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How can I put this delicately? Do you have a vibrating toothbrush? A personal body massager? If you do, you can perform some amazing sensory illusions, like making your nose seem huge or your waist small. Finally, an excuse to give the TSA agents when they search your bags!Read more...

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The U.S. is one of the most volcanically rich countries in the world, with 169 active volcanoes. 57 of them are deemed high threats. But efforts to predict potential eruptions are being hampered by outdated equipment and lack of funding for scientific monitoring.Read more...

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Russia has fired back at Canada's NATO delegation in response to a snarky Ukraine tweet that went viral earlier this week. Read more...

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Did the astronauts aboard the International Space Station snap a photo of where you live from orbit? Now you can find out, thanks to an interactive map of more than 650 pictures that the astronauts shared with the world on Twitter.Read more...

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Fargo just won the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries, get it for 20% (or more) off today. [Fargo]Read more...

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"The TV show Firefly is a big inspiration for us," Dreadnought project director Peter Holzapfel was saying to me recently during a San Francisco preview event. "So is Sid Meier's Pirates." And then, for just a moment, that ceased to matter as a ship ten times the size of mine warped right in front of me.Read more...

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In the worlds of D&D, there are countless monsters that terrify the general populace, but only a few truly strike fear into the heart of adventurers. Not because they're so powerful, mind you, but because they're really annoying. Here are a dozen player-tormenting monsters beloved by cruel Dungeons Masters.Read more...

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Gliese15Ab is a newly discovered planet roughly five times the mass of Earth. Researchers aren't sure what the planet's atmosphere is like, and it's close enough to its parent star to heat it past the boiling point of water. But the most interesting thing about Gliese 15Ab isn't how close it is to its star. It's how close it is to us.Read more...

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Of the many, many comments received by the FCC, some stood out as diamonds in the very rough. Kudos, web warriors, kudos.Read more...

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Forget the bright tropical landscapes and jokes; this recut trailer imagines The Incredibles as a Dark Knight-style film, focusing on scenes filled with shadows or fluorescent lighting—and milking every ounce of the movie's pathos.Read more...

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Sometimes the most exhilarating science fiction movies feel kind of hallucinogenic, or logic-resistant. And if you enjoy a trippy journey into wackness, then you should definitely check out The Congress, in theaters today and already available on demand. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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Holiday weekend! And that means more time to read. Good thing, too, because there is a lot to read. Read more...

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Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence there, Germany would have to put the U.S. in its place. To that end, it devised not one, but three plans to attack and invade America. Here's how history could have unfolded very differently. Read more...

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The DOVES are a flock of microsatellites tasked with rapid Earth imaging. Now all those images are free-to-use under a creative commons license.Read more...

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Let us now celebrate the delightful barrage of close-up shots that accompany every Edgar Wright film with this wonderful compilation video, created by Jaume R. Lloret.Read more...

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Authorities in Iceland have raised its alert level to maximum after a small eruption occurred overnight in the Bardarbunga volcano system. Airspace is now closed over the region up to 18,000 feet (5,486 meters) as a cautionary measure, despite no ash being detected by the radar system.Read more...

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Let's send off the season properly, GIF-style!Read more...

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Deadspin So What's Actually New About The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy? | Gizmodo Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951 | Jalopnik Saab Is Too Poor To Go Bankrupt | Lifehacker This Graphic Helps You Choose the Right Fitness Class for You Read more...

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Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation, io9, and a coalition of fan groups over Labor Day weekend for Project Secret Identity, a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of how online anonymity and privacy are key to free expression. Visit ProjectSecretIdentity.org during Dragon Con (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) to participate.Read more...

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It seems impossible that Hayao Miyazaki has won only one Academy Award over his lengthy career — for Spirited Away — but that number will double when the Academy bestows am honorary Lifetime Achievement Award to the Studio Ghibli co-founder at the sixth annual Governors Awards program.Read more...

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Jeremy Renner shoots down a major Avengers: Age of Ultron rumor. The Russos explain how Captain America 3 will be the second half of a two-part story. Guy Ritchie finds his King Arthur star. And what does a set video reveal about an Arrow character's past? Spoilers now!Read more...

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The FCC currently has over a million comments on net neutrality. They range from touching, to weird, to apocalyptically angry. We've plucked out a few superlative comments to highlight here, but the FCC extended deadline to September 15th so there's still time for you to send a profanity-laced response. Read more...

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The zebra's stripes. The flamingo's pink hue. A leopard's spots. What if all of those came from the dedicated work of a few people?Read more...

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These quilt covers and pillow cases from CBedroom are absolute beauties and perfect for the space geek in your life.Read more...

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Recently lightninglouie posted a brief review of an old Atari 2600 game, Space Cavern. The conversation in the comments resulted in a comprehensive and incredibly well-versed history of gaming consoles that is worth reading. Read more...

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