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In her slam poem Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them, Brenna Twohy quickly gets to the heart of why so many people love their erotica attached to familiar fictional characters.Read more...

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A pig heart modified to express human genes has survived more than a year grafted to the inside of a baboon's abdomen, according to researchers at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the NIH.Read more...

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If you're going to weather the apocalypse in a cargo container, then it should absolutely look like a giant mechanical spider.Read more...

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Surprise Simpson! MonsieurCaron has crafted yet another LEGO opus, this one recreating a small segment from the first Ghostbusters film and injecting it with a pantload of LEGO characters. It's real cute. Read more...

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The internet is absolutely abuzz with videos of famous faces and normies all dumping buckets of ice water upon their heads as a call for awareness about the neurodegenerative disorder ALS. And just as like all things popular, the haters are coming out of the woodwork. But here's why the Ice Bucket Challenge matters. Read more...

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Zombies have been ambling brokenly around a fair percentage of our TV screens, films, and books for quite some time lately, so is it fair to wonder if the time of the zombie is close to an end? Or have we only begun to scrape the surface of the undead life? Author M.R. Carey says we're not close to getting tired of zombie stories.Read more...

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According to the folks at the American Chemical Society's Reactions channel: Yes. In a pool, though? That's a different story. Read more...

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Remember Read-Along books? (No, not you, young people.) The books where you also had a record of someone narrating it, and you'd turn the page every time you heard he chime? Well, someone made one for John Carpenter's The Thing, and it's awesome.Read more...

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Sometimes, one culture's hero is another culture's villain — especially if they were on opposite sides of a conflict. Everybody always says that the winners write history, but often both sides have different versions. So which character is either a savior or a butcher, depending on whom you ask?Read more...

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A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that 54% of Americans support airstrikes in Iraq, while only 31% disapprove. That's a huge turnaround from last year, when a Pew survey reported that a record 52% felt the U.S. should keep out of world affairs. What's going on here? Read more...

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Sportfishers off the coast of Bonita Springs Florida captured the footage earlier this month. The shark caught on the line is a blacktip shark, the big fella an appropriately named goliath grouper. Read more...

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School is starting again, and whether you're a student in college or a student of life, you need to boot up your brain with some good inspiration. Here is a book list to get you thinking about the world in a new way — and help you make the transition back into study mode.Read more...

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We'll be honest, we did not know much about Antonio Banderas and Gabe Ibáñez's Automata, but this trailer has us very, very excited about this robot movie. From what we can tell, Automata appears to be twisting around Asimov's laws of robitcs, which is great. Also, we're really happy to see that the robots look like actual robots. FINALLY. Read more...

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Are you just starting your career, and want to get your feet wet with a research job at io9? We've got three openings — two for contributing researchers who focus on culture and entertainment, and one for a half-time editorial fellow in the sciences who will do research, writing, and outreach in the science community.Read more...

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Grant Morrison's more-insanely-epic-than-usual DC project Multiversity begins today, which will try to tie pretty much every single part of every single DC universe into one coherent whole. This video is the best explanation of what Morrison's trying to accomplish I've seen so far — it's definitely worth a watch. Read more...

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This spectacular image was captured by the Wide Field Imager at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, and released today by the European Southern Observatory. To the right of the photograph is nebula NGC 3576. On the left is star cluster NGC3603, home to the Milky Way's highest known concentration of massive stars. Read more...

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Giant asteroid Vesta is the second-biggest object in our solar system's asteroid belt, and the origin of an estimated 5% of Earth's meteorites. Yesterday, an especially rare chunk of Vesta recovered from the Netherlands in 1925 was reported stolen from the Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory in Utrecht, Netherlands.Read more...

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It's amazing what some people can accomplish with just a little makeup on a human canvas. Makeup artist Laura Jenkinson paints cartoon characters on her lips, using her own mouth as each character's mouth. The results make us giggle.Read more...

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Meet Keesingia gigas, one of a pair of new species of Irukandji jellyfish recently discovered off the coast of Western Australia. It's confusing researchers because it appears not to have any tentacles.Read more...

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The Space Age gave birth to some absolutely beautiful visions of space exploration and life in space — including a ton of lovely artwork from Soviet creators . And one of the most striking Soviet works of space-age futurism came in 1965, in a documentary called Luna or Moon. The whole beautiful thing is online, with restored color.Read more...

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In many cities, it's become popular to hate "gentrifiers," rich people who move in and drive up housing prices — pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that.Read more...

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A strange, solitary man, played by Alan Rickman, follows a young girl and her mother to their house. But this short film ends up going in a direction that you might not expect.Read more...

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This month, the io9 book club read M.R. Carey's The Girl With All The Gifts. Today, from noon - 1 P.M. Pacific time, he'll be here to answer your questions about his novel, combining Greek myths with modern storytelling, and building recognizable (yet unfamiliar) worlds.Read more...

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Oh, Marvel. Come on. You know better than this —this being Milo Manara's cover for the upcoming Spider-Woman #1. If you're wondering what the hell Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman is doing, I believe it's what's known in the animal kingdom as "presenting." Read more...

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