Filmmakers have been stop-motion animation for eons, but holy crap man, people have gotten really, really good at it. This video by Vugar Efendi tracks the evolution of stop motion in film starting with The Enchanted Drawing in 1900, which was really just a drawing of a face changing facial expressions, all the way up to the gloriously beautiful Kubo and the Two Strings, which was released this summer.
Researchers have come across what they believe to be the oldest fossils ever discovered in Greenland, according to a new study, “Rapid emergence of life shown by discovery of 3,700-million-year-old microbial structures,” that was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The fossils have been dated to 3.7 billion years ago, 220 million years earlier than the previous oldest dated fossils to have been discovered. The Guardian reports that the discovery could have a huge impact about how we understand the beginnings of life on earth.
We will never, ever tell you to stare at the sun. Fortunately, we have a far better way for you to get a glimpse of the upcoming ring-of-fire solar eclipse.
The failure rate of startup businesses is not news to anyone in the world of entrepreneurship. And it’s equally sad to know that if you sift through the carcasses of these dead businesses, you will definitely find startups that were founded on great business ideas.
LAST FRIDAY, NORWAY’S Hardangervidda mountain plateau looked like what would happen if Miguel Sapochnik directed a holiday TV special. More than 300 reindeer corpses were found piled up and strewn across the mountainside, in a natural massacre that Norwegian officials are calling the deadliest lightning strike in their country’s history. Of course, lightning strikes are not uncommon, nor are animals getting killed by them. Sheep, cattle, bison, geese, elephants, and even seals have been struck down by the dozens. So it’s really the scale of the Norway event that is puzzling experts.
Rapper The Game is joining an expanding list of celebrity owners of marijuana dispensaries. The Reserve is a medicinal cannabis repository the rapper took a state in. The company announced a meet and greet with the rapper on Instagram Aug. 27.
Dozens of brains and brain parts belonging to victims of the Nazi eugenics campaign—and possibly the Holocaust—have been uncovered during renovations at the Max Planck Psychiatric Institute in Munich, Germany.