Saturday, 30 May 2015

KUNG FURY is Here and it is AMAZING [Full Short]

A couple of weeks ago we saw the truly awesome music video for "True Survivor," the main title track to the Kickstarter sensation project Kung Fury.
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Thursday, 28 May 2015

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day.
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Monday, 25 May 2015

The World's Oldest Stone Tools Were Not Made By Humans

Archeologists working in Kenya have discovered the world’s oldest stone tools. At 3.3 million years, they’re 700,000 years older than what were previously the most ancient stone tools ever discovered. In fact, they’re even older than humans.
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Why Stephen King's Dark Tower Is So Hard to Make Into a Movie

Stephen King's novels have occasionally made a successful transition to the big screen, but none has experienced as bumpy an adaptation ride as The Dark Tower series. King's sprawling fantasy-horror-action-Western opus spans seven books written between 1982 and 2004.
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Sunday, 17 May 2015

David Lynch Returns to the Twin Peaks Revival Series!

Last month, word broke that cult director and “Twin Peaks” co-creator David Lynch was bowing out of the revival series that was set to air on Showtime citing issues with negotiations. Tonight, Lynch has revealed that the revival is back on and he will in fact be back for the series.
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Friday, 15 May 2015

ALIA signs the Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age

The ALIA Board has approved the signing of Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age. The declaration aims to foster agreement about how to best enable access to facts, data and ideas for knowledge discovery in the digital age.  
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Library and Information Week


The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community.
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Friday, 1 May 2015

Marvel's Been Hiding a Star Wars Easter Egg In Its Movies

If you’ve noticed that hands and arms have been flying pretty regularly in Marvel’s Phase Two movies, congratulations: you’ve found the Empire Strikes Back tribute purposefully placed there by Marvel. Spoilerish information ahead. So is this a spoiler for Ant-Man… not really.
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Why scholars can’t resist the uncrackable Voynich manuscript

Here is what is known about the Voynich manuscript, a mysterious document that has bedeviled scholars and top cryptographers for more than a century: It consists of 246 pages of handwritten script and illustrations.
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The triumph of fantasy fiction

Has fantasy fiction, for decades a thriving literary genre, finally taken its place in the literary mainstream? It hardly needs bien pensant “literary” admirers: the most successful fantasy novelists have not only their sales figures to encourage them, but also the host of companion volumes, an
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The Best Anime And Manga For Beginners

Anime fandom is a fortress of obscure slang, iconography, and inside jokes. After 16 years of fandom, I'm quite comfortable with it. But what about curious outsiders who don’t care to memorize, say, the differences between each and every Sailor Moon adaptation?
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Thursday, 30 April 2015

What are Superheroes Trying to Say? — The Wheeler Centre

Do superhero films have the obligation — or the ability — to say anything about the human condition? And what other limitations come with the blockbuster serial format? Anthony Morris investigates.
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The Complete History Of The Joker's Many, Many Incarnations

Jared Leto’s prison-tattooed version of the Joker made a big splash the other day — but a radically transformed Joker is nothing new. Batman’s most iconic foe has undergone many revamps, reimaginings, updates and interpretations over the past 75 years.
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Monday, 27 April 2015

Why NBC Should Bring Constantine Back For A Second Season 0

On Monday, April 27, Constantine executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer are meeting with NBC to pitch a second season of Constantine. If NBC makes a call purely based on ratings, then Constantine’s fate is likely up in the air.
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These Chinese Lord of the Rings Book Covers Are Breathtaking

We can’t get enough of these Chinese covers for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, from WenJing Publishing. Turns out they are part of a cover competition for the forthcoming Chinese edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, from WenJing Publishing.
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Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Ultimate Guide To This Summer's Science Fiction And Supernatural TV 

Avoid the hot, hot burning sun of the summer by staying indoors with all this great new supernatural and science fiction TV — including The Whispers which had better be the best new thing ever or we’re flipping tables, plus spaceship shows!
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Summer 2015 Movie Preview

Terminators, IMF agents and superheroes by the barrel full will blitz the box office this summer in what is sure to be one of the most competitive and entertaining movie bonanzas in recent memory.
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Ken Liu's Grace Of Kings Is The Bold Epic Fantasy We've Been Waiting For

Ken Liu has plenty of awards for his short stories, and with his debut novel, he's likely to earn acclaim as a novelist as well. The Grace of Kings is an ambitious, astonishing, and sublime work, one that both exemplifies and diverges from what one might think of when it comes to epic fantasy.
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Monday, 20 April 2015

Syfy's Dark Matter Is Lost In Space But With Deadly Amnesiacs

The first trailer for Stargate TV veterans Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie's Dark Matter, based on their Dark Horse comic of the same name, is here and we're cautiously optimistic. Meet the enigmatic, dangerous, memory-deprived passengers in a mysterious spaceship drifting through the cosmos.
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