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Vader, the Joker, Han Solo make top 10 on list of greatest movie characters

And they all beat out James Bond! How do the rankings line up with your film favorites?

By June 24, 2015


Engineers harness power from human respiration

A plastic microbelt that vibrates when passed by low-speed airflow could lead to a new generation of microscale biomedical devices that are powered by human breath.

By October 5, 2011


Meditation, the 'Star Wars' way

Before you vent your hyperspace road rage by making smoldering bodies out of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, take a deep breath, and then another, and another, and another, and...

By March 16, 2012


These 'Star Wars' coins are mint

Save up your credits. The New Zealand Mint is unleashing a force of "Star Wars"-theme coins that will serve as legal tender on the tiny island of Niue.

By August 16, 2011


Amazon's top 'health' sellers? Surgical masks

A quick perusal of Amazon's top sellers in the health and personal care store shows that various face masks occupy the first three places. Are people scared?

By May 1, 2009


The 404 329: Where Maggie Reardon punches Wilson in the Facebook

Maggie Reardon joins the show today. We talk about the impending world pandemic of swine flu. "Mean-Jeans Maggie" gives us the inside scoop from a NYU professor who thinks that the virus could be really bad in the fall.

By April 27, 2009


Bank robber hires decoys on Craigslist, fools cops

A crook who's apparently seen The Thomas Crowne Affair too many times was able to get away with an armored truck robbery in Washington by soliciting decoys on Craigslist with the promise of a road maintenance job.

By October 3, 2008