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17 Totally Underrated Places To Shop For Men's Clothes Online

There's more out there than Target.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Maggie review: How zombies and Arnold Schwarzenegger subverted an entire genre

In zombie movies, the central tension always hooks itself on survival. Death is literally the enemy, as characters struggle to stay alive and avoid fate as a reanimated corpse — except in Henry Hobson's indie film <i>Maggie</i>, where it's simply an inevitability.<p>If the zombie genre has long been about …

California farms turn to using Chevron's wastewater — and no one is quite sure if that is safe

The Los Angeles Times reports that "Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each day and sells it to farmers who use it on about 45,000 acres of crops," or about 10% of the farmland in the southern part of California's Central Valley, Kern County.<p>While it has never been proven unsafe, the …

The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>When we think about the Arctic in a warming world, we tend to think about sharp declines in sea ice and — that powerful symbol — the polar bear. But that’s far from the only problem that a melting Arctic brings.<p>In the past decade, scientists have been training more …

Global Warming

The Internet Has Murdered April Fools' Day

As I sit here staring at my screen, trying to bring myself to write yet another round-up of all the “zany” April Fools’ Day stories in the gaming industry, I just can’t do it. I hate April 1st, and I hate it more than ever since I became a journalist.<p>Perhaps that’s misguided, as today is …

NCAA 'concerned' over Indiana law that allows biz to reject gays

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision to sign into law a measure that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom" has left the NCAA fretting ahead of next week's men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.<p>"We are especially …

LGBTQI

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

In war and peace, Britain can be proud

When plans were made for the commemoration of the First World War, it seemed like an exercise in history – a necessary and salutary process of remembrance, but not one that could have much resonance in an age where consumerism appeared to have replaced patriotism as society’s animating force.<p>Yet …

7 Killer Tips for Logo Design

Designing a logo is simple, right? Think again. There's more to crafting a brand's visual identity than just placing a name in a square and calling …

Open data gives rise to a virtual Denmark in Minecraft

Since the US government opened its troves of public data we've seen some pretty neat projects like climate-change prediction tools and deforestation-monitoring systems. Denmark, on the other hand, has taken a different approach: the Danish Geodata Agency used internally developed topographic maps …

Drought Now Covers 100% of California

And the snowpack is melting quickly, too.<p>California's drought has finished its conquest of the state: 100 percent of the land here is now in a drought condition, and 96 percent of it is in a severe, extreme, or exceptional drought.<p>"This week marks the first time in the 15-year history of the USDM …

Your PlayStation 4 and Xbox One aren’t safe, claims security specialist

<i>Correction: This article originally featured an infographic that claimed the Kinect for Xbox One is “always on” without noting that owners of the console have the power to turn it off whenever they choose. We’ve updated this story, and we apologize for publishing the misleading information.</i><p>You …

'Watch Dogs' adds real guilt to fake killing

The defining experience of every <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>-style game is running over pedestrians with cars. Typically, I think nothing of it — they’re not really people, after all. They might look a little bit like you and me, but they are devoid of personality, of consciousness, of soul. So when I’m …

Yemen drone strikes kills 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants

Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 25 suspected al-Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second operation of its kind …

City Officials Flushing 38 Million Gallons Of Water After Teen Pees In Portland Reservoir

There he goes. (YouTube)<p>The reason cranky adults yell things like “Get off my lawn!” at teenagers isn’t just to protect that lawn. No, we’ve learned …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …