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Perched on a tilted tombstone, the demon cat waits in the dark. Has it come for your soul or a scratch behind the ears? You tell us the story.Read more...

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You can't blame hydraulic fracturing for every natural disaster , but newly published research has linked 400 small earthquakes in Ohio last year to the geology-busting technique.Read more...

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It's American Horror Story: Freak Show, y'all. And yeah, it's really freaky—especially if this season is going to include a musical number in every single episode. Possibly NSFW images below.Read more...

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The teleporter is one of the classic technologies of science fiction stories and it usually is portrayed as a positive, a marker of just how far a society has advanced from our own. This story, however, spins it into something much darker.Read more...

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What do you think is the greatest threat facing the world? A new survey queries people in countries all around the globe and finds that how you answer may depend on where you live — and on your politics.Read more...

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John Overholt, Curator of Early Modern Books & Manuscripts at Harvard's Houghton Library, just launched a fascinating blog called "First Drafts of History," featuring the earliest extant versions of Wikipedia articles.Read more...

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Every month the Wall Street Journal's Book Club features a famous author leading its readers through a discussion of a book of their choice. This month, it's Margaret Atwood, and she's chosen Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea.Read more...

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After a trauma that leaves her husband comatose, Diane agrees to a radical treatment—one that involves exercising his body by remote control. This short film explores Diane's life and her thoughts about her marriage with this physical ghost of her husband.Read more...

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Ever since Battlestar Galactica went off the air, we've been waiting to see what series creator Ron Moore would do next. After a few false starts , he finally claimed a new series as his own: Outlander, a fantasy romance that on its surface couldn't be more unlike Battlestar. But the two shows have a lot in common.Read more...

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You might already be excited for Walt Disney Animation's Big Hero 6, but are you ready for the ridiculous cuteness that is Feast? Check out the first footage for the short film showing before Big Hero 6, about the life of a Boston Terrier, told through a series of meals.Read more...

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If Gladiator and the 1963 Cleopatra movie had a baby, it would be Exodus. Today, I saw a fairly large preview of Ridley Scott's return to blockbuster sword-swinging action. It was epic and silly and grand and filled with Hollywood blockbuster madness. Here are our spoilery thoughts.Read more...

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What would really happen if you could magically catapult into the fantasy land of your favorite toys? Probably just a lot of death. And this clip from the ABCs of Death 2 happily displays the horrors of that fantasy world perfectly.Read more...

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They tried to make an Americanized version of The IT Crowd back in 2007, and it was pretty disastrous . But now, they're trying again, and this time a couple of Community writers are involved. Could it actually work this time around? Read more...

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Marvel has announced yet another comic event for 2015, and it's another blast from the pretty recent past. Planet Hulk will join Secret Wars, Civil War, X-Men: Years of Future Past, No More Mutants, Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies and god knows what else, and holy shit what are all those Hulks doing there?!Read more...

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There's a story currently making the rounds about an Australian man who, upon returning from a trip to Bali, discovered that a spider burrowed under his skin and traveled up to his chest. Freaky? Yes, but it's also not plausible.Read more...

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Everybody's always going on about how great it is that some heroes don't kill. Like Batman, for example. Not killing is what makes them so heroic. But sometimes, a hero who does kill can be pretty effective, too. Who's your favorite hero who has no hesitation about ending a life if circumstances require it?Read more...

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Well, a lot of them do anyway - but while there's no Janeway in sight, a good chunk of her bridge officers are returning to the Delta Quadrant for the latest expansion to Star Trek Online. Hooray!Read more...

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At first blush, it sounds like the same old story — a literary author writes a novel set in the post-apocalyptic future, and then complains when people describe it as science fiction. But actually, Emily St. John Mandel's debate with the Washington Post's Ron Charles represents a bit of progress.Read more...

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The new season of Twin Peaks will pick up 25 years after the show left off, but what happened to the denizens of Washington's weirdest town in the interim? An upcoming book by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost will reveal all—or at least as much as Twin Peaks ever reveals.Read more...

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Things don't turn out so well for Jon Favreau's character Happy Hogan in this slightly different version of his meeting with an Extremis-powered henchman in Iron Man 3. In fact, the third installment of the Iron Man franchise could have proved fatal to Happy.Read more...

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In an unusual move, psychologists have published a paper explaining that they failed. Specifically, they could not duplicate the results of an earlier experiment on how humans form memories. Many in the scientific community applaud the move, and say there should be more papers about failure to reproduce results.Read more...

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The first time my team completed Destiny's Vault of Glass raid, it took us more than 10 hours. The second time, it took us 90 minutes.Read more...

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A geography professor who specializes in food security and an artist have teamed up to create one of the most interesting dystopian comics we've seen in a while. Welcome to the world of #foodcrisis, set in a famine-plagued future that is all too believable.Read more...

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We suspected it, but showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have finally confirmed that flashbacks to the past of Westeros will be a part of the show's fifth season. The duo 'fessed up during a Q&A in Spain, where they're filming the upcoming season's Dorne scenes.Read more...

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