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In the U.S., climate change is likely to increase average daily temperatures and the frequency of heat waves. Dairy cows are particularly sensitive to heat stress and, according to a new USDA study, by 2030, milk production will have lowered to the point that additional economic costs will exceed $100 million per year.Read more...

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Imagining the future is a huge challenge — few people saw smartphones and DNA-based medicine coming. But if you want proof that "futuristic" science fiction is always about the present, just look at the obsolete devices people think will still be around. Here are 12 future visions that include tech we've already abandoned.Read more...

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Warner Bros. just unleashed their new line up of films, spilling out a whole bunch of new movie announcements and full-scale superhero franchise reboots. This includes a standalone Wonder Woman movie, a Suicide Squad film and a brand new Flash (which they've already cast!!!).Read more...

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For the first time ever, psychologists have treated an individual for internet addiction disorder caused by overuse of Google Glass. The patient had been exhibiting withdrawal symptoms when not using the device, and even dreamt he was wearing it. Read more...

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Sabering, or sabrage, is a champagne-opening art popularized at the time of Napoleon's military campaigns. In this video, Neal Stephenson, the author who gave us Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, shows that doing it properly requires not blunt force, but elegance, precision and a knowledge of physics.Read more...

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Between the announcement of Captain America 3: Civil War, the cancelation of the Fantastic Four comics, and all the other Marvel madness that occurred over this past week, there was of course only one question I could lead off with. On the plus side, though, I get to talk about vampire erections. Could be worse!Read more...

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Plants aren't as flashy as animals, but they're complex beings with elaborate survival strategies who actively engage with the environment around them, and sometimes even helping their fellow plants react to danger. Still, it would be rather a stretch to claim that they have "minds." And yet this is what Gustav Fechner believed. Read more...

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On the surface, last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was about "facing reality" — something both Coulson and Fitz were grappling with. But on a deeper level, the (super funny) episode was about how the two men are both severely damaged. And the question of how far you can trust yourself, much less your friends.Read more...

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Mosquito bites are not just annoying, they can also spread illnesses. Public health entomologist Grayson Brown is here to take all your questions about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases.Read more...

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That's one of the questions that comes up in the latest installment of the webcomic Subnormality, in which a young woman has befriended an ancient Sphinx who occasionally feasts on human flesh. And people won't stop asking her how she can be friends with one of humanity's few predators.Read more...

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Come on, GOTG fans, admit it - ever since you saw Guardians of the Galaxy, who hasn't wanted to put on an awesome mix of their own and pretend to be one of the Guardians, zipping about space and being badass? These Hoodies will help you pretend just that little bit better.Read more...

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Now this is an odd, but grand, idea for both a movie and a book. Former Pixar artist Armand Baltazar is currently working on a book series where all the timelines have overlapped, and the world and all its population exist in present day. It's called Timeless and it's also going to be a movie. Read more...

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In the 1930s, the southwestern Great Plains suffered a series of severe droughts. Overfarming and overgrazing had destroyed prairie grasses, making the topsoil even more vulnerable to strong winds. NASA scientists now say that one of those drought years, 1934, was the driest and most widespread in a millennium.Read more...

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Hello out there! Do you ever wonder about who all is reading this? So do we. Introduce yourselves to us all — and find out who has been reading alongside you, too!Read more...

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The German TV network that airs The Walking Dead apparently does a thing called a "binge selfie," where they record people binge-watching a show. Obviously, this couple sat down to see all 51 episodes of TWD with naught but bathroom and sleep breaks, and it's quite the trip down zombie-filled memory lane.Read more...

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Deadspin What If Tom Brady Gets Ebola? | Gawker Vanilla Sex: A Perfectly Fine Way to Fuck | Gizmodo You're Wrong About Voicemail | Kotaku Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speech Following Terror Threats [UPDATE] Read more...

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John Cho talks Star Trek 3. Javier Bardem joins the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean. Another famous name is rumored to be playing Doctor Strange. Guess which Flash characters will be going to Arrow. Plus Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Toy Story That Time Forgot. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Game of Thrones' Dothraki tongue is just one of many fictional language's created by David Peterson - but it might just be one of his most popular. Now you can start learning some conversational Dothraki for yourself through a new mobile app. Athdavrazar!Read more...

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This is the intro to the almost-out Civilization: Beyond Earth. I hope you weren't expecting a merry jaunt as humanity smiles its way to the stars along a rainbow made of puppies.Read more...

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On this week's episode, a New York neighborhood has always been a place where the disadvantaged have died because of the greedy and where children are placed in danger because their protectors die. This was not a happy episode. Read more...

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Some decorating decisions are made for reasons of beauty. Some for a specific taste. And others are made because the homeowner's a sadist who enjoys fucking with people's heads. Here are some lovely floor options.Read more...

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This video speaks to me on a spiritual level. It's pure luck that I haven't accidentally posted something with a string of cat-generated gibberish in the middle of it. Mostly, my cats like to run searches.Read more...

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An astronaut popping up like a curious meerkat from within his International Space Station nest is my new favourite photograph. A close runner-up is the Milky Way spilling into the sky over yellow Sahara sands.Read more...

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The rivalry between the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California is a deep one, and any one of those schools cheering for the other is an incredibly rare sight. And yet, that's exactly what happens in this exclusive clip from the Quidditch documentary Mudbloods. Read more...

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This week, Scorpion continues to deliver the head-smashingly terrible high-tech adventures of our geniuses. They're in Vegas, baby, doing things like using wifi and talking about statistics!Read more...

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