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July 27, 2014

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11:03 AM | Lessons From Behind The Counter At A Comic Book Store
NPR's Lidia Jean Kott talked to Jason Aaron, the writer of the new female Thor. When she first talked to him she knew nothing about superhero comics, but after some research she became a fan.
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11:03 AM | You'll Be Maaaaaaaad About Goat If You Follow This Chef's Recipe
Goat — it's the other red meat! And it's easy to mess up. Kenyan-born Kevin Onyona reveals the secrets to a tender yet hearty stew: You've got to break down that meat, and you've got to give it love.
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8:08 AM | Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive As Hamas Offers New Cease-Fire
A proposed 24-hour extension to Saturday's humanitarian cease-fire didn't last past Sunday morning. Hamas, which rejected that truce, says it is now willing to accept a new cease-fire.
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8:00 AM | Weekend Writing Warriors: Rescue Operation #IAN1 #8Sunday #snipsun
It’s time for another snippet from Rescue Operation, the end of the Council meeting deciding what to do about Horizon. For links to snippets from other authors click on the logo above for Weekend Writing Warriors, or on the logo below for Snippet Sunday. Sorry I didn’t get around tyo everyone last week, but I […]
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7:54 AM | Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 7
Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 7
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5:00 AM | How bird flocks are like liquid helium
Mathematical model shows how hundreds of starlings coordinate their movements in flight
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4:00 AM | Neuroscience and Creativity
Edited by Oshin Vartanian, Adam S Bristol and James C Kaufman Synopsis: This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the latest neuroscientific approaches to the scientific study of creativity. In chapters that progress logically from neurobiological […]
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3:53 AM | Adam Incognito at Comic-Con 2014: Alien Spacesuit
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3:23 AM | This is a hummingbird’s nest, with two jellybean-sized...
This is a hummingbird’s nest, with two jellybean-sized eggs, from the collections of the Milwaukee Public Museum. The nest is made with soft plant fibers, lichen, and spider silk. Yes, spider silk. How crazy is that? I got to see this amazing specimen and lots of other neat behind-the-scenes items used for scientific research, while writing a story about efforts at the museum to preserve the egg collections for future generations of scientists. With nimble fingers, Julia Colby gingerly […]
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2:07 AM | Avengers: Age of Ultron Footage Shatters Our Worlds And Blows Our Minds
Today at the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con, we saw Ultron in action. And we met our new Thanos, Josh Brolin! And we witnessed the downfall of the Avengers in Age of Ultron. Plus new Ant-Man footage... and a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 release date.Read more...
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2:00 AM | Sneaking Into the Science Training for New S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents
Today S.H.I.E.L.D. hosted a science training and technical orientation session hidden in plain sight as the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Superhero Science Analysis panel. Kicking off with an ominous, "Doors secured," the panel was a solid hour of the highest intensity technical geekiery.Read more...
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12:17 AM | The Nigerian government has confirmed that there are cases of Ebola in Lagos, the country's megacity
The Nigerian government has confirmed that there are cases of Ebola in Lagos, the country's megacity. This represents a major expansion for the Ebola pandemic, which entered Nigeria because an infected person took an airplane into the country. It's unknown how many people they were in contact with en route.Read more...
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12:00 AM | A Tantalizing Tidbit of Science Trivia
Rumour is we recently passed a threshold where we have now found as many celestial objects as there are people who were ever born. Sounds weirdly true. But is it a myth or fact? I decided to investigate.Read more...

