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Most of the time when people ask questions at Comic-Con's TV panels, they're about making the show, or what we can expect next season. But this fellow asked what the Walking Dead cast is doing to raise awareness on behalf of people who have been bitten by zombies — here's what they said.Read more...

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Members of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) "returned to Earth" yesterday afternoon, following a 4-month, simulated mission to space.Read more...

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Why isn't Orphan Black in Comic-Con's smaller hall, Ballroom 20? The giant, fan-packed line snaking throughout the San Diego convention center's second floor corridor proves the show's panel deserves to be in the giant Hall H. And it's no wonder, because Orphan Black is incredible.Read more...

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The first GotG movie isn't even out yet, but the buzz is so overwhelmingly positive — case in point, it's still rocking a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes — that Marvel decided to go ahead and lock down director James Gunn for the sequel and the screenplay. Smart move. Read more...

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M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines is scheduled for a fall debut, but Fox brought the pilot episode to San Diego Comic-Con to give a select few an early preview. The trouble is, in this case, being one of the select few wasn't cool. Read more...

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Arsenal, the Atom, more Amanda Waller — these are just a few of the DC characters appearing in the upcoming season of Arrow. But we're also getting more of the Oliver-Felicity romance (Ollicity!), the return of Black Canary and... Oracle?!Read more...

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It hasn't started shooting yet, but the newest Marvel TV show did reveal a fair amount about what's in store for Agent Carter when they do. There are returning characters, new Marvel characters being added, and some villains from the USSR. Read more...

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On Friday night, BBC America screened the first episode of its upcoming series Intruders, starring John Simm, Mira Sorvino, and James Frain. It was bananas. Creepy bananas. Here are our spoiler-free first impressions.Read more...

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NASA's mission to Mars panel at Comic-Con today was jam packed with space-loving geeks. Retired astronaut and living legend Buzz Aldrin left everyone in awe, while the rest of the panel gushed enthusiastically about the "Next Giant Leap" to Mars.Read more...

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Craig Ferguson loaned his sense to humor to the Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con. Check out the most interesting moments, including talk of male nudity, why the books aren't more canonical than the show, and Ferguson poking fun at the geography of Westeros.Read more...

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Yikes. Tusk is one part Misery, one part man-to-walrus body mutilation movie. We're really not sure what to expect from Kevin Smith's latest — but he's definitely horrifying us. Read more...

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Chocolatier Rafael Mutter's Chocolate Mill looks like a solid, cylindrical block of chocolate. In reality, it's ten-layers thick. As a a crank-turned blade shaves wafers of chocolate from the top, the underlying layers, each one flavored with a unique pattern of chocolate shapes, is revealed. Read more...

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I'm completely fried after a full day of Comic-Con news, so let's make this quick: Star Trek. Planet of the Apes. These two scifi franchises will meet for the first time in IDW and Boom Studios comic miniseries. I'm talking Shatner's Kirk and Charlton Heston's Taylor, fighting Klingons and Apes. @#$% YES.Read more...

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Coming out of the Marvel Comic-Con panel was the announcement of a few new characters to Agents of SHIELD. All are pretty major.Read more...

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A year after his girlfriend is brutally murdered, a young man wakes up with devil horns. The man is Daniel Radcliffe, star of Horns, the movie based on the bestselling book by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son). This new trailer reveals more of the movie's bizarre premise, as well as Radcliffe's strange powers.Read more...

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According to Two Nerdy History Girl's Isabella Bradford, the truth about how women of the 1770s achieved their tall, voluminous hairstyles is even more interesting than the myths. Which is saying something, because the myths involve filling up big ol' wigs with maggots.Read more...

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E-book pricing can seem mysterious. With some of the costs of paper publishing gone, does that mean that producing them is really cheaper? Or are there other hidden costs that get figured into the production of digital books?Read more...

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Did you know that, from the air, the arrangement and structure of Boston's buildings, and the positioning of those buildings relative to one another, looks a lot like the molecular structure of an "amorphous liquid"? Seattle and L.A. do, too. Chicago, with its rigid grid system, apparently looks like glass. Read more...

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Holy crap. This is just a rumor, but cross your fingers it's true: Deadline reports that Warner Bros. may be considering Chris Terrio, writer of the Academy Award-winning movie Argo, to handle the script for the Justice League movie. That... that seems like a good thing.Read more...

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In the mid-twentieth century, back when colonizing the solar system seemed imminent, people decided to save money by building homes out of plastic. You can see the results here. Some are mind-bogglingly awesome, and some are just mind-boggling. Read more...

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Get a better look at Ron D. Moore's TV adaptation of Outlander, the time travel novel that sends a World War 2 nurse back to 18th century Scotland. There she discovers more gorgeous British men in kilts. Behold! Read more...

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A study released today offers evidence that neonicotinoids, the same pesticides associated with honeybee deaths, are now flowing into our water supplies. Neonicotinoids are a kind of insecticide that some scientists say could be causing colony collapse disorder, which endangers bees and agricultural plants alike.Read more...

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Yes, it's time for Fox's Animation Domination HD and science to ruin another one of your childhood icons! This time, it's beloved videogame mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, who it turns out would be much more interested in eating shit than collecting golden rings. Who knew?Read more...

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How much does it cost to eat a steak? Over at Science Friday, they're taking on that question not in terms of dollars but in terms of land and water use. Beef stacks up highest by far among animal proteins in resource consumption, using up 28 times the amount of land than poultry does.Read more...

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Called "The Endless City in Height," this gorgeous design does away with traditional stacking floors, replacing them with two street-sized ramps that rise and coil vertically into the London skyline. Read more...

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