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Ready your “Holy Tilda Swinton!” gifs, because Holy Tilda Swinton: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Tilda Swinton will have a part in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. It’s for none other than Stephen Strange’s mysterious magical teacher, the Ancient One!Read more...

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You really can find anything on the Internet, and in the case of Toril Orlesky’s webcomic Hotblood!, that’s a pretty cool phenomenon. After all, where else are you going to the tale of a centaur trying his luck in the American West and his attraction to his caddish, amoral employer?Read more...

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Leaving the house is overrated. Sure, there are like, flowers, and friends, and fun things to do out there, but also you have to wear sunscreen, and spend money to do the fun things, and sometimes you have to talk to strangers when you don’t feel like it. And WORSE, you can’t always wear the exact outlandish amazing makeup you’re in the mood for because of stuff like “professionalism” and “appropriateness;” dreary awful things that plague the outside places. But at home? You are free! Free to wear all the facepaint you please, and it’s all for you, baby: you, your mirror, and any fortunate souls you happen to share a pic with online. Too much? For you? NEVER.Read more...

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I know they’ve been ridiculed. I know some people think they’re ew . Thing is, I don’t believe in judging things on blind emotion. I believe in data. So I recruited two of my friends and their partners, all of whom have a really good sense of humor, to test some female condoms for me.Read more...

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I mean, Alien or not, what else are you going to put eggs in other than an egg carton?Read more...

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Star Wars Battle Pod might not be good enough to justify paying $35,000 to have at home, but there’s no denying it’s the most fun I’ve had with an arcade game in years.Read more...

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Earlier today, a NYC judge heard arguments on the rights of two chimps being used for science experiments. During the two-hours of proceedings, the president of the Nonhuman Rights Projects described the chimps as “autonomous and self-determining beings.” A decision on their fate is expected in one to two months. Read more...

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Ever read about the discovery of a new protein in a virus coating, and think, “I know that must matter to someone, but who?” It matters to the people who make antivirals. Each newly discovered protein could allow them to take control of viruses like puppeteers. Here’s how anti-virals work, and why they’re amazing.Read more...

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Over at Barnes & Noble’s science fiction blog, regular io9 contributor Andrew Liptak writes about the origins of the Expanse series. (And visiting the set of the TV show!) And he explains how Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham (aka James S.A. Corey) began this world as a role-playing game.Read more...

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The Montreal Protocol of 1987 placed strict controls on the release of ozone-depleting substances. A new study now shows what would have happened to the ozone layer in the absence of this critically important international treaty — and it wouldn’t have been pretty.Read more...

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What would it really be like to eat how our ancestors ate? If you’re envisioning hot loaves of bread, greens plucked from the ground, and chicken fresh from the yard, then Rachel Laudan’s piece on the history of fast food’s earliest precursors will expose you to a table much darker and more complicated than expected.Read more...

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DC heroes and villains alike are ditching their old wardrobes for snazzy new threads ahead of the company’s new post-Convergence wave of comics releasing next month. Cyborg is the newest character to have a makeover — one that looks uncannily that slick new Terminator from Terminator Genisys.Read more...

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If you poke around online, you’ll find someone claiming authoritatively that humans can distinguish 10,000 odors. Unfortunately, that’s not true. It’s based on an experiment from the 1920s, that tried — and failed — to quantify smell. But here’s how it became a pop fact.Read more...

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After a certain age, reading aloud pretty much comes to a dead halt and this is mostly a pretty good thing. There are some books, though, that make you want to make an exception.Read more...

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Gawker The Bates Family Is Cable TV’s New Duggars and They’re Just as Toxic | Gizmodo A Clever Lamp That Requires No Batteries, Outlets, or Sun | | Jalopnik Fox & Friends Hosts Attempt To Change Tire, Step On Own Genitals | Lifehacker How to Build an Emergency Budget (and Why You Need One) |Read more...

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In this NSFW Comedy Central video, Bill Nye — with the help of some familiar faces — explains how the Universe is a force that sends “cosmic guidance” to white women their 20s.Read more...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandising extravaganza begins three whole months before the film is out — but before that, there’s the inevitable leak of figures onto eBay from Chinese manufacturing facilities. And such a leak, if true, may give us our first look at a Force Awakens action figure.Read more...

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Could Wolverine really appear in Deadpool? Is River Song done for good on Doctor Who? Plus, get a look at new concept art for Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalypse, and meet a key Terminator Genisys character. And learn who may or may not return for American Horror Story: Hotel. Spoilers Now!Read more...

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And, look, to be honest, we can’t blame them. If you had the money and the inclination, wouldn’t you do the same thing?Read more...

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Artist Daniel Rozin has created this installation, a 48 x 48 x 18 inch board of white and black pom poms, set on hundreds of motors. A camera films visitors in front of the “mirror” and the programming of the motors translates that into a three-dimensional shadow made of fur. Read more...

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Suicide Squad is already filming in Toronto, and recently it seems like Harley Quinn and the Joker are going for a joyride. With a semi-surprising pursuer. Spoiler alert: if you don’t want to see anything from the filming of this chase, don’t click.Read more...

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Fox really wants to make Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen a franchise. They wanted to do it with the fairly disastrous 2003 movie. They wanted to try again with a TV show . And now they’re picking themselves up and trying again.Read more...

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Tanith Lee, who died on Sunday, was one of the most prolific and influential authors of fantasy and horror. Everyone seems to know her for something different. Some people are obsessed with The Silver Metal Lover, while others devoured her fantasy series. And then there are the Blake’s 7 episodes. She left a huge bounty.Read more...

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You know all those GoPro videos you see on the Internet? You know the ones. Where crazy people skydive off planes and fly in wingsuits and snowboard and ride motorcycles and jump off cliffs and live Very Extreme Lives. All of that happens in the trailer for the remake of Point Break. Only they slapped a dark and gritty filter to make it “cinematic”.Read more...

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Here at io9, we’re huge fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork, paintings from an alternate Sweden where familiar landscapes, fashions, and vehicles stand against ominous power plants, futuristic robots, and the occasional dinosaur. And there’s currently a crowdfunding campaign for two art books featuring Stålenhag’s paintings.Read more...

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