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This is called the Gollin figures test. It's used as a way of assessing visual information — and also something more. Here's a hint: These images are often shown to amnesiacs.Read more...

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Gotham is getting worse. I don't mean the city; even though it has increased its Noble Cop quotient by +1 with Jim Gordon's arrival, it seems to be just as messed up as it was before he arrived. No, I mean the show, and the most obvious example is the way Gordon is somehow turning dumber every episode.Read more...

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I was thinking the other day, 'You know what every Kitchen in the world needs? A giant model of Ravage!'. It would seem that I was not the first person to have this thought.Read more...

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Kepler scientists have discovered the oldest known system of rocky, Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way. This suggests that terrestrial planets have appeared throughout most of the Universe's 13.8 billion year history — a potential indication of just how ancient some extraterrestrial civilizations could be. Read more...

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Crappy toyline GoBots might be getting their own movie. Why? Because Hollywood has scraped the last bottom of the toy franchise barrel and this is all that's left. Read more...

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Sometimes our younger selves can be remarkably prescient, and sometimes they simply have no idea what it is they're talking about. Today, we want to know what it was that you wanted to be when you grew up. Read more...

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Gizmodo Watch People Freak Out at Their First Taste of Virtual Reality Porn | Jalopnik Feds Have Been Spying On Millions Of Cars In The U.S. | Jezebel Men Promise Brooklyn Women 8 to 12 Inches, Deliver 4.3 | Kotaku 'We Want Refunds!' - Why Pro Wrestling Fans Are So Angry Again Read more...

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You're a goldsmith, and a couple of guys approach you asking you to make a special gift for a friend. It's a Greek-themed tiara, and they want a specific inscription. Well, what's the worst that could happen?Read more...

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I'm not sure that this first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is fantastic, exactly, but it's certainly intriguing. It seems like it's trying to completely hide the fact it's a superhero movie, revealing practically nothing about the heroes, their powers, or the evil blogger they'll be facing.Read more...

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Don't hold your breath for Joss Whedon to direct Avengers 3 and 4 — or for a Star Wars spin-off starring Obi-Wan. Just how much does Lois Lane interact with Bruce Wayne in Batman v. Superman? And do we already know the team-members in Justice League Dark? Plus The Flash is attempting its biggest VFX challenge yet. Spoilers ahoy!Read more...

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Good news, Zelda fans - the original manga adaptation of A Link To The Past by the legendary Manga and Tokusatsu icon Shotaro Ishinomori is getting reprinted for the first time in 21 years. Prepare for some awfully nostalgic throwbacks to leafing through pages of Nintendo Power!Read more...

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We finally know who is writing the next draft of Gareth Edwards' standalone film: Chris Weitz, writer-director of The Golden Compass and director of Twilight: New Moon. Weitz, whose writing credits include About a Boy and this year's live-action Cinderella, will follow Gary Whitta, who left after completing a first draft of the Star Wars film. [Empire]Read more...

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How long has it been since there's been a revolutionary new piano? The piano we're all used to seeing became the standard in the late 1800s, and now Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi has designed one that looks like it could be on a spaceship.Read more...

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Millie Brady, model and actress soon to be seen in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as Mary, will play the lead in Lifetime's adaptation of Jean M. Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear.Read more...

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Apparently this is the actual TARDIS prop used by Doctor Who back in the Jon Pertwee era — which seems believable, since it was pretty battered-looking back in 1971 and the intervening decades probably haven't been kind. Makes me kind of nostalgic for the days when the TARDIS was less imposing and shiny.Read more...

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The northeast of the United States is in the midst of a blizzard , which could bring a potentially historic amount of snow to New York City. But earlier today, before temperatures drop and the snow covers everything, these large, star-shaped snowflakes were spotted all over the city.Read more...

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Just how different will the new Fantastic Four movie be from the versions we've seen before? Very different, it seems. Collider has a new interview with director Josh Trank. And this first look at this version of the Fantastic Four's outfits. And, well... it's bluer when you expand it to full-size and look closely?Read more...

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Best Iain M. Banks tribute ever. Elon Musk tweeted that he's naming two SpaceX droneships after Culture ships in Banks' The Player of Games. One drone ship will be called Just Read The Instructions, and the other will be Of Course I Still Love You. [via Tor.com]Read more...

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In artist Sung Choi's concept art series ARK, an alien invasion drives humanity from Earth. Fortunately, we find a habitable planet to make our home after the horrors of war.Read more...

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Lifetime's Christina Ricci-starring Lizzie Borden Took An Axe was a hit last January, and the network is cashing in with April's eight-episode The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, a fictionalized exploration of Lizzie's post-acquittal life. Read more...

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In addition to science fiction, The X-Files also fit neatly into another genre: the crime procedural. But, unlike other wildly successful crime dramas like Law & Order or CSI, it never managed to truly became a franchise. So what was it that prevented us from seeing The X-Files: Miami? There was a simple reason.Read more...

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Early this morning, a big (but not too big) asteroid made a close (but not too close!) pass by our planet. While totally unthreatening as a doomsday scenario, this particular asteroid makes for beautiful viewing: it has a tiny, orbiting moon.Read more...

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Doctor Who has given rise to tons of incredible artwork, from Chris Achilleos' book covers to Dave Gibbons' comics to Bill Mudron's art nouveau painting . But for my money, the best Who art of all time is probably the Dalek comic strip that was published in the mid-1960s in Century 21 magazine. And it's all on Flickr.Read more...

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So you thought your reckless youth shoplifting Cover Girl from the mall made you a badass? Think again: a jeans-and-hoodie-clad girl, estimated to be around 12 years old, helped three adults snake a $4.6 million diamond necklace from a Hong Kong jewelry store. Read more...

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Get a first look at the supernatural series The Returned from Lost's Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker from True Blood. Watch as the dead come back to life, and try and wiggle their way back into their past lives. Read more...

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