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Baa-hind the scenes on the Shaun the Sheep movie: 'In a good week we can shoot two minutes'

Aardman has turned its cottage-industry beginnings into a hugely profitable global enterprise. We take a look around the studio as Wallace And Gromit spin-off Shaun gets ready for the big time<p>Few multimillion-pound TV and film franchises can have accrued from a throwaway gag, but 11 minutes into A …

Animation

Charles Darwin’s voyage on Beagle unfolds online in works by ship’s artist

On Christmas Day 1833, Charles Darwin and the crew of HMS Beagle were larking about at Port Desire in Patagonia, under the keen gaze of the ship’s artist, Conrad Martens.<p>The crew were mostly young men – Darwin himself, a recent graduate from Cambridge University, was only 22 – and had been given …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

No, that Amiibo won't get you a free ride on the subway

Barely a week after Nintendo launched its amiibo lineup, the Samus figure figures to be remembered as one of the weirdest and most coveted on the roster.<p>First, this video cropped up on Thursday showing Samus' NFC (near field communication) chip messing with the gates on the Moscow metro.<p>Eurogamer …

“Our universe would be destroyed”: Inside the science of “Interstellar”

<b>Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and David Gyasi in "Interstellar" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>The physicist who advised “Interstellar” explains the wild science behind the film’s otherworldly ideas<p>Kip Thorne<p>November 29, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Science of ‘Interstellar'”<p>In <i>Interstellar</i>, the …

NRA: Guns aren’t intimidating because “they’re just bits of plastic and metal”

<b>(pio3 via Shutterstock)</b><p>What are you, a wuss who doesn’t want to be accidentally shot to death?<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>October 20, 2014 9:27pm (UTC)<p>A video from the National Rifle Association released on Monday took on critics of "open carry" -- or, when a guy walks into a supermarket with a pistol on his …

American meat’s disgusting secret: Why factory farms are even worse than you thought

<b>(AP/Paul Sakuma)</b><p>Journalist Ted Genoways probes deep into the pork industry’s horrific business plan<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>October 19, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Fremont, Nebraska, 2004: Maria Lopez, a meat production line worker, gathers and bags fat trimmings while her co-worker slices pork shoulders. Struggling to …

U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.<p>"This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some …

This Video Shows Hamas Fighters Using Tunnels To Attack A Post Inside Israel

\Hamas's tunnel network has emerged as a major focus of Israel's ground campaign in the Gaza Strip. The tunnels extend from under populated areas to the other side of Gaza's border with Israel, and were reportedly part of plans for a major attack Hamas was planning for the Jewish holiday of Rosh …

U.S. Air Force Finds Boy's Body in Aircraft Landing Gear

Maintenance crews recently discovered the body of an adolescent boy lodged deep in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force cargo aircraft shortly after it …

U.S. Air Force

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Two 12-year-old girls charged with trying to murder friend to please Internet demon

The Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbed their victim, also 12, with a knife 19 times because they wanted to join cult of Slender Man, a fictional online character<p>Two 12-year-old American girls have appeared in court in chains and prison uniforms accused of repeatedly stabbing a school friend in an …

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

Necessity isn't always the mother of invention.<p>Lots of the things we rely on to cure our diseases, cook our meals, and sweeten our days weren't deliberately designed. Instead, they were a happy accident.<p>Read on to see how society-shaping inventions — from Coca-Cola to penicillin and the microwave …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

Iran claims copy of captured US drone will soon take test flight

Iran said on Sunday it had succeeded in copying a US drone it captured in December 2011. State television broadcast images apparently showing the replicated aircraft.<p>Iran captured the US RQ-170 Sentinel while it was in its airspace, apparently on a mission to spy on the country's nuclear sites, US …

Ukraine crisis: EU is drafting powerful sanctions against Russia, says Cameron

A "strong, robust and powerful" package of trade, financial and economic sanctions is being drawn up by the European Union for use if Russia intervenes in eastern Ukraine, David Cameron told MPs.<p>The prime minister was reporting back to the Commons on meetings over the past four days with his EU …

This Is NOT A Door From The Missing Malaysia Air Flight

On Sunday, Vietnam's ministry of information and communication has released a photo that is believed to show fragments of the inner door and a piece of the tail from a Malaysian airliner that went missing early Saturday.<p>Malaysian authorities say that the debris is not from Flight MH370, which …

Boeing's New Self Destructing Phone is Ideal For Those Who Need to Keep Secrets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Boeing is set to release an smartphone that can self-destruct, but the device's security features …

Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. TechCrunch is hearing that Facebook is buying Titan …

Apple Wants The iWatch To Predict Heart Attacks

You'd be able to chew some aspirin to prevent it. You'd be able to call 911 and get the ambulance on the way. You'd be more likely to survive.<p>Perhaps a large portion of the 600,000 people who die of heart disease every year — would not.<p>The good news is this: Apple, which is reportedly working on a …

25 fantastic free Android games

Fun doesn’t have to require funding. Got an Android phone or tablet? Then these are the greatest games… gratis!<p>There are hundreds of fantastic games …

Virginia Wants to Bring Back the Electric Chair

As leth­al-in­jec­tion drugs be­come harder to come by, states are turn­ing to elec­tro­cu­tion to carry out ex­e­cu­tions.<p>The Vir­gin­ia House of …

Warren Buffett Will Pay $1 Billion to Fan with Perfect March Madness Bracket

What’s a perfect March Madness bracket worth? In Warren Buffett’s mind, about $1 billion.<p>According to Rob Wile of Business Insider, Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, has teamed up with Cleveland Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert to offer college basketball fans a shot at …

Dan Gilbert

Scientists create anti-atom beam — but use it for good, not evil

Creating an antimatter beam sounds like something only a mad scientist would do, but there's nothing mad about the beam of antihydrogen atoms that scientists generated for the first time at Europe's CERN research center.<p>The researchers behind the technical achievement, revealed Tuesday in the …

Physics

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Ubisoft: Watch Dogs’ Engine Was Originally Built for Driver

Aiden’s open-world adventure was originally something else entirely.<p>Ubisoft has revealed that the engine for Watch Dogs was originally intended for a …

One Tweet Funded This Full-Size, Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:28 pm. 4:28 pm<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …