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We've seen Dragon Age: Inquisition in action , and have even detailed many of its new and returning features, but the question remains: what is the game actually about at its core?Read more...

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Gawker Brian Williams Channels Snoop Dogg With Amazing "Gin and Juice" Cover | Jalopnik This Horseless Carriage Might Be The Unlikely Future Of New York City | Jezebel The Game of Thrones Rape Scene Was Unnecessary and Despicable | Kotaku The Hilarious List Of Video Game Movies Hollywood is Trying To MakeRead more...

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If you want your company to make a profit, don't offer any of its executives a shot at knighthood. No, this isn't a Game of Thrones joke. In countries where governments can grant knighthoods, executives are willing to do almost anything to get the coveted titles — including letting their companies fail.Read more...

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Back in 2011 and 2012, astronomers working at an Australian observatory picked up a series of fleeting but powerful radio signals . These signals have never been detected elsewhere, casting doubts on their origin. But now, new observations from the Aricebo Observatory in Puerto Rico suggest they're for real. Read more...

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No, we're not done with WonderCon cosplay yet! We already posted loads of great costumes from Friday and Saturday — but the most dedicated and fantastic cosplayers were back on Sunday, with some super-clever and off-the-wall looks. See for yourself!Read more...

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Holy Schram! Last night's season premiere of Aventure Time was packed to the brim with major developments and general insanity. Don't read on if you missed it or spoilers aren't your thing, because there will be some big-time reveals below, plus pictures. You have been warned!Read more...

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There were two big reveals on Once Upon a Time — one was pretty great, and the other was kind of OK. It's not that I mind seeing Cora and her lips once again, but I would rather continue to watch the Wicked Witch Rebecca Mader's chew up an entire studio lot's worth of scenery. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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Raw Uncut Science Fiction, Live On Stage! If you're in Portland, OR, you have no excuse not to go to the Jack London Bar and check out Pulp Gulp, a live reading of great science fiction stories adapted to short plays. Including David D. Levine's award-winning "Tk'Tk'Tk."Read more...

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The idea might have come from Von Neumann's famous probes , but the execution is pure Fungalescence. Our company prides itself on creating worlds that aren't just livable, but also beautiful. That's why our terraforming spores will make your colony the envy of everyone in your local volume of space.Read more...

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This year's Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak between midnight and dawn on Tuesday, April 22 (and possibly Wednesday, April 23d). Here's what you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.Read more...

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When we learned that Brannon Braga was returning to television drama with a fantasy show about the Salem witch trials, we had high hopes. And Salem is off to a fun and demented start, imagining that the American colonial witch hysteria involved real witches, while keeping its questions about good and evil complicated.Read more...

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The Enterprise has been boldly sailing out into the unknown for almost 50 years now, under the watchful eye of a small group of commanders. But what is it that makes a captain a good fit to take charge of the Federation's favorite vessel?Read more...

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Mulder and Scully weren't the first. A brand-new 5-issue comic miniseries will look at the creation of the FBI's "X-Files" office back in the '40s, and the beginnings of a mystery that stretches through the decades.Read more...

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U.S. Special Operations Command has posted an ad that they're looking to hire 25 civilian actors to provide "role player support," pretending to be terrorists in a special Marine Corps training exercise. The job announcement inadvertently reveals some clues about national security.Read more...

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Our favorite K-Pop group 2NE1 are striking back against a virtual-reality gated community for the wealthy, in the epic music video for their new-ish song "Come Back Home." This is because one of their boyfriends lost himself in VR, using a bootleg setup and some crushed-up pills, to escape from the dystopian future.Read more...

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Meet the smith whose belly is a forge, and the woman whose body is woven from her own baskets. These sometimes scary, cyborg-esque illustrations were made by a 17th century Parisian illustrator named Nicolas de Larmessin II. Read more...

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Deadspin Married Couple Injured In Marathon Bombing Cross Finish Line Together | Gizmodo Netflix Is Going to Raise Prices for New Users | Jezebel Parents Let Redditors Choose Baby's Name, and It's Actually Not Bad | Kotaku Dying Woman Uses Oculus Rift To Go Outside One Last Time | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Max Barry's book Lexicon was voted fourth best science fiction novel of the year by Goodreads, and now he's put together a (mostly serious) list of steps you'll want to take to become a writer of great science fiction.Read more...

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Remember Falling Skies? It's coming back, in a couple months. And this time around, the Second Mass is even more bedraggled than ever, judging from this promo. Also, Tom and Anne's half-alien daughter is apparently already fully grown, and still creepy. Read more...

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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array consists of 66 individual 12-meter diameter and 7-meter radio telescopes that can be moved to zoom in on a patch of sky. But how do they move those beasts around the desert?Read more...

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Last night, the television adaptation of Game of Thrones changed an already disturbing scene from the books into an even upsetting moment on screen . And now, book author George R.R. Martin is weighing in. Read his response. Warning: Spoilers ahead!Read more...

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Yes, "The Web of Fear" is the most recent Doctor Who serial to be rediscovered, and now it's available for viewing for the first time since it aired back in 1969. Plus the best Spider-Man cartoon ever, giant surfing robots and more, all in this week's home video releases!Read more...

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For over a hundred thousand years, humans evolved in small, roving bands of a few dozen people. But then, about ten thousand years ago, we started living in cities that were far bigger than any tribe or band. Our minds had to change to cope with the population overload.Read more...

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Are cats geniuses? No doubt you believe firmly in Fluffy's dolphin-like IQ, but it turns out that science just doesn't have a very good sense of how intelligent cats really are. Because cats are as cooperative with scientists as they are with the rest of us puny humans. Read more...

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Transcendence was just the latest piece of pop culture to depict wrongheaded scientists playing God, and a lot of people complained about its anti-science message. But that made us wonder: Does a cautionary tale about science have to be anti-science?Read more...

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