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Check out the first U.S. trailer for Eva, a movie about the "first free robot," a small girl named Eva, created in 2041. This Spanish movie contains some incredible visuals — but it also looks like it addresses a lot of important stuff about A.I. and identity. Even in a year of robot movies, this looks like a great addition.Read more...

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Paleontologists have determined that Purussaurus brasiliensis, a massive caiman that lived in South America during the Late Miocene, evolved the strongest bite of any four-limbed animal. At 15,500 pounds of force, its bite was twice as powerful as the T-rex's. Read more...

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Friendship is powerful — everything from pop culture tells us so. But how powerful is it? Turns out that friendship has all sorts of properties, that include making you healthier, increasing your self-awareness and helping you accomplish way more. Here are all the ways science proves that friendship really is magic.Read more...

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Things are not exactly upbeat in these clips from the fifth season of Game of Thrones. In one, we've got Brienne lamenting the state of the world to Podrick, and, in the other, Jon Snow having an intriguing conversation with Mance Rayder.Read more...

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In a happy accident, Comet Lovejoy just happened to be in the field of view of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera, the world's most powerful digital camera. One member of the observing team said it was a "shock" to see Comet Lovejoy pop up on the display in the control room.Read more...

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I'm enamored by the craft of all this week's stories, their use of structure and the choices the authors made with voice and point of view. These stories all deal with culture and fable and the need to return and return again ritualistically to the same places, relationships, and crossroads.Read more...

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Leonard Nimoy didn't just have a massive impact on science fiction, he also transformed pop culture. Nimoy, who died today, took the thankless supporting role of an emotionless alien science whiz, and turned Spock on Star Trek into an icon. Read more...

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This deep space photo is, undoubtedly, beautiful, but it's also something else: a view of space no one has ever seen before.Read more...

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We've got ourselves another Humble Weekly Bundle. This time around, you can pay what you want for a collection of games from Japanese developers. [Humble Made in Japan Bundle]Read more...

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The New York Times is reporting that scifi icon Leonard Nimoy has passed away today at the age of 83, a few days after being taken to the hospital for chest pains. Our full obituary and memorial of the Star Trek star will follow soon.Read more...

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Mad scientists have existed since the beginning of cinema, and The Lazarus Effect has zero problem borrowing from earlier films. It also snatches crumbs from The Exorcist and Paranormal Activity, among others. But! It's got an unusually good cast, fast pacing, and some decent frights.Read more...

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Since the age of four, Gabi Mann of Seattle has forged a relationship with the neighborhood crows by offering them food. Then suddenly something unexpected happened — the crows, in an apparent act of reciprocation, started to present various trinkets to Gabi in return. Read more...

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We've seen plenty of Powers footage , but the latest trailer for the live-action adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' comic book plays more like a fake trailer one would see in a comedy. Behold, and look upon Sharlto Copley grimacing so very hard.Read more...

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If you think that breaking free of the system, disregarding the rules, and thinking outside the box will fix everything, you join a celebrated crowd — 90% of whom are completely wrong. In real life, rules really weren't made to be broken, and there are significant benefits to those who follow them.Read more...

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Much like its title character, the long-in-development remake of The Crow never stays dead for long. Now we can add Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston to the lengthy list of actors who have been attached to the role of the new Eric Draven. Good choice! Too bad it'll still probably never get made.Read more...

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Deadspin Photoshop Data: That Goddamn Dress Is Actually Blue And Brown | Gizmodo Case solved: This is the true color of that goddamn white and gold dress | Jalopnik Video Shows Street Race Crash That Killed Two People, Suspect Identified | Lifehacker Five Common Mistakes People Make When Telling Jokes |Read more...

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Deadspin Photoshop Data: That Goddamn Dress Is Actually Blue And Brown | Gizmodo Case solved: This is the true color of that goddamn white and gold dress | Jalopnik Video Shows Street Race Crash That Killed Two People, Suspect Identified | Lifehacker Five Common Mistakes People Make When Telling Jokes |Read more...

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The latest in the long line of Super Sentai series, Shuriken Sentai Ninningers, made its début in Japan this week, and Bandai are celebrating with some fantastic toys of the mechs from the series - including these new 'artisan' versions of the new mechs.Read more...

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Gather up your digital punch bowls and put together your very fanciest party chitchat emoji, because it's time for a GIF party.Read more...

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Andreas Vesalius was disappointed with his medical education. He figured out new ways to educate himself — ways that often involved a shovel, a set of duplicate keys to a graveyard, and his own students. Read more...

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Designer Oscar Viñals has sketched out the designs for a concept aircraft called the "Progress Eagle." The dramatic three deck, 800-seat super jet would utilize an advanced hybrid engine system for taking off and cruising, resulting in reduced noise and zero contaminant emissions. Read more...

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Josh Trank discusses the controversy around the casting choices for Fantastic Four. Dave Bautista explains what sets his Spectre henchman apart from Drax. Plus, what's in store when Arrow and Agents of SHIELD return, and teasers for Cinderella, 12 Monkeys and more. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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If you include its atmosphere, Pluto is larger than Earth. Michael Simons at New Horizons explains how this can be. Read more...

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This makes three. Three Robin Hood movies. Unless he's a cartoon fox, I'm out.Read more...

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Rather than add a whole bunch of superhero shows to its line-up, the CW is currently developing a show which'll bring a number of the recurring heroes from The Flash and Arrow into one show. On deck? Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Caity Lotz. Wait. Caity "Sara Lance" Lotz? Read more...

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