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Pick up the whole Indiana Jones saga for just $35 on blu-ray today only, but hurry up, there's a boulder rolling toward you. [Amazon]Read more...

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Night after night, Batman faces Gotham's most fearsome criminals: gangsters, lunatics, and supervillains. And while he may take the occasional pummeling, he manages to survive those long nights. Or does he?Read more...

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This is that special time of year when birds in the Yukon get plastered by eating fermented berries. The drunks birds fall out of trees, fly into objects, and pass out. To help, local environmentalists have set up a special holding tank where they can sober up.Read more...

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The third movie in the Hunger Games series is supposed to be the one where the frame pulls back and reveals a bigger world than the teen arena of the first two. Instead, Mockingjay Part 1 does something more daring: it shows how all of the dystopian land of Panem is just the Arena writ large. Minor spoilers ahead...Read more...

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The polar vortex was all over the news (and our thermostats) last year, and for many people that was first they'd heard of the alarming phenomenon. But the phrase actually originated over 150 years ago in a magazine edited by Charles Dickens, as explained in this linguistic history of the term.Read more...

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Do you want to cast love spells? Exorcise demons? Subjugate your enemies? These and other arcane invocations can be found in the Handbook of Ritual Power, an 8th-century, 20-page codex that has been translated and published by two scholars of religion and ancient history.Read more...

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Inside Out is the latest animated film to come out of the hallowed halls of cartoonery, Pixar. The premise is adorable, the whole thing is centered around the emotions inside the mind of a little girl. And now you can meet each emotion in this collection of teaser clips. Read more...

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Han purple is an ancient pigment that wasn't reconstructed by modern chemists until 1992. After the chemists got done with it, it was the physicists' turn. Han purple, they found, eliminates an entire dimension. It makes waves go two-dimensional!Read more...

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Unfortunately, it's also kind of light on the whole "jurassic" or dinosaur-y aspect of the movie. But I still have to admit this is still the most exciting glass of water I've seen since the ones that little girl from Signs used to leave everywhere.Read more...

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Physicians in the UK were unable to explain a strange ring-like pattern moving across a patient's brain tissue in a series of scans taken over four years. During a biopsy, they were shocked to learn it was a one centimeter-long parasitic tape worm. Read more...

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Enter at your peril, GIFs! This party is a good old-fashioned dance-off. Read more...

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If you don't know Secret Cinema, they're a group from the U.K. that put on movie screenings alongside a wild live-action performance (and a theme park!). Watch this incredible look at last summer's BttF event, and prepare to want to be there almost as much as you want a working hoverboard.Read more...

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Deadspin Bill Cosby Once Publicly Bullied A Notre Dame Football Player To Tears | Gizmodo Google Just Gave You a Good Reason to Quit Spotify | Jezebel My Niece Is a Teenage Instagram Celebrity | Kotaku A Dragon Age Sex Scene That's Actually Pretty Great Read more...

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Bolides , more commonly known as fireballs, are small asteroids that impact Earth's atmosphere and create very bright meteors as they disintegrate. NASA has compiled data on each and every impact around the world since 1994.Read more...

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Charles Dance says there's talk of one. There are more contradictory rumors about the Star Wars teaser trailer and a description of what the villain looks like in it. Jennifer Lawrence guesses where Mystique will be in X-Men: Apocalypse. And can anyone die in Gotham? Spoilers now!Read more...

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Well, not literally, as he's meant to be melting from the inside out, but you know what I mean. The last of the Heisei Godzillas is getting a NECA figure, and he looks badass.Read more...

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After Stephen King said not to count on The Stand being only one film, writer-director Josh Boone confirms that it won't. It's going to be four. Read more...

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Sadly, it's not a crossover. Instead, Matt Smith's signed on to star in Patient Zero with Natalie Dormer. And they'll be fighting a pandemic that's resulted in a violent new species.Read more...

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This LED lamp was designed by Nosigner and is based on the March 19th, 2011 Supermoon, where the moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter. It's also completely accurate to the actual moon. Read more...

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The three-fingered salute used by Katniss and the other rebels in The Hunger Games have been adopted by pro-democracy activists in Thailand. And as a result, a movie chain in Bangkok has cancelled screenings of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.Read more...

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There are a lot of really neat ideas that never made it into Big Hero 6, including Rocket Cat and Honey Lemon as a superhero catgirl . And one proposed iteration of the film has a The Warriors feel to it, with gangs whose members dressed like ninja baseball players and shark-mouthed airplanes.Read more...

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Appearing in the December issue of the journal Icarus, this beautiful geologic map of big ol' asteroid/minor-planet Vesta was created by a team led by planetary scientist David Williams, from data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its 15-month orbit of the oblong object between 2011 and 2012.Read more...

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Few book series celebrated narrative possibility and experimented with branching storytelling in as unique a way as the Choose Your Own Adventure novels. They were largely the work of R.A. Montgomery, who died aged 78 on Nov. 8.Read more...

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It may be the snowpocalypse in Buffalo, but the latest global analysis from NOAA's National Climate Data Center reports global temperatures since January to be the warmest ten calendar months on record.Read more...

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