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Finally, footage of Daniel Radcliffe demonstrating the power of his new demon hornsin the latest trailer for the movie adaptation of Joe Hill's novel Horns. Read more...

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library works to make biodiversity-related literature freely available to the world. They've got thousands of image libraries to peruse, but one of the richest is their collection of shark illustrations, with more than 370 pages. Here are a few of our favorites.Read more...

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A "Star Wars Moment" is when a piece of pop culture manages to change storytelling all around the world, for at least a generation. Have we become too jaded to have a moment like this again? What do you think is a possible candidate for the next Star Wars Moment? Tell us!Read more...

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It may not be quite fit for a king yet, but this playhouse-sized castle was entirely 3D printed using a custom-built printer and loads of concrete. And it means we could see a livable, entirely 3D-printed home in the near future.Read more...

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An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose.Read more...

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What makes a dead star explode? Scientists have long suspected a mechanism for making a white dwarf go supernova, but they weren't able to confirm it — until now.Read more...

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These Prague street performers have pulled off one of the finest executions of the levitating man illusion you will ever see. For those of you who hate fun and wonder, we've got the secret — and the physics — behind this ancient trick. Read more...

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Damian Hess, AKA nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot, is about to turn your afternoon into a fairy tale with his new album, Question Bedtime. It's a hilarious and gloriously weird cycle of songs (available online now!) retelling the fairy tales you heard before bedtime as a child. Read more...

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We've already gotten a look at the emotional characters who live in the mind of Riley, the star of Pixar's upcoming film Inside Out. But what about Riley herself? She pops up in the very first footage from the movie.Read more...

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I defy you to watch Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Batista (Drax the Destroyer) and Michael Rooker (Yondu) perform the movie's beloved post-credits scene — with Michael Rooker in a metal tub as Baby Groot — at Wizard World Chicago last weekend and not smile. It's simply not possible.Read more...

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HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in America. With the exception of HIV, it is also the most fatal. But for almost a decade, we've had a vaccine that prevents HPV infection and, by extension, the deadly cancers it causes. So why aren't American adolescents getting access to this vaccine?Read more...

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Do you think science is really, really cool? Do you want to just play with it, making awesome things for no other reason than because you can? You want to find a Science Hack Day, and go to it.Read more...

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Too long have we waited for a good curse of the mummy movie. But now The Pyramid promises the return of excavation horror paired with plenty of ancient booby traps and resurrected mummies—you know, all that good mummy shit. Oh, and it stars the sensational Denis O'Hare. SOLD. Read more...

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More than 3,000 maps of cities, battles and landscapes—representing a millennium of history—have been georeferenced by the British Library. That means it's now possible to see the precise locations of historic places and events in the context of today's world. Read more...

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A kindly couple adopting a super-powered alien, an orphan growing up to be the world's greatest crimefighter, an Amazon princess with an invisible jet... the DC universe is a place where anything can happen. Well, anything but a joke, if this ridiculous, but entirely plausible, rumor is true.Read more...

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This month, the io9 Book Club is reading Laline Paull's The Bees. We'll meet on September 10 to discuss it. Join us!Read more...

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The Breaking Bad Complete Series Barrel is back for 2014, with new Better Call Saul inclusions. It's one of the cooler special editions for a TV series we've ever brought your way, and we're glad to see it come back. Currently $90 off MSRP. [Breaking Bad]Read more...

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We love to argue about pop culture, because geeking out about movies, books and television makes them even more fun. But sometimes these discussions can go to a terrible place. Here are seven mistakes to avoid when having a spirited debate about entertainment.Read more...

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As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread and grow, what can we learn from looking at the history of the disease's spread?Read more...

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Whenever the U.S. military releases images of its latest badass hardware under development, we usually see futuristic, 3D renderings that look like screenshots from the latest videogames. But a presentation of the proposed Ground X-Vehicle opted for a more stylish, pseudo-anime look.Read more...

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NASA scientists have released a stunning time-lapse video showing our planet's eastern hemisphere from January 18th to July 25th, 2014. Viewed from this perspective, the Earth is seen as a shimmering, swirling orb of hyperactivity.Read more...

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Violence against women is an ugly reality that's all too common, no matter what walk of life people come from. Yet, video games tend to portray it in only a few cliched ways, to create a sense of environment and tone and cheaply get a reaction out of players. That's a problem. Read more...

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It's not easy being Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth and star of the webcomic Mystery Babylon. She has to deal with cultists who worship her, crusaders who want to kill her, and a seal that could release all of the demons—her former friends—into the world again.Read more...

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In 1870 a man proved that the Earth was round. He wasn't the first to prove it, and he wasn't even proving anything out of the mainstream. But that didn't keep a fanatic from spending the next 20 years ruining his life.Read more...

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