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Will McIntosh’s Burning Midnight is a Fantastic Novel About Collecting And Otherworldly Horror

I’ve been a huge fan of Will McIntosh’s since I picked up his debut, Soft Apocalypse, and since then, he’s turned out fantastic novel after fantastic novel. In his latest, he turns a bizarre situation into a fast-paced YA adventure that doesn’t disappoint.

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To Get Customers Acclimated To Rotary Telephones, Theaters Played This PSA

Telephones got their start in the late nineteenth century, connected through exchanges. In the early twentieth century, however, Bell introduced a new dial system, and needed to tell callers how to use it.

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Steve Gildea’s Stunning Planetary Suite Has Upgraded Pluto’s Appearance 

A couple of years ago, we were blown away
by Steve Gildea’s work titled Planetary Suite: a sliver of each planet forming a single, wonderful image. There was one problem though: he didn’t know what Pluto looked like. Now, we do.

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Take a Trip Through 40,000 Years of London’s History With This Papercraft Video

This is so cool: National Geographic has put together a neat video composed entirely of paper that gives you a brief primer of London’s history, starting 40,000 years ago.

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Sonic Booms Are So Powerful That They Will Easily Shatter Windows

United States Navy testing of its new F-35C fighter jet off the coast of New Jersey caused a noise so loud that some thought it was an earthquake
. But the noise in question wasn’t geological in nature, but rather a sonic boom. The shock waves generated by a plane cresting the sound barrier are so powerful that they’ll easily shatter windows, like these two jets did in Brazil back in 2012.

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These 100-Year-Old Postcards From Japan Are Like Perfect Frames From a Lost Miyazaki Anime

It’s easy to fall for stereotypes when you’re thinking about Imperial Japan, especially when the Internet offers plenty of dreamy, romanticized, hand colored photos of geishas, samurais, craftsmen, and peasants, all wearing traditional clothes and posing in medieval scenes. This set of color postcards, all issued in the first decades of the 20th century, show a different pre-war Japan.

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The Museum of Science Fiction Debuts Their Scholarly Journal’s First Issue

Back in September, the Museum of Science Fiction announced that they were going to be releasing scholarly publication: The Journal of Science Fiction. Now, their first issue is live!

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Sunday’s Best Deals: Fire TV Sticks, $120 Exercise Bike, Bluetooth Speakers, and More

A $120 exercise bike, discounted Fire TV sticks, and a clever water bottle lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here
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A Five Planet Dawn

As January closes and in the coming days of February, early morning risers can spot the five naked-eye planets before dawn. Though some might claim to see six planets, in this seaside panoramic view all five celestial wanderers were found above the horizon along with a bright waning gibbous Moon on January 27. Nearly aligned along the plane of the ecliptic, but not along a line with the Sun, the five planets are spread well over 100 degrees across the sky. Just arriving on the predawn scene, fleeting Mercury stands above the southeastern horizon in the golden light of the approaching sunrise. via NASA http://ift.tt/1Vxf42Y