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The 10 Most Expensive Flops In Television History

Every time a TV show gets greenlit, it's a huge gamble. Networks stake millions of dollars on risky ideas, that need to bring back audiences week after week. Sometimes it pays off — _Lost_ and _Game of Thrones_ cost a lot of money — but sometimes it doesn't. Here are the 10 most expensive failed TV shows of all time.Read more...

How To Watch Today's Partial Solar Eclipse

On the afternoon of October 23, 2014, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from most of North America. Here's everything you need to know to catch a glimpse – and how to do it safely.Read more...

Psycho Gets the Blu-ray It Deserves, Your New Blender, and More Deals

Seminal Hitchcock classic Psycho gets the Blu-ray steelbook and cover art it deserves in this new release you can preorder for just $11. [Psycho]Read more...

Disney Made These Test Animations To Study The Characters In Big Hero 6

During the early development stages of their upcoming superhero movie _Big Hero 6_, Disney animators had to figure out how each of their main characters moved. So they made these test animations to study each character's movements, and how those movements reflect their personality.Read more...

Arrow Comes Around To My Way Of Thinking

In "Corto Maltese," we finally see a key character in the _Arrow_ universe revealed for who they really are, even though they're never on screen. And it's so very satisfying. Learn who the (probable) villain will be this season.Read more...

A Map Of What Different Cities In America Are Best At

Every city has something that makes it special, whether it's the Eiffel Tower or just the world's largest ball of yarn. But what are the skills that make your city unique? This map shows you what your city is best at, compared with other cities.Read more...

First Details About The Doctor Who Season 8 DVD Set!

Peter Capaldi's first year starring in_ Doctor Who_ has been full of moments that you're going to want to see again and again. Which is why it's great news that the DVD/Blu-Ray box set is coming soon. We've got the exclusive first details about the set's special features and U.S. cover!Read more...

Shot-By-Shot Breakdown Of Avengers 2 Trailer Reveals Spoilery Details

Holy crap, the _Avengers 2_ trailer is amazing . So amazing that we decided to pick it apart and look for character and plot clues, and what we found was pretty exciting. Spoilers! Read more...

In Defense of Button Mashing

The first time I played _Tekken 3_, I was hilariously bad. I was used to 2D fighting games, where the buttons corresponded with attack strength, and tapping 'Up' meant 'Jump.' This new, 3D genre, where each button corresponded with an attacking limb and tapping 'Up' meant 'Sidestep' (_pressing_ 'Up' still meant 'Jump'), was difficult to wrap my mind around.Read more...

Lead Poisoning Has Become A Serious Health Threat At Shooting Ranges

Business is booming for gun ranges in the U.S., where 40 million Americans per year engage in recreational shooting. But when shooters use lead-based ammunition, they spread vapor and toxins that have made thousands of people ill. Federal and state regulators are doing little to ensure that ranges are kept clean.Read more...

This Interstellar/Spaceballs Trailer Mash-Up Is Ludicrously Perfect

Yeah, yeah, I love the new _Avengers: Age of Ultron_ trailer at least as much as the rest of you. But I'm still going to have to decree the greatest trailer released in the last 24 hours to be this one, which combines the somber score for _Interstellar_ with the few non-ridiculous moments from Mel Brooks' _Spaceballs_.Read more...

Every Single Flu Vaccine Myth, Debunked

Here for sharing far and wide is a collection of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding flu vaccines , debunked point-by-point with lucid, thoroughly referenced explanations. Read more...

Scientists Demonstrate What A Real Laser Bullet Would Look Like

Contrary to what's portrayed in scifi, short bursts of laser pulses travel at speeds far too fast for the human eye to see. But what would it look like if we could film it in slow motion? Thanks to a team of physicists from the Polish Academy of Sciences, we now have the video evidence.Read more...

Hey, Marvel's Finally Teasing A New Comic Event For Next Summer

Marvel took a break from claiming it would be redoing its biggest and greatest comic events next summer and finally revealed something new — "Attilan Rising," where the Inhumans have... uh, risen, I guess. But it's still clearly part of whatever insanity Marvel has planned for next summer.Read more...

What Will Future Generations Most Wish We'd Done Differently?

Maybe it will be something that they wish we _had_ done— like worked a little harder on getting that Martian hotel up and running. Or maybe it will be something they wish he _hadn't_ done — like maybe throw a little fewer tiny bits of plastic into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Read more...

