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Hollywood is missing the one thing that makes Superman great

"He's a tough character," Superman actor Henry Cavill told Entertainment Weekly when talking up "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." "People like the darker vigilante." Then he offered a possible reason: "I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we …

Comic Books

Why paleontologists love the noisy, featherless, inaccurate dinosaurs of ‘Jurassic Park’

You might expect watching "Jurassic Park" (or "Jurassic World," the latest installment of the franchise) with a bunch of dinosaur experts to be kind of a drag. We all realize that the dinosaurs onscreen are lifelike, but not <i>realistic</i>. They look the way movie watchers want dinosaurs to look, not the …

Dinosaurs

7 gorgeous works of art inspired by ‘Jurassic Park’

Titled "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth," 31 artists curated by Mondo will reveal works based on the movie at the Mondo Gallery in Austin from June 12-27.<p>According to Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael, Universal, which is releasing "Jurassic World," brought up the idea of a gallery show late last year and …

Movies

Animator Creates a 3D Printed Film Using 2,500 3D Printed Pieces

Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud has worked in the visual effects industry as a digital artist and animator for the last seven years, and during that time …

Dedication: Guy Spent 4 Years Creating This 80's Style Star Wars Anime All By Himself

This is 'TIE Fighter', a beautiful seven minute Star Wars short drawn and animated entirely by Youtuber OtaKing77077 in the style of 1980's anime. It …

Anime

Here's how the Game of Thrones dragons are made

Pixomondo, one of the animation houses responsible for bringing Daenerys Targaryen's fearsome dragons to life on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, has released a video showing how the fearsome creatures are modeled and animated.<p>Highlighting iconic scenes with Drogon (and siblings Rhaegal and Viserion), the video …

Watch This Guy “Paint” A Mondrian With Lego

If you found the hyperactive, psychedelic <i>Lego Movie</i> from last year too stimulating, <i>Paint</i> is the video for you. In this subdued stop motion animation, we see an artist’s hands as he squirts various colors of Lego-based “paint” onto a palette and uses Lego brushes to spread it on a tiny Lego canvas. …

Lego

10 Pharrell-Produced Songs That Sound Nothing Like Pharrell

Every music producer has their signature style, but to have a decade-spanning career like Pharrell Williams’, you have to know when to switch it up — …

Pharrell Williams

A Christmas Carol is a defense of charity — and capitalism

<i>Marley was dead: to begin with.</i><p>That's one of the most famous opening lines of any work of English literature. It is, of course, the beginning of Charles Dickens's <i>A Christmas Carol</i>, his 19th-century tale about the miserly Scrooge, who, after a visit from three holiday sprites, discovers the joy of …

The Evolution of the Nintendo Controller

Nintendo

Black Smithers And Other Early ‘Simpsons’ Characters That Look Different Now

The very first episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>, “Simpsons Roasting On an Open Fire,” which premiered 25 years ago today, introduced not only America’s favorite family, but also Mr. Largo, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Mr. Burns, Moe, Barney, Milhouse, and Santa’s Little Helper. That’s a …

Autonomous Cars Will Require a Totally New Kind of Map

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.15.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:45 am. 6:45 am<p>As the vehicle navigated the labyrinthine …

These Photos of the Grand Canyon's Sea of Clouds Are Spellbinding

Man, that's beautiful.<p><b>No, the sky isn't falling.</b> But a rare weather event at the Grand Canyon caused a total cloud inversion that filled the canyons with billowing fog and made it look like the sky had, in fact, collapsed.<p>Triggered when cold, wet air is trapped by warm air, the phenomenon drops the …

Grand Canyon

The 15 Best New TV Characters of 2014

TV characters, more than film characters, are tricky to get right. Viewers who fall in love with a show will spend significant time, week in and week out, with these people. They’re in our homes. They’re familiar. And we know familiarity breeds. But there are a few characters, whether perfectly …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

The Legend of Zelda Poster Set - Created by Colin Morella

If Paul Krugman Gets The Higher Inflation He Wants, The U.S. Will Return To Recession

U.S. inflation was 1.7% over the past year according to the consumer price index, or 1.4% as measured by personal consumption expenditures (PCE). That may sound like good news, yet we are being told it is actually very bad. “The Fed needs a clear strategy for getting the inflation rate higher,” …

Kevin Dart blends modern sci-fi with classic '60s style

Kevin Dart has worked on some of the best animated movies of the past few years — and his work is typically done before you even know the film exists. "I think over the years I've managed to carve out a cozy little niche for myself in creating work that's graphic and simplified," he says, "but also …

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Stabilized Gifs of the Millennium Falcon

The 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All Time

It is now just over a year since the unveiling of Zaha Hadid's Al-Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar, and in the intervening twelve months, it seems like …

Skyscrapers

Strange case of the melting house: Alex Chinneck's mind-bending buildings

<b>(CNN) —</b> In South London, a life-size wax house is melting. In the city's busy Covent Garden shopping piazza, a building floated above the ground. A 20-minute walk away, a townhouse is flipped on its head.<p>No, you're not hallucinating. These are the most recent irreverent installations from Alex …

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

<b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Quiet.<p><b>About Susan Cain's TED Talk</b><p>In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be …

What Bill Gates' Kids Do with their Allowance

Scott Eells—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Tomohiro Ohsumi—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Noah Berger—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Microsoft/Corbis<p>Robert …

Silicon Valley

New View of the Solar System's Most Fascinating Moon

Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA/SIPA USA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA/SIPA …

Astronomy

A TED-Ed Animation Exploring the Ways Van Gogh Paintings Captured Light and Fluid Movement

The latest TED-Ed Animation by educator Natalya St. Clair and animator Avi Ofer explores how painter Vincent Van Gogh’s colorful brush work captured …

Art

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A lot of us make the assumption that there are two kinds of drinkers: moderate drinkers who have a glass of wine with dinner, and on the other end of the spectrum, alcoholics.<p>But this is not an accurate picture, according to researchers.<p>"The reality of the situation is that most adults who drink, …

Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

Universe

Fun Maps: Ecologist Recreates Manhattan in 3D before 1609

You probably remember this image from 2009 but we thought we’d bring back the TED Talk that explains how landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson and …