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11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Ice Age

Fortnite Battle Royale beginner’s guide

Learn the art of survival through wall building<p><i>Fortnite</i> <i>Battle Royale</i> takes the battle royale concept — unleash 100 people on an island until one person or team is left standing — and expands it with building mechanics. In this guide, we’ll teach you what you need to know to win, including choosing …

Top 10

Meet the Game Dev Who Never Fires Guns in Games

Ben Burbank is a programmer at Campo Santo. He likes to play shooters without ever shooting a gun.<p><i>This article is part of a special series on the intersection of guns and games. For more, click here.</i><p>“I was at work and got a text from my wife that started with ‘I want you to know the kids and I are …

Guns

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

People with depression are more likely to say certain words

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

7 Online Writing Workshops That Will Help You Write Your Novel In The New Year

So you want to "write more" in the new year. But now that the new year is nearly upon us, you're starting to spiral into a writerly panic. How will …

Writing

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

NEW DELHI — In India, many consider them “monsters.”<p>Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past three years, she has interviewed 100 of them for her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of …

India

The Climate Engineers Sucking CO₂ From the Atmosphere—and Making Money Doing It

More than a decade into their friendship, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher can’t decide which of them is the thinker and which is the doer. They …

Money

How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop

The Puppet Warp tool is one of the most powerful methods to manipulate people, objects, or whatever you please in Photoshop. If you want to learn how …

Tutorials

Planet Nine: Astronomers Say They’ve Found ‘Signs Of The Presence Of A Planet’

Two astronomers from Spain have announced that their research has uncovered evidence that corroborates the hypothesis of a potential massive Planet …

Ramzan Kadyrov says there are no gay men in Chechnya — and if there are any, they should move to Canada

In an interview, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies reports that gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic — not because such abuses would not be allowed, but because he thinks there are no gay men in Chechnya.<p>“This is nonsense,” Kadyrov said when asked about the …

Russia

So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like?

Another week of new low after new low. If this is what making America great looks like, God help us when it arrives.<p>This week, Garry Kasparov, former …

Donald Trump

Mad Catz died because it 'bit off more than it could chew' says former exec

<i>"Taking on a publishing role... Mad Catz bit off more than it could chew. To me it was the make or break. It was the hail Mary."</i><p><i>- Former Mad Catz</i> …

Nier: Automata review: 'A game with hydrocarbon heart and silicon soul that will stay with you long after you've set the controller down'

What is life? What does it mean to be alive? Can we atone for our past sins, or are we doomed to repeat history forever? Maybe these weren't the …

Gameplay

'We're all talking about Zelda: Breath of the Wild': Developers explain how it's shaping the future of games

It's a massive cliche to call anything "the next Dark Souls" because that usually just means "another popular, super-hard game". So suppress your …

Breath of the Wild

After Trump’s disastrous vacation, Angela Merkel warns: The world has no leader

If the president’s trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel was farcical, his European stop left the world order shaken<p>On the morning after the presidential election, still reeling from the shock and struggling to wrap my mind around what had happened, I wrote this in my column for Salon:<p>We wake up today to …

Europe

6 night photography tips for shooting better cityscapes

<b>There's real potential for some impressive and creative shots to be taken after the sun goes down - if you know how. Matt Parry breaks down a few</b> …

Landscape Photography

Crippling cyberattack continues to spread around the world

A crippling computer virus that invaded computer systems around the globe triggered a wave of aftershocks Saturday, holding data hostage on tens of thousands of computers in what security experts called the largest ransomware attack in history.<p>The so-called WannaCry virus once again placed the …

How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law.

BERLIN — Germany officially unveiled a landmark social-media bill Wednesday that could quickly turn this nation into a test case in the effort to combat the spread of fake news and hate speech in the West.<p>The highly anticipated draft bill is also highly contentious, with critics denouncing it as a …

Internet

The village that just wants to share

<b>An abandoned military village in Germany could get a new lease of life as a hippy commune fit for the 21st Century.</b><p>Patrick Henry Village, near the German city of Heidelberg, was not born to hippy ideals.<p>In fact, it was opened by the US Army as a military base after World War Two, and was described …

San Francisco

'This is an awakening': Native Americans find new hope after Standing Rock

For those who left behind communities ravaged by poverty and substance abuse, their time spent at this historic gathering has been transformational<p>Frank Archambault’s tent sits on top of a small hill in the middle of Oceti Sakowin, the largest encampment at Standing Rock. It is easy to spot him on …

Native Americans

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

100 Women 2016: Indian women 'loiter' in public places at night

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1268000/1268127_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522256747_171a2cfed983b6a4f18ac3bc9cc3cae8<p><b>Four years on from a fatal rape that shocked India and the world, women want to reclaim public spaces and are speaking up about the violence they have</b> …

Feminism

Israel's Lehava stirs 'anarchy' in Jerusalem

<b>Jerusalem -</b> Four youths in black T-shirts, bearing a distinctive yellow-flame insignia, approached "A" in July as he got out of a taxi in central Jerusalem to meet friends. They asked him the time. Suspicious of his accent, they confronted him directly: "Are you an Arab?"<p>"The moment I said, 'yes,' …

Israel

Less Is More: Black and White Minimalism

I started taking black and white photographs after being inspired by two great masters: Ansel Adams and Michael Kenna. Ansel Adams taught me the magic of tonality in black and white; Kenna taught me about arrangements and balance.<p>The truth is that black and white photography is not defined in only …

Street Photography

The great election con: Six million disenfranchised prisoners and ex-convicts deserve a right to vote

New research shows 8 percent of African-Americans are disenfranchised by prison voting bans<p>The fact that felons in many states across the nation cannot vote has been widely discussed in the past few years. The states of Florida, Kentucky and Iowa permanently ban felons from voting, and many other …

Right To Vote

These Dark Drawings Capture the Struggle That Comes With Different Mental Illnesses

We're fans of anything that opens up the conversation around mental health, including these mesmerizing illustrations by Shawn Cross. In honor of …

The amazing cloud cities we could build on Venus

Space scientists are pouring much time and effort into colonising Mars. But could we also live in the atmosphere of Venus? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s hot enough to melt lead, the acid rain will scorch the flesh from your bones – and it’s the perfect place to raise a family. Venus, not Mars, might …

Space

Australia to teach about 'male privilege' to help curb gender violence

Ready to smash the patriarchy, mate? Well, say goodbye to gender inequality and g'day to enlightened schoolchildren, because Australia's kids are …