NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is sending back data that may indicate that the red planet has some flowing water during part of the Martian year. The streams are small, short-lived, and must be salty -if it is what they think it is.
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NPR is trying to decide on a list of the top 100 science fiction books. Their audience suggested thousands of titles, which they narrowed to only several hundred, on which you are invited to vote. (via Metafilter)
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How Much of Twitter Is Spam? Probably quite a few of your followers are bots, or even a majority if you're popular.
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The Mammoth, a 1,763-foot water coaster set to open next year in Santa Claus, Indiana, will be the longest such thrill ride in the world. You can get a preview with this virtual video rendering.
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The mark of a great actor: when they hire you to act the part of an ape, so animators can study you to discover exactly how an ape moves. That's the role Andy Serkis plays for the makers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
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SOINN is a Japanese robot that can think on its own. "It is not quite Skynet," but how long before it figures out how to stab us in the back?
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The best names for WI-FI networks. There's a whole list, but you can't beat PlzBringVodkaToApt1310. (via Neatorama)
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If you’ve been following the HBO series Game of Thrones, you may be a bit unsettled to see how BlueBolt created that fantasy world through visual effects. May contain spoilers, but only the first season is on this video.
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7 Ways to Cope with Movie Star Deaths. We mourn, of course, but if you're in the middle of filming, you've got to come up with some slick tricks.