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How much love does Firefly inspire? Enough to make cartoonist Boulet sit down with his Etch A Sketch and draw this single-line Firefly scene, with Serenity sitting in the background.Read more...

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Roberto Orci played a huge role in revitalizing the struggling Star Trek franchise with the 2009 reboot, which he co-wrote. And now, according to Variety, he's lobbying to direct the third Trek movie, which J.J. Abrams is too busy to helm himself.Read more...

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Spinoffs can vary pretty wildly in quality, from shows that are good enough to stand all on their own to shows that make even their predecessors unwatchable by association. But what are some of the signs that help you figure out which kind you're getting?Read more...

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Can you distinguish a clever data visualization from an abstract expressionist painting?Read more...

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What did last week's blood moon eclipse look like from the moon's perspective? University of Pennsylvania astronomy professor Mark Devlin explains what someone standing on the lunar surface would have seen while looking at Earth.Read more...

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Taking characters in a new direction can be tricky . It needs to be justified, it needs to make sense, and it needs to be good. It should help readers stay interested, if not excited to pick up the next issue. When it comes to Daredevil, I am ecstatic. Spoilers below. Read more...

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A wasp nest merged with this wooden statue to form... your darkest fears. Read more...

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A radical new theory by a well-respected scientist suggests that consciousness is a state of matter, like a liquid or gas. According to MIT's Max Tegmark, "perceptronium" gives rise to various types of consciousness when certain mathematical and physical conditions are met. Read more...

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Inspired by a script outline by Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, Exit Log follows two astronauts on a ship that can travel three minutes back in time. When they receive an emergency message from an alternate version of themselves, how will they proceed?Read more...

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When the massive collections of stars known as galaxies collide, the results are spectacular. Here's a gallery of galaxies that are interacting — sometimes to the point of completely changing each other's shapes in the most dramatic ways imaginable.Read more...

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Prior to her death at the tender age of 115, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was the world's oldest woman. Recently, scientists had the opportunity to study her blood — and what they discovered could have serious implications to the future of rejuvenation therapies.Read more...

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Stop what you are doing immediately, and watch the trailer for NBC's new looney-tunes, pirate escapade show Crossbones. Starring John Malkovich, and his indecipherable accent.Read more...

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Who would have thought that Grant Ward would become my favorite character on Agents of SHIELD? Really. And all it took was one surprising reveal. Last night's episode was a nifty thriller, in which we discovered that monsters who know they're monsters are actually the most horrifying. Spoilers away!Read more...

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"Sometimes," said Walt Disney, "we can recognize ourselves in animals. That's what makes them so interesting." He was more right than he knew. One group of people may have had particular insight into human sleep behavior and its disorders: Disney animators.Read more...

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Just about every dramatic series has its funny moments. But every so often, the writers decide to lighten up a bit, and write an entire comedic episode. Usually, this works best when the show has been on for a while, and we're comfortable enough with the characters that we can fully appreciate seeing them in unfamiliar, humorous situations.Read more...

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And it's obviously a Supernatural spin-off, so that's really saying something. Three words: Organized monster crime.Read more...

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The Atlantic recently ran an article that shows how, with the right perspective, almost every major Disney movie seems to have pro-gay themes. And given the company's support of its LGBTQ employees, the Atlantic speculates that Disney is eager to support the gay community. But is the subtext really, there or are people grasping at straws?Read more...

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An animated feature adaptation of John Layman and Rob Guillory's uproariously funny cannibal cop comic Chew has been in the works for a while, and it looks like the project is truly moving forward. The Chew movie has a script by Layman and has cast its Tony Chu and Amelia.Read more...

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Going with the herd makes us feel safe, but herd behavior can go very wrong. It's not just crowds panicking and trampling. Enough of a crowd, and enough familiarity, will let smart people make exactly the wrong choice.Read more...

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We've gotten so used to seeing our maps loaded with satellite imagery, that it doesn't seem so remarkable. But what if you could see not just a mapped area in its present, but also look back through the years, at what it used to be?Read more...

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In the new world, all consumer goods will have a shot at starring in a million dollar feature film. Next up The Good, The Bad and the Pepsi. This sounds terrible. Read more...

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Are you ready for one wild summer? This year brings legendary superheroes, famous monsters, and fantasy icons. There are two Michael Bay films, but also the ultra-weird Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus the post-apocalyptic Snowpiercer... and a Stanislaw Lem movie? Here are 33 movies you need to know about this summer.Read more...

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There's an amazing selection of BBC nature documentaries on sale today. The highlight for us is the Life/Planet Earth Special Edition set narrated by David Attenborough, but you really can't go wrong with any of these.Read more...

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On April 28, 1944, a German E-boat sank two U.S. ships participating in training exercises for the Normandy invasion — a largely unknown incident that claimed the lives of 749 American soldiers and sailors. A robotic sub recently captured the most detailed images yet taken of the wrecks.Read more...

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