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Katie Cassidy delves into Laurel's role as Black Canary on Arrow, while we learn more about the future of both time travel and the Rogues on The Flash. Plus, release dates for Ghostbusters and Salem's return, and our first look at the midseason première of Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers, ho!Read more...

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It's been long rumoured , but yes, it's finally real: Lego are making a massive SHIELD Helicarrier, and by god it looks beautiful. Ready your wallets, Marvel fans - this one's a doozy.Read more...

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Variety has a bunch of short essays about the problems in Hollywood, but two executives discuss the commonly-held sentiment that there are just too many sequels coming out of Hollywood. Read more...

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Earlier this week, experts announced that they may have found the remains of Don Quixote writer Miguel de Cervantes in crypt in Madrid. The fragments of a coffin with initials "M.C." were found under the chapel of a cloistered convent, and now forensic work will determine if one of the bodies found was actually Cervantes'.Read more...

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In order to better understand the impact auroras have on Earth's atmosphere, NASA launched four rockets carrying experiments were launched on January 26, 2015. This is part of a composite image of all four rockets, done in 30-second exposures. See the full image below.Read more...

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Kevin Spacey has signed a deal to star in Barry Sonnenfeld's Nine Lives as a workaholic businessman who ends up in the body of his family's cat following an accident. Please let this mean that we get a cat who stares directly into the camera and opines about power and planning.Read more...

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They mocked when Edgar Allan Poe published his prose poem "Eureka" in his last year of life, describing how the universe had begun with a single "primordial particle" that exploded outwards in "one instantaneous flash." But 80 years later, cosmologists started realizing that Poe had been on to something.Read more...

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Genghis Khan's genetic legacy endures in the Y-chromosomes of millions of male descendants. Now, researchers have found evidence for the existence of ten other men who may have founded highly successful Y-chromosome lineages in Asia, beginning as early as 2100 B.C. Nature's Ewen Calloway has the details.Read more...

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Wired highlights a new device, still in prototype form, created for the thesis project of designer-engineer Saurabh Datta of Copenhagen's Institute of Interaction Design. It aims to build muscle memory to help the artistically challenged learn to draw, or even play the piano.Read more...

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They had talked about it for so long, what they would do on the space station, how they would decorate their quarters, the famous view out of airlock 75, that she could swear she remembered Liana standing there in front of the airlock window. Then she would shake her head and realize Liana never did leave Earth.Read more...

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By recent counts, paleontologists have discovered upwards of 500 unique genera and over 1,000 different species of non-avian dinosaurs. How many have yet to be unearthed? More to the point: How many dinosaurs are left?Read more...

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Remember Pitch Black, in which interstellar castaways battled their way off a dark planet filled with photophobic monsters? Well, while Vin Diesel's Riddick may have been the character who went on to lead the franchise, a re-watch reveals something else: The real star of the story was actually someone else entirely.Read more...

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To commemorate 100 years of making maps, National Geographic's Cathy Newman has penned a fascinating summary of the organization's cartographic influence on not just nature journalism, but on history and science itself. To date, NatGeo has produced 438 insert maps, 10 atlases, dozens of globes, and 3,000 maps for the magazine. Read more...

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In indie video game Gravity Ghost, you control a young girl who leaps and spins through space, jumping from one tiny planet to the next, the arc of your flight bent by the gravity imposed by the objects around you. It's beautiful and soothing, yet fun and challenging, and quite unique.Read more...

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Today's future is tomorrow's retrofuture. Russian artist Evgeny Kazantsev added massive transport planes, delivery drones, hovering bridges, and more to real places all over the world - and even the moon.Read more...

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The marvel that you're observing here is a 607-foot, 14,000-square foot "candy carpet" created by artist duo Craig Redman and Karl Maier to promote a shopping center in Chengdu, China. It took 2,000 volunteers five days to put together.Read more...

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We have all kinds of odd measurements. Some are official, and some are colloquial. Some colloquial measurements are pure gold — and a "pisan zapra," is one.Read more...

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With the release of yet another time travel movie this week (Project Almanac), it's time for us to look back at the great time travel movies of our past. Here are all the major time travel movies ever, ranked.Read more...

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Gawker The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction | Jezebel Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road | Kotaku Facebook Went Down, FIVE People Called 911 | Lifehacker Charge Your Phone in Half the Time: Quick Chargers Explained | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Today is Day of Remembrance for human spaceflight, a day selected for its proximity to horrific moments when we lost astronauts during our quest to explore our solar system. On January 28th, NASA takes the day to reflect on the lives lost during their missions when things went catastrophically, unexpectedly wrong.Read more...

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This mahoosive model of the Eclipse-Class Super Star Destroyer from Dark Horse's Star Wars: Dark Empire comics more than lives up to the excessive grandeur of the Imperial Navy. Just as it was ridiculously oversized in the comic, it's ridiculously (and awesomely) oversized here.Read more...

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Eunice (left) and Diamondra (right) are a pair of tropical cyclones currently whirling about the Indian Ocean. The latter formed on January 26 and is projected to die out presently. Eunice, which was named just hours ago, is expected to intensify in the coming days.Read more...

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The town of Whittier, Alaska, has roughly 200 residents, and nearly all of them live in a single building, a 14-story former Army barracks on the edge of town. It's a fascinating alternative to the village of tiny houses we might expect in a picturesque northern town.Read more...

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Scientists at Stanford University have found a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells. Incredibly, the new tool can affect two different genes at the same time, an advance that will allow scientists to treat even the most complex genetic disorders.Read more...

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OH GOD OH GOD JASON MOMOA WHO HAS BEEN CAST AS AQUAMAN IN ALL THE DC MOVIES HAS REVEALED THAT HE WILL NOT BE BLOND LIKE THE COMIC BOOK CHARACTER THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT HAS EVER... wait. No it's not. It's actually totally fine.Read more...

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