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[ Innovation ]
By Sam Burns
What do giant stag beetles have to do with Wallace & Gromit, King Kong, or The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is a surprising trip down memory lane to the wonderful land of stop motion animation! Trust us, you’ll want to hear this wild tale!
[ Culture ]
What’s your favorite old movie? Chances are there’s one character that connects all of our beloved old films. They are always there, we just never noticed. Any guesses who it is?
[ Creativity ]
Did you know there is a fascinating reason why some special effects leave people cold (even queazy) and others transform our reality? This is the result of an effect called “the uncanny valley”. Here is the fun and wonder in all that!
[ Animals ]
By Dr. Lynda
Since 1975, when the movie “Jaws” came out, the word “shark” has been equated with fear and loathing. But is that a fair assessment… and what happens if they’re gone? Find out with today’s fascinating EWC insights. (Our research even surprised us!)