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Many people perceive a ringing in their ears when no sound source is present, a condition known as tinnitus. By mapping tinnitus inside the brain, scientists have shown just how complex these phantom sounds really are.Read more...

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We have boundless love for Tiffany Aching, the teenage witch who stars in her own series set in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. So while we’re all waiting for the final Tiffany book, The Shepherd’s Crown, let’s all vote for this lovely LEGO project paying tribute to her. And the Wee Free Men!Read more...

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Last summer the car gurus at Edmunds.com took advantage of Tesla Motors’ ever-growing Supercharger network to drive coast-to-coast in a Model S in 67 hours and 21 minutes, record time for an electric vehicle. Carl Reese, of Santa Clarita, California, thought he and his friends could smash that record. This past weekend, they claim they did — by nine hours and 34 minutes. Read more...

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William is an ordinary fellow in all respects but one: he has two completely functional mouths. In this fake documentary, we learn about the advantages and disadvantages of having two mouths that can taste, talk, and sing independent of one another.Read more...

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Marvel and DC superhero movies get all the headlines, but did you know there are other comic publishers out there? And they are also making great comics — like Scott Snyder’s Wytches, above — that may make their way to the silver screen? It’s true! Here’s 40 future films from all the other guys you need to know about.Read more...

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Being a successful burglar requires stealth and finesse, and also the ability to resist the temptation to snack and nap while on the job. A prowling thief broke all of these rules yesterday in Petaluma, Calif., and is now chilling behind bars, presumably wondering if it was worth it to inhale all those tater tots.Read more...

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Another one of our favorite short films could become a feature-length movie. Fox just picked up the rights to Controller, Saman Kesh’s proof-of-concept film about a woman who psychically takes control of her boyfriend’s body in order to free herself from captivity. Read more...

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Since Valve enabled users to charge money for mods on Steam, people have uploaded all sorts of wild things onto the Steam Workshop. Some are serious. Some are jokes. And some are actively taking a jab at Valve for having the ‘gall’ to do something like this.Read more...

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Earlier this week, the ongoing FBI forensics scandal — in which it was determined that hundreds of convictions were handed down based on flawed hair analysis — made headlines. But this sort of thing is nothing new, as evidenced by a case that gripped Australia in 1921.Read more...

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The 24 major island groups of the Pacific Ocean were settled by early Austronesians between 3,500 and 900 years ago, but little is known about how these isolated islands were colonized. Now, researchers have used epidemiological modeling to devise some compelling new ideas about how it was done.Read more...

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Long ago, people were dirty and mean and ignorant. They would crap in a bucket and throw it in the river. They would burn people alive if they wanted them to die, and tell them swallow mercury if they wanted them to live. They were barbarians, in other words. Here are eight reasons why future generations will see us the same way.Read more...

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The aliens of, err, Alien have been a part of many crossovers, especially in the comics realm. Versus Predator, of course. Versus Batman. The list goes on . But their latest comic book crossover will see them go up against horror heroine Vampirella, and presumably, there will be blood.Read more...

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The first set pic of Victor Frankenstein has arrived, showing James MacAvoy as the titular mad scientist on the right, and Daniel Radcliffe as what is most likely the most handsome version of Igor ever seen on screen on the left. Those are some snazzy pants too, gents!Read more...

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There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Star Wars fan base has plenty of reasons to be excited about in 2015 thanks to The Force Awakens, but one currently stands above all — or more specifically, its toy does. The world wants BB-8, and toy maker Sphero knows it.Read more...

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In The Age of Adaline, Blake Lively plays a woman who gets struck by fancy weird-science-lightning and stops aging, for decades. But she keeps her condition secret, which means she needs to be alone. This could have been the premise of a neat movie, but instead it’s the basis of a grinding mess. Read more...

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If it weren’t for the Hubble telescope, our selection of dope images for lock screens and desktop backgrounds would be far scantier. Thankfully, NASA’s omnipresent orbiter has been snapping celestial photos for a good quarter century—but its construction actually began way earlier, back in the late 70s, continuing throughout the next decade.Read more...

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Two days ago, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over four decades . It spewed an ash cloud nearly 10ten miles high, resulting in evacuations within a 12-mile radius around the volcano. Here’s what the action looked like from space. Read more...

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Here are the best of today's deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...

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There’s no time to waste, GIFs! This party is happening now.Read more...

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These adorable mushrooms are in every children’s book illustration. They’re so cute, with their bright red umbrellas and white spots! They’re also psychoactive. And toxic.Read more...

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Steven Moffat explains what has to happen for us to get a Doctor Who movie. Watch a new Jurassic World clip! Mysterious casting news for Star Wars: Rogue One, Suicide Squad, and the Arrow/Flash spinoff. Gambit may not be in X-Men Apocalypse. Plus, what happens when the original Agents of SHIELD team reunites? Spoilers!Read more...

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Universal brought out its big star Chris Pratt to show off a whole new sizzle reel for Jurassic World. And what I saw was definitely better than the earlier released clip , mainly because it was very dinosaur-heavy. And it helped the evil smart dinosaur a little as well (a very little). Spoilers ahead. Read more...

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“Wellness Guru” Belle Gibson lied about having terminal brain cancer and made a killing peddling bogus cures. At Boing Boing, Xeni Jardin excoriates Gibson and “the culture of magical thinking and hero idolization that built her myth into a profitable business, ignoring decades of real science, and placing vulnerable people with cancer at real risk of death.” Read more...

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We’re not sure what possessed director Nicolas Deveaux to make a five-minute film about animated, acrobatic giraffes diving from the high board into a swimming pool, but we’re glad he did — because we’re grinning ear to ear watching them tuck and plunge. Read more...

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