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‘My brain feels like it’s been punched’: the intolerable rise of perfectionism

Research found a 33% increase since 1989 in those who feel they must display perfection to secure approval<p>Perfectionism is about attempting to correct or deal with a defective, flawed, not-good-enough sense of self Paul Hewitt<p>Tom Nicol thought he had a problem with sleep. He could never get enough. …

World Health Organization

Kevin Smith Explains Why Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie Is a Smart Move for Warner Bros. Following DCEU Issues

The Batman super-fan applauds the studio for adapting the "Logan" approach to superhero tentpoles.<p>Todd Phillips’ standalone Joker movie starring …

Comic Books

“Lawnmower Man” Director Brett Leonard Shooting Scripted VR Series “Hollywood Rooftop”

The director whose 1992 cult film <i>The Lawnmower Man</i> helped bring virtual reality to the cinematic mainstream is working on a new project that he hopes …

Virtual Reality

Rolls-Royce is developing tiny 'cockroach' robots to crawl in and fix airplane engines

Rolls-Royce said Tuesday it is developing tiny “cockroach” robots that can crawl inside aircraft engines to spot and fix problems.<p>The U.K. engineer …

Robotics

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

Remote-access software and modems on election equipment 'is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.'<p>The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on …

University of Iowa

'Data is a fingerprint': why you aren't as anonymous as you think online

It’s convenient to pretend it’s hard to re-identify people, but it’s easy<p>In August 2016, the Australian government released an “anonymised” data set comprising the medical billing records, including every prescription and surgery, of 2.9 million people.<p>Names and other identifying features were …

Privacy

Elon Musk, DeepMind founders, and others sign pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems

Tech leaders, including Elon Musk and the three co-founders of Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind, have signed a pledge promising to not develop “lethal autonomous weapons.”<p>It’s the latest move from an unofficial and global coalition of researchers and executives that’s opposed to the propagation of …

Artificial Intelligence

Netflix goes all in on Mark Millar with two new shows, three comic book movies

This is just the first slate of Millarworld entertainment<p>About a year ago, Netflix acquired Scottish comic writer Mark Millar’s publishing company, Millarworld, known for titles such as <i>Kick-Ass,</i> <i>Wanted</i> and <i>Kingsman</i>. Aside from an announcement of Netflix’s first comic, <i>The Magic Order</i>, back in …

Comics

Watch how to 3D print freaky, wobbly sphericons

After seeing a successful Kickstarter project, Angus from Makers Muse has been experimenting with sphericons, unusual shapes that meander when they …

Kickstarter

Bohemian Rhapsody | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Bohemian Rhapsody

Which Car Brands Have the Most (and Least) Loyal Owners?

For many Americans, buying a car is one of the most important purchases in their lifetimes. And the features of a car can even reflect your …

Branding

D-Wave’s quantum computer successfully models a quantum system

System lets researchers explore phase transitions in a quantum system.<p>D-Wave's hardware has always occupied a unique space on the computing …

Quantum Computing

Amazon Is Turning Simon Stålenhag's Tales From The Loop Series Into a TV Show

Looks like Amazon Studios is getting into the role-playing business. It’s developing a sci-fi series based on <i>Tales From The Loop</i>, the crowd-funded …

Amazon Studios

Metric's new music video was filmed entirely on the iPhone X

More and more musicians are filming their music videos with iPhones: and now Metric joins the party with their video for Dark Saturday.When you think …

Music Videos

What Wes Anderson's First Film Teaches Us About His Style | Bottle Rocket

Wes Anderson

Astronomers discover 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter - one on collision course with the others

Valetudo (one of Jupiter's moons) is driving down the highway on the wrong side of the road. Scott Sheppard, Carnegie Institution<p>One of a dozen new moons discovered around Jupiter is circling the planet on a suicide orbit that will inevitably lead to its violent destruction, astronomers …

Astronomy

Timothée Chalamet In Talks To Star In ‘Dune’ For Denis Villenueve And Legendary

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Timothée Chalamet is in final talks to star in the Denis Villeneuve-directed <i>Dune</i>, the cinematic relaunch of one of the most celebrated …

Science Fiction

Urine (Not Chlorine) Causes Red Eyes in Pools

For many, a trip to the local swimming pool also results in red, itchy eyes. So what’s the reason behind eye irritation? Brace yourself — the answer …

Environmental Health

Nigerian artist, age 11, creates incredible hyperreal portraits

Kareem Waris Olamilekan is a Nigerian artist who paints astounding hyperreal portraits. He's 11. From his Instagram @waspa_art:<p>I am waspa the bitty …

Art

This teeny tiny fern may hold a key to lowering global temperatures

The tiny fern known as <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> is adorable by any measure. First of all, it is very small. Each of its leaves is the size of a gnat, those tiny black dots that fly like dust motes around fruit left out too long. Second, it grows in lovely scalloped layers, like a flapper’s dress (for a …

azolla

Our homes don’t need formal spaces

The entertaining rooms meant to make us social actually foster isolation<p>For a recent study, UCLA-affiliated researchers in fields ranging from anthropology to sociology used cameras to record in great detail how 32 dual-income families living in the Los Angeles area used their homes. Their findings …

Real Estate

Unlike most millennials, Norway's are rich

Young Norwegians have enjoyed a 13% rise in disposable household income, bucking a downward trend in other strong economies. Will this golden age last?<p>Young people across the western world are on track to become the first generation to grow up poorer than their parents. So how are millennials in …

Income Inequality

MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies

Disruption isn’t always the best solution<p>Last year, MoviePass announced that it was repricing its movie theater subscription plan to $9.95 a month. It seemed too good to be true — and, as it turned out, it was. In the months since, the service has bled cash, and the stock price of its parent …

MoviePass

CRISPR stocks plummet over study pointing to potential adverse effects

CRISPR-Cas9, the gene-snipping technology that has been heralded as a potential way to treat cancer and other genetic diseases, may present more risks than originally thought.<p>According to a new study released today in <i>Nature Biotechnology</i>, the DNA editing technique has been shown to produce …

Genetics

Jeff Bezos Becomes the Richest Man in Modern History, Topping $150 Billion

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history.<p>The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth cracked $150 billion in New York on Monday, according to …

Jeff Bezos

Every Tiny Speck of Light in This Image Is a Galaxy

To help us grok the immensity of the cosmos, the European Space Agency has released a remarkable image of space in which every point is an entire …

Universe

The Dark Knight’s IMAX bank heist was a reverse revolution

Christopher Nolan’s large-format obsession wowed audiences and his contemporaries — no glasses required<p><i>On the occasion of</i> The Dark Knight’s <i>10th anniversary, Polygon is</i> <i>spending the week investigating the comic-book blockbuster’s legacy</i><i>. Why so serious? Because Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel gave us</i> …

Comic Books

We will never see a movie like The Dark Knight again

On the film’s 10th anniversary, Polygon looks back at the staying power of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel<p><i>On the occasion of</i> The Dark Knight’s <i>10th anniversary, Polygon is spending the week</i> <i>investigating the comic-book blockbuster’s legacy</i><i>. Why so serious? Because Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel gave</i> …

The Dark Knight

Uncharted fan film, starring Nathan Fillion, beats Sony to live-action punch

15-minute video was made without involvement from Sony, Naughty Dog.<p>Ever since Sony and Naughty Dog released the first Uncharted video game, fans …

Uncharted