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The Largest Scale Model Of Our Solar System Is In Sweden

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Heck, it practically is Sweden. At a scale of 1:20-million, the Sweden Solar System (SSS) spans nearly the entire length of that country. Our parent star is represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm (below the fold), the largest hemispherical building in the world. Read more...

Cosplayers Fight for Online Anonymity and Privacy During Dragon Con

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), io9, and a coalition of fan communities are launching "Project Secret Identity," a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of the importance of anonymity and privacy during the annual pop culture convention Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. Read more...

?The ThunderCats Never Got more Pathetic Than When Snarf-Ra The Ever-Living Stopped By

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Although we can look back now and see how terrible most '80s cartoons used to be, most of them still have their charms. ThunderCats… not so much. Sure, it had an awesome opening credit sequence, but it was also the dumbest cartoon on TV, which was really saying something. And one episode, "Hair of the Dog," may well be the worst. Read more...

British Police Investigate A Programmer Developing A Nuclear War Game

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Henry Smith, a software engineer from Bristol, has been working on a game called — wait for it, 1980s movie fans — "Global Thermonuclear War." He was drawing concepts on a whiteboard, which proved to be unfortunate, since someone mistook it for a plan to nuke Washington, D.C. Read more...

What Lit Up The Universe? Astronomers May Be On The Brink Of An Answer

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Most scientists can see, hear, smell, touch or even taste their research. But astronomers can only study light — photons traveling billions of light-years across the cosmos before getting scooped up by an array of radio dishes or a single parabolic mirror orbiting the Earth. Read more...

States That Legalize Medical Marijuana See Fewer Painkiller Overdoses

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As the number of patients who receive opioid prescriptions to treat non-cancer pain has increased in the past decade, so too have the number of overdoses. A new study, however, finds that states that legalized medical marijuana between 1999 and 2010 had 25% fewer annual overdose deaths than the rest of the U.S. Read more...

Is Dyson About To Unveil A Robot Vacuum Cleaner With Computer Vision?

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British appliance company Dyson has released an intriguing teaser video to promote its latest product. We're not entirely sure what it is, but this RoboCop-inspired ad has us thinking it's a robotic vacuum cleaner equipped with computer vision. Read more...

Blue Vampires With Guns Rejoice, Underworld Is Getting A Total Reboot

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The Underworld movie franchise is getting a reboot. Because vampires doing flips in leather catsuits sell movie tickets, dammit. Read more...

A Squirt of Flame Forms a Fiery Jellyfish in Microgravity

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You haven't forgotten how amazing flames on the International Space Station are, right? We've got yet another peek at amorphous jellyfish of flames in microgravity, and they're still beautiful. Read more...

The U.S. Southwest Could Soon Experience Decades-Long "Megadroughts"

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During the 1930s, America's High Plains were ravaged by an 8-year long drought, resulting in the dreaded Dust Bowl. Scientists now warn that, owing to global warming, this could happen again — and that by next century many parts of the world could experience "megadroughts" lasting for several decades. Read more...

What Fashions Surprised You By Coming Back?

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Fashion is cyclical. Like a zombie, a trend rarely dies without its reanimated corpse popping back up for a second round — and sometimes you're around for it both times. Today we want to know about the fashion trends that passed out of your life, and then showed up again. Read more...

Economist Uses Lego Bricks To Show The Ugly Truth Of Social Mobility

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Richard Reeves, a Brookings Institution economist, has made a brief video using Legos to visualize the hard facts about getting ahead in the U.S. "In terms of fairness," he says, the question is less about the income gap between the bottom and top and "more about your chance of making it from the bottom to the top." Read more...

This May Be The First Look At Fantastic Four's New Doctor Doom

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Pictures of the nefarious Doctor Doom seemed to have leaked from the set of the Fantastic Four reboot. Although if they're fake, you do have to wonder where the fakers got a enormous greenscreen room to stage them in. Read more...

You Drink A Cup Of Pesticide Every Morning

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The thing that gets most of us up in the morning is a nice big dose of poison. Fortunately, it's not poison for us. It is, however, something that's left a trail of dead snails in labs, and that we crave every morning. Read more...

When Will The Walking Dead Address Daryl's Sexuality?

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Check out new Avengers 2 photos, and a Horns trailer. Maleficent's returning to Once Upon a Time for a major storyline. Arrow recasts a major new character. Plus, a three-minute Star Wars Rebels short. Spoilers now! Read more...

Everyone's Relationship on Witches of East End Is FUCKED

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Name any two characters on Witches of East End, and I'll tell you how their relationship is completely fucked. Because that was the theme of this week. That, and the appearance of James Marsters and Eddie McClintock. Welcome, genre stalwarts, to Witches of East End. It's ridiculous. Read more...

The Whole "Magpies Like Shiny Objects" Thing Is Vicious Bird Slander

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At least according to new research from Exeter University. According to a study conducted by the university's Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB), not only do they not steal shiny objects, they're afraid of them. Read mor...

Behold: Wonder Woman With a Lightsaber on a Two-Headed Unicorn

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That's a lot of awesome packed into one image. See the full thing below. Read more...

A Fan Video That Celebrates Marvel's Quieter Moments

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The Marvel movies rightly get praise for their action and their witty writing, but Gen Kim has made a video that focuses on the universe's more subtle moments. Without dialogue, and set to José González's "Stay Alive," the emotion the actors convey with their faces and body language are thrown into stark relief. Read more...

Adam West's Batman: The Animated Series Character Gets His Own Fan Film

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According to Batman: The Animated Series, young Bruce Wayne grew up watching the pulp adventures of the Gray Ghost (voiced by none other than Adam West) on television. And the first half of this Gray Ghost fan film feels like a dream the adult Batman might have after falling asleep watching old episodes. Read more...

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