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This morning at Comic-Con, the star-studded Hall H hosted a Dreamworks Animation panel, which showcased Home and The Penguins of Madagascar. We saw a ton of footage, but most importantly we've got video where Benedict Cumberbatch shares some feelings about Dr. Strange.Read more...

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Master Chief better watch his back — he's not the only soldier in the Halo universe kicking terrifying ancient alien ass, as this first trailer for the Ridley Scott-produced Halo: Nightfall movie shows.Read more...

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A 3.5-year, double-dummy, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, conducted across 235 primary care centers in Sydney Australia has found that paracetamol (trade name: Tylenol, aka acetaminophen), one of the most widely used analgesics in the world, is no more effective in the treatment of back pain than placebo.Read more...

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It wouldn't be Comic-Con if there weren't a ton of beautiful, mind-boggling, and asskicking cosplay. Here is the first 24 hours of the con's cosplay madness. We're just getting started.Read more...

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WB just released a new official picture of Ben Affleck as Batman — one where he's actually in the suit this time — from BvS: Dawn of Justice. He still seems pretty sad , but you have to admit Affleck's jaw looks like it was made to stick out of the Bat-cowl.Read more...

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Temporary architecture, buildings created to be torn down after a special event or brief use, gave us fascinating and revolutionary works in the 19th and 20th century. But some outlasted their death sentences to become permanent. Here are some of the most amazing examples.Read more...

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Over at Beatrice the Biologist, cartoonist-cum-science blogger Katie McKissick has thrown down the gauntlet to "I

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We've heard the rumors. We've seen the fan art. But now we can confirm that Mark Hamill will be sporting a fantastic, Jedi Master-appropriate beard when he reprises his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII, and he looks completely awesome with it.Read more...

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An 11-year-old, 418 pound Asiatic lion named Lucifer who lives at a UK zoo has a sore foot. He's been given acupuncture, despite the complete inefficacy of the procedure.Read more...

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Quirkology's Richard Wiseman is back with another roundup of devious little pub tricks.Read more...

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Scientists have identified whale-ship collisions as a possible factor in why blue whale population numbers have remained low, despite international laws against hunting. One possible solution: speed restrictions in shipping lanes would give whales time to get out of the way. Read more...

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Human sperm can swim pretty fast, most of the time, but they've got nothing on the sperm of deer mice. What is the deer mouse's secret? Recently, a Harvard professor created a mathematical model of sperm behaviors to figure it out.Read more...

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We finally got a peek at the Goosebumps movie. Jack Black came to Comic-Con to talk about playing Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, and we saw his Stine battle his own monstrous creations after they had escaped from his books.Read more...

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One of the most frightening creatures to ever terrorize this Earth just got scarier. The fossilized remains of tyrannosaur tracks found in British Columbia are providing the strongest evidence yet that these predators travelled and hunted in family groups — a conglomeration the researchers are calling 'a terror of tyrannosaurs.'Read more...

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Tetsuya Nomura, best known as the director and character designer of videogames like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy, and decided to take a crack at redesigning the World's Greatest Detective. Then Square Enix USA decided to make an action figure of the results. The result? Shut up and take my goddamn money.Read more...

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It's been a tough summer for drought in the United States and the latest news isn't going to make it it any better. Because it turns out that it's not just the surface that's drying up. There's a drought happening underneath us too.Read more...

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Recent discoveries of active under-ice oceans on Europa and Enceladus have kindled speculation that life may exist at the outer reaches of our solar system. But to prove it, we're going to have to employ devices like the one recently tested by NASA in Alaska.Read more...

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Generally speaking, plants get filed under the "boring" category. Occasionally, they smell nice , look pretty, or provide some tasty food, but that's about it. Until you realize that these immobile life forms are engaged in a terrifying daily battle that involves theft, slavery, eavesdropping — and explosives. Read more...

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Pizza Hut has been talking about their life-sized replica of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vehicle the Pizza Thrower for weeks now, but we finally have the first footage of it in action, straight from this year's Comic-Con. Warning: Contains graphic pizza-on-Shredder violence.Read more...

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I've got good news and bad news, Bending fans. The bad news is that Nickelodeon has taken season 3 of Legend of Korra off the air; only one episode will air this Friday night, and after that, nothing (well, nothing unless you count the good news, which is that the remaining episodes will be released online).Read more...

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Jack Kirby was a genius, one of the forefathers of the entire comic industry, and a man with limitless imagination. He was also kind of insane. Besides creating Captain America, the X-Men and countless other heroes and villains, he produced some of the weirdest comics ever made. Here are only a few of Kirby's craziest ideas.Read more...

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Anti-GMO activist Mike Adams, featured recently on Dr. Oz, has issued a call for his followers to kill journalists he calls "Monsanto collaborators" because they have written about the possible benefits of GMOs. His homicidal logic is based on the myth that GMOs are causing mass suicides in India , which he's dubbed "genocide."Read more...

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How would the world's religions react to the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence? There is, of course, no single answer. But for Christians who believe in the redemption of humanity through a singular event—the Incarnation of God through Christ—the question poses an especially complex dilemma.Read more...

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This fellow is waiting in the infamously massive line for Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. But he's not protesting the long wait; he's protesting the current leadership of Westeros.Read more...

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