Deadspin Icelandic Dipshits Totally Owned By Giant Parking-Garage Cat Door | Gawker Kristen Stewart

Deadspin Icelandic Dipshits Totally Owned By Giant Parking-Garage Cat Door | Gawker Kristen Stewart Taking Time Off From Acting to Make a "Bunch of Shit" | Kotaku Bootleg Console Maker Blatantly Copies the iPhone 6 | Lifehacker Learn to Pick Locks for Fun and an Increased Understanding of Security Read more...

We Now Know What A Comet Smells Like

As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moves closer to the Sun, it becomes more "active," as gases escape from its nucleus through cracks and pores. The Rosetta spacecraft's mass spectrometers have identified the chemical composition of these emissions. If you could smell them, you'd probably wish you hadn't.Read more...

William Shatner Names The One Condition For His Cameo In Star Trek 3

One Justice League hero talks about his appearance in _Batman v Superman_. Adrianne Palicki explains how long we can expect Mockingbird to stick around _Agents of SHIELD_. A _Supernatural_ spinoff is still in the works. And could James Wan direct the _Shazam _movie? Spoilers now!Read more...

Evil Artist Builds Nightmare Typewriter In Comic Sans

Only a monster would build something that forced you to type in comic sans. I have nightmares of this. They usually end with me being run of the Internet with pitchforks. Read more...

Fox Orders Frankenstein Pilot That Has Nothing to Do with Frankenstein

And they're pretty confident in it, since they've made a "put pilot" commitment on it. That means they either air it or pay a lot of money. Read more...

Brand New Isaac Asimov Essay Mulls the Origins of Creativity

In 1959 Issac Asimov wrote an essay on where new ideas come from. It wasn't found until fifty-five years later, when Arthur Obermayer, scientist and friend of Asimov, cleaned out some of his old files. It is as illuminating now as it was then. Read more...

These Paper Masks Are Halloween Costumes Made Easy

And polygonal. While you're considering making some of your own Halloween decorations , you can also consider getting some of these paper mask patterns from Steve Wintercroft. Read more...

They Come Here to Appreciate the Abstract Beauty of Skyscrapers

Even when we are cyborgs, our skins hardened into exoskeletons and our lungs tuned to breathe whatever gasses are available, we will still share at least one thing with our human ancestors. We will never tire of looking out over our cities, watching their lights wink on in darkness.Read more...

Ancient Europeans were lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after switching over to agriculture.

Ancient Europeans were lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after switching over to agriculture. DNA extracted from skulls dating from 5,700 BC to 800 BC shows that Europeans carried the genes for lactose intolerance. But that didn't stop them from eating dairy products like milk and cheese for 4,000 years. The study shows that genomes can shift as new technologies emerge. Read more...

Wild mountain goats in the Italian Alps have gotten significantly smaller over the past few decades

Wild mountain goats in the Italian Alps have gotten significantly smaller over the past few decades in response to a warming climate. Call us crazy, but rising seas seems a small price to pay for adorable tiny goats. Thanks, global warming!Read more...

NFL Fans By U.S. County, According to Twitter

Earlier this year, Facebook used information gathered from its users to determine the most popular NFL team in every U.S. county . Now, Twitter has released its own map of NFL fandom in America – and Twitter's version is interactive. Read more...

Person of Interest Delivers One of the Most Disturbing Episodes Ever

Just in time for midterm elections, _Person of Interest_ pulled out all the stops with a story of vote tampering, political corruption, and the real difference between good and evil. This was seriously punch-you-in-the-gut storytelling.Read more...

Well, THAT Was Surprisingly Easy, Supernatural

Not that we're really that surprised or anything. But last night's_ Supernatural_ definitely felt like it was a little too easy. Spoilers follow...Read more...

Air New Zealand's New Hobbit Video Is Greatest Flight Safety Film Ever

In honor of _The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies_, the folks at Air New Zealand have updated their Hobbit-studded flight safety video with even more special effects madness and costumed flight attendants—plus cameos from Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, and Sylvester McCoy.Read more...

What Do You See In This Nebula?

Did that swirl of gas and dust just face-palm a pulsar? System PSR B1509-58 has a history of inspiring pareidolia , and this latest infrared and x-ray composite image is just calling out for creative interpretation.Read more...


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