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“Assassin’s Creed” the movie fails because Hollywood dismisses the storytelling power of video games

I’ve played <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> since its initial release in 2007. I’d be lying if I said that the promise of a film version of the Ubisoft video game didn’t have me excited—but many fans, including myself, were also cautious. Would <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> be yet another flop in the long history of failures to …

Assassin's Creed

6 Stunning Female Video Game Characters We Are Thankful For

<b>Harley Quinn from “Batman Arkham City”</b><p>There is just something about Harley Quinn that gets my blood boiling. Her devilish biker-girl themed costumes, …

Stephen Hawking just gave humanity a due date for finding another planet

By Peter Holley<p>, Reporter<p>If humanity survives the rise of artificial intelligence, the ravages of climate change and the threat of nuclear terrorism in the next century, it doesn't mean we're home free, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The renowned theoretical physicist has gone as far as providing …

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Donald Trump's Meeting with Nigel Farage Leaves Britain's Leaders Red-Faced

Nigel Farage, the British right-wing enemy of the European Union, became one of the first foreign politicians to meet with U.S. President-elect …

How the Electoral College Rigged the Election for Donald Trump

I don’t agree with Donald Trump on much. We both like New York City. We both believe in the importance of oxygen for sustaining living beings. Beyond …

'Stop It': Trump Calls Alleged Harassment by Supporters 'Terrible'

President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday he was aware of reports that some of his supporters may be harassing Latinos, Muslims and members of other minority groups — a development he said must stop immediately.<p>In an extensive interview broadcast on CBS' "60 Minutes," Trump said that such behavior …

The left needs a new populism fast. It’s clear what happens if we fail | Owen Jones

Donald Trump’s victory reflects a rightwing thriving in a vacuum. There must be a plan to counter that threat<p>Brexit and Trump mark a whitelash. Politicians must not pander to it<br>• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>Trump’s victory is one of the biggest calamities to befall the west and …

I've heard enough of the white male rage narrative | Hadley Freeman

America’s white working classes have suffered. But it shouldn’t be taboo to call voters out for falling for racist and sexist messages<p>Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>‘Grab ’em by the pussy” was the line that was supposed to have ended Donald Trump’s campaign for presidency. …

A Naked Black Hole Is Streaking Across the Universe

Black holes are mysterious cosmic monsters, shrouded in a thick veil of gas and dust. They lurk in the heart of galaxies, waiting to gobble up stars …

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This daughter is concerned her mother is being taken for all she is worth.<p>7:18 p.m. July 1, 2018<p>This man wants to know how they should split their …

We now know exactly how many DNA mutations smoking causes

Every 50 cigarettes you smoke gives you one extra DNA mutation per lung cell<p>A common tactic for people trying to give up smoking is to quantify exactly how much damage — financial or physical — each cigarette or pack of cigarette does. How much does smoking cost you per month, for example, or how …

Banned and Brutal: 14 Beyond-Controversial Horror Movies

There are horror movies that will give you nightmares, and cause you to fear showers and shallow waters for decades. There are some that get deep …

Megyn Kelly's contract negotiations spill into public view

Contract negotiations between Megyn Kelly and Fox News Channel have spilled into the media, with Fox News interim CEO Rupert Murdoch talking on the record to The Wall Street Journal (which he also owns via his other company, News Corp.) about the matter.<p>According to the Journal's Joe Flint, "Mr. …

‘Flash mob’ of 150 teens attacks Temple University students, cops in Philly

By Derek Hawkins<p>, Reporter<p>It started with an Instagram post. It ended with four arrests, at least eight injuries and a major security ramp-up at Temple University.<p>On Friday evening, dozens of teenagers began to gather outside the Pearl Theater in North Philadelphia, brought together by what police …

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US scientists find new way to convert CO2 to green fuel

US scientists say they have stumbled upon an economically practical and highly efficient way of converting a greenhouse gas largely blamed for global warming into an environmentally friendly fuel - a development that could boost the renewable energy industry.<p>Researchers from the Oak Ridge National …

Russian Hackers Could Fake Evidence of Electoral Fraud, Warn U.S. Officials

Cybersecurity surrounding the U.S. electoral system has been a focus this election cycle, not least since Russian hackers have actually found their …

Boat made of reeds to embark to prove ancient Pacific crossing was possible

Crew on vessel built by indigenous Bolivians will travel in ancient mariners’ style, using bamboo water containers and eating fish, but updating on social media<p>An expedition in a boat made only of reeds crafted by indigenous Bolivians is getting ready to cross the Pacific from South America to …

What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits? Two Experts Explain The Evidence.

By Steven Kinsey, <i>West Virginia University</i> and Divya Ramesh, <i>University of Connecticut</i><p>Currently 25 states and the District of Columbia have medical cannabis programs. On Nov. 8, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota will vote on medical cannabis ballot initiatives, while Montana will vote on repealing …

Scientists Accidentally Discover Method to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

A team of scientists in Tennessee accidentally discovered a new method to convert carbon dioxide to ethanol, a finding that could aid the development …

Biden: Trump words are 'sexual assault,’ Bill Clinton's past 'shouldn't matter'

Vice President Joe Biden says Donald Trump’s 2005 comments about groping women is “sexual assault” and an “abuse of power” and argues that allegations of sexual misconduct by former President Bill Clinton, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, “shouldn’t matter” in the 2016 …

What Happens When Millennials Grow Up?

We spoke to a bunch of experts about what life might look like for us when we're all middle-aged.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>We share apartments with people we don't know or with our parents, live hand-to-mouth, and subscribe to a culture of anxiety. We struggle with self esteem and …

Future of 4chan uncertain as controversial site faces financial woes

The anonymous message board represents the darkest corners of the internet, but users aren’t ready to say goodbye<p>The anonymous message-board site 4chan has come to represent the darkest corners of internet subculture, rife with the misogyny, web taste and the politically incorrect humor of the …

Underpaid, alienated, addicted to video games – the young are ripe for revolution

The kids are not alright. Some of them are broke. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, people born in the early Eighties are about half as wealthy as people born in the Seventies. The post-war dynamic of each generation getting richer than the last has not only stalled but been reversed. …

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Pepe the Frog: yes, a harmless cartoon can become an alt-right mascot | Oren Segal

The character may have started out as an innocent emblem of slackerdom – but it’s now an icon for racist and antisemitic groups<p>Pepe the Frog originated as an innocuous cartoon character in 2005. This week, he was added to the Anti-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols. At first glance, it …

North Carolina Congressman Says Charlotte Protesters "Hate White People"

"They hate white people because white people are successful and they are not," US Rep. Robert Pittenger said in a television interview. He later apologized.<p>US Rep. Robert Pittenger told BBC TV on Thursday that protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, "hate white people because white people are …

California’s legal marijuana market is on the verge of exploding

California is the world's sixth largest economy, only outpaced by the US as a whole, China, Japan, Germany, and the UK. The Golden State's economic output for 2015 came in at $2.46 trillion.<p>Let's be clear: We're talking about a single US state economy compared with those of entire countries. …

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