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The black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race were scientific savants who helped make some pretty amazing advances in aeronautics.

Think "Rogue One" exists in a vacuum? If you pay attention, you'll see that it's full of nods to other parts of the "Star Wars" universe, both live-action and animated.

You can walk into "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" with no prior knowledge of "Star Wars," but these movies, TV shows and novels will enhance your experience.

Get the scoop on the new "Star Wars" movie, straight from the cast and crew.

With the release of "Rogue One" we thought it was time to reacquaint you with a few awesome creatures from "Star Wars."

You could probably see "Rogue One" with no prior knowledge of "Star Wars" and be fulfilled, but checking out these things beforehand will kick the experience up a notch.

It has to do with the celebrity's media popularity, and having a lot of charisma.

The terms 'rabbit' and 'hare' actually comprise more than 50 distinct species with significant physical differences. So what is this wascally cartoon character, weally?

He was the first American in space, the first golf-player on the moon — and oh yes, there was a little problem with peeing in his spacesuit.

As No-Majs, or muggles, we can't see the world's magical creatures. Luckily, they're everywhere in the new film set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. We meet three.

Feeling stressed? Shoot, paint some happy trees and learn more about the late PBS artist who's bigger than ever.

If you've seen "Alien," you know the monster that is the xenomorph. But what about that thing that attaches itself to human faces and deposits an embryo? What's that?

Trailers often give away more than audiences realize. We're here to show you the five biggest things you might have missed in the final trailer for "Rogue One."

What could be better for a scream junkie than being fully immersed in a movie featuring a guy in a hockey mask with a big old knife — who is right behind you?

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic '80s time-travel movie, a free festival takes place this month in the same mall parking lot where a pivotal scene filmed.

Companies that make prop money for movies and videos have to walk a fine line between making cash that looks realistic, but not crossing into counterfeit.

Stop-motion animation breaks down the data behind the current glut of Marvel- and DC-inspired films.

The final panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe was the gathering place for the minds shepherding the future of the "Star Wars" franchise.

What can moviegoers expect from "Rogue One" in December? Here are seven things we know now.

In a male-dominated field with a reputation for aggression and ruthless behavior, is there space for women to compete? Are there even any female paparazzi?

A Lithuanian artist conceptualized a roller coaster fast enough to kill people who wanted a novel way to commit suicide. Now there's a short film about it.

This reading of the archetypes, allegories and subtext in Steven Spielberg's classic film gets at why its 2015 follow-up "Jurassic World" emotionally fell flat.

"Rogue One" actor Mads Mikkelsen accidentally revealed info from the upcoming movie in a recent interview. Do spoilers like these really detract from fans' enjoyment?

You'll want to be up to speed on Cap's amazing shield before you go see "Captain America: Civil War." We can help you with that.

How did such a pun on "May the Force Be With You" turn into an international "Star Wars" holiday? We track the day’s evolution and tell you ways people are celebrating.