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Marvel Comics Released The Best Calendar for 2015 Way Back In 1981

Here’s a nice little fact you might not know: calendars regularly repeat with the same day-date combinations. There’s even a calculation you can do to figure out which years your current year repeats. For 2015, that means that you can use an old calendar from 2009, 1998, 1987, 1981, and 1970, and …

Comics

'Bravely Second' Impresses With Sumptuous New Character Art

One of the surprise hits of 2012 was Silicon Studio’s plucky little 3DS role-playing game, Bravely Default. Referencing classic Final Fantasy games of old, it hit the spot with gamers who had missed that quintessentially Japanese approach to the genre.<p>In addition to an enhanced re-release this …

This game will make you hate yourself

I hadn't been playing <i>This War of Mine</i> very long, before I encountered irrefutable proof of the permeability of own moral boundaries.<p>As a character living under the violent siege of a modern city, me and a few friends were eking out a miserable existence by foraging abandoned houses for food, water, …

Bullseye! Nikes Photographed As Brilliant, Concentric Disks

They look like dartboards, roller skate wheels, or maybe hubcaps from a future in which everything glows and blinks. In reality, these colorful discs are just Nike sneakers being spun on a pottery wheel, which are then photographed through long exposures to create a hyperreal, concentric blur.<p>“My …

Shoes

Goat Simulator is going to be a free MMO

Cult hit <i>Goat Simulator</i> will receive a free expansion later this month that will transform the release into a massively multiplayer online game, developer Coffee Stain Studios revealed today.<p>The new expansion promises to offer faction warfare between goats and sheep, along with numerous quests. …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves

The acclaimed astrophysicist, host of The Cosmos, and director of the Hayden Planetarium discusses what Christopher Nolan’s film got right and wrong. …

Artist Uses Fire and Soot to Paint Elegant Illustrations

Qubec-based artist Steve Spazuk uses fire to create elegant illustrations out of soot. As he demonstrates in the video below, the fire painter manipulates the flame from a candle or a torch to mark a sheet of paper with trails of soot, which he then etches into using delicate tools like feathers, …

Painting

Here's Destiny played with infinite ammo and no reloads

Evidently it's possible to glitch or exploit <i>Destiny</i> to load every weapon with nearly infinite ammunition, delivering all of the firepower one could possibly need, and without any pesky reloads either. There are a couple videos of it in action already.<p>It's hard to tell what work was done to bring …

Astronomers Just Witnessed the Formation of an Ancient Galaxy

Think Milky Way, but smaller.<p>Astronomers have for the first time witnessed the formation of a massive galaxy, which they have dubbed “Sparky.” This …

Universe

Scientist find that 80 percent of all light in the Universe is missing

According to observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, the Universe is <i>missing</i> 80 percent of all its …

Interesting phones you can't buy from a US carrier (pictures)

Eye-catching phones from abroad<p>Oppo N3<p>Xiaomi Mi Note<p>LG Aka<p>Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri<p>YotaPhone 2<p>OnePlus One<p>LG Wine Smart<p>Jolla phone<p>Nokia Asha 503<p>The US is blessed with a dizzying number of phones we can get through carrier stores, but that won't stop us from coveting our neighbors' phones. Imbued …

Phones

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

Doctor Who: 50 things you didn't know

1. The Doctor lives longer in France<p>French audiences watching Doctor Who dubbed into their native tongue obviously can’t be expected to know the difference between Christopher Eccleston’s Lancashire vowels and David Tennant’s adopted southern accent – but isn’t there some metaphysical conundrum …

Clever Illustrations Show the Origin of Superheroes and Villains

Las Vegas illustration team Ninjabot has created some fantastic illustrations that show the origin of some of our favorite superheroes and villains. The series of art prints will ask you to take a trip down memory lane as you remember how your childhood heroes all came to be.<p>As Ninjabot states, …

Las Vegas

Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Personality revealed through penmanship–look out for the loops and lines of a new coworker or love interest.<p>Graphology–the study of handwriting–has long been considered a pseudoscience, in the same family as phrenology (in which a lumpy forehead could mean you’re a psychopath) and astrology (in …

Research