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For the most part, the things that kill Americans are fairly consistent from state to state. But as this new map by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearly shows, not all states are equal when it comes to certain risks.Read more...

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Otachi is basically the Batman of NECA’s Pacific Rim toy line at this point. The Kaiju beastie ranks up there with main star Gipsy Danger for variant toys , but only one comes with a feature for it to grab other mech toys and carry them up to their rapid-descent death. That’s pretty damn cool.Read more...

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Gawker Waco Biker Gang Shootout May Have Started Over a Parking Dispute: Cops | Gizmodo How Anabolic Steroids Make You Stronger – And How They Destroy You | Jezebel Game of Thrones: Well, We’re Talking About Rape Again | Kotaku Here’s a Good Time at a Japanese Arcade |Read more...

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Lex Luthor might be wearing a familiar outfit in Batman v. Superman. The next Mad Max movie already has a title. Check out a clip from tonight’s Flash finale. Plus a set video from Suicide Squad, and teasers for what’s next on Orphan Black and iZombie. So many spoilers!Read more...

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Did the last episode of Game of Thrones have a hidden death scene? Vanity Fair has slowed down a scene and dug up some possible foreshadowing and book clues to come to the conclusion that, yes, someone may have died without us noticing. Read more...

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The long-delayed movie adaptation of William Gibson’s Neuromancer has a second chance at life now that a Chinese media company has stepped up with money.Read more...

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The first trailer for Joe Wright’s Pan focused pretty hard on the characters and the relationship between Hook and Peter. This one doesn’t add much new to our understanding of the plot, but, man, is Neverland gorgeous. Read more...

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In a new interview with the Radio Times, Simon Pegg says that the genre that he’s spent pretty much his entire career celebrating could actually be causing society to become “infantilized.” And he might want to “retire from geekdom.” Is he trolling, or has he really gotten so little out of years of science fiction?Read more...

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No, this isn’t a set from Tim Burton’s next Alice in Wonderland film. (If those films had sets.) Rather, it’s part of the 191st St. Tunnel, which the New York City Department of Transportation just unveiled. Read more...

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Most spiders neither make nor receive airborne sounds. But there is one exception. A specific kind of wolf spider makes purring noises when seeking a mate. Find out what gets a female spider in the mood.Read more...

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Cities grow. Human settlements expand across lands — and even into the water. Some forests burn down and regrow while others are gradually depleted by logging. And, over the last few decades, satellites have captured it all, showing how Earth has changed in just a matter of years.Read more...

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Now this is one of the sillier takes we’ve seen on Pluto’s journey from planet to dwarf planet, but it’s also pretty adorable. In the short film Stellar Moves: The Story of Pluto, Pluto is a young man who wants to join the popular dancers known as the Planets, but he’s going to need some astronomical help on his moves. Read more...

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There are many terms in economics whose definitions drift towards either the higher branches of mathematics or the more esoteric regions of history. But it’s a very simple, everyday term that has economists most up in arms. Read more...

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Chappie, the titular robot hero from Chappie is already quite childlike for a robot. But when you shrink him down to practically robo-baby proportions, he becomes even more obviously childike - and down right cute to boot!Read more...

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Turns out it’s a lot. Industrious Imgur user Mattsawizard tabulated the miles it took Frodo and his erstwhile companion Samwise to get from Bag’s End all the way to Mt. Doom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the distance is 1350 miles — as long as it would take you to walk from Los Angeles, CA, to Austin, Texas.Read more...

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You gotta give The Lizzie Borden Chronicles credit; the only thing predictable about this show is how unpredictable it is (and, ok, the fact that Lizzie will off at least one other character per episode). In episode seven, “The Sisters Grimke,” the Borden sisters flee Fall River and Lizzie adopts a more fun-loving hair color.Read more...

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Max Max: Fury Road is an incredible visual spectacle, in which a beautiful landscape and some incredibly insane vehicles collide in a fireball of pure brilliance. But before it was a work of art, this movie was a collection of eye-popping drawings and paintings. Check out an exclusive look at the concept art of Fury Road.Read more...

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Do you want to see a sick, high res image of Jurassic World’s new dinosaur Indominous Rex? Do you like fine, German engineered cars and vile product placement? Well hold on to your fucking hat. Behold a massive look at the new bad guy in Jurassic World, and a car. Read more...

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Sometimes, bad luck leads to insights. A study published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation has added a new twist to our understanding of the way the system that controls puberty in mammals develops inside the brain – thanks to two brothers who both inherited the same rare disorder.Read more...

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On a single day in 2011, Anders Breivik killed 77 people, most of them attendees at a youth camp organized by the Norwegian Labour Party. A thoughtful piece in the new New Yorker by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard takes a look at the mass murderer from the inside out, examining his mind and his motives.Read more...

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Studies have shown that most consumers taste with their eyes. We think a cheese tastes best when it’s a deep yellow or a vivid orange color. This plant influences what goes in your mouth, and it’s been doing that for longer than you’d imagine.Read more...

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Guess what’s got my large intestine in a septic knot today, MANmerica? The extreme pussification and dude-slicing feminism that has taken Mad Max: Fury Road—a movie that should have been about two greased up male torsos in a UFC fight on the back of on a loud motorcycle—into a crotch-kicking misandrist fantasy starring some dyke named Furiosa who doesn’t even show us her tits. THE BETAFICATION OF AMERICA CONTINUES. MAD MAX HAS BEEN RUINED. Read more...

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You probably already knew this, but in case you forgot — George Miller, the guy who exploded your eyeballs this past weekend with Mad Max: Fury Road, was directing a Justice League movie at one point. What the hell happened?Read more...

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Creator Robert Kirkman has been dropping some details about Fear the Walking Dead, the goofily named spin-off to the hit zombie series The Walking Dead. It sure sounds like the show is going to be very different from the original, and not just because of the setting or the time period.Read more...

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