February 21, 2019

MIT scientists are utilizing lobsters to develop a brand new type of versatile physique armor

Imagine a highly sophisticated body armor that is as tough as it is flexible, a shield that consists largely of water, but remains strong enough to prevent mechanical penetration.
February 16, 2019

‘The Umbrella Academy’ Star Aidan Gallagher Says, ‘Comic Fans Are Going to Go Crazy’ Over New Netflix Show

There’s nothing too odd about 43 women around the world all having babies at the same time, but when those women give birth to children suddenly without having started their day pregnant, now that is undeniably quite strange. Such was the case of the Hargreaves children—seven peculiar kids with interesting powers adopted by the eccentric billionaire Reginald Hargreeves, all of whom set the stage on Netflix’s newest series, The Umbrella Academy.
February 15, 2019

‘The Umbrella Academy’ Netflix Release Time: When Can You Stream New Superhero Show?

The big Netflix release on Friday, February 15 is The Umbrella Academ y, a story about an estranged family of adopted superpowered beings who set out to solve the mystery of their father’s death.
February 14, 2019

Indonesia claims it obtained Instagram to tug a homosexual comics account

An Instagram account posting comics with gay characters disappeared this week after Indonesian officials pressed the company to take it down. The Indonesian government is now saying that Instagram removed the account, but Instagram denies any involvement. With the situation unclear, Instagram has come under criticism for its alleged censorship of an LGBTQ artist.
February 14, 2019

Pixelmator Pro provides assist for iPhone Portrait Mode depth masks

Pixelmator Pro’s latest update adds support for the iPhone’s portrait masks, which lets you do more with photos taken in Portrait Mode. Photos taken in Portrait Mode on iOS 12 or later will be imported with the depth data in a separate layer mask, so you can easily edit backgrounds or swap them out entirely.
February 13, 2019

Better Worlds: a science fiction undertaking about hope

Contemporary science fiction often feels fixated on a sort of pessimism that peers into the world of tomorrow and sees the apocalypse looming more often than not. At a time when simply reading the news is an exercise in exhaustion, anxiety, and fear, it’s no surprise that so many of our tales about the future are dark amplifications of the greatest terrors of the present. But now more than ever, we also need the reverse: stories that inspire hope.
February 13, 2019

Gay Muslim Cartoon Disappears from Instagram Following Pornography Complaint from Indonesian Government

Instagram has reportedly removed an account that published a comic strip about the struggles of gay people in Indonesia after the country’s government complained it was pornographic.
February 13, 2019

Coheed and Cambria Tour with Mastodon and Every Time I Die, ‘Unheavenly Skye’ Dates Announced

Sci-fi prog metal band Coheed and Cambria is teaming up with Mastodon for “The Unheavenly Skye Tour.” “The Unheavenly Skye Tour” gets its name from a combination of Coheed and Cambria’s latest album “Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures” and Mastodon’s landmark 2009 heavy metal album “Crack the Skye,” which will be performed in its entirety.
February 13, 2019

Colin Quinn on ‘Red State, Blue State’ and the Comedy Police: ‘You Might As Well Be the Parents in “Footloose”’

“The right sees only the positive, and the left only sees the negative,” says Colin Quinn, pacing the stage in his sixth one-man show, Red State Blue State. Later, he amends that slightly: “Half the country sees a Nazi invasion, and half sees a Muslim invasion.”
February 9, 2019

'2 Dope Queens' Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson Talk Season 2 Return to HBO

Neither Jessica Williams nor Phoebe Robinson had aspirations of becoming comedians when they were little girls. Although both were equally fascinated with entertainment in some capacity or another while growing up, if you were to ask either of them if becoming comedic geniuses and introducing the masses to their fellow funny friends was their career goal during adolescence, the answer likely would have be “no.”