posted about 7 hours ago on io9
Reporters at the Los Angeles Times have used data from the California EPA to put together a fascinating interactive map that shows levels of pollution, water toxicity, and ozone concentrations over California. Surprise — most of the environmental impact is around freeways.Read more...

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posted about 8 hours ago on io9
Chances are, you've used one of the many useful calculating tools available online: How much would a monthly mortgage cost me with today's interest rates? What time is it on another continent? But there are far more exotic and weird calculators on the Internet. Here are ten of the most unusual.Read more...

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When last we heard of Beware the Batman, WB's latest DC animated series, it had been mysteriously yanked from the Saturday morning DC Nation block after a mere 11 episodes. Now CN will finally air the remaining 15... but at 3:00 am on Saturday nights.Read more...

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posted about 9 hours ago on io9
We didn't think it was possible to love Carolyn Porco – team lead of NASA's Cassini Mission – any more than we already did. We were wrong.Read more...

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Drones can be used for so much more than delivering Amazon packages and killing people! For instance, they can also play a pretty mean cover of "Thus Spake Zarathustra."Read more...

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Disney has decided to turn the nightmare song loop that is their "It's A Small World" ride into a feature film. Good luck getting this song out of your head today.Read more...

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posted about 10 hours ago on io9
Greetings, all! Your friendly neighborhood post-apocalyptic fake mailman here, ready to answer your letters! And, apparently, deliver a bunch of Chinese restaurant menus? I have no idea where they're coming from. I just open my mailbag and they're already in there. It's kind of freaking me out.Read more...

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Genetic tech is getting better and better. Should we be using it to bring back extinct species?Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on io9
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. The unique objects were discovered because they ripped apart a star when the ESA's observatory just happened to be looking in the right direction.Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on io9
Science writer Mara Grunbaum, the "weird animalologist" behind the dementedly hilarious science tumblr WTF Evolution? , is publishing a book of the same name. It's due out this fall, but you can pre-order a copy at Amazon right now. Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on io9
The British Library is commemorating St. George's Day with an extraordinary gallery of dragon illustrations culled from its digitized medieval manuscript collection.Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on io9
Bungie's promising to put players in an huge sci-fi universe with their next game. The new glimpses at Destiny's classes that debuted on the game's official site? Those are very, very small.Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on io9
Lou Ferrigno's going to play the Hulk one more time! Could Star Wars return to being a summer-movie franchise? Bill Paxton wants to join the Avatar sequels. And a familiar face could be joining The Amazing Spider-Man 3. There's a report from someone who saw an hour of How To Train Your Dragon 2. Spoilers now!Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on io9
You haven't heard cheesy science-fiction dialogue delivered with total aplomb until you've watched this snippet of Beach Babes From Beyond, in which the eponymous Beach Babes steal their daddy's Space T-Bird and fly to the forbidden planet... Earth. Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on io9
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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
The "bio-duck" noise is a mysterious sound that submarine operators and scientists have been hearing in Antarctic waters since the 1960s. Nobody was sure what generated the repeated, quack-like pulsing sound — until now.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on io9
As frustrating as The Tomorrow People can get, and as dim as the Tomorrow People often are, at least this show offers a few reasons to cheer sometimes. Like the scene immortalized in this GIF. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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posted about 24 hours ago on io9
We're shaken up from the weirdness in vN, Madeline Ashby's novel about artificial consciousness and self-replicating machines. And now, she's written a novel about The Singularity, when artificial intelligence surpasses our own and everything changes. We've got a cover reveal, and some details, below.Read more...

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posted 1 day ago on io9
Anybody who has played Street Fighter is familiar with the awesome power of the "Surge Fist" attack, otherwise known as the Hadouken Fireball. While some of us might be intimidated by the thought of tapping into this primal energy, a group of students are determined to recreate it—by setting a dodgeball on fire.Read more...

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posted 1 day ago on io9
Robots might not have any appreciation for food, but with a quick genetic scan, the Sanctions Enforcement mech could determine whether oysters came from the Eastern Independents' floating farms or if the maitakes had been harvested from the Buru Matsukaze fleet. Read more...

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Oh, you might think that the characters of The Big Bang Theory are bad, but they have nothing on Evan Dorkin's Eltingville Club, a group of the most awful, evil and terrifyingly accurate depictions of nerd-dom's dark side. Plus Justice League Canada, the end of The Walking Dead's war, and more!Read more...

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When will the devil release Milla Jovovich from their pact? Apparently not until after 10,000 Resident Evil movies have been made. But that's OK, because Resident Evil: Apocalypse is the best one.Read more...

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posted 1 day ago on io9
Every day, poachers kill 96 elephants in Africa. That's something to keep in mind today, the 45th Earth Day. The celebration was first proposed in 1969 at a UNESCO conference as a day to recognize the environment and the hope for world peace.Read more...

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Today, we looked at some of the most played-out tropes and storylines ever to plague a beleaguered editor of science fiction and fantasy. But just what would a story that combined all of those elements look like? Gaze upon this work, ye editors, and despair.Read more...

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posted 1 day ago on io9
Though there are many social animals who live in groups, or protect their growing children, we still aren't sure how social behavior really began. Now we may have a clue — and it comes from observing the way a humble earwig shares food with its brothers and sisters.Read more...

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