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Greetings, reading rainbow raiders! It’s a pretty good batch of mail this week, if I do say so myself. We explore the nature of storytelling and the difficulties of religious tolerance, but I also get to talk about poop and fictional characters’ genitals! God I love my job.Read more...

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When the casts of X-Men Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Gambit and The Wolverine all met on stage at San Diego Comic-Con, fans could see the writing on the wall. Despite years of rumors and denials, this was leading to a crossover. Now, we have a minor confirmation.Read more...

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It’s not always easy to find a way to help. Nearly every action has good and bad consequences—as people who mowed down non-native plants in mosquito basins found out. By clearing the plants, they helped increase the risk of spreading West Nile Virus. Find out how.Read more...

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Since the Doom Patrol days, Grant Morrison has helped reshape superhero comics—and his recent Multiversity has been a fascinating experiment. But now, he’s taking on a new challenge as EIC of Heavy Metal, the venerable comics magazine. We talked to him about the future of comics.Read more...

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With $1.5 billion and counting, the announcement of a sequel to Jurassic World was imminent. And now it’s official. Universal Pictures has selected June 22, 2018 as the U.S release date for a Jurassic World sequel.Read more...

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Another June, another warmest June on record. That’s the news in NOAA’s latest State of the Climate report. Other milestones include the warmest first half of the year ever and oceans hitting record temps. Are we sensing a trend here, people?Read more...

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The remaining 90%, of course, inhabit the regions colored white. (That’s how math works!)Read more...

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Amos Shook was in his mid-40s when he went missing February 19, 1972. His daughter, Pamela, was just 14 at the time of his disappearance, and her father’s fate haunted her over the years. In June, she urged authorities to reopen the case. This time, the results were swift and startling.Read more...

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She was the reigning queen of detective fiction’s Golden Age–but Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mystery remains her unsolved disappearance in 1926.Read more...

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The climax of DC’s recent comic book event Convergence confirmed one thing—the return of DC’s long-established comic book multiverse , once cut off by 2011’s “New 52” reboot, leaving readers with a billion questions. Now the company has answered a few of those and made its new continuity a little clearer... sort of.http://kotaku.com/dc-comics-supe... Read more...

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A genetic analysis of ancient and modern humans suggests that the ancestors of Native Americans entered the North American continent from Siberia some 23,000 years ago—and that they did so in a single wave.Read more...

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Lovers kiss, right? Not everywhere. After combing through data from 168 cultures worldwide, anthropologists from UNLV and the Kinsey Institute could only find evidence that couples engage in romantic or sexual kissing in 46% of them. Read more...

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A brand new, full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is finally here and wow, does it look like this franchise is going to finish with a bang. It’s action topped with action as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) leads the revolution against the Capitol and President Snow.Read more...

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The bananas in your kitchen are genetically vulnerable clones and, after years of threatening it, they might finally be heading towards extinction.Read more...

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Quick, tell me what the Justice League is about. What’s that you’re mumbling, something about saving people or fighting evil? Sure, but beyond that, most team comics don’t have a very strong overall theme. That’s not true of the Thunderbolts, Marvel’s pre-eminent team of supervillains pretending to be superheroesRead more...

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Not all the critics agree , but George R.R. Martin says that Ant-Man is the second best Marvel film, right after Spider-Man 2. “Ant-Man has a proper balance of story, character, humor, and action,” he writes in a blog post before complaining how too many of Marvel’s villains have the same powers as the heroes. An interesting read!Read more...

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Gizmodo How Prolific STDs Are Across the U.S. | Jalopnik How The Hell Did This Wreck Happen, Exactly? | Jezebel How to Tell the Difference Between All the Dudes Running for President | Kotaku It’s Starting To Feel Like The UFC Sold Its Soul |Read more...

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This orchid is a self-fertilizer. You’d think it would be able to apply pollen to itself without help, but no. It’s the romantic rain that provides the motion which allows the plant to procreate. Hot!Read more...

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Nice and easy there, toy collector. Hand over your wallet and nobody gets blown away—this amazing Leia wouldn’t give two hoots that your blaster was set to stun!Read more...

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A Superman villain is heading to Supergirl, while a Wonder Woman villain heads to Arrow. Mark Neveldine has an update on Crank 3. Chloe Bennet teases some major changes for Skye on Agents of SHIELD. Plus, a teaser for the finale of Wayward Pines. Spoilers are here!Read more...

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The latest ULA rocket has a very angry face. Full photo below.Read more...

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This September will see the premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which will join Disney XD’s comic book-based run of animated shows. We only have fifteen seconds of it, but Disney’s definitely banking on the soul of the movie. Which can only be a good thing. Read more...

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Back at Comic-Con, we saw Cooties, the comedy horror movie set for a limited release in theaters and on-demand on September 18th. And it is a movie that rolls around in its genre’s tropes and gleefully splatters the audience with jokes and blood. It turns out that slaughtering children is amazingly fun. Read more...

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An old crop-duster makes the mistake of going towards an explosion in the Florida Everglades. You’d think someone who lives down there would know better. And then, he makes things worse by meddling with what he finds. Read more...

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Get me to the church on the Moon on time. Mural at Luna 9 in León, Spain. Photo by amateur photography by michel/Flickr.Read more...

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