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Could A Mathematical Model Predict Hit Movies?

A research group at the Tottori University Department of Engineering in Japan, led by Professor Akira Ishii has developed a mathematical model to predict how films become ‘hits’.

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The Doomsday Ark

According to the news piece, plans are being drawn up for a “Doomsday ark” to be built on the moon by the European Space Agency.

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Rent a White Guy

If the original source story this is based on is true – and I’ve no reason to suppose it isn’t – then it’s great material for the basis of a number of stories and it could go pretty much any direction. Personally, I think it’s a sit-com.

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Russians To Offer Pirate-Hunting Cruises

According to this report luxury ocean liners in Russia are offering pirate-hunting cruises aboard armed private yachts off the Somali coast.

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Girl Gangsters Of 19th Century Manhattan

The criminal gangs of New York in the 1800s were predominantly made up of young men, but they also had female members, some of whom were notorious fighters.

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