Drug-addicted pet owners may abuse their animals to secure opioid fix, study warns US vets

Some opioid addicts have been known to injure their pets to get their hands on powerful prescription drugs to satisfy their cravings, a new survey in Colorado has revealed, calling for more oversight on drug prescription by vets. Arguing that authorities have overlooked the issue of a “supply and demand equation” of prescription opioids in […]

Animals. Season 3 Premiere: Who (and What) Survived the Green Bomb?

The Season 3 premiere of Animals., HBO’s idiosyncratic, animated comedy, brings with it lots of changes. Gone are the entries with multiple storylines and animated humans, making way for new stories that span entire episodes and — BRACE YOURSELF — live actors (hello, Demi Moore)! Of course, the casual banter, out-of-place realism and surprise guest […]

Harvard’s robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

As you might imagine, you can’t just grab extra-soft sea creatures like jellyfish or octopuses when you want to study them. Not if you want them to remain intact, anyway. Thankfully, researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have a far more delicate solution. They’ve created a robot arm (the RAD sampler) whose petal-like fingers can quickly […]

Floppy Animals Play Silly Sports In ‘Sausage Sports Club’

Sausage Sports Club gives you a suite of goofy-looking, sausage-like animals like corgis, flamingos, pigeons, and more, letting you play some fun games with them (and maybe seven other close friends) as you work your way through a sports-themed reality show. With some silly physics at work, though, you can expect this to be a […]

‘We the Animals’ Trailer: Jeremiah Zagar’s Dreamy Sundance Hit Channels Terrence Malick

A lot of filmmakers can try to imitate the lyrical, dreamy style of Terrence Malick, but few can replicate it. And the auteur’s acclaimed Tree of Life certainly comes to mind while watching Jeremiah Zagar‘s hypnotic We the Animals trailer. But there’s an unsettling wildness that sets Zagar’s Sundance darling apart. We the Animals Trailer Stunning and visceral, […]

TV Bits: ‘Watchmen’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Gideon Falls’, ‘Demimonde’, ‘The Expanse’, ‘Animals’ and More

In this edition of TV Bits: HBO’s Watchmen TV series adds even more cast members American Horror Story season 8 premiere date set Comic book series Gideon Falls is being adapted for TV J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi HBO show Demimonde now has a showrunner What to expect from The Expanse season 4 A trailer for Animals season 3 Fox is adapting […]

This Week In Trailers: Wolfman’s Got Nards, New York Asian Film Festival, Daddy Issues, We The Animals, Moss

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

‘Treated like animals’: A North Korean defector tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught trying to escape

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider A 32-year-old North Korean defector named Scott Kim tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught in China after escaping from the isolated country. Kim said that he was brought to a detention camp where he and his fellow inmates were “treated like animals.” After escaping North […]