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First standalone VRDC debuts in November, call for talks now open

Great news, VR enthusiasts: GDC organizers are proud to announce that the first ever standalone Virtual Reality Developers Conference, the premier …

The Real Court Case Behind Bridge of Spies

The story of the prisoner exchange in Spielberg’s latest drama originates from a strangely decided, controversial case.<p>Behind Steven Spielberg’s spy thriller, <i>Bridge of Spies,</i> is one of the strangest cases ever decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Take its very name: <i>Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, also known</i> …

Aleppo in the eye of the storm as Syrian army seeks gains

<b>Aleppo, Syria's second city in status but largest in practice, was late to join the war that has ravaged many parts of the country.</b><p>Now it finds itself in the eye of the storm, as Syrian government troops press in around its southern edge with the help of intensive Russian air strikes, militants …

New Blood Test Predicts Future Suicide Attempts — NOVA Next | PBS

About one million people per year commit suicide—or about one person every 40 seconds. However, a new blood test could help determine if a patient is …

Investors have been dumping solar shares based on a misconception about energy

Installations of solar panels are expected to soar by a third this year, the price of solar power is now cheap enough to compete neck and neck with gas and coal-fired power in places like California, and the fledgling industry received a vote of confidence last week when U.S. President Barack Obama …