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- 12/19/12--10:58: Doctor Who's TARDIS Got A Redesign
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- 12/20/12--08:26: Archie Comics Collides With "Glee"
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- 12/20/12--11:31: 19 Future Inventions We'll Never See, Thanks To The Apocalypse
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- 12/20/12--15:29: Stunning Photo Reveals Saturn Is A Glittery Gem
- 12/21/12--07:39: The Many, Many, Many Affairs Of Zeus
- 12/21/12--08:21: Every Major "Star Trek" Character Through The Years
- 12/21/12--13:09: 15 Aliases Santa Will Answer To
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- 12/21/12--15:14: 17 Delicately Ethereal Frost Flowers
The protagonist from the Legend of Zelda series needs an intervention. He isn't even taking the rupees anymore.
Freddie Wong has Lindsay Sterling, aka the dubstep violinist, step into the role of Hyrule's most famous hero. Who also happens to suffer from a condition where he destroys personal property and steals, seemingly without consequence.
The most amusing thing about this whole sequence is how the people of Hyrule are shown to possess superhuman pottery restoration skills.
Testing was never completed on the Cloud City version of Imperial Walkers.
None of this was in the Bible! Some call it blasphemy, some call it creative license.
Batman, you are not the star of Bethlehem. Get down from there.
And then Frosty and Abominable came forward with gifts from the Magical Snowman community.
Mmmmm, bacon-flavored Son of God.
See the whole comic over at The Frogman's Tumblr!
Years after the hit Nickelodeon series ended, we're finally going to find out what happened to Zuko's mother. Get a sneak peek inside with Buzzfeed's exclusive access!
While The Promise has concluded, the story of Aang and his friends is far from over.
Written and drawn by the same team that produced The Promise in collaboration with the creators of Avatar and Korra, this graphic novel will continue to bridge the gap between the two series.
Due out in April of next year, The Search follows Aang, Katara, and the rest of the gang as they search out answers to the mysterious disappearance of Zuko and Azula's mother.
We may never have our flying cars, but the future is here. From creating fully functioning artificial leaves to hacking the human brain, science made a lot of breakthroughs this year.
Quadriplegic Uses Her Mind to Control Her Robotic Arm
At the University of Pittsburgh, the neurobiology department worked with 52-year-old Jan Scheuermann over the course of 13 weeks to create a robotic arm controlled only by the power of Scheuermann's mind.
The team implanted her with two 96-channel intracortical microelectrodes. Placed in the motor cortex, which controls all limb movement, the integration process was faster than anyone expected. On the second day, Jan could use her new arm with a 3-D workspace. By the end of the 13 weeks, she was capable of performing complex tasks with seven-dimensional movement, just like a biological arm.
To date, there have been no negative side effects.
DARPA Robot Can Traverse an Obstacle Course
Once the robot figures out how to do that without all the wires, humanity is doomed.
Genetically Modified Silk Is Stronger Than Steel
Photo Courtesy of Indigo Moon Yarns.
At the University of Wyoming, scientists modified a group of silkworms to produce silk that is, weight for weight, stronger than steel. Different groups hope to benefit from the super-strength silk, including stronger sutures for the medical community, a biodegradable alternative to plastics, and even lightweight armor for military purposes.
DNA Was Photographed for the First Time
Using an electron microscope, Enzo di Fabrizio and his team at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa snapped the first photos of the famous double helix.
It's bigger…and more spartan…on the inside. For the 50th anniversary special, the traveling police box is geting a makeover.
Everything old is new again. When The Snowmen airs this Christmas, the Doctor will be traveling in a more sterile TARDIS. The interior of the police box has changed over the years, but since the relaunch in 2005 it has maintained an organic appearance.
The new design appears to be taken from concept art drawn in 1989 (picture below) before the show was cancelled.
My God, we've been doing it wrong for years.
What would have happened if Tolkien's hero had caved under the pressure? This recently surfaced photo of Frodo gives us a disconcerting answer to that question.
The photo first appeared on Comic Book Movie on December 18th via an anonymous source.
