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Video Games Are Good For Your Brain [Infographic]

In 2015 at the University of California, Irvine, a study was made to test the effects of playing video games on a part of our brains called the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system and helps spatial memory and the transition of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. The …

The Brain

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

What if the internet stopped working for a day?

For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you'd expect.<p>Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. …

38 times Stephen King absolutely slammed Donald Trump on Twitter

You don't have to spend long on Stephen King's Twitter feed to gain an insight into his feelings about the current U.S. President.<p>The legendary …

Haha Look At This Dungeons & Dragons Thing

This is a massive and elaborate GM screen for your <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> (or any other role-playing game) adventures. For those who want to flex on their …

27 Awful Heavy Metal Album Covers From the 1980s and 1990s

The whole point of album art is to create something that reflects what is inside and to have a finished package on all fronts that proves the band …

From UFOs to its psychic Stargate tests, the CIA just dumped 13 million declassified pages online

The CIA has dumped 13 million pages of declassified documents online to make them easier to find - and you can peruse them all here.<p>The mass file …

Paranormal

9 Minnesota Sandwiches You Have To Try Before You Die

Minnesota has more than a few places to get a great bánh mì, but none is more well-known than Jasmine Deli. With perfect crunch bread, fresh veggies, …

Enter the Twilight of Lovecraftian Death with Chthe'ilist's Ambitious Debut

Stream the Montreal death metal cult's debut LP, 'Le Dernier Crépuscule,' in its entirety.<p><i>Photo courtesy of the artist</i><p>Chthe'ilist first started turning heads back in 2012 with <i>Amechth'ntaas'm'rriachth</i>, a purposefully unpronouncable foray into bizarre Lovecraftian horror and pitch-perfect old-school …

Chthe'ilist - Scriptures Of The Typhlodians

Meet the Sci-Fi Artist Fixated on the Grime of Mexico City | Monday Insta Illustrator

Apolo Cacho draws upon his disgust for his hometown to create an amazingly detailed apocalyptic landscape.<p>A dystopian wasteland stretches as far as the eye can see in the world of Apolo Cacho, whose comics, zines, and posters draw inspiration for their depraved setting from his home of Mexico …

The Last Of Us Remade In Giant LEGO Build

LEGO builder Tim Schwalfenberg has outdone himself here, building a <i>The Last Of Us</i> diorama that covers an entire city block, both indoors and out.<p>Via</i> …

An Artist Is Turning Donald Trump Quotes Into Classic Comic Book Covers

It’s both amazing and depressing at the same time.<p>Unquotable Trump is a Tumblr that’s both showcasing R. Sikoryak’s artistic ability and the …

Darth Vader Battles the Alien Queen in Crossover Fan Art

If the alien Xenomorphs from the <i>Alien</i> movies ever had to fight Darth Vader, they would probably need to throw everything they had at him. And a new …

A strange new theory may finally solve the long-standing mystery of a star with "alien megastructures"

There isn’t a star like KIC 8462852. For the past 18 months, ever since a group of astronomers introduced the world to its strange, seemingly unnatural fluctuations in brightness, scientists have been obsessed with it.<p>What’s kept the interest so high is a hypothesis that the fluctuations happen …

Universe

How Science Fiction Imagined the Year 2017

We’re living in the future! Maybe we don’t have atomic trains speeding across ocean or fleets of starships speeding to Alpha Centauri, but we …

Geek

MTM Status Apple Watch Case

The Apple Watch is already fairly rugged, despite its sleek appearance. The MTM Status Apple Watch Case will make it far more so. Made to fit any …

This Surreal Alien World Is Full of Monsters, Robots, and Pinups

Pascal Blanché takes a break from art directing video games to create darkly beautiful science fiction illustrations.<p>For the past 12 years, Pascal Blanché has worked as an art director at one of the AAA gaming industry’s most successful studios, Ubisoft (<i>Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs</i>), all the while …