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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 23:00

Last week we asked you all to use your image-manipulation skills to turn the newly discovered Dreadnoughtus (which, at 65 tons and 85 feet long, is already a pretty badass dinosaur) into an outrageously badass dinosaur. I think it's safe to say you all delivered.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "dreadnoughtus, art, io9 shop contest, di..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 22:30

The Seven Wonders of the Solar System

People like to make lists of things, especially lists of superlatives: the best, fastest, oldest, largest, heaviest and so on. There are lists of the ten fastest animals and the ten longest rivers and even of the ten highest-paid rock stars. The Guinness company created a small industry from publishing lists exactly like these, and the fact that the Guinness Book of World Records has been published for more than fifty years just goes to show how popular they have been. But there's nothing new about compiling lists like these. The Greek historian Herodotus invented the first list of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" around the fifth century BC.

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Author: "Ron Miller" Tags: "great red spot, iapetus, callisto, encel..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 20:00

Our Ancestors Wore Babies Into Battle

According to MIT graduate student Tomer Ullman, humanity's early ancestors harnessed the "natural adrenaline boost" brought on by the sound of wailing babies by strapping infants to their bodies and wearing them into battle.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "goofballery, bahfest, bad ad hoc hypothe..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 18:14

That Time Stargate: Universe Hid Cryptographic Messages In Plain Sight

"Human" is a Stargate: Universe episode that revolves around mathematician Dr. Rush trying to crack a code. "I loved Rush's crazy scribbles of nonsense and the light code imagery," Meredith wrote in io9's original recap. Only it wasn't nonsense – it was real cryptography with consistent, breakable codes.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "stargate, encryption, cryptography, star..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 17:00

Norman Reedus is releasing a book of Daryl Dixon Fan Art

Daryl Dixon might just be the most popular thing about The Walking Dead, and Norman Reedus knows it - so he's gathered select bits of his fan's art into a new book.

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Author: "James Whitbrook on Toybox, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9" Tags: "thanks for all the niceness, the walking..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 17:00

A Real Aircraft Carrier Makes For An Amazing Cosplay Video

KantaiCon is a one-day anime convention in South Carolina which takes place on an actual aircraft carrier — the USS Yorktown. As demonstrated in Beat Down Boogie's video from last week's event, it's an excellent setting for cosplay.

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Author: "Mike Fahey on Cosplay, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9" Tags: "metal gear solid, watch this, kantaicon,..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 16:00

View Our World Through the Eyes of a Stormtrooper

"Space Station Earth" is a digital map that turns our entire planet into a cold and otherworldly spaceship. Our terrestrial home transforms into George Lucas' scourge of the Galaxy—the dreaded Death Star.

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Author: "Darren Orf on Gizmodo, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9" Tags: "maps, mapbox studio, star wars, death st..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 16:00

This Rube Goldberg Machine Runs On Light

Mirrors, lenses and reflective surfaces are combined to arresting effect in this commercial for au Hikari, a Japanese high-speed optical ISP. The machine's optics work as one to reflect, focus, and diverge a single beam of light through a series of tasks, causing it to singe, melt and illuminate as it goes.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "light, physics, rube goldberg machine, o..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 15:30

Here's the Hallucination You (and Everyone Else) Have Experienced

Think you've never hallucinated? You're wrong. Almost every modern person in a developed country has had this hallucination - some populations have it so predictably that within a few months, ninety-five percent experience it.

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Author: "Esther Inglis-Arkell" Tags: "phones, cognitive sciences, hallucinatio..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 15:00

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

The amount of sleep adults need has once again come under the spotlight, with a recent Wall Street Journal article suggesting seven hours sleep is better than eight hours and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine drawing up guidelines surrounding sleep need.

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Author: "Gemma Paech – The Conversation" Tags: "health, sleep, medicine, science"
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 13:00

Animatronic Rocket Raccoon is the first soldier of the Robot Uprising

Guardians of the Galaxy hit Japan this weekend - and we love some of the crazy things Japan has been doing to promote the movie . This latest bit of promotion however, might go a touch too far into the 'oh god kill it with fire' camp.

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Author: "James Whitbrook on Toybox, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9" Tags: "holy crap wtf, japan, guardians of the g..."
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 03:37

First we got the new book title and then the premiere date and now Bryan Konietzko has posted Korra's new design for book four:

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Author: "xeos on Observation Deck, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9" Tags: "legend of korra, the legend of korra"
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 02:00

There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

I'm still kind of dazed by tonight's episode of Doctor Who. I can't decide if it's a fantastic work of genius or a shaggy-dog story. Maybe both. But it's clearly Steven Moffat turning all of his favorite tropes up to 11. And I came away feeling, more than ever, as though there's not much point debating Moffat's Who.

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Author: "Charlie Jane Anders" Tags: "doctor who, doctor who recap, steven mof..."
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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 21:00

These Batman V. Superman custom figures are as good as the real thing

We've not seen much of DC's upcoming superhero blockbuster outside of a few teasing pictures, but that's not stopped fans crafting custom figures of the heroes yet - and FigureRealm user STjuggernaut's take on Batman and Wonder Woman are pretty fantastic.

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Author: "James Whitbrook on Toybox, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9" Tags: "dc, comics, superman, wonder woman, batm..."
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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 20:20

Take out the triumphant score from John Williams, throw in a little foley work, and the throne room scene from A New Hope becomes a steaming pile of uncomfortable silence. This is way funnier than it has any right to be.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "john williams, goofballery, movies, star..."
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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 19:07

Only In Japan Will A Wild Gundam Toyota Auris Appear

Commuting to and from my other job as a junior high school English teacher on the Saitama/Gunma border, I see a lot of really cool cars on the road. Vehicles you can only really find in Japan, especially if they are special editions. Product tie-ins are huge in Japan, and cars are no exception.

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Author: "Kat Callahan on Jalopnik, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9" Tags: "jdm, toyota, japan, gundam, jdmlopnik"
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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 19:00

Edge of Tomorrow Deserves Serious Respect For Its Practical Effects

We loved Edge of Tomorrow . We love it even more after watching this behind the scenes footage, which reveals the film's extensive use of practical effects.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "edge of tomorrow, movies, special effect..."
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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 17:00

These Wasps Built Their Colony On A Window – And The View Is Incredible

Here's something you don't see every day: A glimpse at the internal structure of a rather large (and rather occupied) wasp nest. Put down the flamethrower and check it out. Trust us on this one, you'll want to see this.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "wasp nest, biology, animal behavior, thi..."
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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 17:00

Crowdfund the translation of new Science Fiction from China, and more!

A project looking to translate award-winning sci-fi from Chinese writers spearheads this week's look at crowdfunding, but that's not all - there's a short movie about Bears learning to use fire, a card game about the Periodic table and a lot more.

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Author: "James Whitbrook on Toybox, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9" Tags: "bears discover fire, the university, cla..."
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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 15:30

Fine, so it's not the Twelfth Doctor as such (it's Peter Capaldi in his turn as the delightfully foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker), and it's not just any beloved movie. But mercy, is it ever fun to imagine everyone's favorite Gallifreyan swearing his way through movie reviews of movies he's never seen. I'd watch the hell out of that show.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "malcolm tucker, goofballery, doctor who,..."
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