World’s Strangest

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Dusty Spiral Around a Dying Red Giant

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in norther Chile spied something strange around the dying red giant star R Sculptoris: a spiral structure thought to be made of gases being expelled by [...]

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Alfred Hitchcock

Happy Alfred Hitchcock Day! In honor of the great filmmaker, here are five things you may not know about the legendary director, courtesy of Stephen Rebello, the author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. 1. Alfred Hitchcock never won a Best Director Oscar, yet sixteen of his films garnered fifty nominations, his 1940 classic [...]

Creepy Animated Short “Alma” Online Now

Here’s a short animated film done by former Pixar artist Rodrigo Blaas, available for a “limited time” at Christmas. I’m not sure why he decided to make this available at Christmas — it is winter-themed, but not exactly uplifting. You can watch it in HD here or just click the video below to see it [...]


This is the directorial debut of Rodrigo Blaas, who seized the opportunity to make his mark in short film by recruiting some of the best artists in the field, including French animator Bolhem Bouchiba, character designer Carlos Grangel and Sergio Pablos, Art Director Alfonso Blaas, music composer Mastretta and sound designer Tom Myers. Meet Alma, as [...]