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The Day After Tomorrow Happened 30,000 Years Ago

Toward the end of the last ice age, Earth’s climate was a turbulent beast, warming up and chilling out again every 1500 years. Research published today in Science links these abrupt temperature swings to changes in ocean circulation, filling an important gap in our understanding of past climate change.


How Kubo And The Two Strings Mixes Stop-Motion And Technology In Fascinating, Innovative Ways

After Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls, it would be easy to simply call Laika a stop motion animation studio. They are definitely that. But with each movie, culminating with August’s Kubo and the Two Strings, the company continues to change what stop motion can be.


Neil Gaiman To Tackle Norse Mythology With A New Nonfiction Novel

Neil Gaiman’s love of Norse myth has roots deeper than Yggdrasil, the World Tree, and he’s just announced that his next book will be a non-fiction retelling of those myths — but done in an “almost novelistic” style — inventively titled Norse Mythology.


We Can Finally Stop Demonising Butter

An analysis by Tufts University researchers has failed to find a link between butter consumption and cardiovascular disease. And hallelujah to that — the ongoing hysteria against butter can now finally come to an end.


Free Game Friday: Gordon Ramsay Dash, Mimpi Dreams, OddPlanet

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


The Juiciest Parts Of The New Facebook Tell-All Book

In early June, Vanity Fair ran a lengthy excerpt of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, a purported tell-all from Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook employee who was fired after two years at the company. The book was finally released on June 28, and there’s a fair heap of dirt to be found amongst Martinez’s 528 pages chronicling his time at Facebook and his broader experience of working in Silicon Valley.


Aquaman And Cyborg Get Their Close-Ups In These Batman V Superman Behind-The-Scenes Photos 

The funniest comment I read about Batman v Superman was when someone said they loved the scene in the movie when Wonder Woman sat down and watched the trailer for Justice League. Thanks to that scene — and a new behind-the-scenes featurette — we finally have a closer look at Aquaman and Cyborg.


The Swiss Are Now Fighting Off Watch Counterfeiters With Holograms

As counterfeiters get better and better at faking expensive Swiss watches, the watchmakers themselves now have a new tool to help distinguish their genuine creations from fakes: Nanoscopic watermarks that are invisible to the naked human eye, and impossible to fake.


Netflix's Stranger Things TV Series Openly Worships At The Altar Of Spielberg 

Video: The debut of Netflix’s Stranger Things is just a few weeks away, and while this new trailer gives us a glimpse of its biggest-name star, Winona Ryder, it focuses on the four boys and mysterious girl who are the real focus of this E.T.-meets-Close Encounters of the Third Kind-meets-“basically everything Steven Spielberg was thinking about in the 1980s” story.


Pilgrims Travelling To Mecca Will Soon Have Electronic ID Bracelets

Beginning this year, Saudi Arabia will provide electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims travelling to Mecca. The bracelets, which are designed to promote safety, will include personal details and medical information.


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