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If you think "I've done some pretty amazing Falcon Punches before", just ask yourself: did your opponent just quit the game after you did it? And, as always, much more! Read more...

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The Scorpion King is back! And this time he's fighting skull-faced warriors and jumping off totally convincing-looking walls, and dueling with Lou Ferrigno. The Scorpion King 4 trailer features King Rutger Hauer, some great snarly dialogue, and some cage matches. Read more...

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Finally, some good news to report on the Ebola front: Nigeria and Senegal are now completely free of the disease. Here's how they contained the outbreak — and why the world needs to take notice. Read more...

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If you're wondering what this image is, yes: it's a silhouette of a chocobo with the iconic Wu-Tang "W" cut out. And yes, that can only mean one thing: someone finally mashed up key verses from the Wu-Tang Clan with songs from Final Fantasy VI. The end result is about as whacky as you'd expect.Read more...

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When the crew takes a brief respite, they come across an odd priest with something to hide. Fortunately, Carl is on the case! Unfortunately, he doesn't trade his sheriff's hat for Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker, but everyone gets a chance to catch up before the shit hits the fan again in true Waking Dead style.Read more...

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You still have two days if you want to suggest a name for the site where the Philae lander will touch down on Comet 67P/CG. (Currently, the site is simply called Site J.) The only rules are that the name can't be a person, and it should include a brief explanation on why it would be ideal for this historic location.Read more...

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Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985) Beetlejuice (1988) Batman (1989) Batman Returns (1992) Mars Attacks! (1996) Corpse Bride (2005) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) [The Tim Burton Collection]Read more...

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Lately, every movie seems to be a sequel or reboot — but it doesn't stop there. Because the movie industry is increasingly dependent on creating franchises, we're seeing some bastardized forms, that are just designed to keep franchises alive. Here are six newfangled types of movies that we're already tired of.Read more...

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One set of characters that we're especially excited to meet in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones is the Sand Snakes of Dorne. Now we're getting a peek at these badass ladies in leather boob armor complete with nipple-like points.Read more...

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Laser physicists from Australia have built a reversible tractor beam capable of retrieving tiny particles. It's nowhere near as strong as the beams portrayed in scifi, but it's the first long-distance optical tractor beam capable of moving particles one fifth of a millimeter in diameter a distance of up to 20cm. Scaled up, it could eventually be used to control atmospheric pollution. Read more...

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Evolution is an affront to young-Earth creationists because it conflicts with Biblical accounts of the origins of life and suggests that humans are animals, as opposed to beings made in God's divine image. But it's increasingly clear the case against evolution has also become entwined with opposition to gay marriage.Read more...

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Even though Terminator creator James Cameron is not directly involved in the new film Terminator Genisys, he did give them some pretty plot-pivotal advice—specifically about how this new film could incorporate a 67-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger into the new Terminator franchise. And this explains a lot. Spoilers. Read more...

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The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are getting a very special guest star this week, but why is she working for Hydra? Plus, comic book anti-hero Constantine comes to TV for some mystical hijinks and Grimm and The 100 both return. Check out the latest clips and details below!Read more...

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Yesterday, comet Siding Spring hurled past Mars at half the distance between the Earth and moon, bringing a massive cloud of dust along with it. To protect its space-based assets, space agencies employed precautionary measures, and they appear to have worked.Read more...

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The most famous scene in the film A Clockwork Orange is the one in which Alex DeLarge goes through a brutal conditioning process to give him an aversion to violence. But aversion conditioning is not as simple as that, and the Garcia Effect shows why.Read more...

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Well, that was quick. This past weekend's episode of Doctor Who, Flatline , saw The Doctor's timeship display a new ability to protect itself from imminent destruction - Siege Mode, which turned the TARDIS into a teeny, nigh on invincible Gallifreyan cube. Now you can buy a Siege Mode TARDIS of your very own!Read more...

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Different Doctor Who characters converging from all of space-time, the finest set of costumes in all of Westeros, and more are all on io9's Halloween Costume Show! Come add yours to the mix.Read more...

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It doesn't matter whether you are or not, because it's coming in 2017. The film will be made and released by Hasbro's new Allspark Pictures label, which is also doing the live-action Jem and the Holograms movie. Hmm... can anyone say "Hasbro Cinematic Universe"? (I kid, I kid.)Read more...

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A mission to Mars should have an all-female crew, says Kate Green, who participated in a simulated expedition. Over 5 weeks, the female crew members expended less than half the calories of the men and at mealtimes, the women ate smaller portions. Less food would mean a lighter spacecraft payload and reduced fuel.Read more...

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Check out the first look at Spartacus' Nick Tarabay as long-time Flash rogue Captain Boomerang, who will be making his inaugural appearance on Arrow later this season! (Don't worry, he's already slated to come to The Flash series, too). For a dude carrying multiple boomerangs on him, he's looking dapper as hell.Read more...

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Deadspin Darnell Dockett Mocks Raiders Fans With Whiteboard | Gizmodo 11 Awesomely Terrible Movies You Should Watch Right Now | Jalopnik Airline CEO & Knight Says MH370 May Not Be Under Water | Kotaku This Is How Cats Will Rise Up and Destroy Us All Read more...

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How likely are you to stop and help a stranger? Do you think that would change if the ethos you subscribe to is all about helping others? Here's an experiment that tested that very idea.Read more...

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The past few weeks have been kind of crazy for Comic book movie announcements - it can be hard to keep up with who's putting out what, and when. Comics Alliance have put together this convenient time-line of all the latest Comic Book Movies so you can plan your Cinema trips well in advance.Read more...

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There are a ton of new Interstellar details. Get a good look at most of the Avengers crew. New reports on Pacific Rim and How to Train Your Dragon reveal what's being planned for those franchises. Plus a major Grimm spoiler from its star, and what's next for the Queen siblings on Arrow.Read more...

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Peter Straub's Shadowland is being developed as an "event series" for NBC by David S. Goyer. In addition producing the project, Goyer will also co-write it with BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne, who is currently adapting The Sandman. Shadowland follows two boys who spend a summer with a magician who may be a sorcerer. [Deadline]Read more...

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