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One Of The Best Examples Of Collective Intelligence You'll Ever See

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Individual ants are not very smart, but ants working together in a colony are capable of extraordinary feats. Case in point is this remarkable video in which a colony of ants have transformed into a daisy chain to pull a dead millipede — behavior that's never been seen before. Read more...

The Scientist Who Tried To Pass Off A Monkey's Butt As A New Animal

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No one can say that Charles Waterton was not a talented and interesting man. Instead, they said he was eccentric, which, when translated from 19th- century-aristocratic-British-scientist-speak, meant "so crazy we're pretty sure that he removed his own brain and jammed it in again backwards." Read more...

Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle

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Though archaeologists have long suspected that the huge neolithic stones of Stonehenge once formed a complete circle, evidence in support of the claim has remained elusive. Now, owing to a spat of dry weather, the mystery appears to have been solved. Read more...

What TV Series Deserves To Become A Movie Franchise?

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Star Trek did it. So did Mission: Impossible. But what other TV shows deserve to transform into a series of movies? Read more...

Will Liam Neeson Reprise His Role as Ra's al Ghul on Arrow?

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Neeson's certainly up for it. Could a fourth Blade movie really happen? Jesse Eisenberg explains how his Lex Luthor is more modern than previous takes. Bryan Fuller talks expanding American Gods for television. Plus major casting news for Arrow, Agent Carter, and Escape from New York. Spoilers now! Read more...

Here's How a Multi-National Group Was Formed to Cover-Up Godzilla

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One thing we like in our kaiju movies is world-building. And part of this summer's Godzilla involved Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) investigating a conspiracy that covered up what happened to his wife. In this featurette, we see an old film describing that history in depth. Read more...

Delve Deep into the World of Maleficent With Its Concept Art

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In addition to this glimpse of Maleficent as a warrior princess, concept artist Kimberly Pope 's work allows us to get deep into the detail of Maleficent's props, environments, and characters. Read more...

Australia's ponying up $20.2 million in incentives to draw Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to its shores.

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Australia's ponying up $20.2 million in incentives to draw Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to its shores. It's coming from the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which was shelved when David Fincher left. $20.2 million is 30% of Pirates 5's Australian budget. Mostly, this is a reminder that Pirates 5 is still happening. [Variety] Read more...

Man Uses Whistle to Summon a Peacock Attack Squad

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Outlander's Got Way More Violence Than Romance

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This episode pulled a neat trick: I honestly thought Claire's escape attempt would be the whole episode, but there was a lot more going on than just that. Only in Outlander is a Great Escape-style plan the least interesting thing going on. Read more...

The Spellbinding Mathematical GIFs Of Dave Whyte

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The brain-bending animations of Dave "my name is david and i make gifs" Whyte are among the most captivating we've ever seen. Read more...

There Are Over 1300 Species Of Birds In Danger Of BIRTHDAY PARTIES, and eighteen other science headl

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There Are Over 1300 Species Of Birds In Danger Of BIRTHDAY PARTIES, and eighteen other science headlines The Toast's Mallory Ortberg (and I, and you, and everyone) would like to see more of. Read more...

Gorgeous Deep-Sea Footage Of 'An Unusually Large' Dumbo Octopus

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Deep-sea researchers led by Robert Ballard (best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic wreckage) have caught a rare, extended look at an uncharacteristically jumbo dumbo octopus, with the aid of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the unlit depths of the Caribbean sea. Read more...

Watch The First Trailer for '60s Science Fiction Musical Bang Bang Baby

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Bang Bang Baby is the forthcoming 1960s science fiction musical headlined by Jane Levy, s tar of Suburgatory and last year's Evil Dead reboot. Read more...

The Personality Test That's All About Hand Gestures

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Here's a personality test that is based on how we interpret vague hand gestures. Take a look at what people can tell from what is essentially a drawing exercise, and decide if you want to contribute a hand gesture of your own. Read more...

Watch Karen Gillan Shave Her Head For Her Role As Nebula in GotG

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Straight from Karen Gillan's criminally underutilized Vimeo page, here's a minute-long clip of the actress chopping off all her hair for her turn as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read more...

World's Largest Public Archive of SF And Fantasy Receives $3.5-Million

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this month we learned that UC Riverside Library's Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy – the world's largest public reserve of SF/F books and materials – has come under threat by new management. Now, the Eaton Collection is the beneficiary of a $3.5-million gift – the largest ever received by the university's library. Read more...

An Empty Spacesuit Is Full of Possibilities

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When astronaut Alex Gerst checked in on this empty spacesuit, he proclaimed it was sneaking in some air guitar when no one was watching. But it seems like this spacesuit could be doing so much than that. You tell me: What's the best caption for this photo? Read more...

Behold, A Rocket-Powered Motorcycle From The Early 20th Century

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Caught up in the let's-attach-a-rocket-to-everything-and-see-what-happens fad in Germany in the late 1920s, one genius came up with a rocket-propelled motorcycle. Read more...

The Tick Is Being Revived, With Patrick Warburton To Star

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The much-loved TV version of The Tick was axed by Fox in its first season, after just nine episodes. Now, it looks like the Big Blue Bug of Justice is back! According to People, the show is being revived by Amazon – and Patrick Warburton will star! And original creator Ben Edlund will write and produce! SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! Read more...

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