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Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

B-movie

Astronomers spot tilt-a-whirl solar system - Futurity

A newly discovered distant planetary system features multiple planets that orbit at a severe tilt …

Astronomy

A Fight Over Vineyards Pits Redwoods Against Red Wine

In the California wine mecca of Sonoma County, climate change is pitting redwood lovers against red wine lovers.<p>This Friday morning, a coalition of environmental groups are in a Santa Rosa, Calif., courtroom fighting to stop a Spanish-owned winery from leveling 154 acres of coast redwoods and …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Cannabis

Look for Orionid meteors this month

Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2017, the peak morning is probably October 21. But start watching now, before …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Available for Pre-Order Starting Today | About Verizon

<b>UPDATE - Wednesday, October 9: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear will both be available online and in stores starting tomorrow, Oct. 10.</b><p>The Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 and the Galaxy Gear™ are available for pre-order from Verizon Wireless starting today. The Galaxy Note 3 will be available …

The ESRB has failed your children

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>While the Entertainment Software Rating Board preoccupies itself with the more obvious evils of Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, it has allowed a far more …

Here's why you shouldn't install GTA 5's second Xbox 360 disc

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> publisher Rockstar Games has advised against installing the second disc of the game's Xbox 360 version, and a new video from Eurogamer's Digital Foundry demonstrates why.<p>The Xbox 360 version of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> comes on two discs, although you'll never have to switch discs while …

Go back in time with the original 'Grand Theft Auto'

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> is launching tomorrow, and it's perhaps the best game in the series to date. But the franchise has a long history, and in a new video feature, <i>The Guardian</i> takes a look back at how the very first <i>GTA</i> was made. It includes interviews with a number of developers at DMA Design, which …

Grand Theft Auto 5 street date reportedly broken

Rockstar Games is "investigating" early arrivals of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> from online retailer Amazon, Games Industry International reports.<p><i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> is set for an official release Tuesday, Sept. 17. Some buyers who pre-ordered the game received it as early as this weekend, according to photos …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

The Week In Numbers: A One-Way Trip To Mars, The Next Space Shuttle, And More

<b>$3.6 billion</b>: the funding a team of engineers needs to complete development of the Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, a new type of engine that could make runway-to-orbit space missions a reality<p><b>2,656</b>: the number of times these three astronauts orbited Earth during their 166 days aboard the …