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This illustrator is raising mental health awareness by drawing conditions as monsters

LONDON – A UK-based illustrator is creating a series of drawings that aim to raise mental health awareness – by depicting different disorders and …

17 Heartbreaking Cartoons From Artists All Over The World Mourning The Drowned Syrian Boy

"His name was Aylan." WARNING: This post contains graphic content.<p>A 3-year-old boy named Aylan Kurdi and his 5-year-old brother, Galip, were photographed face down in the surf Wednesday morning. They both reportedly died on a boat that capsized while carrying them to the Greek island of Kos. The …

Track Down

'The secrecy has been ludicrous': Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels on the new film and his life as C-3PO

At the end of the hour that I spend with the actor Anthony Daniels, he reaches unprompted into his bag and removes a severed head. The pale gold exterior is tarnished and distressed. The static dots of its pupils stare out from behind tiny grilles. The mouth, an oblong slit like a tiny letterbox, …

Star Wars

A lonely look at Batman, Vader, Gollum and other sci-fi icons (pictures)

Science Fiction

Studio Ghibli Characters in Vast Landscapes

Inspired by the work of Kawase Hasui, artist Bill Mudron has created a beautiful series of prints in tribute to Hayao Miyazaki’s films. In these …

Anime

Build the Life-Sized Object of Your Dreams with Giant LEGO Bricks for Adults

Anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks knows there's something magical about assembling sophisticated structures and displays from a pile of individual pieces of plastic. Now, adults can have the same fun with EverBlock, a new modular building system of oversized blocks capable of forming …

Lego

Ocean blob brings tropical fish to B.C. coast

Something unusual is happening off the coast of British Columbia. Fish species normally found in the warm waters of the tropics are finding their way …

The Frightening Discovery of the Mount Owen Claw

Nearly three decades ago, a team of archaeologists were carrying out an expedition inside a large cave system on Mount Owen in New Zealand when they …

Here's the 1st trailer for Quentin Tarantino's ultraviolent next movie, 'The Hateful Eight'

This post-Civil War tale looks at a group of bounty hunters taking shelter in a lodge during a massive blizzard. But when one of them shows up with a captive who is worth a lot of money dead or alive, the plotting and deception begins.<p>Tarantino's latest writing-directing effort stars Kurt Russell, …

Has Nefertiti's tomb finally been found?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Archaeology

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

The New ‘Attack On Titan’ Trailer Is Here To Feed Your Nightmares

It was only a couple of weeks ago that the first full length trailer for the <i>Attack on Titan</i> live action movies — that’s right, it comes in two parts — hit the internet. Here, audiences were treated to a bevy of naked sinewy giants hunting down and devouring people. Now, a second trailer is now upon …

7 facts you need to know about female genital mutilation

It's the "cutting season" — and that's just as terrifying as it sounds.<p>The practice of female genital mutilation, also known as female genital …

Are tattoo artists right to refuse to adorn necks and hands?

Although tattoos have shed much of the stigma, artists walk a tightrope between respecting a client’s wishes and maintaining professional integrity<p>When Jane Marie, a woman in her late 30s, walked into a tattoo studio on a Sunday afternoon in early summer, she was expecting to walk out with a tattoo …

Tattoos

The Michelangelo of Superheroes

Few comic book artists are as influential as Alex Ross, who not only created concept art for the first two Spider-Man films, but also reimagined …

Comics

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

It was a brilliant idea: Buy the original, then commission and sell forgeries. It almost worked …<p>Without question, attempting to pass off a counterfeit Rembrandt was an incredibly brazen move on Ely Sakhai’s part. But brazen he was, and he did have a certain advantage in his scheme: the legitimate …

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

At 18 Years Old, Tom Hanks Knew He Would Be a Star and This Letter Proves It

Dive Into The World Of Anime With These Shows

Within the past couple decades, there’s been a noticeably strong growing interest in anime – or Japanese animation – in the United States. At its height, it was seemingly everywhere you looked, whether you realized it or not.<p>But, for those of us who found the genre early, our interests have …

Ancient Egyptian underwater treasures to be exhibited for the first time

Spectacular ancient Egyptian treasures are to be exhibited for the first time having been discovered underwater in the submerged ruins of the near-legendary cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus.<p>A finely sculpted statuette of a pharaoh and a golden-eyed depiction of god Osiris are among …

Archaeology

A Photographer Is Trying To Solve The Mystery Behind These Beautiful Vintage Photos She Found

Thousands of people have joined in the hunt for the women featured in the pictures.<p>"Now, I've seen plenty of vintage prints, but never a set of negatives that was in such beautiful condition," she wrote.<p>Abell wrote she originally thought the pictures were negatives, but later learned they were …

Photography

Hiroshima’s fate, 70 years ago this week, must not be forgotten

Two outstanding works of journalism bookmark that 70-year period: John Hersey’s 1946 article, which reminds us of the horror of the bombing; and Eric Schlosser’s terrifying account of a break-in at a US weapons plant in 2012 – a warning, he says, about our current complacency<p>In numbers of people …

War

Best Comics of the Month: July 2015

July is one crazy month for comics. There's summer events from either Marvel or DC and it's the month that hosts San Diego Comic Con, so there's tons …

London's 249ft-Tall Slide Set to Become World's Tallest and Longest

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 376-foot tall sculpture and observation tower designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, is set to become the world's longest and tallest slide with the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower's viewpoint all the …

Summer Olympics

Artists in Mexico turn low-income neighborhood into one giant mural

A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people’s homes. Literally.<p>An artists’ collective known as the German Crew have spent 14 months turning the hillside neighborhood of Las Palmitas into a giant, colorful mural in an effort to bring the working-class “barrio” together and change …

Streetwear

A look at the evolution of modern video game controllers

If anything's kept pace with how video games have changed over the years, it's how we interact with them. Our biggest touchpoint with virtual worlds is the gamepad and -- akin to how games themselves have evolved from simple 2D affairs into 100-hour-long labyrinths in three dimensions -- …