Graeme Barrass

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Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem

<b>In its June issue, National Geographic magazine has published a selection of startling photos highlighting the vast amounts of discarded plastic choking the world's oceans, shorelines and rivers.</b><p>Wildlife, particularly marine animals, are at risk when they become entangled in plastic waste, or …

Pollution

25 Fun Facts about Ron Howard and George Lucas' WILLOW and a Cool Behind-The-Scene Featurette

<b>Willow</b> is 30 years old this month! I remember seeing this movie in theaters when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it. It was such a fun and …

Life Hacks That Help Boost Memory

Richard Wiseman of Quirkology is back with 10 life hacks to help boost your memory so you can remember almost anything.<p>In addition to this blog, …

Lifehacks

This Video of Donald Glover Touring the Millennium Falcon Proves Lucasfilm Knows What We Want

“[The Falcon] has never looked better than when Lando had it,” says Donald Glover in a new video to promote <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>. And we have to …

Donald Glover

The B-52s on ‘Rock Lobster’: “There’s not any songs like it!”

"Pass the tanning butter!" The making of an unlikely surf-rock hit<p><b>Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news from Uncut.</b><p><b>1978: an</b> …

Songwriting

Look, now is as good a time as any to talk about the ending of The Thing

There are many reasons why <i>The Thing</i> is considered a top-tier horror movie, but the fact that any one of the stellar character actors featured in the …

Star Wars Resistance Is the Next Lucasfilm Animated Series and the Details Are Absolutely Incredible

After <i>Star Wars Rebels</i> came to an end earlier this year, we knew the next chapter of <i>Star Wars</i> animation was close, and now we know exactly what it is. …

Star Wars

What happened to Q, who sang ‘Goodbye Horses’?

The year is 1991. Creeped out cinema audiences have just been introduced to Buffalo Bill and Hannibal Lecter, the serial killers at the forefront of Jonathan Demme’s screen adaptation of Thomas Harris’ blockbuster horror novel <i>Silence Of The Lambs.</i><p>In one of the film’s most iconic scenes Buffalo Bill …

West Village

John Woo Made a Lost in Space Reboot and Nobody Saw It

It’s been 53 years since the Robinson family originally got “Lost in Space,” in a TV series that might seem like a pop culture footnote but was - in …

Stream 47 Hours of Classic Sci-Fi Novels & Stories: Asimov, Wells, Orwell, Verne, Lovecraft & More

The pronouncements of French theorist Jean Baudrillard could sound a bit silly in the early 1990s, when the internet was still in its infancy, a …

The 50 Best Moments in Sci-Fi History

These are all the moments that made our favorite films truly memorable.<p>We've written about our favorite films of all time, but they'd be nothing without these memorable moments that make them worth watching again...and again... and again.<p><b>Warning:</b> <i>Some of the clips feature intense violence, mild</i> …

Author H.G. Wells was obsessed with the future and travelled there in his novels

THE concept of travelling through time was something that occupied the thoughts of teacher and aspiring writer Herbert Wells, 130 years ago.

Unraveling the Legend of Polybius, the Most Dangerous Video Game of the 1980s

For several decades, a creepy urban legend has circulated in the darker corners of online forums devoted to vintage video games. The tale goes that …

Falklands War anniversary: Why did Britain enter armed conflict with Argentina over these windswept islands?

Today marks 36 years since Argentina seized control of the Falkland Islands from Britain, drawing the UK into an armed conflict that would prove to …

Here's The Horrifying Sound An Aztec Death Whistle Makes

The Aztecs really knew how to scare the shit out of people, and that's certainly evident by the death whistles they created. These devices are …

Raiders of the Lost Ark: 14 revelations about its epic opening scene

The jungle. The temple. The traps. The boulder. The first 12 minutes of <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> has been called the greatest opening sequence in …

This video is a beautiful reminder to look up at the Moon

‘It changes your perspective of things here on Earth.’<p>One night in February of 2017, Wylie Overstreet wheeled his telescope out in the street of a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles to observe the Moon. Within a couple of hours, more than 20 people had walked up to him to take a look. A young …

Deleting Facebook is easier said than done

Over the past few days, Facebook has come under intense scrutiny due to its previous relationship with Cambridge Analytica, a data-science company that secretly culled information from 50 million Facebook users. This has raised questions not only about the social network's role in the data harvest …

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

It's time for a serious conversation about what makes a good movie dragon

In terms of onscreen monsters, it’s hard to beat the versatility of a dragon. They can be furry or scaly. They can be friendly or fire-breathing. …

Time-Lapse Footage of a Lavish Dragon Painting Is More Satisfying Than Watching Joffrey Die

To those of us who can barely stay within the lines of a coloring book, watching a painting come to life, like this incredibly detailed and menacing …

Native review – an elegant and weird sci-fi adventure

Director and co-writer Daniel Fitzsimmons makes his interesting feature debut with a smart lo-fi sci-fi. It’s a claustrophobic chamber piece, occasionally opened out into weird interplanetary dreamscapes.<p>Fitzsimmons is making his production budget count, and he’s getting the most from his two …

Science Fiction

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water That Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>After handing them their …

An Ocean Is Hidden Inside Earth, And We’ll Take You There To See It

Building an explorer robot is good, but making a robot that is almost able to move anywhere is even better. To …<p>Even though there is a preponderance …

Sci-Fi Short Film Explores What Happens When You Travel at Light Speed

Adam Stern and Artifex Studios present a new short film detailing the incredible story of astronaut Ethan Kane, the first person attempting to travel …

Speed Of Light

5 Reasons Why "Return of the Jedi" Is The Best Star Wars Film

The common school of thought about the original trilogy of Star Wars films goes that A New Hope was a very solid adventure film but a little …

Star Wars

If This New Video Game Loot Box Bill Becomes Law, It Could Shake Up The Industry

<b>[UPDATE]</b> A spokesperson for the Entertainment Software Association told GI.biz that providing "greater awareness and transparency about the wide range of in-game experiences" is a never-ending job. The organisation added that it believes self-regulation is the right way forward as opposed to …

World Health Organization

The 13 Most Controversial Rock Videos Of All Time — Kerrang!

From the early days of cheap promo clips being sent out to TV stations as filler, to the heady days of 1980s MTV and 24-hour wall-to-wall videos, to …

Jesus

Logan's Run: Everything you didn't know about the '70s sci-fi classic

For geeks of a particular age who grew up in the Swingin' '70s, MGM's <i>Logan's Run</i> exists on an ethereal plane prior to the <i>Star Wars</i> supernova …

Science Fiction

The Terror: AMC's New Horror Series Has Something Much Scarier Than Zombies

In the Arctic, everyone can hear you scream.<p>If there's one network that knows how to do horror, it's AMC -- the home of TV's (literal) monster hit, …

Horror