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If you’ve ignored us in the past when we’ve excitedly reminded you that you should be reading Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong, well, shame on you for starters. But also, good news! You’ll get another chance to listen to our exultations soon: It looks like Archer and Armstrong are coming back!Read more...

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We put Outlander’s Graham McTavish’s scotch-drinking abilities on trial with an Outlander-inspired Scotch Taste Test. Then, after a few pulls, he sat down and spilled the beans on the many “lairds” of McTavish’s kilted character Dougal. Read more...

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There’s been a weird abundance of news regarding the Michael Bay-produced sequel to the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie over the last 24 hours. Bay’s given us the first look at Arrow’s Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, an Oscar winner has joined the cast, and also holy @#$% what is Megan Fox wearingRead more...

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Cervical cancer can be deadly and is treatable if caught early — which makes regular screenings really important. But according to clinical guidelines released yesterday by the American College of Physicians, many women are getting screened far too often. Read more...

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The first Avengers movie was the first film to capture the scale and vibrancy of a comic book on screen . The sequel, Age of Ultron, marks a smaller but still significant advance: This is the first movie to make superheroes feel larger than normal people... by getting more personal. Here’s our spoiler-free review.Read more...

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Nobody wants to say it outright, but the Apple Watch sucks. So do most smartwatches. Every time I use my beautiful Moto 360, its lack of functionality makes me despair. But the problem isn’t our gadgets. It’s that the future of consumer tech isn’t going to come from information devices. It’s going to come from infrastructure.Read more...

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Need to catch up on the last 15 (!!) years’ worth of X-Men movies? They’re all on sale today.Read more...

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Geologists have good reason to believe that an active underwater volcano, the Axial Seamount, is erupting about 300 miles (482 km) off the coast of Washington and Oregon. Remarkably, two scientists predicted the event almost perfectly. Read more...

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Gather up all your best digital friends, because it’s time to engage in that age old social ritual of grace, decorum, and bandwidth: The GIF Party.Read more...

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Gather round and I shall tell you a tale! A tale of a mistaken assumption that started a weird, long science odyssey that included urine, steak, and guinea pigs, and ended in a miracle drug.Read more...

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Gawker Other Prisoner in Van with Freddie Gray Denies Police Account | Gizmodo 6 Hours of Pro Photoshop Retouching in 90 Seconds | Jalopnik Cheaper Gas Is Making Millennials Drive A Ton | Kotaku The Scary Theory That Totoro Is The God of Death |Read more...

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Get a colorful look at Ben Affleck in Batman v. Superman’s Batsuit, and a clearer picture of X-Men Apocalypse’s Jean Grey and Jubilee. Michel Fassbender has an update on the Assassin’s Creed movie. Plus casting news for Fear the Walking Dead, and what’s to come on Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers Assemble!Read more...

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IM Global Television will adapt Kurt Vonnegut’s classic science fiction satire Cat’s Cradle as a television series. No word yet on writer, directors, cast, or when we’ll get to see it. [Entertainment Weekly]Read more...

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I only own one animated Disney feature on DVD. And it is The Great Mouse Detective, the mouse version of Sherlock Holmes. Why every parent doesn’t use this movie to get kids to read Sherlock Holmes, I do not know.Read more...

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Lionsgate’s rebooting Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 science fiction horrow movie Cube. Why? Because why not, I guess.Read more...

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Also, there’s going to be a 13-episode Green Eggs and Ham television show. Because everything that isn’t already getting a movie is getting a show.Read more...

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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center recently received a treasure trove: 85 cubic feet of Arthur C. Clarke’s papers, shipped from his home in Sri Lanka. Including a high-school notebook, where the young Clarke rated the science fiction stories he read. And an early draft of Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.Read more...

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In this week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt, by artist David Cousens, an unusual character is attracting quite a bit of attention at a sunlit diner. You tell us: What’s going on here? What’s this curious character’s story? And what happens when that kid starts pointing and staring?Read more...

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These animals are officially called “Carolina Dogs.” A less poetic name would be “Carolina Swamp Dogs,” since until 1970s, the Carolina swamp is pretty much where they lived. Early tests of their DNA show that they might be what the first dogs in America looked like.Read more...

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This post got me thinking about military science fiction and what I would like to see in a live action show. This hypothetical Band of Brothers in Space doesn’t have to be Starship Troopers: The Series since there are plenty of sources to draw from.Read more...

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If you want to see strange and exotic landscapes, you don’t have to travel the solar system; you just have to take a closer look at our own planet. From fiery pits to rock formations that seem to defy gravity, these views show us a side of the Earth that looks almost alien, but are wholly terrestrial.Read more...

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This week in outstanding, eye-catching headlines: “Ancient megadrought entombed dodos in poisonous fecal cocktail.” The science is pretty excellent, too; David Shultz has the details at Science.Read more...

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We love real-life spy stories. The gadgetry! The clandestine meetings! The coded messages! But thus far, most spy stories have glossed over the role of butterfly-collecting. That was a terrible mistake.Read more...

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Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures dramatized one of New Zealand’s most shocking murders, in which a pair of teen girls brutally killed one of their mothers. Director Alexander Roman’s documentary, Reflections of the Past, uses interviews, vintage images, and reenactments to further explore the story.Read more...

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So say the results of a new study out of UC Berkeley, anyway. Three different experiments show we resort to optimism when we believe it can improve our chances of success, but are too hopeful about its actual benefits. Optimism is still important, say the researchers, but we should also focus on knowledge and approach. Read more...

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