast cancer, in mammograms

Researchers have developed an automated model that assesses dense breast tissue in mammograms -- which is an independent risk factor for breast cancer -- as reliably as expert radiologists. This marks the first time a deep-learning model of its kind has successfully been used in a clinic on real patients, according to the researchers. With broad implementation, the researchers hope the model can help bring greater reliability to breast density assessments across the nation.

DC Cancels Another New Age of DC Heroes Series

DC Cancels Another New Age of DC Heroes Series

Spinning out of the events of this year’s DC crossover Dark Nights: Metal, the publisher’s New Age of DC Heroes introducing new characters and teams to the DC Universe has just lost another ongoing title.

As revealed in DC’s advance solicitation information for January 2019, The Unexpected is coming to an end with its eighth issue. The canceled series joins The Immortal Men which was cancelled after its sixth issue this past September. The solicit info and cover by Yanick Paquette are below:

RELATED: The Unexpected #2 Features A Surprising DC One Million Cameo


  • written by STEVE ORLANDO
  • art by RONAN CLIQUET
  • cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
  • In defusing the Nth metal isotope, the Unexpected have accidentally given the Bad Samaritan what he’s always wanted: a doorway to the Dark Multiverse and Mandrakk! But Monitor World isn’t just a doorway, it’s a trapdoor. With the Multiverse on life support, opening it might just be the kill-shot everyone’s feared.
  • ON SALE 01.09.19
  • $2.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • FC | RATED T

A quirky love letter to the works of writer Grant Morrison while exploring the Dark Multiverse and ramifications of Metal, The Unexpected launched this past June. Of the eight titles launched this year under the New Age of DC Heroes banner, five titles remain including Damage, The Curse of Brimstone, The Terrifics, The Silencer, and Sideways. New Challengers was launched as part of the initiative but was solicited as a six-issue miniseries ending this week.

RELATED: The Unexpected Explores The Once Again Infinite Earths Of The DC Multiverse

The Unexpected #8 is written by Steve Orlando and illustrated by Ronan Cliquet. It is scheduled to go on sale on January 9, 2019 from DC Comics.

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