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Avengers Infinity War: Who told us somebody has to come back? (Spoilers for Avengers 3 and 4) Avengers Infinity War: Who told us somebody has to come back? (Spoilers for Avengers 3 and 4)

Anyone one else remember that moment where Peter Parker tore out Tony’s heart before fading away into ash?

Is Game of Thrones set in the present...on the Forest Moon of Endor? Is Game of Thrones set in the present...on the Forest Moon of Endor?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Remember those words? I know some of you are aware that they’re a warning. Others know they’re a trap. But in this case, I think they’re a clue.

A bunch of squid should be a 'Squad'.  Time for change. A bunch of squid should be a 'Squad'.  Time for change.

When I was young I believed it was a squad of squid. Imagine my disappointment when I found out that it was just a ‘shoal’ or ‘squids’.

When tardigrades turn to the dark side: Murder Bears When tardigrades turn to the dark side: Murder Bears

Tardigrades: Nature’s adorable little cuddle tanks. They’re tough and adorable and one of the coolest critters on the planet. And, most importantly, they’re harmless little herbivores, right?

How are you likely to die?   How are you likely to die?  

A couple of days ago the excellent Nathan Yau of Flowing Data put up a very nice viz of the causes of death in the U.S. It was a great starting point but it left people with a whole lot of questions.

What is Luke's first line in Episode VIII? What is Luke's first line in Episode VIII?

I know what I want it to be.

Force Awakens Q&A: Rey's Power, Snoke's Origin, Poe loves Finn, and more! Force Awakens Q&A: Rey's Power, Snoke's Origin, Poe loves Finn, and more!

While a lot of us thought Force Awakens was a great movie and a huge improvement over the prequels, I think we all have to admit that there are some things that could use a bit of explaining.

Secrets of Star Wars and the End of Everything Secrets of Star Wars and the End of Everything

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I remember the first time I saw those words scroll across the screen. I was just a wee lad of seven and I didn’t know that my parents had taken me to the most important movie I’d ever see.

Don't let your awesome articles fade away! A Call to Collaborate. Don't let your awesome articles fade away! A Call to Collaborate.

Hi again all! I’ve been a bit quiet of late while I was starting a new job and plotting to take over the world and such. Hope everyone’s been having a grand old time!

Tapeworm dies of Cancer, takes Man with it. Tapeworm dies of Cancer, takes Man with it.

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, right? Now it’s not just parasites and diseases, but also the diseases our parasites have.

Amazing Anuses: Stenus Rove Beetles Amazing Anuses: Stenus Rove Beetles

Welcome to a new ongoing series on the bearers of nature’s most fascinating anuses. Today we’re going to talk about Stenus Rove Beetles.

Does Sexual Reproduction exist to Limit Genetic Diversity rather than to Increase it? Does Sexual Reproduction exist to Limit Genetic Diversity rather than to Increase it?

When people talk about the advantages of sexual reproduction, one of the (if not the) primary responses is to create genetic diversity.

This is my new favorite Sci-Fi Universe This is my new favorite Sci-Fi Universe

The following video is the Sci-Fi movie I want to see get huge in the theaters, the tabletop game I want to play, and the computer RPG I want to obsess over all at once.

Did smilodon mothers have a controllable swarm of murder kittens? Did smilodon mothers have a controllable swarm of murder kittens?

The extremely awesome Vox.com has (as usual) a great article...this time about how our saber-toothed friends and there have always been questions about how they...well...how they worked at all.

Innermore: The Epic Sci-Fi Story of Life on Earth. Innermore: The Epic Sci-Fi Story of Life on Earth.

Imagine a world where the air is hostile to life as we know it and the only way to move out of all but a tiny number of corners of the planet is inside machines and habitats. How about epic wars between increasingly sophisticated high-tech ships? What if the clones of captains and crews are all that’s left after the…

How to make 'The Thing' scary. How to make 'The Thing' scary.

I love monster movies in general, and The Thing has always been one of my favorites. I liked the clever psychological horror, but what really drew me was the Thing itself. The way it could quickly change into all kinds of strange forms just added to the awesomeness. What sort of freaky weird chimera would it be this…

Kung Fury reaction video adds bonus entertainment value. Kung Fury reaction video adds bonus entertainment value.

So, I may have been out of things for a while but I didn’t even know ‘reaction videos’ were a thing, except maybe in response to jump scares or the-sensation-that-shall-not-be-visualized.

Boy Eats Girl, the Very Bad life cycle of a Very Strange wasp. Boy Eats Girl, the Very Bad life cycle of a Very Strange wasp.

Meet Encarsia Tricolor Forster. (no relation). As wasps go, she’s actually kind of cute. Maybe not baeus-cute, but cute nonetheless.

The True Story of how we already created All Our Heavens in The Future The True Story of how we already created All Our Heavens in The Future

I believe I finally have stumbled across my religion, and it is a strange and beautiful thing.

Octokitten wants Nom-Friend to Tooth-Hug. Adorable Scuffle Ensues. Octokitten wants Nom-Friend to Tooth-Hug. Adorable Scuffle Ensues.

Sometimes a video is good right off. In this one the behaviors are absolutely excellent...but it needed a little something extra to take it over the top...the voices of our tiny friends.

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