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What If Law & Order's Detective Munch Partnered Up With A Superhero?

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Richard Belzer has played Detective John Munch in numerous TV shows, from Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order to The X-Files and 30 Rock. But what if he appeared in a superhero series, perhaps with a superpowered partner? Read more...

Meet the "Snot Otter," North America's Biggest Salamander

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If you've splashed around in the creeks of Appalachia, you may have been close to the largest salamander in North America, the Eastern hellbender, but you probably wouldn't have known it. Learn about this magnificent critter in a short documentary produced by Freshwaters Illustrated and the US Forest Service. Read more...

Todd McFarlane Reveals Concept Art From A New Animated Spawn Project

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Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has announced that a new Spawn animated project is on the horizon, and shared a few peeks at the concept art, including two of the characters and a grimy city street. Read more...

What's The Greatest Speech In Science Fiction And Fantasy History?

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The best science fiction and fantasy stories capture our imaginations in all sorts of ways — with cool visuals, with neat ideas, with clever worldbuilding. But sometimes the most powerful thing of all can be just one person, speaking eloquently. What's the greatest speech in any work of science fiction or fantasy? Read more...

The Crappy Diagram That Reveals The Hobbit Trilogy's Epic Final Battle

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When The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies finally comes out on December 17th, its ending will be suitably epic. In fact, the titular battle will apparently last 45 minutes, and is so huge and complicated that director Peter Jackson had to diagram it out. However, this diagram isn't quite as epic as the battle probably will be. Read more...

A Gorgeous Short Film About a Magician Who Builds Solar Systems

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With a wasteland as their canvas, a Master and his Apprentice set about turning rubble into planets and moons, asteroids and comets, spinning them in orbit around a symbolic Sun. So begins Ambition, a short film made by Academy Award-nominated director Tomek Baginksi in collaboration with the European Space Agency. Read more...

It's Time For Our Annual Spooky Stories Contest

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As the grass grows deader and an otherworldly chill fills the air, thoughts turn to the march of darkness into waning summer days, and the unknowable, and sometimes horrifying secrets that it holds. It's here. It's finally here. It's our annual Spooky Stories contest. Read more...

The New Borderlands Is Loaded With Secrets And References [UPDATED]

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Continuing in the Borderlands series' grand tradition of making sly winks at everything from Minecraft to Game of Thrones to a whole lot of Internet memes, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is littered with secrets and references—some especially elaborate. Here are all the ones we know of so far. Read more...

Yes, there is such a thing as reptiles

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I'm super sorry, Dustin Welbourne writing for The Conversation, but yes. Reptiles are still a thing, and I gotta tell you why. Read more...

A Horrifying Instructional Video For Ghosts On How To Haunt Their House

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Guides for ghosts can sometimes be on the goofily macabre side (think Beetlejuice's Handbook for the Recently Deceased), but This Is How You Haunt Your House is instead fabulously grim, a chilling short horror film rendered as an instructional guide for the afterlife. Read more...

All The Weirdest Secrets You Never Knew About Clive Barker's Hellraiser

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Hellraiser was made for under $1 million, but wound up becoming one of the most significant horror movies of all time. And yet, the more you learn about this film's production, the more of a miracle it seems. Here are all the strangest facts you need to know about the making of Hellraiser. Read more...

Gawker Send Us Your Mom's Emails and Texts About Ebola | Jalopnik What's The Grossest Thing You've S

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Gawker Send Us Your Mom's Emails and Texts About Ebola | Jalopnik What's The Grossest Thing You've Seen Someone Do In A Car? | Kotaku Fantasy Life Is The Best To-Do List I've Ever Played | Lifehacker Create a USB Password Stealer to See How Secure Your Info Really Is | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

The Computer Demands You Fund The New Paranoia RPG Computer Immediately

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Rejoice, Citizen! Paranoia, the ultimate RPG of the darkly humorous future, is coming back — or it will if you don't mind spending a few Alpha Complex credits on this Kickstarter. The new version of the classic game has been streamlined and modernized for the 21st century, and best of all, it's almost nearly funded! Read more...

8 Alternate 'Buster' Iron Man Suits that are cooler than the Hulkbuster

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It might be the most famous, but the Hulkbuster - which made its awesome movie début in this week's fabulous Age of Ultron trailer - isn't the only suit Tony Stark has made to combat a specific super-foe. Here's 8 of Iron Man's 'buster'-style suits that are just as good, if not better. Read more...

Doctors in Australia have transplanted a 'dead' heart that stopped beating for 20 minutes.

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Doctors in Australia have transplanted a 'dead' heart that stopped beating for 20 minutes. It's being described as the biggest heart transplant breakthrough in a decade, one that could revolutionize the way organs are donated. The technique, which utilizes a portable unit that keeps blood flowing through heart tissue, took 12 years to develop. Show More Summary

The Crow Remake To Start Filming In 2015

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Luke Evans is still going to be the new Crow, and the brand new reboot will allegedly start filming in the Spring of 2015. But no one is asking the real questions, like do we need another Crow movie? And does anyone want another Crow? [via THR] Read more...

Crowdfund gorgeous Space posters, fantasy Map creation and More!

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We're back with another look at neat crowdfunding projects, and this week's got everything from a poster series dedicated to NASA's robotic spacecraft, a mapping tool for fantasy writers and tabletop gamers alike, and even a Calendar dedicated to the badass Women of cosplay. Read more...

No, Ebola Won't Decide The Outcome Of The Elections

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Ebola is at the top of the headlines. The elections are eleven days away. Therefore, the Law of Punditry dictates that political commentators must link these two stories together, forecasting that fears of the deadly virus will determine who controls Congress. Here's why they're completely wrong. Read more...

Author Don DeLillo Offers His Thoughts on Taylor Swift's 'White Noise'

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Don DeLillo, author of the famous literary novel White Noise, has supplied The Atlantic with a review of the third track from Taylor Swift's latest album – eight seconds of static that were briefly made available to Canadian iTunes customers earlier this week. Read more...

Lucasfilm Is Suing The Empire Brewing Company Over Its Bock Lager

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A small brewery in upstate New York has incurred the wrath of the Star Wars franchise by naming one of its signature lagers, "Strikes Bock." Lucasfilm has filed a "notice of opposition" against Empire Brewery, when it recently tried to trademark the beer. Read more...

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