Newest Insane Cop Procedural To Star A Crime-Solving Sigmund Freud

I... he... what?! Further proving there is literally nothing American TV networks won't turn into a crime procedural (or a hospital procedural), the father of modern psychoanalysis will use his knowledge of the oedipal complex to catch bad guys in the new series Freud: The Secret Casebook. » 4/16/14 1:46pm 7 minutes ago

This Isn't Stained Glass, It's A Miracle Of Optics

The contrasting colors of dusking day combine with optics to great effect in Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, a captivating series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright. » 4/16/14 1:40pm 14 minutes ago

Longtime Friend of Kurt Vonnegut Explains Author's Timeless Appeal

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Kurt Vonnegut's humor, honesty, and fresh ways of seeing things have always made him a favorite of young people. I remember back in the late sixties, before Slaughterhouse Five made him rich and famous, college students were carrying around dog-eared copies of Cat's Cradle, a novel in which he playfully invents a… » 4/16/14 4:17pm 37 minutes ago

Men Without Beards Could Soon Have An Evolutionary Advantage

Hipsters take note: Beards may be all the rage — and they might be making you more attractive for now — but this is a fashion trend that could ultimately be the cause of its own undoing. » 4/16/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Why The Movie Industry Owes A Hell Of A Lot To CGI Animation

Can you imagine Michael Bay's Transformers without the CGI Autobots and Decepticons? It would be unwatchable if it were even ever made. James Cameron's Avatar would have lost the gorgeous visuals that made it more than a Fern Gully re-telling for an older audience. Our old friend Gollum would have just been an… » 4/16/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Is Google Aiming Too Low By Planning A "Science Fictional" Future?

That new profile of Google X, Google's mysterious futuristic project, includes the intriguing detail that all of Google X's projects must have "a component that resembles science fiction." That sounds ambitious and thrilling. But the Atlantic's Robinson Meyer says that's actually too narrow a view of the future. » 4/16/14 12:07pm Today 12:07pm

51 Awesome Webcomics The Eisners Have Completely Failed To Recognize

Yesterday, the nominations for the Eisner Awards, often considered the Oscars of Comics, came out, honoring five comics in the digital comics category. But there are dozens of amazing webcoimcs out there that the Eisners have completely ignored. » 4/16/14 11:53am Today 11:53am

What To Do If You Find A Baby Avian Dinosaur Out Of Its Nest

Spring has sprung, which means that baby birds will soon be shoving their way out of their eggs and entering the big, bright, scary world. And some of those infant chicks will fall out of their nests, or be shoved out by their obnoxious siblings, or be rejected by their parents. What should you do if you happen upon a… » 4/16/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

Thank Joss, Agents Of SHIELD Has Started Torturing Its Characters

The more bedraggled and miserable the Agents of SHIELD get, the more watchable the show seems to be. That's not much of a surprise — misery is usually more fun to watch than comfort — but what's especially great is how these characters have seemed to come to life as their world dies. Spoilers abound... » 4/16/14 11:30am Today 11:30am

Individual Frames From The Anime Hunter X Hunter Are Amazing, Revealing

It's always cool when animators give fans a look at the what it takes to create a TV show or movie, and these Hunter X Hunter frames prove it takes a lot of work. Takahiko Abiru, one of the animation directors, has been tweeting some of the 18,000 frames he drew for the show since it was rebooted in 2011. » 4/16/14 1:59pm Today 1:59pm

Can This 1970s Spacecraft Explore Again?

The countdown is on to rebuild communications with a spacecraft before it drifts past this summer. The craft has functional instruments, but NASA has no budget to reactivate the program. It's up to private donors and dedicated volunteers to recapture the abandoned spacecraft. » 4/16/14 1:31pm Today 1:31pm