Malcolm Bender

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Revealed: The reason why we close our eyes while sharing a kiss

Psychologists at Royal Holloway University show the brain is unable to cope with the combination of visual data and tactile sensation of kissing<p>It used to be thought that people closed their eyes while sharing a kiss because their vision could not focus on something as close up as the other …

Cotton candy ice spun by fungus

In frozen climes, the formation of frost flowers, created by ice extruding from plants, is a fascinating and beautiful thing. One of the most difficult kinds to find is what is known as "hair ice." In very specific conditions, it grows in long, thin threads like hair or candy floss from the rotten …

In search of the starfish killer: the quest to save the original keystone species

Starfish are dissolving up and down the West Coast, and scientists finally think they know why. They hope<p>In June 2013, Steven Fradkin stumbled upon a grisly scene at Starfish Point in Washington, northwest of Seattle. About one in four of the park’s namesake animals were contorted and covered in …

A Christmas Ice Storm

A massive storm swept across the Midwest and parts of Canada yesterday, encasing everything in thick ice, downing trees and power lines, and making travel nearly impossible just before Christmas. An estimated 500,000 people are without power today, as utility crews work to clear and repair the …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

It's not easy to return to a place after a 21-year absence, so it's a surprise how effortless it is to slip back into the Hyrule first introduced in 1992's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The famous green tunic, castle, and characters are all revived in this 3DS sequel, and the passing of …

The Legend of Zelda

Pokemon X & Pokemon Y soundtrack arrives on iTunes

A collection of <i>Pokémon X & Pokémon Y</i> music was released on iTunes today.<p><i>Pokémon X & Pokémon Y: Super Music Collection</i>includes more than 200 songs and 3.5 hours of music featured in the games and costs $9.99. It also offers a battle game music track from the four-part TV series <i>Pokémon Origins</i> …

Best games for Christmas 2013

Tomb Raider

20 Impressive Home Office Ideas That Will Increase Your Productivity

These designer spaces are primed for energy and inspiration.<p>You won't mind getting work done in a hideaway like what you see here. Not only are these work-ready spaces aesthetically pleasing, but their unique designs will inspire new ideas and boost your productivity.

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

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Viking epic The Banner Saga launching Jan. 14, 2014

<i>The Banner Saga</i>, Stoic's Kickstarted hybrid of a story-based role-playing game and turn-based strategy title, will be released Jan. 14, 2014, on Windows PC and Mac, the studio announced today.<p>Stoic raised more than $720,000 on Kickstarter in the spring of 2012 to develop <i>The Banner Saga</i>, which it …

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Everything you know about drugs is wrong

<b>A DEA agent carries a bundle of marijuana. (AP/Elaine Thompson)</b><p>Author Carl Hart says we focus too much on drugs’ dangers – and not enough on how racism affects drug policy<p>Tessie Swope Castillo<p>August 10, 2013 6:30pm (UTC)<p>It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve …

Fringe Factor: Gay Love Is Just Like What Ariel Castro Had With His Victims

Yet another week in far-out theories from our fearless leaders.<p><b>American Family Association Host: The Love Between Gay Couples and the Love Ariel</b> …

US student loan bill signed into law in rare show of bipartisan compromise

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to rein in the costs of a college education.<p>Encircled by lawmakers from both parties in the oval …