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Made For A Real World: Time and Romance in Josh Trujillo’s ‘Love Machines’

Love Machine #4, Josh Trujillo

Love Machines #4 is interested in romance and time and ideas; the black and white comic anthology is devoted to “love stories about technology with an eye to the past.” Written and published by Josh Trujillo through his Lost Key Comics line, Love Machines is, essentially, about relationships between people and objects through time.

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Stanford Biologist Scientifically Explains How Captain America And The Hulk Got Their Powers


The short, short version of both Captain America and The Incredible Hulk's origin stories is simply, "science." Steve Rogers got injected with a serum that made him the perfect human specimen; Bruce Banner absorbed a bunch of gamma radiation that made him turn into a big, green (or sometimes gray) guy.

For decades, comics fans have pretty much just accepted those origin stories as science fiction, but Stanford University biologist Sebastian Alvarado says there are for-real scientific explanations for how the two heroes got their powers.

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World’s Smallest Comic Is Etched On Human Hair, Video Is Inexplicably Terrifying


So here's the news: The World's Smallest Comic has been made, a strip by Claudia Puhlfürst called Juana Knits The Planet, etched onto a single human hair. It was done with a machine called the "Focused Ion Beam," which, like a very fine laser, used a tiny, tiny jet of matter to carve twelve panels at a microscopic size, in order to promote the technology being shown at the Exceptional Hardware Software Meeting in Germany.

Now here's the weird part: In order to promote this pretty awesome use of German technology for peaceful purposes, someone decided that they should make a video that is f**king terrifying. Seriously: THEY ADDED THE SOUNDS OF A CREEPY MUSIC BOX. WHY DID THEY DO THIS?

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Link Ink: Alternate ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie Looks, Lazer Lips And Glass Helmets, And Strong Webs


Movies: If you thought the 2005 Fantastic Four film was a departure from its Marvel Comics source material, wait until you see the unused concept art for Dr. Doom and the Thing by Constantine Sekeris...

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Link Ink: Empire’s ‘Man Of Steel’ Images, ‘Days Of Future Past’ Casting And Graphic Novel Benefits


Movies: Henry Cavill is standing tall in his Man of Steel suit on the latest cover(s) of Empire magazine.

Movies: Director Bryan Singer has announced that X-movie veterans Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Shadowcat) and Shawn R...

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Link Ink: Thanksgiving 2012, ‘Star Trek’ Flash Drives And ‘Deadpooh’


Holidays: It's Thanksgiving here in the United States, so we're doing the holiday thing. Hope you folks are enjoying yourselves, even if you're abroad and have to pay the bills today!

Toys: Mimoco has announced a new line of Mimobot Star Trek designer flash drives that includes Captain Kirk, Spock, Captain Picard and Data...

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‘Science Tales’ Battles Hoaxes and Pseudoscience with Knowledge


In Psychiatric Tales, Darryl Cunningham sought to demystify mental illness in eleven short tales. Combining scientific fact with anecdotes from his work as on a psychiatric ward, Cunningham explained schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and more with a clarity and sympathy that not only helped readers understand these ailments, but also underscored the importance of properly understanding them...

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Animal Gender Roles Explained in Adorable Cartoons


While arguments about gay people getting married tend to center on the so-called "natural" state of the human family, a quick peek around the animal kingdom reveals that sex and animal behavior don't always break down into neat "one male, one female" units...

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Mad Scientists Are Right: Science Proves Lab Coats Make Your Smarter


Would the Lizard have been able to transform himself into a giant reptile without his snazzy lab coat? Would Dr. Horrible have built his freeze ray if he hadn't kept his horrible duds bleached and starched...

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Alan Moore Talks Science, Imagination, Other Trippy Stuff [Video]


The writer of such works as Watchmen, V for Vendetta and Violator Vs. Badrock, Alan Moore was among the speakers at last week's Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People. Organized by the Rationalist Association and New Humanist, the annual event offers an alternative to the season's spiritual observances by celebrating science with entertaining lectures and presentations on subjects like quantum mechanics and other mysteries of the universe...

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