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Fashion is cyclical. Like a zombie, a trend rarely dies without its reanimated corpse popping back up for a second round — and sometimes you're around for it both times. Today we want to know about the fashion trends that passed out of your life, and then showed up again.Read more...

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Richard Reeves, a Brookings Institution economist, has made a brief video using Legos to visualize the hard facts about getting ahead in the U.S. "In terms of fairness," he says, the question is less about the income gap between the bottom and top and "more about your chance of making it from the bottom to the top."Read more...

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Deadspin USC: Josh Shaw Admits He Made Up Drowning Nephew Story | Gizmodo Look at These Images From the First Public High-Res Imaging Satellite | Jalopnik GM Is Sending Mexican Jobs To America... And American Jobs To Mexico? | Kotaku Don't Be Silly, Hello Kitty Is a Cat Read more...

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Pictures of the nefarious Doctor Doom seemed to have leaked from the set of the Fantastic Four reboot. Although if they're fake, you do have to wonder where the fakers got a enormous greenscreen room to stage them in.Read more...

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The thing that gets most of us up in the morning is a nice big dose of poison. Fortunately, it's not poison for us. It is, however, something that's left a trail of dead snails in labs, and that we crave every morning.Read more...

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Check out new Avengers 2 photos, and a Horns trailer. Maleficent's returning to Once Upon a Time for a major storyline. Arrow recasts a major new character. Plus, a three-minute Star Wars Rebels short. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Name any two characters on Witches of East End, and I'll tell you how their relationship is completely fucked. Because that was the theme of this week. That, and the appearance of James Marsters and Eddie McClintock. Welcome, genre stalwarts, to Witches of East End. It's ridiculous.Read more...

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At least according to new research from Exeter University. According to a study conducted by the university's Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB), not only do they not steal shiny objects, they're afraid of them.Read more...

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That's a lot of awesome packed into one image. See the full thing below.Read more...

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The Marvel movies rightly get praise for their action and their witty writing, but Gen Kim has made a video that focuses on the universe's more subtle moments. Without dialogue, and set to José González's "Stay Alive," the emotion the actors convey with their faces and body language are thrown into stark relief.Read more...

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According to Batman: The Animated Series, young Bruce Wayne grew up watching the pulp adventures of the Gray Ghost (voiced by none other than Adam West) on television. And the first half of this Gray Ghost fan film feels like a dream the adult Batman might have after falling asleep watching old episodes.Read more...

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Whale-watching is not as harmless as it appears. Conservationists say whales are stressed out by the frequent boat trips, which affects their behavior and puts their long-term survival at risk. As many as 13 million people flock to the oceans each year in hopes of seeing whales and dolphins up close. Read more...

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Want to know the easy way to harvest cherries? It's simple – just shake the tree.Read more...

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As the light fades, you can just barely see the aliens unspooling long, prehensile fishing lines from their ships. They trail over the grasslands, as sensitive as whiskers, looking for the fuel blooms that power their engines. All they need are a few to make the trip back home to the Oort Cloud.Read more...

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The next time you are at your yoga class and the instructor asks you to take a moment to clear your mind for some peaceful meditation, instead of focusing on that tabletop water fountain she bought at Ross, I want you to think about this cat with a tiny frog on its head.Read more...

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If you're unaware of the never-made J.J. Abrams' Superman movie, you are in for a treat. Here's a video breakdown of the insanity that could have been, including one dead and the resurrected Superman. Read more...

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If stars themselves are giant balls of gas and appear as dots in the night sky, why is it so common to draw them with pointed arms? Minute Physics explains how the light from stars interacts with our eyes to create that "star-shaped" image.Read more...

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Jiggly, wiggly, and eminently GIFable, this vaguely obscene slo-mo footage of bouncing water balloons is sure to put a smile on your face. Read more...

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Superhero movies have definitely taken a turn towards the dark lately — but that doesn't mean we still don't love the superhero movies that manage to pull off a truly herculean task: making us laugh. Read more...

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Uighers are an ethnic minority in western China, largely Muslim, who have been protesting the Chinese government for its discriminatory policies against them over the past several years. Now the Chinese government hopes to appease the protesters with a bizarre princess story.Read more...

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Fox's Animation Domination HD is probably best-known for their terrifying, disgusting "Scientifically Accurate" cartoons. But upon the news that Ghibli may cease production, the animators created this genuinely poignant goodbye to the anime studio that gave us Spirited Away, Totoro and more.Read more...

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Inspired by 'doctor fish' who feed off human skin, a South Korean industrial designer has conceived of a radical new way of cleaning clothes. Instead of using a traditional washing machine, fleets of robotic fish will clean your clothes in a water tank — and without detergent.Read more...

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It's like a reverse crop circle. The people of Inakadate, a village in Japan with only 8,000 inhabitants, found an artistic way to lure tourists: in 1993, they planted a rice field behind the town hall. Over the years, they've used different types of heirloom rice to grow art in the paddy. Read more...

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The Great Pyramid of Gaza is the last of the ancient world's "seven wonders." The 4,500-year-old structure was constructed from 2.4 million limestone blocks, most weighing around 2.5 tons. Today we're still debating how the Egyptians managed to move these blocks from local quarries. Now scientists have a new hypothesis. Read more...

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Mites like the one pictured above are living, dying, and leaking poop on pretty much everyone's faces. So at least you're not alone.Read more...

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