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We Should Negotiate With Terrorists. We Always Have.

Who started “We don’t negotiate with terrorists”? The president who did just that more than any other. Let’s stop this reactionary nonsense.<p>I’m sure …

Federal double standard on endangered species laws?

The federal government is not shy about prosecuting those who violate threatened and endangered species laws. But under a new Obama administration policy, wind farm operators are getting 30-year permits to kill protected species.<p>The government fined marine biologist Nancy Black $12,000 and …

Why Super Mario Bros' Level 1-1 Is Perfect

There are lots of great examples of level design out there, but the example probably most frequently referred to is the first level of <i>Super Mario …

Retrogaming

Official Xbox Twitter Account Tweets About The Legend Of Zelda

If you could only play one Zelda game forever, which would it be? Gersh shares his pick here. #MyFavoriteGame https://t.co/ZJDU92LfWD<p>— Xbox (@Xbox) …

Mice avoid booze if their dad was a 'drinker' - Futurity

Even before conception, chronic drinking to excess can shape the alcohol vulnerability of a mouse's male offspring, according to a new study.

Meet the Mekong Eyeless Spider, Zorro Snake and The Hunch-Bat of Vietnam

Giant flying frogs, a fish that mates face-to-face, a parachute gecko, and a blind cave spider are among the hundreds of species recently discovered in the Mekong region of southeast Asia. There’s a Zorro-masked water snake, a skydiving gecko, a “fishzilla” walking snakehead fish, and, of course, …

Zoology

First 3D Egg Fossils Of Ancient Flying Reptiles Found In China

The first three-dimensionally preserved eggs of ancient winged reptiles that lived more than 100 million years ago have been unearthed in China.<p>Five intact eggs were found, along with dozens or more adult fossils, of a new type of pterosaur, a group of prehistoric winged reptiles that dominated the …

Sony PS Vita Slim vs Nintendo 3DS XL

Here are Some Fun Game Boy Facts and Awesome Footage

Not so long ago the Game Boy celebrated its 25th anniversary, an important landmark for one of the most important pieces of gaming hardware ever …

College Student Plays 'Super Mario Bros.' Theme Song With Wine Glasses (VIDEO)

Like most college students, Dan Newbie knows how to get unorthodox with household items. His weapon of choice? Wine glasses.<p>The University of Central Arkansas student used 48 wine glasses, two pencils, a frying pan, seven microphones, two cameras and some tap water to create a cover of the "Super …

Watch Dogs Isn't Out Yet, But Its Commodore 64 Mockup Is

While we still a few days away from the release of <i>Watch Dogs</i>, animator Balázs Kalocsai did an excellent 80s style, Commodore 64 reinterpretation of …

Mockups

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. E3 tournament detailed

Nintendo will stage the first tournament for its upcoming <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> on Wii U in Los Angeles on the day E3 begins and is inviting 3,000 fans to come out and watch it for free.<p>The <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> Invitational also will be livestreamed on both Nintendo's Twitch and Twitch's E3 channels, …

Putin orders Russian troops to pull back from Ukraine border

Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinon Monday ordered Kremlin troops to pull back from the border with Ukraine after weeks of military exercises that the Kiev government and Western allies said heightened tensions between the two former Soviet republics.<p>Putin, who heads to China for economic and …

Killer depicted in Richard Linklater's Bernie is freed – and will live in director's garage

Bernie Tiede's unlikely story of friendship and murder was adapted by Richard Linklater in 2011 – and now the freed killer will live with the director as part of his bail terms<p>• Jack Black on playing 'sweetheart' murderer Bernie Tiede<p>Bernie Tiede, the convicted murderer depicted in Richard …