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Coming to On Demand and a limited theater release in October is Mudbloods, a documentary about the real-life Quidditch clubs popping up all over college universities. It's both endearingly earnest and unquestionably weird, but there is something undeniably compelling about this level of devotion.Read more...

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We love shows that teach things, are very in to the esoteric, and are funny. So our new favorite is "You're the Expert," which has three comedians trying to figure out the field of a guest expert. A few months ago, an episode featuring Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, an expert in dog cognition, gave us "Snoop Dogg or Real Dog," a game that is harder than you think.Read more...

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The full image is below, but this print is called "the deep, seamonster" and is by Emma SanCartier. The artist has a number of great projects: prints, sculptures, a book. They're amazing.Read more...

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Anyone else have a sudden flashback to The Great Mouse Detective when they see a rodent operating a bell? And I will not be eaten by a cat summoned by a mouse. DO YOU HEAR ME? I will not got out that way!Read more...

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Most of us have been seeing convention panels about the "Death of Science Fiction" for years now — it's become sort of a jolly cliche. Everybody laments the loss of some earlier, greater age for the genre. But back in 1937, British fans were pretty worried that SF was in permanent decline.Read more...

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The world's first (only?) pet memorial spaceflight service is now operational.Read more...

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And you thought zombie comics were a recent idea? Over the centuries, medieval artists applied their talents to illustrate a mysterious tale of animated corpses who tormented the living.Read more...

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This week's writing prompt comes from five minutes into the future, when soldiers go into the field with quadruped robots. What kind of story will you tell about this pair?Read more...

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There's some strange things floating around in our galaxy, but this has to be one of the weirdest. A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric.Read more...

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Why are sinkholes almost always round, instead of square-shaped, or triangular, or heart-shaped, or dodecahedron-shaped, or any one of the infinite number of other geometric forms they could take? The answer lies deep underground.Read more...

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Japan is turning the manga/anime/live-action movie series Death Note into a musical. The series, about a teen with a notebook that kills anyone whose name he writes in it, and the teen detective who tries to catch him, seems like an odd fit for a musical, but it also seemed like bizarre idea for a manga. So why not?Read more...

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The state of Colorado is experiencing a bad case of the munchies. Both supporters and opponents of legal marijuana are increasingly worried that consumers of cannabis-laced foods—such as brownies, candy and cookies — are binge eating their way toward overdoses. Read more...

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Nathan Fillion auditioned unsuccessfully for the part of Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And years later, he had five troubled auditions for the role of Mal on Firefly, before he finally clicked. That's just one of the amazing facts from a new biography of Joss Whedon. Read an exclusive excerpt below.Read more...

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There's little more annoying as a colorblind person than being asked what color something is. Children love this game, and I like the little weirdos enough that when they ask me I play along. I can't tell you colors of crayons without reading the crayon - and if you rip off the label, I'm lost. If the brand of crayon lacks a color label, I'm just as bad off - I needed Crayola as a child.Read more...

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The North Korean capital of Pyongyang was largely razed during the Korean War and the buildings that rose up from the ashes provide some of the most striking examples of socialist architecture. And more recent architects in the cloistered nation have added grandiose—though sometimes unfinished—landmarks to its urban landscapes.http://io9.com/instagram-phot... Read more...

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Science guy Bill Nye says the two logical places to search for alien life in our solar system are Mars and Europa, the smallest of Jupiter's four moons. Why Europa? Nye gets into some details here, but here's the gist: Water . Water water . Water, water water water water; water water water! Water .Read more...

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Get a good, long look at Michael Keaton's Birdman and behold the majesty that is this movie's insanity. We were already pretty excited about Alejandro González Iñárritu's dark comedy, but this trailer just upped the bar quite a bit. Damn, this looks good. Read more...

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We root for heroes who are underdogs, who suffer unimaginable setbacks and misery. But sometimes, we root the hardest for heroes who bounce back and do something incredibly awesome . Philosopher/sage Dave Campbell calls this the "F*@% Yeah" moment. But what's the greatest fist-pumping scene of all time?Read more...

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During Comic-Con last week, Disney offered a sneak peek at the pilot for the new TV series Star Wars: Rebels. And while we can't tell you much about the episode, we will say this in our spoiler-free first impressions: we're looking forward to spending more time in the animated Galactic Empire.Read more...

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Cleveland's prodigal son, LeBron James, has a better memory than you. But then, the same could probably be said of many professional athletes.Read more...

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In the late 1950s, an entomologist named Milton Sanderson collected some 160 pounds of 20 million year old amber in the Dominican Republic. Now, 50 years later, that amber is finally giving up its secrets, including a fascinating insect named for David Attenborough. Read more...

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Gawker Legalize Drugs | Jezebel All of Woody Allen's Female Characters Dress Alike | Kotaku PlayStation Now Is Still Way Too Expensive | Lifehacker The Best Streaming Music Services You Aren't Using (But Should) | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Universal has big plans for their stable of classic movie monsters, specifically beginning a "Universal Monsters cinematic universe" a la Marvel. And the studio has announced it will begin with Universal's Mummy: The First Monster, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman, and due out in 2016.Read more...

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Guillermo del Toro's detail-oriented approach fuels every aspect of Crimson Peak, his new horror movie. On set, he knew every part of the house, down to the books in the library. And not only did he give his actors detailed biographies of their characters, but he encouraged them to keep information from each other.Read more...

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New research suggests the Earth was pummelled by four gigantic asteroids measuring at least 600 miles across in its early days — impacts that would have rebooted the surface, boiled off the oceans, and extinguished any fledgling life. Here's what we now know about the Late Bombardment Era and its affect on our planet's geology. Read more...

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