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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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If you saw Guardians of the Galaxy and were wondering about what life was like for Peter Quill on Yondu’s ship — well, here’s your answer.Read more...

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Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said at the Television Critics Association press event today that the oft-quoted “seven seasons” plan for Game of Thrones is now out the window. Instead, the showrunners currently believe it’ll take eight years to finish the story.Read more...

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Boris Karloff sits for adjustments to his mask while prepping to film 1953 spoof Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Despite this still, Hollywood lore suggests that Karloff only appears in the film as Dr. Jekyll, while the evil Mr. Hyde was portrayed by an uncredited stuntman.Read more...

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These are Chacma baboons. For the most part, they scavenge on land, but once every two weeks in the spring, they head out to the edge of the ocean to eat the babies of the sea’s alpha predator.Read more...

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We know California is very, very dry, right now, but just how dry? Dry enough that the “rain debt” the state has been steadily stacking up in the past three years is now equal to a full year of average rainfall.Read more...

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Back in the days of the prequels, Obi-Wan Kenobi could flip around and swing his lightsaber everywhere like any other action hero—while Ben Kenobi was a much subdued Jedi. That is, until this week’s issue of Marvel’s Star Wars, which gives us an Old Ben who can do a lot more than silly wooping noises.Read more...

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We’ve had scores and scores of comic-book movies in the past few decades—we counted 105 actual superhero films , but there are plenty more films based on comics. And not surprisingly, they’ve had some awful moments, along with great ones. But what’s the most horrendous moment in any comic-book film?Read more...

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Minecraft players build ridiculous and elaborate structures all the time. But it’s rare to come across a Minecraft creation that feels lush, convincing, alive.Read more...

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