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Comics A.M. | 'Dragon Ball's' Akira Toriyama to write new manga

<b>Manga</b> | <i>Dragon Ball</i> creator Akira Toriyama is writing a new series, to be illustrated by <i>Video Girl Ai</i> artist Masakazu Katsura. The series will run in</i> …

Evangelion creator says even Hayao Miyazaki anime don’t have enough Miyazaki

How much of a <b>Hayao Miyazaki</b> purist are you? Have you never once set your <i>Spirited Away</i> DVD to the English-dubbed audio? Do you cringe at the thought …

Anime

An Introduction to Ancient History

Ancient Egyptian Depilation – Remove Hair Naturally With This Simple Depilation with Sugar Paste

The sugar paste is a tool for depilation, which is composed of sugar, lemon and water. You can make this mixture at home by yourself.<p>You do not have …

HitFix

‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Is Lighthearted But Clever Escapism<p>Mike Ryan reviews the latest MCU offering, a good movie for those looking for a mental …

Jurassic Park

The Internet had a strong response to the Indiana pizzeria that said it wouldn't cater gay weddings

Memories' employee Crystal O'Connor explained to Indiana ABC affiliate ABC57 two days ago that, "If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no." As she likely saw it, the company was merely exercising its religious freedom.<p>What she may have …

Same-Sex Marriage Is a Religious Institution Deserving Lawful Protection

What would happen if the LGBT community did something that no one in the state of Indiana, and apparently no one in the US mainstream media, has gone on record expecting us to do? That is, what if we lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals claim our entitlement to and protection under the …

Microsoft’s Latest Vision of Future Productivity

I came across the latest vision of future productivity from Microsoft today and thought I would share it with you, along with a whole series of …

16 Stunning Portraits That Will Challenge the Way You See Gender

London-based photographer Poem Baker captures self-expression beautifully in these black-and-whites of other artists.<p>In an intimate series called "Hymns From the Bedroom," London-based photographer Poem Baker captures other artists in various states of gender expression, showing interactions …

We are already seeing the first examples of how climate change will leave us all thirsty

Rising temperatures, melting ice, and surging seas are just a few of the obvious effects that we're already observing.<p>And, according to recent climate reports, these events could bring on a whole host of other consequences, including bigger storms, increases in infectious disease, shifts in plant …

The weirdly common co-occurrence of genius ideas

"Are you having a big, breakthrough idea right now? A few hundred people around the world are probably having the exact same insight at the exact …

Creativity

China's rising box office is putting Hollywood to shame

All five ranked among the top 10 movies at the worldwide box office last weekend. The $282 million five-day stretch at the box office showed that at least on occasion, homegrown Chinese hits can match the grosses of American blockbusters.<p>The No. 1 movie was the Jackie Chan-produced "Dragon Blade," …

Girl Snapchats the Only Guide to Penis Pics You'll Ever Need

Take note, y'all.<p>Imgur user MischievousMack posted a delightful series of Snapchat photos called the "ultimate dick pic guide."<p>In the comment thread, MischievousMack specifies that the woman in the images is not her and that there are no actual penises, just some flawless finger action by a girl …

10 Comic Book Moments That Drew Unwanted Controversy

From superheroes getting creepy to characters being written as offensively as possible, the comics industry is no stranger to causing outrage. Some …

New technique allows analysis of clouds around exoplanets

Meteorologists sometimes struggle to accurately predict the weather here on Earth, but now we can find out how cloudy it is on planets outside our …

Universe

Boys’ turn: The top 10 most common shonen manga scenarios, according to Japanese fans

Last week, we took a look at some of the most common scenarios in shojo manga, Japan’s subset of comics aimed at young female readers. And yes, …

Anime

Some Frozen Waves and a Snowball Walk Into a Bar … And Teach Us a Lesson in Climate Science

Guys, we have fantastic news! Global warming is over. For real, it has officially been disproved, denied, and irrefutably debunked, all by the wise …

Climate Change

Unidentified Flying Objects – the reality, the cover-up and the truth

Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs as they are commonly known, have been witnessed by millions of people all over the world and have been recorded …

New Analysis of the Antikythera Mechanism, An Ancient Greek Analog Computer, Brings More Mystery Into Light

The Antikythera mechanism, recovered in 1901 from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, is an ancient analog computer that is believed to …

Puget Sound

Frightening video shows Asia’s air pollution spread across Earth

Scientists suspect that pollution patterns could influence weather on the other side of the planet<p>A new video from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows how particles of air pollution, called aerosols, spread across Earth via wind patterns from September 2006 to April 2007.<p>The video was made by …

Investing In A More Sustainable Future That Includes A Lot Of Farmed Fish

A $10 million fund called Aqua-Spark is betting on small and medium companies that can make the fish farming business a lot more palatable for the planet.<p>Seafood–even the stuff labeled as “sustainable”–doesn’t necessarily come from fish swimming wild and free in the oceans. Aquaculture, the …

Flying car: Can daily commute go from street to skies?

The idea of a flying car has been stuck on the drawing board for decades. But one company's three-wheel design could turn this fantasy into reality.<p>Imagine being able to avoid traffic jams on the way to work simply by flicking a switch – and flying high above the stationary traffic. Many intrepid …

Flying Car

The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body

The case of the voluntary out-of-body experience.<p>After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could …

The AIDS Cure

Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.<p><b>In 2007</b>, a little-known German doctor applied to speak at a prestigious AIDS conference, claiming to have cured a single case of the disease. He described a 41-year-old man, dubbed the “Berlin …

Learn Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Classical Greek & Other Ancient Languages in 10 Lessons

I receive weekly reminders of my linguistic ignorance whenever I read anything by authors fluent in Latin. How could I not, whenever Clive James …

Humans are more than clever apes? Don't make me laugh

Most qualities we think of as particularly 'human' can be seen elsewhere in the animal kingdom, thanks to evolution<p>Just how special do you think you are? How different do you think you are from other animals? Do you think of yourself as an animal or do you see yourself, and your fellow humans, as …