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Be Gone, Evil Spirits

Borislav Kechashki is a senior character artist at Ubisoft’s Sofia studio, where he’s worked on games like Assassin’s Creed Origins.<p>You can see more …

Assassin's Creed Origins

The Incredible True Story Of The Revenant’s Hugh Glass

Hugh Glass spent six weeks trekking over 200 miles back to his camp after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by his trapping party.The post The …

Native Americans

Meet Maximilian Kolbe, The Nazi-Fighting Monk Who Switched Places With A Condemned Man

When the Auschwitz guards condemned a man to die, Maximilian Kolbe took the man's place and sacrificed his own life.The post Meet Maximilian Kolbe, …

Auschwitz

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

TV shows

These 82 Alien Species Are In Contact With Earth [VIDEO]

Over the years various sources such as official documents, videos, images and compelling testimony from eye-witnesses have attested to the fact that …

Paranormal

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

No 'Easy Answer' To Growing Number Of Stray Dogs In The U.S., Advocate Says

Author Peter Zheutlin never wanted a dog, let alone a rescue. He had always believed, as a lot of people do, that rescue dogs are damaged goods.<p>Now Zheutlin can't imagine life without a dog, and he's become so driven by the issue of stray dogs that he's written two books about it. He tells <i>Here &</i> …

Hurricane Harvey

Dad Turns His Sons’ Doodles Into Anime Characters, And The Result Is Amazing (Part IV)

Regular visitors to Bored Panda will no doubt be familiar with the incredible artwork of Thomas Romain. He's a French anime artist living in Tokyo …

Anime

Do Fish Have Feelings? What Science Says About Animal Sentience

The answer has major implications.<p>There seems to be significant confusion about what happened in the British parliament when MPs discussed a proposed …

Animals

Life goes deeper

The Earth is not a solid mass of rock: its hot, dark, fractured subsurface is home to weird and wonderful life forms<i>By Gaetan Borgonie & Maggie …

Biology

Mad Jack Churchill: WWII’s Bagpipe Playing And Sword Wielding Badass

From motorcycle adventurer to Nazi hunter to surfer, Mad Jack Churchill lived quite the life.The post Mad Jack Churchill: WWII’s Bagpipe Playing And …

World History

5 Books That Will Kill You

I have come to realise the best place to have the weirdest conversations is at our dinner table. The highlight this week: Reading Books That Will …

Terra Incognita: 'The Planet Factory' And 'The Undiscovered Islands'

To be human is to wonder where we are. We look at the the ocean and imagine the far shore; we look into the night sky and imagine someone waving back. Life is uncertain and frightening. Our fears need maps. We want to understand what we're looking at.<p>Two recent books look at the very human …

Telescopes

Praetoria, Neill Blomkamp’s New Sci-Fi Short Film About a Troubled Intergalactic General

<i>District 9</i> and <i>Chappie</i> director Neill Blomkamp of Oats Studios is back to “test the waters” with <i>Praetoria</i>, their mysterious new sci-fi short film …

Science Fiction

Robert the Bruce film Outlaw King will put Braveheart in shade says Great Scot winner James Cosmo

The veteran actor believes the Netflix historical drama could prove to be the jewel in Scotland’s cinematic and tourism crown.<p>When James Cosmo …

Judi Dench

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

Smart Homes

This is what aliens will actually look like, according to science

Will aliens be delicate, hairless creatures with big almond eyes, as UFO fans believe – or big slimy, green blobs with eyes on stalks?<p>Probably …

The massive asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was even more devastating than anyone imagined

The massive asteroid that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs was one of the most significant events in Earth's history, and without it there's a really good chance humans might never have existed at all. With that in mind, it's hard to imagine how the space rock's impact could have been …

Paleontology

Raccoons Have Passed an Ancient Intelligence Test by Knocking It Over

They don't need no rules.<p>Intelligence is a fickle thing. If you give a crow a puzzle, it could try to solve it. If you give a puzzle to a raccoon, a …

Cognitive Science

These snapshots from the last moon landing show the astronauts having a great time

The final Apollo flight was hard work and a ton of fun for three lucky men<p>Apollo 17 almost didn’t happen. Once Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took …

Space Exploration

The WWII Dentist Who Killed 98 Japanese Soldiers Before Being Shot 76 Times

Saloman was initially rejected for the Medal of Honor because medical professionals aren't supposed to bear arms against the enemy.The post The WWII …

Military

Singer sues 'Fallout 4' publisher over use of a classic song

The <i>Fallout</i> game series is legendary for its use of music to set the post-apocalyptic mood, but it might have been a little too eager when creating the tone for <i>Fallout 4</i>. Singer Dion DiMucci has sued <i>Fallout</i>'s publisher, ZeniMax, for allegedly using his 1961 hit "The Wanderer" for ads without …

This Gorgeously Animated Neil Gaiman Poem Examines a Disturbingly Modern Problem

The Visible Poetry Project aims to make poetry more accessible by lifting words off the page and transforming them into short films. The colorful <i>Hate</i> …

Documentary Shows Real Sword Combat Was Nothing Like Video Games or Movies - Technabob

I like sword fights as much as the next guy. I mean, maybe I like them more. I’m not into renaissance fairs or LARPing, but I did take fencing way …

70s Sci-Fi Art: Moebius

My Bookshelf, Myself: Neil Gaiman

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the British novelist Neil Gaiman, whose new book “Norse Mythology,” is out next month. He shares</i> <i>his list</i> …

Books

10 DiscworldQuotes You'll Desperately Need for the Next Four Years

There is almost no subject that Terry Pratchett hasn’t explained better, funnier, and more times than just about anyone else on the planet. Reading …

Terry Pratchett

13 Good Games You Can Play On Laptops And Low-End PCs

Sometimes you’ll find yourself out of the house, with nothing but a laptop and a whole lot of time. And while laptops are getting more and more …

Computer Hardware

This Short Animation Will Make You Quit Your Job

Move over Dilbert, there's a sick and twisted office reality to be explored.<p>Screencaps via<p>Move over Dilbert, this film is about to make your existence petty. Handpainted with watercolors, an emotive seven-minute animated short titled <i>El Empleo</i> (“The Employment”) bizarrely captures contemporary …

Animation

28 Great Literature Quotes About Cats

<b>Why are so many writers cat-lovers? Here are 28 great literature quotes about our feline friends. <br>[Gathered by Regina Kenney]</b><p><b>“If cats looked like</b> …