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From Toxie to Tank Girl: A Look at Why Your Appreciation of the Superhero Feature Should Extend Way beyond the MCU

One of my happiest memories was the day I finished fashioning my own home-made Superman costume. To be fair it was no way near as good as the Monkey TV show outfit I had made a few months before, replete with cardboard sideburns and tinfoil tipped fighting staff, but it was pretty cool. Mainly consisting …

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Elon Musk Reveals His Cyborg Pigs

On Friday, Elon Musk demonstrated the tech behind his brain-computer interface startup, Neuralink, in a livestreamed demo that involved significantly more pigs than anyone expected. And they didn’t seem particularly interested in whatever the Tesla and SpaceX CEO had to show. When one piggy—Gertrude—was finally corralled into view after a few minutes hiding behind a …

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Teenage Woolly Mammoth with Soft Tissue Intact Found in Siberian Lake

A Siberian lake has uncovered a fantastic woolly mammoth with its ligaments intact. For centuries, animals and archaeological artifacts have rested deep in the frozen barrens of countries like Russia and the Scandinavian nations, far away from the eyes of scientists and other experts because they were buried out of reach in snow and ice. …

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Alternate Back to the Future Storyline Revealed by Jon Cryer

Back to the Future as we know it could’ve been very different.Photo: Universal Pictures Though the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future was earlier this month, the celebration continues into the fall. That’s when a brand new anniversary Blu-ray set is be released and news of it helped opened a door to a very …

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Remains of GIANT Wombat 25 Million Years old Found in Australia

A giant wombat is changing the way people see wildlife Down Under. Not that it exists today – this marsupial is millions of years old and has turned up in fossil form. Dubbed “Mukupirna nambensis”, the New York Times describes it as “a mega-wombat that tipped the scales at well over 300 pounds.” It has …

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Legendary Flames! World’s Most Iconic Hot Rod Could be Yours to Own

The flame-streaked, most iconic specimen of the hot rod world is up for auction. The unmistakeable 1932 Ford McMullen Roadster, which famously appeared on the cover of Hot Rod magazine in 1963, is going under the hammer at Mecum Indy 2020. Sure to get many an enthusiasts’ motor running, it’s available between July 10th – …

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Satan, Stone and Big Fucking Guns: The Strange Pull of Split Second

I read about Split Second (1992) before I saw it. As both the 1980s and my teenage years were coming to a painful end, magazines like Starlog and Fangoria were publishing set-visit promo pieces on a forthcoming sci-fi-action-horror hybrid set and shot in London. I was in the bag for most things sci-fi, action, and …

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Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake

Left: Facial reconstruction of a Mesolithic man from Sweden. Right: His skull, from which the reconstruction was based. Image: Oscar Nilsson/S. Gummesson et al., 2018 In 2011, Swedish archaeologists found human skulls that had been mounted on stakes at an 8,000-year-old burial site, representing a behavior rarely seen among prehistoric hunter-gatherers. An incredible, computer-aided facial reconstruction …

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Saving the World From Quarantine Boredom, Pt. 1

How Sam Sherman, Independent-International Pictures, Severin Films and DVD Drive-in are Bringing Ballyhoo and Blood Back to Resuscitate the Drive-in. Re-issue poster for Dracula vs Frankenstein, by Steven Sistilli. © Drive-In-Sanity Films Earlier this year as a result of the pandemic, social distancing, face masks and quarantine/shelter in place orders began. This presented quite the …

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Remains of Irish Rebel Hero ‘Red’ Hugh O’Donnell Likely Found in Spain

In 1602 when Irish chieftain Red Hugh Roe O’Donnell succumbed to an intestinal infection while traveling to Valladolid, Spain, he was given a royal funeral by Phillip III, the King of Spain. His body was carried to his final resting place, La Capilla de las Maravillas—the Chapel of Marvels—on a horse-drawn hearse with Spanish officials …

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