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Why does time pass?

Science and technology<p>Sep 3rd 2015<p>Reuse this content<p>About <i>The Economist</i>


Stephen Baxter interview: why science fiction is like therapy

The bestselling SF writer talks about the rush to finish the Long Earth series, being the order to Terry Pratchett’s chaos and how maths helps him write<p>In the summer of 2013, Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett published <i>The Long War</i>, the second volume of their Long Earth science-fiction series, …

Terry Pratchett

How the Original Star Wars Trilogy Fooled Everyone With Matte Paintings

Before the computing era, ILM was the master of oil matte painting, making audiences believe that some of the sets in the original <i>Star Wars</i> and</i> …

Star Wars

Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation

First came Generation X. Then the Millennials. And if you have kids under 10, you already know what they're going to be called: the Touchscreen …

Creative Spark: Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black

How Colour Depth Affects Image Quality as Fast As Possible


The Desolation of Smaug: Changes & Outtakes


Adobe at NAB 2014 - Andrew Kramer Discusses After Effects and the Evolution of the VFX Industry on Adobe TV

Andrew Kramer Discusses After Effects and the Evolution of the VFX Industry<p>Products Covered:<p>About This Episode<p>'s Andrew Kramer talks …


David Letterman's Top 10 Late Night Television Moments

David Letterman announced Thursday he would retire from the the <i>Late Show</i> in 2015. The revelation sparked plenty of nostalgia over the talk show …

The Game of Thrones Cast Gives Advice to Their Characters

Game of Thrones

Blender Particle based group animation: flock of birds


Watch a Short Video in Which Harold Ramis Explains the Metaphors of Groundhog Day

"Every day, someone says something to me about this movie." <i>Groundhog Day</i>, directed by Harold Ramis, who died this morning at the age of 69, has …

Andrew Kramer on Twitter: "Put Jean-Claude Van Damme in your film! @funnyordie has a new contest & VC has a fun cameo!"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>videocopilot</b><p>.@<b>videocopilot</b> @<b>funnyordie</b> great stuff Andrew! don't forget to check out our new JCVD comedy too! …


Why swimming is sublime

In this extract from his new book How to Think about Exercise, Damon Young explores the joy and terror of swimming<p>My first memory of the sea: slugs and snails inside my Wellingtons. Actually, my boots were full of sand and water, but to my pre-school mind the gritty squelch was because of slimy …