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Joseph Kahn's excellently dark Power Rangers fan film is once again available for online viewing after a brief dispute with the franchise's copyright holder. All it took was a disclaimer (on the NSFW Vimeo version) and an age restriction (on the "safe" YouTube version). View both here!Read more...

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Doodle-driven Canadians have been cleverly defacing their five dollar bills for years, turning the portrait of former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier into the pop-culture figures he eerily resembles: Spock (seen here) and Harry Potter's Severus Snape.Read more...

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You may not own your own private planetarium — or if you do, can we come over to your house? But you can still experience a journey through the wonders of space, thanks to four new "fulldome" planetarium clips, released by the Hubble Space Telescope. They're available in 4K and 8K resolution.Read more...

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Ever since Fringe brought sensory deprivation tanks to my attention I have been wanting to find a place a schedule an appointment, and as luck would have it there was exactly one place around where I lived that offered floating therapy. That's what they call it now floating, and while I didn't pop into another universe, I did have an interesting experience. Read more...

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Where should you flee when the inevitable zombie apocalypse pops off? A group of statistical mechanics students at Cornell University did the legwork and came up with a pretty appealing answer, since it happens to be a place we'd like to visit anyway: the Rocky Mountains.Read more...

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We adored the CG Star Wars TV series Clone Wars and we're enjoying Star Wars Rebels, but this concept art that Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni has shared just reminds us how cool it would be to see another 2D animated Star Wars show.Read more...

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The late 1700s were not known for their long life-expectancy. One of the many sources of death, at the time, was a nasty little thing with the incongruously pleasant name of "cinnabar." We'll show you how fashion trends combined with chemistry to kill people off.Read more...

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As one of Marvel's longest-running and most popular superheroes, Captain America has spawned no shortage of imitations. And, although there's plenty about him that's easy to mimic, there's one reason that no one else has gotten it quite right yet.Read more...

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HBO have just released a new poster for Game of Thrones Season 5, and as you can see above, it's got a great big dragon in it — but it's who's looking at the dragon from below that raises a lot of interesting questions. Spoilers for A Dance With Dragons and speculation ahead...Read more...

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The Apocalypse Triptych covers a lot of apocalyptic scenarios in three books. But Jake Kerr has the unusual distinction of A) writing about a really cool asteroid impact scenario B) hinging his storyline on a future scenario that we already know won't happen . Read Kerr's essay about being wrong , and then read the story right here.One morning, about a week before the announcement of the impact location, I receive a nice surprise: The moderate conservatives in the Texas legislature have pushed through the marriage equality law. It has always been our dream to get married in our home state, and now we can. There is a joyous rush of marriages, but Lynn and I decide to wait.Read more...

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A Southern California murder trial would be just another tragic tale of neighbor shoots neighbor, except the accused believes that he is a werewolf ... and he believed his victim was a vampire, according to the testimony of a forensic psychologist.Read more...

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Leonard Nimoy passed away today. But his memory and legacy will live on forever in his fans and the lives of the people he touched — which is easy to see because right now because Twitter, Instagram and the rest of the Internet is teeming with touching Nimoy tributes. Here's how the world is responding.Read more...

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Because Death Note, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata hit manga about a teenager who is able to kill people by writing their names in a death god's notebook, has been adapted for just about every other medium, it's now becoming a musical. And some of the English-language songs are now online.Read more...

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Geologists do it according to the Mohs Scale of Hardness. There. That's your "hardness" joke for the post. Now down to business, with the hardest (and softest) scale there is.Read more...

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With the recent news that the revived series of Doctor Who will soon get its own spinoff series of Audio plays featuring UNIT , you might have wondered about the long history of Doctor Who on Audio. Want to dig in? There's a world of stories out there that if you just watch the show, you're missing out on!Read more...

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We needed some good news today, and it's not going to get much better than this: Noelle Stevenson, writer and artist of the phenomenally wonderful Lumberjanes, is helming a new Runaways comic for Marvel, due out in May.Read more...

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This week, Archer meets Lana's parents (well, technically he's met them once before, but ...) on a wild trip to Berkeley that turns into a Bullitt-inspired car chase through San Francisco. And how's this for voice casting: Keith David and CCH Pounder as Dr. and Dr. Kane! Spoilers follow.Read more...

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Human goblin creature, Pat Robertson, is an adult who thinks that spirits can attach themselves to your old thrift shop purchases. No really, Pat Robertson thinks there are demons in your vintage band t-shirts.Read more...

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A DNA analysis of wheat found in an ancient peat bog suggests early Britons were more commercially sophisticated than previously thought. The presence of wheat on the British Isles a full 2,000 years before farmers began cultivating cereal grains means these hunter-gatherers may have established important trade connections in Europe.Read more...

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On February 20, skygazers were treated to a dramatic astronomical dance between Venus, Mars, and the moon. Not since 2008 had these three objects found themselves in such close quarters. Kevin Bourque captured the trio (and some nice earthshine , to boot) in this arresting photograph.Read more...

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In addition to Star Wars Rebels, we've got another animated Star Wars series on the horizon, this time animated in the style of LEGO. In a six-part miniseries, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will retell each of the original and prequel Star Wars movies from the perspective of C-3PO and R2-D2.Read more...

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Usually, when you play ice hockey you play it on the side of the ice where the air is. Not these divers. They decided to take a puck and a pair of hockey sticks underwater in a frozen lake and do a bit of knocking around on the wrong side of the ice.Read more...

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CBS's new Supergirl TV series is casting characters all over the place! These two newest addition may take the Kryptonian cake, though — Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Helen Slater, titular star of the 1984 Supergirl movie, are joining the series.Read more...

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