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Thanks to advances in marine technology, police are better-equipped than ever to discover submerged evidence, according to dive-safety periodical Alert Diver. Among the evocative examples: the sticky search for a murder weapon within Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits, and a cannibal’s river-tossed trove of hacksaws.Read more...

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Despite getting to reveal one of the biggest secrets in comics , Lois Lane isn’t getting that much exposure in DC Comics lately—it’s been ages since she had her own title. So it’s great news that the acclaimed prose novel, Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond, is getting a sequel.Read more...

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Fossilized feces, aka “coprolites,” are an uncommon paleontological find. But fossilized poop inside a fossilized creature? That’s rarer, still, and why researchers are so excited about the pterosaur fossil pictured above. Read more...

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Jack Kirby’s career crossed all over comics, from Marvel to DC and beyond, giving us a veritable treasure trove of some of the most iconic pieces of comic book art ever produced. Want to get up close and personal with it? If you’re in Los Angeles, you can.Read more...

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Before Fast and Furious turned into one of the biggest franchises in the world, people though of Vin Diesel of a man of three franchises. Fast and Furious, of course, Pitch Black and xXx. Even though Diesel only showed up in the first xXx film, he long said he’d return to the spy-fi series. Now he will.Read more...

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The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, by Greg Steinmetz, is about Jacob Fugger, a man who never drew a sword, nailed up his theses on a church, or painted a picture, but still helped turn the Medieval era into the modern world. Learn how money, properly applied, changed everything.Read more...

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Sob. We’re down to Hannibal’s final episodes, and the latest William Blake-titled ep, “The Number of the Beast is 666...”, only hammers in the cold, hard truth that TV is sure gonna be a lot more boring when this creepy, juicy show exits the airwaves.Read more...

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Mr. Robot, Defiance, and Dark Matter end for the season, Teen Wolf ends for the summer, and Hannibal ends forever! All on This Week’s TV.Read more...

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Tom Scott, of the incredibly useful “Things You Might Not Know” has a bone to pick with teleporters. As Scott points out, there are so many things you could do with that ability. And yet, the only thing people with this ability choose to do is fight crime.Read more...

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Sure, the Marvel Legends Phil Coulson had his own giant alien gun to blast people with, but it’s unlikely we’ll ever get to see a Lola in the same scale for him to ride around in. Good job Funko are here to provide their giant-headed Agent Coulson with a flying hot rod to ride then!Read more...

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A recent study found that extended bouts of eye contact could trigger “dissociative symptoms, dysmorphic face perceptions, and hallucination-like strange-face apparitions.” Sounds like a fun experiment to try at home, right? Maybe—if you can stomach ten minutes of direct eye contact.Read more...

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We once considered the Sun a planet, and it took finding Uranus to decide that moons should really be their own category of thing. These are all the places in our solar system that were once planets—but now have far more suitable names.Read more...

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A tiny robot comes to life, and immediately is full of curiosity about the world, in our exclusive excerpt from the graphic novel Little Robot by Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl. But maybe not surprisingly, the robot’s explorations start with a cat that gets maybe too friendly.http://www.amazon.com/Little-Robot-B...Read more...

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Imagine the day when we finally receive a signal from an extraterrestrial intelligence, only to find that there’s a message embedded within. Given that we don’t speak the same language, how could we ever hope to make sense of it? We spoke to the experts to find out. Read more...

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After a decade of working on their own–as a team, but without a lot of input from other scientists–Masters and Johnson’s research is starting to have growing pains. The problem? They may be the experts on human sexual response, but that doesn’t make them experts in anything else. And if you want to expand a study in new directions, you need to find people who are willing to help you.Read more...

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After months of teasing and anticipation, The Walking Dead prequel Fear the Walking Dead started Sunday and maybe it’s because we’ve had five blood-soaked seasons of The Walking Dead as lead up, but it was a disappointment. Very slow, very obvious and very long.Read more...

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Have you ever heard of Le Sage gravity? It’s an attempt to come up with a mechanical explanation for why massive objects move towards each other. It’s three hundred years old, but some modern scientists think it might still be the best way to think about gravity.Read more...

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As Carol Danvers rides high in the comics as Captain Marvel, it’s hard to remember that she wasn’t the first woman to take on the mantle: back in 1982, Monica Rambeau became that woman. If you haven’t heard of her, though, there’s a reason. Here’s the sad story of the Captain Marvel comics forgot.Read more...

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Authors Daniel H. Wilson, Chris Kluwe, Rhianna Pratchett, Austin Grossman, and Chris Avellone are all here to answer your questions about the future of videogames, gaming in science fiction, and their new short story collection, Press Start to Play.http://www.amazon.com/Press-Start-Pl...Read more...

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My wife and I fell for one another while drinking crappy beer and watching horror movies of questionable quality. This last week has been a repeat of that experience, but rather than watching a movie, we’ve been cackling our way through a video game.Read more...

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Cosmopolitan asked Henry Cavill the all-important Superman question: Wonder Woman or Lois Lane? In his attempt to avoid taking a firm stand one way or the other, Cavill gave a horrible, horrible answer.Read more...

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The Walking Dead Season 5 comes out on Blu-ray tomorrow, but you can fill out the rest of your collection with this seasons 1-4 bundle for $69 right now. [The Walking Dead Seasons 1-4 Collection, $69]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dead-S...Read more...

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For the past few days, I’ve done very little but play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a new video game made by the well-known spa company Konami. I’ve been sneaking and shooting through deserts and forests. I’ve infiltrated bases, crippled soldiers, and taken four showers. It has been wonderful.Read more...

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This doesn’t look impressive, but it is. It’s an up-close look at data collected on New Year’s Day in 1995—and it’s the first official evidence we have to show that “rogue waves” really do exist. Read more...

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