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As far as I know, we still haven't gotten the new Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV/movie series in the United States, even after it aired a whole season in Japan. But now, there's a follow-up movie, Star-Voyaging Ark, in which the Yamato gets hit with a weapon called the Flame Direct Attack Cannon, that can "transcend space."Read more...

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In the distant future, humanity is enslaved, forced to fight in the gladiators' ring for the amusement of robot audiences. But something unexpected happens when the robots pit their ultimate warrior, Carl, against the humans' Space Jesus.Read more...

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The SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station and associated attempt at soft-landing the Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge is delayed until January 6, 2015. The delay will allow for investigating a problematic static fire test, but will push back the flight until after the holidays.Read more...

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Maika Monroe — so great as the goth waitress in The Guest — returns to genre turf in writer-director David Robert Mitchell's It Follows. Behold the new, synth-tastically scored trailer, and see why the label "STD horror" so eerily applies.Read more...

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When you check into a hospital your risk of infection rises, and research suggests a major source for these infections are the safety railings on hospital beds. Researchers in Santiago Chile think they have a solution: Replace the usual bedrails with copper ones, which have anti-microbial properties.Read more...

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This little girl has a rather, well, unorthodox relationship with the Grim Reaper. If this image inspires you, write a story that tells us what on Earth is going on here.Read more...

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The world's most powerful computers can't perform accurate real-time translation. Yet interpreters do it with ease. Meet the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable abilityRead more...

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Money comes in every size, shape, and color imaginable. But your credit cards — though they may be remarkably different in how they work — are probably remarkably consistent in terms of size. Why is that?Read more...

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The U.K. is set to be the first country in the world to legalize a controversial three-parent reproductive technique. Read more...

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Science fiction and fantasy are supposed to be mind-expanding and thoughtful — but sometimes these genres fall prey to dumb stereotypes. So it's always thrilling when they manage to rise above and do something different. What's the best example of genre storytelling that avoids (or subverts) a stereotype?Read more...

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If any character has changed for the worse on The 100 while living on the ground, it's Finn. But this week's episode reveals that Finn has always done things for love that can get him killed. The question is whether he'll manage to survive this time around.Read more...

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So we didn't especially like Ascension's first chapter, which seemed to promise one thing and then deliver another. Fortunately, the second and third chapters had better pacing and some great moments... before ending with another huge moment of WTF. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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Kingsman: The Secret Service is a return to the world of spy-fi—the fun, gadget-filled, sexually deviant spy films where you just want to see a total lunatic try and take over the world. Six new character intros take you deeper into the new world. You guys are going to love it. Read more...

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This year's science fiction and fantasy television delivered amazing highs and some cringe-worthy lows. We've rounded up the year's best moments, along with some of the absolute worst (in no particular order) for your viewing pleasure. SPOILERS AHEAD.Read more...

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As the ongoing Ebola epidemic rages in West Africa, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the protective suits worn by healthcare workers are extremely inadequate. To address this, researchers as Johns Hopkins have designed a new suit that should dramatically reduce infection risk.Read more...

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Deadspin Drugs, Chess, Books, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison | Gizmodo Watching a USB Hack in Action Makes Me Never Want to Leave My Computer | Jezebel One Man's Terrorist Is Another Woman's Troll | Lifehacker You Might Be Blowing Your Nose Too Hard | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Screw the Cowl replica. I want this because it's a 1:1 copy of Bruce Wayne's head THAT LIGHTS UP. That's like, the best/worst idea for a lamp in the world.Read more...

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Definitely don't try this at home (or if you happen across a volcanic vent), but if you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed down on hot lava, this video is a must-watch. It's a great lesson in how the reality of lava differs from the way many people think of the substance.Read more...

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Our desire to create 3D visualizations of data—for practical purposes, artistic expression or both—stretch back many millennia. Two experts in the field have created a stunning online archive of such physical artifacts from 5,500 BC to the present day, and beyond.Read more...

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Until NASA's Cold Lab comes online in 2016 , the coldest place in the universe is a faint scattering of gas and dust 5,000 light years away in the Centaurus constellation. The Boomerang Nebula is just 1 degree above absolute zero, colder than the natural background temperature of space. Read more...

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Little Red Riding Hood, the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and other fairy tale characters shed their Western wardrobes and don traditional Korean fashions in artist Na Young Wu's series of incredibly love manhwa-style illustrations.Read more...

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2014 was a weird, wooly year for video games. The big new consoles were finding their feet, and most of the games we were expecting to play got pushed back to next year. Some of the ones that did come out were great, but others, well… weren't as great.Read more...

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Graphic designer Juan David Martinez has captured our planet's entire 4.6-billion year history in this rather clever wheel-like chart. Read more...

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Programs like The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors dispense with a lot of medical advice. But how many of these recommendations can be substantiated? Some researchers took the time to find out, and the results are not encouraging.Read more...

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We're used to seeing Game of Thrones' Arya Stark in her functional, rugged clothes, often disguised as a boy. But next season, Arya will be getting a very different look—so different, in fact, that many people didn't recognize actress Maisie Williams the first time she wore it on set. Mild spoilers ahead.Read more...

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