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Watch Elizabeth Shaw Return in a Short Film Linking Prometheus and Alien: Covenant

What happened after Prometheus? How does that lead into Alien: Covenant? We won’t know for sure until the new film opens on May 19th but a new short film gives us a pretty good idea. Read More >>

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What Kind of Dog Is This?

Have you seen this dog? If you’ve been on Reddit lately, where this video by Japanese good boy enthusiast Hirofumi Kawano has been making the rounds, there’s a good chance you have. Read More >>

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Live Out Your Wolverine Fantasies With a Retractable Set of Lolly Stick Claws

There are two great reasons to follow this tutorial which teaches you how to turn 15 wooden popsicle sticks into your own set of wearable Wolverine claws: 1) You get to run around pretending to be Wolverine, popping balloons and being awesome, and 2) You have a great reason to eat 15 ice lollies. Read More >>

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Amazon’s The Tick TV Show Premieres on August 25th

Citizens of the world, I say to you: get hype! The new Tick TV show starring Peter Serafinowicz starts airing on Amazon Prime this summer. Read More >>

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You’ve Got to Watch This Four Minute Prologue to Alien: Covenant

Well, this is a nice surprise. On Wednesday night, a four-plus minute prologue to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant came online. Read More >>

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These Fans Freaking Out About John Boyega Is What Star Wars Is All About

Over a week has passed since Star Wars Celebration, but some of the super cool happenings are still coming to light. This story of a young Jyn Erso, for example, as well as this video of John Boyega sneaking up and surprising fans. Check it out. Read More >>

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99 Per Cent Of All Internet Traffic Travels Through These Undersea Cables

The world is wrapped in nearly 900,000 kilometres of fibre-optic cable. Each strand of glass fibre carries terabits of data around the planet daily, making up the vast majority of internet traffic. Read More >>

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An Airline Pilot Captured This Beautiful Timelapse Footage of the Milky Way

As a passenger on an aeroplane, it’s not easy to shoot footage from your plane’s tiny window. But when you’re the pilot, with a large window to watch the night sky, you it’s possible to capture some amazing aerial footage of the Milky Way. Read More >>

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The First Trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle Is More Fun Than a Spy Should Have

Director Matthew Vaughn has made some very good movies, but none of them come close to 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service for pure fun. So it makes perfect sense that the first sequel he’s ever directed is Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The world of impeccably tailored British secret agents is so much fun, who wouldn’t want more? Read More >>

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There are a Lot of Reasons That So Many Cartoon Characters are Yellow

Why are so many iconic animated characters yellow? The answer lies in random personal choices, scientific and marketing theory, as well as the colour of the sky. Read More >>

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Watch This Stabby Robot Play the Knife Game With a Human Hand

We’ve all seen footage of giant factory robots hoisting and placing heavy parts with perfect precision, so it should come as no surprise that a robot arm can adeptly play the knife game without lopping off someone’s finger. But even with that in mind, you’ll still be stressed watching this stabby robot in action. Read More >>

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How to Build Giant Structures Using Soda Bottles and a 3D Printer

Reduce, re-use, and recycle are words to live by as we try to minimise humanity’s demand for our planet’s natural resources. But instead of sending your empty soda bottles off to be recycled, scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany want you to build everything from chairs, to boats, to outdoor shelters with them. Read More >>

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Watch Laser-Blasted Easter Eggs Become Animated Spirographs

If you thought the funky tie-dye Easter egg designs you created last weekend raised the bar, you’ve got about a year to try and top what Jiri Zemanek of the University of Prague came up with. His Easter eggs feature looped animated designs that look like a Spirograph has come to life. Read More >>

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Mind-bending 360° Video Takes You From Space to Tokyo and Back Again

So far, 360° videos have mostly worked as novelty items that are rarely impressive. But I have to say this motion graphics exercise, that starts in a sort of Max Headroom-ish outer space blasts through a deconstructed Tokyo and finally turns into a Space Odyssey-style head trip, is one of the finest examples of the technique that anyone’s produced. Read More >>

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Watch This Talented Carver Turn a Lincoln Penny Into a Morbid Masterpiece

Michelangelo’s David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel were he working on a tiny copper penny instead of a giant slab of marble? Using a magnifying scope, artist Shaun Hughes managed to skillfully turn Lincoln’s head into a remarkably detailed skull. Read More >>