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Life during a zombie apocalypse can get pretty grim. Between roving bands of undead walkers trying to snack on your grey matter and feral humans roasting each other into lunch meat, there's precious little time to think about how you actually look. Eulyn Womble, the Costume Designer for The Walking Dead, is charged with creating unique character statements out of clothing that has to appear weathered or scavenged. Read more...

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Ouija offers a few genuine scares. But mostly, it raises lots of interesting questions about Hollywood's odd and ongoing affection for turning board games and other random pieces of intellectual property into movies. Read more...

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Fourteen years ago, the world's largest pumpkin weighed in at 1,140 pounds. That's an impressively-sized pumpkin, but it doesn't even come close to sizing up to the newest monster crop of the last decade, the largest of which weighs more than twice that at 2,323 pounds.Read more...

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Here is the longest Judge Dredd: Superfiend trailer yet, along with a lot of footage of Judge Death just going bananas on the citizens of Mega-City One. Read more...

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The Council on Foreign Relations maintains a map of global outbreaks of diseases that are easily prevented by inexpensive vaccines. Today, on World Polio Day, the map includes updated data that dramatically illustrates how violence against health-care workers has led to a polio resurgence in Pakistan.Read more...

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Care to see the first full-body shot of the foe of the second Avengers movie? Of course you do. Ultron's torso and limbs are a bit overdesigned for my tastes, but it's not like he's a Bayformer or anything. Plus, he's got some great gams for a robot bent on destroying all of humanity.Read more...

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Those new-fangled contraptions these days — with their beeping and their "online" social interaction — are making us dishonest! Researchers from Cornell University have determined that they have led to a new kind of lie. Learn about the "butler lie," and why it fools everyone.Read more...

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Just weeks after winning a Nobel Prize for his work in microscopy , Eric Betzig has done it again. He and his colleagues have developed a revolutionary new microscopy technique that allows scientists to observe living cellular processes at unprecedented speed and resolution. Read more...

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Drop on by and stay awhile, GIFs. We're having a party.Read more...

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Stegosaurus are often portrayed as lumbering plant eaters. But they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to paleontologists who recently uncovered evidence of a carnivorous Allosaurus who was mortally wounded in combat, 147 million years ago.Read more...

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Deadspin Notre Dame WR Takes Cute Selfie In Bed With Porn Star Lisa Ann | Gawker Lena Dunham's Race Problem | Gizmodo Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About Ebola in NYC | Lifehacker This Chart Shows the States Where Your Salary Will Go Further Read more...

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Looks like J.K. Rowling is planning on giving everyone a treat this Halloween. The author has announced on Pottermore.com that she will release a new short story that will detail the life of everyone's least favorite Hogwarts teacher, Dolores Umbridge.Read more...

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James Spader explains why Ultron's humor is what attracted him to the part. Ridley Scott's The Martian is attracting the best cast we've seen in a while. Adam McKay's itching to return to the Marvel universe. Check out a FitzSimmons-heavy Agents of SHIELD clip. Plus possible details about Universal's new Mummy film. Spoilers now!Read more...

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It's taken 20 years to finally get some steam, but Charlie Kaufman's been hired to do an entirely new draft and the plan is for Steve Carell to star. And you have to admit: Carell can totally pull off a man becoming progressively less intelligent. Read more...

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Just in time for Halloween, here are ten beautiful minimalist posters for you to both decorate and confound your less-knowledgeable friends with. It's a double-win!Read more...

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This cat is the most determined cat ever. It's going to keep pulling until that damn pipe isn't in the wall anymore. There are so many reasons cats like this are scary: the determination, the use of paws like hands, the problem solving...Read more...

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In the slow march to television consolidation, AMC has bought a massive stake in BBC America. The result is that they'll be running the BBC show here in the United States. Read more...

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This week's Concept Art Writing Prompt centers on a rather large project and the engineers bringing it to life. What story can you spin about the particularly enormous right hand?Read more...

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There's little doubt humans have evolved to make useful judgements based on the appearance of a person's face – whether someone looks angry with us, for example – but is it reasonable for us to judge someone's character based on facial structure alone?Read more...

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Watching marble being extracted from a modern quarry is an impressive sight, one that requires a tricky combination of skill, coordination, and advanced machinery to achieve. But, without the aid of bulldozers and power tools, how did the ancient miners manage it?Read more...

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First of all, I never knew that seahorses could be this tiny. And second, I didn't realize that their camouflage abilities are so incredibly complex. This short video about seahorses will change what you thought you knew about how animals blend into their environments and hide.Read more...

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Cosmonauts Alexander "Sasha" Samokutyaev and Max Suraev spent Wednesday's spacewalk stripping and jettisoning surplus equipment off the International Space Station, conducting a photographic survey of the exterior, and cleaning the windows.Read more...

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Since 1993, the United Nations has worked to increase global awareness of endangered species through a special set of commemorative postal stamps released each year. This year's set was released today, and features an array of 12 beautifully drawn endangered marine animals.Read more...

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Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights is one of the the best-known horror shows in the United States. We journeyed down to Orlando, Florida to see this year's collection of nightmares, and talk to the designers who build some of the most elaborate horror attractions ever made.Read more...

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And not only that, but it's been optioned by Fabrik and Fox Television Studios, who previously worked together on The Killing and Burn Notice. No guarantee anything will ever happen, but this is still very, very good news.Read more...

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