July 26, 2014

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11:30 PM | Coolest Comic-Con Cosplay, Day 3: Getting Crazier and More Amazing
Everybody put on their very best cosplay for the weekend at Comic-Con, and it showed. Here are some of the most breathtaking and creative (and funny) costumes we saw.Read more...
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11:00 PM | Pit Filled With Thousands Of Ice Age Bones Will Be Opened To Scientists
A sinkhole in Wyoming where countless Ice Age animals fell to their deaths is finally being opened to scientists. A veritable paleontological trove, the 85-foot-deep pit contains the bones of tens of thousands of animals – some of which lived more than 100,000 years ago.Read more...
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10:45 PM | Everything You Need To Know About Marvel's New Star Wars Comics
Marvel's plans for their new Star Wars comics were easier to come by than the plans for the Death Star. Joe Quesada revealed the details of the series first three titles — Star Wars, Princess Leia and Darth Vader — all due early next year, and all taking place after the events of A New Hope.Read more...
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10:27 PM | Anti-GMO activist Mike Adams, who last week called for his followers to kill journalists who cover b
Anti-GMO activist Mike Adams, who last week called for his followers to kill journalists who cover biotech, claims the "hit list" site attributed to him is actually a false flag created by pro-Monsanto forces. But this investigation reveals that there's a lot of evidence connecting Adams to the hit list site. Read more...
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10:10 PM | Turns Out The Boxtrolls Is Funnier Than We Expected
You already knew The Boxtrolls was a gorgeous movie with a richly-designed Victorian world and adorable creatures. That's all over the trailers. But now that we've seen a long clip and a big featurette at Comic-Con, we're realizing this film is also wildly funny. Spoilers ahead...Read more...
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9:47 PM | 1-Million-Year-Old Artifacts Found in South Africa
Archaeologists from the University of Toronto and the University of Cape Town have unearthed a large number of Early to Middle Pleistocene stone artifacts including hand axes, flakes and other tools at an archaeological site near the town of Kathu in Northern Cape Province, South Africa. The site, named the Kathu Townlands, is one of [...]
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9:45 PM | Having Fun With The Equation of Time
If you're like us, you might've looked at a globe of the Earth in elementary school long before the days of Google Earth and wondered just what that strange looking figure eight thing on its side was.Read more...
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9:36 PM | Very original and imaginative acrylic on wood panel paintings by...
MICROVERSE 1 - Robert Steven Connett JELLIES - Robert Steven Connett STAR CREATURES - Robert Steven ConnettVery original and imaginative acrylic on wood panel paintings by Robert Steven Connett. Clearly inspired by the iconic art of Ernst Haeckel’s “Kunstformen der Natur”, but blurring the line between the fantastical, the grotesque and reality even further. (via: butdoesitfloat)
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9:28 PM | Cult Favorite Comic Locke & Key to Become a Movie Trilogy
Last night, Joe Hill told Comic-Con that his comic book Locke & Key is being adapted into a trilogy of movies by Universal.Read more...
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9:13 PM | Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet
Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.
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9:13 PM | Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet
Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.
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9:10 PM | Guillermo Del Toro Showed Us Why Crimson Peak May Be His Creepiest Film
We just saw the first footage from Guillermo del Toro's next film, Crimson Peak. And based on that first glimpse, this movie could actually be his most lovely and disturbing film yet, thanks to insane imagery and loads of atmosphere. And del Toro may still get to make Hellboy 3 or Mountains of Madness!Read more...
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8:54 PM | Ready to Move Animals Around the Planet for "Aggressive Conservation"?
This week a new paper revealed that humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past few centuries, and these numbers are alarming. But we can prevent more, using a tactic that some are calling "aggressive conservation."Read more...
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8:50 PM | Marvel's Already Making A Guardians Of The Galaxy Cartoon Series
Well, that was fast. Clearly knowing what a potential megahit they have on their hands, Marvel has announced a Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon series that will air on Disney XD, joining Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, and the channel's other Marvel animated series.Read more...
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8:40 PM | We Saw Mind-Blowing Orc-On-Human Violence In The First Warcraft Footage
Warcraft just wrapped filming a month or two ago, but the game adaptation doesn't come out until 2016. And just now, we saw our first clips from the film — full of energy blasts, swords, battles, orc mayhem... and a lot of remorseful deadbeat dads.Read more...
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8:34 PM | Expedition to the Land of Ice Bears
It was almost at the exact moment of the northern solstice that we boarded the National Geographic Explorer for a week-long expedition to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard--the time of year when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky as seen from the North Pole. We were in the land of the midnight sun, and we would not see the darkness of night for the entire time we were there.
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8:25 PM | Holy Shit, We Just Saw A Teaser For A New King Kong Movie!
Two years ago at Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures gave us a surprise teaser for a Godzilla movie. Now it was King Kong's turn — they showed us a tantalizing glimpse of a new movie called Skull Island... featuring a certain giant ape. Read more...
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