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In an unusual move, psychologists have published a paper explaining that they failed. Specifically, they could not duplicate the results of an earlier experiment on how humans form memories. Many in the scientific community applaud the move, and say there should be more papers about failure to reproduce results.Read more...

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The first time my team completed Destiny's Vault of Glass raid, it took us more than 10 hours. The second time, it took us 90 minutes.Read more...

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A geography professor who specializes in food security and an artist have teamed up to create one of the most interesting dystopian comics we've seen in a while. Welcome to the world of #foodcrisis, set in a famine-plagued future that is all too believable.Read more...

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We suspected it, but showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have finally confirmed that flashbacks to the past of Westeros will be a part of the show's fifth season. The duo 'fessed up during a Q&A in Spain, where they're filming the upcoming season's Dorne scenes.Read more...

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I'm a former Syfy exec who left the network to make a new TV show call Z Nation that airs Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy and Space Channel. I'm a co-creator/writer/co-executive producer on the series and thought it'd be interesting to share with fans how the series got made from conception to air:Read more...

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"Emulsifier" is a captivating anamorphic sculpture created by Thomas Medicus. The Innsbrook-based artist hand painted 160 strips of glass and arranged them on a rotating base. As the sculpture turns, the painted rods align to reveal one of four transient motifs.Read more...

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Some quadcopters have this cool feature where upon losing contact with its operator they go into an automated Return To Home mode. But as this tragically comic video by Every Angle Films shows, the feature isn't always helpful — especially when a pesky mountain gets in the way. Read more...

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Fun and games aren't always fun and games — especially not if a kid gets ahold of the wrong toy. These 13 dolls, figures and role-play items, through bad manufacturing, oversight, and sometimes just plain incompetence, have hurt children in real life, and sometimes even killed them. Parental guidance suggested!Read more...

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Arrow's least-liked character steps up to the plate, and it's a disaster. But it's a hell of an entertaining one. Take a look at the kind of help that Laurel Lance dishes out.Read more...

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The matter transmitter is one of science fiction's greatest inventions. It's been in hundreds of SF stories, perhaps most famously in Star Trek as the transporter. And yet writers keep trying to turn this incredibly useful, flexible idea into nothing more than a fancy system of transit. Which is all wrong.Read more...

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It's Hitchcock day on Amazon. You might get... wait for it... vertigo from these low prices.Read more...

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Horror directors and sister movie-making team Jen and Sylvia Soska are currently busy at work adapting the violent, ass-kicking, foulmouthed Painkiller Jane series into a movie. And they promise it's not going to be your run-of-the-mill Marvel movie. Read more...

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Really, with the wide variety of roles Nicolas Cage has had over the years, who is to say he wouldn't play a Bulbasaur?Read more...

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The above figure, called the Boring Figure, is the most famous of the "ambiguous illusions," which can be seen as two different figures, depending on how one looks at them. We'll tell you how ambiguous illusions work, and show you how the figure evolved.Read more...

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Members of Congress and conservative lobbyists have been celebrating a very special birthday: President George W. Bush's official activation of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. But the sad truth is that they're celebrating 10 years of self-delusion. The project is broken, despite the $40 billion spent on it.Read more...

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In the latest episode of AsapSCIENCE, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown look at the neuroscience of 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methyl amphetamine (better known as MDMA) and its close pharmacological cousin, ecstasy.Read more...

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Planes first appeared over a century ago, but they've changed considerably since then. What hasn't changed, however, is their role in controlling the air, striking, reconnaissance, and mobility — the roots of which go back back to the first World War. Read more...

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A small group of elite science journals get the lion's share of citations and media attention, but that dominance is eroding as it becomes easier for scientists to find obscure but relevant papers. In 1995, only 27% of citations pointed to articles published in non-elite journals. That portion grew to 47% by 2013. Read more...

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The more we see of Disney's Big Hero 6 movie, the more we're reduced into screaming toddlers that want it now! It's so cute, so precious, so sweet and Baymax is just the best. Here's a collection of new clips that show a new side to Baymax and a few of the other heroes. Read more...

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Fictional characters undertake some truly heroic tasks — they fight evil, solve mysteries, go on incredible journeys — and the food they eat while doing so is often just as ambitious. Today we want to know about the fictional foods you're dying to taste-test.Read more...

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Gawker John Grisham: Let's Give Old White Guys Who Look at Child Porn a Break | Gizmodo The 1,300-Person Quest To Build the Perfect Mechanical Keyboard | Jalopnik Hypermiling Is Awful And I Sort Of Hate It | Kotaku Super Smash Bros. Isn't Finished Being Made Read more...

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Bandai Japan is partnering with anime distributor Right Stuf to bring out the entire mecha anime franchise, including Turn A, Gundam ZZ, The Origin and a few other versions that never made it to America before. The original 1979 Gundam series and Turn A will lead the charge with a spring 2015 release.Read more...

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For millions of years there lived a rather large species of kangaroo in Australia called sthenurines. Weighing in at 550 pounds and featuring a 6'6" frame, these Pleistocene creatures must have been an awesome site — an animal made all the more remarkable by virtue of the fact that they walked around on their feet just like humans.Read more...

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The list of actors up for Doctor Strange keeps growing. Channing Tatum has an update on the Gambit movie. Who is The Walking Dead's new character? Is HBO committed to making a Westworld TV show? Plus updates on Arrow, Agents of SHIELD and The Flash. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Considering he's a main character in the Star Wars saga, it's pretty bizarre that Emperor Palpatine has gone over three decades with naught but a surname to his, err, name. But a new Star Wars novel coming out plans to reveal his forename for the very first time - and it's really dumb.Read more...

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