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Scott Lang learns how to take a punch in new Ant-Man footage. The Minority Report TV show casts a major lead. The Vampire Diaries is adding a new lesbian couple. Plus, set reports from X-Files filming, the cast and crew talk new characters coming to The Flash, and a new teaser for Hannibal. Behold, Spoilers!Read more...

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A deserted farmhouse that has been untouched inside since the 1940s will soon be up for auction. See the house-turned-time-capsule at the Coventry Telegraph website.Read more...

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On these small islands, spindly rock formations are the only hints of the dark magic that transformed the original ships into monuments to angering the local mages.Read more...

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Creepypasta spawned the Slender Man, and now it’s invading TV, thanks to a new horror anthology series on SyFy, Channel Zero. The first season will be based on the internet horror forum-derived “Candle Cove,” a short story about a sinister TV show (meta!); future seasons will focus on other tales.Read more...

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In a short, informative video, the American Museum of Natural History explains all the proposals for deflecting asteroids. Sadly, the plan from Armageddon is not on the list. Read more...

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The founder of Facebook is reading a book every two weeks, and discussing it with the Facebook community. And his next selection is The Player of Games, one of the amazing Culture novels by Iain M. Banks. Read more...

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Red sprites are poorly-understood atmospheric phenomena. They are bright glowing shapes that temporarily appear above the clouds. The Florida Institute of Technology has captured high-speed video of a sprite in action. Read more...

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Doctor Strange and Ghost Rider, two of Marvel’s most mysterious and frightening heroes, have been given a bright update in a new pair of posters by artist Dave Perillo and Grey Matter Art. Read more...

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Germany is converting its old military bases into nature reserves. The AP reports that 62 former military bases and training areas will soon provide nearly 80,000 acres of protected land for imperiled wildlife. “The land will be considered protected immediately, even though details are still being worked out on who will look after the wildlife areas and also how to ensure munitions and other military materials have all been cleared away.”Read more...

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How many relationships have you had where you wish you could travel back in time and do it all over again? I’d venture to guess lots. Well the key is get your own TV show, like Amy Schumer. Then you can do just that. Read more...

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History remembers her as “the real Lolita,” because young Florence “Sally” Horner’s grim ordeal helped inspire Nabokov’s novel. But the author drew on multiple sources for his famous tale, so it’s not an exact retelling. And Sally’s real-life kidnapping was much worse than the fictional version.Read more...

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Sugary drinks kill 184,000 people each year through diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, according to new research from Tufts University. “It should be a global priority to substantially reduce or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages from the diet,” notes lead researcher Dariush Mozaffarian, who says these drinks have no health benefits.Read more...

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By the time it arrives in your home, cast iron is one of the most durable materials you’re likely to lay your hands on. Getting it to that point, though, turns it to be an incredibly finicky process.Read more...

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Remember when you were a kid and all your coaches and camp counselors and those vaguely hippie-ish guys who took your youth group hiking would tell you to drink, even when you weren’t thirsty? Turns out they were trying to murder you.Read more...

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Imagine we lived in a galaxy far, far away and the battle of Endor from Return of the Jedi just happened. What would the eventual documentary look like? That’s the question posed and answered by the team behind Real Fake History, a new web series from Machinima.Read more...

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In 2005, DC teamed legendary Batman comic writer Frank Miller and equally legendary artist Jim Lee for what they clearly hoped would be the ultimate Batman comic. What they got was a comic in which Batman called Robin “retarded.” In short, they got the worst Batman comic ever made. And I love it. Read more...

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Oh, and did we mention that the U.S. brought giant robots with them? And that this was written by Saga’s Brian K. Vaughn? We Stand On Guard leads the charge of all the coolest new comics starting this week, but it’s not all there is: Barb Wire makes her return! Space Knights! Grant Morrison madness! And more!Read more...

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It might be a quiet week, but we have not one, but two different ridiculously named games out: Blazblue Chrono Phantasma Extend and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation. While I go laugh at those, come and discuss what you’ve been playing in this week’s Tuesday Game Room!Read more...

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Our Sun has been quite active over the past several weeks, ejecting giant strands of stellar debris into the cosmos. NASA scientists recently captured a video of one particularly eye-catching explosion that produced a dramatic arch across the sun’s surface. Read more...

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Hidden in the vast majority of typefaces is one of the most well-known optical illusions in the world. Can you spot the illusion, and can you identify the famous illustration that demonstrates its power over human perception?Read more...

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It’s a grand time to be a fan of short-form speculative literature. There are dozens of magazines, many of which are consistently amazing, publishing hundreds of stories on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Here’s the problem: there are dozens of magazines, publishing hundreds of stories.Read more...

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Another episode of Stitchers airs tonight on ABC Family. And I’ve been watching the show, though I haven’t recapped it since the first episode. But, as this clip from last week’s episode shows, Stitchers has a fatal flaw that makes it damn near impossible to buy into.Read more...

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Sometimes in order to make something new, you have to get rid of the old. And certainly, after the last few movies in the Terminator series, the franchise desperately needed something new. We spoke to Genisys writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, as well as director Alan Taylor to discuss how the newest installment reinvents the world of Terminator.Read more...

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