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And I'm incredibly impressed, and sad, and saddened that it was cancelled. Probably my favorite interpretation of the DC universe, plus a very well-done long-form cartoon at that.Read more...

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The Simpsons' couch gags have turned into a showcase for different directors and animators who often turn the opening credits into spectacular short films. We're particularly in love with the sublime strangeness of last night's couch gag, which imagines the animated family some 8,000 years in the future.Read more...

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Days before the Q4 release rush, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor lands with critical acclaim from Kotaku, joined by Forza Horizon 2 and Persona 4 Ultimax. The already-contentious season pass for Shadow of Mordor is also available.Read more...

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You already knew that Canadians are the world's most adorable people, and now this cosplay video from Edmonton Expo kind of seals the deal. Love the Groot dance homage at the end!Read more...

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When hyenas and lions get into a shouting match over a buffalo carcass, it's a loud, raucous scene. One hyena apparently had enough of the shouting so it decided to climb inside of the warm, wet, meaty carcass, where the buffalo's tasty muscles no doubt provided an acoustic barrier.Read more...

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Whatever issues the first episode of Gotham had, this newest trailer for the show — one that teases the entire first season — indicates it could very well deliver on the potential seen in the premiere. But if it's not going to deliver on the potential, it's definitely going to deliver more Bat-villains. Read more...

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"Medieval" is a term we've heard more and more frequently over the years to describe Islamist militants such as Al Qaeda and now ISIL. Given the cruelty of their tactics, it's understandable. But it's also a misleading label that obscures the ideology and motivation of what are, in fact, modern political movements.Read more...

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Around the world there are strange fields of boulders that "sing" when they are tapped. We'll let you listen to some stones singing, and tell you why scientists think these rocks make music.Read more...

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There isn't enough neon on the surface of Jupiter. This rather prosaic fact might point to one of the most spectacular sights in the solar system. Inside Jupiter, it might rain neon streaks.Read more...

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It was a bit of an odd week for weird tie-in food products - what with The Walking Dead's burger made to taste like Human Flesh , and Batman's Bat-Burger at Hong Kong Mcdonalds . So what better time to take a look at some of the unholiest abominations born of alliances between the movie and fast food industries?Read more...

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If you love dinosaurs, you need to go check out the amazing gallery of paleoart that Irene Gallo posted over at Tor.com last week. She's Tor's art director (among other things) and pulls together everything from science illustrations to fantasy art and cartoons. Simply wonderful!Read more...

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Most of us have seen halos around the sun. We know why they happen. And then there are Bottlinger's Rings. No one has figured out why they exist.Read more...

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Normally, our pupils dilate in response to changing light; as it gets darker, our pupils get larger. But they expand in size for other reasons as well, including when we're sexually aroused and when we're performing complex cognitive tasks. But it's also known that certain medications — including illicit drugs — can cause pupils to get larger. Here's why.Read more...

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A cold beer seems made for drinking in the sun, but sometimes those summertime beers inexplicably develop a rotten flavor when served in the heat of the day. Why does that happen? It's not for the reason you may think, and fortunately, there's a way to put a stop to it.Read more...

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Oh, The Strain. You did it again. You wasted most of another episode — the one before the season finale this time — and had me ready to lose my mind at your continued dawdling. But then you redeemed the whole damn thing with the greatest characters of 2014. Again!Read more...

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The most famous story of time travel and predestination is getting a movie adaptation, starring Ethan Hawke. "All You Zombies" features a guy whose very existence is a time paradox — but the movie looks like more of a gritty, noir-influenced thriller.Read more...

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The final season of The Legend of Korra starts streaming this Friday, summing up one of the best shows currently on television. If you haven't been watching the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, we have a few reasons why you should hop on this series.Read more...

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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) recently said members of Congress have privately urged generals to resign "in a blaze of glory" if they disagree with Obama's handling of Middle East conflicts. Amid criticism, Lamborn's office later claimed he was referring to earlier policy disputes such as the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.Read more...

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Preorder The Wind Rises on Blu-ray to save at least $12 off MSRP, and check out the Kotaku Review . [The Wind Rises]Read more...

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Everybody still wants Groot ! With Funko's baby Groot bobblehead as the first official Licensed toy based on GOTG's delightful ending scene, we were one step closer to the all-singing, all-dancing toy tree we never knew we wanted - and we're about to get even closer to that with this new model from Dragon Studios.Read more...

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Before Disney selected J.J. Abrams as the man responsible for ushering in a new era of Star Wars, Gone Girl's David Fincher met with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the possibility of directing Episode VII back in 2012. Whoa.Read more...

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During the Late Triassic, some huge reptiles lived on land, others lived in the water, and it's long been believed that they didn't typically interact with one another. But the discovery of a tooth lodged in a 220-million-year-old thighbone reveals that two prehistoric carnivores frequently skirmished across their respective turfs.Read more...

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While several shows settle into their second episodes of the season, Neil deGrasse Tyson lends his voice to Gravity Falls and Lost returns for one night only—on Phineas and Ferb. Plus, Star Wars Rebels premieres and Korra returns for its final season. Get all the details below!Read more...

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor comes out tomorrow. While Tolkien fans will be delighted to finally play a Lord of the Rings game that's actually really, really good , others might be disappointed that Sauron doesn't make much of an appearance. Turns out: he's in Mordor, you just have to pay more to get to him. Read more...

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