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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 22:20

For the First Time, We've Found an Exoplanet at the

Astronomers have documented thousands of exoplanets to date, but they have yet to find one near the "frost line" — an important boundary in understanding how planets form. The discovery of Kepler-421b, a planet with the longest-known year, now changes that.

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Author: "George Dvorsky" Tags: "exoplanets, planet formation, astronomy,..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 21:45

Which Dystopias Are Too Realistic to be Enjoyable?

Everybody likes to watch civilization crushed by flaming alien weapons from space, or eaten from the inside out by zombies. But sometimes a dystopia goes too far, getting so bleakly realistic that you can no longer enjoy the carnage. What dystopian stories were like that for you?

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Author: "Annalee Newitz" Tags: "science fiction, dystopia, open channel"
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 21:45

​Why Is The Strain So Much More Interested In Assholes Than Vampires?

The second episode of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain seems disinterested — almost maliciously — in advancing the plot. I thought this was going to be a show about a vampire plague as seen through science. So why do I have to watch all these terrible characters not getting eaten by vampires?

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Author: "Rob Bricken" Tags: "vampires, horror, televisio, guillermo d..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 21:40

Three Timelines Of Slang Terms For Having Sex, From 1351 Through Today

In earlier times, when English-speaking people wanted to get down and dirty, they might say they were playing at couch quail, engage in pup-noddy, make butter with one's tale, or ride a dragon upon Saint George. Want to brush up on your historical sexy slang? These charts can help.

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Author: "Lauren Davis" Tags: "data visualization, sex, timeline, chart..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 21:38

Why Are Lego Washing Up on the Beaches of Cornwall?

The beaches at Cornwall in England are beautiful, majestic ... and the repository for some seriously weird plastic garbage. For years, Lego pieces with nautical themes have been washing up on these shores. But why?

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Author: "Annalee Newitz" Tags: "lego, holy crap wtf, ocean currents, phy..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 20:40

Geologists finally understand how sandstone arches get their shape. By studying cubes of sand, researchers showed that areas squeezed by vertical stress are strengthened and protected from erosion. This means that it's gravity — and not erosion — that gives rise to elegant sandstone arches, pillars, and alcoves.

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Author: "George Dvorsky" Tags: "erosion, gravity, geology, sandstone, st..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 20:23

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don't really know what blood types are for. Do they really matter? Reporter Carl Zimmer investigates.

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Author: "Carl Zimmer" Tags: "biology, medicine, blood type, science"
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 20:20

The Leftovers Celebrates An Unmerry Post-Rapture Christmas

It's the holiday season on The Leftovers, but no one is very happy. While Kevin Garvey deals with a missing Baby Jesus and the Guilty Remnant's latest stunt, young Tom Garvey is dealing with something very freaky on the road with his fellow cultist.

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Author: "Lauren Davis" Tags: "rapture, television, tv recap, leftovers"
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 19:40

British digital artist Andy Lomas has created a virtual model of cellular growth, allowing us to watch as intricate bio-inspired sculptures slowly take shape. Recently, he collaborated with techno-producer Max Cooper to create a music video titled Seething, named for the unstoppable and unrelenting propagation of life.

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Author: "Mark Strauss" Tags: "music, art, biology, sciart, science"
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 19:30

Good Chocolate, Like Good Steel, Must Be Tempered

The process of tempering, in both steel and chocolate, is the same. The material is heated and cooled until its internal structure is such that it can be carried by a warrior with honor. Here's how to make chocolate, or a sword, or a chocolate sword.

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Author: "Esther Inglis-Arkell" Tags: "tempering, chocolate, food science, chem..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 19:00

What Did Doctors Learn By Scaring Toddlers in the

Remember the twisted experiment to see what happens when kids think they've broken a treasured toy ? The doctor in charge of that study also studied children's responses to a creepy "Risk Room." Their behavior in the room revealed surprising things about the child's future behavior.

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Author: "Esther Inglis-Arkell" Tags: "psychology, attachment, child psychology..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 18:40

Sixth Grader's Science Fair Project Rattles Ecologists

By showing that lionfish can live in fresh water, 12 year-old Lauren Arrington has alerted ecologists to the potential for these fish to migrate upstream in rivers where they would pose a threat to the ecosystem.

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Author: "George Dvorsky" Tags: "lauren arrington, science fairs, lionfis..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 18:20

We have absolutely no idea what is going on in BBC America's new TV series Intruders. It's not American Horror Story weird; it's Twin Peaks/X-Files weird (which makes sense as the executive producer worked on the X-Files series). But seriously, who is this little girl and why is she so evil? Is she evil? What's wrong with her eyes? What are these numbers for? What is going on?

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Author: "Meredith Woerner" Tags: "trailer frenzy, intruders, television"
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 18:10

Author Mary Rickert Is Here To Talk To You About The Memory Garden!

In June, the io9 book club read Mary Rickert's The Memory Garden. Today, from 12 – 1 P.M. Pacific Time, she will be here to answer your questions about The Memory Garden, writing about magic, and anything else!

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Author: "Ria Misra" Tags: "mary rickert, books, io9 book club, the ..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 18:00

It's Time to Destroy Corporate Personhood

The United States in the only country in the world that recognizes corporations as persons. It's a so-called "legal fiction" that's meant to uphold the rights of groups and to smooth business processes. But it's a dangerous concept that's gone too far — and could endanger social freedoms in the future.

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Author: "George Dvorsky" Tags: "personhood, bioethics, ethics, political..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 17:50

In a recent interview with Total Film, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson confirms he's playing a DC superhero that will be announced shortly — a character that "has the power of Superman." Unless there's some major disinformation going on here, it sounds like the Rock is almost certainly Shazam.

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Author: "Rob Bricken" Tags: "dc, the rock, movies, dwayne johnson, sh..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 17:30

New 'Quantum Bounce' Theory Explains How Black Holes Become White

Some cosmologists speculate that black holes end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — so-called 'white holes ' that pour all the material they gobbled up back into space. A new theory based on quantum gravity could explain how this is possible.

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Author: "George Dvorsky" Tags: "quantum loop gravity, quantum physics, c..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 17:20

The Little-Known Story of El Niño And the Mutiny on the Bounty

The "Great El Niño" lasted from 1789 to 1793, profoundly impacting weather and causing massive droughts. A lesser-known consequence of this climatic event is that it saved the lives of Captain William Bligh and his crew when the mutineers on the HMS Bounty set them adrift in the South Pacific.

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Author: "Mark Strauss" Tags: "climate, history, mutiny on the bounty, ..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 17:00

12 Guardians Of the Galaxy Facts The Movie Won't Tell You

Everybody's super-excited about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and justifiably so, but there's one problem: if you're only watching the film, you're not getting the truth. The Guardians — the group and the members — have a far weirder history than the movie will acknowledge, and here's the proof.

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Author: "Rob Bricken" Tags: "marvel, comics, movies, guardians of the..."
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 16:40

Sailor Moon and her friends get a couple hundred makeovers thanks to the Moon Animate Make-Up! project, in which more than 250 animators pooled their talents to completely re-do the animation for Sailor Moon's 38th episode. It's sometimes pretty, sometimes silly, and often flat-out ridiculous.

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Author: "Lauren Davis" Tags: "moon animate make-up, animation, sailor ..."
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