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The world of videogames is a high turnover one, with new tech, stories, and characters constantly coming out. But that doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy the classics.Read more...

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Everybody loves an action hero. But there's something immensely satisfying about a hero who doesn't carry a gun, or punch a motorcycle while kicking an explosion. Sometimes the best heroes use intellect instead of action — but who's the best thoughtful hero of all time?Read more...

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It's not quite a vampire apocalypse, but things are definitely happening on The Strain. The bitten plane survivors are mutating, Eph and his gang are slowly (slloooooowwwwlllllyyy) learning about what's actually happening but the real news is HOLY SHIT [spoilers ahead] —Read more...

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A young man sees changing numbers floating above the heads of people around him and suddenly recognizes a woman who can do the same. But a tragic twist forces him to realize how the numbers—and what they tell you about people—can be a curse.Read more...

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UK chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has put together a very sharp looking infographic that explores the atmospheric compositions of our solar system's planets. When you look at it this way, it's pretty obvious why visiting other worlds is going to be a dangerous proposition.Read more...

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We saw the blisteringly intense Mad Max: Fury Road trailer , and now we've broken it down for you piece-by-piece. Let's see what we can find hidden in every frame.Read more...

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Over the weekend, fandom converged in San Diego for Comic-Con, and while costumed superheroes were lining up to gawk at movie stars, they also had eyes for each other. Read more...

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He had a bad zombie trip in Planet Terror (pictured above), but Quentin Tarantino has never directed a straight-up science fiction movie before. But that might be about to change. He told Comic-Con he's working on something.Read more...

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The first explorer to ever set foot on the untouched South Pole did so over 100 years ago, in 1911. Although the area may have looked pristine, it had already been contaminated by lead. Read more...

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First he was JARVIS, now he's the Vision. We sat down with Paul Bettany at Comic-Con and desperately tried to needle any details out of the newest addition to the Earth's mightiest heroes. And here's what we discovered. Read more...

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You didn't think we were done, did you? Sorry, Days One , Two , Three and Four barely scratched the surface of the awesome, brilliant, hilarious and otherwise amazing cosplay we saw at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Here's our final pics for the best of the con — feel free to add your favorites in the comments!Read more...

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We've seen our planet from the perspective of Mars before , but this one's a bit different. It's an image of our pale blue dot as seen by the Mars Express Orbiter. It may not look like much, but getting this shot was no easy task. Read more...

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Stylized violence is everywhere on television lately, but true to its form as the most dismal show on television, The Leftovers started last night with a hate crime so brutal, we had trouble watching it. And naturally, the aftermath is thoroughly bleak.Read more...

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A recently discovered database failure is certain to have lethal consequences: Many of the 747,000 weapons that the Defense Department provided to the Afghan National Security Forces were not properly labeled and tracked—which means that insurgents or arms dealers could easily get hold of them. Read more...

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Here's a delicious little experiment that give us a look at the seedy immorality of its research participants. No, it's not the Milgram Experiment or the Stanford Prison Experiment. It's as simple as a coin toss.Read more...

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The melancholy teaser trailer for the final Hobbit movie has arrived and it gives us a taste of the war that gives The Battle of Five Armies its name. But as swords are drawn and loyalties are tested, the Eye of Sauron looks out over all.Read more...

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Every year, people spend thousands of dollars to journey to the motherlode of geeky pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. And every year, entertainment companies do their utmost to generate excitement about their upcoming spectacles. But who gained buzz, and who lost it? Here's our list of the biggest winners and losers of Comic-Con 2014.Read more...

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In February 2007, one of Israel's renowned major generals had been invited to play a new simulation game of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on prime time Israeli TV. It seemed like a good idea at the time, as he was running for prime minister on behalf of the Labor Party.Read more...

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And so it begins: A child-sized robot named hitchBOT is currently making its way across Canada. Alone and immobile, hitchBOT will have to reach the West Coast by relying on others to get it there . Here's how you can follow hitchBOT's adventures.Read more...

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When Masters of Sex works, the show is riveting, weird and funny. But lately it's suffering from "Bill is the heroic sex doctor who never existed" syndrome. And last night's incredibly distorted story of how intersex surgeries happened just took that way, way too far.Read more...

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What exactly was the Weyland-Yutani Corp. scheming in Aliens? And what was the nature of the situation that Ripley stumbled into? At last, a new official novel, Alien: Sea of Sorrows, bridges the gap between Alien and Aliens. And we've got an exclusive excerpt!Read more...

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It was 100 years ago this week that all hell broke loose in Europe. To commemorate the onset of the Great War, YouTuber Bob Smith has painstakingly put together a timelapse video chronicling every single day of the four year conflict. Read more...

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What's black and white and loves saying its own name all over? This ridiculous trailer for Sin City 2. The trailer does attempt to set up some of the plot, which appears to be: naked woman, bullets, cars, naked woman, death car. And it also reveals Lady Gaga's role. So there's that. Read more...

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This month, a Senate committee held a hearing on whether to halt the growing number of state laws reducing access to abortion services in the name of protecting women's health. The "expert" testimony revealed just how much these laws rely on fringe science and discredited research.Read more...

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