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Should you ever encounter a genie, you'll want to be prepared. Here's a helpful guide to negotiating terms and conditions with a double-dealing lamp-dweller.Read more...

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In 1803, the United States was still struggling to be taken seriously as a nation. Still, it seemed promising enough that the great civilization known as the Ottoman Empire began to take notice of it. This gorgeous map is one of the earliest and most detailed that Ottoman geographers produced of the region.Read more...

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Once upon a time, one Dr. Simon Chapman of the University of Sydney received a short note from a local farmer: "Have you university types ever looked at whether dog bites happen more around the full moon? It's a well known fact that they do." Chapman decided to put this urban legend to the test.Read more...

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What happened to Peter Pan's band of Lost Boys after they left Neverland and grew up? In the show League of Pan, currently in development, they grew apart—at least until someone starts murdering them one-by-one.Read more...

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A short story is like a chess game: The opening is a huge part of whether you win or lose. The first sentence of a short story doesn't just "hook" readers, it also sets the tone and launches the plot. So here are the seven major types of short story openings, and how to pick one.Read more...

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A new study concludes that strict fertility measures, such as a one-child policy, or even a mass catastrophe like a global plague or a third world war, would not have a significant effect on the human population trajectory this century.Read more...

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Despite the plethora of Marvel's Phase 3 news yesterday, there was one question on everyone's minds that remained unanswered: Will GotG get a porn parody? The answer, happily, is yes. Porn purveyor WoodRocket is already "hard" at work on Gnardians of the Galaxy: 50 Shades of Groot. Seriously.Read more...

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In the future, one company deals with the problem of data theft by inventing robotic couriers that will deliver their data packages no matter what gets in their way. But what happens when one of those packages contains a weaponized program?Read more...

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Zombie fans! Sink your bloody choppers into Lee Karr's new book The Making of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead — a film-history tome written with more enthusiasm (and references to severed limbs) than most.Read more...

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The Flash finally made it's way to the UK yesterday, and I enjoyed the pilot quite a lot - but one thing bothered me. Why is no one calling the Flash, well 'Flash'?Read more...

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Humans bleed red, a quality we share with the majority of the other mammals on this planet. But that's certainly not the only hue possible. There are other animals that bleed not only in red, but in purple, blue, and even green. This infographic explains how, and why, that happens.Read more...

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Now this is a Psycho remake we never saw coming. Yuliya Tsukerman carved a bunch of pumpkins into shots from Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic, and then turned them into a stop-motion movie.Read more...

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On December 9, Bungie will release The Dark Below, a new expansion pack for Destiny. For $20, you'll get some new story missions, some multiplayer maps, a raid, and two new strikes. Unless you're on Xbox. Read more...

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The best Flash episode so far aired last night, and you can thank Emily Bett Richards for that. The guest appearance of Arrow's Felicity Smoak was so great it actually may be problematic for the show — because it reveals exactly what The Flash needs to be great. Namely, more Felicity Smoak.Read more...

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The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special broke the Guinness World Record for the largest simulcast of a television drama ever. "The Day of the Doctor" was broadcast in 94 countries on six continents. Get the Blu-ray for $15.Read more...

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We're on the verge of a new era, where self-driving cars promise to make road transportation safe, efficient and, well, kind of dull. But, for those who will still crave the open road, automated cars in cities might free up designers to create vehicles built explicitly to enjoy driving outside of populated areas.Read more...

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Remember Yuka — that freakishly well-preserved wooly mammoth discovered in 2010? Scientists have put the remains of the 39,000 year-old mammoth on display in Moscow — and it's far more incredible than we realized. Read more...

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Behold the brand new, totally rebooted cast of Terminator Genisys. They look fine. I mean, it's a cover of a magazine; it is what it is. However, the plot reveal inside the actual magazine issue is a WHOLE OTHER FUCKING MATTER. Spoilers ahead. Read more...

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The First World War may have have featured static battlefields and attritional strategies, but that doesn't mean the course of events from 1914 to 1918 couldn't have unfolded differently. Here are 11 events that could have changed the outcome of the Great War.Read more...

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A 5-year study conducted in 20 countries reveals that four different fruit flies — which cause incalculable damage to crops across Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America — are, in fact, the same species. The discovery will not only ease trade restrictions, but aid global efforts to reduce the pest's population.Read more...

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Paris-based photographer Bertrand Kulik captured these whimsical images of a spider whose web looks like it's holding together a perforated leaf.Read more...

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Cabbage Night? Devil's Eye? The evening of October 30th has long been a time for pranks across the U.S., but as this map prepared by the Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes reveals, the name for these nighttime "festivities" varies considerably depending on local traditions and dialects.Read more...

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Greetings and salutations, all! I know you're all excited about the new Marvel Phase 3 films, which are scheduled all the way up through 2019! Since I live in the post-apocalyptic future, let me give you guys just a bit of advice, okay? I wouldn't get your hearts set on seeing Avengers: Infinity War Part II.Read more...

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Here's your first look at Simon Pegg in Absolutely Anything. But more importantly, this alien film also stars Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and John Cleese, so it's a Monty Python reunion, basically! Kind of! Read more...

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