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Moon Knight and She-Hulk Are Heading to Disney+, and All the Other Marvel Streaming News From D23

Moon Knight! She-Hulk! And WandaVision sure sounds wonderfully wacky! Here’s a round-up of everything we learned at tonight’s action-packed Disney+ panel at the D23 Expo. Read More >>

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Retro Movie Posters With Retro Casts Look Better Than the Modern Versions

Jurassic World was fine. But what if it starred Harrison Ford in a retro sci-fi flick reminiscent of Westworld. That’s what the fantastic work of Peter Stults explores, dreaming up time-displaced posters movie with period-specific casts for films you’d kill to see. Read More >>

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How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack

It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan, so we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man? Stickiness and spoilers ensue. Read More >>

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An Early Look at XKCD’s Upcoming What If? Book

XKCD's What If—that extra-special corner of the internet that answers all of our nerdiest, most absurd questions in delightfully extensive detail—is finally being made into a book. And fortunately for all those who just can't wait, Nerdist has the very first look inside. Read More >>

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How the World Would Look if Air Were Truly Transparent

For the purposes of this question, I'm going to assume that "truly transparent" means that air and its constituents are no longer able to absorb and re-radiate incident radiation, which in visible light seems to be our definition of transparency. To make things much more fun, let's make this true over all wavelengths. Read More >>

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How FedEx Has More Bandwidth Than the Internet — and When That’ll Change

If you're looking to trasnfer hundreds of gigabytes of data, it's still — weirdly — faster to ship hard drives via FedEx than it is to transfer the files over the internet. But why is that, and when will it change? Read More >>

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How to Survive a Robot Apocalypse

When robots become sentient, it won't be long until they rebel. But while many a Hollywood movie may convince you that humans will have their luck cut out trying to battle the 'bots, there is an easier way: just add water. Read More >>

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Xkcd Spawns New “What If?” Site to Answer All Your Burning, Insane Questions

Xkcd's one of our favourite web comics, but did you know the bloke behind it, Randall Monroe, is one smart cookie? He's launched a new site called "What If?" that'll answer all your weird and wonderful hypothetical questions with physics, every Tuesday. Read More >>