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Over at our sister site Sploid, check out the first images of Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen's latest project: the world's largest plane, designed to carry and launch a space rocket.Read more...

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Miranda is a children's book writer who just can't seem to sell her book, Danny and the Wild Bunch, even though she has regular conversations with its main character. But when she tries the editors' suggestions to make her story "darker" and grittier, Miranda's life becomes darker as well.Read more...

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Photographer Mike Brodie, also known as The Polaroid Kidd, began photographing his travels in 2004, taking thousands of photos of people illegally riding freight trains during his five-year project. The photos are extremely intimate, showing the hidden world that exists along the rails.Read more...

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If you're familiar with aerogel, you know that it's one of the lowest -density materials on Earth. But even if you're versed in this supermaterial's physical properties, you've probably never thought about what aerogel sounds like. This video answers that question.Read more...

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Want to drink milk, but worried about all the proteins in it disrupting your digestion? Want to drink Coke, but worried about all the acid in it ruining your teeth? Here's a drink that's perfect. You just need to repress your gag reflex.Read more...

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Given how perfectly Julie Andrews encapsulated the title role, Disney never really needs to remake Mary Poppins. Ever. That said, if they do, I believe Andy Rehfeldt has found a take that works... namely by turning Ms. Poppins and ol' Bert the Chimney Sweep into the world's greatest death metal duet.Read more...

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When Factory released their first Direwolf Puppy plushes , we were wounded innocents still in a post Red Wedding haze. But we've grown up, as has Game of Thrones - and thus, so must the plushie merchandise.Read more...

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Most TV shows about sex crimes are kind of dark. But that's because none of them are based on Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's comic Sex Criminals, where two lovers discover they have the ability to stop time when they orgasm, and immediately use their powers to rob banks. Now that's going to change!Read more...

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Randall Munroe has really outdone himself with today's xkcd. The infographic shows when a certain story was published and then compares that date to the length of time — either in the future or past — to when the story actually took or will take place. Read more...

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The new Terminator movie will give us another look at the iconic scene from the original film, where a naked killer robot arrives in the past to hunt down Sarah Connor. But now it appears as though we'll be seeing a lot more of Naked Arnold Schwarzenegger than we had in the past... but he won't be anatomically correct.Read more...

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Six thousand bucks is a lot of money, but it's small change compared to the price of many professional camera kits.Read more...

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They're not glowing on their own. They're tagged with a fluorescent protein that shows the flower doing a very strange thing — a thing that humans take for granted. Here's how flowers get rid of their own organs.Read more...

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How can you tell what's real, in a world where huge industries, governments and religions are all trying to force-feed you manufactured realities? Philip K. Dick sums up the challenges of detecting reality in a world that resembles Disneyland, in this great 1978 quote.Read more...

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The Softech Natural shone the brightest of your list of nominees , taking the title of best desk lamp with its minimalist style, sunlight-replicating glow, and power efficiency.Read more...

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One of the fastest growing areas in pharmacology today is testosterone supplementation in men. But while low-T is a genuine problem for some men, it's not as prevalent as you may think – and the treatment is not without its risks. Here's what men need to know about testosterone replacement therapy, and why it should only be used when absolutely necessary.Read more...

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Do you prefer your bat ears small, medium, or extra large? Not matter which way, Sideshow has you covered with their latest 1:6 Batman figure, which has more Bat-faces and Bat-Cowls than you can shake a bat-stick at.Read more...

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Awesome article over at SciAm about the use of dogs in order to track rare animals in the wild for research purposes. As someone who works with animals in the lab, nice to see animals being used to help scientists where they aren't the test subjects.Read more...

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This was probably inevitable, but it's still pretty perfect. Caine Wise, Channing Tatum's part-canine character from Jupiter Ascending, acts out his own version of the famous Three Wolf Moon t-shirt. And you can buy it to wear or hang on your wall.Read more...

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This was only a matter of time, right? Lady Gaga took to Twitter to announce that she will be joining American Horror Story: Hotel. Which we can only hope is like those Cosmopolitan commercials, but with more masturbating ghosts. Read more...

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Yeah, don't get too excited. Because this isn't connecting DC's TV universe to its cinematic universe, Henry Cavill will definitely not be showing up on TV in his Superman costume, and because the new Supergirl show has figured out a way to minimize the Man of Steel as much as possible.Read more...

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In 1975, a man sustained a terrible injury to his brain that left him, among other things, unable to distinguish tastes. He couldn't tell sugar water from salt water. In 2005, one experiment caused him to strongly prefer sugar to salt. Here's the tweak that changed things.Read more...

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While many historical whodunnits were solved not long after the supposed crime was committed, sometimes it's up to modern science and history to determine how and why a person died. Here are cases where murders were revealed or refuted decades or even centuries after the fact.Read more...

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Russia announced Tuesday it plans to remain affiliated with the International Space Station through 2024, at which point it will undock its modules to create its own, separate orbital outpost.Read more...

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When your body expires and your bones turn to dust, Frozen will remain. When all that's left of your legacy is cut down by the cold scythe of time, Frozen will remain. When the sky is darkened, the land barren and the seas dried up, Frozen will remain. Here's a trailer for Frozen Fever.Read more...

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