Short Film: Mamoon

Animation grew out of shadow play, and its spirit is revived, via cutting-edge software, in this luminous film. Towering polystyrene blocks serve as the canvas for a complex light display in which brightness and darkness clash. Using only these elements, director Ben Steer (of London’s Blue Zoo studio) tells the tale of a community torn apart when their sun is blotted out. Continue reading Short Film: Mamoon

A Collision With Another Planet May Have Seeded Earth With the Ingredients for Life

New research suggests that much of the material that made life possible on Earth arrived after a cataclysmic collision between our planet and a Mars-sized object billions of years ago—likely the same collision that produced the Moon, the scientists say. Continue reading A Collision With Another Planet May Have Seeded Earth With the Ingredients for Life