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Someone Has Done A Statistical Analysis Of Rape In Game Of Thrones

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We’ve been debating sexual violence on Game of Thrones since the show began, but the discussion has gotten more heated in the past couple weeks, with The Mary Sue essentially ending its coverage. But is the show just being true to George R.R. Martin’s books, or is it adding more violation? One fan decided to find out. Read more...

These Ancient Trees Look As Though They Belong In An Alien Forest

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Nature photographer Marsel van Oosten didn’t need to venture off planet to visit this otherworldly forest. These stunning baobao trees are located right here on Earth in Madagascar. Read more...

Robert Rodriguez Is Working On A Jonny Quest Movie

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From Dusk till Dawn and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez is no stranger to children’s adventure movies, having created the Spy Kids franchise. Now, though, he’s delving into an existing children’s series, bringing the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest to the big screen. Read more...

Here's The 9 Instruments We'll Use To Reveal The Secrets Of Europa

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Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, is a favourite target for everyone from serious exobiologists to optimistic science fiction authors as a likely setting to find alien life in our solar system. Today, NASA announced the nine instruments that will be on-board the next robotic explorer to investigate the enigmatic world. Read more...

This "40 Years Of ILM" Video Shows Just How Far We've Come

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Industrial Light and Magic has a proud heritage stretching back to the original Star Wars. And to celebrate, they’ve put together a one-minute video that sums up 40 years of visual effects wizardry. How many of these movies can you name? Read more...

This Gory Comedy Explains Why Evil Henchmen Hate Getting Promoted

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After the latest takedown by a costumed crimefighter, a crime boss kills his right-hand man and promotes a lowly henchman to Bad Guy #2. But in this splatter-filled comedy, a promotion isn’t necessarily a good thing. In fact, it can be downright dangerous. Read more...

Do You Realize Mad Max: Fury Road Is A Miracle?

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I’m serious. Mad Max: Fury Road should not exist. It should never have gotten made. It certainly shouldn’t be as awesome as it is. And yet somehow, against all odds, this impossible cinematic masterpiece is in theaters right now, in defiance of reality itself. Read more...

A Spy Ring Had Its Cover Blown By Giving Out The Wrong Change

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In 1953, a news boy got a nickel that felt too light. He suspected that he’d been cheated. Actually, he’d been given a nickel full of microfilm. And it was worth considerably more than the paper he was selling. Read more...

A Strange Event Links Doctors Together In This Doctor Who Comic Preview

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In August, Titan Comics will bring their three ongoing Doctor Who series together for a massive multi-Doctor adventure — and now you can see what brings John Hurt’s War Doctor into the fray alongside his Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth incarnations in this exclusive preview of the first issue! Read more...

Astronaut Celebrates Towel Day By Showing Many Uses Of Towels On The ISS

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Yesterday was Towel Day, a day for celebrating the works of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti apparently agrees with Adams about the supreme usefulness of a towel, and demonstrates how astronauts use them aboard the International Space Station. Read more...

Why Are You Still Washing Your Clothes In Warm Water?

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More than 60% of Americans still wash their laundry in warm water. It’s a practice that’s as costly as it is environmentally unfriendly. What’s more, it doesn’t make our clothes appreciably cleaner. Here’s why you should make the switch to cold water. Read more...

This Element Is So Radioactive It Actually Glows

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Radium watch dials put the idea of glowing green radioactive elements in the public consciousness, but radium doesn’t actually glow. If you want to see the glow of radiation, take a look at the blue light coming off actinium. Read more...

10 Books That Will Change How You Think About Fairy Tales

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Fairy tales are everywhere these days. They rivalsuperheroes at the movies and TV, and novelists rush to create their owndarker, more relevant versions. But how well do you really know fairy tales? Here are 10 books that will change how you see the fairy tale. Read more...

And now, Drag Queen Storm vs. Drag Queen Dark Phoenix

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Get ready for the best thing you’ll see all day, people! Read more...

This Is How You Fix A Space Robot 140 Million Miles Away From A Mechanic

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The Curiosity Rover has been a remarkably resilient piece of machinery, but even the toughest robot occasionally needs a tune up. So how does that happen when we’re down here and Curiosity is all by its lonesome up on Mars? Read mor...

Chameleons Are So Good At Hiding, We Didn't Know They Were 10 Species

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The panther chameleon changes color to display itself. When scientists did a genetic work up on it, they found out that behind its display it was hiding 10 extra species. Check out a flow chart that can give you a hint as to which panther chameleon you’re looking at. Read more...

DC and Star Wars: Two Very Different Approaches To Sprawling Backstories

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Massive continuities are a blessing and a curse for the epic franchises that dominate popular culture. There’s a rich lore to draw on, but how do you keep the complicated backstories understandable to newcomers? DC Comics and Star Wars have taken very different approaches, that illuminate the importance of the past in pop adventures. Read more...

John Scalzi Signs A Massive 10-Year, 13-Book Publishing Deal

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John Scalzi just got paid. The celebrated scifi author just signed one of the biggest publishing deals the genre has ever seen, as Tor Books will pay him $3.4 million for his next 13 novels over the next 10 years. Read more...

What Do People Most Commonly Get Wrong About Your Job?

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Whether because of a prominent fictional character with a very fictional version of your career or just because of a lack of visibility, there’s a lot of things we think we know about individual jobs that are just plain wrong. Today, we get the real story. Read more...

A Rare Glimpse Of Rhea's Warped Horizon

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Saturn’s icy moon Rhea, which measures a mere 949 miles (1,527 km) across, features an irregularly shaped landscape battered by craters. This new image taken by the Cassini spacecraft shows the tortured surface in glorious detail. Read more...

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