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If you have any doubt that 3D printing is a transformative technology, then look no further than the cremation industry where companies can rapidly customize urns designed to be enduring keepsakes. But, one Vermont company has gone to the extreme by duplicating your loved one's head for urns shaped as action figures.Read more...

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The Jurassic World trailer gave us some amazing dinosaur action, but also raised lots of questions. We've broken it down, frame by frame, to try and find some answers. And we need to have a serious discussion about Chris Pratt's raptor biker gang.Read more...

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If you were a psychiatrist assigned by the government to make torturers feel better about their lives, what would you do? That's not a rhetorical question. Back in the 1950s, the psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon was forced to answer that question, in his own life.Read more...

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The downright futuristic Morpheus prototype lander kicked off its newest round of testing with an anticlimactic soft abort ending the test before it started. At least this wee frog got a great view of the excitement!Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on io9
Scientists use a range of techniques—from satellite observations to drilling holes—to measure sea ice thickness. Usually, such efforts look down at the sea floor. But, by equipping an underwater drone with upward-looking sonar, researchers were able to create the first high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.Read more...

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So Gotham is basically a live-action cartoon, and in addition it is pure crack at this point. And last night's episode showed just how far the "young Bruce Wayne" element has come, from its troubled beginnings. As long as Barbara Kean and Renee Montoya stay in bed together (and off camera) for a few seasons, we're good.Read more...

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Deadspin Richard Sherman Mocks NFL With Brilliant Press-Conference Performance | Gizmodo Police Body Cameras Are a Good Start, But Not a Cure-All | Jezebel The Secret Life of the American Airport Worker | Lifehacker The Worst Spots on an Airplane If You Want to Avoid Catching a Cold | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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We've featured the amazing work of Isaiah Stephens on io9 before , and he continues to deliver some amazing stuff with these decidedly Tron-esque redesigns for the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on io9
This is definitely the most heartwarming story you'll read today. A woman adopted a paralyzed stray dog she found dragging himself across a beach in Thailand. Now healthy, with a wheelchair, Leo the dog is living the squirrel-chasing life in Canada. The Dodo has the story. Read more...

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Science fiction and fantasy readers are in a constant dialogue with their favorite stories. At conventions, workshops, and online, people geek out about their favorite books. But sometimes, authors get a little tired of the same old memes . Ten authors told io9 about the writing terms they'd like to see retired. Read more...

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Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In November, we read Prince Lestat, by Anne Rice. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!Read more...

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Spiders are the most feared animals in the world, despite the fact that they are overwhelmingly helpful rather than harmful. Scientists decided to investigate why, by shocking a bunch of twins.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
Imagine being an archaeologist exploring ancient shrines in Egypt and stumbling upon this 3,245-year-old unbroken seal. Such was the sight that greeted Howard Carter in 1923 as he prepared to enter King Tut's astounding shrine for the first time.Read more...

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Heading into the fall finale with "Magnum Opus," we expected some unanswered questions. We did not expect the Headless Horseman to fight a Gorgon, though given how gleefully off-the-rails this episode is, maybe we should have.Read more...

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Kirk Cameron—holy moron , village idiot , bigot in pilgrim's clothing —is losing his battle to save Christmas from the gays or whatever, and he's blaming the critics.Read more...

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Whenever a TV show becomes popular, people try to force spin-offs from it. Some work (Angel) and some fail (the back end of Caprica). But meanwhile, here are 10 dynamite episodes of science fiction and fantasy shows that could have spawned amazing spin-off series.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
Oh. My. God. Just look at this Russian Beauty. Neca's Pacific Rim line continues to delight Jaeger lovers like me with a new, 18-inch tall rendition of Cherno Alpha (aka secret best Jaeger of the movie). It's... it's wonderful.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on io9
As part of its annual training exercises in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy has begun testing a prototype of its High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon. The futuristic device could be used to shoot down drones and small attack boats. Read more...

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The BBC has announced the title of this year's Doctor Who Christmas special will be "Last Christmas," perhaps a point in favor of the rumors that it will be Jenna Coleman's final outing as the Twelfth Doctor's companion Clara. Maybe Nick Frost's Santa Claus will hitch a ride on the TARDIS for a while, hmm?Read more...

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One of the most fascinating characters on Person of Interest is the erudite crime boss, Elias, and he takes center stage in tonight's gut-wrenching episode. We talked to actor Enrico Colantoni, and he told us what Elias has been doing since he was busted out of prison. Minor spoilers ahead...Read more...

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Yesterday, negotiations over Iran's nuclear program failed to meet the deadline. Talks have been extended, but already an emerging chorus of "I told you so" says that it's pointless to negotiate with a fanatical religious regime that views nuclear war as holy martyrdom. It's time to put this myth to rest.Read more...

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Big releases might be slowing down as the end of 2014 approaches, but that doesn't mean we're done with games quite yet - especially when there's a new Persona title out! - considering the huge games there's still to play. Share what you've been playing in this week's edition of Tuesday Game Room!Read more...

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Since everybody's freaking out about the Jurassic World trailer, almost no one's paying attention to the first trailer for Joe Wright's strange Peter Pan prequel movie. I don't know if that's good or bad, because Pan looks incredibly weird.Read more...

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The world's most famous plumber ventured into space with the release of Super Mario Galaxy. The 3D game used a physics system to endow celestial objects with their own gravity so our hero could circumnavigate tiny worlds without falling off. But to maintain surface gravity, how dense would these planets have to be?Read more...

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This week's Star Wars Rebels picks up where our cliffhanger left off, with the Rebels moving their asset and the Empire in hot pursuit. But when the Ghost's Jedi crew members have another encounter with the fearsome Inquisitor, we're reminded the Dark Side doesn't just have cookies; it's also pretty damn powerful.Read more...

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