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Cat Commits Property Destruction to Avoid Having to Walk Around a Wall

This cat is the most determined cat ever. It's going to keep pulling until that damn pipe isn't in the wall anymore. There are so many reasons cats like this are scary: the determination, the use of paws like hands, the _problem solving_...Read more...

Hold On to Your Fez, Doctor Who: AMC Is Going to Run BBC America

In the slow march to television consolidation, AMC has bought a massive stake in BBC America. The result is that they'll be running the BBC show here in the United States. Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Working On The Giant's Mechanical Hand

This week's Concept Art Writing Prompt centers on a rather large project and the engineers bringing it to life. What story can you spin about the particularly enormous right hand?Read more...

Does This Person Look Trustworthy To You? Don't Be So Sure.

There's little doubt humans have evolved to make useful judgements based on the appearance of a person's face – whether someone looks angry with us, for example – but is it reasonable for us to judge someone's character based on facial structure alone?Read more...

Just How Did The Ancient Greeks And Romans Cut Marble?

Watching marble being extracted from a modern quarry is an impressive sight, one that requires a tricky combination of skill, coordination, and advanced machinery to achieve. But, without the aid of bulldozers and power tools, how did the ancient miners manage it?Read more...

These Tiny Seahorses Are a Living Lesson in Camouflage

First of all, I never knew that seahorses could be this tiny. And second, I didn't realize that their camouflage abilities are so incredibly complex. This short video about seahorses will change what you thought you knew about how animals blend into their environments and hide.Read more...

Cosmonauts Chuck Equipment Off The Station In Third October Spacewalk

Cosmonauts Alexander "Sasha" Samokutyaev and Max Suraev spent Wednesday's spacewalk stripping and jettisoning surplus equipment off the International Space Station, conducting a photographic survey of the exterior, and cleaning the windows.Read more...

Behind the Creepy Scenes at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights is one of the the best-known horror shows in the United States. We journeyed down to Orlando, Florida to see this year's collection of nightmares, and talk to the designers who build some of the most elaborate horror attractions ever made.Read more...

The Art on These Endangered Species Stamps Is Incredible

Since 1993, the United Nations has worked to increase global awareness of endangered species through a special set of commemorative postal stamps released each year. This year's set was released today, and features an array of 12 beautifully drawn endangered marine animals.Read more...

Hot Damn, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice Got Optioned For Television!

And not only that, but it's been optioned by Fabrik and Fox Television Studios, who previously worked together on _The Killing_ and _Burn Notice_. No guarantee anything will ever happen, but this is still very, very good news.Read more...

Is The 100's Newest Faction Its Most Dangerous Yet?

In last season's finale of _The 100_, Clarke found herself in a facility that was clearly neither Grounder nor Reaper. But does this new, more technologically advanced clan of Earth-dwellers represent a sanctuary for our space teens or a fresh danger?Read more...

Insannequins Is A Whole Tumblr Devoted To Weird And Creepy Mannequins

Warning: Some of these pictures of real-life mannequins cannot be unseen and will live on in your brain forever.Read more...

Demons Have Possessed Mena Suvari, And Only Eli Roth Can Monetize Them

Although his usual horror entertainment seems like it would be better suited to the WWE Network, Eli Roth will bring his talents instead to Women's Entertainment TV as producer and first episode director of the new supernatural exorcism series _South of Hell_, starring Mena Suvari.Read more...

The world's oldest genome shows when our ancestors had sex with Neanderthals.

The world's oldest genome shows when our ancestors had sex with Neanderthals. Analysis of a 45,000 year-old femur shows that modern humans and Neanderthals mated 52,000 to 58,000 years ago — a much smaller window than previously estimated (a 49,000 year span). It's the oldest-known human genome ever sequenced, revealing a mysterious population that once spanned northern Asia. Read more...

The Future Is a Lonely Place, in William Gibson's The Peripheral

With his new novel _The Peripheral_, William Gibson returns to the genre that made him famous: near-future science fiction. But the world of _The Peripheral _is very different from the hyperactive cyberpunk citiscapes of _Neuromancer_. His canvas is much bigger — and his prophesies are far more melancholy.Read more...

