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Sometimes I feel like there are two Alan Wakes: There’s the game that actually exists, and the game that lives in our collective memory.Read more...

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Meet Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a newly described dinosaur discovered by a seven-year-old boy in Chile. The theropod was related to famous meat-eaters like T. rex, but researchers think it was a vegetarian. Stranger still: It possessed a mixture of anatomical features unlike anything researchers have seen before.Read more...

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California grows a pretty significant part of our food supply, both in terms of sheer numbers and in terms of different varieties. But as the land out there gets drier and drier, not everything is going to make it.Read more...

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We think of superhero weaknesses as being fancy or complicated — radioactive fragments of their old home planets, or the people they love. And that’s why superheroes win. In fact, most superheroes have super-obvious weak points. Here are 10 obvious superhero weakness that villains almost never attack.Read more...

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When Guardians of the Galaxy came out last year, if you wanted the entire movie team in Hasbro’s 6” Marvel Legends Line, you had to spend money (and get figures you might not want) to get all the parts for the “Build-A-Figure” Groot. That’s not the case with this brilliant new set based on their comic book looks!Read more...

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Two year ago, basically no one outside of diehard comics fans knew who the Guardians of the Galaxy were. Flash forward to now, each member of the movie’s team is starring in their own comic book series, including Drax.Read more...

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Actor Frank Grillo, a.k.a. Brock Rumlow, a.k.a. soon-t0-be comic book villain Crossbones, threw down some huge teases for his new look in the next Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War.Read more...

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The first day of summer is fast approaching – will you be prepared for suntanning, swimming, and swarms of bugs? Here’s our handy guide to surviving the sultriest of seasons, with SCIENCE.Read more...

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It may not be as grand as the one featured on the starship Enterprise, but the new 65-inch high definition viewscreen onboard the International Space Station can certainly be seen as a step in that direction.Read more...

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Many of our favorite Game of Thrones characters have broken sacred vows at this point. Jon Snow slept with a Wildling girl. Cersei made a mockery of her wedding vows. Roose Bolton stabbed his liege lord. But last night, we got to see them solemnly debating the meaning of religion, and what it means to be faithful. Read more...

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In 2004, Brooke Borel got bed bugs in New York. Then she experienced them again in 2009—twice in two different apartments. Because of those experiences, which were part of a widespread bed bug resurgence in the US, Borel, a science journalist, decided to explore why the bugs were back. This excerpt is one of many stories from her new book: Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World. Read more...

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Grave of the Fireflies is among the best anime and best war movies ever made. Every time we post a deal on it, we get several comments from people saying that it brought them to tears. The Blu-ray is back down to $10 right now, so be sure to grab a copy if you haven’t yet. [Grave of the Fireflies, $10]Read more...

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Aww! It’s our first glimpse at Kodi Smit-McPhee as the blue, teleporting mutant Nightcrawler of X-Men: Apocalypse, as revealed by director Bryan Singer online. Lookit that widdle blue guy! Read more...

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Science fiction has a pretty good track record of telling us what kinds of technologies (submarines, credit cards, cellphones) we should be expecting years, sometimes many decades, before they actually show up. But some technologies never make it out of our imaginations.Read more...

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Believe it or not, there is such a thing known as “amnesic shellfish poisoning”. Eating the wrong piece of shellfish — or occasionally just the wrong anchovy — can make you lose your memory. Read more...

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Gizmodo The Rubik’s Cube World Record Now Stands At 5.253 Seconds | Jalopnik Snowgoose Is The Pentagon’s Low-Cost Resupply Drone Of Dreams | Jezebel Woman Uncovers Two-Way Mirror in a Bar Bathroom; Owner Says It’ll Stay | Kotaku Analyzing Japan’s Latest Fetish: Brooklyn | Read more...

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Oscar Isaac talks about working with the cast of the original trilogy for The Force Awakens. Learn how Agents of SHIELD will connect with Age of Ultron. Steven Moffat teases the Doctor and Missy’s relationship in the next season of Doctor Who. Plus, what’s to come on Hannibal, Gotham and The Flash. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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The latest video in the American Museum of Natural History’s “Shelf Life” explores foraminifera, tiny sea creatures also called “forams.”Read more...

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Last week, Robert Downey Jr. made an appearance at a charity screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron. See the video here. Read more...

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Artist Paige Smith (AKA “A Common Name”) started Urban Geodes by filling cracks in downtown Los Angeles with these geodesic shapes. They’re made from paper and spray paint or resin.Read more...

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In “Lallybroch,” we met Jamie’s sister, Jenny, and returned to his childhood home. Jenny is amazing. Jamie is less great.Read more...

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The first trailer for the Disney Channel Original Movie The Descendants has hit, and it looks... it looks exactly like we thought it was going to look. I don’t even know. It’s like High School Musical and Sky High had a child. And that child shops exclusively at Hot Topic.Read more...

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City dwellers encounter pigeons every day. But have you noticed that you never see a baby? One big reason: they stay in the nest until they’re adult-sized, which is why pretty much the only people who see pigeon babies are those who raise them, or know somebody who does — like the person who snapped this pic.Read more...

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Back in December , we were surprised to see The Little Prince would be told as a story-within-a-story with contrasting animation styles. Now, the film’s second trailer has dropped, giving us an even greater idea of what to expect. We’re excited; it looks gorgeous, plus who can resist the golden throat of Jeff Bridges?Read more...

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Following yesterday’s news that Konami would be pulling Silent Hills teaser P.T . from the PlayStation Store next week, director Guillermo del Toro told the audience at a San Francisco Film Society event that his collaboration with Hideo Kojima is no longer a going concern. Read more...

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