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The Guggenheim Museum is instantly recognizable in this photo—but instead of being surrounded by a Manhattan skyline, it sits in a barren landscape, teetering on the edge of cliff. The photo is part of a series called "Apocalypse in Art."Read more...

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It was really only a matter of time before someone paired Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor with Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes in a musical number filled with lyrical one-upmanship. The duo agrees that they should team up, but which of them will be the assistant?Read more...

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The bigger Comic-Con gets, the more the marketing madness spreads across San Diego. And this year, the advertising was everywhere. Some good, some pretty terrible. So we picked through the swag and the interactive experiences, to find the very best and the very worst of Comic-Con advertising.Read more...

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What is climate change doing to our food supply? The datasets you need to answer that question are now all publicly available at the government's new Food Resilience data website, which has everything from food desert mapping tools, data from the last ag census, crop prediction models, and more.Read more...

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One of the biggest hits at this year's Comic-Con International was the fresh look at Mad Max: Fury Road, the new take on George Miller's classic dystopian opus. With all the buzz around the new trailer, it's a good time to remind ourselves that there's going to be a game set in the same grungy future wasteland.Read more...

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Australian retailer BlackMilk just launched its Princess & Villains collection inspired by the ladies of Disney. To be clear, this is a line for adults. As in, adult humans are encouraged to wear this clothing on their bodies. Read more...

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Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the true extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance methods, the public debate has focused mostly on issues of privacy and national security. But new evidence shows that the fallout from the NSA backlash is wider than we thought, and could cost U.S. companies billions.Read more...

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Sometimes, when it comes to making everybody think a character is supercool and tough, less is more. Overkill just feels like overcompensation. And sometimes, creators spend so much time making a character cool on the surface, they forget to work on the other stuff. But which supposedly badass character fell flat the worst?Read more...

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Because smartphone-controlled cyborg cockroaches are apparently not enough, Michigan-based Backyard Brains has turned their attention to predatory arthropods — this time using an electrical current to remotely induce a scorpion to strike with its claws and tail.Read more...

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Yeah, there was some! I know, it's easy to miss among all the movie panels and cosplayers and hoopla, but comics publishers did show up and announce a bevy of new titles — including a ton of great comics from the non-spandex crowd. Here's what you need to know!Read more...

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Fascia is a web of fibrous tissue that permeates the body, but is it really the "Cinderella Tissue" that new age therapists, Rolfers, and yoga instructors suggest? The fascial system is still a medical mystery. But that could soon change, thanks to an unlikely alliance between researchers and alternative therapists.Read more...

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Running for as little as five minutes a day could add years to your life. And it doesn't matter how fast you run. After studying 55,137 adults between the ages of 18 and 100, it was discovered that runners had a 30% lower risk of death from all causes and a 45% lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke. Read more...

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Last week, I wrote the Gigantic Ebola Outbreak FAQ. This week in Ebola, more people get infected, more people die, and Ebola reaches Nigeria.Read more...

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The mystery ship in the image to your left has been found to be at least 240 years. The remnants of the ship were discovered by construction workers back in 2010 whilst clearing out the area where the WTC once stood. Archaeologists began to excavate the ship shortly afterwards, and after sending pieces of the wood for testing, it was determined that the ship was built from trees cut down c. 1773. It was estimated, at the time of the discovery, to be between 60-70 feet long in its entirety.Read more...

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You can't have it all. It's a cliché, but it's also a powerful principle in biology. Now, a set of new computer models reveal how evolutionary compromises ("trade-offs") drive the diversity of life.Read more...

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Urine doesn't look particularly spectacular when it's sprinkled over a toilet seat, but in the 19th century, it was proof that organic life was truly special. Until a scientist came along and destroyed everyone's pee-based delusions of grandeur.Read more...

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Uma Thurman stars as Hera in this short film about the Greek gods living out mundane lives in the modern world. Things turn around for the Queen of Olympus when she decides to see a therapist.Read more...

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Public health policies can be near-miraculous things. They destroyed polio, and gave us all clean drinking water and strong teeth. But there are occasions when public health policies, when combined with human nature, go terribly wrong. Here are nine of the biggest disasters that resulted.Read more...

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Ghostbusters fans of varying degrees have two options for getting these classics in 4K.Read more...

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Just what does a solar observatory in orbit see when the moon moves right between it and the sun? These pictures of a partial eclipse of the sun, from way, way up close, answer that question. Read more...

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Get it? Maze? Get lost? Oh, fine. This second trailer for the movie based on the best-selling post-apocalyptic YA novels reveals a bit more about the mysterious world of the maze, more of lead character Thomas' interactions with his fellow lost boys (including Jojen Reed), and a few more of the maze's secrets.Read more...

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Season four of Game of Thrones contained some major departures from the books — and some of them underscored just how much Bran and Arya Stark no longer want or expect to be rescued. We caught up with Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Maisie Williams at Comic-Con, and they told us why things are only going to get murkier.Read more...

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There have been a handful of Robins over the years, but thus far, none of them has been a bear. As this animation by Cale Atkinson proves, that's a rather large and hairy oversight.Read more...

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A bill introduced in Congress could be an important step in clarifying property rights in outer space. The ASTEROIDS Act says that resources obtained from asteroids legally belong to the company or other entity that extracted them, but it has some kinks to work out, such as the legal definition of an "asteroid." Read more...

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