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  1. Vashta Nerada Fears Validated: Tiny Nightmare Bugs That Live Among Books Exist

    Hey! Who turned out the lights?

    So science has known about pseudoscorpions for a while, but we didn't know until just today that tiny, scary-looking bugs like to inhabit books and papers, so forgive us for having a bit of a moment. In return, we'll forgive you for taking a second to check how many shadows you've got.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Detroit Is Turning Into Gotham City

    Oh, it's for Batman v Superman and not Batkid? Oh well.

    Feast your X-Ray vision or little bat lenses on some tweeted set photos from the Detroit Gotham City filming of Batman v Superman.

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  3. Scientists Are Trying to Prove Our Universe Is Just a 3D Hologram of 2D Information

    What is it with the glasses?

    Today in silly questions your intoxicated friends have asked: Is the Universe just a giant hologram? Maybe we're all really flat like the people on TV and don't even know it! Well, scientists at Fermilab have come up with an experiment to find out for sure, so maybe next time you'll have a solid answer—or at least a holographic projection of one.

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  4. Women at Code Camp Discuss How to Fix the Problem of the Male-Dominated Tech Field

    Spoiler: Society has to stop dictating kids' interests by gender.

    Why are programs like Code Camp so important to fixing the tech field's problem with being overwhelmingly male-dominated? While Code Camp helps strengthen the community of women in tech, attendees think that something needs to be done about the gender divide at an earlier age.

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  5. Time Warner Cable Subscribers Suffer Huge Internet Outrage Outage

    TIL the human brain automatically replaces "outage" with "outrage" when it's next to "Time Warner Cable."

    Time Warner Cable narrowly avoided bringing on the wifipocalypse this morning when service to their customers went down nationwide. Somehow, the people managed to band together in the dark and make due for a few hours without the Internet, but they're not happy about it.

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  6. Dorkly Shows You 20 Simpsons Guest Appearances You Might Have Missed

    Mandy Patinkin guest voice? Simpsons did it!

    Hey, remember that time that [insert famous person's name here] was on The Simpsons? Well, just because you don't remember it doesn't mean it didn't happen—it probably did. So, here are 20 Simpsons guest voices that you might not have picked up the first time around/your brain was too numb to notice after the first 72 hours of the FXX Simpsons marathon.

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  7. Become a Paleontologist Online With the University of Alberta

    I hope it's as easy as becoming a minister online.

    If you hate back to school time, we've got a bit of good news: This year brings with it the opportunity to study dinosaurs online for free. University of Alberta has an online course in paleobiology that anyone can join as long as their relationship with computers is better than Dr. Grant's.

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  8. CERN Has Broken Ground on a New Experiment Called AWAKE

  9. Pokémon Fighting Game Pokkén Tournament Officially Announced With Gameplay Footage!

    What? Tekken is evolving!

    News of this Pokémon fighting game has been floating around for over a year, but it's finally official: The Pokémon Company has announced an arcade fighter called Pokkén Tournament. And no, the title being a portmanteau of Pokémon and Tekken is no accident—it's in development at Tekken studio Bandai Namco.

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  10. Daleks Are Back in Photos From Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 2 “Into the Dalek”

    "And I thought they smelled bad on the outside."

    Capaldi's Doctor is upon us, and next week we'll get to see how he handles (Handles?) the Daleks. Take a look at some pics from the episode featuring new characters with a Reservoir Dogs, color-based naming scheme!

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