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The serial killer known as the "Yorkshire Ripper" can add "is probably going blind" to his list of health ailments. Read more...

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A guy who can manipulate gravity battles a fellow who controls heat in this wonderfully choreographed battle. We have no idea why these figures are fighting, but it's a lot of fun watching them go at it.Read more...

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The apocalypse shows no sign of loosening its grip on mass media. The next end of the world: an eight-mile-wide comet strikes Earth and wipes out all life. But first, a group of surviving humans huddle beneath the English town of Slough and waits for the end, including Rob Lowe.Read more...

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Excavations at Amphipolis in Greece have uncovered five intriguing skeletons. An elderly woman, a newborn child, a cremated corpse, and two middle-aged men were among another 550 bone fragments found in a lavish tomb dating back to the Alexander era. Experts say the remains may belong to one of his generals, or a relative.Read more...

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I guess you have to make your own fun at work, even when work is 20 stories off the ground on the skeleton of a future skyscraper. But these photos of construction workers enjoying their breaks and photo-ops high in the air are simply terrifying.Read more...

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Billy Dee Williams is back! A young Lando Calrissian snares the Ghost crew in his latest scheme. Yes, long before The Empire Strikes Back, Lando was a smooth-talking rogue — and you couldn't trust him as far as you could throw him. It's a pity no one tries to throw him, actually.Read more...

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One of the funniest bits in The LEGO Movie is when the Millennium Falcon shows up to come and get Batman. But that Star Wars cameo almost didn't happen — the makers of the film had to rush to finalize their deal with Lucasfilm before Disney bought the company.Read more...

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Papyrus rolls buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD were discovered 260 years ago in the ruins of Herculaneum. But they're so fragile that it's never been possible to read them without inadvertently destroying them — until now. Read more...

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The Marvel universe and its Ultimate universe are ending. That's according to a recent press conference from Marvel comics, who finally solved the mystery of what's happening in their much-hyped Secret Wars event — and revealed the new universe that's going to result from it. Read more...

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The most dedicated followers of Bat-Fashion may remember the cover to Detective Comics #241, showing Batman and a veritable Rainbow of Batsuits. Now, there's a chance that said Bat-Rainbow may come to a toy shelf near you.Read more...

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Gawker The State of the Union Is Dumb Hacks Writing Garbage Speeches | Gizmodo Thousands of Fish To Be Freed From Abandoned Mall Fish-Hell | Kotaku Smash Tourney Organizer Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations | Lifehacker How to Stop Being a Petulant Whiner | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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We've seen it happen time and again in commercials: a six-foot-tall pitcher of walking, talking Kool-Aid bursts through a brick wall, bellowing his trademark, "Oh yeah!" But could he really do it without completely cracking up?Read more...

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A 56-page document handwritten by Alan Turing will be auctioned off in April, with part of the proceeds (it's expected to fetch over $1 million) going to charity. The manuscript dates from 1942, Turing's Enigma Code-breaking days, and contains musings on mathematics and computer science.Read more...

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Next year marks the 50th anniversary of space opera's grandest and most ambitious media series. But will Star Trek have a 50th birthday in keeping with its proud heritage? Here are a bunch of ways that we hope Star Trek's birthday gets celebrated.Read more...

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Facts are great, except when they undermine our worldview. As a new study shows, when confronted with factual challenges, we often retreat by presenting weak explanations that are difficult — if not impossible — to disprove. More proof that you just can't win .Read more...

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The Venture Bros. just blew themselves up. I'm not referring to Hank and Dean, actually, who used to have a nasty habit of dying horribly. I'm referring to the show itself, which returned with an hour-long special that not only brought years of storylines to an end, but set up a new status quo for the Venture universe.Read more...

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On the left you see an image of a cute kid, and on the right you see how people look at it, if given a few moments to stare. The squiggly lines are the work of a pioneer in vision research, and he had even more interesting squiggles to show us.Read more...

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No trick. Liquid dye in water lets us see a Taylor column, which is a physical column made of nothing. Dye creeps around it, or occasionally creates it. We'll tell you how it works, and why it affects more than just an experiment in a fluid dynamics laboratory.Read more...

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Tremble at the sight of the new and improved ATLAS. Redesigned for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, this robot is now stronger, more energy efficient, more dextrous, and quieter than its clunky predecessor. And best of all, it no longer requires a safety tether. Read more...

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Oh my god, there's actually video games coming out this week. More than one too! 2015 has finally decided to start... just about. Let's talk about what you've been getting up to with games in this week's edition of Tuesday Game Room!Read more...

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Good news. The movie version of the badass, modern day fairytale comics we ALL want to see adapted, Fables, is NOT dead. In fact, the movie just got a pretty exciting screenwriter to take another pass at the script.Read more...

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George Lucas has been trying to open a museum to house his personal collection of art and movie memorabilia for awhile now; last June, Chicago beat out San Francisco for hosting duties. Now, it seems a third city may in the running: Los Angeles.Read more...

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In the 1980s, allegations of ritual abuse at a preschool in Southern California led to the longest, most expensive trial in U.S. history. The McMartin Preschool case — which resulted in zero convictions — became emblematic of a much more widespread phenomenon known as Satanic Panic.Read more...

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Despite Pokémon's immense popularity, plenty about the series is absolutely silly, or doesn't make much sense.Read more...

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This week's Sleepy Hollow gave us the plot no one was clamoring for: Ichabod and Katrina try to save their marriage, and get chased by an evil painting. It's more fun than it sounds! (Which isn't saying much.) Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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