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The lynchpin for the Into The Woods musical is the Witch. Thankfully, Disney cast legendary actress Meryl Streep in the role, but it's hard to imagine the lovely Street as this strange, bedraggled character. Well, hard until now. Watch! Read more...

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While it's set firmly in the magical girl genre, Mildred Louis' webcomic Agents of the Realm is more than your typical manga-inspired comic. The five heroines who meet in college won't just have to battle monsters; they'll also have to deal with the real—and sometimes violent—aspects of mundane life.Read more...

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The 3D printer on the International Space Station is up and running! The first object manufactured on the station instead of delivered to it is a faceplate for the extruder's casing. This opens up not just in-orbit manufacturing, but another self-repairing machine.Read more...

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A robotics company recently made one of its telepresence units accessible over the Internet for a public demonstration. But to keep it from going astray, the device was confined to an office — an unacceptable constraint that one crafty user interpreted as a challenge. Read more...

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Whether the dish is local to your region, your town, or just to your very own dining room table, we want to hear about it.Read more...

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Gawker Ariana Grande's New Song Is About Being Seduced by Santa and Fucking Him | Gizmodo Dinosaur Nerds Are Already Mad At Jurassic World | Kotaku Fake Star Wars: Force Awakens Trailer Is Most Impressive | Lifehacker What Should I Do When My Flight Gets Cancelled? Read more...

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When the Philae lander touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it unleashed a series of Internet meme s— most of which were references to the film Armageddon. And within 24 hours, the Aerosmith song "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing" from the movie soundtrack was spiking on Spotify.Read more...

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Emily Blunt responds to being fan-cast as Captain Marvel. Guillermo del Toro explains how Pacific Rim 2 will have more science in it. Learn about the supporting cast of Orphan Black season three. Plus tons of details about Reverse Flash. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Blade Runner might not seem like the first movie that you think of kidsy, cute merchandising opportunities, but this Police Spinner is just goddamn loveable. It's even got a 'Pull Back and Go!' feature!Read more...

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Two men have been arrested for uploading an copy of Expendables 3 to the Internet weeks before it was released. Rather than the usual civil suit and monetary penalties, London detectives in the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit arrested the men suspected of illegally getting the film from a cloud-based storage system. [Deadline]Read more...

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In 1997-1998, there was a particularly severe El Niño. Seventeen years later, researches have produced evidence that the areas in Peru most affected by the weather event also ended up with shorter children.Read more...

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Redditor odstane posted photos of a frozen pond, where the freeze pattern around rocks make the whole thing look like a topographical map. Or a rock garden. Either way, it's a bit of a stunning mystery.Read more...

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A group of guys decided to, using nothing but some gym equipment and a slow-mo setting, recreate a battle from 300. We have to admit, it looks pretty amazing.Read more...

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Pay $10 less for Super Smash Bros. Wii U. Not expecting this to hang on the ledge for long.Read more...

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Tucked into a long profile on Ridley Scott and his upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings is confirmation of something we kind of suspected all along: Scott's not going to direct the Blade Runner sequel, although he will produce. We also now know more about how Harrison Ford's return will be done. Read more...

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This image of the Perseus galaxy cluster shows something extraordinary. In X-ray light, you can see the superheated gas which bathes the thousands of galaxies in the cluster. And in the shape of the gas, scientists found evidence of turbulence on a cosmic scale.Read more...

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It's a cliché to say that you get to choose your family when you're an adult, no matter how you may feel about the family you grew up with. But as The Originals has been showing in its typically soap-operatic fashion, you don't necessarily get the best options to choose among. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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It will be Pluto like we've never seen it before: early next month, NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft will emerge from its slumber as it prepares for what will surely be a historic flyby of the dwarf planet. Read more...

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When Satoshi Kon died in 2010 at the age of 46, he left behind a small but brilliant legacy of anime masterpieces like Paprika and Perfect Blue. But before he was a filmmaker, he was a manga artist, and finally Dark Horse is bringing Kon's comic Opus to America for the first time!Read more...

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Here's the brand new trailer for Home, the Dreamworks Animation version of that super-popular kids' book, The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. And this film is looking pretty adorable thus far. Jim Parsons is a dorky alien who hides out on Earth, and befriends a human girl (Rihanna).Read more...

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Truth time: Whether deep-fried, roasted, brined (dry or wet), smoked, pressure cooked, grilled, or stuffed with a chicken before being then stuffed into a duck, turkey is just not that great. Thanksgiving is really about two things: The sides and the pie. Read more...

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Africa is full of amazing 20th century architecture, whether it's an almost forgotten piece of Italy , or some incredible space-age buildings . But fewer people realize the space-age, modernist style was adapted to church architecture, too. Here are some of the most breathtaking African churches built in the 20th century.Read more...

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If you have any doubt that 3D printing is a transformative technology, then look no further than the cremation industry where companies can rapidly customize urns designed to be enduring keepsakes. But, one Vermont company has gone to the extreme by duplicating your loved one's head for urns shaped as action figures.Read more...

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The Jurassic World trailer gave us some amazing dinosaur action, but also raised lots of questions. We've broken it down, frame by frame, to try and find some answers. And we need to have a serious discussion about Chris Pratt's raptor biker gang.Read more...

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If you were a psychiatrist assigned by the government to make torturers feel better about their lives, what would you do? That's not a rhetorical question. Back in the 1950s, the psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon was forced to answer that question, in his own life.Read more...

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