Leonardo Ramirez

27 Flips | 2 Magazines | @leonardoverse | Author of YA SciFi and Children's Steampunk http://Leonardoverse.com

One downside to digital innovation: as formats die, we lose our past

As early internet users move into middle age and beyond, we can’t expect our youth – digital or otherwise – to be accessible forever<p>If you wanted to pinpoint people of my exact age and level of youthful internet engagement, you might call us the Homestar Runner Generation. Like Millennials, we’ve …

6 things to watch at GOP debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump loves the spotlight and the camera.<p>But when he takes center stage Thursday night, it won't be as the star of a reality TV show -- it will be as the Republican Party's front-runner presidential candidate.<p>Trump and nine of his GOP rivals will battle it out in the 2016 cycle's …

Government

Greek creditors report progress in talks for new bailout

Apple Music snags 11 million trial users, but how many will pay to stay?

Apple Music has already grabbed 11 million trial users a little more than a month after its debut.<p>Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, revealed the 11 million figure in an interview with USA Today published Thursday, adding that "we're thrilled with the numbers …

Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …

Trucking

Why Stephen Hawking's $100 million project to find alien life may be a huge waste of time

But there is no evidence - and few convincing theories - to suggest that intelligent, communicative aliens actually exist. So are listening projects really the best way to search for extraterrestrial life?<p>The possibility of life outside our own planet has been the subject of debate for centuries, …

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Hiroshima

Pez Candy movie adaptation announced by Envision Media Arts

First Hollywood came for our Legos, and we were pleasantly surprised with the result. Then they came for our emoji, and their fate remains up in the …

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

Are today's cartoons the best that kids' television has ever been?

Doug Walker, the Nostaglia Critic, asks the question: Are kids' cartoons better now than ever?<p>His answer follows the history of television animation for kids, from early Warner Bros. and Disney efforts, through the explosion of toyetic animated series in the '80s and the relapse into more …

Why American Reporters Don't Take Japanese Comics Seriously

If you’re looking for something completely different from the average comic, you might want to try <i>Attack on Titan</i>.<p>With an action-packed plot and post-apocalyptic setting, <i>Attack on Titan</i> appeals to the superhero set, but presents a fresh horror element that the likes of Ant Man will never have to …

Graphic Novels

New ‘Deadpool’ teaser shows why it will be the funniest Marvel movie ever

For those of you who aren’t Marvel Comics fans, you should know that Deadpool is a foul-mouthed mercenary assassin who displays a very postmodern …

Movies

What The Heck Is This Thing On Mars?

Don't worry -- we're not about to be invaded by crab monsters.<p>A NASA image of Mars being passed around on social media over the weekend has imaginations running wild.<p>The photo shows a stone formation in front of what may be a kind of cave. Some say it looks a bit like a crab monster straight out of …

UC Berkeley

'Star Trek' reveals an important truth about the robot takeover

When discussing my upcoming book on the economics of "Star Trek" with people who have only a passing interest in the show, I have noticed that the issue of work keeps coming back. More specifically, casual viewers, professional economists and members of the press alike seem to hone in on the …

Star Trek

Challenger, Columbia wreckage goes on public display for 1st time

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.<p>A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight.<p>It …

Astronaut Scott Kelly's Picture Of The Moon, Venus AND Jupiter Wins The Internet

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly has now been in space of over 100 days, and to celebrate that fact he decided to take one of the best pictures from the …

Space

NASA photographer grabs rare shot of space station in front of moon

Look. Up in the sky. It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not Superman. It's the International Space Station in front of the moon. Senior NASA photographer Bill Ingalls is the man behind the camera for the impressive image showing a tiny "Z"-shaped silhouette against a vast lunar backdrop.<p>It's …

Flying Robot Cars Landing Soon at a Garage Near You

No runway or flight lessons required.<p>Terrafugia wants to add “vertical take-off and landing” to your daily routine. The aerospace company just released the outer mold line for the TF-X, an awe-inspiring four-seat hybrid car with wings and computer-controlled flight. No runway is needed as twin …

11 Jennifer Lawrence Quotes That Will Trip You Over With Laughter

She delivers Oscar-winning performances, competes in deadly tournaments and comes out victorious, and changes her likeness in the blink of an eye. Is …

Matt Lauer

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

Guess who Jena Malone is playing in Batman v Superman | hollywood

Hunger Games actor Jena Malone will reportedly play Barbara Gordon, who is most famously known as the Batgirl and Oracle, in the upcoming superhero …

Why Did NASA End The Space Shuttle Program?

At the time the space shuttle program ended, the three remaining shuttles had flown 25, 33, and 39 times respectively. They were designed for a …

Marvel Spider-Man cast list leaked online? Robert Downey's Iron Man cameo and Peter Parker will face two villains

New details about the cast list of Marvel's Spider-Man reboot has leaked online. We already know Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei …

Are We Being Forced Into A "Second American Civil War"… If So, Who Will Win?

<i>Submitted by Mac Slavo of SHTFplan.com</i><p><b>Are We Being Forced Into a “Second American Civil War”… If So, Who Will Win?</b><p>A culture war has been stirred …

12. Cars

<b>What Everyone Says About It:</b> "The Cars franchise is the red-headed step-child of Pixar's canon of incredible animated films, existing solely so the …

New 'Star Trek: TNG' Doc Epically Burns The Show's Creator

William Shatner unveils the drama behind the beloved reboot<p>By the time Gene Roddenberry passed away due to a blood clot in 1991, the <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> creator had long been enshrined in science fiction's cannon. Roddenberry's creative vision had no limits, inspiring Trekkie …