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From a strictly mineral standpoint, life on Earth is pretty ridiculous. Some carbon is organised, moves around a little and then falls back apart. Not so coincidentally, that's also the basic premise of artist Agelio Batle's Ash Dancer, which features a big-arse skeleton literally shaking around until it disappears.

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Halloween is less than a week away, and your time for finding a costume is almost up... almost. We've got a guide to a bunch of quick, cheap, do-it-yourself outfits that also happen to be genuinely good costumes — and they're not only good, they're timely, too! If you're a nerdy procrastinator on a budget, you can't go wrong with these.

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How You Will Die: it's a simulator.

Plug in your race, age and sex. Then find out — according to the data — the statistical reasons for your potential death throughout your life.

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Anyone who has ever had a pet knows the inevitable will happen, and that the circle of life is cruel and unavoidable. But when a dog, cat, horse or other creature dies in a genre movie, the circumstances are often shaped by bizarre forces — supernatural, weird-science and otherwise — that make a tragic loss even worse. Here are nearly two dozen of the saddest fates of pop culture's furry friends.

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We assume that all biological processes come to an end when we die, but new research shows that many genes remain active for up to four days following clinical death. These zombie genes can't bring a person back to life, but this discovery has serious implications for forensics and organ donor recipients.

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Death is scary no matter what — but it gets even scarier once your imagination, and all your most insane phobias, begin to take hold. We white-knuckled our way through this list of the most terrifying ways to die. (Got a scarier one? Share it in the comments. Nightmares for everyone!)