WHEN CUTENESS RULED THE EARTH | Emily Willoughby's dinosaur art isn't just the cutest we've ever seen — it's also the most scientifically accurate.

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All The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in August

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Emily Dickinson had it wrong: There is no star cruiser like a book. When you want to journey past the furthermost limits of your own imagination, you turn to books. More »


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The best scientific smackdown about evolution you'll read this week

Over at fantastic blog Tetrapod Zoology, paleontologist Darren Naish tells one of the most bizarre, fascinating stories about the debate over evolution you're likely to read. More »

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Hilarious Memos from the Desk of Nick Fury

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Managing the Avengers and agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can be tough work for reasons having nothing to do with supervillains or shadowy government figures. Nick Fury has to constantly break up drinking contests, root out agents playing pranks on Steve Rogers, and prevent Tony Stark from committing sexual harassment. Memos from Fury reveals the droll memos the desk of the S.H.I.E.L.D. director. More »


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These fish could be harbingers of a major human health crisis

Bad news, everyone. Researchers have discovered that 15% of the coral trout living in Australia's great Barrier Reef are suffering from what's been described as a scalier version of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. More »

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10 Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie Remakes (and Why They May Not Suck)

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Hollywood loves remakes. After all, old movies have instant name recognition, and material that's already been proved to work on the screen before. When remaking a book adaptation, you can draw on the previous movie as well as the source material. More »


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So-called "Dullest Culture on Earth" frowns upon sex and bans play

What does a culture look like when recreation is forbidden? The Baining, an indigenous group in Papua New Guinea, values work as the highest human ideal, and views play as domain of animals. More »

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What did Vikings really look like?

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The cliched image of Vikings as a horn-helmeted warrior race of snarly Scandinavian marauders is so indelibly cemented in our psyches that we intuitively know it couldn't possibly be true - which inevitably leads to the question: What did they actually look like? More »


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The First Ever Cosplay Photos, From the 1890s

Next time you gear up for a photoshoot in your sexy gender-swapped cosplay, just remember it's all been done before. As long as there have been costumes, there have been sexy variants of characters and uniforms. Back in the 1890s, burlesque dancers were dressing up as fairies, magical creatures, and gender-swapped versions of pirates, crusaders and gentlemen adventurers. More »

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Buttermilk the baby goat is a total dick

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Baby goats, or "kids," can typically stand and walk within fifteen minutes of birth. And if Buttermilk Sky*, the rambunctious little Nigerian dwarf kid featured up top, is any indication, they are fully capable of being complete and total assholes by around five weeks of age. More »


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Everything Peter Jackson added to The Hobbit - with PROOF!

Now that it has been officially confirmed that Peter Jackson will be making a trilogy out of The Hobbit, everyone is asking one basic question. How is that possible? More »

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Now you can buy a $1.3 million Japanese mech over the internet

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Remember Vaudeville, that imposing 12-foot-tall, Microsoft-Kinect-controlled mech that was supposed to bear nothing scarier than a mop? Well, Suidobashi Heavy Industry - the Japanese hobbyist collective behind the project - has redubbed their creation "Kuratas," and added such bells and whistles as a H₂O rocket launcher and a hyper-creepy BB gatling gun that's activated by smiles. More »


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Deleted Scenes from Our Favorite Movies We Wish We Could See

Some of our favorite movies have left us with long, lingering questions. Like how does Bane eat? And what sort of mental damage does a giant dog dragon inflict on a couple of kids in the real world? More »

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Rush Limbaugh's newsletter rips off the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual

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First there was that Bane imbroglio, and now this - radio host Rush Limbaugh is certainly intersecting with geek touchstones in downright baffling ways. More »


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Why Remakes Are One of Our Greatest Achievements as a Civilization

Whenever a reboot or remake of a movie comes out, people complain that it's "not original." When creators turn a book or comic into a TV show, critics sneer at Hollywood for having "no new ideas." But they're wrong. More »

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10 Futuristic Technologies That Will Never Exist

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Part of the joy of science fiction is seeing all the awesome toys, and imagining how they could exist in the real world. And so many of science fiction's coolest gadgets have come true, including Star Trek's PADDs and communicators. More »


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The Real Reason Why Mondo's Posters Look So Much Cooler Than Regular Movie Posters

The genius of Mondo's posters is the way they make us see familiar science fiction and fantasy classics anew. They take the images that we've grown up with, and reimagine them. More »

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How do "mystery spots" and "gravity hills" work?

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You probably have a local "Mystery Spot" in your area, and it undoubtedly features a gravity hill - that is, a place where either water or solid objects seem to move uphill against the force of gravity. More »