The Cicada 3301 Mystery

Many Alternate-Reality Games (ARGs) have come and gone throughout the years. They often involve puzzles and hidden information that people follow to uncover clues and reveal pieces of a story. I’ve never participated in one, myself, outside of browsing old Slusho websites and wondering what the Cloverfield monster would be back in 2007. But that …

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Video: Eerie Bug-Eating Plants

Not every plant draws its nutrients from the earth. No, some have evolved into devious traps that feed off of insects, arthropods, and protozoans, as well as smaller animals. It’s one thing to read about these carnivorous plants; it’s another to see them at work. Above, you’ll find an oddly compelling time-lapse video by filmmaker …

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Is the Ghostbusters Reboot Set In A Parallel Universe?

The Ghostbusters reboot confuses me. I mean, let me just start with this: I feel the same way about Ghostbusters 2016 as I did about, say, the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Not a great movie, but I watched it for nostalgia’s sake and it didn’t ruin my life. It’s a movie. But here’s …

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Russia Wants to Blow Up An Asteroid

There are many ways to stop an asteroid. You could attach rockets to one, steering it away from Earth. You could shoot one, knocking it off course. You could even capture one inside an inflatable bag, redirecting it elsewhere. Seriously. And then there’s the old Armageddon standby: Nuke the asteroid to all hell.

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