Kaitlyn Thorne

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All The Winners Of The 2014 Game Awards

The results of the 2014 Game Awards in Las Vegas are in and I’m pretty happy with the results.<p><i>Far Cry 4</i> won Best Shooter—I gave the game Best Shooter in my own FPS list a couple days ago.<p>Best Family Game went to <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, and while I didn’t rank my best family games, that one was at the top of …

How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

<b>Teenage pregnancy is a problem developed Western nations have been battling for decades - and though it sometimes goes unnoticed they have made huge progress.</b><p>"Here's a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers," wrote columnist Nicholas Kristof …

Pregnancy

Thomas Piketty is right: Income inequality is holding us back

Two leading economists examine how the wealth divide is especially harmful to the job market<p><i>Barry Z. Cynamon, currently Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Steven M. Fazzari, Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis, are researchers on consumer</i> …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Robert Reich: The Reagan revolution is killing America’s middle class

The former secretary of labor explains why the economy will never benefit from the rich having more money<p>I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country.<p>Other cities and states should …

U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time

American jets began bombing ISIS targets in Syria early Tuesday, raising U.S. involvement in the war-torn country and sending a forceful message to the terror group.<p>The airstrikes focused on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, a U.S. official told CNN, though other locations were hit as well.<p>At least 20 …

Would You Like A Coffee With That College Education?

As families’ education costs skyrocket and the need for skilled workers keeps business owners up at night, a new model for workforce training has …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

How the Catholic Church masterminded the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby debacle

While evangelical Christians ultimately brought down the contraception mandate, they had big help from Catholics<p>From a father in Missouri who’s looking to keep his daughters from accessing birth control, to the refusal of key contraception mandate plaintiffs to accept the Obama administration’s …

Can corporations go to hell? An existential quandary for the Supreme Court

SCOTUS has decided corporations are people with a capacity for earnest religious conviction. So it only follows…<p>This should not be taken as a rhetorical question. This is a legitimate query arising from the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. As you'll recall, a 5-4 …

Lasers Reveal Underground 'Super Henge'

The mysteries surrounding Stonehenge just got deeper. Literally.<p>Near the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, archeologists have found the buried traces of a "super henge" more than 4,900 feet in circumference. That's about as big around as the Astrodome and Cowboys Stadium combined -- and 14 times …

Archaeology

Life After The Level Cap In 'Destiny'

The past few days have been a blur of gunfire, alien screams and endless, nonsense sci-fi jargon, but at last I’ve reached the soft level cap in Destiny at 20. It’s where all the best gear and hardest missions are locked away, and after you hit the marker, a different phase of the game begins.<p>I …

Obama's Realization: There's No Way Out of the Middle East

The president has convinced himself that the fight against ISIS is one worth waging. But the obstacles to success are huge.<p>President Obama—who will tell the country tonight that the U.S. is taking its air war against the psychotic, end-of-days Islamist terrorists of ISIS directly to their safe …

What Parents Need To Know About 'Destiny'

As Destiny is released on Xbox and PlayStation here’s everything parents need to know about the game. What’s all the excitement about and what to watch out for.<p>Of course it will be some time before we really know what Destiny is. Sure, we know about its nuts and bolts along with the heavily …

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.<p>Senegal is the fifth country in the region where the virus has spread.<p>Senegal's health …

The Most Incredible Use Of 425 Square Feet You've Ever Seen

It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City …

New York City

6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

Some people choose not to accept those limits.<p>Neil Harbisson was born without the ability to see color. Now, he can perceive more than 360 colors and even discern the infrared spectrum. Kevin Warwick, the U.K.-based cybernetics professor and author of "I, Cyborg," was the first person to implant a …

MIT Study Shows People Would Rather Take Orders From A Robot Than Their Boss

Not only do human participants prefer taking robo-orders when it comes to tackling a manufacturing task, but the robot ended up leading the team in a more productive manner than the humans could. From MIT:<p>The fully-autonomous condition proved to be not only the most effective for the task, but also …

Robotic printer paints portrait of artist in his own blood

Artist Ted Lawson has created a robotic printer that uses his own blood as ink for a nude self-portrait.<p>It has begun: an artist has given a robot a taste of human blood.<p>Brooklyn-based Ted Lawson (website NSFW) has created Ghost in the Machine (blood robot selfie), a robotic printer that uses human …

Drawing

Eastern Arsenal

Popular Science Blogs<p>Monitoring China's growing military might—and what it means for the world. By Jeffrey Lin & Peter W. Singer<p>Eastern Arsenal<p>China's opening a factory to build engines for hypersonic missiles and spaceplanes<p>Reconnaissance and strike capabilities of aircrafts with these engines …

Military

Rare flu strains could be key to super-vaccine

Rarer forms of flu may be the key to producing a vaccine giving protection against many different strains, scientists believe. Research suggests that immunisation against bird flu strains that do not usually threaten humans may provide the nearest thing yet to a universal flu vaccine.<p>Exposure to an …

American Heart Association says e-cigarettes could help people quit

Anti-smoking group also wants stricter rules to stop e-cigarette marketing to kids<p>Public health officials disagree about the relative safety of e-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizers, noting that there's a dearth of research on the longterm effects of the products. But e-cigarettes just got a …

7 Things You Need to Know About Google Calico

<b>1. It's Google's latest venture and its focus is unraveling the secrets of aging and longevity.</b><p>Not immortality per se (though, it is Google after all, so I'm not going to rule it out) but a more broad spectrum approach to looking at all aspects of health, aging and what kills us.<p><b>2. Calico will have</b> …

Tourism and mining threaten tiny primate - Futurity

Genetic research could help save an under-researched, carnivorous primate from the Philippines called the tarsier.

Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes

If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.<p>The<p>American Academy of Pediatricsdeclared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health issue in a policy statement Monday. And to help fix …

Sleep

The Best Mix Of Cheeses To Put On Your Pizza, According To Science

There's mozzarella, cheddar, Colby -- oh, and don't forget provolone! With so many different cheeses to choose from, which type is the best to put on a pizza so that it tastes incredible, and has that gourmet look to it?<p>Now an international team of scientists have found the perfect combination of …

PSN Back Online After DDoS Attack

Hours after a distributed denial of service attack brought down the PlayStation Network on Sunday, Sony has announced that the network is back online, adding that there is no evidence of any personal data having been accessed.<p>Rather, the attack was designed to simply flood the network with …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune system "nerve centre" located near the heart.<p>The technique, so far only tested on mice, could provide …

Space weather: Fine, with a chance of solar flares - CNN.com

A mid-level flare erupted on the left side of the sun on July 8, 2014. This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory highlights the high-temperature solar material in a flare, which is typically colorized in teal.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Spectacular solar flares<p>Spectacular solar flares<p>Spectacular solar …