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Our episode begins with Special Agent Avery Ryan (played, as always, by Oscar Winner™ Patricia Arquette) trapping and releasing a giant spider/metaphor in her office, to reiterate to viewers that she is both capable of catching devious creatures and ~compassionate~ enough to release them. Read more...

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An international team of marine biologists has recorded an astounding round-trip journey made by a gray whale who ventured from Russia's east coast to the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula – and then all the way back. At 14,000 miles (22,500 km), it's the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded. Read more...

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The number one question that people ask me when the find out that I write about webcomics is, "What webcomic should I be reading?" But really, which webcomics you should be reading depends on the sorts of things you like. For example, if you like certain TV shows, then these webcomics may be for you. Read more...

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Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also good for you, having been shown to make you smarter , help you lose weight, keep you alive longer and kickstart your exercise routine. Today we're going to knock down coffee's barrier to entry by telling you exactly which gear you need to get your hands on for a great brew.Read more...

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Not all the food we produce is eaten — so just what are we doing with it all?Read more...

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John Carpenter is famed for directing genre classics like Halloween, They Live, and Escape From New York, but the synth-y scores he's crafted have earned their own cult following. He recently released Lost Themes — instrumentals for imaginary features — and we've got the music video premiere for "Night"!Read more...

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Oh, Revolution. We lamented its squandered potential after its abrupt demise last year — but it looks like there might be some small chance of the series delivering what little intriguing premise it had left. DC are teaming up with the show's creative team for a new digital comic series to wrap up the story!Read more...

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On the request of NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey has prepared two highly detailed maps of the Moon. Fortunately, they've also been made available to the public, so check 'em out in all their lunar glory. Read more...

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The 8th season of SyFy's monster makeup reality competition Face Off wrapped up this week, so it's a good time to look back at the scariest, most badass, beautiful or just flat out awesome creatures from the entire season. Plus, we interviewed season 8 winner Darla Edin.Read more...

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If you haven't been watching the Axe Cop cartoon on the ADHD block, you're missing out on some very important information. Information like, the only thing that stops nature's mortal enemies, tigers and sharks, from waging all-out war on each other is the water. Also: Now the water is missing.Read more...

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Sometimes, the best part about science are all the still-unanswered questions and the possibilities they offer. And sometimes, you just want an answer already.Read more...

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The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY just opened a new installation, "Autopsy for a Nation: The Death of Abraham Lincoln," marking the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. The exhibit's key items include handwritten notes by the physicians who conducted the President's autopsy.Read more...

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Fluoroantimonic acid is the strongest acid in the world; it can rip through most materials easily. But a chemical that you've got around your house will stop it cold. Read more...

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In the new play “Salvage,” a team of government officials searches through the rubble of New York for precious objects from the time before a catastrophic event devastated the city. And the play asks what defines us, when almost all the physical trappings of our hyper-connected society are lost.Read more...

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Gawker Man Accidentally Explodes Car But at Least He Killed the Damn Bedbugs | Gizmodo What America Feels Like After 7 Months Of Foreign Adventure | Kotaku The Most Gruelling Movie Jackie Chan Has Done | Lifehacker How to Recover From an Unproductive Day Like It Never Happened |Read more...

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James Gunn talks about the importance of fathers in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Read the entire alleged cast-list of The Force Awakens, and see more Age of Ultron pictures. Plus Orphan Black hints, clips from Outlander and Vampire Diaries, and a familiar face returns to Agents of Shield. Spoilers!Read more...

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Killing off a major character is great way to up the stakes, create suspense, and show that this story isn't going where you expect. Sometimes, a movie or TV show will go further and cast a famous name or create marketing that implies that a character will be around for a while, only for them to die almost immediately. Here are ten of the most shocking uses. Spoilers.Read more...

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Studio Ghibli's last film for the foreseeable future was released last year in Japan, now GKids has the US trailer for the film. It's exactly what you'd expect and fairly wonderful. Read more...

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When Chappie was released in the U.S., it was a R-rated film. But for the movie’s upcoming Japanese release, Sony decided to edit the film for kids 12 years-old and up. Here’s where things get really awkward. Read more...

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The 25o-year-old sex toy was probably dropped into the latrine by mistake because no one would abandon something in such good condition that was obviously expensive.Read more...

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Confirming that there will be a different teaser released at a special IMAX event on April 20th, Zack Snyder tweeted his own teaser. And we have to ask: What is going on with the Batsuit? See it, and Snyder's tweet below. Read more...

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Here we find two male Scalloped Oxen, battling for a female's attention. Once the fight commences, they will retract their heads inside their armored shells, allowing the neck to act as a battering ram. It is an impressive display, even if you're not a female Scalloped Oxen. Concept art by Kate Pfeilschiefter.Read more...

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Researchers working in Kenya's archaeologically prolific Lake Turkana region claim to have uncovered a set of 3.3-million-year-old stone tools. That's 700,000 years older than the previous record, and predates evidence for the evolutionary origins of the genus Homo by half a million years.Read more...

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Monday, Michelle MacLaren left her role as Wonder Woman director . Today, another director has officially stepped in. And, in an interesting twist of superhero movie making fate, it's a former Marvel favorite, who never got their chance to make her superhero movie. Read more...

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Batman does a lot of things well: hand-to-hand combat, spelunking, brooding. Here's something Batman does not do well: vacations.Read more...

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