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Earth's Mysterious Hum Explained Even planets can get a bad case of tinnitus, according to a new study that explains Earth's mysterious, never-ending hum. Scientists have long known that earthquakes can make the Earth sing like a bell for days or months. However, in the late 1990s, seismologists discovered the world also constantly vibrates at very low frequencies even when there are no quakes. This so-called microseismic activity is too faint for humans to feel.

Rare Film of Sculptor Auguste Rodin Working at his Studio in Paris (1915) In the past few days we’ve featured a series of remarkable little films of French artists Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas. Today we wrap things up with just one more: a rare glimpse of the great sculptor Auguste Rodin. The footage was taken in 1915, two years before Rodin’s death. Get Lost in This New Underwater Video Game's Mystical 3D World With climate change increasingly in the headlines, the lost, underwater world of Atlantis is taking on a new relevance. If you want a closer look on what it's like to navigate and fight for survival post-flood, then check out Submerged, the fourth title from Uppercut Games, an Australian developer created in 2011. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection In this underwater shooting game, players traverse the streets of a newly-flooded city in a fishing boat, attempting to save the life of your brother "after escaping from a terrible past." You must find supplies in the ancient, half-submerged city, fighting underwater and scaling ruined buildings. The architecture of the game plays off of our love for ruins and dilapidated, picturesque environments, and the underwater action set to ethereal music adds another dimension.

Marble Caves Can you imagine something happening that would endanger these exquisite azure caverns? It might if Chile continues with plans to build five hydro-power dams in Patagonia. Photo #7 by © Jorge Leon Cabello The water has eroded the marble to create cavities and marble caves. There are different color shades, depending on the contents’ impurities. The Art behind Meet me far Artist and Animation Director Ran Sieradzki was kind enough to shows us some of the art behind “Meet me far”, an animated music video created in 3D. The idea for a music video came when Sieradzki initiated a call to a well-known singer and offered to create a video for one of his songs. The video completion took over two years and by the time it was finalized Sieradzki and his team had lost their original singer. After several failed attempts to find a new song for the video, Sieradzki was approached by music producer/composer Tomer Biran.

Someone Recorded Crickets then Slowed Down the Track, And It Sounds Like People Singing A composer by the name of Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing. The crickets sound like they are singing the most beautiful chorus in perfect harmony. Though you may think it is human voices, everything you hear in this recording is in-fact crickets themselves! Enter every schoolboy's nightmare From his Freaks and Geeks days to last year’s Palo Alto, memories of the awkwardness of high school have filtered through many of James Franco’s projects. The latest is this short, which opens the actor-turned-producer’s The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards: a series of vignettes based on short stories by Robert Boswell. Directed by on-the-rise talent Mark Columbus, Guests tells a story of two pervasive forces of nature: the unrelenting bully who targets Charlie (Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez), and the cancer that is killing his father (Matthew Modine). For Columbus, the film aims to capture the strange ways that memory works.

On the long, long trip to Mars, virtual reality could keep astronauts sane Six people entered a habitat in Hawaii this week that is meant to simulate Mars. They will spend eight months sleeping, experimenting and living as if they were actually millions of miles away on the Red Planet. And for the first time, they will cope with the help of an unusual piece of technology: Oculus Rift.

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