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The Wizard of Minecraft

It’s a wet monday morning in Stockholm, and the door to Markus Persson’s office is closed. The wooden blinds to the windows that look out at the 35 …

King of the Castle: Drip-Dried Sculptures That Put Your Cookie-Cutter Sand Castles to Shame

Forget your fancy sandcastle building tools. Your molded buckets may ensure a perfectly formed turret, but where's the fun in that? The artist behind …

Contemporary Origami Exhibition is Coming to New York

Come see some of the biggest and brightest names in origami show off their wildest creations at a free event at the Cooper Union in New York City from June 19 to July 4. Organized by a Cooper Union student named Uyen Nguyen, you'll see amazing piece after piece of origami created by 80 contemporary …

Origami

Stunning Macro Photos of Water Drops by Shawn Knol

When he's not watching the kids or tripping over his cat, stay-at-home dad and photographer Shawn Knol (Photoelasticity on Reddit) takes absolutely stunning, close-up photos of water drops. His macro images are vibrant, sharp, and striking, showing every last detail of the water's luminous surface …

Photography

Awesome Dad Builds Backyard Roller Coaster for His Two Kids

Someone give this man an award! Father of two, Will Pemble should be named “DIY Dad of the Year” for his 180-foot long, 10-foot high fully functioning roller coaster that he built in his San Francisco backyard for his kids. After returning back home from a family trip to Six Flags Great Adventure …

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Watch this Mother’s Day greeting from Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and “Saturday Night Live”

<b>Sasheer Zamata and Vanessa Bayer (Screen shot, NBC)</b><p>The two first ladies try to set aside their true feelings for one another in the interest of motherhood<p>Elias Isquith<p>May 11, 2014 1:48pm (UTC)<p>Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton may be two of the most well-known and accomplished women of their …

People Go Bananas Over MonkeyParking

It was inevitable. In a place where you could pay for almost anything to come to you via mobile, to have empty parking spots eventually come to you via mobile. That is the premise behind Italian app MonkeyParking, which allows you to “sell” your parking spot (or rather, the inside information about …

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

For people with treatment-resistant depression, that is.<p>Drugs are the most common psychiatric treatment for depression. But about 40 percent of people fail to respond to this first-line of antidepressants. What to do? The answer to date has often been more and different drugs.<p>But transcranial …

Depression

China may build an undersea train to America

China is planning to build a train line that would, in theory, connect Beijing to the United States. According to a report in the Beijing Times, citing an expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chinese officials are considering a route that would start in the country's northeast, thread …

How We're Finding Asteroids Before They Find Us

Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.<p>Marco Tantardini spent the year of 2010 dreaming about asteroids. A thickly bearded, 26-year-old Italian who wore a black-leather jacket and rode a motorcycle, …

Space

New State Of Light Revealed With Photon-Trapping Method

A theoretical physicist has explained a way to capture particles of light called photons, even at room temperature, a feat thought only possible at bone-chillingly cold temperatures.<p>Alex Kruchkov, a doctoral student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), has built the first …

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nicely Sets the Stage for the Next Avengers

The latest film in Marvel’s massive superhero universe is a solid installment, but left us feeling itchy for the big show to come.<p>Well, folks, we’ve almost made it. The arrival of <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> marks the last film in Marvel’s Avengers series until all our friends are back …

Star Wars: Episode VII Is Somehow Already Filming

J.J. Abrams has always used the “mystery box” metaphor to explain why he wants to tell stories full of twists and lingering questions. But we’re now starting to wonder if the mystery box is in fact a very large place, in which Abrams has stuffed actors like Lupita Nyong’o and Adam Driver, dressed …

A(nother) Study in Scarlett

Despite her screen-goddess superpowers—that voice (Her), those eyes (Under the Skin, out this month), the action-ready body (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)—Scarlett Johansson can also play real, talking to Lili Anolik about her recent endorsement controversy, her foxy French fiancé, and her …

Pixar gives a closer look at how it animates big hairy monsters

The GPU Technology Conference isn't for everyone, but anyone can enjoy the inside look one Pixar engineer gave into the famed company's animation process. It starts with Presto, Pixar's internal animation system that allows the company to manipulate <i>Monsters University'</i>s characters with an …

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'Maleficent': London premiere finds Angelina Jolie at a crossroads

On screen,<p>Angelina Joliehas played a globe-hopping treasure hunter, the mother of a kidnapped son, the wife of a kidnapped husband and a troubled fashion model.<p>Lately, though, she's been known for other roles — as international humanitarian, mother of six, poster child for preventative mastectomy …

Godzilla: sympathy for the lizard - first look review

At least they get the monster right. Towering over America's pacific coast, Godzilla looks the real deal. His body-type is pear; small head, big bottom, ginormous paws. His back is covered in spines that in profile resemble a stage of the Tour de France. His tail smashes readily through …

Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' ★ 1/2

"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams sung by the likes of Lea Michele, Martin Short, …

REVIEW: Neighbors, When the Outrageous Becomes the Cliché

At Braxton College’s Delta Psi Beta fraternity, the members love their members. Pete (Dave Franco) can build an impressive erection just by …