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Kent Sheely specializes in brilliant video game subversions.

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America has the most ridiculous mythical creatures the world has ever known. Hands down. Nowhere else has a mythology formed so beautifully in a perfect amalgam of too much whiskey, too little sleep, and perhaps some accidentally consumed magic mushrooms.

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In his upcoming nine-issue DC Comics miniseries The Multiversity, Morrison is bending the “reality” of superheroes—and ourselves—again.

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The old “dog ate my homework excuse” is about to become a thing of the past. And kids will have Google to thank. The search giant has just released Classroom, a free tool that allows teachers to do everything from assigning projects to collecting and grading assignments, all online. Classroom uses Google’s own products such […]

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The goal of Cucalu isn't to stack candy, or fight off demons, but rather to uncover interesting settings, objects, and people.

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Lupine Hammack ALLANTOIN The headliner in this gel, which claims to “reduce the appearance” of scars, is allantoin, a nitrogen-rich waste molecule excreted in mammalian urine. It softens keratin, the fibrous protein that makes your birthday suit tough and waterproof. That smooths the skin and encourages dead skin cells to slough off. ALLIUM CEPA BULB […]

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Amazon is launching a new piece of hardware today, but it’s not for reading or watching or even buying things from Amazon. Instead, it’s for buying stuff in the one place Amazon doesn’t sell: Offline. Amazon’s new credit card reader plugs into the headphone jack of mobile phones and tablets, just like those made by […]

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The Perseid meteor shower is the champion of all such events. Appearing in balmy weather suitable for the most casual stargazer, the meteors dazzle the sky with an average of 100 meteors per hour during their peak. That peak happens to be tonight.

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These anonymous attacks need immediate addressing, but the solution of making every commenter use their real name is not ideal. Instead of verifying name, we should verify people's knowledge.

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The two American aid workers getting treated in Georgia for Ebola are isolated in a special ward that some staffers at Emory University Hospital call “Noah’s Ark.” But they’re not the first Americans ever quarantined for Ebola on US soil.

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Just before midnight one night last February, Nicolas Spiegelberg’s engineering team was getting close to finding the bug. It was a nasty one—responsible for about half of the Facebook mobile app crashes on iPhones and iPads—and that meant it had to be squashed immediately. Originally a single engineer, Slobodan Predolac, had pulled the job of […]

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Edward R. Murrow’s storied radio broadcasts from the London blitz might seem as distant from today’s animated GIF onslaught as caviar from Cheetos. But Chris Dixon, who led Andreessen Horowitz’s $50 million investment in BuzzFeed, believes the past is littered with examples of novelty in media being mistaken for lack of quality. Murrow himself, Dixon […]

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Insurance companies are notoriously unloved. But few of us hold so very much contempt for the industry as Ali Diab.

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The reason typos get through isn't because we're stupid or careless, it's because what we're doing is actually very smart.

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In just 8 years, bats have gone from the most common mammal in the US to endangered species candidates.

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If you want a Steam Machine running Valve’s SteamOS that you can use with Valve’s Steam Controller, you’ll need to keep waiting until 2015. But thanks to some clever workarounds, Alienware’s first Steam box will be available by the end of this year.

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Your new app is brilliant; the code you’ve spent six months writing is beautiful. But when you upload it from your laptop to the web server, it just doesn’t work. You know why: your laptop’s is configured slightly differently than the server, and now you’re now going to have to spend hours — maybe days […]

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A conventional cannon has some type of shell in a tube. The shell is then launched by the expansion of exploding gun powder. What about a railgun? This weapon can fire a projectile at tremendous speeds without even using an expanding gas. But how does it work? Let’s go over some of the basic principles […]

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Skylanders has been a huge console hit for Activision. But it's not just playing on consoles anymore.

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Leon Steele Every 27 minutes, someone in the US dies of an opioid overdose. And all of those 19,500 annual deaths—whether from prescription pain meds or heroin—could be prevented with the fast-acting antidote naloxone. It adheres to the same brain receptors that opioids latch on to, pushing the dangerous drugs aside in five minutes or […]

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Robocops are reality. Sure, we’re still a long way from Hollywood’s vision Robocop, but automated law enforcement is upon us. Brazil used iRobot PackBot 510s to secure the Maracana during the men’s World Cup this summer, and Germany used OFRO terrain robots to patrol the Berlin Olympic Stadium during the women’s World Cup five years […]

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The Aether Cone is magically simple: Tap it to play a song. Don't like what you hear? Rotate the ring around its edge—a tiny twist skips the current track, and a big one adjusts the overall mood of the playlist.

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John Pound lives in Eureka, California. He’s either 62 or 63 and he’s been a cartoonist his whole life. The first half of his career was traditional, insofar as any career in weirdo art and underground comics can be traditional. He sketched and inked and colored by hand. He made the annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con, […]

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On Thursday, around 5:30 pm PST, someone is going to buy a 1962 Ferrari GTO. They’ll likely spend more than $52 million, which will make it the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The car is being sold by Bonhams at The Quail in Monterey, California. Why does the auction house expect to rake […]

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Are you ready to get #CheeseBlasted on social media? OF COURSE YOU ARE. Old El Paso is here for you.

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