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Everything old is new again—or, I guess, in the case of this new Spider-Man comic, everything young is new again. Yes, get ready to re-experience the origins and teenage life of Peter Parker for the 5 billionth time in Marvel Comics history, with a brand new series beginning later this year.Read more...

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Murders and executions: American Psycho: The Musical is heading to Broadway early next year, with Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) cast as serial killer/Huey Lewis fan Patrick Bateman. The Bret Easton Ellis adaptation debuted in 2013 in London, with Matt Smith (Doctor Who) on blood-spray duty.Read more...

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During the 1920s and 1930s, people put radium on their skin and in their cocktails. They put uranium in health tonics. And they drank water from The Revigorator, which was a pot lined with uranium. In 2009, scientists tested a Revigorator, to see what it actually did.Read more...

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A Nude Hope is a cheeky, glittering, and hilarious Star Wars parody burlesque, and the very best way to spend a Friday night.Read more...

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A picture of some deformed plant sex organs is alarming people all over the internet this week. The photo, taken by Twitter user @san_kaido, shows a bunch of daisies that look like conjoined twins. The accompanying tweet describes their twisted, ribbonlike appearance, and reports a radiation reading for the spot.Read more...

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Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered evidence of early cereal cultivation at a 23,000-year-old site in Galilee, effectively doubling the timespan humans are believed to have practiced farming. Read more...

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There were three major attempts to resurrect old franchises this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World. One was a critical hit with modest commercial success, one was a failure at both, and the third was a greater commercial than critical success. What lessons can we learn from them?Read more...

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“Three quarks for Muster Mark!,” wrote James Joyce in his labyrinthine fable, Finnegan’s Wake. By now, you may have heard this quote – the short, nonsensical sentence that eventually gave the name “quark” to the Universe’s (as-yet-unsurpassed) most fundamental building blocks. Today’s physicists believe that they understand the basics of how quarks combine; three join up to form baryons (everyday particles like the proton and neutron), while two – a quark and an antiquark – stick together to form more exotic, less stable varieties called mesons. Rare four-quark partnerships are called tetraquarks. And five quarks bound in a delicate dance? Naturally, that would be a pentaquark. And the pentaquark, until recently a mere figment of physics lore, has now been detected at the LHC! Read more...

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We think we’re in love. The New Horizons probe swivelled around after the Pluto Flyby to take a backlit snapshot of the dwarf planet. The result is both beautiful and scientifically fascinating, the very best combination.Read more...

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My novel All the Birds in the Sky is coming out in January, and I’ll be writing more about the process of writing this book, and what I learned from doing it, as the publication date approaches. For now, though, you can read the first four chapters at Tor.com.Read more...

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Yesterday, NASA’s Kepler team announced the discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet . It may be larger than Earth, but this exoplanet is situated firmly within its star’s habitable zone—and it’s been there for a while. So could it actually sustain life?Read more...

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Pterodactyls lived at the same time as the dinosaurs—but somehow, they’re not actually dinosaurs. They were flying creatures, and paleontologists keep telling us that dinosaurs are birds. But still, we’re supposed to call pterodactyls “pterosaurs.” This feels like a trick—why aren’t pterodactyls dinosaurs?Read more...

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The final chapter of the Freddy Fazbear horror saga dropped last night—and I’ve spent hours playing and reading about the game. Here’s everything I’ve found out about the game so far, from the new mechanics, the disturbing story, and the juicy secrets hiding within. Read more...

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban states from labeling GMO foods. It’s the first federal move on an issue that, until now, has mostly been controlled by the states. You can read more on the full case against GMO labeling right here.Read more...

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Fox’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series was pretty great, but like its X-Men counterpart, it’s very much a product of the 1990s—something that becomes achingly obvious when you remember what Peter Parker wore outside of the Spidey suit. Need a reminder? Look no further than this awesome concept art from the series.Read more...

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Adam Sandler’s new movie Pixels will leave a lot of people wondering how this movie even exists. What kind of a universe allows such a travesty to happen? But Pixels came about because a short film went super-viral. And here are nine other films that were greenlit purely thanks to internet manias.Read more...

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The association of producer M. Night Shyamalan made everyone assume that Wayward Pines would end with some kind of mind-blowing twist. And lo, there was a twist ... but it wasn’t nearly as huge as the one that came midway through the show’s run. Spoilers follow!Read more...

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Researchers working off the Shimokita Peninsula in Japan have discovered living microbes buried 8,000 feet below the seabed, a new record. And because they resemble those found in forest soils, these organisms likely survived for tens of millions of years after being buried under the seabed.Read more...

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Stand down, saluting War Machine . There’s a new robot suit figure in town that oozes patriotism—and it looks pretty damn great while doing so. Enter Sentinel’s totally awesome Iron Patriot!http://toybox.io9.com/bandais-war-ma... Read more...

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We’ve suspected that Pixels would be an almighty disaster ever since we saw the first trailer, but it’s actually worse than we feared. Director Chris Columbus is clearly trying to create another great fantasy adventure, but he’s hamstrung by a short-sighted script. And Adam Sandler’s painful performance.Read more...

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This is the Virginia home of “Aunt Jane” Dutton in 1937, when the 82-year-old was accused by her neighbor, “Rocky Joe” Stanley, 83, of being a witch—a slanderous accusation so low she sought a warrant for his arrest. The ensuring trial offered a fascinating mix of courtroom drama and local folklore.Read more...

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California’s Tahoe is known for being blue—really, really blue. And for a long time people assumed that bright color was because it was so clear. We now know that isn’t the case after a study on the lake revealed something weird.Read more...

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Yes, at least one snake—albeit a very, very old snake—used to have tiny little arms and legs on its lengthy torso. iI want, more than anything else in the world, to see this snake running. Unfortunately, it appears it didn’t use its legs for that. But we can use them to studyv erything from pterosaurs to dragonflies. Read more...

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