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2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than deployed service members

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while deployed as members of the military.<p>Data for military casualties are difficult to ascertain. An original version …

Military

Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrians choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, with aid groups on Sunday blaming President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the assault and Western governments expressing outrage.<p>Rescue workers in Syria …

Middle East

How to find legitimate deals on tech

Get your favorite gadgets for cheaper prices.<p>We all want to get our hands on the latest in shiny new gadgetry. Unfortunately, the newest tech tends to come with the most premium prices. But it doesn't necessarily have to be that way. By keeping an eye out for seasonal price changes, annual product …

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea

On the ground in Pyongyang: Could Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump goad each other into a devastating confrontation?<p>1. The Madman Theory<p>The United States has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, so there is no embassy in Washington, but for years the two countries have relied on the “New York …

North Korea

Start your adventure off right with our ‘Destiny 2’ beginner’s guide

The highly-anticipated sequel to <i>Destiny</i> is finally here. Bungie went to great lengths to make <i>Destiny 2</i> faithful to the original — in its final, …

How to find out if you're affected by the Equifax hack

You may have never used Equifax yourself -- or even heard of it -- but the credit reporting agency could still have a treasure trove of your personal information.<p>Equifax said Thursday that 143 million people could be affected by a recent data breach in which cybercriminals stole information …

Identity Theft

10+ Horrifying Photos That Reveal How Bad Hurricane Irma Truly Is

Hurricane Irma is already larger, stronger, and potentially more fatal than Harvey - and it's not over yet.<p>Irma has sent the Caribbean and several …

10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes

Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the …

Google might be working on Assistant-powered, smart headphones

According to the information from the latest beta of the company's Google app, extracted by <i>9to5Google</i>, Google might be planning to launch smart, …

‘A Way Out’ is a splitscreen-only prison break game

It's been a while since we heard anything about Hazelight, the Stockholm-based studio led by <i>Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons</i>' director Josef Fares. The team broke cover at The Game Awards in 2014, a brief teaser trailer in tow that showed two men travelling on a train by moonlight. Today, at EA's E3 …

A major video game developer is defending itself against accusations it 'cloned' Blizzard's 'Overwatch'

"Overwatch" is a new multiplayer shooter made by Blizzard, the game development behemoth behind "World of Warcraft." It came out in May, and has quickly become a prominent player in the gaming world — in just a few short weeks, it sold more than 10 million copies.<p>Pictured above are Zarya, a Russian …

Wallpapers: photos taken with an iPhone 7

This coming Friday, iPhone 7 hits store shelves and pre-orders arrive in the mail. The week between a pre-order and receiving the device is one of …

Video: Learn a Little More About Super Mario World

Did You Know Gaming digs up some neat information

Zelda Fan Sends Nintendo Heartbreaking Letter, Receives Care Package

by Imbalance Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 12:33 PM<p>I...must have something in my eye...<p>by Corvo Attano Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 12:38 PM<p>That's …

How to Track Your New iPhone 7 Early

If you were one of the thousands (millions?) that placed a preorder this past Friday for a new iPhone 7, you already know when to expect it. The more …

1 million people are now connecting to Facebook without leaving a digital trail

In a Facebook note, software engineer Alec Muffett said the number of Facebook over Tor users over an average 30-day period has about doubled in less than a year, now hitting 1 million.<p>"This growth is a reflection of the choices that people make to use Facebook over Tor, and the value that it …

Pluto filled with 'spectacular colours' and varying terrain, Nasa's New Horizons mission reveals

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft discovered towering ice mountains and ridges, rolling plains, and icebergs floating in lakes of frozen nitrogen<p>Pluto is a world of "spectacular" colours, dramatic surface features and dynamic geology, the first published results from a fly-by of the dwarf planet have …

Solar System

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

Los Angeles

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Train that derailed was going 100 mph, twice the authorized speed on curve

Seven people were killed in the crash Tuesday night.<p>Eight people were killed in the crash.<p>PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that derailed here Tuesday night was traveling 106 mph, more than twice the authorized speed, as it approached a sharp bend in the tracks, the National Transportation Safety …

Trains

New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

Getting a handle on the epigenome<p>Alzheimer's disease may involve the immune system, and researchers might have figured out how to pinpoint the origin of a cancer that has spread prior to diagnosis. These are just some of the findings reported today in a series of studies published in the <i>Nature</i> …

Samsung's Galaxy S6 teasers are uncharacteristically well done

<b>Update:</b> Read the Samsung Galaxy S6 review.<p>Can a leopard change its spots, or am I just admiring the particularly fine sheep's clothing in which this wolf is dressed? It's too soon to judge the depth of change at Samsung, but there's certainly something different about the way the Korean company is …

Video Run Down Of LEGO's 300 New Sets

LEGO unveiled 300 new sets at New York Toy Fair this week. This video run down on each range is essential viewing for informed brick building choices later in the year.<p>Along with the updated staples like popular City range were new licensed kits for Scooby Doo, Jurassic World, Minecraft, Marvel’s …

This is a 10K Time-Lapse Video Created Using 80MP Still Photographs

Want to see what a 10K time-lapse video looks like? Look no further than the video above. Titled “10328×7760: A 10K Timelapse Demo,” it was created …

Time-lapse Photography

Experiment Shows What Happens When You Repost a Photo to Instagram 90 Times

Every time you post a photo to Instagram, it loses a <i>tiny</i> bit of quality. It’s not really noticeable for a single upload, but if you save and repost …

Mobile Photography

This Timelapse Shot in 10K Resolution Is Fantastically Bonkers

4K? That's so last year. 8K? Yesterday's news. This timelapse video was shot in an astonishing 10K resolution using an 80 megapixel camera. The level …

Videography

Sony is giving away old games to settle its 2011 PlayStation Network breach

Cheap digital goodies for everyone<p>Are you still feeling bitter about the PlayStation Network outage that left PS3 and PSP owners offline back in 2011? If so, Sony's here to ease your pain. The company has started accepting claims as part of a class action settlement announced last summer.<p>The bottom …

Springboard creates course compilation for would-be Android app devs

<b>Update (2/4/16):</b> Since writing this article, Slide Rule has rebranded to Springboard. The article has been updated to reflect this change.<p><b>Original post (11/14/14):</b> For those that have coding skills but have yet to jump into the Android app development game, there are a number of resources out there …

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage …

Supermovies: Calendar of Comic Movies

Supermovies is a calendar infographic created by graphic artist Dylan Todd (in collaboration with Comics Alliance).<p><i>ComicsAlliance’s own graphics</i> …