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The 10 best upcoming indie games you should be most excited about

After three manic days of gaming, queuing, drinking, chatting and even more queuing, the Australian edition of PAX has come to a close. This year’s …

Watch out OLED here comes PCOLED!

Shutterstock<p>RGB OLED may form the basis of a number of high end TV and smartphone displays, including new flexible designs, but the technology could one day be replaced by an improved Plasmon-Coupled Organic Light Emitting Diode (PCOLED) architecture. Taiwan-based ITRI has announced development of …

What happens to you just before you die? Chemists explain exactly how death feels

Slasher films are a lot of fun to watch. But what exactly would it feel like to get stuck in one?<p>Scientists have explored many of the things that …

Chemistry

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

Linguistics

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

iOS bug causes Messages to crash, iPhone to reboot when a certain text is received

<i>Update: Apple has issued a statement to us on the matter</i><p>A newly found bug surrounding iOS and Messages has emerged that causes the app to continuously crash when a certain text is received. If the text is received while the phone is on the lock screen, it also causes your iPhone to reboot without …

Near-death experiences: what it feels like to die

Near-death experiences (NDEs) can agitate and excite in equal measure.<p>Skeptics argue, often fiercely, that they result from nothing more than brain …

The Brain

5 Smart Ways to Increase Your IQ (Because It’s Not Set in Genetic Stone)

I only recently discovered there is a secret society for people with high IQs. It’s called Mensa—aka The Nerd Herd. It’s actually not a secret, but I …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Yelp

The Science of Your Favorite Color: What Does It Say About Your Personality? | Spirit Science

Color psychology is the fascinating science of how the colors of the light spectrum influence our mood and behaviour. For example, placebo pills that …

FBI Informant Exposes Sting Operation Targeting Innocent Americans in New “(T)ERROR” Documentary

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Today we look at an explosive new film that shines a bright light on the FBI’s shadowy use of informants in its counterterrorism sting …

'The Human Experiment' misses a few crucial steps

Narrated by<p>Sean Penn, the documentary "The Human Experiment" alleges a correlation between four decades of increased chemical use in the United States and health issues such as cancer, miscarriage, autism and birth defects.<p>The film also contends that the American Chemistry Council lobbies for a …

Acetaminophen May Reduce Both Pain and Pleasure

The commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen may have a previously unknown side effect: Blunting positive emotions. New research published in</i> …

Psychology

This Myers-Briggs Personality Type Earns a Higher Income

It’s been suggested that in order for people to succeed at certain jobs, they need to have the right kind of personality type for whatever career …

Psychology

Hackers hide malware in fake games hosted by Steam

Gamers downloading from Steam should beware of fake game pages, after a spate of clone titles were found on the service hiding harmful malware.<p>Gamers …

Online Life

5 Traits Of The Perfect Customer Service Employee

Perfection doesn’t exist—but some people just happen to possess the characteristics that make them more suited for playing the role of customer …

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Study challenges theory on unconscious memory system in the brain

A long-accepted scientific theory about the role the hippocampus plays in our unconscious memory is being challenged by new research. For decades, …

The Ultimate Guide to Color Meanings

”White for Shadowhunters is the color of funerals,” Luke explained. “But for mundanes, Jace, it’s the color of weddings. Brides wear white to …