Saturday, 3 December 2016

Watch Captain Marvel kick butt in Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite gameplay premiere

Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite: Gameplay reveal trailer

ANAHEIM, Calilfornia—After a week of teases and leaks, Capcom confirmed on Saturday that its long-running fighting series, Marvel Vs. Capcom, would receive a sequel in 2017. The announcement came during the kickoff panel at this weekend's PlayStation Experience expo, but the cooler stuff came later at the evening's Street Fighter V world finals tournament.

The crossover sequel, dubbed Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite, received its world premiere gameplay trailer on Saturday night, and it was introduced by Street Fighter V director Yoshinori Ono. "After you watch this, you might not be able to go to sleep tonight," Ono told the crowd.

The 1:30 trailer might not have been insomnia-inducing, but it was definitely far from a lullaby. The game now only lets players create teams of two, as opposed to the prior games' three-on-three fights, and the trailer showed Capcom favorites Mega Man and Ryu squaring off against Marvel superheroes Iron Man and Captain Marvel.

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Kate Rubins just scienced the @$!# out of the International Space Station

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The International Space Station fills several roles for NASA—providing a toehold in outer space for human activity, testing closed-loop technologies for long-duration spaceflight, and developing international partnerships. But perhaps the station's biggest selling point is science. It was, after all, designated a national laboratory in 2005. And what does a lab need? Scientists.

Yet despite the vastly increased diversity of the astronaut corps since the early, macho days of the Mercury 7, many astronauts today are still fighter pilots, engineers, and surgeons. Relatively few are bonafide research scientists. But Kate Rubins is, and she spent 115 days on the space station this summer and fall. Before becoming an astronaut, Rubins trained in molecular biology and led a laboratory of more than a dozen researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She and her team specialized in viruses such as Ebola and Marburg, and their field work took them to Central and Western Africa.

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Jury deadlocked in trial of cop filmed killing fleeing suspect

Jurors in a Charleston, South Carolina, courtroom said Friday they were deadlocked on whether to convict a white South Carolina police officer on trial for shooting an African-American man in the back. The video taken last year by a passerby was viewed online millions of times.

Defense attorneys for Michael Slager, a 35-year-old North Charleston officer, called for a mistrial in the murder case, while the judge has ordered the 12-member panel to continue deliberating. All the while, a single juror wrote a note to the presiding judge that he or she could not, "in good conscience, approve a guilty verdict."

"You have a duty to make every reasonable effort to reach a unanimous verdict," Judge Clifton Newman told panelists, who began hearing the case a month ago. The jury began deliberating Wednesday.

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