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Michael Fassbender: Frank and me

A wooden cabin by a lake in the middle of rural Ireland. A freezing midwinter morning. Four musicians are in the living room. A bass guitar wobbles between two alternating notes. A complex drum fill crashes for half a bar, then stops. Two atonal synthesiser stabs, each from a different keyboard. …

Martin Freeman Teases Notion of a 'Sherlock' One-Off Episode – /Film

<b>Sherlock</b> season three, comprised of only three episodes as is the series’ pattern, came and went all too quickly earlier this year. We know that …

Surprising Science Experiment Backs 5-Second Rule For Dropped Food

If you’ve ever consumed food after dropping it on floor and then wondered what sorts of diseases you might be contracting, here’s a new study that may put your mind at ease (or not). New research out of Aston University in the U.K. finds that there may be some truth to the old wives’ tale, often …

Pathetically Sad Pop Culture Characters - Super Emo Friends

Hulk and Hawkeye Have Bigger Role in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER – 15min of Behind The Scenes “B-Roll”

8 More Photos from X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Superhero Bits: Captain America 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agent Carter, Gotham, Batman vs. Superman – /Film

Does the <b>Captain America 3</b> writing team think the film will open against <b>Batman vs. Superman</b>? Do you want to see over 100 images from the premiere of</b> …

Marvel Universe

Marvel Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson About Marketing Black Widow

It's hard to see this as a step up from the infamous hand-out photo that found the Marvel assassin unarmed and sticking her butt out. Here's what I thought of when I saw the new poster: Marianne Faithfull in the biker exploitation movie <i>Girl on a Motorcycle</i>— a movie retitled <i>Naked Under Leather</i> in …

New SAILOR MOON Series Starting in July!

Restoring order in brain: Brain cell regeneration may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have discovered that when they re-established a population of new cells in the part of the brain associated with behavior, some symptoms …

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

The Brain

NPD: 315 Million Tablets Will Ship in 2014, 65% of All Mobile PCs

In 2013, tablets were expected and estimated to have overtaken PC shipments. More than a month into 2014, the predictions for this year are already here: tablet shipments will rise to 315 million this year, comprising more than 65 percent of the market.<p>Those latest numbers come from NPD, which …

Google Brings Local Android Payment to 4 Asian Countries

<i>Update: To clarify our earlier report, Google has rolled local payments for developers in four countries — the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia — not 25 countries. The other countries have been given the option to set prices in their local currency, while developers based in *some* of</i> …

Tumblr May Never Forgive J.K. Rowling for Destroying its Childhood

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This weekend, the Harry Potter fandom, still active after all this time, was rocked when J.K. …

Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it

You only need a cursory familiarity with the work of magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine to realise that at the heart of many illusions lies a piece of rock-solid mathematics.<p>Sometimes tricks require fooling people with probability, as Brown expertly did in The System, his classic show …

The Truth Behind Pixar - Video Presentation

Studio Ghibli Moving to Television With 'Ronia the Robber's Daughter' – /Film

<i>Briefly:</i> The output of Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli has been aimed primarily at movie theaters, but the company is aiming at television for …

Anime

Superhero Bits: Batman vs. Superman, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hawkman, Avengers: Age Of Ultron – /Film

Want to see some new images from <b>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</b>? How does <b>Jesse Eisenberg</b> look fighting the <b>Man of Steel</b>? What did <b>Clark Gregg</b> call …

Marvel Universe

'Justice League: War' to Begin DC Animated Film Continuity – /Film

When Marvel made $200 million in three days with <i>The Avengers</i>, Hollywood’s view of superheroes changed forever. It was the culmination of four years …

Comic Books

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Pets

Sherlock's text messages reveal our transhumanism

Nearly four years ago, "A Study in Pink," the first episode of the BBC's <i>Sherlock</i>, aired. And just five minutes into the episode, it became clear that …

Tumblr Enables Optional SSL Encryption on its Dashboard

Tumblr today launched an option to turn on SSL encryption on the Dashboard under Account Settings. The Yahoo-owned company called the feature (denoted by https instead of http in the URL) “extra precaution against hackers and snoops” and said there’s “not really” a reason users shouldn’t turn it on.<p>…

Tumblr Adds Support For SSL But Doesn’t Turn It On By Default

Like the numerous tech companies that have come before it, including big names like Google, Facebook and Twitter, Tumblr has today (finally) implemented support for SSL security on its blogging platform. One big caveat, though: it’s not switched on by default. You have to DIY.<p>For security-minded …

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes - book review

After eagerly -- and enviously! -- reading people's reactions to Sherlock Holmes' third season now airing on television in both the UK and the USA, I just received word that my long-awaited pre-ordered DVDs of Benedict Cumberbatch's "Sherlock" are on the way! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! I …

Why You Don't Steal a Case Full of Magical Golden Lego Pieces

What if Lego minifigures were real people, you had a case of full of magical golden Lego pieces, and they wanted it back? We’re making a big assumption here, but the result would probably be a massive battle:<p>Someone please make a Lego game where humans interact with Lego characters. Oh, and by …