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Here Are All the Ways Scientists Propose to Protect Earth From Asteroids

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In a short, informative video, the American Museum of Natural History explains all the proposals for deflecting asteroids. Sadly, the plan from Armageddon is not on the list. Read more...

Tuesday Game Room: Ridiculous Game Name Edition

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It might be a quiet week, but we have not one, but two different ridiculously named games out: Blazblue Chrono Phantasma Extend and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation. While I go laugh at those, come and discuss what you’ve been playing in this week’s Tuesday Game Room! Read more...

Mark Zuckerberg Wants You To Read Iain M. Banks' Player Of Games

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The founder of Facebook is reading a book every two weeks, and discussing it with the Facebook community. And his next selection is The Player of Games, one of the amazing Culture novels by Iain M. Banks. Read more...

See a Plane's Eye View of a Red Sprite Forming Above the Clouds

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Red sprites are poorly-understood atmospheric phenomena. They are bright glowing shapes that temporarily appear above the clouds. The Florida Institute of Technology has captured high-speed video of a sprite in action. Read more...

Doctor Strange and Ghost Rider Come To Life On Two Bright New Posters

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Doctor Strange and Ghost Rider, two of Marvel’s most mysterious and frightening heroes, have been given a bright update in a new pair of posters by artist Dave Perillo and Grey Matter Art. Read more...

Germany is converting its old military bases into nature reserves.

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Germany is converting its old military bases into nature reserves. The AP reports that 62 former military bases and training areas will soon provide nearly 80,000 acres of protected land for imperiled wildlife. “The land will be considered...Show More Summary

Time Travel Amy Schumer-Style Is Dirty, Funny, and Totally Nuts

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How many relationships have you had where you wish you could travel back in time and do it all over again? I’d venture to guess lots. Well the key is get your own TV show, like Amy Schumer. Then you can do just that. Read more...

The Chilling 1948 Kidnapping That Inspired Lolita (But Was Way Scarier)

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History remembers her as “the real Lolita,” because young Florence “Sally” Horner’s grim ordeal helped inspire Nabokov’s novel. But the author drew on multiple sources for his famous tale, so it’s not an exact retelling. And Sally’s real-life kidnapping was much worse than the fictional version. Read more...

Sugary drinks kill 184,000 people each year through diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, according t

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Sugary drinks kill 184,000 people each year through diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, according to new research from Tufts University. “It should be a global priority to substantially reduce or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages from the diet,” notes lead researcher Dariush Mozaffarian, who says these drinks have no health benefits. Read more...

A Steel Engineer Explains Why Cast Iron Is So Tricky to Make

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By the time it arrives in your home, cast iron is one of the most durable materials you’re likely to lay your hands on. Getting it to that point, though, turns it to be an incredibly finicky process. Read more...

Sports Medicine Journal Reveals Our Childhood Coaches Tried To Kill Us

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Remember when you were a kid and all your coaches and camp counselors and those vaguely hippie-ish guys who took your youth group hiking would tell you to drink, even when you weren’t thirsty? Turns out they were trying to murder you. Read more...

If The Battle Of Endor Was Real, Its Documentary Would Look Like This

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Imagine we lived in a galaxy far, far away and the battle of Endor from Return of the Jedi just happened. What would the eventual documentary look like? That’s the question posed and answered by the team behind Real Fake History, a new web series from Machinima. Read more...

Frank Miller’s All Star Batman & Robin Is So Bad, It's Actually Awesome

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In 2005, DC teamed legendary Batman comic writer Frank Miller and equally legendary artist Jim Lee for what they clearly hoped would be the ultimate Batman comic. What they got was a comic in which Batman called Robin “retarded.” In short, they got the worst Batman comic ever made. And I love it. Read more...

In This Week's Comics, Canada Defends Itself From an American Invasion

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Oh, and did we mention that the U.S. brought giant robots with them? And that this was written by Saga’s Brian K. Vaughn? We Stand On Guard leads the charge of all the coolest new comics starting this week, but it’s not all there is: Barb Wire makes her return! Space Knights! Grant Morrison madness! And more! Read more...

Watch as the Sun Spews a Massive Arch of Fire and Gas Into Space 

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Our Sun has been quite active over the past several weeks, ejecting giant strands of stellar debris into the cosmos. NASA scientists recently captured a video of one particularly eye-catching explosion that produced a dramatic arch across the sun’s surface. Read more...

The Famous Optical Illusion Hidden in Every Typeface—Including This One

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Hidden in the vast majority of typefaces is one of the most well-known optical illusions in the world. Can you spot the illusion, and can you identify the famous illustration that demonstrates its power over human perception? Read more...

What Are The Best Short Stories of the Year So Far? (June 2015 edition)

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It’s a grand time to be a fan of short-form speculative literature. There are dozens of magazines, many of which are consistently amazing, publishing hundreds of stories on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Here’s the problem: there are dozens of magazines, publishing hundreds of stories. Read more...

Here's A Clip That Shows The Fatal Flaw In Stitchers

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Another episode of Stitchers airs tonight on ABC Family. And I’ve been watching the show, though I haven’t recapped it since the first episode. But, as this clip from last week’s episode shows, Stitchers has a fatal flaw that makes it damn near impossible to buy into. Read more...

Why Genisys Had to Destroy Terminator In Order to Save It

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Sometimes in order to make something new, you have to get rid of the old. And certainly, after the last few movies in the Terminator series, the franchise desperately needed something new. We spoke to Genisys writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, as well as director Alan Taylor to discuss how the newest installment reinvents the world of Terminator. Read more...

Student Suspected of Murder After "Pocket Dial" Incident Nabbed in China

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The suspected killer of Iowa State University student Shao Tong—her boyfriend, University of Iowa student Xiangnan Li—has been apprehended, nearly 10 months after the young woman’s strangled body was found crammed into her car trunk. His capture was complicated because he’d fled to China after her death. Read more...

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