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Fear The Walking Dead's Incredibly Gory VFX Video Is Not For Those With Weak Stomachs

Video. As fascinating as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of your favourite film or TV show can often be, if you're not already a fan of Fear the Walking Dead and its over-the-top gore, you'll probably want to skip this particular visual effects breakdown reel, which delves into how the show made season three appear so disgustingly realistic. More »      

Everything You Could Want To Know About The Location Of Telsa's 'Starman' Roadster

Last month, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a Telsa into space just because. And it's already old news. Still, if you're wondering where Starman is now, there's a website that will tell you just about everything you could possibly want to know about its location. More »      

How Black Panther's Visual Effects Team Gave Life To The Lands Of The Jabari

In a detailed interview, visual effects artist Jonathan Weber talks about some of the nitty gritty details that went into making Wakanda really pop on screen. It was a lot of work. More »      

Too Prawnographic: Why Did Google Street View Blur The Face Of Ballina's Big Prawn?

It's no secret that Google, either by hand or algorithm, blurs images from its Street View cameras. Sure, I can understand softening a license plate or someone's face for privacy reasons but, holy heck, did Google have to go and censor the mug of Ballina's Big Prawn? More »      

Researchers Devise A New Way To Solve Long-Standing Mystery About The Universe

We know that the universe is expanding, but a strange discrepancy in just how fast that expansion is occurring continues to confound physicists -- and make them wonder whether there's some new, unexplained physics afoot. More »     ...

After Just 6 Months, The Phone Notch Is Already Deeply Uncool

When Essential debuted the first-ever notched display on the PH-1, it was a bold, divisive statement about smartphone design. Then Apple put one on the iPhone X and while some people still didn't get it, the sentiment around the notch shifted from confusion to curious appreciation, or even adoration. Show More Summary

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Viral Ad Explains Why They Won't Just Let The Dinosaurs Die

The plots in most films inevitably end up being driven by the bad decisions people make. But Universal's Jurassic Park franchise has always been a little difficult to buy into, because nobody seems to be capable of understanding how profoundly dumb an idea it would be to bring dinosaurs back from extinction. More »      

Time-Lapse Footage Of A Lavish Dragon Painting Is Very Satisfying

To those of us who can barely stay within the lines of a colouring book, watching a painting come to life, like this incredibly detailed and menacing dragon, is akin to watching a magician perform. We don't know how artist Chris Scalf does it, but we're happy to sit back and be amazed as we watch the whole thing play out before our eyes. Show More Summary

Navy SEALs Call Bullshit On Fox News Report That They Couldn't Get Through Trump's Border Wall

This week, a Fox News contributor claimed that the US Navy SEALs had tested the border wall prototypes near San Diego and couldn't breach them. It sounded too incredible to be true. And that's because it wasn't true. More »      

The Logan's Run Remake Just Got A Director -- Who May Be Working On A New Star Wars Movie, Too

Hollywood has been trying to remake Logan's Run for years, and today, a new creative team has reportedly locked a deal to do just that. Simon Kinberg (X-Men. Dark Phoenix) will apparently direct, and the news also says he's "currently writing a forthcoming Star Wars movie." More »      

Huge Advancement In MRI Tech Captures Teeny Molecules With Incredible Resolution

The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines in hospitals are great at creating pictures of the human body. For decades, scientists have hoped that the same technology could be used to examine much smaller things, like individual molecules. Show More Summary

Terry Pratchett's Discworld Is Finally Being Turned Into A Show

It's a good time to be a Terry Pratchett fan. BBC Studios has announced that they have picked up Discworld and are planning on creating a six-part show based on the book series. Based on the working title, it could be the series that's been in the works for years. More »      

Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman Sees T'Challa As A Familiar 'Enemy'

The ideological debate about whether Wakanda has a responsibility to open its borders to share its wealth and technology and help make the world a better place is arguably one of the most riveting parts of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther. Show More Summary

I Would Happily Rewatch Paddington 2 With All Of The Visual Effects Removed

With 98 and 100 per cent scores on Rotten Tomatoes, you're missing out if you haven't seen 2015's delightful Paddington, or the sequel that came out this year. Even more delightful is this behind-the-scenes look at some of the visual effects from Paddington 2, which reveals how actors perform with a tiny bear that's never actually on set. More »      

This Wild Concept Phone's Got All The Sweet Gimmicks The Rest Should Have

Look Ma, no cam. I'm not going to lie, despite all the hype about 5G and new phones announced at MWC 2018, it still felt kind of like a down year. LG didn't have much, HTC, Xiaomi, and Motorola were essentially no shows, and while IShow More Summary

Doctors Think They Have Nabbed Culprit Behind Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Paralysing Kids

Since 2014, doctors have been stymied by a medical mystery. People, mostly children, were coming down with a previously unknown, polio-like illness that causes paralysis. Now, an international team of doctors published in The Lancet believe they have managed to confirm the main culprit. More »      

LEGO Introduces Sustainable Plastic Blocks Made From Sugarcane

Scientists have been searching for ways to replace oil in the plastic manufacturing process for a great many years. One practical alternative is plant-based ethanol and over time, companies have began switching to this more sustainable option. LEGO, for instance, is now using ethanol from sugarcane to craft some of its plastic components. More »      

The Story Behind Annihilation's Most Terrifying Creature Is Equally Horrific

Though you aren't given much information about just what many of the strange, mutated creatures in Alex Garland's Annihilation are, the film gives most of them enough time on screen to let you draw some logical conclusions. More »  ...

27 New Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Well Worth Checking Out In March

Detail from the cover of Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson.Illustration. Spring is almost here, and with it a fresh crop of science fiction and fantasy books to fill your shelves - with stories about werewolves,...Show More Summary

What Warner Bros. Needs To Do To Replicate Black Panther's Success

This week, every movie studio is likely scrambling to figure out how to replicate Black Panther's success. As Marvel's main rival in the realms of comics and movies, all eyes are on Warner Bros, home of the live-action DC superhero movies, in particular. Show More Summary

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