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43 Tweets That Sum Up Life With 5-Year-Olds

Five-year-olds are a really special bunch.<p>Out of the “terrible twos” and “threenager” phase, they’re part of what some parents call the “feisty fives” or “ferocious fives” (or even the “f**king fives”). They’re learning so many new skills, asking more and more questions and saying the darndest …

Parenting

11 funniest parenting posts on Facebook this week

Parents are funny — especially on Facebook! And we love them for it.<p>Because when the pages of Facebook overflow with pictures of Instagram-worthy lobster bakes, shopping carts brimming with back-to-school supplies, and proud parents packing their hopeful youth off to the Ivy Leagues, it’s easy to …

Parenting

Missing From the Movies: Billy Crystal

National treasures like him should gleam on the big screen.<p>Last week was the 25th anniversary of the release of <i>City Slickers</i>, a movie some consider …

Dan Aykroyd

Three Screenwriting Lessons that Disney's Zootopia Can Teach Screenwriters

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Animation

Can The Universe Expand Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

One of Einstein’s most famous fundamental laws is that nothing in the Universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. If you’re a massless particle, you <i>must</i> travel at that speed, and if you have a non-zero mass, it’s impossible for you to attain that speed, no matter how much energy …

Universe

Project will ‘push humanity forward’

THE culmination of astronomy has led to the creation of the James Webb Telescope, an instrument scientists say will change the world.

Universe

From Nothing To You In 12 Easy Steps

In the beginning, there was space and time, and the fabric of space was expanding at a fantastic rate.<p>That inflationary state came to an end where we are, converting the energy of space into matter, antimatter and radiation.<p>This hot, primordial soup expanded and cooled, creating a slight asymmetry …

Universe

How Did We Wind Up in Such an Unlikely Universe?

<b>By Michael Bass UCF Forum columnist</b><p>Not long ago the Public Broadcasting Service program NOVA presented an episode called "The Great Math Mystery." It dealt with the many ways mathematical relationships and special numbers crop up when investigating the physical and natural world.<p>Physicists have …

Physics

Quantum black hole study opens bridge to another universe

Singularities, such as the infinitely strong crushing forces at the center of a black hole, in a physical theory are bad. What they tell you is that …

Astronomers want to deploy 5,000 tiny robots to help build a 3D map of the universe

No, it’s not a summer blockbuster: the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s really <i>has</i> designed an astronomy system calling …

James Webb Space Telescope

Gravitational waves announcement: Scientists hail ‘spectacular’ new detection of ripples in spacetime

Gravitational ripples in the fabric of spacetime, first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, have been detected for a second time by …

Gravitational Waves

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

LIGO

Human obsolescence: Are we ready for an artificially intelligent future?

“Enjoy your com-FORT-able stay,” says a robot front-desk clerk at Japan’s Robot Hotel. Do you thank the robot for its awkward salutation? Or maybe you hesitate for a moment before shuffling off in silence. If our digital screens are separating us from human interaction, you better believe AI will …

Scarlett Johansson

The phones of 2017 will be all about VR

If you've tried virtual reality, whether or not it blew your mind probably depends on how you experienced it: whether it was with a high-end headset …

Researchers create high-speed electronics for your skin

Make no mistake, today's wearables are clever pieces of kit. But they can be bulky and restricted by the devices they must be tethered to. This has led engineers to create thinner and more powerful pieces of wearable technology that can be applied directly to the skin. Now, researchers at the …

Microsoft’s crazy HoloLens ad reveals our cyborg futures

Microsoft today announced that it’s opening up its HoloLens platform to third-parties — and it has a crazy new ad to celebrate.<p>The three-minute clip showcases some of HoloLens’ insane capabilities, like turning an old warehouse into a shoe store, putting people from around the world in the same …

After An Angry Man Screamed At Her For Breastfeeding Her Baby, She Knew She Had To Start Filming

Do you feel like the recent focus of social media on letting women breastfeed in public has made things better or worse than they were before? The …

How RocketJump Film School Has Removed All Your Excuses For Not Making a Movie

The dean of RocketJump Film School talks about how a production company’s incisive video series teaches every aspect of how movies are made.<p>Aspiring directors now have equipment on their phones they would’ve had to pay an indie film budget’s worth of tuition to access only a decade or two ago. Just …

This 23-year-old filmmaker transformed a $4,000 cargo van into a portable studio apartment

Waking up to a different view every morning is easier when your apartment and vehicle are one and the same.<p>Converting vans into small portable studio apartments — sometimes sans bathroom — to then live in is a trend sometimes referred to as "van life." Zach Both first saw a van like this two years …

Portable

Steven Spielberg almost quit directing after making Schindler's List

<i>Steven Spielberg</i> will go down in history as one of Hollywood's most prolific directors; even now in his later life, he’s helming Disney films (<i>BFG</i>), …

World Building as the Genesis of Story: A Mind-Blowing Hour with Production Designer Alex McDowell

As the lights dimmed inside Arclight Culver City’s Theater 3 on June 8 during the penultimate night of the <b>2016 LA Film Festival</b>, award-winning …

Beauty and the Beast Screenwriter Reflects on Fighting For Belle’s Independence

This year, <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> will celebrate its 25th anniversary–and there’s no doubt that the story still rings true for a lot of fans. (This week …

Walt Disney Company

5 Things That Need to Be in the First 10 Pages of Your Screenplay

The first 10 pages are probably some of the most important ones in your script, because, well, people don't usually read screenplays for the sheer …

When Amy Poehler tells you to read a book, obey. That's how Amber Tamblyn found her L.A. Film Fest debut 'Paint It Black'

Many have already noted that this year’s<p>Los Angeles Film Festivalhas placed an emphasis on first-time filmmakers and the discovery of new work over celeb-friendly showpieces or retreads from other festivals. Which might make last Friday’s world premiere of “Paint it Black” something of an ideal …

The Ultimate Inspirational Video for All Screenwriters

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Motivation

Blacklisted Screenwriter Walter Bernstein: How Woody Allen Helped Turn a Dark Chapter In Hollywood History Into a Comedy

Former blacklisted screenwriter Walter Bernstein discussed his 1976 film "The Front" with Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker on Tuesday.<p>Legendary …

AI has written the screenplay for this sci-fi short film called Sunspring- Technology News, Firstpost

‘Die Hard’ May Have Never Happened If A Screenwriter Hadn’t Almost Been Hit By A Fridge

Author and <i>Death and Taxes</i> editor-in-chief Brian Abrams previously won our hearts with <i>And Now… An Oral History of Late Night with David Letterman.</i> His 2015 book <i>Party Like a President</i> is a very fun, informative, and booze-fueled history lesson. This week he’s back with a year-long effort to tell the …

Movies

10 Great Movie Scenes Where Scriptwriters Made Us Forget To Breathe

6. Goodfellas – ‘Funny, How?’<p>The Mafia are a terrifying bunch and director Martin Scorsese spent many decades depicting their bloodthirsty antics. …

Brad Pitt