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A major character from the Walking Dead comics may have just joined the show, according to set reports. Anthony Daniels hints that C-3PO has a big storyline in The Force Awakens. There’s another Batman v. Superman rumor. Plus a major status quo change on Agent Carter. Spoilers avaunt!Read more...

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Congratulations Don DeLillo! The indispensible author of postmodern/slipstream novels (with the occasional foray into straight-up science fiction) is receiving a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation. To celebrate, here are Noma Bar and Dutch Uncle’s DeLillo cover designs. Read more...

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Force Friday, the massive marketing push of all the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise, is mere hours away—but the flood gates have already opened. Tons of new toys have leaked, there was a big official unboxing video, but this is by far the coolest thing yet.Read more...

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Serotonin got famous as the joy chemical—the one that could lift depression and put us in a good mood. It’s also in the venom of many animals, from hornets to snakes, and in some cases it’s lethal.Read more...

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This quote comes from the “Reclaiming the Nerdiverse” episode of Late Night Woman’s Hour, which is still available on BBC’s iPlayer. It’s a fun, wide-ranging discussion on many different parts of fandom, and it’s well worth a listen.Read more...

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It’s probably not surprising, given how many notorious inmates get hitched when they’re behind bars , but it’s definitely stomach-turning: Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, recently sentenced to life without parole, gets tons of fan mail.Read more...

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Deadspin Roger Goodell Issues Statement On Tom Brady Decision | Gizmodo Google Chrome Just Got a Lot Faster | | Jalopnik The Secret Story Of How Bubonic Plague Nearly Broke Out In New York City | Jezebel Is Shop Jeen’s Viral Success Story All Window Dressing? | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Will fans ever get to see a sequel to The Goonies? Probably not. We do know the film’s writer is struggling with the idea, as is director Richard Donner. However, in a new interview, Donner reveals The Goonies is on its way to becoming a unique, immersive stage experience.Read more...

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Whether or not you believe in the spirit world, ghost stories are a fun way to scare yourself (and/or the most gullible person in your midst). We want to know: what scary tale do you find the most frightening? Read more...

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Want to hear someone finish the famously absent last line of Avengers: Age of Ultron? How about Mark Ruffalo doing a spot-on Columbo impression? Would Stellan Skarsgård creepily hitting on his student make you laugh? Well, the Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel has all that and more.Read more...

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A few months ago, Syfy made a push back into the fun space-adventure programming we used to see from the channel. Fridays saw them airing Killjoys and Dark Matter, both of which just got renewed. Both shows had a lot going for them, but do they deserve another season? And how can they improve next year?Read more...

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Rheithrosciurus macrotis has multiple names. One name is the tufted ground squirrel and the other is the “vampire squirrel.” You can’t really blame people for liking the second name better. Take a look at the first video ever to capture the squirrel in the wild.Read more...

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer probably won’t be read 100 years from now, argues The Prestige author Christopher Priest. But Stephen King and J.K. Rowling have a decent shot at posterity. Also: Terry Pratchett, whose final Discworld book just came out, has an excellent chance at sticking around.Read more...

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Hey, folks! Sorry to dispense with my normal nonsense, but I got a really important letter that I‘m very excited to share. I don’t get a ton of letters dealing with real issues, but I’m always happy to try to help. If you only read this for silliness, don’t worry—there’s still an insane Mad Max theory and the world’s finest superhero butt, too.Read more...

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Have you ever p-phubbed? You know, snubbed your partner by checking your phone during your date? Or leaving your iPhone out within reach while you’re on the sofa snogging? Now two researchers say there’s strong evidence that your p-phubbing is wrecking your relationships and making you depressed.Read more...

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Images, videos, and reviews of the Sphero BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the Internet today, and they’ve got fans in a frenzy. Some are even salivating over this high-end $150 toy. Some ... like this adorable group of puppies. Read more...

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We think in binaries: plant/animal, day/night, edible/disgusting, safe/dangerous. Breaking the world into discrete chunks helps us make rapid decisions about how to behave, but can also make us uneasy when we’re faced with things that don’t easily fit into one of our mental boxes.Read more...

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It’s hard to put my finger on the exact moment the idea for the Apex Book of World SF series first crystallised, but the seeds for it were sown long before. I grew up on a kibbutz in Israel, and even as a child I was drawn to fantastical works, many translated from Europe: not just Tove Jansson’s Moomins, but Janusz Korczak, Michael Ende, Astrid Lindgren, Erich Kästner and many others, alongside the numerous translations from the English.Read more...

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One of the best parts of science fiction and fantasy books is that they let our minds go to places where reality can’t follow. Recently creators have taken an interest in visually showing us these impossible places, and we love it. Here are 10 books that we think can’t be put on film, but we’re hoping that someone will prove us wrong.Read more...

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A Reddit user took the above photo at what appears to be a Warner Bros. Animation office of some kind. As you can see, the posters include current Cartoon Network series like Teen Titans Go, but also recently announced upcoming series such as Bunnicula and Be Cool Scooby-Doo. Then there’s a few that haven’t been mentioned yet... like that JLA poster on the far right.Read more...

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It feels like Wizards of the Coast has been relying a little too much on their demon lords as the Big Bads in their adventures and campaigns the last few years. Demon fatigue—it’s a thing! But if you’re going to stick with the demon theme, then what the hell—use all of the demons. And that’s exactly what WotC is doing for D&D’s upcoming Rage of Demons storyline, which is like a infernal All-Star Game, as Demogorgon, Orcus, Lolth, Juiblex, Zuggtmoy, Grazz’t and more invade the Underdark realm of the Drow.Read more...

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Rumors have suggested that Konami was unhappy with how much money Hideo Kojima spent on his most recent epic, which might explain why one of Metal Gear Solid V’s most pivotal story missions isn’t actually in the game.Read more...

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December 5, 1961. A man at the controls of a module gazes at the lunar surface from close up. Is this an astronaut, approaching the Moon nearly eight years before Apollo 11? Nope—it’s a pilot testing Project LOLA, a massive network of hand-painted mosaics and tracked cameras that trained astronauts for the moon landings.Read more...

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