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The Great Internet Debate Over Not Reading White Men

<i>Hello, dear reader, and welcome to The Kerfuffler! I'm your host, fantasy writer, essayist, and mad tweeter, Saladin Ahmed. Every other week I'll be</i> …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Facebook can be sued if it tries to censor content, says French court

Frenchman whose Facebook account was shut by the social media giant after he posted an image of an explicit 19th century painting cries victory after Paris High Court rules his legal complaint can be handled in France<p>The High Court in Paris has set a legal precedent after ruling that the American …

Megapixels, How Much Is Too Much?

Earlier this month Canon turned heads with the announcement of not one, but two 50-megapixel DSLRs, grabbing the resolution crown from rivals Nikon and Sony. But as the megapixel race approaches nearly unheard-of levels in the high-end camera market, there are two essential questions that need to …

Cameras

Judge dismisses case after Muslim swears oath on Bible

Judge regrets stopping trial because Muslim man gave evidence having sworn on the Bible instead of the Koran<p>A judge admitted it was his fault an attempted robbery trial collapsed after a Muslim swore an oath on the Bible instead of the Koran.<p>Michael Davies, 38, denied trying to rob the Victoria …

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

Remembering him with the science of the TV show<p><i>Sad news today: Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. Nimoy was many things—an actor, a poet, a singer of hobbit songs, and someone who understood what it was like to be alienated. At</i> Popular Science, <i>we, like many others, will remember him</i> …

'Don't fight alone': 13 times JK Rowling has inspired Harry Potter fans

She may be one of the most successful authors in the world, but the notoriously private JK Rowling also manages to find time to share her innermost thoughts with Harry Potter fans. When she does, it doesn't take long before the internet finds out, and thousands of people benefit from the Harry …

The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

Top 10 Most Unfortunate Anime Characters

Not all characters are rewarded in their shows – more unfortunately so, it’s usually the main character that is dealt this misfortune. Not all …

Anime

Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch …

7 Weird and Crazy Facts About Mexico

<i>By Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (Edited)</i><p>There's a decent chance you've been to Mexico before, because it's like... right there. So you don't need anyone to list reasons that it's awesome. (Tacos! Beaches! Tequila!) But just in case you were actually curious about what's going on beneath …

iOS Vulnerability Means Copycat Apps Could Spy On iPhone Owners, Claims FireEye

A potentially serious flaw in iOS that has been left open by Apple could be abused by rogue applications that mimic the operations of legitimate software to spy on users, according to security firm FireEye. The vulnerability resides in how iOS apps communicate with other applications using what’s …

Apps

17 Very Very Tiny Kittens

So little. So adorable.

Islamic State releases a new video parading Peshmerga forces in cages

The video appears to show caged Kurdish fighters interviewed in the moments before their deaths<p><b>Islamic State</b> militants have released a new video which appears to show caged Kurdish fighters being interviewed.<p>With a microphone pushed through the bars of their cage, each man quietly repeats talking …

Putin says Russia-Ukraine war unlikely

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said war with neighbouring Ukraine is unlikely, according to media reports.<p>Asked in an interview with Russian state television if he thought the current situation could lead to war, Putin said on Monday: "I think that such an apocalyptic scenario is unlikely and …

Russia

Japan: Where even milk and toilet paper are courteous

Enough has been said about the level of customer service found in Japan that its reputation pretty much speaks for itself. But did you know that even …

Japan

The 21 Best Fried Chicken Spots in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>Fried chicken just might be the world's most versatile food. It makes just as much sense at the dinner table or in your car or at breakfast with waffles, as it does at 3 a.m. out of the fridge or during the seventh-inning stretch of an intramural, co-ed softball …

DC Comics send brilliant response to girl who wrote about lack of female superheroes

An 11-year-old girl sent a letter to DC Comics asking them to promote more female superheroes<p>A frustrated fan girl who wrote to DC Comics to complain about a lack of female superheroes has been turned into one.<p>Rowan Hansen, 11, sent a heartfelt letter to the comic book publisher asking them for …

Comics

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Size<p>The Samsung Ativ Book 9 is 6 percent taller, but the Surface Pro 3 is 3 percent wider.<p>You'll want to take those thickness measurements with a few …

Gear & Gadgets

4 Ways To Get Around Hershey's Ban And Buy Cadbury Chocolate

<b>UPDATE Mar. 1:</b> It appears that the good people at the British Chocolate Club have shut down their operations after consulting lawyers. Instead, we recommend Jolly Goods as a satisfactory replacement to get your goodies delivered to you.<p><b>PREVIOUS:</b> Cadbury's chocolate candy is the best, but now that …

The 19 Funniest Neil Gaiman Tweets Of All Time

Neil Gaiman wins Twitter.

Stunning Photos Capture Rare Fox Sighting In San Francisco

A gray fox, once a common sight in San Francisco’s Presidio, was spotted in the city’s national park for the first time in more than a decade last week. The photos capturing the moment are absolutely breathtaking.<p>Presidio Trust biological science tech Jonathan Young photographed the fox while …

Here's How To Find Your African-American Family History Online

A guide to searching for your ancestors and finding your own personal history.<p>Finding your ancestors can be incredibly rewarding and an amazingly inspiring experience. The cool thing is that searching for your family tree online has never been easier — there's more digitized and scanned records …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

3 Ways To Save 'The Order: 1886'

PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 is out, and as we’ve discussed, it’s not very good. It’s uninspired at best, featuring some of the most impressive graphics technology I’ve ever seen but so utterly devoid of personality that was hard to get through. It got panned, which is as much a function of the …

Odin - Lessons From Norse Mythology | The Art of Manliness

When one hears the word “Viking,” it almost instantly conjures images of brawny warriors wielding fierce swords, riding in waves of long ships to …

The PS4 And Xbox One Have An 'Exclusive' Problem

The disappointing release of The Order: 1886 has kicked off all sorts of debates and discussions about game length, review scores, ‘cinematic’ gameplay and quick-time events over the past few weeks. It’s a touchstone that can lead to a dissection of many things that ail the gaming industry at …

Final Fantasy

This can’t be real: Leaked Galaxy S6 earbuds look like blatant Apple EarPod ripoffs

It’s still much too soon to pass any final judgements and call Samsung’s upcoming new Galaxy S6 handset an iPhone ripoff. Yes, some of the evidence …

Japan police arrest teenager for 'Islamic State-inspired' killing

Schoolboy, 13, who decapitated his victim, may have been inspired by Isil videos of decapitations<p>Japanese police on Friday arrested a teenager on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by Islamist extremist executions.<p>The …