A stuntwoman riding a motorcycle was killed Monday on the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2.
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Homo sapiens have been around for at least a hundred thousand years, and civilisation for maybe a few thousand. These timescales are far longer than your minuscule lifespan, but given our 13 billion-year-old galaxy, they're shorter than a cosmic heartbeat. And unlike galaxies that require a major wallop to tear apart, humans are fragile things susceptible to disease, famine, war, meteors... really, we're quite pathetic.
There was a lot of scary news on Wednesday. A catastrophic fire in London killed at least 12 people. A gunman in the US opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice, injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others. And Twitter's sponsored trending section decided to promote a very unfortunate hashtag: #HappyDeathDay.
Video: On Game of Thrones, death is one of the few things (aside from winter) that the people of Westeros and beyond know that they can rely on. The impermanence of life is one of the fundamental ideas that's shaped both George R.R. Martin's books and HBO's series, but, as is often the case, it can be difficult to recall just how many people have died over the course of the story so far. Until now, that is.
Myrcella Baratheon wasn't the first non-book death we got on Game of Thrones, but it was definitely one of the most surprising — mainly because it wasn't as gruesome as we've come to expect on the show. Turns out, that was on purpose, as the actor has unveiled how much worse her demise was supposed to be.
Big shocker: Turns out Stannis Baratheon felt really bad about slaughtering a bunch of his family members on Game of Thrones and was certain he would go to hell for it, as shown in some recently excised dialogue from his season five death scene. Good, because sacrificing a child to a fire god is a pretty awful thing.
From a strictly mineral standpoint, life on Earth is pretty ridiculous. Some carbon is organised, moves around a little and then falls back apart. Not so coincidentally, that's also the basic premise of artist Agelio Batle's Ash Dancer, which features a big-arse skeleton literally shaking around until it disappears.
Halloween is less than a week away, and your time for finding a costume is almost up... almost. We've got a guide to a bunch of quick, cheap, do-it-yourself outfits that also happen to be genuinely good costumes — and they're not only good, they're timely, too! If you're a nerdy procrastinator on a budget, you can't go wrong with these.
Yesterday, Elon Musk warned us that his grand vision to send humans to Mars wouldn't be without danger — in fact, he said, "The probability of death is quite high on the first mission." Now, with what can only be described as perfect timing (or great marketing), two Dutch companies are claiming they have created a hearse out of a Tesla Model S.
Anyone who has ever had a pet knows the inevitable will happen, and that the circle of life is cruel and unavoidable. But when a dog, cat, horse or other creature dies in a genre movie, the circumstances are often shaped by bizarre forces — supernatural, weird-science and otherwise — that make a tragic loss even worse. Here are nearly two dozen of the saddest fates of pop culture's furry friends.
Optimus Prime passed away on 8 August 1986. It was 30 full years ago, when Transformers: The Movie debuted, that the heroic robot sacrificed his own life to defeat the evil Megatron. But an event that was tragic for Prime's fellow Autobots turned out to be completely traumatic for me and God knows how many other kids.