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Can You Guess The Subjects Of These Extreme Close-Up Photographs?

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Photographer Pyanek takes photographs of everyday objects — book pages, sugar, bags of tea — at high magnifications, rendering some of his subjects nearly unrecognizable. Watch this video and see how many of the super-magnified objects you can identify. Read more...

As The Landscape Beneath It Shifted, The One City Became Two

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The two halves of the city still maintained trade, but as it became harder and harder to travel between them over the centuries, each developed its own language and customs. They became two places united by history, architecture, and geography, but separated by everything else. Read more...

A Clip That Shows Why The Originals Is Amazing PhD Dissertation Fodder

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Seriously, some media studies grad student somewhere has to be writing a thesis about race, gender and politics in vampire media — and she or he must be just drooling over The Originals right now. Just watch this clip, in which Marcel turns a segregated World War I unit into vampires, and see for yourself. Read more...

Insanely Beautiful Photos From Jupiter Ascending Took Us By Surprise

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We know very little about Lana and Andy Wachowski's next scifi feature Jupiter Ascending. We know it stars Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum as a dog person who was trained to find her in the future. But we did not know it was this beautiful. Take a look at this massive gallery of gorgeous looks into the future world the Wachowskis created. Read more...

One Of Our Most Popular Special Effects Originally Came From Anime

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If you've been near a theater in the last few years, you've seen it happen: Somewhere deep in the middle of a bustling city an ill-defined ball of crackling "energy" swells. But just where does this rapidly-spreading trope come from? Here are its origins. Read more...

We're fast approaching an era when companies will be able to run themselves.

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We're fast approaching an era when companies will be able to run themselves. Called Distributed Autonomous Corporations (DACS), they'll utilize cloud robots to manage supply chains without human supervision. But as an article at Aeon asks, will these blockchain-style systems set us free, or just make the rich richer? Read more...

The Pryde Scale or Fun With Aging in the Marvel Universe

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What with all this new interest in the upcoming Marvel Comics Universe reboot, I thought I'd dig up this old article I wrote up on The Bendis Board (now defunct) back in 2008. It won me an official No-Prize from Tom Brevoort who posted it in his blog at the time. Read more...

How To Photograph An Exploding Star

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This is SNR E0519-69.0, an expanding shell of debris around a star that exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. The red lines are the outer edges of the explosion (visible light) and the blue glow is the superhot gas (millions of degrees hot, in X-Ray). Read more...

A Guide To Visual Symmetry In Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange

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One reason why director Stanley Kubrick is a legend is because of his beautiful shots, which feature symmetrical framing, or one-point-perspective — which means that all lines lead to a single point in the distance. We've made a supercut of all the scenes with one-point perspective in the legendary A Clockwork Orange (1971). Read more...

Kill La Kill Is Coming To Toonami, Everybody Get Naked And Party

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The spiritual successor to the beloved anime series Gurren Lagann, Kill La Kill will make its U.S. television debut at 12:30 p.m. on February 7th! Given how saucy the show is — that's main character in her battle outfit, and that's not even mentioning the show's revolutionary nudists — this is just a touch insane. Read more...

Big Hero 6 Deleted Scene Shows Something You Should Never Do To Your Cat

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We found out a while back that, in an earlier version of Big Hero 6, the Hamada brothers put rocket boots on their cat, Mochi, transforming him into ROCKET CAT. Now, thanks to a deleted scene from the film, we can finally see Rocket Cat in action. Read more...

Let’s Liveblog Tonight’s Geeky TV: ‘The Flash’ And ‘Agent Carter’ Go Back-To-Back


Comic-Con Adds 2 More Graphic Novel Book Clubs!

COME AND TALK COMICS WITH US! Comic-Con Adds 2 More Graphic Novel Book Clubs! In 2014, Comic-Con International started its first 2 Graphic Novel Book Clubs in San Diego libraries. Now we're adding 2 more! Read more

Thor Battles Thor In An All-Out Thor-War In This Week's Comics

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The original Odinson returns this week, and is a wee bit miffed to discover that someone has taken his hammer. But that's not all! A new creative team hits Adventure Time, Batman goes after Selina Kyle's Underworld empire, and Sex Criminals ends its second story arc! Read more...

January 27, 2015: Top 10 Most Depressing Series Finales!

Spoiler alert…for shows that have been off the air for anywhere between 5 to 34 years. Seriously.  There’s got to be a statute of limitations on spoilers. 10. Six Feet Under My favorite finale of all time.  It was only appropriate that a show that explored the realities of death should conclude with the multiple flash […]

Deadspin Whatever Happened To The Ripken Kidnapping Case?

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Deadspin Whatever Happened To The Ripken Kidnapping Case? | Jalopnik Here Are The Four Legal Ways To Import A Car To The United States | Jezebel A Note to Chait: Dissent Isn't Suffocation, Internet Isn't Real Life | Kotaku My First Few Hours With Dying Light | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Get To Know The Uber-Inspiring Woman Dubbed "The Superhero's Shrink"

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The Atlantic has a long-form profile of psychologist, comic-book and cosplay enthusiast, and Under the Mask blogger Andrea Letamendi, discussing her background as an academic who slowly allowed her geeky passions to infiltrate her professional life. Read more...

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