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You know how bad we need a sequel to Karl Urban's pretty damned good Judge Dredd movie? Even Sylvester Stallone is willing to singing its praises, at least in this wonderful new Legolambs video. It's not quite the magnum opus of the Predator musical , but man, it ain't bad.Read more...

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Science television in America has had a rough few years. We've been told that mermaids exist (they don't) and that Megalodon lives (it doesn't ). Investigative journalists have discovered that some wildlife shows mistreat animals . But Nat Geo Wild has largely bucked the trend of misleading or lying outright to viewers. Read more...

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Sometimes, when a property becomes ridiculously mega-popular, it starts generating spin-offs and alternate versions at such a crazy rate that something truly bonkers comes out. But what's the most crap-your-pants crazy thing to come out as a sideline to something with huge mainstream popularity?Read more...

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Two years ago, beloved science-fiction writer Neal Stephenson launched a crowdfunding campaign to start making a realistic swordfighting game. The Clang Kickstarter notched more than $500,000 towards that end. But a game never materialized and, as announced today, people who backed Clang are starting to get their money back. The game, it seems, won't be happening.Read more...

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Key & Peele comes back this Wednesday, and this first taste reminds us why that show is so indispensible. In this brilliant sketch, alien invaders can look just like humans, except for one problem: the aliens can't understand human racism. Read more...

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If you've ever found yourself moved by the sound of a mewling kitten, or a whimpering pup, you know that our species can and does respond to the cries of other animals – but newly published findings suggest this quality is not unique to humans.Read more...

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This weekend marks the first ever MondoCon, and to celebrate we are giving you all an exclusive look at one of the many spectacular works of art that will be on display and on sale in Austin. Behold Francesco Francavilla's Afterlife with Archie work. Read more...

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Terry Gilliam isn't just one of the weirdest directors ever to reach mainstream attention. Or one of the most prolific Monty Python alumni. He's also an incredibly influential director, who doesn't get the props he deserves. We talked to a bunch of people, including Looper director Rian Johnson, about Gilliam's influence.Read more...

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Okay, I'm paraphrasing here. But there's no way you can read Quinto's unambiguous "I'm not going to do it," when asked by the Associated Press as to whether he might return to the role of Sylar for the Heroes sequel series as anything other than emphatic.Read more...

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Preliminary results from a study of online harassment reveal that the most popular venue for harassment, stalking and other abuse is Facebook. And it's fairly common for online harassers to target their victims for over a year.Read more...

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There are still a lot of names swirling around for the role of Doctor Strange in the upcoming Marvel movie, but one actor who keeps popping up as a possible contender is Joaquin Phoenix. So artist AndrewSS sketched up the actor as the Sorcerer Supreme.Read more...

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Could we grow a garden in the soils of Mars and the Moon? A new study digs down deep into the interstellar dirt and says that, yes, the soil up there is capable of supporting plant germination. In fact, it might even be as good as some of the poorer soils here on Earth.Read more...

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Every time someone brings up the problem of sexism of the comics industry, there are always a few people who are oddly incensed. "It's bullshit! A double standard! You're the one with the issues!" they yell. They're wrong on all counts. Here's some helpful logic that proves why.Read more...

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Contrary to previous projections, it now appears that the world's population is unlikely to stop growing this century. There's at least an 80% chance that between 9.6 and 12.3 billion humans will inhabit the Earth by 2100 — and much of this increase will happen in Africa.Read more...

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When will Stephen Colbert get his own superhero movie? On last night's Colbert Report, the comedian revealed that he secretly walked the floor of San Diego Comic-Con while dressed as Prince Hawkcat, the greatest superhero no one has heard of. He even set up a booth to pitch his Prince Hawkcat movie.Read more...

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Lately, directors JJ Abrams and Zack Snyder have been competing in the world's most adorable Twitter war of DC Comics vs. Star Wars oneupmanship. And Abrams has just taken the whole thing to a new level but releasing a video of his Millennium Falcon.Read more...

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In a finding that could turn supermassive black hole formation theories upside-down, astronomers have spotted one of these beasts inside a tiny galaxy just 157 light-years across — about 500 times smaller than the Milky Way.Read more...

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Paul Pope's Battling Boy graphic novel was one of the best things to happen to superhero comics in the past year. And it left us wondering about Aurora West, the daughter of slain hero Haggard West. Now a sequel, the Rise of Aurora West, tells her story, and we've got an exclusive book trailer.Read more...

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A new supernatural suspense-focused Story Bundle has arrived, with 10 books from the likes of Clive Barker and Elizabeth Massie.Read more...

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After pouring over a record 1,700 entries, the Royal Observatory has announced the winners of its annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Without a doubt, these are some of the most awe-inspiring space-themed images we've ever seen.Read more...

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Moshi Studio's excellent take on Game of Thrones fan art wowed us last year - but this set of Cosplayers at the last two Dragon Cons have taken the excellent idea from that art and made it real, and the results are smashing.Read more...

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Ferrero, the company that makes Nutella and spreads joy across the world, currently uses about one-fourth of the world's hazelnut supply. As prices rise, more farmers around the world have begun growing hazelnuts. But it wasn't possible to do so in the northeastern region of the U.S. — until now.Read more...

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Last night, a new trailer hit for the long-awaited Final Fantasy XV. The internet seems to have a consensus on it: the game is looking spectacular.Read more...

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A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds children are being prescribed antibiotics almost twice as often as needed. According to the study authors, that adds up to an estimated 11.4 million potentially unnecessary antimicrobial prescriptions a year.Read more...

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