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Adam Savage Incognito at Comic-Con 2014 [Tested]

Ever year, Adam Savage walks the floor of Comic-Con incognito, hidden in plain view wearing one of his elaborate cosplay costumes.

This year, Adam debuts a costume he has been working on for almost a decade: the space suit from Ridley Scott’s Alien!

Scientifically Accurate™: Sonic The Hedgehog [Animation Domination High-Def]

Gotta Go Fast! Hedgehogs are gross and Knuckles is terrifying.

Note: The process described in this video is “anointing,” described by Wikipedia thusly: When the animal encounters a new scent, it will lick and bite the source, then form a scented froth in its mouth and paste it on its spines with its tongue. The specific purpose of this ritual is unknown.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Official Teaser Trailer - Warner Bros. UK)

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - In UK Cinemas December 12 2014

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Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow and Ygritte Are Going Steady In-Real-Life
If we’re going to surrender Jon Snow, a.k.a. Kit Harrington, and his heart to any girl, it’s going to be his on-screen Game of Thrones love, Ygritte.Outside the bounds of Westeros and Essos, Ygritte is Rose Leslie, who first charmed us as housemaid and wannabe-typist Gwen Dawson on Downton Abbey. Their relationship may have been predestined for failure on the show, but it seems they’ve been hot and heavy off set for quite some time.
(story from Marie Claire)

Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow and Ygritte Are Going Steady In-Real-Life

If we’re going to surrender Jon Snow, a.k.a. Kit Harrington, and his heart to any girl, it’s going to be his on-screen Game of Thrones love, Ygritte.

Outside the bounds of Westeros and Essos, Ygritte is Rose Leslie, who first charmed us as housemaid and wannabe-typist Gwen Dawson on Downton Abbey. Their relationship may have been predestined for failure on the show, but it seems they’ve been hot and heavy off set for quite some time.

(story from Marie Claire)

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide. And though it was discovered over a century ago, scientists are still grappling for a cure.

Ivan Seah Yu Jun describes how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, shedding light on the different stages of this complicated, destructive disease.

Watch the full lesson here.

Science: Why Do Birds Have White And Dark Meat? (And Do We?)

Why do chickens and turkeys have white meat and dark meat? And, like, gross, but .. do humans have the same thing? It’s all about our muscles: what they’re made of, and what they’re made for. Quick Questions has the answers!

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