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Top 10 Animes To Watch If You've Never Seen Anime

<b>7. Black Butler</b><p><b>Great if you like:</b> Batman, supernatural elements, attractive demons<p>You won’t be able to get enough of the demon butler who hangs …

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

Mathematics

Surface Pro 4 review: Yes, it can really replace your laptop

With the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's surprising hybrid tablet journey finally makes sense. It's as if Microsoft was laser-focused on fixing the issues we had with the Surface Pro 3. We liked that device quite a bit, but its Type Cover was endlessly frustrating, with a sloppy keyboard and wonky …

Now You Can Hide Your Pot Plants In This High-Tech Mini-Fridge

Most states with medical marijuana laws have provisions for growin’ yer own. Corsica Innovations has an app for that.<p>They’ve developed a “plug ‘n plant” grow house called Leaf. Leaf is a box about the size of a mini fridge that fully automates the weed-growing process. Each unit can fit two plants, …

Coffeemakers

Amazon’s new Underground app for Android delivers over $10,000 worth of free apps and games

<b>From</b> <i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Amazon has launched a new service for Android users that will deliver “over $10,000 in paid apps, games and in-app items” for free. <i>Amazon Underground</i> is replacing the popular Free App of the Day promotion. The promotion page teases Frozen Free Fall, Star Wars Rebels: Missions, and …

America's giant robot needs funding to fight Japanese rival

It turns out that giant robot duels are <i>really</i> expensive, as America's MegaBots team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 in its fight against Japan's Kuratas. It was MegaBots group (aka Team USA) that demanded the battle in the first place, and Japan gladly accepted on one …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

The cheapest (and most expensive) cities in America to buy weed

Depending on where in the country you live, you may be paying a “prohibition premium”<p>The western US has marijuana legalization in four states—Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington—as well as legal medical marijuana in a number more, including California, with the most wide-open medical marijuana …

10 Disturbing Facts Most Americans Are Too Fearful To Face

Sometimes you have to put out information in hopes that those who haven’t heard this will at least absorb a fraction of it. If you haven’t heard this …

'Modern Family' star Ariel Winter explains breast reduction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ariel Winter was taken by surprise when, at age 15, her breasts blossomed to a 32F cup size.<p>Now 17, the 5'1" "Modern Family" star says she "feels like a new person" since getting a breast reduction in June, going down to a size 34D.<p>"I got it for myself," she told Glamour magazine. "I can't …

Red Carpet

The market for rare and vintage console video games is booming, thanks to two odd resources

CNN Money investigates the crazed market for the video games of yore, fueled by the likes of RetroLiberty, a YouTube channel about finding vintage …

Professor grows an ear on his arm that will connect to the Internet

When Stelarc says he has "something up my sleeve," he really means it.<p>The Perth-based university professor and well-known performance artist has …

10 Mysterious Ancient Civilizations Modern Science Cannot Explain | Watercooler

<b>Story Views</b><p><b>BE SURE TO GO MY PROFILE’S BELOW AT OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA:</b><p><b>Do you ask a lot of questions? Do the things you were taught growing up just not</b> …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

My life without gender: 'Strangers are desperate to know what genitalia I have'

Raised a girl, became a boy, and now? From navigating public bathrooms, to choosing what to wear, Tyler Ford on living as a genderless person<p>This morning, I got out of bed, put on a yellow vinyl miniskirt with a tight black-and-white striped crop top and posted a picture of myself on Instagram. I …

LGBTQI

Ten books that changed the world

Photograph: Sipa Press / Rex Features/Sipa Press / Rex Features<p>Simone de Beauvoir. Photograph: Rex<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/a12a811d7cae27fd195e3557a9e6325b45ab3aa5/0_0_1008_605/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: pr<p>Aldo Leopold. Photograph: Starker Leopold/Aldo Leopold …

Literature

23 Problems All Anime Fans Will Inevitably Come Across

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Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Top 10 Sexiest Females of Japanese Anime | Page 2 | Best Video Games

<b>9. Yuzuriha Inori – The Guilty Crown</b><p>She looks so fragile, with her light pink hair and reddish eyes. Science fiction series The Guilty Crown revolves …

We Want to Join in on These School Life Club Activites

A new key visual of the anime adaptation of Norimitsu Kaihou and Sadoru Chiba’s <i>Gakkou Gurashi!</i> manga has been featured as a poster in the Megami …

Manga

A Robot Passed A Self-Awareness Test, But It Probably Won’t Take Over World

The computer/robot that becomes self-aware and decides to kill everybody is tried and true. As mankind continuously attempts to create and perfect artificial intelligence (probably in response to the fact that they just won’t stop making <i>Terminator</i> movies), it’s also set benchmark tests to determine …

Artificial Intelligence

A 300 Year Old Mystery Solved: Why Saturn's Moon Iapetus Is Half-Light, Half-Dark

In 1671, the famed astronomer Giovanni Cassini was observing Saturn when he found a new, faint moon orbiting it along its western side. As he attempted to follow its orbit, however, he found something incredibly unusual: the moon was completely invisible when it ought to have been along Saturn’s …

Astronomy

23 Underrated Horror Books You Have To Read ASAP

You won't sleep with the lights off ever again.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Bringing Asteroids Down To Earth

While astrophysicists may be accustomed to parsing complex technical data about asteroids, your average stargazer often views that same data set as a discouraging roadblock.<p>It’s a bit of a catch-22: While dense data is hard for laypeople to analyze, it also holds immense potential for breakthrough …