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As one of the biggest franchises in history, there's no shortage of behind-the-scenes trivia about Star Wars. The epic saga has had plenty of featurettes and documentaries about the making the of the movies, but there are still fun, unknown details that leak to the surface from time to time. Case in point, Mark Hamill just shared that most of the pilots during the Death Star attack weren't wearing the bottom halves of their costumes.

Fans of Star Wars are more than familiar with the iconic attack on the Death Star during the original 1977 film. The Rebel Alliance sends Red Squadron to blow up the Empire's secret weapon, taking advantage of a small thermal exhaust port. The team consisted of Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, Biggs Darklighter, and, of course, everyone's favorite, Porkins.
DC is reportedly working on a Batman: The Long Halloween animated film according to Revenge of the Fans, and the project is packing a pretty talented cast. While we don't have any images or footage from the project, it is said that the movie will not tie into the connected animated universe that DC is building, and will be like The Killing Joke or The Dark Knight Returns.

As for the cast, the project so far includes Troy Baker, Jensen Ackles, Naya Rivera, Titus Welliver, David Dastmalchian, Jim Pirri, Amy Landecker, Matthew Gray Gubler, Katee Sackhoff, and Fred Tatasciore. No word on who they are playing in the film, but hopefully an official confirmation will come soon.

Baker has played the Joker, Two-Face, and Batman in several roles over his career, so we're not sure who he will tackle in the Long Halloween. The same goes for Ackles, who previously played Jason Todd in Batman: Under The Red Hood, though we're pretty sure he will be playing someone different here.
Aquaman, the much-mocked underdog superhero, long dissed as the one who merely “talks to fish,” leads the highest-grossing D.C. Extended Universe movie at the global box office.

Aquaman has just passed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in worldwide ticket sales.

As of Saturday, the Warner Bros. release has grossed $887 million since its release last month, edging out Batman v Superman‘s cumulative $873 million.
NASA's Juno spacecraft continues to send never-before-seen views of Jupiter home, which includes the one at the top of this page that shows a "dragon's eye" on its surface from about 4,400 miles away.
Without the Sun, none of us would actually be here, so we should be pretty thankful that it exists at all. That being said, tumbling through space around a star isn’t always a walk in the park, especially when that star has a temper.
A bug with the complications on the new Infograph faces in Apple Watch Series 4 is causing some very unhappy Watch owners today. Users in Australia have just experienced the daylight saving time change and are finding their Watches are now stuck in reboot loops.

Specifically, it seems the large Activity complication on the Infograph Modular face is not handling the loss of an hour elegantly, and instead causing the entire device to crash and reboot …
It’s pretty rare for Facebook to ever be in the news for a good reason, and this time it’s because the social media/data harvesting company has confessed to using user phone numbers to target people with advertisements. Normally not a huge deal, but in this instance they were using numbers from 2FA systems to send out ads. Yikes.
Virgin Atlantic is about conduct a real-world test of its greener jet fuel. The airline plans to use LanzaTech's sustainable fuel for the first time in a commer...

When the quartet of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE launched an economic and diplomatic boycott of Qatar last summer, they hoped to swiftly force Doha to change its behavior in a whole host of areas, from closing down the Al Jazeera television network to cutting ties with Iran and Turkey. It hasn’t quite worked out as they hoped. Instead of bending to the will of its four neighbours Qatar has fought back, building new trade links with other countries and fighting a canny diplomatic battle against its adversaries. The small, energy-rich country now ranks as the eighth most open in the world to visitors, according to the UN.

Mining resources from asteroids may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be well on its way to becoming science fact. What will be mined? Why do we want this? And who are the big names to watch out for? Check out our beginner's guide to all things space rock-drilling.
A raging wildfire in northern California has killed two firefighters and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes.

The fires in Shasta county are being sucked up by strong winds to form "fire tornados" that are uprooting trees and overturning cars, fire officials say.

The blazes, known as the Carr fire, have destroyed at least 500 structures and are threatening thousands of homes.

Firefighters are battling the blaze, which is only 5% contained so far.

The wildfire began on Monday and has scorched over 48,000 acres (194 sq km) of land - an area larger than the city of San Francisco.
Twenty-nine passengers and 2 crew members were aboard a duck boat in Missouri when it capsized, killing 17 people.
Croatia won a penalty-kick shootout 4-3, cementing the nation's first berth in the World Cup semifinals since 1998 after a thrilling 2-2 draw. Domagoj Vida's 100th-minute header had Croatia leading in extra time, but Mario Fernandes's header in the 115th pulled Russia back level and forced penalty kicks as the two sides battled for a place in the semis.

Read more at: https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/07/07/russia-croatia-world-cup-goals-video-highlights-modric-mandzukic-golovin
PayPal is taking its biggest bet yet on point-of-sale transactions, small businesses and markets outside of the U.S. as it looks to raise its game against Square, Stripe and others in the world of payments: The company has confirmed that it is buying iZettle — the Stockholm-based payments pro…
Tesla Inc. shares fall 5 percent in pre-market trading after CEO Elon Musk went off-script in what Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas called the “most unusual call I have experienced in 20 years on the sell-side,” noting it could jeopardize the company’s relationship with the capital markets needed to fund future plans.
Robert Downey Jr.’s character could have acquired possession of the Infinity Stone through his father, Howard Stark. The films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are undoubtedly filled with ...
If you're flying across the planet in the next 12 months, you might want to think about routing that trip through one of Asia's top airports.
Once again the region's aviation hubs are leading the world when it comes to passenger satisfaction, scooping top prizes in the prestigious annual Skytrax World Airport Awards.
Microsoft now sees over 600,000 PCs exposed to coin-mining malware each month.
The yen held firm against the dollar on Tuesday as a political scandal engulfing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government raised doubts about his ability to continue to pursue his economic policies, including monetary easing.
A former Google employee is claiming that the company discriminated against white and Asian male candidates during the recruiting process. Arne Wilberg, who worked as a recruiter for YouTube for seven years, filed a civil lawsuit against Google in January for allegedly retaliating against him when he objected to the company’s recruiting practices.
Apple has released new software updates to address the Telugu character bug that affected devices running the latest public version of Apple’s software. Updates available today include iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad, tvOS 11.2.6 for Apple TV, watchOS 4.2.3 for Apple Watch, and macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update for Mac.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is making history again, this time one-upping the legendary Voyager 1.

New Horizons is the probe that flew by Pluto on July 14, 2015, and beamed back those amazing pictures. Now, it's zipping along at more than 700,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) each day -- moving farther and farther out into our solar system.
On December 5, 2017, it broke a record set by Voyager 1 in 1990.
Last weekend, The New York Times ran an extensive investigative report about the companies that sell Twitter followers and retweets, and the people who buy them. Those people are often famous already: The Times story opens with geometrically fractured portraits of the model Kathy Ireland, the athlete Ray Lewis, and the actor John Leguizamo. They are presented like modern mugshots of fraudsters caught in the act.

The report exposes Twitter as willfully duplicitous to users, advertisers, and investors—revelations that could (and should) harm the company’s value and reputation. But it also takes for granted that “real” followers are just and valuable. The problem with Twitter—and with social media in general—isn’t that the influence can be faked. It’s that it is seen to have so much significance in the first place.
President Donald Trump is proposing giving 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in exchange for $25 billion for his long-promised wall and a host of other strict immigration cuts, according to a framework proposed Thursday.
Reef protection, despite official advice recommending against the projects, or repeatedly finding them to be failing.

The contracts include millions of dollars for tourism operators to cull out-of-control coral-eating crown of thorns starfish. Funds continue to be distributed, despite researchers employed to evaluate the program repeatedly finding it to have failed, and potentially having made the problem worse.

It also includes $2.2m spent on an unusual project involving giant fans installed on a small part of the reef to cool water down to prevent bleaching. Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal the government’s independent expert panel recommended against the project proceeding, finding the justification relied on claims that were “a major departure from reality” and that the fans could accidentally kill nearby coral.
 Kerr was asked about how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would feel about the current climate in America. He responded by saying Dr. King would be "less than inspired by the leadership in our country," according to Mark Medina of The Mercury News.
Japan’s plans to develop its renewable energy industry are lagging much of the world, as the nation has “prioritized keeping the status quo for fear of change,” Foreign Minister Taro Kono said.
After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped during game action this season, the apparel giant issued a statement Monday saying it is "working to implement a solution" and collaborating with the league and teams to avoid this happening in the future.