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31 Facts You Might Not Know About "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"

An ~unexpected character~ had a crush on Scott Pilgrim.<p>1. Michael Cera was the first and only person in mind for the role of Scott Pilgrim, after Edgar Wright saw him in <i>Arrested Development</i>.<p>2. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers) is from North Carolina, the same place Ramona is from in the …

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15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

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Dione appears cut in two by Saturn’s razor-thin rings and a pit depression in the eastern region of Mars are just a couple of the Space Photos of the …

The day when three NASA astronauts staged a strike in space

Blows on behalf of fair labor treatment don't always have to come from factory workers. Sometimes they're delivered by unionized professors or even multimillionaire ballplayers. On Dec. 28, 1973, or 42 years ago Monday, one was delivered by three U.S. astronauts orbiting the globe in NASA's Skylab …

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Peter Elson

ESA Announces Plans to Send Their Own POP3D 3D Printer to the International Space Station

As mentioned in an article published earlier in the day about a mobile 3D printer created by three South African students, which they hope will one …

Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD – A Scrotnig Cinematic Romp Through 36 Years of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic

The other night m’learned friend Andy Oliver and I were at the BFI, on London’s South Bank, for the European première of <i>Future Shock! The Story of</i> …

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Breaking: Studio Ghibli Is Shutting Down Production After 29 Years

<b>UPDATE:</b> Kotaku points out Suzuki used the word <i>shoukyuushi</i> in this interview, suggesting “pause” or “break”, rather than saying <i>kyuushi</i> (“stop”), which suggests Studio Ghibli may be ceasing production only temporarily.<p>********<p>After the anime world’s Walt Disney, Hayao Miyazaki, retired last year, …

Pencil Bullet

Redefining the pen-pencil and the way we load it with the pencil points, we have here the Bullet Mechanical Pencil. It is the scaled down version of …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

How *Do* I Get Coverage for My Self-Published Comic? Thoughts on How to Secure that All-Important First Review and Increasing Your Audience Afterwards…

Getting that all-important first review for your self-published comic can seem like a daunting task. The ever burgeoning pool of new small press …

The History Of Spider-Man’s Costume

The folks over at HalloweenCostumes.com have done up this cool infographic showing off the history of Spider-Man’s costume from its creation, the …

Milk And Koblin Reunite For Animation Platform “This Exquisite Forest”

As Milk told Fast Company earlier this year, <i>Forest</i> picks up where TJCP left off. That project allowed participants to add a frame to a collaborative …

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race

Deep Space Industries is due to reveal its plans to mine asteroids. The announcement will occur later today in Santa Monica’s Museum of Flying. Within just two years Deep Space Industries says it will send drones called FireFly to examine asteroids reachable in near-Earth space. Once is has proven …

There’s A 9-Hour Movie Of A Guy Walking Through Tokyo, And You’ll Want To Watch The Whole Thing

The movie, part of a new reality TV genre called “Slow TV,” debuted on French television late last month. Here’s a (much abbreviated) clip.<p>Foot by foot, 28-year-old Ludovic Zuilli walks slowly and deliberately through Tokyo, but as he walks, the city around him unwinds. Salarymen hurry backward …

'Mischievous Pets' photography competition - Telegraph

Elke Vogelsang's dog portraiture

A Hand-Cranked Automaton That Mimics the Effect of a Raindrop Hitting Water | Colossal

<p>This little wood automaton is meant to mimic the effect of a water drop hitting a body of water, all using concentric rings cut from wood that are …

A dramatic vista on Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover is making its way toward the base of Mount Sharp, which is the central peak in the martian Gale Crater.<p>NASA’s Mars Curiosity …

Scientists can now control flies' brains with lasers

A laser beam can alter a fly’s behavior and make it mate with just about anything — even a ball of wax, according to scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The researchers have developed an experiment which involves shining an infrared laser directly at the head of a fly whose brain has …

What’s Cortana for Window Phone? Microsoft’s mashup of Siri and Google Now

If you haven’t heard of Cortana yet, you probably will soon. Besides being a helpful computer interface in the Microsoft(s msft) <i>Halo</i> video-game …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

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This Electric Sled Is A Miniature Winter Tank

Much better than a trash can lid<p>Introducing Québécois inventor Yvon Martel's most recent creation: this... thing. It's an electric sled/wagon/snow-chainsaw, and based on the video accompanying it, it works surprisingly well.<p>Called the MTT-136 (for My Track Technology, and, I can only presume, the …