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The 50 best video games of all time, according to critics

There are dozens of ways you could put together a list of the best video games ever made. You could look to classics, like "Super Mario Bros." here.<p>You could look at impact on the medium, or highest sales. You could write down your personal favorites on pieces of paper, then throw them into the …

Here Is How Millennials Can Get Rich From Exchange Traded Funds

Millennials have one advantage when it comes to investing: a long time horizon.<p>A longer time horizon means investments are amplified from compounding …

The Charcuterie Board That Revolutionized Basketball

In the past three years, the Warriors have won two NBA titles with the most explosive offense in history. This is the inside tale of how it all began …

New genetic data study suggests that humans are still evolving

Better Humans<p>A new study published today in the journal <i>PLOS Biology</i> suggests that human beings are still evolving. Don’t imagine, however, that it’s …

Here's How You'll Use the Quantum Internet of the Future

It's coming.<p>The quantum internet is coming.<p>China, leaps and bounds ahead of the United States and the rest of the world, has vastly expanded the …

The Science Behind Weighted Blankets As A Treatment For ADHD

Elusive Sleep<p>Imagine living with a mind that never slows down, one that feels like it’s occupied by jackhammers, a marching band, or thousands of …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Prince Harry endures awkward speech as he is invited to spend his 'honeymoon' in Antigua if he marries Meghan Markle

Prince Harry endured perhaps the most awkward speech ever given in his honour when he was invited to spend his "honeymoon" in Antigua if he marries his girlfriend Meghan Markle.<p>Gaston Browne, Antigua's prime minister, told the Prince: "I believe we are expecting a new princess soon," as he …

Prince Harry

Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro is a perfect way to show off your 4K TV

The PlayStation 4 Pro is a new breed of console. It's not going to replace the original system. Instead, it's meant to tide over gamers who've upgraded to new 4K TVs with fancy high-dynamic-range (HDR) lighting features. It's a more significant step up than the Xbox One S, which is mostly centered …

Hung Up

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

In 20 to 40 years, most Americans won’t have sex to reproduce. Get ready.

For 100 million years, all our ancestors reproduced basically the same way. A male reproductive organ deposited sperm into a female reproduction organ, where it could fertilize eggs — leading to baby ancestral tetrapods, mammals, primates, and eventually humans. The past 60 years have seen this …

Genetics

How to make sense of the 2016 revolution

It's looking increasingly clear that 2016 is one of those fabled "realignment" elections, when the basic political orientations of the two parties …

Political Science

How to turn off your search and location history in Google

By now, it should come as no surprise that Google keeps track of your search and location history.<p>But you may be surprised to find out just how …

Hillary Clinton's email scandal, 'the greatest wild card' of the election, just got even more unpredictable

In early 2009, Clinton reportedly paid Bryan Pagliano, the IT director, $5,000 to divert all of her emails to a new private server.<p>The server set up by Pagliano replaced one used by Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, and was handed over to the Denver-based company Platte River in …

The complete guide to how Trump can make himself the first American dictator

If Trump is elected president, will constitutional law and American political institutions protect us from a would-be dictator? Europeans worry about the emergence of Caesarism in the United States, just as the founders did when they invented the presidency. Authoritarianism is making gains around …

World considers a Trump presidency, and many shudder

BRUSSELS (AP) — Following Donald Trump's breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide …

How the World Views the U.S. Presidential Election

The election is looking more and more like a reality show, and it sounds like the rest of he world is ready to vote us off the island.

Obama reportedly considering Judge Jane L. Kelly for Supreme Court seat

President Barack Obama is reportedly vetting Jane L. Kelly as a possible Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.<p>Kelly, 51, is a federal appellate judge in Iowa. The FBI has been conducting interviews with Kelly as part of the process to find a new justice, The New York …

It took a while, but FBI director Jim Comey got the grilling he deserves in the Apple v FBI case<p>Members of Congress did something almost unheard of at Tuesday’s hearing on the brewing battle over encryption between Apple and the FBI: their job. Both Democrats and Republicans grilled FBI director …

Privacy

Understanding The Clintons' Popularity With Black Voters

Hillary Clinton's win in the South Carolina Democratic primary was a blowout, and black voters in particular are being credited with handing her that victory. More than 8 in 10 black voters in that state voted for Clinton, according to exit polls. If that trend holds, she could have a great day on …

Death and Politics: Did a Vicious Campaign Drive a Candidate to Suicide?

For all of Tom Schweich's accomplishments — degrees from Yale and Harvard, partner at an international white-shoe law firm, chief of staff to three …

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Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.<p>His death set off an immediate debate about whether President Barack Obama should fill the seat in an election …

Sanders: Obama Couldn't Close Gap Between Congress And American People

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Thursday that President Barack Obama—not for lack of trying—has been unable to …

Kardashian Friend Jonathan Cheban Is Opening a School for Rich Kids to Learn About Rich Kid Things

Like many Kardashian-adjacent celebrities, Jonathan Cheban has made a lucrative career out of his friendship with America's reality royalty. But unlike his gossip website or his appearance on <i>Celebrity Big Brother,</i> his latest venture seems to be a less of a business at all, and instead a grad school …

Graduate School

The great money-in-politics myth

Bernie Sanders has a simple explanation of why the US hasn't achieved universal health care yet: money.<p>"Do you know why we can’t do what every other country — major country — on Earth is doing?" he asked during the January 17 Democratic debate. "It’s because we have a campaign finance system that …

President Obama Sends $4 Trillion Budget to Congress

President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget on Tuesday, a document that details his policy priorities for not just the coming year, but the …