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DNA sequencing: Jurassic Park was not so wide off the mark

Mapping the genome of a horse from 700,000 years ago has raised tantalising possibilities It remains one of the most intriguing premises for a science fiction film. Near the beginning of Steven Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park, scientists reveal how they have collected the DNA of dinosaurs from mosquitoes trapped in…

Special effects master creates terrifying skinless robot baby

It’s like the worst Terminator-inspired nightmare come to life: A robot baby with no skin, that moves and sounds just like a real child. Created by special effects master Chris Clarke, who’s worked on films such as Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil and even the recent Steven Spielberg epic War…

Silent film aims for big noise at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood held its breath Sunday ahead of the Golden Globes, as silent film “The Artist” bids to add to its pre-Oscars bonanza, while up against veterans like Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The relatively low-budget French-directed movie, set in Tinsel Town in the 1920s, faces stiff competition…

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