The Exact Thing Standing Rock Protesters Didn't Want to Happen Already Happened

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The key concern of protesters at Standing Rock has been and remains the environmental hazard posed by Energy Transfer Partners’ 1,200-mile pipeline, which would have the potential to taint local water supplies and destroy sacred grounds. Confirming those exact fears, a pipeline in North Dakota has spilled some 176,000 gallons of crude into a creek 150 miles north of the protest encampments.

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Denise and Michael Okuda on Releasing New Star Trek Footage 50 Years After the Show Aired

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With Star Trek: The Original Series celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, you wouldn’t think there was still more new footage to be found. You’d be wrong, and the experts behind the Star Trek Encyclopedia have spent nine years working to show it to us. io9 spoke with Denise and Michael Okuda about what there still is to discover about Star Trek.

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The Ultimate Social Network Goes Rogue in Rob Reid's New Scifi Novel Forever On

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Rob Reid’s 2012 novel Year Zero drew from his experiences as the founder of the music-streaming service that became Rhapsody. His new book, Forever On: A Novel of Silicon Valley, is similarly tech-obsessed—though from what we can tell, there aren’t any aliens in this one. But we’ve still got an exclusive excerpt to share below.

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