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You may recall a certain Pikachu-branded Nintendo 3DS XL that hit North America earlier this year. I say "you may recall," because it's highly unlikely that you actually got your hands on one. As if taking this scarcity as a challenge, Nintendo's going to release an Eevee-branded 3DS XL that's even more limited. Show More Summary
On a recent expedition, researchers from Imperial College London discovered an ancient fossil from Earth's cambrian period that had never been seen before. The long lost relative of animals like lobsters and scorpions had one clear connection to both of those animals -- a set of arms ending in scissor-like pincers. Show More Summary
Sure, the Watson Supercomputer is pretty great at Jeopardy, but IBM thinks it's time to branch out. They're going to be giving software developers access to Watson with a goal to "launch an ecosystem where Watson is a service and you build applications around it," said CEO Ginni Rometty. Could Watson soon challenge -- and probably dominate -- Siri?
For some species of social spiders, it seems the family that lives together, kills together. A recent study in the journal Animal Behavior shows that young spiders who live with alongside their older siblings grow up big and strong, at least in part because they're dining on the leftovers brought home by their older siblings.
What do you do when you get dumped? If you're anything like us, you drop the needle on some of your favorite sad music and feel some feels. A new study shows that listening to sad music really can help you deal with a breakup. Some people might try to tell you to listen to something more upbeat to cheer yourself up, but forget those people. Show More Summary
Today at 12:00 PM EDT J.J. Abrams and the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness will have a Google Hangout with astronauts, including Chris Cassidy, one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station who recently went on a space walk to fix an ammonia leak on the station. Show More Summary
In an embarrassing turn of events, an Australian politician was injured during a run-in with a kangaroo. While the kangaroo that attacked Canberra politician Shane Rattenbury was reportedly just spooked by its unexpected encounter with a human, we can't help but wonder if the menacing marsupial didn't have loftier political goals in mind.
So, remember when we told you yesterday that a) there was going to be a good deal of Arrested Development promotional material arriving in the coming weeks and b) you were going to see a lot of it here, because we're pretty damn excited for the show's return? Yeah, we totally meant that. Show More Summary
What's left to say about the Riddick franchise and Vin Diesel starring as the eponymous main character? Apparently enough to make a new movie. Simply titled Riddick, the latest movie releases on September 9th, and the trailer that just...Show More Summary
Do you have your own bodyguard? No? Well this flower sure does. It's a Lady's Slipper Orchid, and it's on the brink of extinction. Le Jardin de Yorkshire exhibition will be displaying one of the rare flower, and a team of botanical experts/flower mercenaries known as the Cypripedium Committee have agreed to protect it.
NASA had a press conference earlier today where they announced that the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has gone into safe mode. It doesn't look great for the mission at the moment, because when engineers brought the craft back to normal mode they found one of its reaction wheels is dead. Show More Summary
Today in Geekolinks: Dan Brown is weird, firemen save cat, and also a cop, from tree, and failed city council candidate unloads on reporter.
Hey, can we talk for a minute about how great Butcher Billy is at making things that pique my interest? The answer is that he's really freaking great at it. He's mashed up supervillains with real-world bad guys and swapped Batmen. (Batmans?) Now he has a batch of Post-Punk/New Wave Super Friends. Butcher Billy gets me.
There are few things more amusing than anti-piracy advocates being caught, well, pirating. It's the best kind of hypocrisy, if that's a thing. That's the situation Canadian anti-piracy company Canipre found themselves in this week after it was revealed that they totally didn't receive permission to use a bunch of the images associated with their website. Oops.
In a scientific first, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have created cloned human embryos they can use to harvest embryonic stem cells for human transplant. The long-sought advance -- which has the potential to makeShow More Summary
People really seem to enjoy music, so Google figured they'd get a little more involved in the music scene. They just announced the cumbersomely named Google Play Music All Access. They were pretty sparse with details, but All Access appears to be for all intents and purposes Google's version of Spotify.
The twin prime conjecture states that there are an infinite number of twin primes -- prime numbers where one prime is two greater than the other. For example, 1 and 3 are twin primes, so are 101 and 103, 881 and 883, and so on. ThisShow More Summary
There are few things I love more than Doctor Who, but even I have to admit that some of the mocked-up websites and apps depicted in the show are a little bonkers. I won't go through and list the worst offenders, but the folks at Slacktory sure seem to be up to the task. Show More Summary
Only a few months 'til Magic 2014 hits the shelves on July 19th, and you know what that means: Spoiler season is officially under way, and have we got a hydra for you!
Well, it was a nice workday while it lasted. But it's already mid-morning, and the time for productivity has come to an end. The time for goofing around on Recurring Developments, an interactive map of every running gag -- every awkward...Show More Summary