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Awesome Animated TV Shows - How many have you seen?

Hayao Miyazaki’s Universe Recreated in a Wonderful CGI Tribute

The exponential democratization of digital technology every year has led to a wealth of video essays and fan films from bedroom auteurs, the likes of …

Red Ash Magicicada Game & Anime Launches on Kickstarter, 3D Printed Model of ‘Call’ Character Sells Out

Comcept and its STUDIO4℃ are in the process of making an unprecedented 3D animation experience for their fan base. While the results of their …

Watch: Stunning Tribute To Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki

<b>Vimeo user,</b> only identified as ‘dono’, has also paid homage to the studio’s renowned co-founder Hayao Miyazaki with a wonderful animation</b> …

LOOK: DreamWorks Animation Releases ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Concept Art

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ concept art reveals the hidden panda village as seen at the end of the 2011 movie.

This Tribute To Hayao Miyazaki Will Give You All The Feels

ALL THE FEELS.<p>H/T The Creator's Project

Museum seeks to save Neil Armstrong's spacesuit with $500,000 Kickstarter

National Air and Space Museum’s first crowdfunding campaign launched Monday to conserve Armstrong’s deteriorating suit so it can go on display<p>The US National Air and Space Museum has launched its first crowdfunding campaign to raise money to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the …

Brown dwarf aurora found; could inform exoplanet searches

Scientists have detected a powerful glowing aurora in the atmosphere of a celestial body known as a brown dwarf, light-years away from our solar system.<p>The discovery suggests that when it comes to the behavior of their magnetic fields, brown dwarfs -- objects that are kind of neither here nor …

Stride 2015: China's Best Troops Take On A Grueling Combat Simulation

A great stride forward<p>Stride 2015 is this year's annual exercise where Chinese mechanized brigades are rotated to the Zhurihe Training Base in Inner Mongolia, to be pitted in grueling simulated combat against Zhurihe's resident "Blue Force". The Blue Force, the 195th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, is …

Virgin Galactic crash: co-pilot unlocked braking system too early, inquiry finds

A nine-month investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board has found human error and inadequate safety procedures caused the violent crash<p>The violent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo was caused by a combination of human error and inadequate safety procedures, a nine-month …

Virgin Galactic

The Danger and Excitement of Underwater Cave Diving

Ritual fire let team capture magnetic field record

Researchers are the first to recover a magnetic field record from ancient minerals for Iron Age southern Africa (between 1000 and 1500 CE).<p>The data, …

Earth Science

Mysterious Red Arcs Found on Saturn's Icy Moon Tethys

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered strange red lines stretching across the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys.<p>What are they? Scientists aren't sure. They could be areas of exposed ice with chemical impurities, according to NASA, or the result of gas being released from within the moon.<p>"The …

Astronomy

SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

The dramatic failure of a test flight by Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket last October cost the co-pilot his life and left the pilot severely injured. New data from investigators suggest that the pilot survived in part because the craft essentially came apart around him.<p>Pilot Peter Siebold …

Virgin Galactic

Pull Quote

Book Talk<p>A smokejumper explains the risks and rewards and cautions that fires will become even more frequent and bigger.<p>For most of us jumping into a fire would be the stuff of nightmares. But for Jason Ramos, author of Smokejumper: A Memoir By One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters …

Washington State

Astronomers find aurora a million times brighter than the northern lights

The most powerful aurora ever recorded has been spotted above a failed star 18 light years away, solving a longstanding astronomical mystery<p>The sky above a failed star in a distant constellation shimmers with a beautiful green and yellow aurora one million times brighter than the northern lights. …

MH370 Search: How Currents Could Have Carried Wreckage All the Way to Reunion

Scientifically speaking, there's no reason the airplane fragment found Wednesday on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean, couldn't be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — even though it's 4,000 miles away from MH370's last known position before it vanished.<p>Investigators said it's too early to tell for …

Chasing Nighttime Thunderstorms, Trying to Crack Their Mysteries

These nocturnal storms are different from their daytime brethren and we still don't understand how and why they form.<p>Nighttime thunderstorms can be more unpredictable than hurricanes. And they can be just as fierce, unleashing flash floods, violent winds, and thousands of lightning flashes within …

Weather

Blue Moon – second July full moon – on July 31

This July 31 full moon counts as extra special because it’s a Blue Moon – the second of two full moons to occur in a single calendar month.<p>Blue Moon …

Astronomy

Bridges 2015: a meeting of maths and art - in pictures

The Bridges Conference is an annual event that explores the connections between art and mathematics. Here is a selection of the work being exhibited this year, from a Pi pie which vibrates the number pi onto your hand to delicate paper structures demonstrating number sequences. This year’s …

Bridges