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Two Teens Hide a Pregnancy in a World Where Heterosexuals Are Persecuted

The short film Pink Moon belongs to a genre of LGBT cinema set in alternate universes where same-sex relationships are the norm and heterosexuals are subject to bullying and prejudice. But this short adds a twist to that concept: abortion is illegal and one of our lead characters has just discovered she’s pregnant.
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The Victorian Hugos: 1893 Was to Books What 1977 Was to Movies

Science fiction books in 1893 are where science fiction film was in 1977. In both cases, the genre was... perhaps “in the doldrums” is too harsh a judgment. Certainly, enough significant work had appeared before 1893 and 1977 that one could, in those years, speak of the science fiction genre, in both media, as a… » 8/04/15 10:45am 44 minutes ago

Legos Are Surprisingly Effective at Explaining Synthetic Biology

The emerging discipline of synthetic biology is poised to change many aspects of our lives, from the production of medicines and bio-fuels through to genetic engineering and the development of completely new biological systems. It’s a technologically daunting prospect, but this video from Grist uses Legos and… » 8/04/15 10:40am 49 minutes ago

The Hobbit Wants To Kill Your Butt With Extended Edition Cinema Showings

I’m not sure there’s anyone out there who was eagerly anticipating even longer versions of the Hobbit trilogy, even the people who actually liked them. But you can relive the magic of being stuck in a theatre seat for what feels like eons this October, with new showings of the extended Hobbit trilogy. » 8/04/15 10:22am Today 10:22am

Today's Best Deals: GoPro Session, $25 Speakers, Portable Power, More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/04/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

The Martian Astronauts Decompress After 10 Days in Pre-Trip Isolation

This fall, America is going to send a manned mission to Mars, and it’s not going to go well. But before all that, any astronauts slated to take this trip would obviously undergo lots of tests—one of which might be an extended period in isolation. And that’s the subject of the latest viral video for The Martian. » 8/04/15 9:40am Today 9:40am

Four Technologies That Could Let Humans Survive Environmental Disaster

Scientists say we blew it. We bought too many plastic trinkets from Walmart; we drove too many gas-guzzling Broncos. We made babies like rabbits without questioning if the planet could handle so many people. Well, it looks like it couldn’t. Climate change is here to stay, and it’ll probably end up affecting nearly… » 8/04/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

The Live-Action American Naruto Movie You Always Dreaded Is on Its Way

I’m surprised it’s taken this long, but it’s finally happened: An American studio has finally signed the rights to ruin make a live-action movie out of Naruto, one of the best-selling manga in the world and one of the biggest anime hits in the U.S. And they already have a completely unknown director lined up, too.… » 8/04/15 8:30am Today 8:30am

Today's Best Media Deals: Blomkamp³, Iron Man Collection, and More

If you happened to like all of Neil Blomkamp’s movies, and not just District 9, you can get all three on Blu-ray today for $20, plus a 64 page digibook, and an alternate ending for Chappie. [Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection (Chappie / District 9 / Elysium), $20]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UCADTZ6/... » 8/04/15 10:45am Today 10:45am