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Point Lookout is one of those add-ons that sticks with you. In a world where downloadable content is often forgettable, Bethesda crafted an interesting new addition to Fallout 3 and populated it with some of the best quests they’ve ever produced.Read more...

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If you need to fill out your Kindle library, and don’t mind a heavy dose of the macabre, StoryBundle is offering 11 disaster books in their latest bundle. You’ll get six DRM-free ebooks if you pay the minimum $5, but anyone who ponies up $15 or more will get the other five as well. [The Disaster Bundle features 11 disaster-related eBooks]Read more...

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ITV released the first clip from its 10-part Jekyll & Hyde series. And it turns out that Jekyll/Hyde is basically a Victorian superhero in it.Read more...

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Is Star Wars: The Force Awakens being set up for disappointment? You may have seen Deadline’s report claiming the film will obliterate box office records. Exciting stuff, but Scott Mendelson over at Forbes breaks down just how unlikely that is, and why such predictions might make success look like failure.Read more...

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A little creative editing, a bit of horror music—that’s all that’s needed to prove Harry Potter is one of cinema’s great villains. Check out the fan-made “The Boy Who Kills,” where Harry terrifies the inhabitants of Hogwarts, mutilates the innocent Dursleys, and grins evilly as Ron Weasley is dragged to his doom.Read more...

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Gizmodo A Startup With No Website Just Announced a Major Fusion Breakthrough | Jalopnik North Korea’s Ongoing Massive Submarine Deployment Is Worrisome | Jezebel Ed Sheeran, the Devil, Was Joking About His Terrible Chest Tattoo Being Fake | Lifehacker How to Transition Into a Serious Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single |Read more...

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Pierre-Simon Laplace lived from 1749 to 1827 and was busy the entire time. He wrote books, worked in politics, and figured out the secrets of the universe. One of those secrets he quietly withdrew from later copies of his books. Pity. Read more...

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Quentin Tarantino still wants to make a science fiction film. American Horror Story: Hotel finally drops some story details. Plus, new information on Agents of SHIELD season 3, Teen Wolf’s midseason twists, and why Felicity doesn’t have a code name on Arrow. Behold, spoilers!Read more...

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From the moment we saw it rolling across the sand in the first teaser trailer, we’ve all been fascinated by BB-8. The new droid who’ll be palling around with the characters in Star Wars The Force Awakens is unique, adorable, and now we know its story.Read more...

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On October 25, 1979, students at a Miami military academy experienced a frightening outbreak of sudden mass hysteria that began in a science class and spread throughout the school. A newspaper article published the next day used a single-word headline to mull the cause: “DEMONS?” Demons? Probably not. Read more...

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Wonders Never Cease is a fashion film that takes full advantage of its setting: London’s Museum of Natural History. When two archaeologists engaged in a game of oneupmanship make the same discovery at opposite ends of the world, it ignites a lot of moody wandering through the museum halls.Read more...

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Yesterday we saw bugs using fluid dynamics to propel themselves around. It turns out that one scientist is turning that into a fun way to add alcohol to a drink. Here’s how to make a moving boat using the Marangoni Effect.Read more...

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No matter what you thought of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s no arguing the perfect casting of James Spader as Ultron. Even though he’s playing a 9-foot-tall robot, the character still had that perfect, Spader smugness to him and it worked incredibly well.Read more...

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Inventor-engineer Alan Adler is the man behind the record-setting Aerobie Flying Ring and the widely beloved AeroPress coffee maker. In this profile by filmmaker David Friedman, Adler tells the stories behind his superior designs— and man, is he ever charming*. I defy you to watch this and not fall in love with the guy.Read more...

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Some books keep you turning pages with suspense. Others keep the pages flipping with their deep character studies. But then there are those books that are just so much damn fun, you can’t do anything but keep reading and laughing out loud. But which science fiction or fantasy book is just the most fun ever?Read more...

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The finale of USA’s buzzed about hacker show Mr. Robot will not be seen Wednesday evening because of a scene that shared similarities with the tragic shooting in Virginia earlier today.Read more...

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After last week’s rat-pocalypse, the team gets back to facing enemies of a more human sort: the villainous puppet masters at Reiden Global and the vengeful FBI. But this wouldn’t be Zoo without some animal insanity, and the episode’s title, “Murmuration,” offers a big ol’ hint to keep watching the skies.Read more...

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Working with Christopher Nolan must have given Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway a taste for space. The Interstellar co-star just signed on to make The Shower, a film about a baby shower that turns into a meteor shower that turns men into blood-thirsty aliens.Read more...

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Boulet has done it again. The cartoonist’s latest installment is a quasi-animated pixel comic that challenges the notion that science has somehow robbed the universe of poetry. Recalling his own experiences looking at the night sky through his telescope, Boulet takes us on a lovely and lyrical tour of the cosmos.Read more...

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Imagine if we lived in a world where, years later, Batman ‘66 was re-imagined by Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animation and turned into a stop-motion TV show. Not only that be THE BEST WORLD EVER, but I would imagine that the puppets looked just like these kooky, and slightly creepy, toys.Read more...

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There’s bad news and there’s good news in this post. The bad news is proteins from your own body accidentally smuggle radioactive metals into you. The good news is that those proteins can make those materials glow.Read more...

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Poor Adobe. Along with everyone pre-eulogizing Flash , the only other property of theirs you can name—Photoshop—is in danger. Intellectual property danger.Read more...

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If you’re a fan of classic DC comics, then it’s probably the artwork of the ‘80s that is burned into your memory—more specifically it might be the art featured in the rare, never-released-for-sale 1982 style guide. While bits and pieces have made their way online in the past, we’ve never had a chance to see the entirety of it... until now.Read more...

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