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Iceland Moves To Red Alert After Small Volcanic Eruption

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Authorities in Iceland have raised its alert level to maximum after a small eruption occurred overnight in the Bardarbunga volcano system. Airspace is now closed over the region up to 18,000 feet (5,486 meters) as a cautionary measure, despite no ash being detected by the radar system. Read more...

We're Throwing You An End Of Summer GIF Party!

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Let's send off the season properly, GIF-style!

Deadspin So What's Actually New About The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy?

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Deadspin So What's Actually New About The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy? | Gizmodo Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951 | Jalopnik Saab Is Too Poor To Go Bankrupt | Lifehacker This Graphic Helps You Choose the Right Fitness Class for You Read more...

?We're All In It Together: Cosplay With EFF Over Labor Day Weekend

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Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation, io9, and a coalition of fan groups over Labor Day weekend for Project Secret Identity, a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of how online anonymity and privacy are key to free expression. Visit during Dragon Con (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) to participate. Read more...

Hayao Miyazaki Earns A Well-Deserved Lifetime Achievement Oscar

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It seems impossible that Hayao Miyazaki has won only one Academy Award over his lengthy career — for Spirited Away — but that number will double when the Academy bestows am honorary Lifetime Achievement Award to the Studio Ghibli co-founder at the sixth annual Governors Awards program. Read more...

Is Marvel Finalizing a Deal for Its New Doctor Strange?

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Jeremy Renner shoots down a major Avengers: Age of Ultron rumor. The Russos explain how Captain America 3 will be the second half of a two-part story. Guy Ritchie finds his King Arthur star. And what does a set video reveal about an Arrow character's past? Spoilers now! Read more...

The Weirdest, Angriest, and Most Heartfelt Comments on Net Neutrality

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The FCC currently has over a million comments on net neutrality. They range from touching, to weird, to apocalyptically angry. We've plucked out a few superlative comments to highlight here, but the FCC extended deadline to September 15th so there's still time for you to send a profanity-laced response. Read more...

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

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The zebra's stripes. The flamingo's pink hue. A leopard's spots. What if all of those came from the dedicated work of a few people? Read more...

Beautiful Space-Themed Bedding Sets for Astonomy Lovers

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These quilt covers and pillow cases from CBedroom are absolute beauties and perfect for the space geek in your life. Read more...

Bárðarbunga Briefly Burbles With A Midnight Fissure Eruption

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After rumbling at us all week with unconfirmed subglacial eruptions and tormenting volcanologists to debate will it or won't it erupt, Bárðarbunga belching forth a fountain of lava. The eruption was both gentle and short-lived, boding well for air travel. Read more...

Are We Getting a New Avengers Line-Up at the End of Age of Ultron?

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It could be that the after-credits scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron is where we'll learn which characters will join the ever-changing line-up. And one long-awaited name has always been on the list. Read more...

This Is Your Brain On Coffee

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The latest episode from Mitchell Moffat and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE is on the brain-boosting effects of coffee and the mechanisms of caffeine addiction. Plus, Moffatt and Brown take a crack at the age old question (no, not that one ): how much caffeine is too much? Read more...

Why This Bestselling Author Decided To Start Self-Publishing

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Author Karen Traviss has published a slew of successful books, from her own Wess'har Wars series to a number of Star Wars, Halo and Gears of War novels. But for her new techno-thriller Going Grey, she decided to walk away from a mainstream publishing contract and self-publish. She explains why. Read more...

Christians in America have been worried about surveillance technology for the past two centuries.

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Christians in America have been worried about surveillance technology for the past two centuries. Go read this terrific essay by Daniel Salas in The Appendix, about how Christians connected Satan with surveillance, starting in the mid-nineteenth century. Read more...

People in the U.S. Fear War More Than Economic Downturn

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In a national survey, U.S. residents said that the biggest global threat to the country today will come from extremist militant groups or nations. But they nevertheless said that other big threats include pandemics and global climate change. Read more...

Heads Up: Falling Skies Has Gotten Pretty Watchable Again

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Falling Skies' latest (and penultimate) season got off to a rocky start, with Nazi reeducation camps, Tom Mason as a masked superhero, and Tom's daughter Lexi as a creepy cult-leader. But over the past few weeks, this show has seemed to find its groove again. At least somewhat. Spoilers again... Read more...

New Evidence Suggests The Arctic's First Settlers Died In Isolation

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An unprecedented genetic study of more than 150 ancient human remains has turned up new clues about the sudden extinction of Paleo-Eskimos, the earliest-known settlers of the Canadian Arctic. Read more...

Barry Allen Feels Under The Weather (Wizard) In New Flash Trailer

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Yeah, I'm not proud of writing "feels under the Weather Wizard," but I'm too excited about the premiere of The Flash to really care. Every new bit of footage looks great, and you know Barry is going to have to dissipate a tornado by running around it in the opposite direction. That's classic Flash, my friends. Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Medieval Mech

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The past and the future seem to collide in this week's writing prompt. Why is this giant mechanical creation outfitted like a medieval knight? Read more...

What's the Real Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

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Chickens tend to produce eggs in one of two colors, white and brown. But is there any nutritional difference between them? And what accounts for the difference in shell color in the first place? Read more...

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