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Seriously, they're as nostalgia-inducing as their heads are massive, by which I mean to say they're incredibly nostalgia-inducing. But look how cute they are!Read more...

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Archer fans got double the fun this week, thanks to a clever crossover with Conan . The latest episode, "The Archer Sanction," nods to the 1975 Clint Eastwood movie The Eiger Sanction with both its title and mountain-climbing assassins plot. Spoilers follow!Read more...

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When you swat an insect, do you see a fountain of red blood smeared on your hand? Not unless you've killed a full mosquito. Bug goo is generally green-blue, and that can tell us something about why fictional species might have green blood.Read more...

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Looking back, Wonder Woman's earliest adventures are a little...strange. The first Wonder Woman comics were filled with bondage, submission, and domination — and even spanking games with small children. How was this supposed to be feminist? A new book analyzes those early Wonder Woman comics.Read more...

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Normally, light zips through a vacuum at a blazing 186,282 miles per second. But as a new experiment by Scottish physicists has shown, this isn't always necessarily the case.Read more...

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House of Stairs by William Sleator is an intense, dark story, and it would make a fantastic movie . So it's fantastic news that a House of Stairs movie is in the pipeline, with a goal of starting production in September or October. We talked to a producer and got the inside scoop on the film.Read more...

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Check out the office digs aboard the International Space Station. Read more...

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You are testing a new technology. One night, as you work, a person with a case of the crazies comes in. They hate your new technology. They think it's making them sick. And they have a gun. What do you do? If you're W. W. Bradford, you do something awesome.Read more...

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You know how sometimes we get to see Toys a little earlier than usual thanks to Factory figures rolling onto eBay ? Well, sometimes a boxload of toys just happen to show up too - and the new Marvel Legends figures have a lot to enjoy. Comics Batroc! Age Of Ultron Iron Man! But above all: Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman!Read more...

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We've been thrilled to offer the entire first issue of Valiant's Ivar, Timewalker comic this week, and it's finally time for the conclusion. If you missed it, part 1 is here , part 2 is here , and the third and final part begins below, as Ivar reveals his unique philosophy that time paradoxes can basically go suck it.Read more...

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Second-year students at the Animation Workshop in Denmark were tasked with creating 30-second CG trailers inspired by classic movies. The group that was assigned Alien decided not to do a straight tribute, but instead mixed a bit of Jules Verne in with their scifi horror.Read more...

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It may be just a matter of time before the Earth becomes uninhabitable. As astrophysicists and avid science fiction fans, we naturally find the prospect of interstellar colonization intriguing and exciting. But is it practical, or even possible? Or is there a better solution?Read more...

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Right now, it's pilot season — which means you're going to be hearing about a lot of TV shows getting ordered. And then, nine months from now... most of those shows will not be on television. What is this mysterious crucible? Here's our step-by-step guide to the process of pitching a brand new television show.Read more...

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Human ancestors may have been using tools tools as early as three-million years ago – that's a half-million years earlier than previously believed. The announcement is based on an analysis of hand bones belonging to Australopithecus africanus published in Thursday's issue of Science.Read more...

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Pixar's famed short films are often better than their feature-length counterparts, and you can own 12 of them on Blu-ray today for just $14. [Pixar Short Films Collection 2, $14]Read more...

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Ever since the first armored vehicles crawled across the tortured battlescapes of World War I, tanks have become an indelible fixture of land warfare. Many tank-on-tank engagements have occurred over the years, some more significant — and epic — than others. Here are 10 you need to know about.Read more...

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It's an eclectic mix of goodness in this week's look at all things Crowdfunding. We've got a ridiculously cool looking boardgame based on Conan The Barbarian, the continuation of the original Star Trek through fan films, and a pen and paper RPG with what is possibly my favourite name for anything ever.Read more...

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Sorry to bum you out on a Friday, but the SkyMall Catalog has filed for bankruptcy. This news suggests that despite the catalog's airline seat-pocket ubiquity, there simply wasn't a robust market for its odd array of gadgets, replica suits of armor, and truly bizarre garden statuary.Read more...

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This week's stories are about divergent histories, revolutions, and people abusing their power (or just the ones they love).Read more...

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Strange Magic isn't a movie, it's more of an epiphany George Lucas had between laps in his Scrooge McDuck vault of money. "What if I bought the rights to every pop song ever and put them all in one movie? But what about a plot? Fuck it, I'll just make it anyway." That is the movie Strange Magic. Read more...

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Someone sketched out the map of Middle-Earth onto a Starbucks cup and it's just a nice thing. Look at this adorable little map thing someone with great talent drew. Isn't that nice? Read more...

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This video is nearly six minutes long. I understand that asking you, dear reader, to watch a six-minute video of some dude doing archery tricks in his garage and the woods by his house is a tall order, but you need to do this. You need to watch Lars Andersen, master of ancient and long-forgotten bow skills, do his damn thing.Read more...

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Zeuxis was a painter in the fifth century BC, who had been commissioned to paint a portrait of a wealthy patron as Aphrodite. When he saw the finished product, he supposedly laughed until he died. He was the first historical person to die laughing, but not the last. How dangerous can laughter really be?Read more...

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Naruto has been one of the most popular anime and manga in the world. The tale of the young, titular ninja and his journey has enthralled readers as he's trained, fought and tried to save not just his village but his entire, ninja-centric world. Which makes the episode where he pissed on a girl so fucked up.Read more...

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