Once Upon a Time, a Robot Met a Robot

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Back in the halcyon days of Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2, host Clementine and Elliot Alderson portrayed ancient Egyptian vampire mates and also were actually dating! So now you and your nerdiest nerd thoughts can feasibly connect the fanfic and realfic between Westworld, Mr. Robot, and Twilight, the greatest vampire…

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The Winner of This Year's Hugo For Best Novel Is Writing a Mass Effect Book

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The latest entry in the scifi RPG series Mass Effect, Mass Effect: Andromeda is out next year—and with it, a bevy of novels designed to tie into the game’s story. Usually, books like this aren’t anything to write home about, but you can’t help get excited with the news that one of them will be written by N.K. Jemisin,…

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Vancouver is becoming car-free faster than any US city

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vancouver
A street in
Vancouver.

Streetfilms

From
Portland
to
New York
, North American cities are exploring how they
can persuade more residents to travel by subway, bus, or bike.

Vancouver might be the continent’s biggest pedestrian and public
transportation success story.

As Citylab
notes
, people in Vancouver take half
of all trips
 by foot, bike, or transit as of
2015. This is considerably more than any US city of
comparable size, including Seattle (21%) and
Philadelphia (27%), according to
a 2015 United Nations report
.

Ten percent of Vancouver’s commuters also bike to work (For
comparison, that percentage is
3.4%
 in Seattle and
2.3%
 in Philly). I

n the U.S.,
0.6%
 of workers commute by bike, while 5% use public transit.

In a new short film, the nonprofit
Streetfilms
 interviewed key planning officials, who
detail how Vancouver became such a success story.

Check it out below:

 

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Here’s everything we know about season 2 of ‘Westworld’

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Season 1 of “Westworld” may have just ended, but fans are already speculating about season 2. The show answered a number of questions in the finale, but there are plenty of other mysteries out there to discuss until its return in 2018. Here are some things we know so far about next season’s plot based on interviews with the cast and crew as well as some hints from the Westworld website.

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