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Getting 100% in Batman: Arkham Knight and unlocking the ‘true ending’ doesn’t necessarily mean seeing everything Arkham Knight has to offer. It’s actually pretty easy to miss something within said true ending. (Spoilers to follow!)Read more...

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Hope you haven’t already paid your July rent—because Mondo has another batch of beautiful posters for sale, both online and as exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con. Check out Flash Gordon, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Ant-Man posters, plus Aliens and Superman: The Animated Series vinyls.Read more...

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Archaeologists working in Spain have discovered several new cave etchings dating back 14,000 years to the Middle Magdalenian period. Using innovative methods of photography, photogrametry, and 3D laser scanning, the researchers were able to identify faint etchings of a bison, horse, and a possible doe and wolf. Read more...

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Perhaps if young Thomas Granger had been more discreet, more circumspect, his name would have long since vanished in the mists of history. But in Puritan times, his unusual crime so offended his community that it warranted the harshest of punishments.Read more...

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You’re looking at high-speed footage of a tennis ball being served at 142 miles per hour. The video (below) was recorded at 6,000 frames per second. In the span of twelve frames—two thousandths of a second—the ball transmutes from a sphere into a fuzzy green patty, all but disappearing behind the rim of the racquet.Read more...

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When a murder turns cold, it only enhances the horror of the tragedy—and the intrigue. Cases like the Black Dahlia slaying, the death of JonBenét Ramsey, and the 1922 double homicide known as the Hall-Mills Murder all had suspects, but to this day, nobody has ever been held accountable. Read more...

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Winter is, err, under construction? McFarlane Toys have announced that they are branching out their line of bizarre, yet totally awesome construction toys based on The Walking Dead to another humongous TV franchise: Game of Thrones. Once again, the idea is baffling, and yet also absolutely fantastic.http://toybox.io9.com/mcfarlanes-wal... Read more...

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This fish looks like a big mean blob with tiny tiny little tentacles that it uses to maneuver itself. Some call it the Indian walkman. Some call it the demon stingerfish. I call it the Krang-of-the-sea.Read more...

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The last time Pinocchio was made in live-action, Rotten Tomatoes crowned it one of the worst films of the decade. That’s not going to happen with the next one. Star and producer Robert Downey Jr. has just recruited Paul Thomas Anderson to write and possibly even direct a new Pinocchio.Read more...

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Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the Terminators.Read more...

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When Wildstorm became a DC Comics imprint, Midnighter became one of DC’s greatest gay characters. As part of DC’s recent publishing revamp he’s finally gotten a new solo series, a first in nearly a decade—and so far, Midnighter represents one of the best portrayals of an out superhero in comics right now.Read more...

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The first episode of the James Patterson adaptation Zoo is entitled “First Blood”—even though this action drama, which imagines what would happen if the animals on earth decided to rebel against their human overlords, is relatively bloodless (it is CBS, after all). That said, it does contain plenty of B-movie thrills!Read more...

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By pitting various strains of bacteria against one another, researchers from Vanderbilt University have stumbled upon a novel way of discovering active chemicals that can be used to produce powerful new drugs. Read more...

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Urban farmers who have their soil tested for heavy metals and other contaminants can get a nasty shock when they realize what would be coursing through the food they grow on their land. Establish an innocent little vegetable patch and you’ll be serving your family a salad full of fresh lead. Read more...

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If you place a wineglass before a speaker emitting waves at the vessel’s resonant frequency, it will vibrate, or even shatter. But resonant frequencies aren’t unique to stemware; every object has one (or, more often, several). Even googly eyes.Read more...

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The king returns. Hail to the king, baby.Read more...

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For what seems like the 100th time, a Monopoly movie is about to pass Go. Lionsgate is the latest company to try and turn the popular board game into a movie and they’ve hired Andrew Niccol, creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show, to write it.Read more...

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The first working model of the now-iconic birth control pill dispenser is in the Smithsonian’s history collection. It’s built out of clear plastic, paper, and double-sided tape, held together by a snap from a child’s toy, with slices of wooden dowel standing in for pills. It was created to solve a vexing problem.Read more...

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One of the best things about the Star Wars universe is that you can tell any kind of story in it. It’s a lesson Lucasfilm will finally bring to theaters when the first spin-off premieres in 2016. But while we’re excited for Rogue One, we can’t help but think of other possibilities—so here are our votes for the next eight stand-alone flicks.Read more...

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With less than two weeks to go before its historic flyby, the Ralph instrument aboard the New Horizons spacecraft has confirmed the presence of frozen methane on Pluto—something scientists first detected as far back as 1976.Read more...

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Watch your step, Philae! 67P, the comet we landed a space probe on last fall , is apparently riddled with sinkholes. And as the massive ball of ice and dust hurls itself toward the sun, its surface is continuing to evolve.Read more...

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The internet is a vast, unknowable place. The parts you and I interact with on a daily basis are a very small sliver of what’s actually floating around out there. The web can go deep, and it can get dark.Read more...

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It’s been a long time since the Power Rangers team that started it all has graced TV screens, but with a movie reboot on the horizon and 22 seasons of Super Sentai antics under its belt across various incarnations, the original teenagers with attitude are making a welcome return to comics.Read more...

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If we hope to someday make a home, or at least a longer stopover up on Mars, then we’re going to need a way to get around and see what’s up there. This boomerang-shaped prototype Martian airplane—the first of its kind—just may be it.Read more...

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