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The Star Wars: Rebels panel at WonderCon this weekend unveiled not only the first footage from the show , but a stockpile of previously unreleased concept art. Read more...

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Back in February we brought you news that a Farscape movie was supposedly in the works. Now Rockne O'Bannon, creator and showrunner of the original series, has confirmed that the movie is, in fact, happening. Read more...

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The Green Dragon Inn has tapped into an opportunity that Middle Earth has been missing up until now: the need for quality spas, malls, and golf courses. Read more...

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If you don't already know why a helium balloon tethered to the floor of a minivan has the power to make your jaw drop, you're going to want to see this. Seriously – set aside five minutes of your time, have a seat and watch. You won't regret it.Read more...

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Over on its website, the New England Aquarium has archived all of its ad campaigns from the past six years. And some of them are truly great.Read more...

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Between 1961 and 1963 a group of inmates at the Concord Prison were treated with a combination of therapy and psilocybin - a drug derived from psychedelic mushrooms. They had a much lower recidivism rate. Or so we thought.Read more...

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And the hits just keep on coming. Comic-Con may have Tom Hiddleston playing Loki live on stage, but WonderCon has some of the best cosplay we've ever seen. Saturday's cosplay focused on gender-swapped characters, clever puns, and some pretty deep cuts. See for yourself!Read more...

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Here now for your aural pleasure are 42 minutes and 29 seconds of sound effects from vintage Warner Bros. cartoons. This is highly concentrated auditory nostalgia, delivered right to your ear-holes.Read more...

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Orphan Black isn't kidding around. The first episode of the new season raises the stakes for our Clone Club members while giving us a better look at the dangerous forces that are battling over them—plus unveils a major surprise. Spoilers ahead.Read more...

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Trap a peep under a bell jar and suck out all the air with a vacuum pump. What do you think happens to the peep? (Hint: It doesn't end well for our marshmallowy friend.)Read more...

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A baker in Poland decided her confections were lacking a certain something, so pulled out her laser cutter to engrave rolling pins with dinosaurs. The result is edible geekiness, and further proof that baking is science for hungry people.Read more...

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'"It's an adventure game! It's mass market! It's the anti-Doom! We have to crush this game!" "'What is this?! Demons on Mars?! People are playing this?!" Read more...

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We showed you the preview earlier this week, now watch the full version of Darwyn Cooke's Batman Beyond animated short, featuring Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle. Read more...

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Ryan Gosling's Lost River (formerly How to Catch a Monster) is being publicized as a dark fantasy movie with some pretty big-name stars, including Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith . Here are the first two images from the film, including one of a woman (presumably Hendricks) standing before a rather ominous-looking door. Read more...

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Here it is, folks – fresh from its WonderCon debut, our very first glimpse of actual footage from Star Wars: Rebels!Read more...

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The nominees for the 2014 Hugo Awards have been announced! This year's nominating ballot saw a record-shattering 1,923 valid nominations. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 17, during the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Loncon 3. Hit the jump for the full list! Read more...

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A teenager peed into one of Portland, Oregon's drinking water reservoirs – a 38-million gallon repository of good, potable H2O – and now the city intends to drain it. This is a very, very dumb idea. Read more...

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Just what counts as a penis? A debate over what to call the genitals of an unusual group of cave insects has broader implications, because it gets right at the heart of science and science communication: what's the relationship between the labels we use in science and the way those labels are understood by our culture?Read more...

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We expect killer action and dystopian insanity from Continuum, the Canadian time-travel adventure show. But we don't usually expect to get punched in the heart, the way we did by this scene — which also features a love triangle The CW would never dream of having. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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The world's largest wind turbine is off the coast of Scotland. Construction started in 2012, with pieces assembled in the winter of 2013. Now the prototype is churning out enough power to supply 28,000 homes.Read more...

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Every year, the Wondercon cosplayers keep astonishing us, both with their attention to detail and with their creativity. You keep thinking you've seen it all — and then you see what people have come up with this year, and it's a brand new delight all over again. Here's our favorite cosplay from Wondercon day one.Read more...

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Here's our clearest look yet at the big beastie from the waist up. It's a brief glimpse, but a glimpse, nonetheless. Read more...

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We are living in the future. Need proof? Now from the comfort of your computer, you can experience a first-person view of excavating and packing a dinosaur nest for further study.Read more...

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You thought SpaceX's Grasshopper was impressive ? Grasshopper was just the beginning. Behold, the first flight test of the company's Falcon 9 Reusable Launch Vehicle.Read more...

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Raise all 29 toy-based characters to level one in Disney Infinity and you'll score a glowing green Star Wars surprise. NerdFlip shows us how it's done. Read more...

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