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When an artist creates a beautiful work of art, she or he usually wants it to last forever — or at least, to outlive its creator. But sometimes, an artist just wants to create a work of beauty that will last a short time, and then be gone forever. Here are the loveliest short-lived works of art... made of sand.Read more...

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Storyboard artist for Guardians of the Galaxy has released some very, very early storyboard art from the Marvel movie, giving us a possible look at the lost character Lord Tantalus. Read more...

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Do all popular musicians live hard and fast, take risks and die young?Read more...

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We've all spent some time checking out online reviews. While businesses want nothing but good reviews, a new study shows that sometimes mixed reviews can actually help drive up sales. Here's why.Read more...

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Astronomers have been at a loss to explain Mercury's excessively dark and unreflective surface. But a new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests the innermost planet was painted black by a steady stream of comet dust. The process took millions of years as comets disintegrated close to the sun, shedding carbon onto Mercury's surface. Read more...

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We always feel guilty and ashamed — like bad movie-lovers! — when we have to take a pee break in the middle of a long movie. What if we miss the best bit? But certain films make it easy, with long stretches that you can safely miss. Go to the bathroom. Get a soda refill, even. Which movie can you safely miss a decent stretch of?Read more...

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In addition to being incredibly entertaining and provocative, the popular Orphan Black series is absolutely teeming with science. From human clones and genetic engineering through to DNA barcodes and genetic patents, here's what you need to know about the science behind the show.Read more...

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On March 17, Cyclone Pam swept through the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. NASA has now released a disturbing set of before-and-after photos captured by the Lansat 8 satellite. Read more...

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In 1178, a group of monks at Canterbury saw the moon suddenly explode into sparks, "writhe," and "take on a blackish appearance." What the hell did they see? Read more...

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Batgirl has been in the media for all the wrong reasons recently — but this is nothing new. The iconic heroine has long been a source of controversy for DC, thanks to a series of strange decisions. Here's the story of DC's Batgirls, and the controversies that have come to define them.Read more...

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What if there was a blogger tackling the history of science fiction at the end of the Golden Age, as it happened? It would look a lot like the Galactic Journey blog, over on Dreamwidth.Read more...

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In the latest installment of the animated interview series The Experimenters, physicist Richard Feynman gives a fascinating account of his childhood, explaining how his father interested him in science, his mother's reaction to his experiments, and the one time he had trouble understanding a concept in math.Read more...

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I hate a missed opportunity but that's what I got when I was doing that "best Avengers story" thing a couple days ago. I only listed two but other people suggested more and I realized I could have taken advantage of the current sports season to do a "Final Four" type thing on the best. But, that works out better here as it solves a major issue I have. Read more...

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Mad Max: Fury Road isn't all sand and explosions. There's a plot in there... somewhere. And now, this latest trailer has finally revealed the beast behind the mask. Find out what Mad Max: Fury Road is finally about, now.Read more...

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When the zombie apocalypse strikes, will you be ready? How can you prepare now to survive the undead onslaught? We got the inside scoop from the Green Light Anti-Zombie Squad, a group that's dedicated to protecting you from zombie attacks. Here are 10 practical tips on how to survive an encounter with the walking dead.Read more...

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It's another quiet week, but that just means there's plenty of time to catch up on all the damn video games that have been coming out lately. Or, you could buy more new games and find yourself weeping at your ever-expanding back catalogue. What's it to be? Tell us in the new Tuesday Game Room!Read more...

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This slow motion video explains an phenomenon called "buckling instability" - the crimped edges of a splash of water. More importantly, it shows us how much familiar physics we don't notice until it's pointed out to us.Read more...

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Predicting where lightning will strike may be pretty tricky, but what about where lightning will flash? Read more...

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You probably already knew this, if you're a Star Trek fan. But it's really true. YouTube is just bursting with original Star Trek content lately, from damn near spot-on recreations of the Original Series to continuations of the TNG/DS9/Voyager era. This is the golden age of Star Trek web productions.Read more...

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Late last year, it was revealed that Link would become a racer in Mario Kart 8. But that wasn’t his first Mario rodeo. Nor was it the first time Zelda crossed over into the Mario series—far from it. Read more...

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If ever there was an argument for Doctor Who being the most emotional, jovial, weepy, maddening television, series this video is it. Read more...

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In news that is rocking the movie entertainment industry to its very core, it has been announced that the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens will be attached a little-known film titled Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, set to debut on a mere 5-3,000+ screens on May 1st.Read more...

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A person comes down with a terrible disease. The doctors give up all hope. Then, suddenly, the disease is gone. It's a great soap opera plot, but it can actually happen in real life. The question is, how?Read more...

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