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Being able to understand and interpret basic scientific concepts and methods is incredibly important, and it's also become increasingly controversial. So what should we be doing to improve scientific literacy?Read more...

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We already knew that TV's original Barry Allen, played in the 1990 series by John Wesley Shipp, had been cast in the new Flash TV show as Barry Allen's dad. But now his co-star Amanda Pays joins him, reprising her original character of Dr. Tina McGee — another S.T.A.R. Labs scientist helping the Flash understand his powers.Read more...

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Deadspin Rihanna Goes After CBS For Pulling Her Song From Thursday Night Football | Jalopnik The Ferrari F40 Was The Ultimate Analog Car | Kotaku A Wild Theory About Destiny's Story | Lifehacker How to Solve the "Where Should We Eat?" Argument Once and For All Read more...

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It took University of Hertfordshire astronomers 10 years to do it, but their meticulous efforts have resulted in a mindboggingly detailed catalogue of the visible part of the northern section of the Milky Way — a vast swath of space that contains new fewer than 219 million stars.Read more...

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Liam Neeson is ready to bring Qui-Gon back to Star Wars. Gotham's executive producer explains how Christopher Nolan paved the way for the new show. Plus Ryan Murphy explains why Jessica Lange lobbied for American Horror Story's new setting. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Warner Bros.' upcoming videogame set in between The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings just got itself a new live-action short - and considering it's an extended advert for a game, it manages to capture the vibes of Peter Jackson's fantasy movies pretty well.Read more...

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China owns all the pandas. If you've got some pandas at your local zoo, they're probably on loan. Moving animals around for breeding is common, but for-profit rental at this scale may be unique to the bamboo-munching bears.Read more...

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A while back, the CW made a Hunger Games-like reality show . Not to be beaten, MTV made an actual Maze Runner tie-in competition called The Million Dollar Maze Runner. It blew the The Hunger Games' Subway sandwich out of the water.Read more...

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Legendary TV has acquired the rights to John Scalzi's Lock In . They'll be adapting the novel into a pilot, with the hope of it being picked up as a series. Here's hoping to see a depiction of a world where 1% of the population is rendered paralyzed, but aware, by a disease on TV. [Variety]Read more...

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In any other world, the presence of a similar looking Penske trucks in two key moments would be a coincidence. Not in the Marvelverse. It's the same truck driver, say directors Joe and Anthony Russo.Read more...

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Australian diver and shark expert Valerie Taylor details her growing friendship with a large spotted moray eel. My cats have never been this happy to see me.Read more...

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While reading this superb Atlantic essay by Katie Kilkenny on Disney's approach to the Star Wars franchise, a thought occurred to me: What if the new movies — Episodes VII-IX and the standalone films — completely ignore the prequels?Read more...

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We love Nicola Griffith's writing for its intensity, but also for its realism. And talking to Locus, she explains why she thinks it's important to include real sexuality as well as real violence in her books.Read more...

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Here's the first ever look at the brand new season of Helix, and it is on a boat! Cue up the SNL jam. Read more...

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Isaac Asimov's First Law of Robotics states that "a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." That sounds simple enough — but a recent experiment shows how hard it's going to be to get machines to do the right thing.Read more...

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We caught up with Terry Gilliam recently to talk about his new film, Zero Theorem, a one size fits all, full gate, semi-vinyl motion picture on searching for the meaning in the face of impotence. He also told us which films left shrapnel in his soul, and why you should be fucking honest and cut the end off your story. Read more...

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A New Zealand court last week found that bloggers are journalists, a belief shared by many U.S. and Canadian courts as well. This means that bloggers can legally refuse to hand over the identities of anonymous sources. It also means that courts can rob them of that right.Read more...

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Graham Joyce's death last week was a huge loss, but at least he's left us with one last confounding masterpiece. The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit, out now in the U.S., is a weird, semi-autobiographical novel in which the fantasy elements are mostly at the margins. And yet, it's a strangely haunting ghost story.Read more...

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Many cryptographers throughout history have claimed that a particular code is the most-unbreakable ever written. But does a rarely-used code, invented in 1917 and briefly employed during World War II, have a potential claim to the throne?Read more...

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Squid biologists from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Auckland University of Technology are dissecting a colossal squid. It's happening live, right now, on YouTube. Watch!Read more...

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Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Hollywood pushed the envelope in terms of weird "futuristic" costumes — just look at Zardoz and Logan's Run. But these days, apart from the odd extra in the Hunger Games, the movies are tame. And the real strange futuristic garb appears on fashion runways.Read more...

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There's something comical and quaint about vintage black-and-white photos from 100 years ago. Until, that is, they come to life and start acting like a dream (or a horrendous nightmare.) Artist Kevin J. Weir turns old visions of the world into strange, surreal animations. Read more...

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The recent discoveries at Stonehenge , including ritual monuments, burial mounds and a long barrow, are wonderful examples of how archaeological geophysics can be used in areas where excavation is hard to justify.Read more...

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The Texas State Board of Education meets this week to discuss the adoption of controversial science textbooks that are deeply misleading about climate change. Now, two groups are working to prevent Texas kids from learning junk science.Read more...

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