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This week's stories are all about the passage of time, traveling in time, and things that occur when time happens all at once.Read more...

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Fans keep asking Dredd producer Adi Shankar about the possibility of a Dredd sequel, but there's some harsh financial realities preventing it. Here, Shanker explains how Dredd 2 could possibly happen — or, as he so eloquently puts it, "The guy who dresses up like The Crow is going to you a lesson in film finance."Read more...

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Looking for good schools, good health, good morals, and good times? Well, then you'd need to find good roads first, according to the National Highway Association. Which is why the NHA drew up the first proposed highway plan in 1913.Read more...

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Secret Wars has already mashed up old Marvel stories , new tales and the return of a few favorites in its Battleworld saga— but now it's heading to 19th century America with 1872, a new comic that re-imagines Marvel heroes as citizens of the Wild West.Read more...

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At 4:39 (PST) this morning, after over seven years and three billion miles of travel, NASA's Dawn spacecraft was pulled into Ceres' orbit, becoming the first ever mission to orbit around a dwarf planet.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on io9
Radon gas is a hazardous thing to have around the house. It hangs around a short time before shooting out alpha particles. With a cloud chamber, scientists show us exactly what that decay process looks like, and it's stunning.Read more...

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Cue up your favorite playlists, GIFs! It's time for a party. Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on io9
Deadspin Patriots, Rays, SF Giants Petition Supreme Court To Back Gay Marriage | Gawker Girls Who Steal | Jalopnik 'Street Outlaws' Driver Arrested For Street Racing Crash That Killed 2 | Kotaku Akira, Redrawn using The Simpsons, Is Incredible |Read more...

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Next year marks half a century since Star Trek debuted on NBC. I imagine we're in for a good deal of celebration and anniversary events, but the "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" concert will likely be one of the biggest — a 100-stop tour of live music from the TV series and movies, performed by a full orchestra.Read more...

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Believe it or not, this was a question that South African officials in the early 2000s had to answer. Young elephant males had formed groups that attacked and killed rhinos for recreation. How could they stop it?Read more...

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The next Toy Story won't continue the story of the first three. There's another tease of Jared Leto's version of the Joker. Jeph Loeb says Marvel's Netflix shows won't cross over with the films just yet. John Barrowman gets a new series. Plus, Flash set pictures tease the return of Reverse Flash. Spoilers Now!Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on io9
How much snow has the United States seen this year? The New York Times has a set of composite photos showing snow cover from 2013, 2014, and 2015. Two things stand out: one is the photos for the Northeast, which shows the thicker more snow this year. The other is the disappearance of snow from the west. Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on io9
Akira is wonderful. The Simpsons is wonderful. Put them together and you get something pretty special.Read more...

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posted about 19 hours ago on io9
Given the time it happened and, you know, that he's a cartoon, the answer is that Homer Simpson did come pretty close to figuring out the mass of the Higgs Boson before scientists did. Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on io9
This slow motion clip of a jumping praying mantis is by Gregory Sutton, one of the authors of a study on how these insects manage to precisely target and hit their jumps. They need to be able to move their abdomen, hind legs, and front legs. Just one immobilized, like in the clip, and things go wrong.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
Harve Bennett, who produced four Star Trek movies, The Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Bionic Woman died on Wednesday at the age of 84. It was because of Bennett that Wrath of Khan became a classic, and he should be remembered forever as one of heroes of science fiction.Read more...

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A vast, ancient ocean reaching depths of more than one mile may have once occupied close to half of Mars' northern hemisphere, NASA scientists reported today.Read more...

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Ever wondered what an owl taking care of one of it's hatchlings is like? Well, due to looking on youtube for a specific video I couldn't find, do I have a surprise for you!Read more...

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The town of Doyline, in northwestern Louisiana, stood in for fictional Bon Temps during True Blood's HBO run. Vampires and other supernatural beasties menaced onscreen, but the real-life town is facing a far greater concern: the to-be-decided fate of 15 million pounds of toxic explosives.Read more...

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There is something amazing going on in this week's writing prompt, by artist Mohammad Hossein Attaran. But what is it? How on Earth did this happen in the first place? And what is our falling figure trying to accomplish? You tell us; write a story about this peculiar moment.Read more...

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Here's a demonstration common in chemistry classes. Two chemicals, hydrochloric acid and ammonia, are placed next to each other. They don't touch. But one suddenly starts smoking. What happened?Read more...

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Rays and skates are members of a superorder of fishes called Batoidia (they're also in the subclass Elasmonbranchii, to which sharks also belong). Batoids are super weird . You should read about them . But for the purposes of this comic, what you need to know is that batoid undersides look like funny little faces .Read more...

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If you've had a chance to dig into that cache of recently discovered fairytales (and if you haven't, visit our exclusive look at one of the tales), you may have noticed something about them: They are unusually dark. Here's why these new versions might be a little grimmer than the ones you are familiar with.Read more...

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People have fabricated all kinds of things with 3D printers, but some of the most innovative creations yet have been edible ones. Does 3D printing really have what it takes to transform the food industry? Have a look at some prototype snacks and decide for yourself.Read more...

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It sure looks like this octopus at the Seattle Aquarium is attempting to flee to freedom before being caught in the act. Or, in the observant words of the person behind the camera, "He's like ... aww man, they got me!" Alas, that may not be what was really happening.Read more...

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