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Brutal Mode on Rock Band 4 is absolutely ludicrous

Will the improvements in the game encourage you to play more Rock Band 4? For the uninitiated, the Rock Band franchise is a series of music video games that allow gamers to simulate the performance of rock songs by playing with controllers that are modelled after musical instruments.

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Upgrade Internet Explorer now, or face the music — Microsoft warns again

You can't install Internet Explorer 11 on Vista, so the January cut off date for IE security updates might present a good excuse to pick up a new computer in the post-Christmas sales.

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Event Horizon Telescope Reveals That Black Holes Are Magnet-Powered

If a black hole is projecting a circular movement, it can produce intense jets that fire up across thousands worth of light years and influence the features of all galaxies. Typically black holes are surrounded by an accretion disk, a flat swirl of orbiting material. The  study  helps researchers get closer to answering a question that, as Doelerman puts it has mystified astronomers for decades now: "why are black holes so bright?" Some areas near the black hole have magnetic fields that seem ...

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Australia threatens to take legal action against Japan's Antarctic whaling hunts

And  Japan  is well known for consumption of whale meat. Sea Shepherd activists have frequently rammed Japanese whaling vessels, thrown butyric acid onto their decks and occasionally even climbed on board. New Zealand is strongly opposed to whaling in the Southern Ocean. Japan  aims to capture more than 300  whales  for its " scientific whaling " program before the hunt ends next year.

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Cleveland Browns name Josh McCown starting quarterback

With the Browns a league-worst 2-8, Pettine on November 17 chose to make Manziel the starting quarterback the rest of the season. Asked specifically if the video was old, Manziel said , "I haven't seen it, so I can't speak on it". At the time, Colleen Crowley told police that Manziel pushed her head into the window of a vehicle. The NFL recently cleared Manziel of any wrongdoing following an investigation into a domestic incident.

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United States space company makes history by successfully launching and landing

Bezos said in a news release . The New Shepherd space vehicle, which included a rocket and capsule for a crew, reached 329,839 feet above the Earth, just beyond the boundary of what scientists consider to be technically "space", and separated from the capsule, which wasn't carrying any humans.