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Light shed on South Pole dog-sized dinosaurs

Small dinosaurs that lived near the south pole were able to survive through months of darkness. Scientists attempting to unravel their secrets were su…

The Late Movies: The Short, Surreal Masterpieces of Jan Švankmajer

Suppressed by his own government and almost unknown in the West until the 1980s, today Czech animator and filmmaker Jan Švankmajer is one of the world’s most celebrated animators, and can count Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam among his legions of devoted fans. His work is uniquely bizarre, always creepy, and sometimes disturbing. He seems [...]

8 Stories of Vicious Man-Eaters

With all we’ve accomplished, it’s easy to forget that people aren’t always the dominant species. Here are eight stories of man-eating animals that remind us we really are still part of the food chain. 1. The Ghost and The Darkness Over nine months in 1898, two maneless, male lions allegedly attacked and killed over 140 workers [...]