The Heroes in This Week’s Best New Comics Are Trying to Thrive in Mutated Worlds

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For many heroes, being able to survive in apocalyptic futures and perhaps turn the course of history for the better ultimately boils down to being some sort of chosen one who just happens to be blessed with special, otherworldly gifts. For others like the heroes in this week’s best new comics though, their strength…

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Saving Songbirds, Killing Pirates, and More in Tabletop Gaming News

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Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the latest in board game and tabletop releases—focusing on the good genre stuff, though there are always exceptions! So far, it’s been a pretty dry 2019 in the gaming world, which is not really a surprise, considering how we’re now past the holidays and…

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Take a Perilous Journey Into Europa’s Ocean in This Science Fiction Book for Kids

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Humans have long been warned about Europa, from HAL 9000's infamous “ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE” in 2010: Odyssey Two to the more recent indie film Europa Report, where a group of scientists do land on the icy moon, only meet a grisly fate at the hands of a decidedly unwelcoming resident. None of that, however, deterred…

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This Stick-On Robotic Arm Promises to Put the Damn Toilet Seat Down For You

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I’m just going to come right out and say it: Urinating while standing is a terrible idea. It creates a host of messes including splash back and disgusting drips, and inevitably the toilet seat gets left up, leading to someone accidentally plummeting into the porcelain abyss. But until we can all agree to just sit…

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