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Shut up about your high tech super soakers, because Bunch O Balloons is about to take water fights to the next level. Just look at it! You can fill like a zillion balloons all at once, and then DRIVE YOUR ENEMIES BEFORE YOU.Read more...

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They're rolling up the spacewalks in the San Diego Convention Center, and it's a great moment to take stock. What panels, exhibitions or other events were especially great? What stuff failed to meet your expectations? If you were at Comic-Con, we want to hear from you!Read more...

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This video will let you see scientists do to a cheeseburger what Judge Doom did to that cartoon shoe in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. They dunk the cheeseburger in hydrochloric acid and see what happens. It's not an explosion, but it's a pretty good show all the same.Read more...

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Israeli troops claim that they have discovered more secret tunnels that Hamas is using to get into the country. Though the tunnels sound terrifying, military strategy experts say they have little value when it comes to battlefield results. Read more...

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Supernatural pulled another huge status-quo change at the end of last season, and now we've gotten our first glimpse of how this massive event will play out. And let's just say Demon Dean reminds us a little bit of Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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We've seen the sexy, sexy premiere of Ron D. Moore's time traveling romance series Outlander. And it was fantastic. We loved it so much. Here are our spoiler-free first impressions. Read more...

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The con may be winding up, but not the cosplayers. The massive amount of amazing, crazy, or just plain inspired costumes seen around San Diego continues to astound us. Here are just some of the highlights from Day 4!Read more...

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People in Wenzhou, a prefecture in the Zhejiang province, woke up yesterday to discover that their local river had turned a dark crimson. What could have caused the sudden transformation?Read more...

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Oh, Ichabod. I don't what delights me more: 1) His confused but irate remonstrances against our modern way of life, 2) the fact that this new clip means season 2 of Sleepy Hollow is getting ever closer or 3) that chained pens and credit cards aren't even scratching the surface of America's financial crisis.Read more...

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The aquatic caddis fly begins its life in a larval stage, and must build a cocoon in order to undergo metamorphosis into an adult. When artist Hubert Dupras discovered that they build these cocoons out of whatever materials are at hand — including sticks and rocks — he had a strange idea.Read more...

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Now you can see first Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, unveiled yesterday at Comic-Con, with your own eyes. It's full of gorgeous deserts, blooming smoke bombs the color of bruises, and a giant dust storm that looms over the landscape like a terrestrial tsunami. Dystopia has never looked so desolate and fascinating.Read more...

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Day of the Dead is everywhere these days; calaveras have been adopted by everyone from punks to Pixar. But for The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez, the holiday isn't just about the cool visuals; it's also intensely personal.Read more...

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Produced by The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman, Air stars TWD's Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou as maintenance workers in a silo containing the remnants of cryogenically frozen humanity after the air turns poison. As this first trailer reveals, something goes wrong, and the two workers have to fix it... fast.Read more...

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We saw the Gotham pilot last night at Comic-Con, along with a couple thousand other people. It was not as bad as we feared nor as good as we hoped. But Donal Logue flat-out killed the role of Harvey Bullock. He's so good, you'll wish Jim Gordon wasn't the main character.Read more...

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Goopey, slippery, stretchy slime is easy to make, and way too much fun.Read more...

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While the show has only just finished filming a few episodes, we learned a lot about the new show at Saturday's Comic-Con panel. And what we learned has us excited.Read more...

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Here's the sneak peek of season 4 that was shown ahead of the Person of Interest panel at Comic-Con yesterday. Finch and Reese's new alter egos are relatively pedestrian, but Root and Shaw's prove that the Machine has a sense of humor.Read more...

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The Comic-Con panel for Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples' comic Saga was every bit as charming as you'd expect. The pair talked about the next few issues of the comic, the importance of killing off characters, why Slave Girl is a critique of Slave Leia, and the one Saga moment Fiona Staples initially refused to draw.Read more...

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Saturday night was host to DC's night of television, and, in addition to showing the pilots of The Flash, Constantine , and Gotham, DC discussed how each of those shows would take advantage of the huge world of comic book characters available to them. Plus, new trailers for all four shows!Read more...

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Today at the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con, we saw Ultron in action. And we met our new Thanos, Josh Brolin! And we witnessed the downfall of the Avengers in Age of Ultron. Plus new Ant-Man footage... and a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 release date.Read more...

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Today S.H.I.E.L.D. hosted a science training and technical orientation session hidden in plain sight as the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Superhero Science Analysis panel. Kicking off with an ominous, "Doors secured," the panel was a solid hour of the highest intensity technical geekiery.Read more...

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The Nigerian government has confirmed that there are cases of Ebola in Lagos, the country's megacity. This represents a major expansion for the Ebola pandemic, which entered Nigeria because an infected person took an airplane into the country. It's unknown how many people they were in contact with en route.Read more...

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Rumour is we recently passed a threshold where we have now found as many celestial objects as there are people who were ever born. Sounds weirdly true. But is it a myth or fact? I decided to investigate.Read more...

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Everybody put on their very best cosplay for the weekend at Comic-Con, and it showed. Here are some of the most breathtaking and creative (and funny) costumes we saw.Read more...

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A sinkhole in Wyoming where countless Ice Age animals fell to their deaths is finally being opened to scientists. A veritable paleontological trove, the 85-foot-deep pit contains the bones of tens of thousands of animals – some of which lived more than 100,000 years ago.Read more...

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