Deadspin The Hater's Guide To Your Local Halloween Store | Gizmodo Lumosity's Brain Games Are Bullsh

Deadspin The Hater's Guide To Your Local Halloween Store | Gizmodo Lumosity's Brain Games Are Bullshit | Jezebel Why I Will Never Tell My Daughter to Give You a Hug | Kotaku The Classic PC Games You Must Play | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Insidious 3 Trailer Reminds Us That This Franchise Loves Jumps Scares

I loved _Insidious,_ loved it. The second movie not so much, but thankfully _Insidious 3_ looks like more original _Insidious. _That means hold on to your fucking hats—JUMP SCARES ARE COMING. Read more...

What's The Best Introductory Episode Of Your Favorite TV Show?

Getting people into your favorite TV show can be a nightmare — there's often so much history there, and if they see the wrong episode, they'll be turned off for years. So what's the absolute best episode of your favorite TV show to show people and get them hooked?Read more...

If You Read One Thing Today, Make It This Canticle For Leibowitz Essay

Walter M. Miller's three-part novel _A Canticle for Leibowitz_ is one of the acknowledged classics of science fiction... that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Over in the New Yorker, there's a fascinating, must-read essay about this book, putting it in context. Read more...

A Young Dragon Is Too Nervous To Talk To The Barista He's Crushing On

In this short webcomic, a petit dragon goes to the same cafe each day to read his favorite book series and moon over the weary barista behind the counter. But as he fantasizes about all the ways he would woo her, he starts to wonder, what is he really hoping for?Read more...

The Guy Behind Flash And Arrow Is Making A "Subversive" Archie TV Show

But this time it's not DC. Instead, comic book TV show wonder-producer Greg Berlanti is taking the long-running _Archie_ comic to the Fox network, where it will be "a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life" titled _Riverdale_.Read more...

Finally Found: The Body That Goes With These Monstrous Dinosaur Arms

In 1965, paleontologists unearthed a ghastly pair of eight-foot, claw-tipped dinosaur arms – and little else. Since then, researchers have been searching for the rest of _Deinocheirus mirificus _(Latin for "unusual, horrible hands"). Now, a team working in Mongolia has found it.Read more...

The Science Behind Renee Zellweger's New Face

Photographs of actress Renée Zellweger at the Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood awards this week, showing her dramatically different appearance, have sparked the Internet's interest. Here's the science behind why she looks so different. Read more...

A Pair Of Adventurers Battle Laser-Wielding T-Rexes In This Absurd Film

Want action? Romance? Spaceships? Submarines? How about an army of Tyrannosaurus from space with laser guns mounted on their necks? _The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger_ has it all and even more over-the-top insanity.Read more...

Today is a good day to not die, but ogle this wonderful Worf figure!

It's been quite a while since Diamond Select has given us a new _Star Trek_ goodie to admire, but the day has come - and even better, it's a figure of everyone's favourite Klingon, Worf.Read more...

Every Single Urban Fantasy Cliche In One Glorious Story

And yes, that's a tall order. But over at Fantasy Literature, they've decided to put their heads together and create a single story that contains every urban fantasy cliche ever. Can you help them?Read more...

First Footage Of People Actually Singing In Disney's Into The Woods

After disappointing wolf zoot suits and panic over song cuts , Disney has finally released the very first footage of the most important part of their _Into the Woods_ movie adaptation: people singing the songs from the musical. Read more...

Could Game Theory Be Used To Prevent Human Extinction?

Game theory is a powerful tool for understanding strategic behavior in economics, business, and politics. But some experts say its true power may lie in its ability to help us navigate a perilous future.Read more...

Nevermind Cargo Containers -- These Are the Best Post-Apocalyptic Homes

Instant architecture is fascinating because it allows us to imagine cities built ultra-fast in the wake of some apocalypse. And now, a group of inventors in Italy have created a robot that can build houses in hours, by extruding mud into the perfect design.Read more...

Don't Forget, This Saturday Is A Frightful Free Comic Book Day

Want to get into the Halloween spirit? Looking to score some great free comics? Then make sure you hit your local comic book store this Saturday, October 25th, for Halloween Comicfest, where you can score a horrifyingly good assortment of free comic books.Read more...


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