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According to Bleeding Cool, a Leia Organa-centric comic will join Marvel's Star Wars lineup. As if more Princess Leia is ever a bad thing.Read more...

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This is it, everyone. We've got CGI cats, real cats, old cats, young cats. The special horror of Mike Myers as the Cat in the Hat. We've got it all set to The Cure's "Lovecats," and it's even got each clip identified for easy googling. This is what the Internet has been leading to for years.Read more...

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There are over 100,000 stray cats and dogs living in Istanbul, Turkey. And while more than 14 million people live there, these animals are still waiting to be rescued. One company, Pugedon, is making sure that the animals are at least provided food while they wait for a forever home.Read more...

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Last week, researchers announced the discovery of the largest four-winged dinosaur ever found . Now the gifted paleo artist Emily Willoughby has created this lovely image of Changyuraptor yangi, where you can clearly see its "leg wings." Read more...

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After looking at this tree, capable of producing 40 different varieties of fruit, the why (cobbler) was pretty clear. But just what makes it possible for all those different fruits to grow on a single tree?Read more...

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Memory and reality collide in Where Do Lilacs Come From, a gorgeously shot, aching short film that attempts to see life from the perspective of an Alzheimer's sufferer as he tries to understand the world around him while his past constantly intrudes.Read more...

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A charitable foundation has just donated $650 million to the Broad Institute, earmarked for psychiatric research. It is the largest such donation ever made, and is welcome in an era when we're seeing a decline in funding for the study of mental illness. Read more...

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced that it is soliciting proposals for research into whether living "predatory" bacteria could be used to treat humans or animals infected with biological agents such as plague, Q fever or tularemia.Read more...

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A new Magic: The Gathering set, Magic 2015, was released this week, and the artwork is simply stunning. Check out this gallery of hi-res artwork from the new set—filled with Planeswalkers, weird creatures, and the souls of Magic's most popular planes brought to glorious illustrated life.Read more...

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The sun is big. Really, really big. It's so big, every feature on it is mind-boggling huge. Last week it spun out a massive prominence arcing out into space so ginormous that a mischievous fireproof Titan could've used it as a hoop to dunk the Earth in a game of cosmic basketball. Read more...

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We're already in love with Space Station 76 , the retro scifi dark comedy that debuted earlier this year at South by Southwest. Before the movie gets a general release, check out the 1970s-fueled goofiness of its trailer. Read more...

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I don't know if this news proves we live the in the best of all possible nerd worlds or the end times, but I know it proves something: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions will turn the 1983 barely-cult non-hit TV show Manimal into a movie.Read more...

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There have been one and a half machine ages already. The first began in the nineteenth century, with machines taking over manual labor. Then in the twentieth century machines began taking over mental labor (they still are). When the third age comes, says one sociologist, we're doomed.Read more...

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You may be inspired to pop down to the corner merchant and buy a bottle of Stallion Heart prenatal vitamins after looking at these stunning Art Nouveau-inspired ads for the potions and poisons of the Game of Thrones world. Spoilers if you haven't caught the latest season of the show.Read more...

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In 1992, a cargo container filled with more than 28,000 rubber ducks plunged into the North Pacific, and spent more than ten years floating around the world. By studying the travelogue of the ducks, scientists were later able to gather enough data to predict the dynamics of objects floating in the oceans.Read more...

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As reported, a mysterious new female character has taken the role of Thor, as Thor — er, the ex-Thor — is found unworthy of Mjolnir. Artist Russell Dauterman has revealed the new design of the character formerly known as Thor, and he's basically cosplaying as Tetsuo from Akira.Read more...

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No, this isn't a prop from a King Kong movie — it's a newly discovered member of the Megaloptera family that could very well be the largest aquatic insect in the world. Read more...

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What book have you read, cover to cover — but for the life of you cannot recall a single detail from within its pages? The question itself may be a paradox, but we'd like to see if you can remember what you've forgotten. Read more...

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Here is a short (but fairly complete) list of things that I am into: magic, heroes, quests, monsters, Ancient Greece, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, thighs, chins, muscles, loincloths, and butts. So IMAGINE MY EXCITEMENT about Hercules, the new Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vehicle opening this Friday! Read more...

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This is 6-n-propylthiouracil, otherwise known as PROP. It once had a conventional medical purpose. Now it's being shoved into people's mouths to see if they're genetically gifted (or cursed) with the power of supertaste.Read more...

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In some ways, absolutely yes. That's the conclusion reached by researchers from NOAA and California State University, Channel Islands. And it mostly has to do with the distance that seafood travels from the ocean to your plate.Read more...

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Earlier this month, Marvel released a Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape loaded with tunes from the '70s that will also serve as half of the film's soundtrack. It really helps set the tone for the film, so we asked director James Gunn to do the same thing with movies people should watch. Read more...

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There's a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington's remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish . A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter of his former supervisor's best friend.Read more...

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Could we feed an extra 3 billion people right now? A new study takes a comprehensive look at where our agricultural resources go and concludes that by changing some global farming practices, including raising fewer cattle and cutting crop waste, we could be feeding billions more a year.Read more...

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