Chaz Mangan

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Deciphering The Mysterious Decline Of Honey Bees

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Working bee colonies. Elina L. Nino, Author providedHoney bees are arguably our most important commercially …

Ecology

Watch John Oliver nail the reason that most news on scientific studies can't be trusted

"Science is constantly producing new studies, as you would know if you've ever watched TV," Oliver said.<p>"Is science bulls---?" Oliver said. "No, but there is a lot of bulls--- currently masquerading as science." To make that point clear, the host showed how conflicting the results could be for a …

John Oliver

Why Dark Souls is my favorite video game series of all time

It's taken me a few years, but I'm comfortable calling the <i>Dark Souls</i> games my favorite of all time.<p>I imported <i>Demon's Souls</i>, the series' predecessor, from South Korea after I read a glowing review of a weird, difficult, but incredibly rewarding combat RPG online. I was fascinated by its world, the …

Dark Souls

Verizon customers can use Android Pay for 2GB of free data

Verizon customers are now able to earn up to 2GB of free data just for using Android Pay to buy things. The new promotion, which started today, rewards customers with 1GB of data for using Android Pay once, and a second if they use Google's wireless pay system a third time. The offer is open until …

Android Pay

The Unoriginal Originality of Led Zeppelin

Legal cases involving claims of musical plagiarism often lead to strange eruptions of musicological discourse in the halls of justice. Not long ago, the heirs of Marvin Gaye alleged that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’s song “Blurred Lines” infringed upon the copyright of Gaye’s “Got to Give It …

Guitar

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

The New Encryption Bill Isn’t Finished and Silicon Valley Already Hates it

The draft bill notes that "No person or entity is above the law."<p>Congress is poised to step into the encryption battle that has been raging in the courts and in the media, with legislation that would require technology companies to decrypt messages when served with a court order.<p>The leaked copy of …

Privacy

Voices clash at first public hearing on self-driving cars

Autonomous vehicles as 'lethal weapons'?<p>"We may be on the cusp of a safety innovation revolution," said Mark Rosekind, who runs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), kicking off the federal government's first public hearing on self-driving cars. Over 200 people attended the …

Autonomous Cars

Warner Bros. is planning 12 more superhero movies after 'Batman v Superman' — here they are

Over the next few years, we'll see the most recognizable figures in comics on the big screen.<p>"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" brought us a whole host of comic legends: Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Lex Luthor. And now Warner Bros. is ready to debut even more icons.<p>Following the …

Comic Books

Android Circuit: Android Beats Apple, Microsoft's Android Ambitions, S7 Edge Saves Samsung

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes the Chinese smartphone market moving towards Android, how the Galaxy S7 is saving Samsung, the rise of Marshmallow, Google’s monthly update of bug fixes and patches, BlackBerry’s disappointing …

Mobile

Pictures of the Week 4.8.16

Houston

Europe will discuss requiring visas for Americans and Canadians

Whether or not tourists from the U.S. and Canada should have easy access to Europe will be up for debate next week.<p>The European Union's executive …

How A Total Novice Built A Solid YouTube Following Beating Dark Souls

One of the biggest misconceptions about <i>Dark Souls</i> is that it’s only for super-hardcore macho gamers looking to prove their mettle – players who are …

Dark Souls

These are the changes coming to The Division's Dark Zone (correction)

Extractions just got a lot more dangerous<p>The first batch of free content for Ubisoft's online shooter <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> lands April 12, and some of the biggest changes affect the hotly contested, player-vs-player area known as the Dark Zone. Yesterday the Ubisoft blog posted an interview …

If You Think The 'Warcraft' Movie Looks Terrible, It Might Be YouTube's Fault

I don’t think there’s any upcoming media project I have more mixed feelings about than the <i>Warcraft</i> film. I desperately <i>want</i> it to be good, not just because I’m a big fan of the director (Duncan Jones) and the actors involved (Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, etc), but because we <i>need</i> a …

Film Industry

One man created an incredible update to the original Nintendo Game Boy

The original Nintendo Game Boy was the size of a hotel bible, required four AA batteries, and only played games in black and white.<p>Beautiful, isn't …

The government still wants Apple to help it crack an iPhone in New York

In a letter today, DoJ said that it still wants Apple's help to access data on an iPhone used by Jun Feng, a meth dealer.<p>In February, a magistrate judge in Brooklyn ruled that the government couldn't force Apple to help break into Feng's iPhone, and questioned whether the government's legal …

Privacy

Tech Experts Condemn Proposed Law Targeting Encryption

"Burr-Feinstein may be the most insane thing I've ever seen seriously offered as a piece of legislation. It is 'do magic' in legalese."<p>Technologists and policy experts wasted little time bashing soon-to-be-released encryption legislation, a draft of which was published online late Thursday …