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This week’s stories are about dying languages, about the stuff of dreams crossing on over—and about how the world can come to an end more than once.Read more...

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“I don’t want to set the world on fire,” the Ink Spots croon, but the truth is, I’ve just arrived outside Galaxy News Radio headquarters with every intention of detonating a nuclear warhead. When the Super Mutant Behemoth charges through the wreckage, bellowing, I’m ready. I take aim, then pull the trigger, letting loose nuclear armageddon. I set the world on fire, and it feels good.Read more...

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There’s been plenty talk of how Marvel’s movies influence their comics —but the story took a seemingly strange twist today following alleged comments from Spider-Gwen artist Robbi Rodriguez claiming the comic can’t create new characters, otherwise Sony would have “first crack” at adapting them for the big screen.Read more...

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A new comet is currently making its inaugural trip to the inner Solar System from the Oort cloud where it likely originated. New images show a tremendous amount of dust streaming away from it, along with strange blobs that have attracted the attention of astronomers. Read more...

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Few movies bring me as much pleasure as Starship Troopers. The satire, the seemingly intentionally bad performances, the insane action and never-ending quotable dialogue... it all gels together perfectly. And that makes a video like this one so much better.Read more...

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Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts to find out why.Read more...

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Paw prints from a domestic cat were recently noticed by researchers on a 2,000-year-old Roman roof tile, proving that cats have been remorseless life-ruiners since at least the dawn of Christianity.Read more...

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Meet Hella and Stavros Christofi. He was from Cyprus and worked as a waiter; she was from Germany and worked in a shop. In 1953, they enjoyed a simple but happy life in London with their three kids. Happy ... until Stavros’ mother Styllou became a part of the household.Read more...

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Something strange has been going on in farm country in the last sixty years: Farmers are using less labor and less land, but they’re growing more—a lot more. Here’s how they did it.Read more...

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You know about cirrus, stratus, and cumulus clouds, but do you know about the man who gave them those names? The names are the result of one guy—a weather (and Latin) nerd named Luke Howard.Read more...

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Would-be-Superman Nicolas Cage is not really in the new documentary about his failed superhero film Superman Lives . He didn’t have time to be part of the film during production—but he’s now offered up some suitably nostalgic (and slightly crazy) comments on the project.Read more...

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Which honestly isn’t that surprising—considering that if this live-action TV series featured as much CGI Titan shenanigans as the upcoming movies did, it would probably be called Attack on Oh God Wait Stop Our Budget Can’t Afford This. http://io9.com/attack-on-tita... Read more...

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I am late. The mysteries have been solved. The loot cave has come and gone. I’m the guy just now turning in his first encrypted engram—green, of course. I’m either playing Destiny the best way or the worst way.Read more...

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation starts off on another level. Literally. In the first scene of the film, Tom Cruise runs from the ground and flies through the sky on the side of an airplane. It’s the film’s way of screaming at the audience, “You are in for a fucking crazy ride.” And then, it delivers.Read more...

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Hot Toys’ Age of Ultron Hulkbuster was already a freakishly detailed and ridiculously impressive toy —and not to mention insanely expensive. Now it’s getting even more ridiculous, and that can only mean good things.http://toybox.io9.com/the-hot-toys-h... Read more...

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A new and surprising component of human hair has just been discovered, according to research recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association. Remarkably, it’s a discovery that could lead to improved hair products.Read more...

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Today only on Amazon, $98 gets you a whopping 31 discs featuring all eight Harry Potter films on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy, along with 45 (!!!) hours of special features. The set normally sells for $150 or more, and makes a perfect gift for your favorite Harry Potter fans. [Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection, $98]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HETD0KC/...Read more...

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On July 9th of this year, divers off the coast of Turkey ran across an enormous lump of gelatinous goo which turned out to be one of the largest squid egg masses ever found. That inspired science writer and squid expert Danna Staaf to make this video explaining how all that goo fit inside a much smaller mother squid. Read more...

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Deadspin Chris Mortensen Won’t Talk About Being Fed False Info By The NFL | Gizmodo How To Survive The Cascadia Tsunami | Jalopnik The Feds Are Going To Make Automakers Pay Not-Quite Out The Nose | Jezebel Taylor Swift Won’t Sign a Prenup Because They’re ‘Totally Unromantic’ |Read more...

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Quit your hesitating and come on in, GIFs! We’ve been waiting on you.Read more...

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The kodkod is the smallest wildcat—smaller, even, than the average house cat. It’s a tiny, Andean pocket panther that takes tree-dwelling to a whole new level.Read more...

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Bruce Boxleitner says that he’s done with Tron. Stephen Amell says Arrow will never give Oliver Queen his comic book goatee. Transformers 5 gets its writers. Plus, new pictures from Batman v Superman and The Walking Dead, a new clip from Fantastic Four, and a look at the cool spaceships of The Expanse. Spoilers!Read more...

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There’s probably nothing much more exciting for a space artist than to have an entirely new world to play with! I’ve been busy ever since the New Horizons flyby creating new landscapes of Pluto based on the data that has been arriving-ever so slowly—-from the distant spacecraft. It seems that every square inch of each image that’s arrived from Pluto so far has contained material for half a dozen paintings! I thought I’d share some of my first efforts with io9 readers...with lots more to come, I am sure! Read more...

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No less an authority than the Weekly World News dubbed Forrest Fuller the “Groom of Doom” for the grim plan he set in motion after jealously stabbing Jodie Myers to death in 1994. She’d told him she wanted to start seeing other people, but the New Jersey man had other plans.Read more...

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HBO may have killed David Fincher’s Utopia over budget issues. Deadline reports that the show, about fans of a graphic novel and what happens when they find out about a secret sequel, has released its actors. Read more...

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