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From time to time, after a hard day's work, we love to share a spot on the couch beside a special someone (our IT guy, our next-door neighbor Carla the Spinster, or even one of our sweet, unsuspecting interns) and watch some good, old-fashioned science fiction. We get all silly over the eccentric scientists in white lab coats, the screaming B-list harlots, the well-intentioned downward spiral that inevitably culminates with the phrase, "Something went terribly, terribly wrong!"

The Twilight Zone is a bit like crack to us. That's why we're so excited about Popular Science's list of Scary Science. Eat your heart out Blob!


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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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