posted about 10 hours ago on io9
Horror movie Annabelle is entirely about the possessed (real-life) doll that was featured in The Conjuring. She's scary in her own right, but the trailer kind of has me asking, if you're filling your house with horrifying, definitely possessed dolls... aren't you bringing this doll rampage upon yourself? Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on io9
Biologists Lisa Natanson and Cami McCandless are here to take all our questions about sharks, their biology, their environments, and their behavior.Read more...

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Or at least how they helped one man to control his stutter.Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on io9
Autism is a spectrum disorder, encompassing a wide range of conditions, symptoms, and experiences. But this short animation may help you understand, and empathize with, certain specific sensory and perception differences that some people with autism experience.Read more...

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Geometric Music is a free app (download here, or fiddle online) that takes sounds recorded from your environment and assigns them on-screen geometric shapes. Manipulating the shapes and arranging them relative to one another allows the user to build looping, layered musical pieces.Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on io9
At last, a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook has been released. This version of the world's first RPG wants to satisfy old-school gamers and draw in newcomers at the same time. With its classic feel, combined with buffed and polished rules, it just might succeed.Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on io9
It's not every day that you get to buy ten books for just $10 and support the incredibly worthy cause of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the same time. But that's what the latest Humble Book Bundle will let you do. Including Neil Gaiman's American Gods, and tons more.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on io9
At the urging of Congress, military officials have begun considering East Coast sites for an anti-ballistic missile system that doesn't work and the Pentagon says it doesn't need. But members of Congress can't let such details stand in the way of federal dollars. The missile defense gold rush has begun.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on io9
Take this moment to be furiously jealous that the excellent view the astronauts on the International Space Station have of Earth can somehow get even more gorgeous with the addition of auroras.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on io9
I've almost no doubt that I'm going to enjoy Batman Arkham Knight. It looks beautiful, the combat and mechanics still feel great, and it continues to nail the 'being Batman' thing perfectly. Having played it though I'd have liked to have spent less time in the Batmobile.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on io9
Arrrrrgggghh. Evangeline Lilly took to Instagram to reveal the new hairstyle she's sporting for her role as Hope Van Dyne in Ant-Man. I think we can safely assume that regardless of Lilly's character's name, she will be the de facto Janet Van Dye/Wasp of the Marvel cinematic universe.Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on io9
In the first episode of Fringe, we meet Peter Bishop, a shady operator who wants nothing to do with his institutionalized scientist father Walter. But what was Peter really up to before Olivia found him? A new Fringe novel reveals all, and we've got the exclusive first look.Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on io9
Gawker What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police | Jalopnik Ford Is Planning A Dedicated Hybrid To Take On The Prius | Kotaku There's a Real-Life Resident Evil Survival Game in Japan | Lifehacker Ten Simple Ways to Make Your Office Look Cleaner Than It Really Is Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on io9
We think of technological progress as moving us in a single, forward direction, but that's not always the case. Sometimes an invention comes along that not only doesn't improve things, it makes them just a little bit worse.Read more...

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It's true. Director Rian Johnson has released his extremely interesting proof-of-concept video for his hit time-travel movie Looper, and it was footage of Seven and Blade Runner that helped show Hollywood what he was trying to do — and convince them to let him make his movie.Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on io9
In 1858 a young zoologist, playing around with an idea, came up with a possible lost continent. This led to one of the longest and weirdest pseudoscience theories of all time, as Lemuria became a lost island of lemurs that had everything from sanskrit to sasquatch.Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on io9
Why is one key Walking Dead character missing from a cast photo? Tons of photos emerge from the set of Ant-Man. Plus, see what Once Upon a Time has in store for Frozen's Elsa and previews for the rest of the shows returning this fall. Spoilers now!Read more...

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In her slam poem Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them, Brenna Twohy quickly gets to the heart of why so many people love their erotica attached to familiar fictional characters.Read more...

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A pig heart modified to express human genes has survived more than a year grafted to the inside of a baboon's abdomen, according to researchers at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the NIH.Read more...

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If you're going to weather the apocalypse in a cargo container, then it should absolutely look like a giant mechanical spider.Read more...

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Surprise Simpson! MonsieurCaron has crafted yet another LEGO opus, this one recreating a small segment from the first Ghostbusters film and injecting it with a pantload of LEGO characters. It's real cute. Read more...

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The internet is absolutely abuzz with videos of famous faces and normies all dumping buckets of ice water upon their heads as a call for awareness about the neurodegenerative disorder ALS. And just as like all things popular, the haters are coming out of the woodwork. But here's why the Ice Bucket Challenge matters. Read more...

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Zombies have been ambling brokenly around a fair percentage of our TV screens, films, and books for quite some time lately, so is it fair to wonder if the time of the zombie is close to an end? Or have we only begun to scrape the surface of the undead life? Author M.R. Carey says we're not close to getting tired of zombie stories.Read more...

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According to the folks at the American Chemical Society's Reactions channel: Yes. In a pool, though? That's a different story. Read more...

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Remember Read-Along books? (No, not you, young people.) The books where you also had a record of someone narrating it, and you'd turn the page every time you heard he chime? Well, someone made one for John Carpenter's The Thing, and it's awesome.Read more...

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