Try This On For Size: The UND Dakotaraptors

Yesterday, we reported some flippin’ awesome science news: researchers found fossil evidence of a 17-foot raptor that once roamed the western Dakotas. “Popularized by “Jurassic Park” movies, raptors are known for being fast, nimble, small dinosaurs with stiff tails and feet equipped with wicked sickle-like claws of 10 inches,” the report says. So a 17-foot predator…
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Let’s Hope For A Less Tribble-y ‘Star Trek’ TV Show

CBS announced today that it will offer a new reboot of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise. There’s no word yet on setting, characters or anything like that, but we can probably take heart in knowing that the architect of the successful—and well-done—movie reboots, Alex Kurtzmann, is at the helm. Coincidentally, I had a conversation with a…
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Wes Anderson Has Some Talented Fan Artists

Last night, winding down after a camping trip with my family (we like camping trips), we watched “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.” I’m not ashamed to say it’s my favorite Wes Anderson movie. It’s the instance where Anderson’s stylistic flourishes make the most sense and benefit the most from their context, in my opinion. In some of…
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There’s A Real-life Gallifrey Now And I Think The Nerds Are Winning

Fellow fans of Doctor Who, rejoice! Someday YOU could take a selfie in front of a sign that says “Welcome to Gallifrey.” As Mashable reported (and r/doctorwho gleefully shared), NASA’s New Horizons excursion to Pluto and the out-of-this-world images that came from it presented plenty of opportunities to name things, stuff like mountains and craters and…
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Can’t We Just Eat The Zebra Mussels?

Zebra mussels are a dangerous nuisance. Left unchecked, these prodigious multipliers pose a threat to lakes and waterways by crowding out other species and can wreak havoc on water treatment plants by clogging pipes and valves. They’re bad, and they’re only part of the invasive species problem, a recent Forum report says. If we have so many zebra mussels, and…
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