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Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen's cat Guppy recently passed away. He's understandably heartbroken. An item in Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, however, will ensure that Guppy's small furry legacy lives on.Read more...

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Last night we all said goodbye to True Blood forever, and shit got weird. Really weird and morbid and silly and—well, it was all just so very True Blood. Read more...

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In this short film, the lovelorn Eugene receives a mysterious laptop that grants his every wish. But he soon learns that there are some wishes that he should ask for—at least not without careful reading of the user agreement.Read more...

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In the near-future of John Scalzi's latest novel, Lock In, a pandemic called Haden's Syndrome sweeps the world. Some of its victims suffer flu-like symptoms, some die, and some experience 'Lock In', and are trapped in their own bodies, unable to move. This disease provides a sweeping backdrop for a fast-paced science fiction thriller that locks you into the pages, in typical Scalzi fashion. Read more...

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Colin Furze is a British garage inventor and video maker, perhaps best known for his "DIY X-Men" devices that endowed him with the powers of Magneto and Wolverine. And now, perhaps inspired by the pyrotechnic prowess of Jubilee, he has created an inflatable metal suit that can withstand a barrage of fireworks.Read more...

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It's Emmys time, on a Monday night in August. Why? Because NBC makes too much money airing football on Sundays in the fall to accommodate your needs. No matter! We're here, updating throughout the night with the ceremony's winners. Join us in the comments to air your grievances, cheer on your favorites, and make (good) jokes. http://defamer.gawker.com/here-are-your-... Read more...

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The Daleks have been terrifying the Doctor for at least 12 life cycles, but are they still capable of inspiring fear in his audience?Read more...

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Jack Huston, a.k.a. Boardwalk Empire's remorseless half-faced killer Richard Harrow! Of all the Strange casting rumors, I like this one the most, because Huston won't command a prohibitively large paycheck, which I know Marvel likes when it begins its franchises, and he's a fine actor to boot. Read more...

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Timothy Zahn has rocked your world with his Star Wars books and his other space opera adventures. But in his new book Soulminder, he's exploring questions of near-future medical ethics, and the result is much more disturbing. To prove it, here's an exclusive excerpt.Read more...

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These drawings of sea monsters, taken from books written in Europe centuries ago, prove that you don't need CGI to create a seriously incredible creature. Read more...

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This is essential information we never realized we needed to know. Which Wikipedia article titles have the proper syllable count and stress pattern to sing to the tune of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? xkcd has the answer.Read more...

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Finally, someone is cracking down on the rampant nudity on HBO's adaptation of Game of Thrones! Of course, I didn't expect it to be the Croatian government, but they are indeed trying to make sure one GoT actress keeps her clothes on. A season 5 spoiler ahead!Read more...

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Did these earthquake scientists deserve to go to prison for six years? David Wolman has a fascinating article in Matter today about the Italian geologists who were imprisoned for manslaughter after residents of a city sued them for not warning them strongly enough about quake risks. Read more...

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Sometimes a movie just doesn't work for you — until someone else explains all the cool stuff they got out of it, and all the extra layers of meaning they saw. Sometimes a really good explanation can retroactively make everything that much better. But which movie did you not like until someone gave you their take on it?Read more...

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Florida Polytechnic University in Tampa has just opened, with over 300 students attending the first day of classes this week. The newly-built campus has a gorgeous library building, but no plans to stock it with books. Instead, it will be the nation's first all-digital college library.Read more...

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Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Cincinnati Bengals | Gizmodo Why Everyone Wanted to Buy Twitch | Jezebel Gap Wants You to Consider Dressing Normal | Kotaku If You're Still A True Blood Fan, Life Is Pretty Damn Sad Right Now | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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On August 6, the Rosetta probe rendezvoused with Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now comes the hard part: picking a suitable location for the spacecraft's Philae lander. The site must be chosen soon because, as the comet gets closer to the sun, its icy surface will begin to change.Read more...

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This week, The Leftovers flashed back to the time just before the Sudden Departure, and showed us what was going on with our characters just before two percent of the population disappeared. It turns out that there was still already of desperation going around.Read more...

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The history of Doctor Who is full of supporting characters who were never allowed to develop. Most of the time, the show only has one star. But I can't think of a character who had more untapped potential than Nyssa, companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. Here's how her story could have been something fantastic.Read more...

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Late last week, wildlife rescue workers responded to a call about an injured koala in Melbourne. After rescuers retrieved the marsupial, who they nicknamed Sir Chompsalot, they realized they would have to perform CPR.Read more...

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The first Ant-Man Easter Egg has been spotted, and it is adorable. Mild spoilers ahead! Read more...

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HBO and Paramount TV are teaming up to bring Martin Scorsese's creepy horror flick Shutter Island to the small screen. Read more...

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Almost all of us have, as adults, gone back to the stuff we watched as a kid and realized it contained some "dirty" stuff that went over our heads. Innuendo in kids comedies is pretty common. But how much innuendo do kids understand?Read more...

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Limited Edition preorder is down to $80 today, its lowest price so far. The season comes out tomorrow, and there's a good chance the price will shoot back up after release. [Walking Dead Season 4 LE, $80]Read more...

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You know how much money you spend on buying food, but just where does that money go? This graphic shows you exactly where your dollar ends up.Read more...

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