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Only last week, X-Men movie producer Lauren Schuler Donner mentioned that she'd like to make a solo Gambit movie , among others. Now we have confirmation that Channing Tatum has already meet with Fox for the role.Read more...

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Ever wonder what the easiest way to lose weight is? Here's the one simple trick you need. Go to the equator. There, the planet is trying to throw you into space so much that you weigh less than you do anywhere else.Read more...

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Astronomers believe that Pluto and its moon were the result of two massive objects slamming into each other. The resulting gravitational dynamic may have warmed the interior of Pluto, creating an ocean comprised of liquid water. Remarkably, this underground sea could still be there.Read more...

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Stop-motion animation already requires saintly amounts of patience, but it's especially tricky when you're working with a medium as messy as water.Read more...

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In this short film, based on a story by science fiction author Ken MacLeod, a young man can't believe his father is guilty of a crime that destroyed history. When you learn what the crime is, you'll find yourself in a fascinating thought experiment about the future.Read more...

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Movie-making is a high-stakes, all-in, kind of deal. You have to bet big to win big, most of the time. And when a movie tanks, it's easy to point fingers — but a lot of flops probably did seem like a good idea. But not all of them. Here are 10 big-budget movies that it's hard to see how anybody thought were a good idea.Read more...

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Two RPGs that throw off the shackles of the "rules light" trend give players customizable spellcasting systems and the ability to design starships. Combine O.L.D. and N.E.W. RPGs and you can have both.Read more...

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The Iditarod, a 900-mile sled dog race across Alaska, goes on no matter what the weather, which can range from whiteout blizzards to hazardously frosty temps. But what happens when the racers show up and the snows don't? This year, we found out.Read more...

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Dancing paleontologists, colourful graphics, and unashamed catchiness make Fossil Rock Anthem one of my favourite scientific parody songs. Even better, it's educational effectiveness is backed by research into the developing field of using music to engage students in learning science.Read more...

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There are a lot of questions to be asked here. For one, does Bigby Wolf really expect to recover from his injuries like that? Why is nobody reacting to him? Why is this so goddamned hypnotizing? Is there a way to toggle The Wolf Among Us so we can play the whole game like this?Read more...

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Lots of Marvel fans lamented the loss of the late, great Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon, but we understood when Marvel chose to replace it with a new cartoon, Avengers Assemble, that hewed more closely to the cinematic universe. And it sucks.All that is staggeringly lazy writing, but here's what makes me the most mad: Maybe he needed it to fly among the molecules (sigh), but there was literally nothing that prevented him from coming up with or implementing his solutions, while still lying to his mother.Read more...

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No one will ever be able to top the 1968 horror classic Rosemary's Baby, but the NBC TV movie starring Zoe Saldana as the lead and Jason Isaacs as coven leader Roman Castevet, doesn't look all that bad. Behold!Read more...

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New images acquired by Cassini show a bright clump orbiting Saturn at the outermost edge of its outer ring. Astronomers say it could be a brand new moon in the process of being born.Read more...

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Still upset that Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't spending an equal amount of time on his science show Cosmos isn't spending an equal amount of time discussing how science may be fake? Then Funny or Die's "Creationist Cosmos" may be the show you're looking for.Read more...

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The Trio Fantastique — made up of guitarist Wink, drummer Blink and saxophonist Nod — was the creation of a Belgian engineer with the Scifi name of Zenon Specht. The robot band was a feature of Antwerp's Robot Club, but also appeared in fairs and made a tour of department stores in Paris and Lens, France in 1954 and 1959. Read more...

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This map takes every quake from the last century and plots them out to give a sense of the incredible scope — and the power — of earthquakes. Read more...

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Scientists working in Brazil recently witnessed a heartbreaking scene involving a female marmoset who sustained a mortal head injury after accidentally falling from a tree. They then watched in amazement as her partner of three-and-a-half years climbed down to comfort her as she lay dying.Read more...

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No matter your feelings on nu-Trek, this is very cool — for a limited time, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness will have a limited re-release in which the scores for both films will be played live by an accompanying orchestra. Read more...

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Do you smell like your twin? One study actually went to the trouble of finding out. Read more...

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Benedict Cumberbatch bows out of not one, but two major franchises. On the other hand, Harrison Ford's totally on board a Blade Runner sequel, and Paul Bettany talks playing the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And tons of information about Warehouse 13's final season. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Gawker This Drunk Guy Trying to Climb a Fence Is a Metaphor for Life | Jalopnik Instant Karma When Driver Runs Red Light Right In Front Of Cop | Jezebel Pot Vending Machines Arrive in Colorado | Lifehacker Is It a Good Idea to Open Multiple Credit Cards for the Rewards?Read more...

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Last night, Once Upon a Time revealed what Hook was up to during the "lost year." Turns out, it was absolutely nothing at all. But Once Upon A Time feeds on nothing, this show devours it. This is a show that runs simply on the fact that we all really like Disney cosplay. A lot. Which is why they brought the Little Mermaid back. Spoilers ahead. Read more...

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It's called a Calypso Pass. That's when two jets fly in a mirror image pattern like this, often only inches apart. A few weeks ago, two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons did just that. Show me a drone with this kind of style.Read more...

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There's a quarter mile stretch of highway in the Netherlands that now features light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings. It's a pilot project that, if proven effective, could dramatically reduce our need for streetlights.Read more...

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The movie The Forgotten, starring Julianne Moore, feels like your standard-issue "everything is messed up and nothing is real, and everyone thinks I'm crazy because I'm the only one who can see it" thriller — until this moment. Warning: Mega-spoilers!Read more...

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