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Players of video game Star Wars Battlefront II can emulate a dogfight from the new film Star Wars: The Last Jedi in TIE and X-wing fighters. (Handout)

How Star Wars battlefront could make ‘loot boxes’ the last Jedi of video games

Star Wars Battlefront 2, released ahead of _Star Wars: The Last Jedi_, ignited debate among players, industry and governments that may change how video games are played and how money is earned.
Rey (Daisy Ridley), in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ponders the light and dark sides of the Force. (Handout)

The Force of biology is strong in Star Wars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi leaves a lot of questions about the biology of the galaxy far, far away unanswered. A few on midi-chlorians, clones and aliens (porgs!) are answered here.
Peter Cushing in Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope. LucasFilm

A genuinely believable CGI actor? It won’t be long

Despite the furore over the 'ghosting' of Peter Cushing in Rogue One, directors will continue to push for improved technology enabling digital replication of actors.
An electroconvulsive therapy machine is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London in 2012. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Electroconvulsive therapy: A history of controversy, but also of help

Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be safe and effective. Few medical treatments have such disparate images.

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