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This Adult Swim Short Is Completely Messed Up. In the Best Way.

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Sometimes, one hundred seconds and not a single word of dialogue is all you need to make something eerie as hell. Read more...

Memory Is A Rabbit Hole Of Answers In The Latest Episode Of Killjoys

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When things start going really well for you, that’s when you know something’s about to go wrong, especially in television. On the latest episode of Killjoys, Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye, the crew discovers what happens when you go too far down the rabbit hole. Read more...

Open Channel: That Similarity Between Ant-Man And Interstellar

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I finally got to see Ant-Man recently, and something that happened in it made me sit back and think while I was driving home. Why did Ant-Man largely get a pass for this, while Interstellar was ridiculed for it? Some spoilers ahead. Read more...

Fantasy author N.K.

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Fantasy author N.K. Jemisin isn’t satisfied with the status quo: it “is significantly racist and sexist and a whole bunch of other things that I think need to change. With epic fantasy there is a tendency for it to be quintessentially conservative, in that its job is to restore what is perceived to be out of whack.” Read more...

Ebola Vaccine Shows 100% Effectiveness In Latest Trial

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There’s a new tool in the fight against Ebola in West Africa: rVSV-ZEBOV, a vaccine that has recently concluded a study phase, with researchers finding that it was incredibly effective against the deadly disease. While it’s still in trial stages, the drug appears to be a promising tool moving forward. Read more...

Asimov's Yeast Vats May Be the Real Future of Food

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Isaac Asimov and other classic sci-fi writers envisioned a future in which great vats of yeast or bacteria could feed humanity. We’re not there yet, but today’s startups are using yeast cultures to produce milk, egg whites, and even coffee. Show More Summary

The New Ghostbusters Visit Boston Hospital In Full Costume

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Celebrities visiting a hospital has been a cool thing to do for a while now: Christian Bale and Chris Pratt have been known to stop by to cheer up kids. The latest feel-good story comes with the new cast of Ghostbusters, who stopped by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston yesterday. Read more...

Caitlín R. Kiernan's Drowning Girl and The Red Tree Optioned For Film

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Caitlín R. Kiernan has earned considerable acclaim for her works, including a pair of World Fantasy Awards last year, and now, two of her best-known works have been optioned for film. Read more...

A Xena Reboot Is Coming, But Probably Without Lucy Lawless  

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The reboot factory is rolling out yet another old television favorite: Xena: The Warrior Princess. Unfortunately, we probably won’t be able to see Lucy Lawless reprise her role as the former warlord-turned-hero. “I really couldn’t live that life,” Lawless said during the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour on Friday. Show More Summary

On Dark Matter, Why Not Seek Revenge For Things You Can't Remember?

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Why even give these people amnesia if they’re going to go ahead and find out everything they can and get revenge for things they can’t remember? Read more...

Sunday Puzzle is on holiday this weekend!

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Sunday Puzzle is on holiday this weekend! In its place, try your hand at this week’s collection of puzzles from NPR’s Will Shortz. “Every answer this week is a six-letter word that contains two consecutive F’s. Use each anagram of the other four letters to find the full six-letter word.” Read more...

Enjoy This Gorgeous Image of the Lagoon Nebula

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At this very instant, five thousand light years from Earth, near the center of our galaxy, new stars are forming in a region of interstellar gas and dust called the Lagoon Nebula. Read more...

So You Want To Join The Empire: The Finer Details

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Last week in this series, I took a look at how you take a rough kit of plastic and bring it down to a workable pile of plastic. Rough cutting brings the vacuuformed parts into recognizable shapes, and gets you closer to the part where you begin to assemble the suit as a whole. Before you get to that point, however, there’s some more refinement needed. Read more...

Star Trek And Shania Twain Work Surprisingly Well

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There’s no reason why this should work, but somehow, it does. Spock and McCoy shippers, take note: this sums up the pair’s relationship perfectly. Read more...

Watch The Original Fantastic Four Recut Into A Modern Trailer

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The upcoming adaptation of Fantastic Four is coming later this week, and it’s getting a bit of a cool reception. The folks over at New York Magazine wanted to look back at the original Roger Corman adaptation and recut it into a modern-ish trailer. Read more...

Here's The Trailer For The Final Season Of Continuum

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Syfy is wrapping up Continuum this year with a final, 6 episode fourth season. It’ll start in Canada on September 4th, and will air in the United States on Syfy on September 11th. Read more...

Compare All The Objects Of The Solar System

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Yesterday, we looked at an interactive infographic on the relative orbits of everything in the solar system. Today, let’s compare the planets to one another. This site shows us how all of the solar system’s planets (and Pluto) stack up. Read more...

With a career spanning over half a century, Samuel R.

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With a career spanning over half a century, Samuel R. Delany has seen many changes within the science fiction landscape. The New Yorker has an essay about Delany and his life, with a particular look at his existence within the science fiction community as a person of color. Read more...

Witness The Moon, Venus, Jupiter And Earth From The ISS

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Astronaut Scott Kelly has been providing us some spectacular images during his time in orbit, but this shot might be one of the coolest ones thus far: Venus, Earth, Jupiter and the Moon, all in the frame. Read more...

Hitchhiking Robot Lasts Just Two Weeks in US Because Humans Are Terrible

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When hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot started his journey in Boston two weeks ago he wanted to see the entire country. Unfortunately, he never made it out of the Northeast. The researchers who built hitchBOT announced today that they need to stop the experiment because hitchBOT was vandalized in Philadelphia. Read more...

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