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5 Most Incredible Discoveries of 2014

Our favorite excavations, studies, and finds of the year: ANIMAL KINGDOM: Meet Dreadnoughtus, Biggest Dinosaur Yet (September): This year saw the emergence of the new king of the dinosaurs, at least in terms of size. Researchers in the Patagonia region of Argentina found a brute they named Dreadnoughtus, and they're...

Film Review: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Dir. Mami Sunada)

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Dir. Mami Sunada [GKIDS; 2014] by Greer Cloots Rating: Those who have followed the films of animation house Studio Ghibli and its idolized director Hayao Miyazaki (the esteemed animator and storyteller...Show More Summary

Kangaroo:1 – Drone:0 (Or Why You Want To Keep Your Kangaroo Distance)

Over the years we’ve seen quite a bit of people being extremely unsatisfied with being photographed by drones. Turns out that the animal realm is no different. But what may end up with some yelling at the human kingdom, can cost you a drone over at Australia. A videographer over at Hunter Valley, Australia found this out [...]Show More Summary

AAC Honey Badger Review

In the animal kingdom, the honey badger is a solitary, intelligent creature known for its ferocity and bad-tempered, savage attacks. And in the world of firearms, it’s much the same: the AAC Honey Badger PDW is a seriously tough rifle, and in 2015, it’s finally coming your way. Show More Summary

Hearing capabilities of bushcrickets, mammals

In the animal kingdom many species must identify environmental sounds to increase their chance of survival. Therefore, animals have evolved a vast diversity of mechanisms to detect sounds. Acoustic communication occurs in many groups of animals. Show More Summary

Newswire: Scientists discover punk rock snail, name it after Joe Strummer

Of all the creatures in the animal kingdom, snails are easily the most punk rock. They’re both slow, slimy, and they often mask their sensitive nature with a hard exterior that keeps some people out while rewarding others for putting in the effort to really get to know them. Show More Summary

Watch Hayao Miyazaki Animating The Last Shot Of His Career

Video: This excerpt from The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness – a new documentary about the legendary Studio Ghibli — shows anime master Hayao Miyazaki drawing the last shot of the last film of his career, The Wind Rises. It was precisely during the shooting of this documentary that Miyazaki decided to retire from filmmaking. More »      

Watch Hayao Miyazaki Create Studio Ghibli In This Amazing Documentary

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Interested in what happens inside the world's most famous anime studio? Then you'll need to check out the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, now available on VOD. We have an exclusive clip from the doc, where a relatively young Miyazaki gives a "love it or leave it" speech to his new employees. Read more...

‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’, A Documentary About Hayao Miyazaki and the Japanese Animation Studio Ghibli

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary directed by filmmaker Mami Sunada that explores the beloved and somewhat secretive Japanese animation studio, Ghibli, most famous for its association with legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki. The film follows the creation of Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya by Isao Takahata. […]

These Sculptures Turn Car Parts Into An Entire Animal Kingdom

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yesterday we showed you the incredible sculptures of Yong Ho Ji, who turns regular tires into amazing and disturbing creatures. Now we're showing you the art that can be made from the rest of an automobile, including a wild world of robotic animals. (And maybe even a human or two!) Read more...

Story of bizarre deep-sea bone worm takes unexpected twist: Evolutionary reversal previously unseen in animal kingdom

The saga of the Osedax “bone-eating” worms began 12 years ago, with the first discovery of these deep-sea creatures that feast on the bones of dead animals. The Osedax story grew even stranger when researchers found that the large female worms contained harems of tiny dwarf males.

PETA Demands 'Empathy Training' after Cornhusker Wrench-Beats Biting Raccoon

Jack Gangwish probably he wishes he never attempted to bridge the man-beast divide and make a friend in the animal kingdom. A selfie with a raccoon rarely ends well. The pass rusher naturally rushed from his truck to take a photo with the animal (Who wouldn't?) when he spotted him milling about at night. Show More Summary

Mountain Lions Go Wild, Take Over Front Porch (VIDEO)

Post by Lindsay Mannering I don't know what we did to piss off the animal kingdom, but they are really out to get us. It's like, sorry about those glaciers, animals, we're doing our best to re-freeze those for you. You know? God. All the wildlife out there needs to take a chill pill and relax because we can't have them keep popping up out of nowhere. Show More Summary

Six Ways Climate Change Threw The Animal World Into Disarray This Year

Climate change took a toll on creatures across the animal kingdom this year. The post Six Ways Climate Change Threw The Animal World Into Disarray This Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Watch Hayao Miyazaki Animate The Last Shot From His Final Film

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We're used to seeing animator Hayao Miyazaki's magic on the screen, but what does it look like when the images are mere pencil on paper? This clip from the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness shows the legendary director working on his final feature-length film. Read more...

Exclusive: Watch Hayao Miyazaki Animate Final Shot of ‘The Wind Rises’ in Documentary Clip

Tuesday December 9 is a great day to be a fan of Studio Ghibli. It’s the day Mami Sunada‘s documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, hits all your big digital VOD platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Playstation, Xbox, and Vudu. Show More Summary

‘White God’ Trailer: Rise of the Planet of the Dogs

We’ve all seen the “dog returns home” story, and most of us have seen animal kingdom films like Watership Down, in which we’re given a window on all-animal societies. White God appears to be akin to those sorts of stories, but with ain...Show More Summary

Coyote Booms, Bear Attacks And How Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc On The Animal Kingdom

As drought, heat and loss of habitat shrink the natural world, the most cunning animals are finding ways to cope with society. The post Coyote Booms, Bear Attacks And How Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc On The Animal Kingdom appeared first on ThinkProgress.

8 Animal Plagues Wreaking Havoc Right Now

3 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

The scariest diseases plaguing the animal kingdom

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