A gun is now more likely to kill you than a car. American gun deaths are projected to exceed traffic fatalities in 2015. 

This video shows before and after color grading shots from the independentfeature film The House On Pine Street.

parislemon:

The image above, the largest corporate quarterly earnings of all time, is basically all you need to know about Apple’s incredible Q1 2015 earnings.

Clearly, Apple is doomed. Doomed!

Replacement Suns

jkottke:

From the Russian Space Agency, a video of what the sky would look like if the Sun were replaced by some other stars. It starts off with the binary star system of Alpha Centuri, but watch until the end for Polaris, which has a radius 46 times that of the Sun.

See also the view from Earth of different planets replacing the Moon and imagining Earth with Saturn’s rings.

The night scene with Arcturus is the best.

Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni.

I’m uncertain about my language and who wants to keep it alive.

In the United States, more than 130 Native American languages are endangered.

Edgar Froese from Tangerine Dream has died. I’d fogotten how an obscure soundtrack in my father’s record collection expanded my musical horizons at an early age. Here’s a track from Tangerine Dream’s soundtrack to the William Friedkin film Sorceror.

Kalashnikov’s new brand strategy is gutsy, to say the least. Catchword grades the AK-47’s new name with a solid WTF.