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Behold: your first glimpse of the Simpsons' upcoming Lego episode. For the 550th episode of the show, titled Brick Like Me, Homer wakes up to find that everyone in Springfield is made of Lego. He then has to "put together" how he got there and work out how to get home. http://gu.com/p/3mz4t/us (Photo: Lego)

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You Have Already Complied: RoboCop and the All-Too-Feasible Horror of Brain Hacking

In science fiction films, science tends to play the villain. Speculative theories and far-fetched technology wear the old black hat and outsize mustache, and tie us all kicking and screaming to the train tracks. These are adventure stories, ultimately, so why not set cloned dinosaurs and predatory …

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Crawling neutrophil chasing a bacterium

Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell. They defend your body against harmful bacteria, by actually ingesting the bacteria … apparently, after a …

How the last members of a species were stuffed, archived, and forgotten

When an entire species dies out there is, inevitably, mathematically, a last one. Over at the <i>Krulwich Wonders</i> blog on NPR, the host of <i>Radio Lab,</i> Robert Krulwich, examines three stories of the final, solitary living example of an extinct species. The very last auk, passenger pigeon, and Tasmanian …

The World's Grossest Plush Toy And Other Amazing Images From This Week

NASA Invites Private Companies To The Moon

The space agency is looking for partners to develop technologies for commercial lunar cargo transportation. What this means, exactly, is unclear.<p>NASA is officially looking to work with private companies to develop commercial robotic lunar landers that can deliver cargo to the moon's surface. The …

Father of 'the God particle' Peter Higgs says fame is a bit of a nuisance

Nobel prize-winning scientist Prof Peter Higgs, says he finds his new-found fame "a bit of a nuisance".<p>The 84-year-old scientist was thrust into the limelight after the elusive fundamental particle that bears his name was found by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the huge …

Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star

February evenings are a grand time to see Sirius. It’s hard to miss as the brightest star in Earth’s sky. How to spot it, mythology, science, …

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun and pave the way for nuclear fusion reactors.<p>The scientists generated more energy from fusion reactions than they put into the nuclear fuel, in a small but crucial step …

Are these termite-inspired robots the construction crews of the future?

A collective robotic intelligence can be created to build large structures using simple rules programmed in a swarm of robots.<p>Inspired by termite …

This carbon nano-cable beats copper for conductivity

Pound for pound, wet-spun carbon nanotube-based fibers have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, …

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T-cells break the rules when salmonella attacks

The immune system’s T-cells respond differently when the body is attacked by fast-acting bacteria, such as salmonella.<p>The finding could be vital for …

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Watch Live as a 900-Foot Asteroid Zips by Earth

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.17.14.<p>Time of Publication: 8:30 pm. 8:30 pm<p>It’s been almost exactly one year since a …

Asteroid 2000 EM26: 'potentially hazardous' space rock to fly close to Earth

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of three football fields will come uncomfortably close to Earth early on Tuesday.<p>The space rock, known as 2000 EM26, poses no threat and will pass the Earth at just under nine times the distance to the moon.<p>But it is defined as a potentially hazardous …

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NASA Has Determined Where The Mysterious Jelly-Doughnut Rock On Mars Came From

Scientists have confirmed that a strange-looking Mars rock, called "Pinnacle Island," that suddenly and inexplicably popped up in a photograph taken by the Opportunity rover came from a larger piece of rock nearby. The larger rock, known as "Stuart Island," was chipped by one of the rover's wheels …

WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

A pair of daredevils, a Russian and a Ukrainian, scales the as-yet-unfinished Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.<p>As Russia Today writes:<p>"Donning army camos, black hoodies and face masks, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov evoke a Black Bloc aesthetic and an even more nonchalant …

The ten best jumps from 2014 Rally Sweden

Catching air. Lots of it.<p>You know a video depicting airborne cars is good when you feel imagined weightlessness while sitting in a chair. If you've eaten in the past fifteen minutes, you might want to wait another fifteen before taking this video in.<p>It was shot at Rally Sweden, the second round in …

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Dragons' Den's Kelly Hoppen Gets Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden To Try Healthy Diet

Dragons' Den star Kelly Hoppen has revealed that she has been getting co-stars like Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones to try a healthy new diet, as …

Inspirational Gervinho helps Roma close gap on Juve

(Reuters) - Rejuvenated Gervinho produced another inspirational performance for Roma on Sunday, setting up one goal and scoring with a stylish effort of his own in a 3-1 win over Hellas Verona.<p>AS Roma's Gervinho looks at the ball during their Italian Serie A soccer match against AC Milan at San …

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High stakes for Putin at costly Sochi Games

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Sochi Winter Olympics are meant to be Vladimir Putin’s crowning achievement as Russian leader but are in danger of becoming a symbol of his country’s problems.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a journalist's question during a televised news conference in Sochi …

From the World Cup to the Olympics: Brazilians on life in the new Brazil

Brazil is hosting a back-to-back World Cup and Olympics. When it was announced, the then-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva summed up the mood. "Our hour has arrived," he proclaimed to cheers in 2009.<p>Few doubted it at the time. Long dismissed as the land of unfulfilled potential, Brazil appeared …