FOUR GALAXIES | Four galaxies smushed together in one corner of the universe, plus a fifth which only appears to be part of the group due to an optical illusion. Together, they are "Stephan's Quartet." More details here.

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We're on the verge of two world-changing antimatter discoveries

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While the Large Hadron Collider is looking for the Higgs boson, we're on the verge of two huge antimatter-related breakthroughs. One could finally solve the universe's oldest mystery, while the other could reveal strange new particles that are perfect for quantum computers. More »


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The Unfulfilled Promise of Gritty Space Opera

Everybody talks about the fact that there's no more space opera on television, and only the occasional movie. What's easy to forget, though, is that just a decade ago we appeared to be on the verge of a brilliant new era of space adventure. More »

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Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations

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If you've been looking for a crash course in basic logic - or just want to explain to a friend exactly what a logical fallacy is - turn your attention to these simple, easy-to-understand videos, which lay out the basics of critical thinking. More »


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The birth of an enormous "tree lobster" is an absolutely alien experience

Remember the Lord Howe Island stick insect, that massive "tree lobster" researchers thought had been extinct for decades? Rohan Cleave of the Melbourne Zoo has filmed one of these arthropod giants emerging from an egg. More »

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How to Change Your Blood Type Without Even Trying

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Blood types were once thought to be with people for life. And, in almost every case, they're still thought to be with a person for life. But there is one patient whose blood type actually changed. More »


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Posters That Prove Dr. Seuss Movies Could Always Get Worse

Hollywood's latest Dr. Seuss movie adaptation, The Lorax, has been accused of brain washing our kids against capitalism and later put the Lorax himself to work peddling SUVs. More »

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Warp Drives May Come With A Killer Downside

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Planning a little space travel to see some friends on Kepler 22b? Thinking of trying out your newly-installed FTL3000 Alcubierre Warp Drive to get you there in no time? More »


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Rejected Star Wars Toys: George Lucas is denying you an inflatable Emperor's Throne!

Four years ago, Jason Geyer from Action Figure Insider blew the lid of the Star Wars merchandising world by displaying a collection of rejected but glorious Star Wars toys. More »

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10 Weirdest Science Fiction Novels That You've Never Read

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Science fiction is great when it's weird. Really bizarre science fiction takes you on a wild ride, blowing past genre conventions and depositing you someplace miles from where you started. More »


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How Tortoiseshell Cats Show the Limits of Cloning

When we first discovered the structure of DNA, it looked like all of life's mysteries were at our fingertips. We could control life and death! But soon enough, we started to run up against the limits of our awesome power over genetics - and one of the harshest taunts come from the simple tortoiseshell cat. More »

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New Avengers trailer shows the mental damage Joss Whedon is ready to inflict on the Supers

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"We're not a team, we're a time bomb!" warns Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner in this brand new Avengers trailer. This is the first real time we're seeing how damaged each one of these supers really is. More »


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Paleontologists discover 120-million-year-old "Ghost Dragon" in China

Which of the following hypothetical scenarios do you think would be more terrifying: a modern-day world inhabited by Pterosauria (famous for being the first known vertebrates to evolve the capability of flight), or a modern-day world inhabited by Dromaeosauridae (famous for their sickle-like killing claws, among other things)? More »

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Michael Chabon's 17-Year Quest to Write a Mars Adventure Movie

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John Carter wasn't Michael Chabon's first attempt at writing about nineteenth century heroes having swashbuckling adventures on Mars. Long before he joined up with Andrew Stanton to adapt Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novels to the screen, Chabon wrote another Martian epic. More »


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Why can't we get down to absolute zero?

What is Absolute Zero, and does it really exist anywhere in the universe? Could we ever reach Absolute Zero in real life? There are all sorts of reasons to be curious about the limits of cold. More »

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Ridley Scott's amazing Prometheus short film reveals the Weyland Corp's shining future

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Ridley Scott just dropped an insane bit of viral marketing at this years TED Conference: an unhinged Prometheus inspired short film, in which Guy Pearce makes his first ever appearance as Peter Weyland, head of the Weyland corporation. More »