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The Rundown: Iranian Cartoonist Gets Almost 13-Year Sentence, DiDio Talks New DC, and more

Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at …

Comics

Why Joseph Gordon-Levitt's next comic book movie is taking so long

It has been nearly a year and a half since any significant news regarding the "Sandman" film has surfaced, but during an interview with MTV last weekend, we got a quick update: He's working very hard to make "a big spectacular action movie ... but without any punching."<p>This is very good news.<p>Here's …

10 Signs You Have A Special Dad Whom You're Proud Of

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”<p>—Wade Boggs<p>Raising children requires time and commitment, but it is definitely …

Parenting

Family Men: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960

Rather like the ever-rising middle classes, in every decade of modern history British men appear to be in the midst of becoming better fathers. …

UK Universities

‘Adventure Time’ Voice Actor John DiMaggio (Jake the Dog) Gets Emotional When Asked If He Ever Tried Bacon Pancakes

Actor John DiMaggio, who does the voice of Jake the Dog on <i>Adventure Time</i>, gets emotional when asked if he has ever tried bacon pancakes during an …

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Fossil Shows How Ancient Stick Insect Hid in the Leaves

The oldest-known stick insect to mimic a plant has been unearthed in China.<p>The newly discovered species — an extinct, distant relative of living stick insects — dates to the early Cretaceous Period, roughly 126 million years ago.<p>The buggy impostor likely used its leaflike appearance to hide from …

Dinosaurs

Australia's biggest stick insect found

<b>A RARE SPECIMEN</b> of the longest stick insect in Australia - and possibly the world - was found recently in North Queensland.<p>During their annual …

Giant Stick Insects from Vietnam

The newly described stick insect <i>Phryganistria heusii yentuensis</i> is over a foot long (32cm), or 21 inches (54 cm) with its front legs stretched out. …

How To Be The Happiest Person In The Room

Drama happens. People get upset with us, circumstances change, and life goes sideways. We can't control what's happening around us, but we can …

Happiness

Shady Science: How the Brain Remembers Colors

When you bring home the wrong color of paint from the hardware store, it may not be your foggy memory at fault. A new study finds that while the …

The Brain

Why a Return Trip Feels Shorter than the Trip There

We’ve all experienced the weird phenomenon of a trip home feeling like it takes half the time of the trip out. Over on the Washington Post, they take …

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Space Travel

Why Dragon Quest VIII On Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Support 3D

Why Dragon Quest VIII On Nintendo 3DS Doesn’t Support Stereoscopic 3D<p><b>By Sato</b> . June 12, 2015 . 3:00am<p>Square Enix are releasing a Nintendo 3DS port …

What You Need To Know About The Great Urban Fantasy Series Persona

A few weeks ago you might have found some of your videogaming friends getting excited over a trailer for <i>Persona 5</i> . Confused as to what all the fuss …

Fantasy

Persona 4 Manga and Shin Megami Tensei IV Art Book English Releases Announced

The first volume of the <i>Persona 4</i> manga adaptation, which was originally released in Japan in September 2008, as well as the “Birth of Shin Megami …

Nikola Tesla and the Inconceivable Grandeur of Nature

<b>Nikola Tesla</b> (1856-1943) was a pioneer scientist during the turn of the 20th century best known for his contributions to the design of the modern …

Tesla

Polar bears 'have started eating dolphins due to climate change'

Scientists observe polar bears in Arctic eating dolphins for the first time ever, blaming reduction of sea ice for broadening animals' diet<p>Polar bears have been spotted eating dolphins in the Arctic for the first time ever by Norwegian scientists, who believe global warming could have caused the …

Global Warming

Do Animals Laugh? Tickle Experiments Suggest They Do

Studies of laughing chimpanzees and rats offer clues about our evolutionary past—as well as our mental health.<p>How do whales hear music? They listen to orca-stras!<p>I told that joke to a lizard and got crickets. It made me wonder the same thing as Eid Muhammad Afridi, who asked Saturday's Weird Animal …