If you were to ask me, I would say that the worst part about travelling is the actual travelling part. I hate flying. I hate airports and I mostly dislike planes. But if we want to go anywhere in a reasonably short amount of time, flying is the way to do it, I suppose.
Another Guardian of the Galaxy is confirmed for Infinity War. Neill Blomkamp doesn't have much hope for his Alien movie ever happening. Kristen Wiig is joining The Last Man on Earth. Plus, Mädchen Amick talks up her Riverdale role, X-23 goes on the attack in new Logan pictures and new LEGO Batman Movie footage. Spoilers now!
Video: Fossils don't exactly come clean and ready to be displayed in museums. Which, duh, of course. They're a mess because they have been in the ground for thousands and thousands of years. So it's on the job for fossil preparators like Nathan Ong at the Natural History Museum of Utah to clean up the vertebrae of dinosaurs and the teeth of mastodons to get them looking like what we expect them to look like.
The New Yorker has published a fascinating article about Silicon Valley tech titans who are buying up property in New Zealand as they prepare for the apocalypse. The super rich are worried about the poor grabbing "pitchforks" to overthrow the wealthy, and it turns out these elites aren't just buying homes. Some, like Peter Thiel, are even getting citizenship.
Getting to the Moon is hard, but it's considerably easier when you have a $US20 million ($26 million) prize to motivate you. That's why teams from all over the world are battling it out to win that nice chunk of change in the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. If all goes according to plan, the winning private company will send a rover to the Moon sometime this year, so it can roam around and beam cool pictures back to Earth.
Charter Spectrum is a major US internet service provider, and the conduit between many Americans and their sweet, sweet internet. As such, one would think the company would have a basic grasp of how Wi-Fi security works — specifically, that it would know better than to tell its roughly 31,700 Twitter followers to change their Wi-Fi passwords in support of their favourite sports teams.
Video: Morten Rustad travelled 20,000km and took 20,000 photos over the course of an entire year to make this beyond impressive time-lapse of the seasons changing in Norway. Its beauty will take you away from all the nonsense going on in the world for a few moments — it almost makes you want to leave everything behind and just live under the sky.
Video: I can't even begin to explain what the hell is going on in this clip made by Steve Smith and Jerry Paper for Adult Swim because holy mother it gets freaking weird. All I can tell you is that there's a digital human head (or at least, like, the skin, eyeballs and teeth of a human head) being put through tests that just get more wild as it goes on.
Video: Roger Deakins is a cinematographer who's worked on films such as The Shawshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men, Sicario, Skyfall and many others that you've probably seen and loved. He has 13 Academy Award nominations for best cinematography and is responsible for so many beautiful shots and gorgeous films over the years that it's obvious that he's one of the most brilliant directors of photography ever. Just take a look at some of his work.
Wikihow, the people who brought you "How to Stop Being Racist" and the Mother's Day classic, "How to Hide an Erection" (not to be confused with "How to Suppress An Erection"), has leapt over its own absurdist bar with "How to Become a Congressman". This time, the tutorial stars Jay-Z, Beyonce and Former President Barack Obama as white people.
Your new lock screen photos have arrived, courtesy of NOAA's heavily hyped GOES-16 Satellite. The orbiter, launched in November 2016, can take high definition photos of Earth every 15 minutes and one of the continental US every five minutes, according to a press release. Its combined speed and resolution will help scientists make more accurate forecasts, and allow them to spot severe weather earlier.
Video: Shopping for a new TV is already a hassle. Trying to decide what size to get, and what features you need, all while dealing with a pushy shop assistant is bad enough. So the last thing you want exasperating the ordeal is a mild heart attack when a store's demo model becomes a portal to a nightmarish otherworld.
Did Carl Sagan really warn about a time in the future when manufacturing jobs would slip away, when the average person would have virtually no control over their political lives and when we would all cling to superstitions? Yes, Sagan did predict just that. The screenshot you may have seen floating around social media is real. And plenty of people are worried that Carl was talking about our era.
Last week, Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd acknowledged that the negative response to the extremely graphic show's seventh season premiere caused them to tone down on the violence for the following episodes. This week, two other executive producers deny that happened. So someone has to be lying.
We report on a lot of projects when they're first announced. Often, however, there's a long stretch between the initial news and the project's actual release. Sometimes, it's long enough for you to completely forget about them; sometimes, it's long enough that Hollywood probably forgot about them. Let's check in on some projects that haven't heard much from for a while.