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A Guide To The Ravenous Hellbeast That Is The Carnivorous Caterpillar

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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." So said Marie Curie, a brilliant scientist who had clearly never heard of the horrifying Hawaiian caterpillars that dine on living flesh. Here, we explore how evolution came to play this cruel joke on us all. Read more...

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for October 20 - 25

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Over on his blog Morning, Computer, Warren Ellis has a few thoughts on the state of SF magazines (mostly of the British variety) prompted by the news that the new New Worlds is now defunct. Read more...

What Are Americans Most Afraid Of?

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A recent survey asked 1,500 Americans what they fear most. The answers may surprise you. Read more...

WB/DC Actually Wants A Female Director For The Wonder Woman Movie

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Well, this is a pleasant surprise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is looking specifically for a female director to take the reins of the solo Wonder Woman movie, currently due in 2017. Read more...

The Walking Dead's Costume Designer on Dressing Women for World's End

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Life during a zombie apocalypse can get pretty grim. Between roving bands of undead walkers trying to snack on your grey matter and feral humans roasting each other into lunch meat, there's precious little time to think about how you actually look. Show More Summary

The Top 100 Science Fiction-Themed Songs Of All Time

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Whether it be rock or rap, metal or country, no genre of music has been left untouched by the influence of science fiction. Here are the 100 greatest songs about science fiction. Read more...

75 Years of Marvel, Your Beautiful New Alarm Clock, and More Deals

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75 years. 700 pages. 2000 images. Hardcover. $85 or more off MSRP. [ 75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen] Read more...

Ridiculous Modern Day Phantom Of The Opera Musical Coming To TV

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From the creator of Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids comes a modern day Phantom of the Opera musical. Yes, Marc Cherry is making a Phantom TV show, and it could be the best-worst thing ever. Read more...

Need An Evil Lawyer? Watch Sleepy Hollow's Parody Of Legal Commercials

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Dealing with the legal ramifications of a curse or monster? Henry Parish, attorney at law, promises to end your legal woes in this lawyerly ad spoof. After all, bringing about the apocalypse is sure to make those pesky criminal charges go away. Read more...

Archaeologists Have Discovered The Highest Known Ice Age Settlement

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Researchers working in the Peruvian Andes have found an ice age camp located 14,760 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level. It's so high that the archaeologists were surprised ancient humans could even survive up there. Read more...

Ouija Proves That Movies Based On Random Products Have Hit Rock Bottom

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Ouija offers a few genuine scares. But mostly, it raises lots of interesting questions about Hollywood's odd and ongoing affection for turning board games and other random pieces of intellectual property into movies. Read more...

Is There A Limit To How Big Vegetables Can Grow?

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Fourteen years ago, the world's largest pumpkin weighed in at 1,140 pounds. That's an impressively-sized pumpkin, but it doesn't even come close to sizing up to the newest monster crop of the last decade, the largest of which weighs more than twice that at 2,323 pounds. Read more...

New Trailer For Judge Dredd: Superfiend Is So Wonderfully Weird

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Here is the longest Judge Dredd: Superfiend trailer yet, along with a lot of footage of Judge Death just going bananas on the citizens of Mega-City One. Read more...

Attacks On Health-Care Workers Are Fueling The Resurgence Of Polio

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The Council on Foreign Relations maintains a map of global outbreaks of diseases that are easily prevented by inexpensive vaccines. Today, on World Polio Day, the map includes updated data that dramatically illustrates how violence against health-care workers has led to a polio resurgence in Pakistan. Read more...

The First Full Look At Ultron In All Of His Terrifying Robotic Glory

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Care to see the first full-body shot of the foe of the second Avengers movie? Of course you do. Ultron's torso and limbs are a bit overdesigned for my tastes, but it's not like he's a Bayformer or anything. Plus, he's got some great gams for a robot bent on destroying all of humanity. Read more...

Everyone Is Lying To You All The Time And Only Butlers Know Why

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Those new-fangled contraptions these days — with their beeping and their "online" social interaction — are making us dishonest! Researchers from Cornell University have determined that they have led to a new kind of lie. Learn about the "butler lie," and why it fools everyone. Read more...

This Powerful New Microscope Will Transform The Way We See Biology

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Just weeks after winning a Nobel Prize for his work in microscopy, Eric Betzig has done it again. He and his colleagues have developed a revolutionary new microscopy technique that allows scientists to observe living cellular processes at unprecedented speed and resolution. Read more...

Welcome, GIFs! Here Is Your Party.

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Drop on by and stay awhile, GIFs. We're having a party. Read more...

"Kung Fu" Stegosaurus Had Deadly Fighting Moves

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Stegosaurus are often portrayed as lumbering plant eaters. But they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to paleontologists who recently uncovered evidence of a carnivorous Allosaurus who was mortally wounded in combat, 147 million years ago. Read more...

Deadspin Notre Dame WR Takes Cute Selfie In Bed With Porn Star Lisa Ann | Gawker Lena Dunham's Race

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Deadspin Notre Dame WR Takes Cute Selfie In Bed With Porn Star Lisa Ann | Gawker Lena Dunham's Race Problem | Gizmodo Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About Ebola in NYC | Lifehacker This Chart Shows the States Where Your Salary Will Go Further Read more...

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