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Time travel and temporal anomalies can be messy and unpleasant. When time starts getting out of whack, anything can happen. People can be born over and over, meet themselves, relive the same day, or just screw up all their relationships. Here are all the ways people get tangled in their own timelines in science fiction.Read more...

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Russian archaeologists are once again digging at Zeleniy Yar, a remote excavation site near the Arctic circle. This same site produced nearly a dozen extraordinary mummies a few years ago — including unintentionally preserved corpses wearing copper masks. The researchers are now hoping to learn more about this mysterious northern community.Read more...

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We all have that friend who, through bad taste or mere ignorance, cannot be trusted to make their own TV-viewing decisions. They won't even make time for a show as gripping and mind-blowing as Orphan Black, which is a travesty. Here's a guide for convincing your resident Luddite to bite the bullet and join you in the pursuit of good television.Read more...

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The topic for this week's Cosmos is the little things in life, like cells, molecules, atoms and the universe. So hop on board the Ship of the Imagination and let's get small.Read more...

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An anthology series based on tales from France's Heavy Metal comics anthology hits out TV sets tonight—and so does the final season of Warehouse 13. Plus, Orphan Black is back this week with new secrets and new clones, and we see the debut of a new show about the history of science fiction. Check out all the details below!Read more...

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Get a sneak peak into the dark, crappy future for all out X-Men buddies with a clip from Days of Future Past. Bryan Singer is going to be murdering so many mutants, we can't wait. Fingers crossed this potentially super-complicated time jump mutant madness works out. Read more...

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Well, another Game of Thrones episode set the internet on fire. "The Lion and the Rose" featured a very different wedding and a very different shocker from last time , but the reactions were no less passionate, as these amazing tweets prove. SPOILERS AHEAD, obviously.Read more...

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We're doing an introductions-thread, today! So take a moment and tell us: Who are you?Read more...

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Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos. Dating back to the Cambrian Explosion, they emerged during a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared. The discovery is offering a rare opportunity for scientists to study the origin and development of our planet's oldest animals. Read more...

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Holy hell, the new Master Splinter is actually kind of terrifying. He looks like a real-life giant rat with a sword, from his pink little ears to his big, black eyes. Take a look.Read more...

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The characters on HBO's new show Silicon Valley work in tech, and they clearly know a thing or two about video games. So when it comes time to articulate the pointlessness of one of their peers, they've got a pretty solid frame of reference to work with. Read more...

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Using little more than a flattened fossil, researchers from UC Berkeley have created a stunningly life-like computer rendering of a long-extinct lycopod. A quick glance at this primordial plant reveals a very alien-looking species.Read more...

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Gawker James Franco Went on SNL to Joke About Trying to Sleep with Teenagers | Jalopnik 'Affluenza' Teen Who Killed Four People Won't Pay Much For Rehab | Jezebel Man Sues Ex Over Her Obsession With Snoopy Plush Toy | Lifehacker This Tipping Infographic Shows Who Expects Tips, and How Much Read more...

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During a Reddit AMA to promote his new movie Years of Living Dangerously, Harrison Ford was of course — of course asked for his thoughts regarding the eternal debate of who truly shot first in Star Wars. Ford did not disappoint.Read more...

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James Cameron denies that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joining the cast of the Avatar sequels. Pretty much the last crossover you ever expected will be hinted at on Arrow. And the final season of True Blood will spend a fair amount of time in Bill's past. Plus, a wild rumor about the possible return of an archvillain on Doctor Who. Spoilers now!Read more...

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The way our ancestors ate, cooked, explored, and interacted with others has had a profound influence on our genetic inheritance. So how will modern culture shape the genetic legacies we leave to our descendents?Read more...

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Late Monday night/early Tuesday morning will be an incredible time for skygazing. Not only is Mars bigger and brighter than it's been in more than six years , you'll also be able to witness the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. Here's how to watch.Read more...

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This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. Read more...

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The answer, some scientists hope, is to tell them how much everyone's dogs' poop weighs, and how much it costs to clean that shit up when it lands where it shouldn't. For instance: There are 8-million dogs in the UK. Guess how much crap they produce on a daily basis. A ton? Fifty tons? Five-hundred tons? No. More. Keep guessing.Read more...

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Every year, the science fiction and fantasy trade journal Locus asks the public to select from its editors' picks for the best science fiction and fantasy of the previous year (or write in your own nominations). The ballot for the 43rd Annual Awards is now open online – go cast your vote! Read more...

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This is a clay model of the final design for the life-size statue of Edgar Allen Poe that will be unveiled on October 5, 2014 at 2pm, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston, which is also named "Edgar Allan Poe Square." It's got Poe with his coat flapping in the wind, a suitcase, and raven heralding his arrival.Read more...

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When wave pass through each other, they interfere, producing neat effects. Artist Gary Drostle harnesses the interference patterns of visible light passing through water to create fish pond mosaics.Read more...

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Entrain is an app designed by mathematicians at the University of Michigan and Yale University to minimize the effects of jetlag. They've released the app for free so that folks like us can try it out and help perfect it.Read more...

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Selenography, the study of surface and physical features of the Moon, is a field where science meets art. From careful engravings and sketches of early observations to lunar photography, it is all gorgeous. So settle in, and enjoy some lunar eye-candy.Read more...

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An international study involving 380 patients has seen 90% of patients "cured" of Hepatitis C in the course of 12 weeks. Experts are calling the treatment a turning point in the treatment of the pernicious disease, which wreaks havoc on the livers of those it infects. Too bad it costs over $80,000 for a course of treatment.Read more...

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