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New Documentary Explores Mystery Behind Batman's Secret Co-Creator

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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If there’s one name that is synonymous with Batman, it’s Bob Kane. As the series’ original creator, he’s long been seen as the genius behind the Dark Knight. One documentary is shining a Bat Signal on the other man behind Bruce Wayne.

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Mind-bending 360° Video Takes You From Space to Tokyo and Back Again

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:33:06 GMT

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So far, 360° videos have mostly worked as novelty items that are rarely impressive. But I have to say this motion graphics exercise that starts in a sort of Max Headroom-ish outer space blasts through a deconstructed Tokyo and finally turns into a Space Odyssey-style head trip is one of the finest examples of the…

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Sunday's Best Deals: Keds, Ebooks, Razer Gaming Gear, and More

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:54:00 GMT

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A super-popular shower head, Amazon’s Sunday ebook sale, and a ton of Razer gaming peripheral combos lead off Sunday’s best deals.

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The Most Outstanding Cosplay of C2E2 2017

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:15:00 GMT

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This weekend might have been focused on pro-science marches, but science education also made a cameo at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, with an appearance by the charming Ms. Frizzle of The Magic School Bus (which recently got a reboot pickup).

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Uber's CEO Became a Big Boy When Tim Cook Gave Him a Stern Talking To

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:03:02 GMT

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Controversial Uber CEO Travis Kalanick received a career retrospective profile in the New York Times today that covers his awkward early years and his propensity to invite conflict. Among the new information that it reveals, there’s an enlightening story about the time Tim Cook had to summon Kalanick after discovering…

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Star Wars Fan Film Asks: 'Dude, Where's My Empire?'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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The war between the Empire and the rebellion may have been at the forefront of Star Wars, but those on the outer edges of the galaxy probably weren’t paying much attention. At least, according to one fan film.

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Icelanders Worry That Voice Commands Will Kill Their Native Language

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:08:51 GMT

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Iceland has long had a progressive outlook on technology. It’s regularly high on lists of the best countries for data privacy, the Pirate Party has a substantial place in its government, and it was the headquarters of Wikileaks for a long time. But Icelanders are currently concerned that their native language could go…

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There's No Excuse Not to Own Catan For $26

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:58:00 GMT

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There have been a lot of deals on Catan lately, but $26 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed. Bug customer support enough, and they might even sell it to you for two bricks and a wheat.

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At the March for Science, Congress's Lone Scientist Pines for Company

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:17:00 GMT

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—On a day when tens of thousands of people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to march for science, a Congressman who can boast the only science PhD on Capitol Hill is something of a celebrity.

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At Last, a Crucial Fact About the Age of Knights Can Be Revealed (Hilariously)

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:30:00 GMT

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Sure, you think you know medieval history. But Jake Mahaffy’s A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry offers an illuminating glimpse at the precise moment knights decided to throw in the towel and stop a) rescuing people and b) wearing so much goddamn metal all over their bodies. Have a look:

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There are a Lot of Reasons That So Many Cartoon Characters are Yellow

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:07:27 GMT

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Why are so many iconic animated characters yellow? The answer lies in random personal choices, scientific and marketing theory, as well as the color of the sky.

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Keep Smiling, It's the Spoiler-Laden Doctor Who Discussion Thread

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:05:00 GMT

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This weeks Doctor Who took us to one disconcerting future: a world where emoji-speaking robots exist, perhaps proving that Sony’s Emoji Movie might be more popular and influential on A.I. design than we wanted it to be. But put that chilling thought aside for a moment, and come share your thoughts on tonight’s episode!

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Delta's Amazing Shower Head Is the Best Home Upgrade You Can Make For $16

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:36:00 GMT

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The shower head that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition, the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option at $16.

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Breaking: The Internet Has Pornography

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:22:00 GMT

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You might want to sit down for this news. Australia’s Telegraph newspaper has uncovered startling images that are available on this newfangled “Internet” that seems to be all the rage. They’re images of (wait for it) pornography.

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Upgrade Your Measuring Cups to Pyrex For $13

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:33:17 GMT

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We love Pyrex around these parts, and their 3-pack of measuring cups is down to $13 today. In addition to looking great, the cups are microwave and (semi) dishwasher safe, and since they’re made of glass, they won’t absorb any odors, flavors, or stains. Plus, they just feel heavy and professional, and would make a…

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Neil Young's Painful Rebranding of His Music Service Won't Save It

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:17:00 GMT

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Neil Young’s “high resolution” music crusade is undergoing a change, an extreme change!!!!!!! The classic rocker turned tech entrepreneur has announced that Pono’s now defunct music store will become a high-quality streaming service. It’s kind of like Tidal but it’ll suck more. The fittingly out of touch new name for…

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Programmed Demo Reveals The Commodore 64's Angsty Soul

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:41:00 GMT

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This is A Mind Is Born, a demo of the Commodore 64 going haywire. It won first place at the Oldskool 4K Intro competition at this past week’s Revision 2017 event and it’s easy to see why.

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Three X-Men Movies, New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix, Will Hit Theaters in 2018

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:40:00 GMT

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Oh, you thought Fox was done this weekend after dating four Avatar movies? Nope, they followed that by dating three X-Men movies and we won’t have to wait long for them.

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The March for Science Has Spread From Pole-to-Pole

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:02:00 GMT

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Rainy weather on the east coast hasn’t stopped people from hitting the streets to march for science today. But the conditions in Antarctica and the Arctic Circle are currently quite a bit more extreme and protests in the name of facts are still rocking those two far-flung locations.

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The Next Four Avatar Movies Now Have Release Dates Again

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:01:00 GMT

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Follow-ups to the highest-grossing movie of all time were originally slated to start coming out next year. But recent statements by director James Cameron disclosed that there’d be a delay for the coming wave of Avatar sequels. Now we know the exact dates that Cameron and his team are aiming for, starting with…

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Report: Cancer Journal Retracts a Record Hundred and Seven Studies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:45:00 GMT

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Scientists don’t work in a vacuum. Their work should always come along with a rigorous review process to ensure their methods and results aren’t wild, misinterpreted, or outright made up. But what if you’ve found a way to fake your own review?

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Anti-Vaping Surgeon General Has Been Abruptly Replaced

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:42:00 GMT

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Late Friday evening, the White House made a mysterious decision to ask for Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy’s resignation. He was quickly replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams and all social media accounts were scrubbed of Dr. Murthy’s presence. It’s unclear what prompted Murthy’s sudden dismissal but one clue could…

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American Gods Star Ricky Whittle on Becoming a Neil Gaiman Fan and on the Non-Book Season Finale

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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American Gods is a giant tome of a book, with huge chunks removed or left out once Neil Gaiman realized how long his tale was getting. So when Bryan Fuller and Michael Green turned the book into a show, they had to move things around, change characters, and create a natural season end. And so the ending we’re going to…

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Dr. Who Joins the March For Science in London

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:27:00 GMT

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LONDON Governments may govern nationally, but scientists must work globally by requirement, as the folks who establish human truths based on evidence. So while scientists took to the streets in Washington D.C. today, marches in 600 cities globally joined them.

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Imagine if Aliens Really Landed on the Night of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds Broadcast

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:30:00 GMT

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Only, not how Welles described them on October 30, 1938 to thousands of petrified radio listeners. These peaceful aliens—blessed with a majestic sense of timing—touch down in a much quieter place, and are seen by just a handful of witnesses, chiefly a small boy whose curiosity overtakes any fear he might feel. That’s…

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