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  1. Entertainment

    Archie And Friends #155 to Feature Justin “Beaver”

    What hath science wrought? You're not hallucinating.  This is a Lil' Archie story with an anthropomorphic beaver.  Does anyone else see aquatic rodents and immediately think of Kurt Vonnegut? (via Comics Beat.)

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  2. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 11/13

    The Dictionary By Kurt Vonnegut (Flavorwire) World of Goo Hats (Rock, Paper, Shotgun) Mmmm, T-Shirts... (That's Nerdalicious) Cuba is Upset with Call of Duty: Black Ops (Kotaku) Tetris: PTSD Vaccine? (Ars Technica) Cats And Darth Vader, Match Made in Heaven (Geeks are Sexy) Supersoaker Inventor Invents High Efficiency Solid State Engine (TDW) (awesome wedding invitation pic via Kotaku.)

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  3. Weird

    Animatronic Chess Set Made From 100,000 Legos

    In a project sponsored by Lego Mindstorms themselves, a group called Team Hassenplug has made this incredible motorized chess set and board. Each piece moves under its own propulsion, play is controlled by a touch screen interface where you can play against a computer or find a human opponent. If you can find someone willing to play a game of chess using $30,000 worth of Lego pieces. Lets face it, this is probably the closest most of us will get to playing human chess. Video below:

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  4. Entertainment

    5 Projects That Guillermo del Toro Should Do Now That He’s Not Doing The Hobbit

    At the beginning of this week we were saddened by the news that Guillermo del Toro will no longer be working on The Hobbit movie. Among other things, we were really looking forward to seeing his Mirkwood, and to watching Weta Workshop's triumphant return to Middle Earth. But we are comforting ourselves by imagining all the other projects he is now free to pursue. Below, we outline four of our Guillermo del Toro dream projects, and a few bonus projects that, you know, might actually happen.

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  5. Science

    Time-Lapse Video of “Tin Pest”: Tin Goes From White to Crumbly, Fast

    In the Kurt Vonnegut novel Ice-9, there's a more stable polymorph of water which freezes at a much higher temperature than regular water. And when it comes into contact with regular water, it turns it into Ice-9. As you can imagine, this quickly leads to trouble of the 'freezing all of the world's oceans' variety.

    Something kinda sorta similar is happening in the video above.

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