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Our love affair with purebred dogs has created genetically inferior animals

With the beginning of the new year comes an unfortunate annual tradition. Each year, families purchase purebred dogs as short-sighted holiday gifts—many of which wind up in animal shelters in the first weeks of January.<p>Our predilection for purebred dogs is troubling for a number of reasons. For one …

Pets

The Biggest Dinosaur In History May Never Have Existed

This week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York will unveil its newest exhibit to the press: the skeleton of a huge plant-eating …

Dinosaurs

These Are the 25 Worst Passwords of 2015

It’s probably time to change your password. SplashData, which makes password management applications, has released its annual list of the 25 worst …

Star Wars

Is Sleeping With the TV on Actually Bad for You?

Millions of people fall asleep with the TV on every night, but is it bad for your health? Read on.<p>Nearly every day for the past, say, five years, I've fallen asleep in much the same way. I lay down, put my computer next to my head, pull up a random episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that I've seen maybe …

Comedy

New Breeds for Westminster Dog Show: Pictures

Five stories to watch in Super Bowl 50 for Broncos, Panthers

Super Bowl 50's matchup is set with the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos squaring off Feb. 7. Here are five storylines to watch:<p><b>1. Manning Bowl:</b> The dominant subplot in the NFL's golden Super Bowl celebration is sure to be Peyton Manning's quest to become the 12th quarterback to win multiple …

NFL

Some Xbox 360 games run better on Xbox One, but some are 'nearly unplayable'

Xbox 360

The big change coming to Xbox One's backwards compatibility

Microsoft has announced a significant change to the way it's going to release its new backwards-compatible Xbox One games.<p>No longer will it be …

Backward Compatibility

Law Against "Sexist" Video Games Rejected in France; Proponent Blasts Quantic Dream's Kara and More

A few days ago, DualShockers reported about the attempt to pass a law amendment at the French Assemblée Nationale to penalize the production of video …

Warcraft: New TV Spot Showcases Enemies Uniting

Two worlds. One home.<p>Legendary released the first TV spot today for their forthcoming big screen adaptation of the video game franchise Warcraft.<p>The …

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