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Avatar's Aliens Use Tentacles for Sex and Controlling Animals

Avatar’s Aliens Use Tentacles for Sex and Controlling Animals

screenshot: 20th Century Thanks to a recent re-releaseJames Cameron’s 2009 CG megahit Avatar has toppled Avengers: Endgame to regain the #1 spot as the greatest-grossing movie of all time. Chances are Endgame will get a revival eventually, and then Avatar will have another, and the two films will trade places back and forth for years, …

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The MCU's Phase 4 Doesn't Have a Big Connection, and That's Great

The MCU’s Phase 4 Doesn’t Have a Big Connection, and That’s Great

In its first 10 years of moviemakingMarvel Studios established something of a myth that persists to this very day: “In Feige We Trust,” fans would exult, as if a prayer to ward against evil rather than a parasocial relationship with a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The idea that marvel’s movies were all …

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MIT's 'Sun-in-a-Box' Uses Light as an Efficient Form of Energy

MIT’s ‘Sun-in-a-Box’ Uses Light as an Efficient Form of Energy

The thermophotovoltaic cell, also called a “heat engine,” is 1 square centimeter, but the research team behind it are looking to scale up. Photo: Felice Frankel Researchers at MIT have built a highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cell that, when paired with renewable resources, efficiently converts incoming photons—particles of light—to electricity. It’s an achievement that could inspire …

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Chris Pratt on Star-Lord in Thor 4 vs.  Guardians of Galaxy 3

Chris Pratt on Star-Lord in Thor 4 vs. Guardians of Galaxy 3

Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Thor: Love and Thunder.screenshot: marvel studios He may have been dusted into oblivion for five years, but Star-Lord is now back with a vengeance. After reappearing in Avengers: Endgame along with his fellow Guardians of the Galaxythe pop-music obsessed Terran will next be seen both in this summer’s Thor: Love …

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Netflix Resident Evil Trailer & Showrunner Interview/Explainer

Netflix Resident Evil Trailer & Showrunner Interview/Explainer

They’ve got some red on them.screenshot: netflix You’ve played the games, you’ve seen the moviesand now Netflix is ​​bringing you a whole new version of resident Evil unlike any you’ve seen before. The first teaser trailer for the mysterious, highly anticipated show was just released and io9 talked to the showrunner, Andrew Dabb, all about …

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Meet Charlie Jane Anders' Marvel Comic Character Getaway

Meet Charlie Jane Anders’ Marvel Comic Character Getaway

Picture: marvel comics Here’s a bit of incredibly cool news to end your day: the introduction of Escapade, a new Marvel superhero from the mind of io9 co-founder and award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders. The beginning of Escapade’s journey begins in Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 which follows the young superhero’s career as a thief and …

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This Year's Weird Flu Season Just Got Even Weird

This Year’s Weird Flu Season Just Got Even Weird

Photo: Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer (PA) Even as covid-19 continues to dominate the public health spotlightour old friend the flu is showing up with some new surprises. This year’s flu season is not following the usual bell curve pattern, as an NBC graphics illustrations, where cases peak around January and February and then fall toward …

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This Year's Weird Flu Season Just Got Even Weird

This Year’s Weird Flu Season Just Got Even Weird

Photo: Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer (PA) Even as covid-19 continues to dominate the public health spotlightour old friend the flu is showing up with some new surprises. This year’s flu season is not following the usual bell curve pattern, as an NBC graphics illustrations, where cases peak around January and February and then fall toward …

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Charlize Theron Reveals New Marvel Character

Charlize Theron Reveals New Marvel Character

Doctor Strange as a strange new ally.Picture: marvel studios Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness released last weekend to incredible box office numbers, and as fans sat for two hours and twenty minutes to watch a couple mid- and post-credit scenesthey were rewarded with an exciting reveal that has big implications for the future …

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NASA's InSight Lander Detects Huge Marsquake

NASA’s InSight Lander Detects Huge Marsquake

NASA’s Insight Mars lander recorded a magnitude 5 quake on the Red Planet last week, the largest such rumble ever observed on another world. The news comes just one week after the lander confirmed the intensities and locations of its previous largest quakes. Those occurred in August and September 2021 and were magnitudes 4.1 and …

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