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'The Martian' VFX reel shows how they put Matt Damon on Mars

If you want a reminder of why <i>The Martian</i> was nominated for a best visual effects Oscar, check out this highlight reel from MPC, the lead VFX company for the film. While the film was shot in an actual desert (southern Jordan, to be exact), director Ridley Scott still needed plenty of CG assistance …

Most of your Facebook friends couldn't care less about you

Even if you have thousands of Facebook friends, you can probably only count on a handful in a pinch, according to a new study. The author, anthropologist Robin Dunbar, should know. He's the guy who came up with Dunbar's number, which shows that in the real world, people can only maintain about 150 …

Social Media

Sex, Stonings, and Back Street Abortions: The Truth Behind the Maldives 'Tropical Paradise' Image

In an extract from his new book, author JJ Robinson paints a picture of the Maldives far different from the one we see in the Instagram snaps of the rich and famous.<p><i>JJ Robinson was the editor of the Maldives' first independent English language news service. The following is adapted from his</i> …

Anti-Social Behaviour

Microsoft kit helps you run Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi

Sure, it's no secret that you can run Windows 10 on a tiny Raspberry Pi 2, but actually doing that could prove to be a challenge. What parts do you need? And what do you do with it when you're ready? That's where Microsoft and Adafruit think they can help. They've released a Windows IoT Core …

Raspberry Pi

Amazing Mario Maker Level Roasts Overly Dramatic Games

We like to play the hero in video games, vowing to always do whatever it takes to save the day. But sometimes, getting the happy ending just isn’t …

Amazing

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

More Retro Style GIFs Show Modern Japan

Last December, <i>Kotaku</i> introduced the GIF art of Tumblr user 1041uuuha. The animated images were hauntingly poetic depictions of life in Japan. These …

GIF Animations

Stephen Colbert has a text adventure now, and it’s great.

<b>Stephen Colbert has a text adventure now, and it’s great.</b> <i>Escape From The Man-Sized Cabinet</i> chronicles Colbert’s adventures while waiting for his new …

Stephen Colbert

The first trailer for Netflix's Narcos shows the rise of Pablo Escobar

Netflix's next major crime drama is little more than a month away, and it's all about one of the drug war's greatest and most dangerous figures. In the first trailer for <i>Narcos</i>, we see Pablo Escobar himself (Wagner Moura) at the height of his powers as the leader of the infamous Medellín cartel. We …

Pablo Escobar

The Evolution of Game of Thrones' Effects With VFX Boss Joe Bauer

When you get a chance to talk to <i>Game of Thrones</i>’ VFX supervisor Joe Bauer, you don’t ask him about the weather. So we didn’t—instead, we asked him to …

TV Series

Inside The Bizarre World Of Scientific Research

Not all brilliant discoveries happen in MIT’s cutting-edge labs or Google’s over-the-top offices. In his new series <i>Ways of Knowing</i>, photographer Daniel Stier documents a less-glamorous setting for innovation: the scientific research institute. What he found tucked away in basement laboratories and …

Science

How LucasArts Fell Apart

In June of 2011, then-LucasArts president Paul Meegan spoke publicly about his plans for turning the company around.<p>“In recent years, LucasArts …

Ghostbusters as the triumph of science over God (and 37 minutes of other stuff you missed)

I'm going to admit from the front that 37 minutes is a long time to spend on a video that breaks down what makes <i>Ghostbusters</i> such an amazing movie, but holy heck this is criticism that's worth your time.<p>The central question is whether <i>Ghostbusters</i> is as good as its cultural footprint would suggest, …

Ghostbusters

You’ll Love This British Underwater Photography Competition

The winning photographs from this year’s British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) DIVER competition give viewers a unique perspective on …

Speedrunner lops one minute off Shovel Knight's world record time

There's a new world record for the fastest game of <i>Shovel Knight</i> ever played, and it beats the old mark by nearly a minute.<p>The owner of the new mark is BustahWuff, and his run of 48 minutes, 35 seconds came in the "any percentage" category, meaning he simply had to finish the sidescrolling …

Watch the horror of P.T. perfectly replicated in Minecraft

The opening of Silent Hill demo <i>P.T.</i> has been recreated in <i>Minecraft</i>, in a video uploaded by YouTuber Trislux which you can check out below.<p>This homage to <i>P.T.</i> comes full with a replica of the demo's house floorplan, doors that open and close by themselves, shadowy figures and the now infamous …

Watch construction crews burrow under Manhattan to build a new subway line

Many New Yorkers don't know it, but some of the world's largest public works projects are under construction right under their feet. Work is underway on extending a massive new water tunnel to keep up with demand, and workers are boring under the most dense sections of Midtown to make a new rail …

Waterfall Pixel Artist: Fool Source