Bayou Corne, Louisiana is being swallowed by a massive sinkhole. Yes, the whole town. OK, it is a small town. But it's definitely a massive industrial disaster. Tim Murphy reports for Mother Jones.
Douglas Trumbull's hugely influential 1972 film, Silent Running, has a new Blu-Ray Special Edition (as of November 2020). The film is a 2K restoration from the original film negatives. The Special Edition comes with a 1972 making-of documentary, several old and new audio commentaries, a booklet with photos from the film, a gallery of over… READ THE REST
This fun and clever short film about plastic waste in our oceans ends with some sobering statistics about this pollution entering every part of the food chain, including the poor whale killed by ingesting 64 pounds of plastic garbage. In an izakaya, a chef notices a group of special guests. He decides to serve them… READ THE REST
A 9-year test in Norway found that painting just one wind turbine blade black can decrease birds deaths by about 72%. Via Ars Technica: At the Smøla wind farm, regular checks of four particular wind turbines—each 70m tall with three 40m-long blades—found six white-tailed eagle carcasses between 2006 and 2013. In total, the four turbines… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST
Nothing is worse than having your devices die when you're out and about. Sure, standard portable power banks will do the trick, but most are too bulky to carry around in your pockets. Plus, then you have to worry about the long charge times for those power banks have, not to mention the hassle of… READ THE REST
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting — all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist's masterpieces. And the same goes with other things in life, whether it be… READ THE REST