The make-up test for was a scene in The Two Towers that Jackson opted not to add in. Similar to when Galadriel revealed what she would look like if the ring came to her, the sequence was of a vision had by Faramir, showing Frodo if he were to give in to the Ring's seductive power.
According to Broadsheet, you can see parts of the scene during the Appendices released with Two Towers extended edition.
Survival of the fittest doesn't always mean physical brawn.
Photos By: Jeff Cremer and Phil Torres
The tiny spider species, currently unnamed, was discovered in the area surrounding the Tambopata Research Center in Peru. At only 5mm in length, the artistic spider creates far larger decoys from bits of leaves and dead insects. It then hides near enough to shake the strands of the web when predators draw near, giving off the illusion the large spider is alive.
To date, this is the only known species of animal to create larger decoys of itself as a survival mechanism.
Space and time be damned, Veronica wants to hook up with Finn Hudson.
Archie continues their streak of tongue-in-cheek crossovers with Archie Meets GLEE part two.
The plot revolves around Dilton's failed science experiment, turning Riverdale into a "Crisis of Infinite Archies" as universes collide. Half of the Riverdale kids end up in Ohio at McKinely High and half the Glee cast is transported back to Riverdale.
Now everyone has to figure out how to unscramble the space-time continuum and get home.
Copies hit stores on April 4th, 2013.
Say your goodbyes to these never-realized-ideas before it's too late. Oh well. Being a human was about to get SO COOL.
Goodbye Skynet, you nightmarish creation.
Goodbye human intergalactic space travel,
and time travel, too. How we longed for your realization!
And goodbye hoverboards, you were never meant to be.
Extinction is no excuse to be a Grinch. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science got a little festive this year.
That is one fine looking gas giant. Using filters for the infrared, red, and violet spectrums, the mosaic was taken from a mere 500,000 miles away.
The Cassini spacecraft took this mosaic of the planet Saturn and its rings backlit against the Sun on October 17, 2012 using infrared, red and violet spectral filters that were combined to create an enhanced-color view, in this handout image courtesy of NASA. The images were obtained with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera at a distance of approximately 500,000 miles (800,000 kilometers) from Saturn. Also captured are two of Saturn's moons: Enceladus and Tethys. Both appear on the left side of the planet, below the rings. Enceladus is closer to the rings; Tethys is below and to the left.
Image by Nasa / Reuters
Of course, “affair” would imply consent, something Zeus wasn't a fan of. This interactive infographic shows off how far the king of gods' seed spread throughout Greek mythology.
For an intergalactic federation, hiring practices seem a little human heavy. According to this chart, counseling services for crew was a passing fad.
Much like a secret agent, Kris Kringle is a man of many names.
Santa Claus - North America
Clad in a red suit, Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. Every Christmas Eve, he travels the world giving present to good children from his magical sleigh pulled by nine reindeer.
Papa Noel - Brazil
Papa Noel and his helpers hide presents throughout the houses of good children on Christmas Eve. Traditionally kids serve their parents breakfast in bed before they begin to hunt down their gifts.
Sinterklaas - The Netherlands
Sinterklaas arrives via steamboat from Spain in mid-November. On the evening of December 5th, children leave a shoe in front of the fireplace or the backdoor with a carrot for his magical horse. Presents are scattered around the house with a note saying where to look.
St. Nicholas - Germany
Identical to Sinterklaas in almost every way, St. Nicholas of Myra is the historical basis for many current Christmas traditions. A 4th century Greek saint, St. Nick was well known for his love of secret gift-giving.
Companies try really hard to make their products safe but you can't save people from themselves. Seriously though, don't try this at home or anywhere else.
The gauzy layers of ice appear to sculpted by pixies. Due to their fragile nature, frost flowers rarely last past sun-up.
The formation of frost flowers can only happen when freezing weather condition occur while the ground itself is not frozen. The sap from plants will expand, causing long, thin cracks to form along the length of the stem. Water is then drawn through these cracks and freezes upon contact with the air. As more water is drawn through the cracks it pushes the thin ice layers further from the stem, causing a thin "petal" to form.