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April 16, 2015: Scenes from the set of Dark Matter!

Another day, another off-ship location.  This one a little harder to get into than your average space station. What’s in the big weird box? On Set Key Props Lisa Amaral Wright shows off another mystery box – with some inspired gak. Anthony Lemke (Dark Matter‘s THREE) rolls in from his second job as a refrigerator repairman. […]

Gamera Has Never Looked More Badass Than He Does In This Stunning Art

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He may not be as famous as Godzilla, but Gamera is still one of the most awesome creatures ever created. And he's celebrating his 50th anniversary this month. To celebrate, Famous Monsters Magazine crafted a new cover by award-winning artist Bob Eggleton. See the whole thing below. Read more...

Throwback Thursday: Remembering ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 35 years later

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Hero Complex’s new Throwback Thursday series. In this series, Hero Complex will guide you […]

What Happens To Someone Standing Next To Plutonium That Goes Critical?

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A horrible accident at Los Alamos in 1958 illustrates what happens to a person's body when they stand next to plutonium during a chain reaction. Read more...

The Forgotten Reason Why Alien Is Such A Classic Movie

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What makes Alien such a classic? Is it the iconic monsters? The story? The way it was shot? Sure, it's all of those. But there's also another reason it became a classic in the '70s — and it's not one of the reasons we still think of today. Read more...

Star Wars Costumes And Props Reveal New Characters For Episode 7

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Star Wars Celebration's exhibition floor reveals a whole heap of props, costumes and brand new Stromtroopers, in an exhibit dedicated to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Meet some brand new characters, including FlameTrooper, Desert Nomad, Junkyard Thug and the new face of the SnowTrooper. Read more...

Star Wars Celebration images: The Force is strong with convention-goers in Anaheim

Some 60,000 “Star Wars” fans, many of whom are dressed as Jedi, Stormtroopers and Sith, are converging on the Anaheim […]

Elon Musk: "Humans Need To Be A Multiplanet Species"

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Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait recently visited the SpaceX construction factory. His visit also included a chat with CEO Elon Musk. This should excite you. Plait is a consummate nerd, and Elon Musk is Elon Musk. Bring them together and you're bound to get good things (the quote up top, for instance). Read more...

The Empire Has A Whole New Name In Star Wars Episode VII

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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's been a long time since Return of the Jedi, and a lot has changed. And one of the changes we haven't heard about yet? The Empire's new name. Turns out the Empire and the Rebels are both called something different in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read more...

In The First Clip From Inside Out, Riley's Emotions Hatch A Plan

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We're already very excited for Pixar's upcoming exploration of the mind in Inside Out — but this new clip from the movie just makes us want to see the rest of the movie right now. Check it out! Read more...

These Videos Of Colorful Lights In The Night Sky Are Just Breathtaking

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Some of the greatest light shows on Earth are all natural, and free. Auroras are an amazing reminder of the brilliance of the universe, and some skilled film-makers have been able to capture them on video. Here are some of the most lovely videos of auroras ever filmed. Read more...

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer: Darth Vader’s charred helmet ignites a theory

Among the familiar faces that appear in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser that debuted during the panel for […]

The top 10 coolest scenes from The Matrix trilogy

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The Matrix was one of the best sci-fi action movies of all time and the rest of the trilogy had some of the most outrageously awesome action sequences ever, even if the movies themselves didn't reach the levels of the original. Basically, The Matrix trilogy is responsible for a lot of awesome moments in film history. Here is a top 10 list from WatchMojo. Read more...

PLOS, in conjunction with /r/science, is launching a new series called PLOS Science Wednesday.

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PLOS, in conjunction with /r/science, is launching a new series called PLOS Science Wednesday. It's an effort to bring contributing scientists from the open access journals to reddit. A list of the first four contributors can be found here. It all gets started on April 22 with cancer researcher Andrew Beck. Read more...

Here's The Neck-Snapping Teaser For Horror Movie The Gallows

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The producer behind low-budget horror hits like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, and this week's Unfriended has yet another scary movie in the pipeline, evocatively titled The Gallows. Read more...

Star Wars Celebration: Co-creator Dave Filoni will tease ‘Rebels’ Season 2

Dave Filoni will be attending all four days of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, but that’s not because he has […]

Dogs Exploit The Parent-Child Bonding Mechanism To Make You Love Them

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Have you ever gazed into your dog's eyes and sensed a remarkably strong connection – almost as if that little fur ball were your child? The results of a newly published study could help explain why this is — and how dogs evolved from wild wolves into the domesticated companions we know (and love) today. Read more...

Ryan Gosling In Talks To Join Harrison Ford's Other Scifi Movie Sequel

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It might not be the biggest Harrison Ford-related news of the day, but I thought you guys would still probably like to know that actor/heartthrob/baby goose Ryan Gosling is in talks to join Blade Runner 2 in an unspecified role. Read more...

Star Wars Celebration: Tears, droids and J.J. Abrams open the Anaheim fan convention

J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy made bold promises for the “Star Wars” universe on Thursday morning, speaking to thousands of […]

A Closer Look At The New Landspeeder From Star Wars Episode VII

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Today, we got a close look at the actual speeder that Daisy Ridley rides through across the desert planet of Jakku. This is the real deal — the real speeder straight from the Star Wars: Episode 7 set and plopped onto the exhibition floor at Star Wars Celebration. Read more...

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