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The Hobbit Blu-Ray Trilogy with Bilbo’s Journal

Ringer TheHutt, editor of the Russian LotR and Hobbit site Henneth-Annun, laid his hands on this exclusive German release of “The Hobbit” trilogy. …

Movies

Giants gobble tiny humans in first Attack on Titan trailer

<i>Attack on Titan</i>, the cult-hit in ink (manga) and on the small screen (anime), is getting a live-action treatment this summer. The good news is that the feature film is hitting Japan on August 1 and Australia and New Zealand later this same year. The bad news is that we have no details on a U.S. …

Anime

The Avengers’ Black Widow Problem: How Marvel Slut-Shamed Their Most Badass Superheroine

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett Johansson’s badass agent Natasha Romanoff is once again used to service the storyline of a male hero.<p>The thing …

All-New X-Men #40 uses the superhero genre to ask big questions about identity

<i>Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s</i> All-New X-Men <i>#40. Written by Brian Michael Bendis</i> …

13 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Words And Writing

From Conversation Sparks, a collection of fascinating, little-known facts.

1882 Winchester rifle found in Great Basin National Park

Courtesy of Great Basin National Park<p>By | Posted Jan 13th, 2015 @ 10:32pm<p> 4 photos<p>75<p>GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK — Great Basin National Park employees …

Sea Sparkle: Eerie Blue Glow Off Hong Kong Blamed on Pollution

Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say. The glow is an indicator of a harmful algal bloom created by something called Noctiluca scintillans, nicknamed sea sparkle. It looks like algae and …

Test your Middle-earth knowledge with this quiz!

I think it’s a given that 90% of all online quizzes are just rubbish. Which is why I was really surprised to stumble upon this great Buzzfeed …

Comic-Con

23 Reasons You Should Never Visit Middle-Earth

It's totally overrated. WTF was Frodo even thinking?

Forge is an iPad storyboard for your creativity

I've long thought the iPad was perfect for rough storyboarding: It's not an artist's preferred medium for detail work, but it's portable, and easy to …

Church video goes viral with kids' hilarious take on Bible stories

Who knew the New Testament had so much "Frozen" in it? Ross Chandler says that there were two inspirations for the viral video created by his church — the Bible and YouTube.<p>Chandler, who serves as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Marble Falls in Marble Falls, Texas, says that, while …

Jesus

The Lego Movie sequel gets director and title: The Lego Movie Sequel

The follow-up to the massively popular and irreverent animation will arrive in 2018 directed by Rob Schrab, following two spinoff movies<p>With a haul of $468m worldwide, The Lego Movie was one of 2014’s most successful animated movies – and one of its best-loved, for its madcap energy and a …

And the happiest state in America is ...

Where's the heart of U.S. well-being? If you guessed Hawaii for its sandy serenity, or Colorado for its Rocky Mountain highs, you're close. Both consistently hit the annual top 10. But the state where residents feel most content: Alaska.<p>Locals in "the last frontier" share the strongest sense of …

Top 10

We Know Which Superhero You Are

It's a bird...it's a plane...it's a quiz!

Astropad App Transforms iPad into Sketch Board for Mac

Astropad is a new app that could change the graphic design industry. It allows you to use your iPad as a sketching board that transfers directly to …

Sketching

Paparazzi-proof clothing that's embedded with reflective glass

<b>(WIRED) —</b> "Hey Liz, do you have an iPhone? Turn on the flash, and take a picture."<p>The directive comes from Steven Wheeler, a senior designer at online clothing company Betabrand.<p>We're at the company's San Francisco headquarters in a little room in back of their retail front that functions as the …

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Brave

If you had the chance to find out more about the making of a gorgeous Pixar film, wouldja? Ever since <i>Brave</i> came out in 2012, we’ve been fantasizing …

National Geographic Travel

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Next ISS crew pose as Jedi in official group photo

They will boldly go where other men have gone before. Or are we mixing up pop culture references. After all, it’s not that easy to think of Jedi …

Star Wars

How an artist helped put Middle Earth on the big screen

In 1976, John Howe first found out he could get paid for his Lord of the Rings illustrations. In his teens at the time, he'd picked up a JRR …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Pictures: Animals of Canada

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>Canada's wildlife is as varied as its landscapes. Take a look at its furry and feathered inhabitants.

Report: Andrew Garfield Is Out After Sony/Marvel ‘Spider-Man’ Deal

While Marvel fans are dancing in their pajamas thanks to the news that Spider-Man will head to the Marvel Movie Universe, multiple reports are indicating that this isn’t a great night for Andrew Garfield, the actor who played Peter Parker in Sony’s most recent Spider-Man films and who most had …

After 54 years, mountaineers find wreckage of plane crash that killed soccer stars

The discovery of twisted pieces of aircraft fuselage high in the Chilean Andes has apparently ended a 54-year aviation and sporting mystery.<p>Mountaineers say that they have found the wreckage of a plane that crashed more than half a century ago, killing 24 people, including eight members of the …

This is the dumbest iPhone app I’ve ever seen – and that’s why it’s so brilliant

Some of the best apps in the world are apps that add incredibly complex functionality to our smartphones and tablets. These apps can often take …

Plane hits bridge, crashes into river

<b>(CNN) —</b> Someone in the cockpit of a TransAsia Airways flight apparently made a mayday call because of an engine problem shortly before the plane crashed Wednesday into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 32 people.<p>A male voice on a recording of radio conversations between air traffic control and …

Airplanes

A Lego ‘Doctor Who’ Set Is Coming To A Store Shelf And Living Room Floor Near You

Obviously, most major toy companies pay attention to community chatter in an effort to know which products they should send to market, but few are as inclusive with that process as LEGO is with LEGO Ideas. Through that program, LEGO allows amateur LEGO artists to create a set, pursue 10,000 …

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