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At first blush, it would seem that not knowing something would make us correspondingly uncertain. Instead, however, it sometimes has the opposite effect, with people not only professing to know something, but even making up an explanation and holding fast. Here's why — and how — that works.Read more...

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Primus' new album is devoted to creepy, incredible covers of songs from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And we've got an exclusive debut of this lyric video for the single, "Pure Imagination." The album is called Primus and the Chocolate Factory (of course) and there are even 5 golden tickets that go along with it.Read more...

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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has pulled off a better trick than turning a helicarrier invisible: This Avengers TV spin-off has quietly gone from "pretty decent" to "brilliant, must-watch television." If you're not watching the Agents of SHIELD, here are 10 reasons why you should absolutely start. Read more...

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This was going to be a good week amid the busy Autumn schedule, but things have been blown wide open by the joyous return of two of the greatest PC games of the 90's - strap in, Pilots of the Alliance and Empire, and divert all power to the latest edition of Tuesday Game Room!Read more...

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I've played way too many hours of Destiny, and I still hadn't pieced together a lot of the intricacies of both its story and gameplay.Read more...

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We're going to be real, a lot of these odd (and possibly totally unintentional) details whizzed right over our heads back in 1999. Here's a video look at a handful of random things you may not have noticed from The Matrix. Read more...

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A new genetic study linking two genes to extreme violent behavior is raising serious questions as to what makes a criminal and whether or not these genes could be used to screen — or even let off — potential offenders.Read more...

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Get ready for a sexy, magical Shakespeare show. Because this is the world that we have made, and now we're being forced to live in it.Read more...

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Between the 9th and 19th centuries, Arabic-speaking scholars translated Greek, Latin and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy, fostering a vibrant scientific culture within the Islamic world. Some of the most influential texts are now available at the Qatar Digital Library.Read more...

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The Queen from Aliens is an incredibly creepy bit of design - but Ashley J Long has turned it into a thing of Art Deco-esque beauty by making this fabulously classy Halloween costume.Read more...

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Pope Sylvester II and Holy Roman Emperor Otto III were two powerful men and two ambitious friends. Just how ambitious? There is a (very controversial) theory that between them, they forcibly ushered in a new millennium... 300 years early.Read more...

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Kevin Richardson, the so-called Lion Whisperer of South Africa, is known for his use of GoPros to film intimate videos of himself interacting with lions . But this time he strapped the device onto the back of Meg the lioness, allowing him to capture the intense moments as she took down a wild buck. Read more...

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A study in the 1970s shows that people in groups tend to make riskier decisions and take more extreme views than they would alone. Here's how to defuse that group dynamic when it's not on your side.Read more...

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Things change, sometimes slowly over generations, but sometimes so rapidly that we can see the changes over our own short lifespans. Today we want to know about the changes in the world that you personally have seen occur.Read more...

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Gawker NYPD Harassment Stories: Living in a State of Fear | Gizmodo Alienware 13 Review: The First Futureproof Gaming Laptop | Jalopnik This Is Your Nürburgring Crash Supercut For 2014, You're Welcome | Kotaku When Japanese Game Titles Go From English to ...English? Read more...

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A group of fans has been hard at work making a live-action Dragonball Z webseries, subtitled Light of Hope, and it looks pretty outstanding. Admittedly, calling it better than the Hollywood Dragonball movie isn't saying much, but I figured multiplying it by a million would put it in the range of "not bad at all!"Read more...

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The so-called "National Vaccine Information Center" is now encouraging parents to stick anti-vaccine warning labels on candy that they distribute to children who are trick-or-treating. That's a real Halloween horror story.Read more...

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Steven Spielberg's BFG casts its giant star. Iwan Rheon talks about the slew of deaths that are coming to Game of Thrones. Robert Kirkman puts an end to a Walking Dead fan theory. And get ready for tonight's awkward double-date on The Flash. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Back in 2012, famed Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama created a variant cover for Marvel's Iron Man #18 featuring a new suit for Tony done in his classic style - and now Gentle Giant have finally gotten around to turning it into a pricey statue for us to ogle.Read more...

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This is more proof that it's the singing Disney villains, not the heroes, that deserve center stage. Give this a listen and you will never sing the correct lyrics again. Also, stick around for Scar's truly amazing entrance.Read more...

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Drew Tyndell's latest series of digital works — made by painting each frame in Photoshop — could very easily double as hypnosis tools. There's enough going on here, that you could literally miss the rest of this sentence trying to see them all.Read more...

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Let's be clear: This rumor comes from anonymous sources and is in no way official. But it worries me so much, I'm breaking a couple of my own deeply-held convictions to pray to every deity I can that it's not true. Ready? Okay, deep breath. The rumor is that Warner Bros. is looking at Jaden Smith to star in the Static Shock series.Read more...

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We've all been a little overwhelmed by all the different terms applied to fashion. It's hard to keep up. And then there's the ghost fashion world, where there should be nothing but time to do that. However, it's harder to be avant garde within the stricture of the traditional ghost outfit than you'd think. Read more...

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Behold the cover to The Person's Guide to Ritual & Invasive Mind Control, a book that purports to teach you how to "filch people's thoughts & manipulate their memories via the nasal cavity."Read more...

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First there was the amazing Henry Parish TV ad for his legal services, now there's a salacious behind-the-scenes tell-all documentary report of the secret lives of Daniel Boone. Thank you, Sleepy Hollow.Read more...

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