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Although we can look back now and see how terrible most '80s cartoons used to be, most of them still have their charms. ThunderCats… not so much. Sure, it had an awesome opening credit sequence, but it was also the dumbest cartoon on TV, which was really saying something. And one episode, "Hair of the Dog," may well be the worst.Read more...

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It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man? Stickiness and spoilers ensue. Read more...

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The Humble PAX10 Flash Bundle brings Badland, Fez, the Swapper, and more.Read more...

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Henry Smith, a software engineer from Bristol, has been working on a game called — wait for it, 1980s movie fans — "Global Thermonuclear War." He was drawing concepts on a whiteboard, which proved to be unfortunate, since someone mistook it for a plan to nuke Washington, D.C.Read more...

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Most scientists can see, hear, smell, touch or even taste their research. But astronomers can only study light — photons traveling billions of light-years across the cosmos before getting scooped up by an array of radio dishes or a single parabolic mirror orbiting the Earth.Read more...

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As the number of patients who receive opioid prescriptions to treat non-cancer pain has increased in the past decade, so too have the number of overdoses. A new study, however, finds that states that legalized medical marijuana between 1999 and 2010 had 25% fewer annual overdose deaths than the rest of the U.S.Read more...

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British appliance company Dyson has released an intriguing teaser video to promote its latest product. We're not entirely sure what it is, but this RoboCop-inspired ad has us thinking it's a robotic vacuum cleaner equipped with computer vision. Read more...

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The Underworld movie franchise is getting a reboot. Because vampires doing flips in leather catsuits sell movie tickets, dammit. Read more...

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You haven't forgotten how amazing flames on the International Space Station are, right? We've got yet another peek at amorphous jellyfish of flames in microgravity , and they're still beautiful.Read more...

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During the 1930s, America's High Plains were ravaged by an 8-year long drought, resulting in the dreaded Dust Bowl. Scientists now warn that, owing to global warming, this could happen again — and that by next century many parts of the world could experience "megadroughts" lasting for several decades.Read more...

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Fashion is cyclical. Like a zombie, a trend rarely dies without its reanimated corpse popping back up for a second round — and sometimes you're around for it both times. Today we want to know about the fashion trends that passed out of your life, and then showed up again.Read more...

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Richard Reeves, a Brookings Institution economist, has made a brief video using Legos to visualize the hard facts about getting ahead in the U.S. "In terms of fairness," he says, the question is less about the income gap between the bottom and top and "more about your chance of making it from the bottom to the top."Read more...

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Deadspin USC: Josh Shaw Admits He Made Up Drowning Nephew Story | Gizmodo Look at These Images From the First Public High-Res Imaging Satellite | Jalopnik GM Is Sending Mexican Jobs To America... And American Jobs To Mexico? | Kotaku Don't Be Silly, Hello Kitty Is a Cat Read more...

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Pictures of the nefarious Doctor Doom seemed to have leaked from the set of the Fantastic Four reboot. Although if they're fake, you do have to wonder where the fakers got a enormous greenscreen room to stage them in.Read more...

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The thing that gets most of us up in the morning is a nice big dose of poison. Fortunately, it's not poison for us. It is, however, something that's left a trail of dead snails in labs, and that we crave every morning.Read more...

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Check out new Avengers 2 photos, and a Horns trailer. Maleficent's returning to Once Upon a Time for a major storyline. Arrow recasts a major new character. Plus, a three-minute Star Wars Rebels short. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Name any two characters on Witches of East End, and I'll tell you how their relationship is completely fucked. Because that was the theme of this week. That, and the appearance of James Marsters and Eddie McClintock. Welcome, genre stalwarts, to Witches of East End. It's ridiculous.Read more...

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At least according to new research from Exeter University. According to a study conducted by the university's Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB), not only do they not steal shiny objects, they're afraid of them.Read more...

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That's a lot of awesome packed into one image. See the full thing below.Read more...

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The Marvel movies rightly get praise for their action and their witty writing, but Gen Kim has made a video that focuses on the universe's more subtle moments. Without dialogue, and set to José González's "Stay Alive," the emotion the actors convey with their faces and body language are thrown into stark relief.Read more...

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According to Batman: The Animated Series, young Bruce Wayne grew up watching the pulp adventures of the Gray Ghost (voiced by none other than Adam West) on television. And the first half of this Gray Ghost fan film feels like a dream the adult Batman might have after falling asleep watching old episodes.Read more...

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Whale-watching is not as harmless as it appears. Conservationists say whales are stressed out by the frequent boat trips, which affects their behavior and puts their long-term survival at risk. As many as 13 million people flock to the oceans each year in hopes of seeing whales and dolphins up close. Read more...

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Want to know the easy way to harvest cherries? It's simple – just shake the tree.Read more...

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As the light fades, you can just barely see the aliens unspooling long, prehensile fishing lines from their ships. They trail over the grasslands, as sensitive as whiskers, looking for the fuel blooms that power their engines. All they need are a few to make the trip back home to the Oort Cloud.Read more...

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The next time you are at your yoga class and the instructor asks you to take a moment to clear your mind for some peaceful meditation, instead of focusing on that tabletop water fountain she bought at Ross, I want you to think about this cat with a tiny frog on its head.Read more...

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