Mystery and misdirection have pretty much always been a core part of the Cloverfield franchise, and in the first two films, that worked to the overarching plot's advantage. But there are a lot of things about surprise Netflix drop The Cloverfield Paradox that, frankly, were narratively confusing and messy to an almost unbearable degree. Executive producer J.J. Abrams has tried to explain, but we're not sure he's helping.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Back in 2012, archaeologists concluded that a series of cave paintings in Spain were created by Neanderthals, not early humans as was previously assumed. Critics complained about the dating method used, and more contentiously, claimed that only modern humans had the capacity for symbolic thought. Now, using an updated dating technique, scientists have shown yet again that Neanderthals are the most likely source of the paintings -- but will it be enough to finally dispel outdated notions of Neanderthal intelligence?

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A $4 million teacher training facility has opened at University of South Australia in collaboration with Samsung. The Smartschool is packed full of shiny gadgets for researchers, students, teachers and teaching students to learn more about teaching.

The shelves of drug-testing laboratories in dozens of countries are stocked with biological samples from the best athletes in the world, who deliver blood and urine for investigators to test for banned performance-enhancing substances. They're a veritable gold mine for scientists looking to figure out what, exactly, makes an athlete at the highest level tick.

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8.5 million people called emergency services in Australia in 2016-17. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) -- who regulate and monitor phone carriers -- have done some research into who, when and why these calls are made.

Here are the results.