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The History And Evolution Of The G.I. Joe Action Figure

Mental Floss has a fantastic article on the history of the iconic G.I. Joe action figures, and how Joe had to be rebooted in the 1970s to appeal to new consumers. Read more...

When You Play The Game Of Thrones, You Rock Or You Die

Foo Fighter’s front man David Grohl recently broke his leg during a show last June, and had cancelled several shows. The band went back on stage, with Grohl perched on a throne of guitars that looks like it was more than a little inspired by _Game of Thrones_. Read more...

The International Space Station Finally Gets New Supplies

Russia’s unmanned Progress M-28M vehicle docked with the International Space Station today, just week after SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded, destroying its payload of supplies and science experiments bound for ISS.Read more...

Thresher Is A Horrifying Tale Of Inter-Dimensional Terror

Fans of Lovecraft and Weird Fiction will get a kick out of this short film by Mike Diva: _Thresher_. Following an man trying to get into a locked room, we find that there’s just some doors that shouldn’t be opened. Read more...

Sunday Puzzle is on holiday this weekend.

Sunday Puzzle is on holiday this weekend. In its place, try your hand at this puzzle from _The New York Times_. _NYT_’s David Leonhardt calls it short, interactive game that “sheds light on government policy, corporate America and why no one likes to be wrong.” I like it because it’s meta. It’s a puzzle about puzzle-solving.Read more...

First Concept Art From CW's Legends of Tomorrow Looks Exciting

_Legends Of Tomorrow _isn’t due out until 2016 on The CW, but Entertainment Weekly has a cool glimpse of some concept art, and it looks exciting. Read more...

Seattleites Like Naming Pets After Geek Icons

Live in Seattle and own a pet? Chances are, you’ve named them after something geeky. KUOW.org went through the names of every pet registered in the city, and found that many Seattleites have named their pets after pop culture icons. Read more...

Witness The John Carter Film That Could Have Been

People have been trying to make Edgar Rice Burroughs’ _Barsoom _novels and his iconic hero John Carter of Mars into films since the 1930s, and it wasn’t until 2012 that Andrew Stanton released his adaptation. Now, a Presentation Reel of another adaptation has surfaced, and showed us what we might have gotten. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: Cheap Hot Tub, Pet Treats, Kitchen Scale, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us onFacebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...

Sunday Comics: Jerk Bastards Must Die

Welcome to _Kotaku_’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more...

The Pluto Probe Went Into Safe Mode, And We Don't Know Why

The New Horizons spacecraft is rapidly soaring closer to Pluto for our first flyby of the distant almost-planet. But something went wrong on Saturday afternoon, knocking the probe out of communication for over an hour. Now we’re back in touch and trying to figure out what happened.Read more...

In A New International Ant Man Spot, [Redacted] Shows Up

A new international TV spot for _Ant-Man _just hit the internet, and it shows off something that we didn’t expect. Spoilers after the jump. Read more...

Jupiter and Venus (Plus Moons) Are Stunning At Their Conjunction

In the last week, Venus and Jupiter were at their conjunction, and photographer Adam Tomaszewski took this fantastic picture of the pair. Look closely, and you can see Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto orbiting Jupiter. Read more...

Over on The Conversation, Darren Ó hAilín has a fascinating article that looks at Glioblastoma in a

Over on The Conversation, Darren Ó hAilín has a fascinating article that looks at Glioblastoma in a very different light: as aggressive, adaptive growths. Understanding and learning how these tumors grow and change will help yield new treatment methods in the future. Read the entire piece here. Read more...

It's Assault With A Deadly Pathogen And Brother Issues On Killjoys

Now that we’re a couple of episodes into Syfy’s _Killjoys_, the show is starting to settle in a little bit. In this latest episode, Davin and John’s sibling bond is put to the test while Dav works out some of the trauma from his past, all while they track down a migrant worker who’s overstayed his visa. Read more...

These are the Minerals That Give Fireworks Their Colors

If you want beautiful fireworks bursting in the sky, you’re going to need to mine the Earth first. Here’s the geology of the minerals that give fireworks their vibrant colours.Read more...

The One Game To Play On The Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July, Americans. Time to spend the day playing _Sid Meier’s Colonization, _the quintessential game about American independence_,_ over and over until you pass out.Read more...

Was Star Trek: First Contact really the best Star Trek movie?

Was Star Trek: First Contact really the best Star Trek movie? Ta-Nehisi Coates thinks so, andhe’s making a really strong case for it on Twitter right now, in response to our unfortunate oversight in leaving it offour list of time-travel movies . His thoughts on Picard’s arc are well worth reading.Read more...

The Muppets Wish America A Happy Birthday

_The Muppets _have long been great at putting together hilarious short videos, and for July 4th, who better than Sam the American Eagle to commemorate the birth of the United States? Read more...

Zack Snyder Finally Defended The Carnage In Man Of Steel

The ending of Zack Snyder’s _Man of Steel_ has been heavily criticized for the sheer amount of destruction, something that fans have noted is out of character for Superman. Now, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly,Snyder has defended the destruction of Metropolis, and confirmed a theory that we’ve long entertained.Read more...

Check Out Russia's New Spaceport Being Built

Preparing to abandon Baikonur, Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency is knee deep in building their new spaceport, called the Vostochny Cosmodrome (Eastern Spaceport) in the Russian Far East.Read more...

Cage Of Thrones Is The Best Nicholas Cage Mashup To Date

It’s a proven fact: Nicholas Cage can go with anything. The best thing so far, though? Nicholas Cage and Game of Thrones. Separately, they’re both pretty good, but together? Glorious. Read more...

The Plan to Feed the World by Hacking Photosynthesis

With the world population projected to soar past the 11 billion mark by 2100, we’re going to need to find some creative new ways of putting food on the table. The latest science-powered plan to feed the world? Hacking photosynthesis.Read more...

Eagle 629-03142, America's Oldest Bald Eagle, Has Died At Age 38

The Audubon Society has reported that the oldest tagged Bald Eagle in America has died at the age of 38. The bird has overseen the dramatic recovery for his species in the United States, and is a testament to some of the successes of the environmental movements of the 1970s.Read more...

Science Fiction And Fantasy Is Pakistan's Hope For The Future

In an excellent essay for, Pakistani author Usman Malik has a fantastic look at his home country, and how speculative fiction can help it regain some hope for the future . Read more...

Sharktopus Vs. Whalewolf Is A Thing, And It Has A Trailer

Remember SyFy’s hilariously awful 2010 film _Sharktopus , _or its sequel, _Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda_? If you enjoyed those two, you’re in luck, because a third film is coming: _Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf_. Read more...

The Best Fireworks in the Galaxy Are Coming to Earth

Mark your calendars for fireworks, Earthlings. And no, I’m not talking about the little peonies you’re shooting off the back deck tonight. Astronomers have wised up to a much more epic light show that’s going down 5,000 light years away. And in 2018, it’s coming to a telescope near you.Read more...

Massive Bee Attack Kills Texas Man

A Texas man died last week when he was attacked by a massive swarm of bees when he hit a pipe containing their hive. According to ABC News, the man fled nearly a hundred meters before being overwhelmed. Read more...

Celebrate Independence Day With The Original Independence Day Trailer

Because what other movie would you watch today?Read more...

The Best Fourth of July Deals: Headphones You Love, KitchenAid, & More

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than engaging in some consumerism? Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...


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