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Greetings, sports fans! No, wait. Hello, people who like getting in detailed conversations and arguments about nerdy minutia! Today we're talking about the Fantasticness of certain Fours, how Time Lords handle Time Babies, and the best legal representation on Westeros. (Hint: It's a dude with a sword.)Read more...

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Everyone deals with death in different ways. For one man, the best way to navigate a son's death was to try to dive into his son's interests.Read more...

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Redditor TeaDranks has created a super-interesting cartogram in which the size of each country is apportioned according to population. Suddenly, the largest countries in the world don't look so mighty — Russia and Canada, we're looking at you.Read more...

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A lot of secrets were revealed in last night's episode of Agent Carter — and a lot of them revolved around Howard Stark, one way or the other. Peggy Carter's been sticking her neck out for a man who hasn't been honest with her, at all. Spoilers ahead... Read more...

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Actually, there are two witches at the heart of Victoria Grace Elliott's webcomic balderdash! One is an elk rancher hoping to apprentice herself to a baker in a town that frowns upon magic. The other is a young sorceress running away from school. And we get to bake along with their adventures.Read more...

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These smaller-scaled versions of Grimlock and Sludge by Flickr User Chief Supreme are already cutesy little builds - but they're all the more impressive that they can fully transform into their dinosaur counterparts. And they still look just as cute!Read more...

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Turbo Kid trailer is shoveling fistfuls of nostalgia into your face, and we looooove it. Set in an alternate universe of 1997, the Turbo Kid world is ruled by blood, BMX bikes and more '80s/'90s retro-action. Behold the great trailer for the current Sundance at Midnight selection.Read more...

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The Milky Way Project asked members of the public to classify the objects in images from the Spitzer Space Telescope. One of the classifiers wondered what the fuzzy yellow balls in the pictures were. The astronomers got together, and now have an answer.Read more...

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New technology is usually meant to make our lives a little easier, but sometimes that backfires and they just end up generating more for us to do. Today we want to know which new technology opened a Pandora's box of inconvenience.Read more...

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Deadspin Why Those Statistics About The Patriots' Fumbles Are Mostly Junk | Gawker Prosecutors: Stanford Swimmer Raped Unconscious Woman in Public | Gizmodo Terrifying Medical Instruments Found on Blackbeard's Sunken Ship | Lifehacker Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use in Everyday Life Read more...

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Go on, guess! And then watch Dylan Browne's supercut, which counts out exactly how many times things blow up, large or small, in the first installment of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise. Here's a hint — the movie is 144 minutes long, and don't bother guessing less than that.Read more...

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The first known prehistoric human from Taiwan has been identified and may represent an entirely new species that lived as recently as 10,000 years ago, according to a new study.Read more...

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Over on The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates has written an essay on why he hopes to see the marriage of Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker restored to comics. It's an excellent personal essay about what that relationship meant to him. Go read it. Read more...

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Fox's new horror comedy show has added another well-known name to it's motley cast: Nick Jonas. He joins true scream queen Jaime Lee Curtis and Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Emma Roberts, and Ariana Grande. This is an insane cast.Read more...

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With fictional worlds come fictional alcohol. But not just alcohol that's bad for you in the usual ways — bad for you in the "this will kill you if you drink it" kind of ways. These are drinks bartenders need hazmat suits to prepare and serve.Read more...

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One of the benefits of living where it snows, or taking a trip to snow with your dog, is watching a joyful dog frolic in it. But why does snow elicit such a response? Well, Scientific American has taken the time to ask a bunch of experts that question.Read more...

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The International Year of Light continues with a beautiful gallery celebrating all aspects of light: multispectral astronomical, technological innovations, bioluminescence, eclipses, and even noctilucent clouds. I'll say this for it: this is the most visually interesting and diverse "Year of..." celebration!Read more...

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For the first time ever, io9 has teamed up with indie filmmakers to bring you a science fiction web series. Created by Jim Munroe (Ghosts with Shit Jobs , Infest Wisely), Haphead is the tale of a gamer who is willing to do anything to get her hands on a new "haptic" VR system for games.Read more...

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At long last, a new season of the insane spies-vs-Hitler show Danger 5 has started airing in Australia. We brought you a sneak peek a month ago , but now the first four episodes are on YouTube in their entirety. Here's our favorite: a totally perfect (and yet nonsensical) spoof of 80s high-school movies. Read more...

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Fifty-seven years ago this week, Americans were gripped by either terror or fascination (depending on where they lived) with Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate — teen lovers on a murderous crime spree that cut across the Midwest. Read more...

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Photographer Pyanek takes photographs of everyday objects — book pages, sugar, bags of tea — at high magnifications, rendering some of his subjects nearly unrecognizable. Watch this video and see how many of the super-magnified objects you can identify.Read more...

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The two halves of the city still maintained trade, but as it became harder and harder to travel between them over the centuries, each developed its own language and customs. They became two places united by history, architecture, and geography, but separated by everything else.Read more...

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Seriously, some media studies grad student somewhere has to be writing a thesis about race, gender and politics in vampire media — and she or he must be just drooling over The Originals right now. Just watch this clip, in which Marcel turns a segregated World War I unit into vampires, and see for yourself.Read more...

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We know very little about Lana and Andy Wachowski's next scifi feature Jupiter Ascending. We know it stars Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum as a dog person trained to find her in the future. But we did not know it was this beautiful. Take a look at this massive gallery of gorgeous looks into the world the Wachowskis created. Read more...

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