These photographs of Yellowstone National Park by Dave Lane are so gorgeous it’s difficult to believe they’re from real life. »
A research team from Harvard University has made pig-skin lasers. Here’s how they did it—and perhaps more importantly, why. »
The technological cycle is not a sentimental one: A new update comes and the old tech gets thrown out, over and over again. Sometimes, though, something goes askew in the whole process, and there’s something you just can’t quite let go of. Today we want to know what that thing is. »
Hot Toys makes some of the most realistic collectible figures you can buy. If you’ve ever wondered about its process—or even how to get a job there—watch this video. »
You probably lost the ability to recognize a bad deal before you got into kindergarten. This experiment shows that they’re able to emotionally understand when hard work has earned something that’s not worth having—but it turns out in this instance, four-year-olds are wiser than six=year-olds. »
A Sherlock star may have joined Star Wars: Rogue One. Batman v Superman adds another comics character. There’s even more crazy rumors about the fate of a Game of Thrones favorite. Plus new looks at Bruce Timm’s Justice League film, and unlikely casting for The Bastard Executioner. Spoilers now! »
Anonymous Destiny teammates come and go. They’re here for a game or two, gone forever afterward. Some of them are cool, valued companions. Some are total assholes. »
This is an image of dwarf galaxy NGC 1140, which is ten times smaller than the Milky Way but is producing stars at roughly the same rate as our lovely galaxy. The blue stars in the image are the new ones. »
I’m not an especially big Tom Cruise fan but even I have to admit, the Mission Impossible movies are guaranteed to be a fun time. The powers behind that film franchise have pretty much mastered the art of spy action movie making and know exactly what we want: cool spy stuff, crazy stunts that put Tom Cruise in danger,… »
Martin Backes presents “What Do Machines Sing Of?” It’s an automatic machine that sings a number one song from the 90s and then randomly picks another. It wails the 90s into a microphone. Forever. »
Hugh Jackman has taken to Twitter to release the concept art from the upcoming third standalone Wolverine movie. He’s also asking for fifty words or less from fans about what they want to see. So go tweet “Logan using his knives to make fruit salad” — my personal hope. »
Neil Armstrong (blowing a kiss to his sons) is flanked by Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin on July 27, 1969 at Ellington Air Force base in Houston, Tex. On July 24, the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from their historic trip to the moon, but due to infection fears, they were quarantined for 21 days. »
‘They will never make a movie about him. He doesn’t have a troubled life. He has a family, and they seem happy, and he’s usually smiling.’’ A student describes the “super normal” Terry Tao, one of the world’s greatest mathematicians, in a recent NYT Mag longread, which, ICYMI, is outstanding. Read it here.
Teletubbies meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon this is not. The trailer you see here is for a film called Monster Hunt, directed Raman Hui, a main animator on the Shrek films. That film, which was released earlier this July in China, has very quickly become the highest grossing film in Chinese history.
Here’s a cool aspect of fluid dynamics that you might not have thought of before: When a shape is pushed into the water, it creates a space in its wake. As the space collapses, the shape inverts itself. »