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It's spring planting season and NASA is getting in on the action with a vegetable garden bound for the International Space Station.Read more...

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In this blackly comic short film, a taxidermist and his father are the best of friends—at least until dad dies. The taxidermist figures life can go on as always if he just keeps his father's body in good shape.Read more...

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Back in 1988, Richard Branson appeared on the BBC show "Going Live!" and fielded a call from a kid named Shihan Musafer. Shihan's question: "Have you ever thought about going into space?" 26 years later, the commercial spaceline Shihan inspired is poised to launch its first flight – and Branson wants help tracking Shihan down.Read more...

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Do you like being stared at? Neither does anyone else. We know that for sure, because psychologists have done many experiments on the subject — many, many creepy experiments. Read more...

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On Mars exists a patchwork of rectangular ridges, a mysterious feature unique to the red planet. While better and better photographs narrow down the plausible theories, we still don't know exactly what created these puzzling structures.Read more...

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Over at the Indiana State Fair there is a Bat-Llama. Which is already better than any future Batman movie, now and forever. That'll do, Llama. That'll do. Read more...

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There's no time to waste, GIFs — this party begins now!Read more...

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Supposedly, the new anime series Ninja Slayer is based on the novels of American writers Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez. Instead, the books were actually written by Japanese "translators" Honda Yu and Sugi Leika. Either way, this first trailer is delightfully insane.Read more...

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Reporters got their first look at the rocket-powered, flying saucer-shaped vehicle that will be sent into near space this June to test the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) that will land future spacecraft on Mars.Read more...

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The first Amazing Spider-Man 2 reviews are out, and they warn that it "gets itself tangled." Karen Gillan talks Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. There's some gorgeous concept art from Mad Max Fury Road. And Gwendoline Christie previews Brienne and Cersei's upcoming confrontation on Game of Thrones. Spoilers now!Read more...

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A giraffe came across a wildlife photographer's camera and knocked it on its back, giving us an idea of what a giraffe hoof to the head would look like.Read more...

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Turns out left turns are not only riskier, they also waste gas. So UPS – optimization-obsessed logistics company that it is – got rid of them.Read more...

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The European Union, concerned about the special needs of its rapidly aging population, is spending more than $4 million to develop 3D printers that will produce food that is optimized for the elderly.Read more...

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This episode of The 100 was called "Murphy's Law," which is an adage that means anything that can go wrong will go wrong, which fine because a lot of really bad things happen in this episode to a guy named Murphy. But if I had to pick a motto for The 100 it would be "Kill all children all the time!" Spoilers ahead! Read more...

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It's not so hard to tell Dallas from Milan, but what if you were looking from more than 500 miles above – and in the dark? This quiz from Nautilus takes city light maps snapped via satellite and asks you to sort which city matches which light signature — a surprisingly tricky task.Read more...

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Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm delivers a brand new Batman short in honor of the hero's 75th anniversary. Styled as a 1930s pulp, it follows Batman to the lair of Hugo Strange.Read more...

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An astronaut experiences a moment of death and life on sunny planet. What kind of story can you write inspired by this particular juxtaposition?Read more...

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This short film, "Hong Kong Will Be Destroyed In 33 Years," has become a huge hit on Youtube in the past month, racking up over 600,000 views. But don't try and search for it on the Chinese video search service Baidu — it's been removed.Read more...

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There are some books that we can't wait to see as movies, and then there are some that we really only want to see unspool across seasons on television. Which are the book series that you hope to see make it to the little screen, but not to the theater?Read more...

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Clinical settings and emergency rooms will never look the same once augmented reality and other collaborative devices finally make their much vaunted appearance. And as this new video from Wearable Intelligence shows, it could even save our lives. Read more...

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This advertisement for Danish butter brand Lurpak features some of the silliest riffs on 2001: A Space Odyssey we've ever seen. You have to love the carrot rocket and the potato asteroids. And now, we crave butter.Read more...

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Red pandas and giant pandas have more in common than simply being equally adorable and included on the IUCN Red List. They both eat bamboo and live in the same habitats. How do they coexist without competing over the same resources? The secret might be hidden in their skulls.Read more...

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Now you can own a little piece of the past. This gorgeous Toronto home is being sold by its 96-year-old owners, who have had this house in their possession for 72 years. And they certainly decorated the heck out of it. The house looks like it was put in a bubble during the 1950s and 1960s—so great. So, so, so great. The pattern wallpaper alone is simply stunning. Read more...

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A legendary figure of modern architecture, Oscar Niemeyer (19072-2012) lived through the 20th century, designed more than hundred buildings, and planned and designed the federal capital of Brasília, Brazil with Lúcio Costa. His legacy lives on in these gamechanging buildings.Read more...

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