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What is it about spoilers that make them so addictive? Is it just because we enjoy ruining surprises and feeling powerful? Nah. It's because our love for genre entertainment includes wanting to see the whole thing, including how our favorite stories are made.Read more...

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It's a big week for media releases, with Ghostbusters getting a Blu-ray 4K Master and Godzilla making the transition from IMAX to your home theater, MetalPak and all.Read more...

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Strange as it sounds, European medical doctors didn't know, until the 1600s, that the heart pumps blood around the body. How they proved this seemingly simple fact is one of the most controversial (and gruesome) stories in medicine.Read more...

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New research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but rather a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each of them with its own set of symptoms. The finding could result in improved diagnosis and treatment, while also shedding light on how genes work together to cause complex disorders.Read more...

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This weekend, the massive Hollywood Bowl was taken over by The Simpsons. And even though we didn't get to attend, we can still live vicariously through the amazing video that's leaked out. So here's our roundup of the best medleys, ballads, and powerhouse performances by surprise guests like Conan O'Brien — who sang the very song he wrote while working for the series. Read more...

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All right, I'm through trying to give The Strain the benefit of the doubt. "Loved Ones" isn't the worst episode of The Strain's inaugural season, but I think it's the one that infuriated me the most.Read more...

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Senior UK military figures say they want Scotland's nukes moved to the U.S. if it declares independence. They said the plan would ensure that four missile-carrying submarines would not remain in the hands of a non-NATO country and deprive the Scottish First Minister of any "leverage" in post-independence negotiations.Read more...

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The Sopranos is finally coming to Blu-ray in its entirety. Preorder to save at least $45 off MSRP. [The Sopranos]Read more...

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Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to.Read more...

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NASA declares that its orbiting James Webb Space Telescope will be "the premier observatory of the next decade," studying "every phase in the history of our universe." But the job description for the director of the project has some wondering if that history includes current events on Earth. Read more...

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Two things this new trailer for Mockingjay Part 1 trailer has over the San Diego Comic-Con teaser : 1) it has a lot more Katniss, and 2) it is epic as hell. We're already losing our minds that we're going to have to wait until November 20th, 2015, for Part 2, and Part 1 isn't due until this November!Read more...

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With their powerful jaws and their ability to grow up to 10 feet long, this South Asian crocodile looks like a powerful hunter. But its not just their size or their teeth that makes their hunting style so successful. It's their strategy. They're using tools.Read more...

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When we first heard rumblings that Microsoft was looking to buy Minecraft studio Mojang for a swimming pool full of hundred-dollar-bills, the amount of cash sounded absurd to just about everyone. Read more...

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So far this year, 25 state legislatures have proposed mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. But a look at existing measures around the country reveals widespread discrepancies over which foods should be included or declared exempt—raising concerns that we're heading toward a regulatory train wreck.Read more...

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The sequel to Seth MacFarlane's big comedy hit Ted (centered around a kids' Teddy Bear that comes to life, grows up, and becomes a problematic adult Teddy Bear with a heart of gold) is currently under production. And main character Mark Wahlberg has released a slightly spoilery set photo that promises the return of Flash Gordon. Read more...

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Well, we knew it had to happen someday. A DARPA-funded robotic cheetah has been released into the wild, so to speak. A new algorithm developed by MIT researchers now allows their quadruped to run and jump — while untethered — across a field of grass.Read more...

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Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller also adapted a classic novel of extraterrestrial discovery for television — and tonight, we'll get our one and only chance to see High Moon. But also, two incredibly weird comedians are bringing you a new spin on the Twilight Zone. And that's not all television has in store for you this week!Read more...

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Sometimes words are enough to reveal to us how a scientific concept works, but often nothing beats a good demonstration to really make the idea behind the concept snap into place. So tell us about the best scientific demonstrations you've ever seen!Read more...

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What if the Star-Lord popped up in the space world of Destiny? It would probably look a little something like this. Destiny and Guardians of the Galaxy, two great tastes that taste great together.Read more...

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They thought they had created the perfect potato – but they were wrong. In a dramatic tale of science gone wrong, a killer potato rises from a secret breeding program, intent on killing those who wronged it. Learn about... the Lenape potato!Read more...

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Before you get too excited, please know we don't have footage of that deleted scene. But the good news is that it's apparently on the Arrow season 2 DVD and Blu-ray set, which comes out tomorrow — and reports are that Harley Quinn makes a full appearance on the show, and not just a voice cameo.Read more...

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This is it, people — this is the spot on the comet where Rosetta's Philae lander will touch down on November 11th. It's called Site J, an area chosen for its unique scientific potential and minimum risk to the lander. Read more...

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We've got another confirmed actor in Star Wars and some conflicting rumors about the timeline. See the new Batmobile in action. Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover team up for a new thriller. Plus tons of hints for Once Upon a Time, Agents of SHIELD, Doctor Who, Arrow and more. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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If piracy levels translate to actual ratings, Z Nation is poised to be a surprise hit for Syfy. 300,000 unique IP addresses downloaded the premiere within 24 hours of it airing. That puts Z Nation ahead of Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and a copy of Expendables 3 that leaked weeks early. [Variety] Read more...

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