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The Game of Thrones TV show is already a stunning adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books, but people have been imagining the world of Westeros in their own style since long before the show aired. Here are some of our favorite fan artists inspired by both the books and the TV series. Read more...

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In a industry of endless variant figures, I was honestly kind of surprised that Harleen Quinzel, the Psychiatrist that becomes Harley Quinn, has never had an action figure before — and yet, 23 years after her début, here we are: the toy for people who prefer craziness in a lab coat rather than a harlequin’s outfit.Read more...

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We’re right in the middle of simultaneous Apple and Star Wars product orgies, and it’s suddenly become clear to me why Apple and Star Wars are pretty much the same brand, only in different industries.Read more...

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It’s good to be Disney right now. Why? Because Disney owns everything you want to pay money to see, and their brand new slate should scare the hell out of all other studios. It’s not only impressive but basically a victory lap of remakes, sequels and Marvel blockbusters. Oh, and Star Wars, too.Read more...

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Electronic Gaming Monthly used to be my bible. Every month, I’d flip through the pages, and dream of the future. Quartermann was EGM’s rumormonger, and I hung on his every word.Read more...

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During a surgery to remove an apparent brain tumor in a 26-year-old woman, doctors in Los Angeles were shocked to discover an embryonic twin instead. Read more...

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What? You don’t believe that the lovely Wilding played by Rose Leslie could match the raw physical strength of, say, The Mountain Gregor Clegane? Please let YouTuber Lindybeige explain why Ygritte’ longbow skills prove she could tear the Mountains’ limbs off like they were fresh bread.Read more...

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In Gothic fiction, it never pays to be the first wife. The things these women go through are awful, and are made worse by the fact they usually end up as the backdrop of someone else’s story. Here’s our ranking of the 10 Gothic first wives who suffered the most — and what you can learn from them.Read more...

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Attention! “Postal Apocalypse” is moving from Wednesdays to Thursdays! So you’ll have to tune in tomorrow for your weekly dose of Postman-related wit/wisdom/nonsense. But this also means you have an extra day to email the Postman to ask about new movie trailers, Game of Thrones and other assorted nerdiness. Read more...

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We’ve known for a while that Striker Eureka would be NECA’s next plus sized Pacific Rim toy — but now that the figure is hitting shelves next week, the company have released more pictures of the toy, and it’s looking rather lovely indeed.Read more...

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A few weeks ago, NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan made news by saying, “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.” It was a bold statement, but NASA is now backing those words with action. Read more...

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Last night’s episode of Agents of SHIELD was pretty much chock full of temporary, uncomfortable team-ups. And the best part? Placing bets on who’s going to betray whom first. It’s like a race! Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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From The Dark Knight Returns to the recent trailer for Batman v. Superman to even the latest comics, Batman has a long history of evening the odds through a power suit. Here’s the complete rundown of all the how and whys in those times Batman has had to upgrade to power armor.Read more...

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Well, according to TrekMovie.com, who admittedly has a pretty good track record with Trek movie rumors. The title matches the volume-number-less installment of Star Trek Into Darkness, but seems to confirms the new Enterprise crew will finally be going on its five-year mission to explore strange new worlds, etc.Read more...

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. Read more...

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Through a series of bizarre occurrences, you have found yourself in charge of All Entertainment for the next five minutes. You have just enough time to issue one decree — to get a show made, to recast a role, to put someone new in charge, etc. Basically, you have one entertainment-themed wish. What is it?Read more...

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A construction crew working in Heyuan, China have stumbled upon a remarkable batch of fossilized dinosaur eggs. Of the 43 discovered, 19 remain completely intact. Read more...

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Marvel may be developing a TV show based on Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel. Joss Whedon talks about Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man. Doctor Who unveils a new monster. Get a better look at Batman v. Superman’s new Batsuit. And a familiar face officially returns to X-Files. Behold, Spoilers! Read more...

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Clarkesworld Magazine has received 50,000 short fiction submissions. To celebrate, editor Neil Clarke posted a list of the most common short story titles, based on analyzing his submissions. Including “Dust,” “Home,” “The Gift,” “Hunger,” and “Monsters.” And he also put all 50,000 titles into Wordle, resulting in the above cloud. Read more...

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At a tiny shop in the old downtown of Tokyo, you can see an art form that almost died out—and eat it, too. The craftspeople at Amezaiku Yoshihara make intricate candy creatures by hand as you watch, forming sugary starch into delicate legs, wings, and ears in just the couple of minutes before the candy hardens. Read more...

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In the wake of the serious spy film wave (from the new James Bond to Jason Bourne), we’re just happy that Paramount is shifting the super-serious gears on its Mission Impossible franchise to funny. Because the new footage screened at CinemaCon today was sensational. Read more...

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Good news, fans of the first Defender — Matt Murdock will be returning to Netflix for another season of crime fighting in and out of his red suit! But he won’t be bringing showrunner Steven DeKnight with him.Read more...

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The latest episode of MinuteEarth offers a surprisingly deep dive on the origins of clouds, (explaining, for example, why warm, humid air is more buoyant than warm, dry air), and in characteristically clear, concise, and accessible terms. One of my favorite installments in recent memory.Read more...

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Despite living in a town under lockdown, Nevin lives in relative comfort — at least until his beautiful next-door neighbor shows up in his home. In this dark comedy short film, Nevin becomes an anarchist it win her affection — but how devoted is he really to the cause? Read more...

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Psychology experiments have to straddle the line between letting people act naturally, and forcing them to act out an extremely specific situation. Sometimes that doesn’t work out. Here’s an experiment that drove psychologists crazy. Why? Because they underestimated the politeness of Minnesotans.Read more...

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