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A Titanic survivor penned a furious letter to a friend weeks after the infamous sinking, but her outrage was not due to reasons you'd expect. It netted $11,875 in a recent auction, and its contents offer a singular window into the mind of the one percent, 1912 style.Read more...

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Weary of fantasy stories set in medieval worlds, artist Noah Bradley started making concept art for his very own, more primal fantasy world. Now The Sin of Man is a world made up of more than a dozen striking paintings, with a bit of writing to go along with them.Read more...

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Mississippi boasts some of the highest rates of teen childbirth and young-adult HIV in the United States. It also prohibits "any demonstration of how condoms or other contraceptives are applied." What's a responsible sex educator to do? Why, demonstrate how to properly apply a sock, of course! Read more...

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We've seen a whole host of changes to Disney's pantheon of princesses over the years, but one of the biggest ones occurred with almost no fanfare more than 25 years ago — and it's been hiding in plain sight ever since.Read more...

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In 2011, prominent social psychologist Diederik Stapel admitted to fabricating dozens of scientific studies . One year later, Stapel published Ontsporing ("Derailment"), a book about his rise and fall in the field of social psychology. Originally released in Dutch, Ontsporting has now been translated into English. Read more...

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The old Star Trek: TNG joke is that even though its the 24th century, somehow Starfleet never discovered a cure for Picard's baldness. But apparently, they also couldn't even manage to give their highest-ranking officers uniforms that fit, as this amazing (and hilariously lengthy) supercut proves.Read more...

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Will cities in the future be re-designed to function "like sponges," to cope with droughts that will only become more severe thanks to climate change?Read more...

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We adored Lauren Beukes' supernatural thriller Broken Monsters , and now it looks like it may become a TV show. Deadline is reporting that Additional Dialogue has acquired the book to adapt as a drama series.Read more...

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You may be familiar with the legend of Krampus, the horned monstrosity who also visits children on Christmas Eve, but have you seen the holiday cards with Krampus binding kids in chains or beheld the satanic delights of the Krampus Run? If not, sit back and enjoy the demonic visual sleigh ride.Read more...

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This is simply one of the most perfect things we have seen all day: Harley Quinn inventing her own lyrics to Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Now it's "Total Collapse of the Bat," with the recurring lyric "Love my clown." This song will be stuck in our heads all day.Read more...

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You probably know Ben Elton as the writer behind such amazing shows as Blackadder and The Young Ones. But he's also the author of a ton of novels , many of which explore totally ludicrous science fiction premises with the kind of zany humor you'd expect. (The best are Gridlock and Stark.) And now, he's just published a time-travel book!Read more...

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When The Walking Dead spin-off series was announced, the producers were adamant that it would feature all new survivors in a new situation, namely the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse. Apparently now they've realized it might be somewhat helpful to have a more direct tie-in between the old show and the new.Read more...

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After drilling down through almost half a mile in solid ice on a glacial shelf in Antarctica, scientists found something surprising. There was something alive swimming in the just over 30 feet of water: this strange, clear fish.Read more...

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Seriously, they're as nostalgia-inducing as their heads are massive, by which I mean to say they're incredibly nostalgia-inducing. But look how cute they are!Read more...

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Archer fans got double the fun this week, thanks to a clever crossover with Conan . The latest episode, "The Archer Sanction," nods to the 1975 Clint Eastwood movie The Eiger Sanction with both its title and mountain-climbing assassins plot. Spoilers follow!Read more...

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When you swat an insect, do you see a fountain of red blood smeared on your hand? Not unless you've killed a full mosquito. Bug goo is generally green-blue, and that can tell us something about why fictional species might have green blood.Read more...

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Looking back, Wonder Woman's earliest adventures are a little...strange. The first Wonder Woman comics were filled with bondage, submission, and domination — and even spanking games with small children. How was this supposed to be feminist? A new book analyzes those early Wonder Woman comics.Read more...

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Normally, light zips through a vacuum at a blazing 186,282 miles per second. But as a new experiment by Scottish physicists has shown, this isn't always necessarily the case.Read more...

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House of Stairs by William Sleator is an intense, dark story, and it would make a fantastic movie . So it's fantastic news that a House of Stairs movie is in the pipeline, with a goal of starting production in September or October. We talked to a producer and got the inside scoop on the film.Read more...

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Check out the office digs aboard the International Space Station. Read more...

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You are testing a new technology. One night, as you work, a person with a case of the crazies comes in. They hate your new technology. They think it's making them sick. And they have a gun. What do you do? If you're W. W. Bradford, you do something awesome.Read more...

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You know how sometimes we get to see Toys a little earlier than usual thanks to Factory figures rolling onto eBay ? Well, sometimes a boxload of toys just happen to show up too - and the new Marvel Legends figures have a lot to enjoy. Comics Batroc! Age Of Ultron Iron Man! But above all: Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman!Read more...

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We've been thrilled to offer the entire first issue of Valiant's Ivar, Timewalker comic this week, and it's finally time for the conclusion. If you missed it, part 1 is here , part 2 is here , and the third and final part begins below, as Ivar reveals his unique philosophy that time paradoxes can basically go suck it.Read more...

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Second-year students at the Animation Workshop in Denmark were tasked with creating 30-second CG trailers inspired by classic movies. The group that was assigned Alien decided not to do a straight tribute, but instead mixed a bit of Jules Verne in with their scifi horror.Read more...

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