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What if Game of Thrones came out in the '60s and legendary graphic designer Saul Bass (the mind behind the title sequences for Psycho, Ocean's 11, and North by Northwest) created the opening titles? It would probably look a lot like this. Read more...

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Have you ever been caught in a "phantom traffic jam," where cars have slowed down and even stopped for no reason at all? These are a real phenomenon, and they can be hotspots for accidents. In Nautilus, Benjamin Seibold reports on some possible reasons for these mysterious events.Read more...

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Fire whirls, commonly known as "fire tornadoes" and "firenadoes," can make destructive fires even more horrifying as the flames are swept up into a swirling column of fire. These images show this frightening phenomenon during various fires.http://io9.com/breathtaking-a... Read more...

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During the morning of August 24, California's Napa Valley was struck by its biggest earthquake in a quarter century . The ESA's brand new Sentinel-1A satellite has now produced an unprecedented visualization of the ensuing rupture.Read more...

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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa auditioned for the role of Drax the Destroyer, and while the role ultimately went to Dave Bautista, early concept art from the film gives us a hint at how Momoa could have looked as Drax.Read more...

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The original superhero odd couple, Quantum & Woody, will face their biggest challenge since their recent reboot in December's Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1, when a giant asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. And that's before Thomas Edison accidentally brings a Woody from an alternate dimension to "help."Read more...

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Sometimes a science fiction or fantasy story makes a logical error so egregious that you can't let it go. Even years later, it still pops into your head and annoys you. Why did they DO that? Tell us what stories make you feel that way.Read more...

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Hiding in sandy burrows, mantis shrimp wait patiently—and then, with lightning-fast motion, grab passing prey with long, skinny appendages. "Like Predator and Alien rolled into one," says Jamie Seymour, a James Cook University biologist who made this new video with Emmy Award-winning cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick.Read more...

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Hugo Award-winning writer Will McIntosh has blown us away with novels like Love Minus Eighty and Defenders — but he's also shown a unique spin on the apocalypse in his book Soft Apocalypse. And now, he's written a unique apocalyptic vision for the anthology The End Is Now, and we're excited to share it with you.Read more...

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DC Comics Movies is prepping for their large load of proposed comic book movies by gobbling up all the URL registrations for their coveted projects. So what do the newly registered URL names reveal? Read more...

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The "writers' room" of a television show is a magical place , where creativity flows and awesome ideas are generated. But how do you keep "the room" happy and focused? Some of the top showrunners, including Joss Whedon, share their secrets in this exclusive excerpt from the book Showrunners.Read more...

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You can't talk and listen at the same time. Scientists proved this conclusively when they came up with speech shadowing experiments that rendered people mute by forcing them to listen to the drivel coming out of their mouths.Read more...

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Sure, we watch Disney villains commit some terrible atrocities over the course of their films, but we tend to be a bit more forgiving when we remember the dead. These obituaries recall the lives of villains from a more sympathetic perspective.Read more...

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Set 10 years after the first movie, the monsters of Monsters: Dark Continent has spread around the world, and the Army has been deployed to contain them. The sequel examines a group of soldiers stationed in the Middle East, who... oh, okay, I see what's going on there.Read more...

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"Brony" is the nickname given to the adult (mostly male) fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Their community—which is large, voracious and one of the most widely-ridiculed fan collectives this side of Equestria—gathers annually in a convention center to celebrate their enthusiasm for friendship tolerance and MLP. This year, I joined them.Read more...

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Hey, remember that incredibly unfortunate Spider-Woman variant cover by sexy sex artist Milos Manara? Well, someone decided to see what would a 3D model would look like in the same pose. The answer, it turns out, is a melted human/flesh-rent monstrosity that only Clive Barker could love.Read more...

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The Opportunity rover has been diagnosed with a case of "amnesia", after more than a dozen lapses in its flash memory storage. To attempt to solve the problem, NASA's engineers say they will clear out the robot's memory and reformat, trying to avoid any worn out storage areas.Read more...

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It's an all too common ritual: A product in the kitchen passes its "best before" date, so you toss it. Trouble is, it was probably perfectly safe to eat — and you just wasted good food. This is a problem that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about "expired" foods — and how to make sure you're eating safely. Read more...

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Hey, you know that amazing Paleozoic Museum in Central Park? Dates right back to the 19th century, with all those life-size statues of elasmosaurs, mosasaurs, mammoths and other North American megafauna? Pretty cool, right?Read more...

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At the dawn of life on Earth, a group of early lifeforms is eager to get on with this whole living and adapting business. But one of them is getting a bit annoyed with its compatriots—and it's ready to commit the first act of violence.Read more...

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On January 19th, 2014, Many A True Nerd started a new playthrough of Fallout 3. Not just any playthrough, though: his goal was to eradicate everyone from the capital wasteland.Read more...

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In 1971, Cutty Sark offered an award of one million pounds ($2.4 million) to anyone who could capture the Loch Ness Monster. But, the whiskey manufacturer began to get cold feet, so it asked Lloyds of London to underwrite the contest. The insurance company agreed, with the condition that it would get to keep Nessie.Read more...

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Today's Amazon deal of the day features over 1,000 discounted Kindle books that are meant to help students, but anyone who wants to pick up some new skills should take a look at the selection.Read more...

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We chortle today at the number of "ejaculations" in Sherlock Holmes stories, and laugh at how old newspaper stories describe the "erection" of skyscrapers. But previous generations would snicker just as hard at us. A look at archaic slang shows that we say a lot of very suggestive things without knowing it.Read more...

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