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Anybody who has played Street Fighter is familiar with the awesome power of the "Surge Fist" attack, otherwise known as the Hadouken Fireball. While some of us might be intimidated by the thought of tapping into this primal energy, a group of students are determined to recreate it—by setting a dodgeball on fire.Read more...

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Robots might not have any appreciation for food, but with a quick genetic scan, the Sanctions Enforcement mech could determine whether oysters came from the Eastern Independents' floating farms or if the maitakes had been harvested from the Buru Matsukaze fleet. Read more...

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Oh, you might think that the characters of The Big Bang Theory are bad, but they have nothing on Evan Dorkin's Eltingville Club, a group of the most awful, evil and terrifyingly accurate depictions of nerd-dom's dark side. Plus Justice League Canada, the end of The Walking Dead's war, and more!Read more...

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When will the devil release Milla Jovovich from their pact? Apparently not until after 10,000 Resident Evil movies have been made. But that's OK, because Resident Evil: Apocalypse is the best one.Read more...

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Every day, poachers kill 96 elephants in Africa. That's something to keep in mind today, the 45th Earth Day. The celebration was first proposed in 1969 at a UNESCO conference as a day to recognize the environment and the hope for world peace.Read more...

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Today, we looked at some of the most played-out tropes and storylines ever to plague a beleaguered editor of science fiction and fantasy. But just what would a story that combined all of those elements look like? Gaze upon this work, ye editors, and despair.Read more...

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Though there are many social animals who live in groups, or protect their growing children, we still aren't sure how social behavior really began. Now we may have a clue — and it comes from observing the way a humble earwig shares food with its brothers and sisters.Read more...

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Romain Segaud and Christel Pougeoise's short film TimTom may be CG, but when it opens with a thaumatrope, you know it's going to be something special. And it is, paying tribute to low-tech animation techniques through computer graphics.Read more...

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Warehouse 13 is back for just six episodes, and apparently a season's worth of plot developments are being smushed into a short space. But even accounting for that, this show is feeling... weird this season. Like, none of the characters seem quite right. And the characters were this show's strength. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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It was while working as a computer tech that Andres Amador fell in love with fractals – mathematical sets of patterns out of which beautiful geometric designs emerge. He applied his fascination to the creation of what can only be described as land art. His canvas? A vast swath of open beach. His paintbrush? A set of trusty rakes.Read more...

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The Revolution never dies, comrades — especially when we've painted its leaders on massive billboards that loom over your cities and towns. Here are some of the world's most imposing portraits of Communism's most famous instigators.Read more...

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Gawker I Can't Stop Staring at These Vape Trick Videos | Gizmodo What Your Poop Is Trying to Tell You | Jezebel Women Think Men Sound Like Idiots When They Put on Flirty Voices | Kotaku The Game About Being A Jew That I Needed In High School | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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A new visualization produced by the B612 foundations reveals 26 significant explosive events recorded from 2001 to 2013 that were not the result of nuclear detonations — but rather asteroids hitting the Earth. That's a surprise, to say the least. Read more...

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Young-Earth creationist Ken Ham—whose non-profit organization has benefited from millions of dollars in subsidies and tax breaks—says that the Smithsonian's recent acquisition of a nearly complete T-Rex fossil is an egregious use of American tax dollars to fund "the religion of naturalism."Read more...

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Thanks to one fellow and his Phantom drone, we get to see what fireworks look like up close.Read more...

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When you were reading a book, as a kid, did you ever stumble across a little more than you were expecting? Did your friends let you in on the secret? Genre books often come with a secret sex scene. Which books surprised you?Read more...

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A recently concluded experiment shows that rhesus monkeys are capable of doing simple addition using numbers 1 through 25. But more interesting than that is the observation that they also make the same mistakes as us. Read more...

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Ever since Neil DeGrasse Tyson mentioned the "lead in the water" theory of why Rome fell on Cosmos, scientists and historians have been tearing up the internet to explain all the problems with this idea.Read more...

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Why Are There 60 Minutes In An Hour? 60 seconds in a minute? The sectioning off of time may seem arbitrary (and has only been used, practically, for about 400 years), but it was actually hugely important to the advent of modern science, as Robert Coolman explains in an engrossing piece over at LiveScience.Read more...

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There's a famous line in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer finale where Buffy calls herself cookie dough, because she's "not done baking." That's sort of how I feel about In Your Eyes, the paranormal romcom that Joss Whedon just released on the internet. It needed more time in the oven. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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Eli Roth's very fun horror movie Cabin Fever was released in theaters just 11 years ago. And now it's getting a full reboot. Because there are no more ideas left. Read more...

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Finding ancient bugs trapped in amber is hardly new, but this Cretaceous-era assassin fly may be the most pristine three-dimensional preservation of an insect we've ever seen.Read more...

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Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiologist in England who wants to help you save the world after civilization collapses. To that end, he's written a book called The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch. It's the one post-apocalyptic guide you'll ever need. We've got an excerpt.Read more...

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Toto, I don't think we're in L. Frank Baum's Oz anymore. In The Black Brick Road of Oz, an amnesiac girl who thinks she's Dorothy Hale finds herself in an Oz populated by flesh-hungry witches, zombie scarecrows, and a tin woodman mourning more than the loss of his body.Read more...

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Today at WBShop, you can pick up the collector's edition box sets of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Blu-ray or DVD for some seriously great prices. The box comes complete with tons of special features, and a limited edition art book as well. May the deals be with you.Read more...

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