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As someone who’s blown obscene money on PC parts, Sony’s entry price for 4K gaming is a damn steal

Be in no doubt: I’m an obsessive buffoon who pays way too much attention to pixel density. Want to know how far down the rabbit hole of 4K fanaticism …

Tomb Raider

Razer Project Valerie is a gaming laptop with a triple-screen surprise

Get immersed in this multimonitor CES prototype from Razer, with two extra pull-out screens.<p>Every year at CES, Razer is a good for a couple of cool PC prototypes or concept pieces. The inventive tech company was once best known for its hard-core gaming accessories, like mice and keyboards, but has …

Razer

Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

Ecology

The EPA’s secret whitewash of illegal experiments

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to use the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to cover-up the …

National Academy of Sciences

Santa Monica convicts its first Airbnb host under tough home-sharing laws

Santa Monica, which last year passed some of the nation's toughest regulations on short-term rentals, has now convicted its first Airbnb host under the new law, prosecutors said.<p>Rental operator Scott Shatford, who listed five properties on Airbnb, was charged with eight misdemeanor counts of …

In Dallas, Police Lives Are Mourned but Rage Continues to Boil Over

Many of the speeches were eerily the same. The speakers, the thoughts, the frustration and anger — all the same. But what was different at a meeting …

Nation of Islam

Guy Spends Four Years, $50K Building Giant Computer to Play Tetris

We’ve all got hobbies that we probably spend too much time and money on. But only one of us has spent four years and $53,000 building a giant …

Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

Cows

Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years

Communication thrown into sea by Plymouth biologist in 1906 and found by German woman confirmed as oldest in the world<p>When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as …

North Sea

Science Has Found Why Freddie Mercury Was Such an Incredible Singer

As if you needed more proof.<p>Just listen to Freddie Mercury's isolated vocals from Queen's "We Are the Champions". That range, the theatrics, that yell— it's all so powerful and somehow still soft and beautiful, and he sustains that damn note long after anyone else would have collapsed with …

Freddie Mercury

Pope Francis's family values message falls short, say LGBT groups in US

Amoris Laetitia document may have adopted more tolerant language, but LGBT Catholics wanted the church to make more significant changes to its stance<p>LGBT rights groups in the US said on Tuesday that Pope Francis’s document on family values fell short of already low expectations.<p>The 256-page Amoris …

Christianity

How Merle Haggard Changed the Course of Country Music

Legendary country star Merle Haggard died Wednesday on his 79th birthday, a coincidence that wouldn’t seem out of place in one of Haggard’s many …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Windows 10 tips for gamers: How to save your bandwidth, do a clean install, and more

Just because you have a new operating system doesn’t mean everything is working like it should.<p>Windows 10<p>New Windows 10 game<br>• How to get Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition<p>Here’s a secret: If you installed Windows 10 today, you agreed to have your computer act as a peer-to-peer host for sharing Windows …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Infinite Money Exploit - The Witcher 3 Guide - IGN Video

IGN shows you how to amass a huge fortune in no time at all in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. For more on Geralt's latest adventure, check out our full …

The Witcher

Wheat, meat, now milk – what’s safe to eat in the 21st century?

There's yet another item to scratch from your shopping list. The same stuff we've been told for decades is so healthy that every child should drink a glass with each meal. Good, wholesome milk.<p>According to a provocative new book by Toronto author Alissa Hamilton, we've been tricked into drinking so …

Nutrition

Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. There must be some villain behind all this, right?<p>Of course there is. In fact, have your pick. As a public service, The Salt is bringing you several of the leading candidates. They have been …

Exports

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