Melissa Joy Pantig

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'Tsukiji Wonderland': Film Review

See the world's most famous fish market before it closes.<p>Long a pilgrimage destination for foodies visiting Japan, Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market offers …

The Best Films of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

After nearly two weeks of viewing some of the best that cinema will have to offer this year, the 69th Cannes Film Festival has concluded. With <b>Ken</b> …

Film Festivals

4 ways Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop will change how we travel

If you are like most, you probably find air travel to be a stressful experience.<p>There's the commute to the airport, the long lines to check your bag, the security check, and then once you're finally on the plane, there's the tight squeeze of sitting for several hours with barely any legroom.<p>And …

High-speed Rail

10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

New Understanding and Hope for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Based in Brain and Movement Sciences

<b>Part 1: Three Things You Can Do to Help Your Child with ASD</b><p>A new government survey of parents (November 2015) suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The official government estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and …

Autism

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

The 71 Most Highly Anticipated Movies At The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

So many exciting movies at this year’s Park City–set independent film festival, which is happening now. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.<p><b>1. The Birth of a Nation</b> (U.S. Dramatic Competition)<p><b>Starring:</b> Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, and Mark …

Sundance

Die Gstettensaga: a science fiction movie about the Google Wars

Johannes writes, "'Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl' -- our award-winning feature-length post-apocalyptic agitprop nerd comedy extravaganza …

Take A Risk With Seven More Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Back To The Future’

As our fine friends at Cinefix note at the start of the video, 2015 is coming to a close, and so is the significance for any <i>Back To The Future–</i>related content. The horse was nearly bled dry in October thanks to <i>Back To The Future</i> day, although it had a lot of fun up until the end. But there’s really …

Science Proves That The Ewoks Likely Didn’t Make It At The End Of ‘Return Of The Jedi’

Since 1997, and with the help of some comics during <i>Star Wars</i>‘ tenure at Dark Horse Comics, a theory has been floating around regarding the reality of blowing up the second Death Star above Endor’s forest moon. This theory is known as the Endor Holocaust and it doesn’t bode well for the Ewoks (and …

How to Watch a Movie review – expert advice, and a touch of condescension

Acclaimed film critic David Thomson sets his readers a low bar in this slight echo of his earlier, weightier titles<p>It’s a question every film critic gets asked: does watching films for a living take the fun out of it? Is the spell broken when you consider the mechanics behind the magic? Can you …

Here's the Sexy Vladimir Putin Calendar You Never Asked For

Here's the Sexy Vladimir Putin Calendar You Never Asked For© Jack Archer© Jack ArcherPutin on quite the show.As wall calendars start to go the way of …

Vladimir Putin

Christopher Nolan's New Movie Still Not Another 'Dark Knight'

Nooooooooooooooo-lan.<p>Batman did not die at the end of "The Dark Knight Rises." Why is Christopher Nolan not making more "Batman" movies? Somehow there has already been seven "Fast & Furious" movies and yet Nolan has yet to give us even one sequel titled "2 Dark 2night."<p><i>Why even</i> -- especially when …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

10 Best (And 5 Worst!) Movies of 2015

The Year's Best Films

There's a lot of confusion about eating fat. Here's what scientists agree on.

Media coverage of dietary fat has been confusing and contradictory over the years, as you can see in this graphic of Time magazine covers:<p>Back in the 1960s, the magazine suggested that everyone should lower their total fat intake, which turned out to be bad advice. (Many of the replacements for fat …

'Becoming Bulletproof' shoots down misconceptions about the disabled

The term "inspirational" gets bandied about a lot, but "Becoming Bulletproof" is thoroughly deserving of that tag.<p>The deeply moving documentary, which chronicles the production of a short film featuring people with disabilities, quietly blasts away all stigma and preconceived notions in the process.<p>…

10 Hilarious Foreign Rip-Offs of Popular Hollywood Movies

POKEMON Intro Recreated in GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Quiet on the Set! 5 Silent Films Ready for a Remake

The silent era. It's an oft-overlooked period of film history, at least by a fair majority of moviegoers. Although 2011 Oscar winner "The Artist" …

Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

From the researchers that brought you the conclusion that money makes people meaner comes a new paper: Having an awesome experience makes people nicer.<p>“Awe has an important collective function,” says Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California, Irvine, and the lead …

14 Free or Cheap Toys That Will Make Your Kid Smarter

It may seem like you need to spend a fortune on educational toys for your kids these days. Heck, many stores have entire sections devoted to learning …

Kids

Do You Have A Mellow Music Brain Or An Intense One?

Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music<p>You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on?<p>Although there’s no doubt that music preferences change over time and are shaped by social factors like what our friends …

Cambridge University

GoPro Video Gives You The POV of a Jedi in Battle

10 New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books To Explore This Summer

Dragons and phantoms and starships, oh my!<p>Vacation season, ahoy! If you’re stuck at home this summer, you can always set off to faraway fictional lands with a new science-fiction or fantasy novel. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from. Below, I picked the best of 'em.<p><b>The Buried Giant</b> <b>by Kazuo</b> …

'Star Wars' fans just got floored with a colossal surprise video

And it didn't disappoint.<p>"The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams came with a lot of surprises up his sleeve. From bringing out cast members ranging from the new breed like John Boyega, Adam Drive, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, and Daisy Ridley to the legends from the original trilogy returning …

Mark Hamill

US military to develop Star Wars-style hoverbikes with British company

The Malloy Aeronautics prototype, powered by four bladed fans, is intended to do many of the jobs of a helicopter but will be safer and cheaper<p>Science fiction-obsessed children of the 1960s might have been disappointed to know that half a century later they would neither live in space nor get their …

U.S. Military

What It Takes To Change Your Brain’s Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.<p>“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”<p>That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist …

Let These ’60s + ’70s Style Icons Inspire Your Next Outfit

With psychedelic prints, suede skirts and flared denim cropping up left and right, we’re looking to the pros for some style inspiration. We’re talking the original fashionistas, aka our favorite fashion icons of the day. These six women know a thing or two about putting together a chic, …

Can iPad therapy mend speech after stroke?

New research suggests that personalized therapy via an iPad app can benefit people with aphasia, a brain disorder that seriously inhibits …