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Darth Vader has found work as a hospital technician

Darth Vader has found work as a hospital technician Fans of Star Wars would assume that the evil Jedi Darth Vader died on the Death Star in The Return of the Jedi but they would be wrong.In a short video by the hospital's enterprising spokesman, Darth Vader Williamson (his real legal name) explained how his parents came to give him the very unique name.

'Sense8' Season 2 trailer promises more Wachowski weirdness

'Sense8' Season 2 trailer promises more Wachowski weirdness And they've brought even more sensates with them.Netflix has dropped the new trailer for Sense8 Season 2, which plays up the Whispers storyline.

Google Maps will get even more useful with the help of those Street View cars

Google Maps will get even more useful with the help of those Street View cars (Good timing, Google Maps!SEE ALSO: Google Maps can now take you deep inside this fiery volcano The update comes from researchers with Google's "Ground Truth" team, which works to enable extraction of information —businesses' names from store fronts, for example — from the street view imagery and use it to improve Google Maps.

The most popular Star Wars track on Pandora isn't what you'd expect

The most popular Star Wars track on Pandora isn't what you'd expect What comes to mind when you think about Star Wars and music?You may well be thinking of the Star Wars theme itself, or the ever popular "Imperial March" (often called Darth Vader's theme).

Even after her death, Carrie Fisher is a role model for mental health awareness

Even after her death, Carrie Fisher is a role model for mental health awareness One of Carrie Fisher's greatest legacies was as a vocal advocate for mental health awareness, a tradition that was continued on Thursday by her brother, Todd Fisher.Each day in May, a different celebrity will speak candidly about their experiences with mental illness.

Human-sized mouse trap would definitely kill you

Human-sized mouse trap would definitely kill you If you had a raccoon problem at your house, how would you handle it?We can bet your solution doesn't involve a human-sized mouse trap, but YouTuber TheBackyardScientist's solution does.

Hundreds of tourists end up in small Norwegian village thanks to Google Maps error

Hundreds of tourists end up in small Norwegian village thanks to Google Maps error Navigating your way through a foreign country is hard enough without the world's pre-eminent maps service sabotaging you along the way, but sometimes, that's just how being a tourist goes.In the last few months, hundreds of visitors to Norway hoping to hang out on the famous Preikestolen cliff have instead ended up in a small village called Fossmork, thanks to a Google Maps error.

Phoenix Point Updates, $550,153 and Counting

Phoenix Point Updates, $550,153 and Counting The crowdfunding campaign for Julian Gollop's Phoenix Point is still going strong.The frequent updates all seem to involve some assortment of concept art, and sometimes – a short story.

Horizon Zero Dawn Patch 1.20 Revealed

Horizon Zero Dawn Patch 1.20 Revealed The main focus of the upcoming patch for the PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn, is going to be a new Photo Mode.It does precisely what it says on the tin – allows you to take picturesque photos within the game and make them into greeting cards.

IGN's Top 100 RPGs of All Time, Part 3

IGN's Top 100 RPGs of All Time, Part 3 The next batch of IGN's top RPGs is out.Entries 41-60 are available for everyone to see.

A sandwich restaurant offered Liam Neeson free food and he actually showed up

A sandwich restaurant offered Liam Neeson free food and he actually showed up If you offer Liam Neeson free sandwiches, he will find you, and he will kill you.When employees at the Vancouver-based Big Star Sandwich heard Liam Neeson was in town filming his upcoming movie Hard Power, they decided to try and lure him to their restaurant the only way that makes sense: free food.

'Donkey Kong' and other classics added to the Gaming Hall of Fame

'Donkey Kong' and other classics added to the Gaming Hall of Fame The arcade classic is one of four fresh arrivals at the World Video Game Hall of Fame.The full list of new inductees includes Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II.

The internet is losing it over this red swimsuit

The internet is losing it over this red swimsuit If you've been on the internet at all in the past 24 hours, you've no doubt seen this red swimsuit somewhere on your timeline.After thousands of users have publicly taken part in the deal, the rest of social media has had enough.

This kitten dolled up for her very own newborn photoshoot is giving us life

This kitten dolled up for her very own newborn photoshoot is giving us life Which would you rather see: a bunch of photos of a newborn baby, or a bunch of photos of a newborn kitten?She posted these photos of her daughter's new kitten, Luna, on Facebook.

Gin recalled for containing too much alcohol

Gin recalled for containing too much alcohol CNNMoney reports that Canadian health authorities have called for a nationwide recall of Bombay Sapphire gin after discovering bottles containing nearly double the advertised amount of alcohol.1 liter bottles containing 77 percent alcohol by volume rather than the typical 40 percent.

'Smite' pro David 'Allied' Hance dies after year-long fight with cancer

'Smite' pro David 'Allied' Hance dies after year-long fight with cancer Professional Smite player and caster David "Allied" Hance died Wednesday after a fight with cancer that lasted over a year.An active member of the Smite scene, Hance played under Luminosity Gaming, CompLexity Gaming, and Team EnVyUs.

Two adorable, newly discovered Yoda-like creatures will make your Star Wars Day even better

Two adorable, newly discovered Yoda-like creatures will make your Star Wars Day even better Scientists with Conservation International discovered two new species of tarsiers on an island in Indonesia, they announced on Thursday.The findings raise the number of known tarsier species to 11 in that region, according to a new study in the journal Primate Conservation.

Barack Obama shares a new playlist curated by Chance the Rapper, Nick Offerman and more

Barack Obama shares a new playlist curated by Chance the Rapper, Nick Offerman and more In partnership with The Obama Foundation, the former president is calling upon some famous faces (and you) to share songs that represent your hometown.The playlist includes selections from Windy City ambassador Chance the Rapper, Mavis Staples, Jennifer Hudson, and Dan Aykroyd — but also does not ignore other movers and shakers of the city.

Tim Cook drops 30 pounds using the Apple Watch, but still won't tell us how many have sold

Tim Cook drops 30 pounds using the Apple Watch, but still won't tell us how many have sold But don't expect that he'll be sharing anything else about the Watch's sales anytime soon.With Series 2, Apple Watch became a full-on health and fitness device, and Cook is well known for his 5 a.

Tim Cook just announced $1 billion Apple fund to advance U.S. manufacturing jobs

Tim Cook just announced $1 billion Apple fund to advance U.S. manufacturing jobs In an interview with CNBC, CEO Tim Cook announced a new $1 billion fund that would support advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States.The tech giant will announce the fund's first investment later this month, explained Cook.