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You know all those GoPro videos you see on the Internet? You know the ones. Where crazy people skydive off planes and fly in wingsuits and snowboard and ride motorcycles and jump off cliffs and live Very Extreme Lives. All of that happens in the trailer for the remake of Point Break. Only they slapped a dark and gritty filter to make it “cinematic”.Read more...

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Here at io9, we’re huge fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork, paintings from an alternate Sweden where familiar landscapes, fashions, and vehicles stand against ominous power plants, futuristic robots, and the occasional dinosaur. And there’s currently a crowdfunding campaign for two art books featuring Stålenhag’s paintings.Read more...

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This cute little chick struggles up, staggers, falls back down, and gets back up again! At which point it’s time for an indifferent world (in the form of a parent flamingo) to crush him back into the dirt. It’s tragic and yet adorable.Read more...

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The ingenuity of Grand Theft Auto players always delivers.Read more...

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No, these aren’t about to hatch out and reveal a bloodthirsty monster with acid blood. They’re spherical rock formations, created by the natural processes of sedimentary concretion and erosion. But they really, really look like alien eggs. Check out some fascinating videos of spherical rocks all over the world.Read more...

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The Witcher 3 is a really big game. This is known. Still, I’m not sure everyone grasps just how massive it is. I sure didn’t.Read more...

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It’s the single most common job in over half of U.S. states, and yet many people are unclear on just what a truck driver’s job looks like from inside the cab. Here, one of them explains exactly. Read more...

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We’ve been debating sexual violence on Game of Thrones since the show began, but the discussion has gotten more heated in the past couple weeks, with The Mary Sue essentially ending its coverage. But is the show just being true to George R.R. Martin’s books, or is it adding more violation? One fan decided to find out.Read more...

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Nature photographer Marsel van Oosten didn’t need to venture off planet to visit this otherworldly forest. These stunning baobao trees are located right here on Earth in Madagascar. Read more...

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From Dusk till Dawn and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez is no stranger to children’s adventure movies, having created the Spy Kids franchise. Now, though, he’s delving into an existing children’s series, bringing the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest to the big screen.Read more...

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Industrial Light and Magic has a proud heritage stretching back to the original Star Wars. And to celebrate, they’ve put together a one-minute video that sums up 40 years of visual effects wizardry. How many of these movies can you name? Read more...

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After the latest takedown by a costumed crimefighter, a crime boss kills his right-hand man and promotes a lowly henchman to Bad Guy #2. But in this splatter-filled comedy, a promotion isn’t necessarily a good thing. In fact, it can be downright dangerous.Read more...

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Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, is a favourite target for everyone from serious exobiologists to optimistic science fiction authors as a likely setting to find alien life in our solar system . Today, NASA announced the nine instruments that will be on-board the next robotic explorer to investigate the enigmatic world.Read more...

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At its core, The Witcher 3 is a game about two things: hunting monsters and looking sexy. Surely you’ve noticed that Geralt looks like the leading dude of a trashy romance novel, yeah? I can’t be the only one that pauses at Geralt’s obsession with slathering oil on stuff, right?Read more...

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In 1953, a news boy got a nickel that felt too light. He suspected that he’d been cheated. Actually, he’d been given a nickel full of microfilm. And it was worth considerably more than the paper he was selling.Read more...

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In August, Titan Comics will bring their three ongoing Doctor Who series together for a massive multi-Doctor adventure — and now you can see what brings John Hurt’s War Doctor into the fray alongside his Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth incarnations in this exclusive preview of the first issue!Read more...

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Yesterday was Towel Day, a day for celebrating the works of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti apparently agrees with Adams about the supreme usefulness of a towel, and demonstrates how astronauts use them aboard the International Space Station.Read more...

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Radium watch dials put the idea of glowing green radioactive elements in the public consciousness, but radium doesn’t actually glow. If you want to see the glow of radiation, take a look at the blue light coming off actinium.Read more...

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Fairy tales are everywhere these days. They rivalsuperheroes at the movies and TV, and novelists rush to create their owndarker, more relevant versions. But how well do you really know fairy tales? Here are 10 books that will change how you see the fairy tale.Read more...

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The Curiosity Rover has been a remarkably resilient piece of machinery, but even the toughest robot occasionally needs a tune up. So how does that happen when we’re down here and Curiosity is all by its lonesome up on Mars?Read more...

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The panther chameleon changes color to display itself. When scientists did a genetic work up on it, they found out that behind its display it was hiding 10 extra species. Check out a flow chart that can give you a hint as to which panther chameleon you’re looking at.Read more...

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Massive continuities are a blessing and a curse for the epic franchises that dominate popular culture. There’s a rich lore to draw on, but how do you keep the complicated backstories understandable to newcomers? DC Comics and Star Wars have taken very different approaches, that illuminate the importance of the past in pop adventures.Read more...

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John Scalzi just got paid. The celebrated scifi author just signed one of the biggest publishing deals the genre has ever seen, as Tor Books will pay him $3.4 million for his next 13 novels over the next 10 years.Read more...

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