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Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm

On Aug. 18, 2010, a police lieutenant in Gary, Ind., received an e-mail, the subject line of which would be right at home in the first few scenes of …

Remove a Fish Hook From Your Finger In Three Simple Steps

Nothing ruins a relaxing of day of fishing like catching yourself on your own fish hook. Here are two methods you can use to carefully remove the …

The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru

Picture him as a young man, standing on the waterfront in North Williamsburg, at a polling site, on Sept. 11, 2001, which was Election Day in New York City. He saw the planes hit the towers, an unforgettable moment of sheer disbelief followed by panic and shock and lasting horror, a scene that …

You can now tinker with IBM's quantum computer over the web

IBM has opened up its quantum computing research to the web, launching an online simulator that lets anyone run quantum experiments on the company's hardware. The machine in question isn't recognizable as a computer to most people — it's not like you can run Windows on it; it only process basic …

Our 24 favorite military movies everyone should see

Few things have the power to transport people as the cinema.<p>Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" to Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes.<p>The following list is of our favorite military movies.

Black Atheists Explain What It's Like to Be a 'Double Minority'

We talked to five black atheists about what it's like to be black in America and reject the the idea of a higher power.<p>A study cited by the American Psychiatric Association states that 85 percent of African Americans consider themselves "fairly religious" or "religious." Like many things concerning …

Someone turned a real Glock gun into a clone of the Nintendo 'Duck Hunt' zapper

Someone went and created a real gun based on the fake gun used in Nintendo's <i>Duck Hunt</i> game.<p>The result? A very cool looking but dangerous weapon …

Retrogaming

CIA 'inadvertently' left explosive training material under school bus

Remnants remained undetected for more than a week as the bus ferried public school students in Virginia but agency says material was ‘benign’ and ‘stable’<p>The CIA has admitted to accidentally leaving “explosive training material” under the hood of a Northern Virginia school bus for more than a week …

This Smartphone Gun Is One Hell of a Concealed Weapon

This double barrel .380 discretely slips into your pocket as a smartphone, but is ready for action at the flip of a switch.<p>Some of those in the concealed carry crowd are always seeking ways to discretely manage their sidearm so as not to reveal it and alarm the public. Shoulder and hip holsters …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

General Hospital

The importance of teaching our girls to be brave–not perfect

<i>This is a transcript of Reshma Saujani’s</i> <i>TED talk</i> <i>at the annual conference in Vancouver.</i><p>A few years ago, I did something really brave. Or, some would say, really stupid.<p>I ran for Congress.<p>For years, I had existed safely behind the scenes in politics, as a fundraiser, as an organizer. But in my heart, …

Google turns game of Go into massive AI-vs-human spectacle

A certain segment of the world believes the apocalypse will come with explosions, bravado and full camouflage. But the rise of the machines is actually playing out in the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, and it's led by possibly two of the nerdiest groups known to humanity.<p>The drama is all about Go, …

NeoWave Posters Resurrect Psychedelic Space Art

Put on a Pink Floyd album and check out James White's retrofuturist posters.<p>All images courtesy the artist<p>When not designing for some of the biggest companies in the world, from MTV and Universal to Google, Nike, and Toyota, Canadian artist James White explores his own graphic interests. His latest …

The Supreme Court Just Had A Major Victory Over Anti-Abortion Laws

and another victory could be on the way<p>Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling yesterday, there is renewed hope for those fighting for safe and legal abortion access in the United States. According to the Associated Press, a law was blocked that would have caused all but one abortion clinic in Louisiana …

7 Extreme Survival Stories That Push the Boundaries of Human Endurance

A few crazy enough to get their own movies.<p>From being stranded in the heart of Antarctica to three men forced to go further into outer space than any human being has ever gone before, our picks for the most amazing stories of people who pushed the far edges of endurance.

Springtime

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Video Games Are Missing Black Voices (Literally)

There aren’t many black characters in video games with speaking roles, which is why it’s controversial when some of them are voiced by white actors.<p><i>Radio Motherboard is a weekly podcast about science, technology, and their associated cultures. Subscribe on iTunes here.</i><p>Last week, Motherboard ran a …

Relive the Early Days of PC Gaming With This Archive of Windows 3.1 Apps

Archive.org is quickly becoming <i>the</i> place to visit whenever 90s internet nostalgia strikes. Last week, we reported on an amazing collection of MS-DOS …

Deadpool: the pansexual superhero who has never had a non-heterosexual experience

He flirts with Thor, Spider-Man and unicorns, but is his roving eye for real?<p>Movies don’t come any more self-satisfied than Deadpool. From the air of smugness that pervades this Marvel adventure, you would think it was the first picture to break the fourth wall or feature a profane, badly behaved …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

NASA’s dreamy new space posters recall the golden age of air travel

Riding a wave of popular interest in space travel, NASA has unveiled a treat for its fans. In an online gallery called “Visions of the Future,” the US space agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a collection of colorful retro posters.<p>With tongue-in-cheek advertising tag lines like “<i>Earth: Your</i> …

Female suicide bombers kill 56 at camp for those fleeing Boko Haram

A third woman was arrested after refusing to set off her bomb when she realised her family were inside the camp, in northeast Nigeria<p>At least 56 people have been killed after a pair of female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a camp of people made homeless by the Islamist group Boko Haram.<p>The …

Every Coen brothers movie ranked from best to worst

In their early days, only Joel was listed as a director, but that was because of guild rules that didn't allow multiple directors to take credit for one movie. But both of them were doing the work.<p>Since making their feature directorial debut in 1984 with "Blood Simple," the Coen brothers have …

If China Ever Uses Copyright to Censor Tank Man, It Will Be America’s Fault

Now that Bill Gates has sold photos of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests to Visual China Group, we should think about the copyright dystopia we’ve created.<p>Imagine a future where news agencies, historical archives, academic resources, and humanitarian organizations across the world all receive the …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

Snorlax Poké Plush (Jumbo Size) - 19 1/3 In.

Snorlax Poké Plush is so sleepy-and so plushie-soft! Snuggle up to this sleeping Pokémon anytime, day or night. A Pokémon Center Original …

Pokémon