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In nature, it usually pays to pack on the pounds, especially if you're male and competing for a female. But a treasure of a paper explains why male anacondas have to fight for their ladies while staying small.Read more...

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Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was jam-packed with twists, and huge reveals. Everybody learned at least one major bombshell, and we found out who Lance Hunter's ex-wife was. Plus both SHIELD and Hydra gained new allies, and the stakes got massively raised. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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What is it like to date a Drow, one of the matriarchal, subterranean-dwelling dark elves of a fantasy realm? In this webcomic, the grump gnome Newman finds out when he's assigned one as his monster extermination partner and finds himself quickly falling for her.Read more...

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Last year on Halloween, "Glowy Zoey" the LED light baby toddled into our hearts and basically stole Halloween from all babies everywhere . And now this glowing cherub has returned, and she can talk! *Clutches chest* The cuteness, it's overwhelming! Read more...

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When astronomers found two planets orbiting a pulsar in 1992, it was considered the first definitive detection of planets outside our solar system. But new research reveals that, nearly a century ago, a young astronomer discovered evidence of an extrasolar planetary system — he just never realized it at the time. Read more...

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Call it "snakes on the plains." A Canadian wildlife rescue group recently collected — get this — 102 garter snakes from a single Regina, Saskatchewan home after the serpents sought shelter there for the winter. The largest snake was about three feet long — and there are still more inside the house. Read more...

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Warner Bros. has just amped up their newly named digital division Blue Ribbon Content, and with the announcement of this creation comes a whole slate of new webseries that will make you go, "Sure, why not?"Read more...

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Whether you want to cast your lot with a videogame, a card game, an RPG, a puzzle or logic game, or just a classic boardgame, we want to know your picks for the very best game of all time.Read more...

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Deadspin Video Finally Surfaces Of Willis Reed Fighting The Entire Lakers Team | Gizmodo 7 Things You Can Make Out of Yourself When You Die | Jezebel Texas Is About to Elect a Complete Wackadoo as Its Lieutenant Governor | Lifehacker How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind Read more...

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According to the Associated Press, Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema has spent a staggering $745 million to make the three Hobbit movies, and it's not quite done — that figure only takes us to April or so, meaning the last eight months of post-production work on The Battle of Five Armies hasn't been included yet.Read more...

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There's yet another round of Star Wars spoilers. Sean Bean gets not one, but two new roles. Interstellar is already getting rave reviews. Could two more surprising characters meet on Game of Thrones? And when will Bruce and Selina meet on Gotham? Plus major spoilers from the creators of Syfy's 12 Monkeys TV show. Spoilers now1Read more...

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For two weeks, a channel in Germany and Austria will play nothing but Star Wars. From Dec. 1 to 14, Sky Deutschland's Sky Hits digital channel will show all the six films, featurettes, and documentaries on a 24-hour loop. Enjoy the early Christmas gift, German-speakers. [The Hollywood Reporter]Read more...

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Three. Three deaths. Also, raise your hand if you're surprised that Henry was involved in the Jack the ripper case. Oh, no one? Good job establishing your tropes early, Forever.Read more...

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First contact wasn't made by some ambassador from a spacefaring species. It was just a guy out in his brand new ship, who crashed into something that shouldn't have been there. Translated, his words are "You permission from the spaceway commission to build that. THERE ARE RULES."Read more...

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Get a look at Nicholas D'Agosto trying his hand at some Two-Face-style coin flipping! Impressed yet?Read more...

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Props to IKEA Singapore, this is a great looking ad. But is it asking if the prospect of late night IKEA assemblage is scarier than The Shining? Because I think we all know the answer to that.Read more...

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This geological formation is probably not what you think it is.Read more...

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Last night's episode of The Originals was another fun, crazy outing full of family drama. And yet, something felt... lacking. It was only after thinking about it a bit that I realized: There was just too much of the Original vampires, and not enough of the other characters. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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In an open letter written to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, some 800 scientists from around the world are calling for an end to "burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists."Read more...

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OK, so we don't know exactly what they're saying, though I suspect that at least some of the time they are yelling, "Give me a peanut, human!" But this fantastic video from ornithologist Kevin McGowan helps you recognize the difference between crow and raven calls, as well as what they could mean.Read more...

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The Universal movie monsters might be a staple of the kooky "Monster Mash," but what happens when the song is updated to include the likes of Freddy Kruger, Leatherface, Jigsaw, and the not villainous, but still horrifying, Human Centipede? Well, the song's a bit grosser than we remember.Read more...

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Whether by sweeping pandemic, by natural disasters of biblical proportions, by a horde of zombies, or by some unspecified slowly-unfolding environmental destruction, world-destroying fiction is having a moment. But what is it that makes it so appealing to see the world fall down around us?Read more...

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Now you can combine your love of Halloween and spooky action at a distance. Over at Symmetry Magazine, Lauren Biron offers some excellent suggestions for dressing as your favorite concepts from physics.Read more...

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When everyone on the planet has superpowers, only the ordinary is extraordinary — as loser Michael Fisher finds out when a freak event gives everyone incredible powers but him in Titan Comics' Ordinary. Plus Edward Scissorhands, D&D, a TMNT/Ghostbusters team-up and more, all in this week's comics!Read more...

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After we saw 40 minutes of Ridley Scott's epic Moses movie Exodus , we left the theater with the sinking feeling that we'd yet to even scratch the surface on this filmic tome. It seems we were right, because rumor has it that this movie is going to be long as hell. Read more...

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