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Astronauts on the International Space Station with the safe arrival of JAXA’s HTV-5 “White Stork” cargo tug. The spacecraft delivered a metal-levitating furnace, a high-energy radiation observatory, whiskey, extra food, and experimental materials to the space station on Monday morning.Read more...

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Starved Rock State Park, located about 100 miles from Chicago, is the “#1 attraction in Illinois,” according to its website. The history section on that same site delves into the tragic legend behind the park’s unusual name, but doesn’t mention a more recent event that brought it far more notoriety: a 1960 triple slaying.Read more...

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested at LAX this week. What was he arrested for? If we’re to believe almost every headline , Wiz’s crime was joyriding a hoverboard at the airport. Are we finally living in the future Back To The Future II promised us? Read more...

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Even if you aren’t a vampire fan, What We Do in the Shadows is a must-watch mockumentary , and Prime members can grab a copy for $15 today, an all-time low. [What We Do in the Shadows, $15 for Prime members only]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...http://io9.com/the-vampire-mo... Read more...

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Deadspin How Do We Fix The Preseason? | Gizmodo Watching NASA Crash a Bunch of Stuff Is the Best Use of Tax Dollars | Jalopnik The Chinese Sky Is Still Falling But Don’t Panic Yet | Jezebel Justin Bieber Has Been Banned From Doing Live Interviews |Read more...

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Every morning when I wake up, I thank the deities I do not believe in that somehow the Ash Vs. Evil Dead TV series is actually a thing that’s happening, and that it looks so damn good despite it being more than 20 years since Army of Darkness premiered. This brief but excellent new trailer has only increased my anticipation. Read more...

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Female mosquitofish give birth to tiny babies, like the guppies you may remember from your third-grade aquarium. That means male mosquitofish don’t spawn: if they’re going to be dads, they need to use a modified fin (called a gonopodium) to inseminate their mate. And sex with a long, stiff fin demands a daunting level of precision.Read more...

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This is the Rüppell’s griffon vulture. It perches on cliffs in Africa, and has to travel a hundred miles at a time to get food. It manages this by going to high altitudes, which led some very unlikely people to make a scientific discovery.Read more...

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A new, Spider-Man related Marvel character may have joined the Civil War cast. An outlandish Doctor Who rumor claims two past Doctors are making a return. A Rogue One actor accidentally teases some new helmets from the film. Plus Valerian casts its star, and previews of Flash and Gotham. Spoilers get!Read more...

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The New Horizons spacecraft photographed the day side of the dwarf planet Pluto during its flyby this July. Here’s a full rotation from the iconic heart to the squibbly backside that will taunt us with mysteries until the next time we visit the far reaches of the solar system.Read more...

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From artist Teo Zirinis (Hands Off My Dinosaur) comes a series of wonderfully simple works depicting the problems of monsters such as Cthulhu, Godzilla, and King Kong. Life for the supernatural is harder than we think it is. Read more...

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With Marty McFly’s arrival in 2015 fast approaching, things are sure to get very Back to the Future everywhere you look. That includes the Internet, where franchise co-creator, co-writer and producer Bob Gale has revealed has jaw-dropping and jealousy-inducing collection of props.Read more...

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Cooper Tire wants to make tires out of guayule, a flowering shrub native to the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. The NYT reports the company “is expected to demonstrate tires this week with components” made from guayule-derived rubber, and expects “to make a complete tire... by early 2017.” [NYT via PopSci]Read more...

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After years of describing red sprites as “rare” and “elusive,” astronauts on the International Space Station are out to prove me wrong. They photographed two entirely unrelated sprites above thunderstorms in the Midwest and Mexico within minutes. What’s going on?!Read more...

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This is photograph is underselling how colorful Wilson’s Bird of Paradise is. This bird goes all out on the pigmentation, but pigment isn’t the only thing that’s producing color. What else is? Just as a hint, those aren’t blue feathers on its head.Read more...

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Terminator Genisys was a flop in the United States, making just $89 million here. But now Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the franchise has scored a monster opening day in China, which means it will probably wind up being considered a hit overall. And a sequel just got much more likely.Read more...

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An imagined future is supposed to tell us something about the world to come, but how we imagine it usually ends up telling us a lot more about our present than our future. Here, several different science fiction writers explain how to create videogame worlds that feel timeless. Read more...

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Deadspin Cris Carter’s “Fall Guy” Advice Was Kept Off The Record At The NFL’s Request | Gizmodo John McAfee: Ashley Madison “Was An Inside Job” | Jalopnik Why Oil Prices Aren’t Going Up Anytime Soon And Why Gas Prices Might | Jezebel Talking to a Married Guy Who Tried and Failed to Get Laid on Ashley Madison | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Thanks to advances in marine technology, police are better-equipped than ever to discover submerged evidence, according to dive-safety periodical Alert Diver. Among the evocative examples: the sticky search for a murder weapon within Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits, and a cannibal’s river-tossed trove of hacksaws.Read more...

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Despite getting to reveal one of the biggest secrets in comics , Lois Lane isn’t getting that much exposure in DC Comics lately—it’s been ages since she had her own title. So it’s great news that the acclaimed prose novel, Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond, is getting a sequel.Read more...

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Fossilized feces, aka “coprolites,” are an uncommon paleontological find. But fossilized poop inside a fossilized creature? That’s rarer, still, and why researchers are so excited about the pterosaur fossil pictured above. Read more...

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Jack Kirby’s career crossed all over comics, from Marvel to DC and beyond, giving us a veritable treasure trove of some of the most iconic pieces of comic book art ever produced. Want to get up close and personal with it? If you’re in Los Angeles, you can.Read more...

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Before Fast and Furious turned into one of the biggest franchises in the world, people though of Vin Diesel of a man of three franchises. Fast and Furious, of course, Pitch Black and xXx. Even though Diesel only showed up in the first xXx film, he long said he’d return to the spy-fi series. Now he will.Read more...

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The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, by Greg Steinmetz, is about Jacob Fugger, a man who never drew a sword, nailed up his theses on a church, or painted a picture, but still helped turn the Medieval era into the modern world. Learn how money, properly applied, changed everything.Read more...

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Sob. We’re down to Hannibal’s final episodes, and the latest William Blake-titled ep, “The Number of the Beast is 666...”, only hammers in the cold, hard truth that TV is sure gonna be a lot more boring when this creepy, juicy show exits the airwaves.Read more...

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