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Game of Thrones has killed off your favorite characters, tortured your darlings, and murdered your beloved dire wolves. But truly the "Hug Buddy" is the biggest evil to come out of this brilliant but brutal series. Read more...

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Olivier Beguin's Employee of the Month is a goofy but fun short film that follows a day in the life of a vocational office worker as she tries to connect zombies, mummies, fairies, and all other manner of mythical being with new jobs. After hearing their employment histories, it's clear that it won't be easy.Read more...

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Wanna make a feature film? Try making your tale as a short that becomes a viral hit first. It's a trend that's gaining traction, and Realm, about a teenage girl who happens to be a demon hunter, is yet another example. Watch the short (it's just over three minutes long) below.Read more...

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Have you ever heard a scream or sound effect in a movie that sounded strangely familiar? There's a good chance you weren't imagining things. Here are some of cinema's most iconic sounds – and where they originated.Read more...

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One less reason to be excited about upcoming movies: The Moon and the Sun, the movie version of Vonda McIntyre's beloved historical fantasy novel, has had its release date pushed back from April 12, 2015, to "TBA." Dammit.Read more...

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Last week, we asked you to send us your favorite Avengers 2 trailer remixes and mash-ups. And the response was pretty awesome. Not suprisingly, there were a lot of Ultron/Terminator mash-ups, but also a beautiful Short Circuit/Age of Ultron combo. Here are our favorite Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer remixes!Read more...

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Jennifer Lawrence has just announced that the '80s-set X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last X-movie. Given her immense popularity, it's not really a mystery why she wouldn't want to keep getting spray-painted blue. But it begs a question worth asking: What happens to the X-Men after Apocalypse?Read more...

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My word, Figma do love their Iron Man variants, don't they? Next up is the turn of the blinged up Mk XXI 'Midas' suit, the sort of ostentatious ridiculous you can only expect from someone like Tony Stark. But ostentatiousness aside, it makes for a pretty figure!Read more...

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In July, New Horizons will pay a visit to Pluto and Charon. The historic flyby is expected to reveal surface features of these objects in extraordinary detail. Now, NASA and the SETI Institute, along with the International Astronomical Union, want your help naming these features.Read more...

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Valiant Entertainment turns 25 this year, and are celebrating their anniversary with a big convention tour across the US — not just to celebrate the company's milestone, but also to make sure you know everything there is to know about their characters before they're all turned into the next cinematic comic universe .Read more...

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When The Rolling Stones sang "Mother's Little Helper" back in 1966, they weren't talking about drugs. They were talking about a specific drug that was prescribed for everything from severely ill mental patients to recovering alcoholics to comfortable middle class people who sometimes felt anxious. It was called "Miltown."Read more...

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Hey, the dynamic duo of directors we all love from Captain America: The Winter Soldier are coming back to Marvel to take the Avengers across a very ambitious finish line. Yep, the Russos are tapping out Joss Whedon, and that's fine by us. Read more...

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America's collective human waste contains millions of dollars worth of energy, water, and even rare and valuable metals like gold and palladium. The question is: How do we extract it?Read more...

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For the first time in over 3,000 years, the functional components of wooly mammoth DNA have been brought to life (albeit in a petri dish). The achievement represents an important step towards potential efforts to bring the extinct species back. Read more...

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Hollywood heard you! Ruairí Robinson's proof-of-concept film The Leviathan is on track to become a full-length feature. X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg has signed onto the project as producer with Neill Blomkamp onboard as executive producer. Let's hope something great comes out of this.Read more...

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io9's March Madness continues apace, and we're kicking this week off with the sweet sixteen. Well, technically the there are only fifteen — Star Trek's managed to hang in on both the TV and Movie side of this bracket. But is there any chance of a Star Trek vs. Star Trek final? Only one way to find out!Read more...

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If you're a lover of Greek mythology like me, you've been constantly disappointed whenever anybody tries to depict Zeus, Hercules or their ilk on screen, because these movies and TV shows are always terrible. Based on this first trailer, Syfy's Olympus does not appear to be an exception.Read more...

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Phil and Carol have spent the last couple episodes of The Last Man on Earth trying to procreate so they can save the human race — but does that mean their kids will have to have kids with each other? Phil comes up with a plan to spread out the gene pool, but naturally, it doesn't go the way he hopes.Read more...

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Even for people with the right inclination, the sciences aren't always easy to enjoy. They're exacting frustrating, and slow-to-advance — but also ever-changing. And sometimes, the most unexpected things can make you rediscover them all over again. Here are the strangest things that made me love each of the sciences.Read more...

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All 151 original monsters have now been caught by thousands of players controlling a single game of Pokémon on Twitch. It's the sort of impressive feat that most Pokémon players will never accomplish, despite having full control of the game.Read more...

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One of the weirdest things ever to air in British TV was The Clangers, a show about weird little creatures made of wool, who live on the Moon. (Doctor Who fans will remember it as the Master's favorite TV show in "The Sea Devils.") And now the Clangers are coming back after 40 years — here's your first look.Read more...

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The world isn't running short on movies set in the dystopian future, movies about extraordinary children, or zombies, but here's one that could be something special: She Who Brings Gifts, an adaptation of M.R. Carey's extraordinary scifi novel The Girl With All the Gifts . Read more...

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The velvet worm hunts by bombarding its prey with a double barreled burst of slime. Now, scientists have figured out how these ooze-cannons work.Read more...

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