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Stop calling them flying cars

“Uber unveils plan to demo flying cars by 2020,” the CNN headline blares. “No longer a dream: Silicon Valley takes on the flying car,” the New York Times says. Even an esteemed publication like The Atlantic couldn’t resist: “When cars fly,” a recent headline ponders. Even we did it — …

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DC is launching a streaming service with a gaggle of superheroes

Here’s some cool news for fans of DC Comics, as well as fans of the gradual splintering of the television experience: DC Entertainment will launch an unnamed “digital streaming service” next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The service will be home to the third season of Warner Bros.’ animated …

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Star Wars: Episode IX will come out on May 24th, 2019

Star Wars: Episode IX is coming sooner than we expected: Disney just moved the release date for the film up to May 24th, 2019, io9 reports. Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) will direct the final installment of the sequel trilogy, set to follow The Last Jedi, which will be out at …

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Scientists name new species of fungus-farming ant after Radiohead

A new species of ant discovered in the Venezuelan Amazon has been named after Radiohead, Phys.org reports. Ana Ješovnik and Ted R. Schultz from the Smithsonian Institution’s Ant Lab recently discovered three new ant species from the genus Sericomyrmex, and named one species Sericomyrmex radioheadi. In the study published in …

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