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28 charts that show how America changed since the Fed gave us 0% rates

In the nine years since the Federal Reserve's last rate hike, the US has gone through a housing-bubble burst, a financial crisis that nearly destroyed the global banking system, the worst recession since the Great Depression, and a slow but steady recovery marked by moderate, consistent …

New Video Explains How Daniel Is The Real Villain of THE KARATE KID

This machine is so bad at describing planets, it's funny

You know what a comet looks like. But when a Finnish YouTuber asked an artificial neural network to describe what it was seeing in the Star Trek: The …

Zelda Fan Spends Over Two Years Building LEGO Hyrule Castle

Inspired by Twilight Princess.<p>Joseph Zawada, a hardcore Zelda fan who holds The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess as his favorite entry in the …

Listen to a Metal Gear Solid radio drama, unearthed from the 1990s

Back in the late 1990s, Konami and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting recorded a radio drama series based on Metal Gear Solid. It was only released in Japan, until today.<p>Josh Griffiths is a writer and producer as well as a Metal Gear fan. He's translated the original show scripts and recorded them using …

These are the 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological development.<p>ARPANET, one of the internet's most important precursors, was a Pentagon project while most of the technology in an iPhone originated with the US Department of Defense.<p>Just as smart gadgets have …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

China is building the most extensive global commercial-military empire in history

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like …

China

The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

You’ve got yourself an iPhone and you want to play some games on it. You might not want to just plunge into the App Store—it’s a jungle, full of …

App Store

Wanna Watch A Supercut Of Every Robot Movie Ever? Of Course You Do!

Apparently, there is a dude out on the interwebs named Jonathan Mann who has been writing one song every day for over 2000 days. I guess the fact that a guy like this exists isn’t that surprising, but the fact that he seems to dedicate a significant amount of time to the production value of the …

Mr. Black Denim Refresh & Wash

It's fairly obvious at this point that if you want to extend the life of your favorite jeans, your best option is not to wash them. Ever. Mr. Black …

Denim

18 Graphic Novels Every Guy Should Read

The days of graphic novels being relegated to superhero fanboys are long gone. Many are works of art that rival classic novels when it comes to story …

Graphic Novels

New bike pump hides in the crank axle

If you own a higher-end road or mountain bike with a Shimano drivetrain, then chances are it's got a "secret" storage compartment: the hollow space …

Mountain Biking

Wall-Mounted Standing Desk has the spine to stop you sitting

The standing desk in question is the descriptively titled Wall-Mounted Standing Desk. It's comprised of a wooden spine which is permanently attached …

Standing Desks