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The New City Of Babel

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To an outside observer, the city of Babiru looked chaotic. But when the only direction a city can build is up, its inhabitants learn the history behind every single story. Concept art by Nivanh Chanthara from his project Babiru. Read more...

What's James Bond's Darkest Secret? First Teaser Trailer For SPECTRE!

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The first teaser trailer for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, raises more questions than it answers. What's the secret that James Bond won't share with anyone, because he won't trust anyone? And why is James Bond venturing into the shadowy world of secret organizations? Read more...

All Hail Opportunity Rover, Future Martian Terror

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Back in 2010, XKCD's Randall Munroe devoted a surprisingly moving webcomic to Spirit, NASA's ill-fated and ultimately abandoned Mars rover. Today's comic is about Spirit's twin, the apparently indomitable Opportunity, and its tone is markedly less sentimental. Read more...

What Do You Do With Your Old Books?

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Whether your books are electronic or paper, it's a problem every reader runs into at some point: What do you do with a book after you've read it? Read more...

An FBI Profiler Explains The Psychology Of Breaking Bad's Walter White

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In the latest episode of Vanity Fair's "Psych of a Psycho" YouTube series (previous subjects include Game of Thrones' "hideous and vile" juvenile criminal King Joffrey), host Candice DeLong, a former FBI profiler, breaks down the psychology of Breaking Bad's Walter White. Read more...

These Birds Really Do Use "Spanish Fly" To Get Laid

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Spanish fly isn't just a mythical drug. It's a real thing, and these male birds use it to get females to mate with them. Learn how spanish fly works, but only when males take it. Read more...

Thank The Maker, Dragon Age Is Finally Getting The 1/6 Scale Treatment

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Bioware's fantasy video game franchise Dragon Age is no stranger to the figure world — there's been a few in various sizes. But it's about time that someone got round to bringing the series to ultra-detailed, 1/6th scale glory it deserves. Step up Alistair, from ThreeZero! Read more...

A Short Comic About The Time New York Outlawed Pinball

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Pinball may seem today like one of the most innocent of pastimes, but in 1942, the game was banned in New York City. Why? And what happened to all those machines? This short comic by Julia Wertz has the answer. Read more...

Archer Gang Gets "Dr. Shrinkered" On What Could Be Their Last Mission

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Archer's sixth season is almost over, with the first of a two-part finale seeing the blundering super spies and assorted hangers-on being miniaturized and injected into a comatose scientist. "Drastic Voyage: Part One" (blorp!) mixes high-stakes danger with goofy references... a classic Archer recipe for success. Read more...

Tropical Regions Are Getting Wetter Thanks To Bigger Thunderstorms 

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Climate scientists are reporting that increasing rainfall in the world's warmest and wettest regions are being fueled by a recent surge in large, well-organized thunderstorms. Read more...

Which "Lovable" Villain Is Actually Terrifying When You Think About It?

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Science fiction and fantasy are full of straight-up scary villains. But then there are the lovable ones, who are too quirky and goofy to seem really threatening. They start to become part of the gang, even. But they're still horrible people. Which "lovable" villain is actually horrifying if you think about him or her? Read more...

Transformers To Become Marvel-Style Connected Movie Universe, Sigh

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Everyone wants to copy Marvel's multi-layered, money-making set-up. Now Deadline is reporting that Paramount has hired Akiva Goldsman to "ramp up" Transformers output, which means if you thought the Transformers franchise was already stretched to the breaking point, hold on to your hat. Read more...

The Walking Dead spin-off has an official (dumb) name.

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The Walking Dead spin-off has an official (dumb) name. Creator/producer Robert Kirkman tweeted it will be call Fear the Walking Dead, in case, you know, you thought it might be Annoy the Walking Dead, Hug the Walking Dead or even Be Ambivalent About the Walking Dead. Read more...

The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death

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Making a TV show is a terrible grind — especially back in the day, when shows were entirely made up of standalone episodes. So it's no wonder that so many classic shows reached for the same handful of plots, over and over. Here are 12 storylines you'll find in every old science fiction and fantasy show. Read more...

This Is Your New Star Wars Canon... So Far

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With the Expanded Universe obliterated, the Star Wars canon is looking a little thin at the moment. Still not sure what goes where? Here's a new official infographic that shows you where the books, movies, and TV series all fall. Read more...

Listen To Every Single Musical Genre, Ever

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If you've ever wanted to hear the difference between traditional funk and Memphis soul, or understand where they fit in the context of more than 1300 musical genres, you might want to clear your schedule. An interactive project called Every Noise at Once is about to devour the rest of your day. Read more...

Four Notorious Fugitives Who Were Caught — And One Who’s Still At Large

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A fugitive can become a folk hero — or a desperate criminal whose acts become more terrifying the higher the stakes become. Sometimes, they can be both at once. Here, we present five different cases of men who managed to elude the law for years, even decades, before finally facing justice... or not. Read more...

Watch Today's Historic Launch To The ISS, Live Right Now!

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Today at 12:42 p.m. PDT/3:42 p.m. EDT, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to begin his year-long journey to the International Space Station — a voyage which, if successful, will surpass the U.S. record for longest-duration human spaceflight by more than 100 days. Read more...

io9 March Madness Final 4: Trek vs. Doctor Who, Marvel vs. Star Wars!

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Today are the semifinals for io9's March Madness: Movies vs. TV. That means it's time to make picks for the grand showdown on Monday. So who's going to be? Star Wars or the Marvel movies? Doctor Who or Star Trek ? Time to vote! Read more...

A.I. Pilots Are Not The Solution To Preventing Airline Disasters

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We're still trying to understand the horrific Germanwings tragedy. But already, some people are suggesting it could have been prevented if a computer had been flying the plane. But that's not the solution. We spoke to an expert about why an A.I. pilot would open up an entirely new set of risks and complications. Read more...

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