THE FIRST EVER SUPERNOVA | Chinese astronomers observed what we now believe to be a supernova, in 185 A.D. — and now we have pictures of the remnants of what they saw: RCW 86, about 8,000 light-years from Earth. More details here.

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io9's 50 Scariest Movies Of All Time

What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which movies stand above the rest off all horror flicks as the most terrifying? The staff at io9 has painstakingly selected the best of the best, and compiled our ultimate list of the scariest movies of all time. More »

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A plausible end-of-the-world scenario you've probably never thought of

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You've seen the world end with fire, earthquakes, and WTF in movies like 2012 and The Core. But to find out about truly horrific, plausible scenarios you need to ask a scientist. More »


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In Time really is Occupy Wall Street: The Movie

Andrew Niccol must be thanking his lucky stars that In Time, his dystopian movie about a world where the rich live forever and the poor die young, is coming out just as the fervor over the Occupy Wall Street movement is at a peak. More »

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Why are most people right-handed?

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It seems like such a simple question, but it's actually one of the most biggest mysteries in all of science. Is it because of how our brains are organized, how ancient humans gripped tools, or is it simple anti-lefty prejudice? More »


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Unnervingly realistic portraits of Disney princesses as human beings

Graphic designer Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has taken it upon himself to transform almost every cartoon Disney princess into flesh-and-blood humans. More »

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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dreams

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If we're to believe some of the latest scientific research on sleep (or even just viral YouTube videos), the effects of dreams have likely bewildered Earth's creatures for hundreds of millions of years. More »


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This Year's Sluttiest and Weirdest Store-Bought Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming up this weekend, and you still don't have a costume. Luckily, the store-bought costume industry is here for you! This year's weirdest, wrongest and sexiest ready-made Halloween costumes include Sucker Punch, various superheroes... and an inflatable Star Wars costume that you just have to see for yourself. More »

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Optimistic Science Fiction Stories that Could still Come True

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Many of science fiction's most rosy ideas of the future seem less and less likely, or they've already failed to materialize on schedule. But the future could still be a beautiful place. More »


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Holy crap, we did not expect this zombie monster!

This Saturday night, Syfy's TV movie Zombie Apocalypse will unleash the ZOMBIE TIGER on the masses, and Syfy has released the first image of this undead beast. More »

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20 Zero-Effort, High-Concept Halloween Costumes Guaranteed To Alienate Your Friends

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Halloween! It's the time of the year when some of us get dolled up in our finest regalia, and others have trouble remembering it's October. If you're the kind of overworked, absent-minded, or just unabashedly antisocial individual who has no time or patience for the holiday, here are twenty cosplaying ideas. More »


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Four Images That Prove Tintin Could Be an Unforgettably Beautiful Movie

The Adventures of Tintin: the Secret of the Unicorn is one of the most ambitious movie adaptations ever created - director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson have gone to insane lengths to craft a CG, motion-capture recreation of Herge's ambitious art vistas. More »

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Behold, the mother lode of sex-swapped X-Men fan art

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We've seen sex-swapped incarnations of the X-Men before, but Deviant Artist Timberoo is devoted to giving almost every X-Men - no matter how obscure - the Victor Victoria routine. Let's kick off these creative offerings with He-Dazzler, who I imagine would look a lot more like Cerrone or Giorgio Moroder in real life. More »