Sky rocketing onto our screens, Japan’s Astro Boy cartoon is a classic tale with spectacular effects!
Japanese iconic cartoon Astro Boy is coming to America. As Kansascity.com explains, Astro Boy has issues: "Like a lot of kids bordering on adolescence, he feels different. A bit alien, perhaps. His father doesn't understand him. He wants to be accepted. He wants to be normal. And he has rockets shooting out his legs." Based on the successful anime and manga series, a film version of Astro Boy (in 3D no less!) will hit America’s big screens this coming Friday. It has been billed as a return to the classic ‘little boy lost’ stories of Peter Pan, Pinocchio and Oliver Twist but with the wow factor of "one super-powered android". "If anyone still thinks animation is only for children, this first Astro Boy film will happily disabuse them."
How a cataclysm worse than what killed the dinosaurs destroyed 90 percent of all life on Earth.
While the demise of the dinosaurs gets more attention as far as mass extinctions go, an even more disastrous event called "the Great Dying” or the “End-Permian Extinction” happened on Earth prior to that. Now scientists discovered how this cataclysm, which took place about 250 million years ago, managed to kill off more than 90 percent of all life on the planet.
A new study discovers the “liking gap” — the difference between how we view others we’re meeting for the first time, and the way we think they’re seeing us.
We tend to be defensive socially. When we meet new people, we’re often concerned with how we’re coming off. Our anxiety causes us to be so concerned with the impression we’re creating that we fail to notice that the same is true of the other person as well. A new study led by Erica J. Boothby, published on September 5 in Psychological Science, reveals how people tend to like us more in first encounters than we’d ever suspect.
Using advanced laser technology, scientists at NASA will track global changes in ice with greater accuracy.
Leaving from Vandenberg Air Force base in California this coming Saturday, at 8:46 a.m. ET, the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 — or, the "ICESat-2" — is perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, and when it assumes its orbit, it will study ice layers at Earth's poles, using its only payload, the Advance Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS).
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