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Phil Tippett Mad God Teaser, Poster: Original Stop Motion Film

Star Wars. Indiana Jones. RoboCop. Jurassic Park. These films and franchises will live forever, and they attained those heights with a little help from Phil Tippett—one of the most legendary visual effects artists in Hollywood history. He’s especially known for his work with stop-motion animation and now, he’s directed his ...

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What’s the Hardest Olympic Sport?

Illustration: Elena Scotti/Gizmodo (Getty Images) Let’s stipulate, first, that no Olympic sport is easy. Relaxing, kicking back, lounging around—these are not activities that will lead you to the Olympic Village. If I was an Olympian, I’d probably take issue with some physically deteriorated internet writer telling me that softball’s a ...

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How Do We Know What Neanderthals Looked Like?

Graphic: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images) When quarry workers dislodged a skullcap and a bunch of bones from a cave near Düsseldorf in 1856, little did anyone realize the remains would reveal an entirely new branch on the tree of life, that of the genus Homo and its many constituents, ...

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