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Sleeping Policemen seemed, at times, to come too easily. It was a joy to write—much of the seeming effortlessness fueled by the collaboration, that synthesis of friendship and creativity. It began as a notion—"Let's write a novel quick and mean and gritty"—that took shape, dark and dirty, through a string of emails: Read more...

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In celebration of his 75th anniversary, Comic-Con has a Batman exhibit showing costumes and props from all the movies — including the next one. Here's the cape and cowl Ben Affleck will wear as the Caped Crusader in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice!Read more...

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Sinister Six will come out two years before Amazing Spider-Man 3. Evangeline Lilly talks about Ant-Man, and there's a new trailer for If I Stay. Do we know who the new characters in American Horror Story are? Plus hints for every new Doctor Who episode. Spoilers now!Read more...

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I'm liking the look of this Jurassic World poster, released today at Comic-Con, despite my extreme prejudice against scientifically inaccurate dinosaurs that have no feathers. Nice to see the dinosaur hanging out in the garbage near a city construction site. Urban raptors are the next logical step.Read more...

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It's preview night at Comic-Con, and DC showed the pilots for two of its upcoming new shows: Constantine and The Flash. And they were both good! Here are our spoiler-free first impressions. Read more...

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Rogue waves are a little-understood phenomenon of ocean dynamics. The colossal swells, which seem to appear out of nowhere in otherwise calm seas, were reported for centuries before their existence was confirmed in 1995. To better understand them, scientists have recently taken to modeling the strange swells with wave tanks and Lego.Read more...

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It's weird to see Paul Rudd looking all noble like that, but the suit is great. And the ant steed is perfect. This is Marvel's teaser poster for the long-awaited Ant-Man movie, released today at Comic-Con, and featured on Entertainment Weekly.Read more...

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If you want to get a good look at the long tether linking the space elevator platform planetside to the orbital station they built inside a hollow asteroid, you really need to be in orbit. I come to the forward viewing deck to see it whenever I can.Read more...

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Seriously, if you want to see how animation can be used to create innovative narratives, take a few minutes out of your day to watch Drifters. Three people wake on a train that they don't remember boarding, and we quickly get to see how they all got there.Read more...

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Warner Bros. is set to make a 7-film series based on the Arabian Nights. And screenwriter Zack Stentz says the time is now for people to call for the cast to be diverse and not whitewashed. Read more...

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Most histories of that wonderful subgenre of science fiction called "steampunk" list Ronald Clark's 1967 novel, Queen Victoria's Bomb as the first. But was this really the first steampunk novel? Here's another possible contender.Read more...

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Sometimes, everything goes beautifully in the lab : Your equipment works perfectly, your data sets are neat, and your results eminently publishable. And then sometimes, everything goes horribly, horribly wrong. These lab stories are all firmly in that second category — and, yes, there WILL be fire.Read more...

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Art can take you to another world — and sometimes that means you actually have to put on an oxygen tank. These underwater artworks and galleries are the closest you'll get to experiencing art on an alien planet.Read more...

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This month, the io9 Book Club is reading The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey (we reviewed it here ). We'll meet on August 5 to discuss it. Join us!Read more...

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Space writer Elizabeth Howell has launched a new website that's all about astronaut activities in space. Spaceshippers will feature writeups about the daily ongoings aboard the ISS, astronaut interviews, and, of course, plenty of gobstopping photo and video footage from aboard humanity's orbital outpost. Check it out!Read more...

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io9 has arrived at Comic-Con, and of course the zombie apocalypse has already begun. One of the hotels has been wrapped to look like the iconic Walking Dead location. We'll be here for the next five days, bringing you the latest news and insanity from pop culture central.Read more...

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The landslide in March of this year that buried the community of Oso, Washington killed 43 people. That makes it the deadliest landslide in American history, and yet it happened in almost totally unremarkable circumstances. So, what happened and can we do to reduce the risk of future landslides?Read more...

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Our favorite cloning drama Orphan Black is getting a storytelling double of its own—a comic book series set in the show's universe. But what kind of stories will the comic tell without meddling with the show's storyline?Read more...

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For some reason, I love to watch insanely scary and weird shit in the summer — and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. But just one movie isn't enough. I want a TV series that will routinely make the hair walk off my head. What do you recommend?Read more...

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Gizmodo The Untold History of How Autocorrect Came To Be | Jalopnik Here's Why Monaco Is The World's Best Place For Car Enthusiasts | Jezebel College Party Mogul Threatens Female Journalist With Rape | Kotaku Suspended Kickstarter Says They're In An 'Information War' With Russia | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Looks like Roy Harper is graduating to the superhero majors in Arrow season 3. The hotheaded and occasionally rage-fueled, super-powered sidekick will be getting his own uniform this year, and here's the first official picture.Read more...

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Wind farms are built offshore to take advantage of strong coastal winds. But scientists have learned that there is an unexpected environmental price to pay for these environmentally-friendly energy generators: the farms are causing havoc for the ocean's food chain.Read more...

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It's not often that you get the chance to say, "You probably won't know this song, it's pretty obscure" about a hit song. Now, thanks to this graph, you can.Read more...

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Humans share basic emotions like anger, sadness, and joy with other animals. But for a long time, scientists argued that complex cognition is necessary for secondary emotions like jealousy and guilt. Owners see those emotions in their dogs all the time, however — and now it turns out they may be right.Read more...

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Scientists at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that combats dust mite allergies by naturally switching off the body's immune response. It's welcome news for the millions of people who suffer from mite-induced breathing difficulties.Read more...

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