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We're entering the end of this years io9 March Madness: Movies vs. TV. Today, the Here and Now; Other Times, Other Places; Epics; and Episodes regions will all get champions. This means a battle of titans!Read more...

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I've been to the Terminator: Genisys set. I witnessed four hot, moderately exciting seconds of walking and talking, touched a time machine, and the smelled the T-800 in the flesh. And this involved a lot of emotions balanced with a lot of speculation. Here's our complete set report. Some spoilers ahead. Read more...

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More than a hundred years ago, physicists discovered that heat is simply the energy stored in the vibrations of atoms. This meant that heat and sound are related. Now, for the first time ever, scientists have experimentally shown that these atomic vibrations have magnetic properties, too.Read more...

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Trade paperback collections have long been a boon for comic book fans. Bringing so many classic stories and series out in affordable collections rather than back markets is a good thing, especially to show in libraries and hook people more. But there are still some series or storylines yet to be collected so I thought every now and then I'd highlight some. And with tonight's Arrow episode, the best place to start is easy: Suicide Squad. Read more...

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Let's all be glad Stan Lee is still alive. Let's all be sad that the words "Stan Lee" are still appearing in front of new things.Read more...

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Pacific Rim 2 is still a long way off, but if you're hankering for some more hot Jaeger/Kaiju battles, you won't have to wait much longer: a new comic miniseries from Legendary will fill in the gap between the first movie and the previous graphic novel prequel .Read more...

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The two characters who have the smallest vocabulary have a lot to say in this new "rap battle" video. But who will win: Hodor, Bran's helpful sidekick on Game of Thrones? Or Groot, the big lovable tree from Guardians of the Galaxy? See for yourself!Read more...

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In last week's recap of The Flash, I said "Out of Time" was an average episode with a thrillingly exciting core. Since the Flash ran back in time and "Rogue Time" begins more or less at the same point, Barry has a chance to do the episode over. The result? Now it's a great episode with an infuriating core.Read more...

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The latest installment of Oh Joy, Sex Toy offers an accessible, informative, and non-judgmental overview of medical abortion, one of several choices available to newly pregnant persons. Read more...

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This tree branch is screaming — seriously, it actually is making screaming noises — as it catches fire on a group of power lines. But why does this branch spontaneously combust when it hits them, and birds that land on power lines don't? Read more...

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Everybody loves Batman. After 75 years of saving Gotham City, the Caped Crusader has become an archetype. So it's not surprising that every comic needs its own version of Bats. And yet, Batman remains unique, and it's not so easy to copy him. Here are 9 Batman knock-offs that totally miss why Batman works.Read more...

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Greetings, my mail-carrier carrion! Okay, that was a weird thing to call you. I absolutely promise I will not leave your corpses out to feed the horrifying scavengers — animal, human or mutant — that stalk this post-apocalyptic land. If it can be avoided. Hopefully. If possible. Look, I'll try. Look, let's just read some letters, okay?Read more...

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While running a standard sample analysis of some Martian dust, the Curiosity rover made a wonderful discovery — there is nitrogen, one of the essential ingredients for life, on Mars.Read more...

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A pair of engineers say it's possible to detect the signatures of spacecraft traveling at relativistic speeds, and we can do so using current technologies. The trouble is, their new analysis also suggests that moving through space at ludicrous speed is more hazardous than previously thought.Read more...

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Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD delved a lot deeper into one of the main themes of season two: People who have lost themselves, or had their identities wrecked, and the absolutely terrible relationships they find themselves in. And it turns out dealing with people who aren't true to themselves carries a high cost. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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I had my doubts about director Zack Snyder casting the young Jesse Eisenberg as Superman's arch-villain Lex Luthor in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But this first picture of Eisenberg as the evil mastermind has completely shut me up. He looks shockingly sinister. (And bald, too.)Read more...

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When Henrietta Achilles, the protagonist of Haiko Hörnig's webcomic A House Divided, learns that she has inherited the estate of her "uncle," she's understandably suspicious. After all, she's never heard of him. But that's the least of her concerns when she shows up at the house and discovers there's a war going on.Read more...

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Best Buy has an exclusive Steelbook box set of the Hobbit trilogy, and you can save $10 if you buy it today. [ The Hobbit Trilogy Steelbook, $60]Read more...

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My days of knifing people are over. (What can I say? I'm on my third strike.) But when I get nostalgic, there is a way to make fake knife slashes on a person that look real. And better yet, you can use it so it appears right as you draw a (fake) knife across a person's skin, too. Read more...

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Deadspin Which Is The Best Day Of The Week To Die? | Gawker Cops Say Missing Vermont Woman Was Last Seen Outside Bob Durst's Store | Gizmodo Why Anti-Vaxxers Just 'Know' They're Right | Lifehacker How to Determine the Number of Calories You Should Eat to Lose Weight |Read more...

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We've put together a solid list of savings for you today, ranging from an Xbox Live Gold membership all the way up to an energy-efficient water heater. Enjoy!Read more...

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Space may have the best reputation for strangely gorgeous sights, but there's plenty to dazzle us here on our planet. Today, we want to know about the weird, beautiful, and quirky natural phenomena that you've glimpsed.Read more...

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Like hummingbirds, Australian rainbow lorikeets eat pollen and nectar. In fact, they have a specialized tongue that allows them to do so. So imagine the surprise of bird experts after discovering of a population of lorikeets who have taken to eating meat.Read more...

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There's a crazy rumor about the role that Matt Smith plays in Terminator Genisys. More Age of Ultron rumors discuss a new Marvel hero who may have a cameo. Plus, David Ramsey talks wedding bells on Arrow, and what's to come on Flash and Orphan Black. Spoilers away!Read more...

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He might be one of the last in the main Avengers team in Hot Toys' exquisite line of Age of Ultron figures, but that's certainly no indication of lesser quality — the rest of the Avengers have already conducted a financial haymaker on your Wallet, and Mr. Barton is just here to fire the killing blow.Read more...

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