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Yesterday the folks over at Vox published an article arguing that generations should be defined by the technology they use, rather than by age. They included a graph that purported to show how American society is "adopting new technology more quickly than ever before." The graph is garbage. And here's why.Read more...

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Grave of the Fireflies is among the best anime and best war movies ever made. Powerful and essential. Get the Blu-ray today for $13. [Best Buy]Read more...

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15% of the American public has doubts about the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines; 51% question the validity of the Big Bang theory. These are among the most noteworthy findings from a newly-published survey that asked people to rate their confidence in several statements about science and medicine.Read more...

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We've seen fan filmmaker remakes of Star Wars and RoboCop , and now a huge group of animators are doing the same thing for Sailor Moon. They are pooling their talents to remake every shot of a single episode of the show in a variety of styles.Read more...

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In 1907, food manufacturers used sulfuric acid to control the pH of molasses and fermented drinks derived from molasses. As food regulation got tougher, these manufacturers had to prove that their additives were not dangerous. Read more...

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Of the many horror stories we hear about GMOs, few are as heart-rending as the one about how nearly 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves over failed cotton crops. What's also horrible is that the story is a complete fabrication.Read more...

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M.R. Carey's new novel The Girl With All The Gifts comes to the United States in June — but it's already gotten massive acclaim in the U.K., and it's one of our favorite books this year. In a special essay, Carey explains why there are so many creepy dead children in horror, and what they mean.Read more...

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When a robot finds himself low on battery life, he decides to "borrow" a little juice from a much larger mech. But the massive mechanical creature is none too pleased about being used as a charging station.Read more...

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In less than 20 years, the internet went from the provence of the very few to the kingdom of the many. This map shows just how the internet spread, quickly and across borders, all around the globe.Read more...

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Traditionally, it's damsels who need saving, what with their pretty dresses, bosoms and emotions. Men, on the other hand, are theoretically strong and self-sufficient… which is why it's so satisfying whenever these tables turned. Here are seven dudes who would be dead without their infinitely more competent damsels.Read more...

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For the past five months, NASA scientists have been tracking a rather large iceberg that separated from the front of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. Measuring some 20 miles (33 km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide, the so-called "ice island" has now drifted out to sea.Read more...

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If someone tells you that they researched your antidepressant by performing a "TST" you might be impressed, but you shouldn't be. You should just know that the researchers who tested it were skilled at dodging rat teeth.Read more...

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This week's episode of Cosmos tackles the Rock of Ages, the age of rocks and getting the lead out of our commitment to the environment. The episode takes the form of a fable, a cautionary tale about the dangers of letting any institution, but most especially science, fall into the clutches of the Argument From Authority and the ulterior motives of self-declared experts.Read more...

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Agents of Shield introduces us to the love of Agent Coulson's life: Amy Acker's cellist. Pandemoniums is unleashed on From Dusk Till Dawn, Lana gets ready to give birth on Archer, and Metal Hurlant Chronicles brings and Alejandro Jodorowsky comic to the small screen. See all the details below!Read more...

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Surprise! Joss Whedon has just released his supernatural film In Your Eyes into the world. And for $5, you could be enjoying some brand spankin' new Whedon. Just let us know if we can watch this at work or not; we don't need to cry in the office today. Read more...

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Alcohol is primarily known as a liquid, but it can also be whipped, solidified, and practically vaporized. But now it's available in powdered form — a product called "Palcohol" that was just approved by the U.S. government. Read more...

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Supermaterial graphene is among the world's strongest, thinnest, and most flexible substances, and, according to a newly published scientific paper, it can now be made using a standard kitchen blender.Read more...

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You might have thought the question of Game of Thrones going too far would have been moot a long time ago. This is the show that gave us "sexposition" and Joffrey brutalizing sex workers, after all. But a lot of people seem to feel as though one moment in last night's episode was, finally, too much. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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What social issue will True Blood tackle during the final season of its vampire sex show? We guess it's Hurricane Katrina, because the first trailer with footage from the new season begs for help from FEMA, while the people from Bon Temps die in an infected vampire siege. Oh dear. Read more...

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This remarkable image was captured just off the western point of France's Isle of Rhé. It's a beautiful demonstration of a natural phenomenon known as a cross sea — one that can be explained by a little bit of physics and math.Read more...

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For one of season 6's episode, the Adventure Time crew handed off an entire episode to anime director Masaaki Yuasa, who helmed his own episode without any creative input from the normal creative team. The results are insane, which, for AT, is saying something.Read more...

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The periodic table of the elements breaks down the elements that make up our world into their base chemical components. This periodic table of storytelling does the same thing, except for the elements that make up our stories.Read more...

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There are many ways that I could convey the size of Neptune relative to Earth. I could tell you that Neptune is 3.9 times larger. Or, that you could fit about 57 Earths inside of Neptune. Or, best of all, I could show you how Neptune would appear if it were orbiting our planet.Read more...

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The original Boba Fett might be returning Star Wars. Patrick Stewart hints at another new X-Men project. And Dennis O'Hare gives some American Horror Story details. Check out the first set videos from The Flash. Plus Hayden Panettiere reacts to the return of Heroes. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Gawker Blissful Scenes From Denver's First Fully Legal 420 | Jalopnik I Bought A Lexus For $600 | Jezebel White House Refuses to Comment on Justin Bieber Deportation Petition | Kotaku Shaolin Monks Own Smartphones, Are Not Allowed To Play Video GamesRead more...

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