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'Star Wars' fans think Luke Skywalker might be evil in 'The Force Awakens'

After three trailers and an official poster for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there's at least one question on every fan's mind: <b>Where is Luke?</b><p>Other than this mysterious shot of a robotic hand reaching out to R2-D2 — which fans have assumed belongs to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — and a leaked …

25 Mind-Boggling Sculptures that Defy The Laws of Physics

The purpose of art is to make the comfortable uncomfortable, and the uncomfortable comfortable. We <b>challenge concepts that we are used to, yet find</b> …

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the upper left, and a massive thunderstorm off to the right.<p>But there's something weird lurking in this image, captured on August 10.<p>Can you spot it?<p>Upon …

The Nasa team keeping tabs on intergalactic death rays

A space mission tracking the most violent explosions in the Universe has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Richard Hollingham discovers how Swift has changed our view of the cosmos.<p>You do not want to get in the way of a gamma ray burst.<p>“They’re the most luminous, high energy explosions that …

37 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Netflix

Netflix considers Canada to be a Third World country.<p>1. The idea behind Netflix came in 1997 after the CEO was charged $40 for a late VHS copy of <i>Apollo 13</i>.<p>2. The CEO's great-grandfather, Alfred Lee Loomis, was instrumental in winning WWII. He anticipated the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and therefore …

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Isao Takahata is back with his first film in 16 years

For his first film since the unfairly dismissed comic-strip adaptation <i>My Neighbors The Yamadas</i> in 1999, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata has picked up where that film left off, visually speaking. Resembling a series of loose watercolour sketches and set in the harsh society of feudal Japan,</i> …

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya: 'one of Ghibli's greatest'

“Flower, bear fruit and die; be born, grow up, and die. Still the wind blows, the rain falls, the waterwheel goes round. Lifetimes come and go in turn.” Those words, sung to a simple folk melody, are how The Tale of the Princess Kaguya ends – and with it, one of the most extraordinary creative …

why we've been waiting eight years for the new studio ghibli film

Though hampered by death, earthquakes and a spiralling budget, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is an emotional triumph of Japanese emotion.<p><i>The Tale of the Princess Kaguya</i>, director Isao Takahata's fifth for the iconic Japanese anime company Studio Ghibli, is worth the wait. Derived from an old …

Directors Who Dominate: Hayao Miyazaki

It’s safe to say that Hayao Miyazaki (b. 1941) is the world’s most famous living animator. He’s probably the second most successful and beloved …

From Disney to Studio Ghibli: why the pen is mightier than the pixel

Despite advances in CGI, filmmakers have been going back to the drawing board to produce some of the most jaw-dropping animated movies of recent years. In this feature from March 2015, Robbie Collin looks at the rebirth of hand-drawn animation<p>A man stands on a railway station platform in the middle …

Spirited Away, The Cat Returns Blu-Ray in USA June 16

Following up on our recent post announcing the arrival of Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away and The Cat Returns on Blu-Ray, Disney has announced <b>the</b> …

Anime vs. real life: “Video evidence” of Ghibli soot sprites is really thousands of spiders

<b>Studio Ghibli</b> fans all over the world love visiting places that remind them of their iconic anime films like Laputa: Castle in the Sky or Spirited …

chloë grace moretz wants to know why our generation doesn’t respect love, sexuality or itself

As she plays a feminist princess in the new Studio Ghibli animation, Chloë continues to go against what the world expects from a young woman in the film industry.<p>Having played a whole host of powerful female characters - from an 11 year old assassin in 2010's <i>Kick-Ass</i> to the deadly protagonist in …

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Studio Ghibli's Isao Takahata on animating his final film

Isao Takahata is one of the most important and influential animators in the history of the medium. With a career spanning six decades, he has helped …

Studio Ghibli Gund Giveaway Winner Announced

We recently ran a giveaway with some adorable stuffed toys from Gund that were based on Studio Ghibli’s <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i> and <i>Kiki’s Delivery …

Fan-made Totoro is causing a stir in Taiwan but how soon before it’s shut down?

<b>Ghibli</b> films and <b>Hayao Miyazaki</b> are synonymous with <b>anime</b> all over the world, and arguably one of their most popular characters is <b>Totoro</b> from <i>My</i> …

Minimalist Posters Pay Homage to Studio Ghibli

Graphic designer Jackman Chiu grew up watching Studio Ghibli movies, counting lead animator Hayao Miyazaki among his biggest influences. The …

SALTY POPCORN TOP TEN ANIMATIONS OF ALL TIME | Salty Popcorn

SALTY POPCORN TOP TEN ANIMATIONS OF ALL TIME<p>The Salty Kernels assembled again to this time discuss and present our top ten animations of all time. …

47 Insanely Adorable Studio Ghibli Items You Need Immediately

There's more than enough to appease your inner Forest Spirit.

Anime

Logical Thinking: Are You Sure That’s Reasonable?

Logical thinking is crucial for practically every aspect of business operation. While some business relationships and decisions should definitely not …

Cash out of Club Nintendo by trading Coins for games

So Club Nintendo is closing down in just a few months, and you've got a huge stockpile of Coins. What's a gamer to do? Well, Nintendo is helping members of its soon-to-be-dead loyalty program spend their accrued currency by adding 117 Wii U, 3DS and Wii titles to the rewards catalog. Pricing varies …

Johnny Depp Says Actors Who Try to Be Rock Stars are 'Sickening'

Johnny Depp has slammed actors who he thinks are capitalizing on their fame by becoming musicians.<p>“That whole idea for me is a sickening thing, it’s …

30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!

Landscaping

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Interior Design

10 Essentials for Your First Non-Dorm Home

Bye, shower caddy! Hello, grown-up furniture.<p>No white board, no extra-long sheets and no mini-fridge: These decorating essentials (recommended by the pros!) are all you need to create an adult living space that still feels young and vibrant.