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We Actually Learned a Lot From Philae's Botched Landing on Comet 67/P

The ESA’s attempt to land a probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko didn’t go as planned, but the mission has been far from a failure. A recent analysis of Philae’s harrowing journey across the comet has revealed some fascinating clues about its surface, while providing critical insights for future comet missions. » 7/30/15 11:00am 14 minutes ago

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.
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Today's Best Deals: Cheap Espresso, $19 Watch, Smart Thermostat, 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. » 7/30/15 1:15pm 59 minutes ago

Play Arts Kai's Black Widow Is Here To Kick Ass And Have Fabulous Hair

Play Arts Kai is back with another crazy entrant to their Marvel Variants line, and—wait. This figure isn’t that crazy. It’s quite restrained, in fact. And kind of totally badass. And it’s Black Widow! Who made this figure, and what have they done with the real Square-Enix? » 7/30/15 10:03am Today 10:03am

Here's A Bonkers Rumor About the Villains of the New Spider-Man Reboot

Night Nurse might be heading to Doctor Strange—and she won’t be played by Rosario Dawson. Simon Pegg teases Idris Elba’s Star Trek Beyond character. Jessica Jones will go even further than the original comics. Plus, a new look at The Martian, The 100 casts a singer, and more. Behold, Spoilers! » 7/30/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Patrick Osborne, Director of Feast, Will Adapt Battling Boy For Film

In 2008, we first heard that Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company had picked up the rights to Paul Pope’s excellent Battling Boy. Now we finally have some movement on it. And fabulous movement it is: Patrick Osborne, director of the Oscar-winning Feast, will direct it for Paramount. » 7/30/15 12:30am Today 12:30am