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Ritual Is the Cult Movie You Need on Halloween

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In Mickey Keating's 2013 meta-horror thriller extravaganza Ritual, the awesomely-named Lisa Marie Summerscales plays Lovely, resident of South Texas, whose turn ons include smoking at the beach, cruising dive bars and picking up guys with more prison tats than teeth. Read more...

A Sexually Charged Turing Test Gets Creepy In Trailer For Ex Machina

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28 Days Later and Sunshine writer Alex Garland is back with a new science fiction thriller, this one about the line between human and AI. In Ex Machina, a programmer is tasked with evaluating the consciousness of a female-bodied AI, and things quickly take a turn for the very weird. Read more...

What Is The Most Terrifying Problem We Face Today?

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It's that time of year again, when people attempt to spook us with stories about ghosts and monsters, but let's face it: With global warming cooking the planet, melting glaciers, and the build-up of nuclear arsenals, the real stories are much, much scarier. Read more...

Deadspin Madison Bumgarner's World Series MVP Presentation Got Super Awkward | Gizmodo Tim Cook: I'm

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Deadspin Madison Bumgarner's World Series MVP Presentation Got Super Awkward | Gizmodo Tim Cook: I'm Proud To Be Gay | Jezebel Mama June's Dated Sex Offenders Before, Sugar Bear Doesn't Want Custody | Lifehacker What to Do When You Have Nowhere to Sleep While Traveling Read more...

Reservoirs and hydropower are often thought of as climate friendly, but new research suggests that w

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Reservoirs and hydropower are often thought of as climate friendly, but new research suggests that we may have underestimated the amount of methane they produce. The methane—which is 35 times as potent a greenhouse gas as CO2 over the span of a century—is produced by bacteria eating nutrient-rich agricultural runoff. Read more...

What Are The Most Cited Research Papers Of All Time?

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The writers at Nature News recently put together a list of the 100 most highly cited papers of all time. There are a few surprises in here, including the fact that it takes no fewer than 12,119 citations to rank in the top 100. Read more...

What's Neil Patrick Harris' Weird American Horror Story Character?

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Meet some new characters for Agent Carter and Star Wars, and learn more about a Star Wars villain's confrontation with a hero. Kevin Feige shoots down the Avengers/Spider-Man crossover rumors. Plus a sneak peek at Doctor Who's intense next episode. Spoilers now! Read more...

Please Explain How This Squirrel Made a Jack O' Lantern

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No, seriously, tell me how they did this. Not to get all squirrel truther on you, but there was clearly something put on the pumpkin to make the squirrel do this, right? Read more...

Drunk Museum Review: The Mütter Museum Will Give Me Nightmares Forever

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Last time, I had a ball at the American Museum of Natural History. This last time was much less fun than that. I cannot stress enough that having a series of existential crises while drunk and alone in the Mütter Museum is a horrible idea. Just horrible. Read more...

Read These Comics to Prepare for the Next Five Years of Marvel Movies

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Marvel announced a ton of movies yesterday, revealing the characters who'll be joining their silver-screen universe over the next five years. Some of the new heroes, however, aren't as well-known as big-leaguers like Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. Show More Summary

Here's Clothing Advice for the Modern Supernatural Woman

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Not only is this a tumblr curated with excellent taste. Not only are the situations it addresses complicated to the extreme. But the reasoning? Extremely detailed. Read more...

Werewolf Science: Do Dogs Really Bite More People During Full Moons?

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Once upon a time, one Dr. Simon Chapman of the University of Sydney received a short note from a local farmer: "Have you university types ever looked at whether dog bites happen more around the full moon? It's a well known fact that they do." Chapman decided to put this urban legend to the test. Read more...

Everyone Go Home, the Robot Comedians Are Here

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Well, fuck. Once robots have senses of humor, we officially have nothing to offer this world. This is not how I expected to witness our obsolescence. Read more...

What will future historians say about the 21st century?

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What will future historians say about the 21st century? A new book, written by a historian in 2393, looks at the 21st century and the "Great Collapse of 2093" due to climate change. Co-author Naomi Oreskes says writing science fiction " gave us the freedom to extrapolate and show what's at stake." Read more...

Google X Labs is developing a pill that could one day detect cancer and heart disease.

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Google X Labs is developing a pill that could one day detect cancer and heart disease. The pill would contain 2,000 nanoparticles coated with antibodies and molecules capable of detecting other molecules, and travel through the patient's bloodstream in search of malignant cells. The findings would be transmitted to a sensor on a wearable device. Read more...

The Earth And The Moon, In A Single Frame

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Here's something you don't see every day. China's Chang'e 5 test vehicle captured this rare glimpse of the Moon's far side yesterday, from just past the halfway point on its lunar-looping test flight. Incredibly, the spacecraft managed...Show More Summary

At Last, It's Time to Light the Sun

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Once we'd completed geoengineering on the inside of the habitat, it was time to build a permanent light source. The tower's illumination would generate enough energy to keep the plants and animals growing for millennia. We couldn't wait to watch the ignition ceremony. There's nothing like seeing first light. Read more...

Cargo Runs To The Space Station Resume With A Successful Launch

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The Russian Progress spacecraft launched without incident last night, carrying three tons of food, fuel, and supplies to the International Space Station. Less than a day after the unexpected Antares rocket explosion, it's reassuring to have a successful cargo run. Read more...

Amy Poehler Quizzes George R.R. Martin On Game Of Thrones Trivia

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How well does George R.R. Martin know his own characters? On Late Night with Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers asked Martin to match lines from A Song of Ice and Fire with their appropriate characters—and the results are pretty damn adorable. Read more...

A Field Guide To The Imaginary Beasts, Cryptids And Monsters Of America

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Just in time for Halloween, here's a guide to the lesser-known imaginary creatures that plague the small towns, cities, and wilds of America, ranging from a haunted truck that travels the backroads to Maryland's own dragon, drawn from your submissions. Read more...

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