Dungeons & Dragons: Lessons from a Media Panic

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Sure, 30 to 40 years ago Dungeons and Dragons was accused of turning docile children into demons, but the game that once caused widespread panic in the media could now be a solution to problems plaguing modern parenting. [RETRO REPORT]

5 Extraordinary & Mind Blowing Sea Creatures

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The ocean is a deep, scary place filled with things we haven’t even yet discovered. It is essentially outer space, but on our own planet. That means we know it is inhabited with weird-ass creatures by default. Here are five extraordinary and mind blowing sea creatures you may not have known about (and been better […]

The Story of Zero: When You Get Something from Nothing [Video]

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Is zero really a number? How did it come about? Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something. [The Royal Institution]

The Amazing Evolution Of Spider-Man In Movies (1977-2016)

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From Screen Rant: No matter how many heroes may be re-imagined, rebooted, or replaced, and with more and more comic book superheroes being introduced every year, Spider-Man remains one of the most beloved, relatable, and recognizable around the world. Taking that kind of success and moving it to the big screen is harder than it […]

Alfred Pennyworth Is the Hero We Need [Video]

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From Slate: For nearly three years, Batman-starved audiences have tried to wrap their heads around Ben Affleck’s coming assumption of the role, which finally arrives this weekend in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But there was another casting choice that felt at least as radical. Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth—Batman’s indefatigable, slightly surly right […]

I HATE SUPERHERO MOVIES [Video]

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I bet that headline got your attention, right? Personally, I don’t hate them, but I get where this guy (below) is going. As various cinematic universes progress, movies happening in these universes start feeling more and more rushed and empty of cohesive thoughts. But there are exceptions… and that’s why I’ll keep watching most of […]

For the Love of Spock: The First Trailer For Leonard Nimoy’s Homage Film is Here [Video]

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Leonard Nimoy has passed away a little more than a year ago now, but as I’m sure is the case with many of you, he keeps on living in our heads. Shortly after his death, his son Adam Nimoy launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a movie paying homage to his father. […]

A History of Pizza in 8 Slices

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Join the PBS Idea Channel as they look back on the history of pizza, and what it has become today! Pizza might be an Italian invention, but it is a worldwide phenomenon. Pizza has managed to evolve from a simple, rustic food item to something much more impactful. For many it is a comfort food, […]

Hackers Hijack Radio With Furries Podcast

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An explicit podcast about furries went out on several US radio stations after a somewhat bizarre hacking incident. Listeners to at least three stations were unexpectedly treated to most or all of an episode of FurCast, a podcast for people with a very particular interest in anthropomorphised animals, often in the form of adults wearing […]

Computer Creates & Paints A New ‘Rembrandt’

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A computer has created a new Rembrandt-style portrait from scratch using an algorithm and a 3D printer. It’s the conclusion of a two year project titled The Next Rembrandt, produced with the help of two art museums in the Netherlands, a technology university, ING and Microsoft. The first step in the project was to scan […]

Happy Square Root Day!

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Square Root Day occurs when the month and the day are the square root of the year. It only happens nine times in a century, and today is one of those days. The holiday is the brainchild of Sequoia High (Redwood City, California) driver education teacher Ron Gordon, who enjoys calendar quirks. What can you […]

Superman: The Golden Age of Animation [Video]

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A look at how the Fleischer brothers pushed the limits of animation to create the definitive Superman. [kaptainkristian]