Best of the Week: September 22-28, 2012

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8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence. More »


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This is the worst death scene ever committed to film

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From the 1974 Turkish martial arts flick Kareteci Kız ("Karate Girl") comes this particularly agonizing death sequence. It lacks the family friendliness of Homodi and Badi but certainly delivers thrills on par with the Turkish Rocky. More »


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Enslaved worker ants fight back through acts of sabotage

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It would appear that ants that are kept as slaves by more powerful species aren't as helpless as they might appear. New research from Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany shows that enslaved ants conduct their own form of civil disobedience, by neglecting and killing the offspring of their oppressors. More »


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You won't believe what's hiding inside this former beauty queen's stomach

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Here's a hint: it's another part of her body. As in, it was once attached to her person elsewhere, only to be removed and tucked away inside her belly for safekeeping. More »


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Why Time Travel Stories Should Be Messy

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This weekend belongs to time travel. We're finally seeing the long-awaited release of Looper, the Terminator-inspired gangster movie. And Steven Moffat is writing what I'm guessing will be another timey-wimey episode of Doctor Who. More »


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Did life on other planets originate from Earth?

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In the opening scene of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, an alien Engineer is seen seeding the Earth with life - an interesting suggestion as to how life emerged on this planet. It would now appear, however, that the film got this backwards. More »


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Hidden in Plain Sight: Great Comics Panels Brought to Life at the Movies

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Before Captain America punched fake Hitler as Chris Evans, Cap punched him on his own comic book cover in 1941. Colin Farrell stabbing Jennifer Garner in Daredevil? More »


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NASA wants to build a permanent outpost beyond the Moon

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The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that NASA wants to build a space station about 277,000 miles from Earth, placing it well beyond the orbit of the Moon. More »


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8 Epic Heroes Who Committed Mass Murder

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We know heroes by their deeds. And the greatest heroes are the ones whose legacies are as big as space and as enduring as the stars. Unfortunately, sometimes great deeds also include terrible actions. Here are eight of your favorite epic heroes who have committed mass murder, or even genocide. More »


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Why are men so obsessed with breasts?

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When you think about it, the male fixation with female breasts is completely disproportionate. Men will literally stop dead in their tracks and dismiss the entire world around them when suddenly presented with a perfect pair. More »


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Guy re-edits Toy Story 3 with a depressing ending, convinces his mom it's the real thing

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Without spoiling too much, if you've ever seen Toy Story 3, you'll remember that the movie almost ends on an extremely bleak note. As a prank, YouTube user Justin Wallin recut the film with this extraordinarily traumatizing ending and screened the entire film for his none-the-wiser mother. More »


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Hooray, an optical illusion of a building filled with giant spiders

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For hilarious and sadistic kicks, German designer Friedrich van Schoor created this projection mapping installation of an entire building story occupied by two automobile-sized spiders. More »


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Rian Johnson shares the gritty details you should be looking for in Looper's dystopian future

Before Joseph Gordon-Levitt starts blasting time-traveling marks with his giant gun in Looper, there was a Vagrant War that turned most of the citizens into street urchins who would kill each other over a solar panel. More »

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The Oddest Ways People Died in Victorian Times

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The Victorian Era may not have had its own version of the Darwin Awards, but thanks to the miracle of newspaper records, we can reflect on the bizarre deaths and disasters of yore. More »


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What in the name of all that is holy is going on in this video?

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The title of this YouTube video is "Wierdest [sic] Chemical Reaction I have Ever Freaking Seen!!" And while we've seen some pretty amazing reactions in our day, we're inclined to agree with that description. More »


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