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Eight Scary Slices Of Sci-Fi You Might Not Have Seen

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Jabba’s Palace LEGO Set Is Racist, According To Turkish Community

Not so long ago — currently, actually — in a galaxy not so far away — it’s our own — racism is alive and well. You don’t really have to look too hard or too far to find it, and it is indeed a scourge of humanity. But I’m not sure LEGO is one of the bigger offenders out there.

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria is tearing LEGO a new Sarlacc pit, calling the company’s “Jabba’s Palace” toy set racially disrespectful to the Asian community, both in setting and for the characters involved. First, they say the palace and watchtower themselves, hotbeds for idolatry and hedonism, bear an unwanted resemblance to the 4th century Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, as well as the 7th century Jami’ al-Kabir in Beirut.

Behold, the bloated face of racism.

Behold, the bloated face of racism.

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Time Lapse Video Of An Exploding Star

Things happen more slowly in space. Take this video of an exploding star. That sounds pretty cut-and-dried, doesn’t it? It certainly looks that way from this clip, until you take into the account that this is a time-lapse video, one that unfurls over the course almost six decades, 58 years to be precise.

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New Dark Skies Infographic Dives Into The Unexplained

Dark Skies, the new sci-fi-themed horror thriller from Legion and Priest director Scott Charles Stewart, tackles an unexplained phenomenon involving aliens in the burbs. In order to hype up the February 22nd release, Dimension has released this new infographic teasing some other well-known real world mysteries of our humble little planet.

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ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 Helps Paraplegics Walk Again

This is pretty spectacular! Argo Medical Technologies is developing a new robotic device, called the ReWalk, to help paraplegics walk, stand, sit, and even climb stairs again. A woman from London, England had already used it to complete a full marathon. This new device has been in use in Europe and Israel, and now is looking to come to several U.S. rehabilitation centers, pending FDA approval.

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Infographic Commemorates Scientific Milestones Of 2012

Sure, we’re nearing the end of the first month of 2013, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to look back at last year’s scientific achievements. 2012 was a huge year for breakthroughs and findings, and as far as I can tell, nearly every single celebration is done for a past event, and is almost always commemorated on an infographic. Gettysburg Infographic anyone?

And so I present to you this image for “2012’s Biggest Moments in Science” as designed by someone at BestMastersPrograms.org, capturing seven of science’s most notable moments for the year. Granted, seven is an extremely limited number for such a subject populated with entries, but limitations have to come somewhere. Maybe if somebody could figure out the perfect number of items to put on an infographic, it’ll make the list in 2013.

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Gets A TV Premiere Date

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The Battlestar Galactica series has been struggling to find a successful spin-off since its prequel series Caprica was cancelled in 2010. Caprica only lasted one season on SyFy, and it looked like it might be the last time we would visit the Battlestar Galactica universe for a while. But now the spin-off web series Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will finally see its way onto the basic cable network this February.

SyFy has announced that it will air Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome as a two-hour TV event on Sunday February 10th. The TV event will feature new material not featured in the online version. The series debuted on the Machinima Prime YouTube channel in November, and averaged about eight million views per episode. The two-hour series was split into ten 12-minute episodes and was released two at a time every week for five weeks.

The story is set during the First Cylon War and follows a young William “Husker” Adama (Luke Pasqualino) as he struggles to fit into his new role as a rookie fighter pilot. Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome was written and produced as a TV movie, but also as a back-door pilot for consideration as a new TV series on SyFy. The pilot was rejected and re-tooled as a series of short episodes for the Internet.