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Instead of a nice, predictable cargo run to the space station, an Antares exploded seconds after launch this evening. No are injuries reported and all personnel are accounted for, but the payload is lost and the launchpad damaged. Orbital Sciences and NASA are investigating the accident.Read more...

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We suppose if we're going to dress up as xenomorphs , it's only fair to expect a bit of turnabout, right? Read more...

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We are so looking forward to geeking over the many glorious pages of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy. But for now, we're content geek out over the unboxing of all these classic costumes in the book trailer. Read more...

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In a telling article with Entertainment Weekly, Syfy proclaims the channel's new commitment to science fiction and the genre that originally made it great. But also in there is a quiet admission that when they dropped their core programming and turned from Sci-Fi into Syfy, they messed up.Read more...

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The career of computer science pioneer Ada Lovelace has been shrouded in mystery since her death in 1852. Even today her contributions to science are often overshadowed by the Victorian equivalent of Twitter gossip about her life. And yet that gossip is part of what made her life so futuristic.Read more...

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Here it is — the one scene from last night's episode of The Originals that you absolutely need to watch. In which Josh the vampire meets up with the guy of his dreams... and there's a complication.Read more...

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In an alternate universe, our skies are filled with floating ships that look like they'd be as comfortable in the oceans as in the air. We've collected some truly stunning illustrations of airships from worlds not unlike our own.Read more...

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Ascension, otherwise known as the drama that Syfy is banking big time on bringing back their brand, has a slick new trailer. And what it's showing is a whole lotta spaceship—and we like that. Read more...

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This week, Star Wars Rebels gave us our first showdown with the fearsome Jedi hunter known as the Inquisitor. And this Dark Force user has a weapon that makes Darth Maul's double-sided lightsaber look practically quaint.Read more...

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We love to watch heroes triumph over dreadful odds — but there's also something kind of irresistible about a hero who struggles with self-destructive impulses. Oftentimes the best characters are the ones who circle the abyss? But who's the best self-destructive character in science fiction or fantasy?Read more...

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Geothermal power, where energy is generated by drawing heat from the fluid found beneath the Earth's surface, is quickly becoming an appealing option. A new mapping tool from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the country's vast geothermal heat potential. Read more...

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All right, space cowboys. Start saving your woolongs, because the Cowboy Bebop anime series finally comes to Blu-ray on December 16th, courtesy of Funimation. There's a limited edition which comes with special packaging, a display easel, some art cards and more, but here's the lengthy list of extras both version include.Read more...

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Sorry, Penguin fans — I still think the best character on Gotham is Harvey Bullock. And last night's episode expanded his character massively, making him way more sympathetic and fascinating. But almost every character got a massive boost from "Spirit of the Goat." Spoilers...Read more...

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A stake has one job to do: Stab your errant blood-sucker right through the heart. So while it might look the part, this plush Mr. Pointy from Buffy The Vampire Slayer might not be the most useful thing to have on hand if you find yourself Van-Helsing-ing it up this Halloween.Read more...

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Deadspin Jerry Jones Is Fucking Crazy | Gizmodo This Website Lets You Stream Any Torrent With Just a Link | Jezebel Let's Nip This National Conversation About BBWs Right in the Bud | Kotaku Witness My Futile Attempt At Upholding The Law In A Cop Simulator | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Pokémon may be famously cheery, but the series has its share of dark, spooky myths. The most famous of those have got to be the ones about Lavender Town.Read more...

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After completing 100 days of lunar observations , the LADEE spacecraft was sent on a collision course to smash into the moon in April 2014. Now the Lunar Reconnoissance Orbiter has spotted where it crashed, creating a sharp new addition to the dust and craters.Read more...

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Reese still hasn't gotten the hang of the whole "being a good partner to Fusco" thing, judging from this exclusive clip from tonight's Person of Interest. On the plus side, they saved a guy. On the minus side, Fusco's left holding the bag. Read more...

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Welcome back to our Halloween YA throwback book club! Today we are tackling Cheerleaders: The First Evil, which follows "vibrant, blonde" sisters Bobbi and Corky Corcoran in their fight against a faceless menace stalking their squad. It remains amazing. Read more...

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Hubble was monitoring changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot, when it captured this uncanny image of a dark circle moving across the face of the storm. Read more...

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Sleepy Hollow's second season has had growing pains (see: Pied Piper filler). In "And the Abyss Gazes Back" we smartly go back to Corbin, the sheriff who started it all, and a giant cannibal monster as per usual.Read more...

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Sons of Anarchy gets an awesome boxed set and a preorder locks in your price of almost half off MSRP, or less. [Sons of Anarchy]Read more...

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In the year 2000, scientists officially confirmed that sand from Santa Teresa in Cuba could be used to create a new physical phenomenon known as a "revolving river." See a demonstration, and learn about the mystery of Cuban sand.Read more...

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The Pentagon's advanced concepts research wing has attained a crucial technological milestone by building the world's fastest integrated circuit. Clocking in at a full one terahertz, it's 150 billion cycles faster than the previous record. The stage is now set for some unprecedented new technologies.Read more...

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Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In October, we read Lockstep, by Karl Schroeder. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!Read more...

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