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A Silent Voice shows why Kyoto Animation is one of the top animation studios

The best animation isn’t always about spectacle<p>Kyoto Animation’s work isn’t quite like anyone else’s. The style of its animation and storytelling separate the studio from the majority of other Japanese companies. It’s known for high production values compared to its contemporaries; Kyoto’s smooth, …

Animation

Car Seems To Appear From Out Of Nowhere Before Crash

People are puzzling over a video of the two-car smashup.<p>People online are baffled by video of a two-car crash in Singapore involving a vehicle that seemingly appears from out of nowhere.<p>Facebook page Roads.sg shared the footage online Monday:<p>A silver car plows into the side of a white car at a busy …

Dogs make more faces when you're paying attention

You’ve never seen your dog’s true face<p>If you’ve looked into a dog’s soulful eyes and watched his eyebrows lift, you already know what scientists have today confirmed: dogs may use their facial expressions to communicate with us. Though what exactly they’re trying to say is still a mystery — at …

Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump's Tax Returns

If there's one thing President Trump's critics want from him, and he refuses to give up, it's his tax returns.<p>The returns didn't come up during Wednesday's hearing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. But the hearing was the first step in a process that could …

Donald Trump

Ilana Glazer opens up about firing people because of sexual harassment

It's only been two days since the hashtag #MeToo began spreading, but since then it's inspired thousands of women (and some men) to take to their …

A Faked Study Linking Vaccines And Autism Is Being Eviscerated by Scientists

Dumpster fire coming through.<p>Controversy has erupted over a scientific paper that is being retracted after it was attacked for being 'antivax …

Clinical Trials

Activision has a plan to make you want to pay for in-game items

Activision received a new patent for a system that encourages gamers to buy in-game items, by leveraging its matchmaking system. The matchmaking …

Matched

You Believe Too Many Tax Myths And Republicans Are Taking Advantage Of It

WASHINGTON ― Most Americans think they are paying more federal taxes now than ever. That the tax code is riddled with loopholes that the rich use to avoid paying anything. That the government will take a big chunk of what Americans hope to leave to their children.<p>Most Americans, as it turns out, …

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails

Several lawsuits accuse the White House of trampling federal law when it announced it would cancel the program.<p>The Trump administration must turn over all emails and memos used to make its decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 program created to protect undocumented …

Drink Up: High Lead Levels Found in Two InfoWars Supplements [Update]

The most accurate description of the shrieking pageantry we’ve come to know as InfoWars is that it’s a dietary supplement business hiding behind a …

Nutrition

Billy Corgan says he saw a person transform into something other than human

Alien-lookalike and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan (now known as William Patrick Corgan) says he witnessed a human being transform into …

Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gays

A New Yorker article says Trump teases the socially conservative vice president about religion, abortion and gay rights.<p>President Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday.<p>The article, …

7 Horror Anime That Are So Good It’s Scary

Everyone loves a good sequel, right? Scary movies do ’em all the time. So I figured, why can’t I do the same with an episode of <i>The Dan Cave</i>? With …

Poet Rupi Kaur: 'Art Should Be Accessible To The Masses'

Rupi Kaur has been called the "pop star of poetry." She's 24; she emigrated from India to Canada when she was 4. And she's famous for the raw, minimalist poems she posts on Instagram for her 1.6 million followers.<p>But social media and poetry don't always seem to go together — Kaur's been criticized …

Literature
Neil Gaiman

Stunning philosophical sci-fi was perfected in 1979 with Tarkovsky’s Stalker

Gorgeous, slow, and deeply meditative, it turns the mirror onto the viewer’s heart.<p><i>Every weekend, we pick a movie you can stream that dovetails with current events. Old, new, blockbuster, arthouse: They’re all fair game. What you can count on is a weekend watch that sheds new light on the week that</i> …

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds

Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, such as lungs, treatment becomes even more difficult. Sealants offer a …

Experts Thought Birds Were Behind This Massive Swarming Cloud. They're Not.

“We are confident it is local bird migration but so far no bird experts have been able to identify the breed."<p>A curious 70-mile swarm flying over Colorado left meteorologists scratching their heads this week after it covered a portion of their weather radar.<p>At the time, they suspected the massive …

Hover cars aren't as far off as you think—meet the Renault Float concept

The Float is a concept car by Yunchen Chai. It won the design competition hosted by Renault and Central Saint Martins. The participants of the …

Unearthed Photos from Roger Ballen's Nightmarish Archive

The Die Antwoord collaborator and photographer of life among decay has a new book showcasing his instantly recognizable "Ballenesque" style.<p>After 50 prolific years spent producing masterful black-and-white photographs, Roger Ballen is ready to take his place as a master of the medium.<p>The past few …

Art

Cat frenzy on NPR's Facebook was actually caused by a post about a baby, not a cat

<i>UPDATE: Oct. 3, 2017, 12:55 p.m. UTC</i> <i>NPR</i> <i>published a story</i> <i>Tuesday stating that Ramona is, in fact, not a cat—she is a baby. But she does have a</i> …

10 anime series to check out this fall season, and one you probably shouldn’t

You aren’t going to start a show at episode 329.<p>Every three months, Japan has a new anime season, with dozens of new shows coming to TV screens. This fall, 43 new shows will debut, with five series continuing from the summer season. Thanks to video streaming services like Crunchyroll, Amazon, and …

Anime

Jared and Ivanka had a third private email that handled White House info, and are you kidding me?

It seems that every other week there's a new story about how White House officials have used personal email addresses to conduct official White House …

Here Are 51 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Choose From in October

October is here, and our list of new scifi and fantasy books is as overstuffed as a trick-or-treat bag carried by a kid who walked the same …

Books

New evidence would push life back to at least 3.95 billion years ago | Ars Technica

Labrador find is similar to hotly debated Greenland rocks that had been oldest.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking that the remnants of the Earth’s …

Mercedes AMG F1 engine achieves 50 percent thermal efficiency

The Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team's 2017 season has been a successful one thus far, and although the drivers deserve much of the credit, the team …

Bear chills out on garbage dump's couch after a long day

Bears don't have any interest in your miserable standing desks, thank you very much.<p>Mandy Stantic was visiting a garbage dump in Northern Manitoba …

Viral

'Rick and Morty' fans won: McDonald's will offer Szechuan sauce

The Season 3 finale might be hours away, but an even bigger day is still ahead for <i>Rick & Morty</i> fans.<p>On Oct. 7, for one day only, McDonald's will let …

The President Created His Own Fake News This Week (Again)

Donald Trump has a history of spreading falsehoods. This week he, well, did some more of that. What'd you expect?<p><i>Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our weekend column looking at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p>Fake news pioneer Paul Horner—a …

Sean Hannity

31 excellent horror movies to stream for Halloween

From undisputed classics like The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby to more under-the-radar options like Train to Busan.<p>With Halloween looming, we’ve officially reached the scariest time of the year.<p>There’s horror in the air, folks. So don’t go outside, where ghosts and goblins are surely ready to …