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Economists routinely get away with saying things that would be considered outrageously misogynist in other contexts. Is economics the worst academic field for women? Stony Brook University finance professor Noah Smith has an article on Bloomberg today laying out the evidence.Read more...

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Do you own a hypoallergenic dog? I thought I did, too* – but surprise! Apparently they don't exist. Read more...

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Okay, so this rendition of Han Solo's trusty ship might be made out of the literal junk Luke Skywalker thought it was, but that doesn't stop it from being outstandingly gorgeous.Read more...

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If you're a robotic spacecraft that was hurled out of a larger spacecraft towards the briskly moving face of a comet, then keep on walking friend. Nothing new for you to see here. If you're not a comet-landing space robot, though, have we got something for you.Read more...

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Spoiler alert: Our courageous little ferret doesn't quite make it across the abyss. Read more...

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Actor Norman Reedus told TV Guide that the events of The Walking Dead's midseason finale, airing on November 30th, were so emotional that he genuinely cried for an hour before he was able to shoot the episode's finale scenes. Huh. Why do I suspect that these weren't tears of happiness?Read more...

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We have our own idea of what modern English and American creatures like Dracula, Frankenstein's Creature, and the horrors of H.P. Lovecraft look like based on countless adaptations and re-adaptations. But what did these monsters look like when they were first introduced?Read more...

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Do you believe that scientists should make their research open, so that anyone can read and learn from it? Then this news will make your day.Read more...

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Howard the Duck made a huge return this summer during his amazing Guardians of the Galaxy cameo. Apparently his current success on the big screen has inspired a return to his original source material, because Marvel is giving Howard a new comic series. Read more...

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If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way, and with good reason: Many people come down with something nasty in the days following an airplane flight. Why does this happen, and how can you keep yourself from getting sick?Read more...

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This is the best possibly news that we've heard all year. The new Planet of the Apes franchise is allegedly supposed to stop after the next untitled film directed by Matt Reeves. But main character Andy Serkis asks, what if it didn't? Read more...

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This Sunday, November 23rd, is the 10th Anniversary of the release of World of Warcraft. Its impact on video games cannot be understated - but its impact on wider popular culture itself can't be either. So how did a fledgling MMORPG from 2004 become still relevant to the pop culture world of today?Read more...

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Researchers led by Stanford engineer Elliot Hawkes have created a pair of gecko-inspired gloves that enable users up to 200 pounds to scale smooth, vertical panes of glass. As one biomechanical engineer put it: "This is a really big deal."Read more...

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You've heard the self-help gurus who say positive thoughts can bring us happiness, wealth, and success. But there's another side to the story. Here's why positive thinking often backfires — and why many of us are starting to resent it.Read more...

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We only first heard about Lucasfilm's new CG animated movie Strange Magic when it was announced a week and a half ago as a musical semi-remake of A Midsummer Night's Dream with pop songs. Now the first trailer is here, and unfortunately it looks like stuff we've seen many times before.Read more...

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James Tilly Matthews was a peace activist 200 years ago, during the Napoleonic Wars. He was confined to Bedlam asylum because he attributed the bloody conflict to a secret society using futuristic mind-control devices, which he illustrated in exquisite detail, rivaling the technical drawings of engineers.Read more...

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This week Vice announced their new SFF magazine, Terraform. As mentioned previously in this column, new 'zines are always coming along and this is good news most of the time. However, Terraform's birth was not the occasion for celebration, but a throwdown.Read more...

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Maybe you're in it for the cute monsters. Maybe you're in it to be the very best, like no one ever was. Or maybe you want to catch em all? Whatever it is about Pokémon that speaks to you, I'm here to help you get the most out of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Read more...

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Nathan Fillion will always be best-loved by nerds for his role as Captain Mal Reynolds on Firefly, but did you know he's also starred in another major scifi franchise? It's called Castle — yes, the show where he's a mystery writer solving crimes with police detective (and love interest) Kate Beckett. Don't believe me? The truth is right here.Read more...

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Shakespearian Tragedy as Post Apocalyptic fare. Literal Fantasy Football. Missions to space! It's a veritable smorgasbord of goodness in our weekly look at all things Crowdfunding. Check it out!Read more...

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Pick up the whole Indiana Jones saga for just $35 on blu-ray today only, but hurry up, there's a boulder rolling toward you. [Amazon]Read more...

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Night after night, Batman faces Gotham's most fearsome criminals: gangsters, lunatics, and supervillains. And while he may take the occasional pummeling, he manages to survive those long nights. Or does he?Read more...

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This is that special time of year when birds in the Yukon get plastered by eating fermented berries. The drunks birds fall out of trees, fly into objects, and pass out. To help, local environmentalists have set up a special holding tank where they can sober up.Read more...

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