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GPS Has Revealed How the Oldest Multicellular Organisms Had Sex

The global positioning system (GPS) can keep you from getting lost, manage air traffic, and track the migration of endangered species. And in a new study published today by Nature, it’s helped paleontologists understand how an organism that’s been extinct for about 540 million years reproduced.
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True Detective's Second-to-Last Episode Gets Lost in the Dark

It’s nearly the end of the line for True Detective’s second season, and if “Black Maps and Motel Rooms” is any indication, none of our troubled leads are heading toward anything resembling closure or a happy ending. (Remember how season one finished?) And everyone is in the same state of mind: desperation. » 8/03/15 11:36am Today 11:36am

Maybe Maisie Williams' Doctor Who Role Isn't What We All Thought It Was

Spider-Man is definitely in Civil War—and his appearance has already been filmed. Gotham loses two comic book characters. There’ll be less trick-shot action in Ash vs Evil Dead. Weird Al Yankovic is playing a major DC Comics villain. Plus brief teasers for Jessica Jones and Vixen, and what’s next on Zoo. Spoilers Get! » 8/03/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Asimov's Yeast Vats May Be the Real Future of Food

Isaac Asimov and other classic sci-fi writers envisioned a future in which great vats of yeast or bacteria could feed humanity. We’re not there yet, but today’s startups are using yeast cultures to produce milk, egg whites, and even coffee. And if you’re not sure about yeast-brewed egg whites, you can always try… » 8/02/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm