posted about 16 hours ago on io9
If you needed any more proof that everything from the trailers is from early on in the movie, here it is. This clip gives even more detail from introduction by John C. Reilly's Nova Corps member as well as the team getting to know one another in the Kyln prison. It's worth it just to hear Peter Quill tell Rocket he's a raccoon.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on io9
Batgirl may not make her first official outing in her new outfit until this fall, but in his latest Batgirl/Supergirl fan comic, the wonderful Mike Maihack has Batgirl chasing Harley Quinn in her new duds—at least until Supergirl shows up to admire her wardrobe.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on io9
Last night, everyone in Bon Temps got drunk and made really bad decisions at a wake party—as you do when you are from Bon Temps and regularly have sex with dead things. But more importantly, our favorite vampire recreated a scene from Terminator 2 and now everything is perfect and beautiful. Read more...

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posted about 19 hours ago on io9
I don't mean that as a judgment, just a statement of fact. "Shell Shocked," the new song accompanying the new live-action Ninja Turtles movie, was composed by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign and produced by Kill The Noise and Madsonik. And it's pretty damned good.Read more...

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posted about 19 hours ago on io9
When you see the black widow model coming towards you, don't be a freakin' hero. Just run.Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on io9
Given the hype around wearable technology like Google Glass, you might be surprised to learn that the wristwatch is still the most successful example of modern wearable tech. Over the past century, wearables have mostly been commercial failures. A new book from MIT Press explores this forgotten history.Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on io9
The British survey company Ipsos Mori has released its first ever Global Trends Survey, summarizing views from 20 countries on issues ranging from privacy and technology to health and the environment. On the subject of climate change, U.S. citizens revealed themselves to be more divided than any other nation.Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on io9
There are some storybook creatures that seem to have some serious cultural staying power: vampires, werewolves, fairies, and, of course, witches. But what is it about stories about witches that keep us coming back for more after so long?Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on io9
INSA is a product designer and graffiti artist who has created a series of gifs that reveal what our world will look like when walls can be animated just like images online. Here are some of his craziest gif creations.http://io9.com/these-building... Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on io9
Astronomers have documented thousands of exoplanets to date, but they have yet to find one near the "frost line" — an important boundary in understanding how planets form. The discovery of Kepler-421b, a planet with the longest-known year, now changes that.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
Everybody likes to watch civilization crushed by flaming alien weapons from space, or eaten from the inside out by zombies. But sometimes a dystopia goes too far, getting so bleakly realistic that you can no longer enjoy the carnage. What dystopian stories were like that for you?Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
The second episode of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain seems disinterested — almost maliciously — in advancing the plot. I thought this was going to be a show about a vampire plague as seen through science. So why do I have to watch all these terrible characters not getting eaten by vampires? Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
In earlier times, when English-speaking people wanted to get down and dirty, they might say they were playing at couch quail, engage in pup-noddy, make butter with one's tale, or ride a dragon upon Saint George. Want to brush up on your historical sexy slang? These charts can help.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
The beaches at Cornwall in England are beautiful, majestic ... and the repository for some seriously weird plastic garbage. For years, Lego pieces with nautical themes have been washing up on these shores. But why?Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on io9
Geologists finally understand how sandstone arches get their shape. By studying cubes of sand, researchers showed that areas squeezed by vertical stress are strengthened and protected from erosion. This means that it's gravity — and not erosion — that gives rise to elegant sandstone arches, pillars, and alcoves. Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on io9
More than a century after their discovery, we still don't really know what blood types are for. Do they really matter? Reporter Carl Zimmer investigates.Read more...

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It's the holiday season on The Leftovers, but no one is very happy. While Kevin Garvey deals with a missing Baby Jesus and the Guilty Remnant's latest stunt, young Tom Garvey is dealing with something very freaky on the road with his fellow cultist.Read more...

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posted about 24 hours ago on io9
British digital artist Andy Lomas has created a virtual model of cellular growth, allowing us to watch as intricate bio-inspired sculptures slowly take shape. Recently, he collaborated with techno-producer Max Cooper to create a music video titled Seething, named for the unstoppable and unrelenting propagation of life.Read more...

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posted 1 day ago on io9
The process of tempering, in both steel and chocolate, is the same. The material is heated and cooled until its internal structure is such that it can be carried by a warrior with honor. Here's how to make chocolate, or a sword, or a chocolate sword.Read more...

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Remember the twisted experiment to see what happens when kids think they've broken a treasured toy ? The doctor in charge of that study also studied children's responses to a creepy "Risk Room." Their behavior in the room revealed surprising things about the child's future behavior.Read more...

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By showing that lionfish can live in fresh water, 12 year-old Lauren Arrington has alerted ecologists to the potential for these fish to migrate upstream in rivers where they would pose a threat to the ecosystem.Read more...

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We have absolutely no idea what is going on in BBC America's new TV series Intruders. It's not American Horror Story weird; it's Twin Peaks/X-Files weird (which makes sense as the executive producer worked on the X-Files series). But seriously, who is this little girl and why is she so evil? Is she evil? What's wrong with her eyes? What are these numbers for? What is going on?Read more...

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In June, the io9 book club read Mary Rickert's The Memory Garden. Today, from 12 – 1 P.M. Pacific Time, she will be here to answer your questions about The Memory Garden, writing about magic, and anything else!Read more...

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posted 1 day ago on io9
The United States in the only country in the world that recognizes corporations as persons. It's a so-called "legal fiction" that's meant to uphold the rights of groups and to smooth business processes. But it's a dangerous concept that's gone too far — and could endanger social freedoms in the future.Read more...

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In a recent interview with Total Film, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson confirms he's playing a DC superhero that will be announced shortly — a character that "has the power of Superman." Unless there's some major disinformation going on here, it sounds like the Rock is almost certainly Shazam. Read more...

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