While the Zika Virus outbreak has been raging across Central America, new studies suggest that the virus might have arrived in Brazil much earlier than previously thought: in 2013.
In the coffee-world, there’s been quiet rumblings of a shortage brewing for awhile now. And yet, despite the threat, it hasn’t hit quite yet—but that doesn’t mean it’s gone away.
Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 50 must-watch science fiction films.
I love it when the dramatic and violent history of the Earth is laid bare for anyone to see. The fault, folds, and crenulations in this marble are the unmistakable evidence of a traumatic past for this tiny patch of the world.
Netflix has ordered a dystopian thriller series titled 3%, which will be developed entirely in Brazil. The series, which is scheduled to begin shooting in early 2016, looks like an intriguing one.
Brazil, which I’m sure is a perfectly lovely country, has an overload of naturally occurring resource. That resource, unfortunately, isn’t diamonds or oil—it’s human excrement, which Olympic athletes will have to swim through if they want to win a medal next summer.
Look at his little leg! Look at that guy holding the frog’s little leg! Awwwww!
Subway riders in the northeast state of Ceará, Brazil, had quite a fright when OMG ZOMBIES!!! It was revealed, of course, to be a TV show-plotted prank — but though the ghouls are fake, the freak-out factor among the passengers is alarmingly, piss-your-pants real (it starts about three minutes in). Yikes, seriously.
It's 180,000 carats and weighs 840 pounds. Its value is estimated somewhere in the $370 million range, but really, the Bahia Emerald is so rare it's virtually priceless. No wonder the raw gem, which was found in 2001, is such a hot property — and has been at the center of a legal saga that's lasted years.
YOWCH! A Brazilian taxi driver survived being stabbed in the head ... and roamed around with the knife wedged into his melon for over three hours. As you can see from the X-rays, we're not talking about a little poke from a Swiss Army knife. That's practically Excalibur up in there!
This is but a snapshot in time of the Paraná River in South America, a tangle of green and brown streams, lakes, and abandoned channels.
One of the most fascinating and memorable things about classic British science fiction is its eerie, jarring soundscape. And just like Doctor Who and other TV shows, a handful of British composers and sound designers did a lot to shape this aural phenomenon. A new BBC radio documentary will open your ears.
Here's some nightmare fodder for you: CNN is reporting that a 26-year-old man has admitted to killing 39 women in the Rio de Janeiro area. If that body count is accurate (other outlets are reporting 42 victims), it would place the alleged killer high atop the list of Brazil's most prolific serial killers.
Dystopias rule our imaginations today — just ask Katniss Everdeen. But the dystopias that speak most powerfully to our world weren't necessarily created in the past decade. Here are 10 great dystopias that are more relevant to the real world than when they were first created.
With just one trailer, the futuristic thriller Narcopolis has gone from being off the radar to being one of next year's most anticipated films. With a cast that includes Brazil's Jonathan Pryce, this movie looks both slick and thought-provoking. Let's hope the whole thing is as good as this first hit.
Remember when we warned you last winter about what could happen to your morning cup of coffee if the drought in Brazil got any worse? Well, it got worse.
Neil Marshall's film-making is wild and distinctive, from Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and The Descent to his episodes of Game of Thrones. He does chaos incredibly well. So we had to ask him: What did you learn from watching Terry Gilliam movies?
Terry Gilliam isn't just one of the weirdest directors ever to reach mainstream attention. Or one of the most prolific Monty Python alumni. He's also an incredibly influential director, who doesn't get the props he deserves. We talked to a bunch of people, including Looper director Rian Johnson, about Gilliam's…
We caught up with Terry Gilliam recently to talk about his new film, Zero Theorem, a one size fits all, full gate, semi-vinyl motion picture on searching for the meaning in the face of impotence. He also told us which films left shrapnel in his soul, and why you should be fucking honest and cut the end off your story.
After Terry Gilliam's Brazil was butchered for American audiences, the studio promoted it with this trailer — which actually presents the film pretty accurately. Except for the trailer voiceover, which somehow makes the whole thing sound terribly charming.