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Camera lenses literally melted during the solar eclipse

Will people ever learn?<p>A camera rental company found its cameras and lenses severely damaged after people took them to shoot the solar eclipse last …

Cameras

When American militia and religious cults become marketing

There is a danger in empty-hearted ploys to attract attention<p>Joseph Seed sits center of table, chin slightly lowered over an inverted tab-collared shirt, eyes locked with the viewer — tinted yellow behind a pair of shooting glasses. His hands are raised slightly, palms up; before him lies a book, a …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Creepy Soviet Space Shuttles Are Sitting in a Kazakhstan Desert

A film catches amazing views of the remains of a space program from the Cold War.<p>Tucked into a lonely hangar at Baikonur Cosmodrome on the Kazakh steppe, two Soviet-era space shuttles are quietly gathering dust, bird poop, and rust. They’re also attracting photographers eager to sneak around the …

Space Exploration

How the American Empire Destroyed the Kingdom of Hawaii

Capt. James Cook arrived in Hawaii, the first known Western explorer to do so, in 1778, and was baffled by the island cluster populated — against all …

William McKinley

The American Confederacy is still alive in a small Brazilian city called Americana

When the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865, 10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil, where they could rebuild their lives and carry on their traditions.<p>Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from the history books.<p>But deep in the heart of …

Brazil

Here's the only right way to watch the 'Star Wars' movies

Do you watch the original trilogy first? Do you watch the prequels first, and then get instantly upset with yourself for watching them because they ruined your unbridled love of "Star Wars"?<p>And where does the standalone "Rogue One" fit into the marathon? And when the new Han Solo spin-off comes …

Prequels

Nier: Automata Is Even Better If You Remap The Buttons

If you, like me, picked up <i>Nier: Automata</i> on PlayStation 4 during the Golden Week sale, here is a tip that will CHANGE EVERYTHING: Remap the …

Enix

There Is Sound In Space, Thanks To Gravitational Waves

It’s long been said that there’s no sound in space, and that’s true, to a point. Conventional sound requires a medium to travel through, and is created when particles compress-and-rarify, making anything from a loud “bang” for a single pulse to a consistent tone for repeating patterns. In space, …

Black Holes

Nintendo Explains Why The New 2DS XL Exists

Nintendo recently announced another model in its long-running 3DS line: the New 2DS XL combines the screen size and clamshell form factor of the 3DS XL, the built-in NFC capability of the New Nintendo 3DS, and the budget price associated with the 2DS.<p>With so many different iterations of the console …

Ubisoft Posts Cryptic Far Cry 3 Tease

Ubisoft seems to be teasing fans with... something to do with Far Cry 3.<p>On its Facebook page, the developer posted a picture of the game's Rook …

'5-25-77' is like 'Dazed and Confused' for Star Wars geeks

"A long time ago, in a galaxy just off the Illinois Tollway..." Watch the trailer for a new movie about the original "Star Wars" film's very first fan.<p>For Star Wars fans, the date May 25, 1977 holds religious-like importance. It's the day the original film came out. It's also the title of the new …

Star Wars

What it would take to pull the US into a war in Asia

Whether he intends to or not, US president Donald Trump is making a lot of people nervous about the prospects of an American attack on North Korea. This week, he said that “a major, major conflict” is a possibility, and he summoned the entire Senate to the White House for a briefing on the rogue …

An Army grunt's astonishing 1970 photos capture a hellish Vietnam firefight

Trying to kill a sniper<p>An entire Army base versus a lone Viet Cong<p>In April 1970, 22-year-old James Speed Hensinger, an enlisted man in the U.S. …

Call Of Duty: WW2 Ditching Health Regen, Has Some Form Of Dedicated Classes

Call of Duty: WWII was revealed in a lot more depth yesterday, with developer Sledgehammer Games unveiling the game's release date, special editions, private beta, and first story trailer. Now, more details have emerged regarding the game's single-player.<p>According to Polygon, the campaign is …

Scientists Grafted Eyes Onto a Blind Organism's Back, and It Could See

From Dark to Light<p>In a breakthrough for regenerative medicine, researchers have developed working eyes attached to the tails of blind <i>Xenopus</i> …

Metal Gear Solid 2 was the game that changed everything for PS2

Flashback to the turn of the century and Konami stands as one of the most prolific publishers in gaming. From its 16-bit classics to its more …

Metal Gear

Our hearts beat with unexpected electrical help from immune cells | Ars Technica

Macrophages known for gobbling germs may be key to healthy—and unhealthy—rhythms.<p>Having a regular or irregular heartbeat may come down to …

Medical Research

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Invaded Canada?

Here’s a play-by-play of the unthinkable.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>We're living in interesting times, folks.<p>Some may say they're tense times or scary times, while others would classify them as exciting and hopeful. No matter your disposition, the one thing you can't dispute the …

War

12 Scenes That Prove Han Solo Could Use The Force

Ever wonder why George Lucas gave Han the last name "Solo"? It's not because he travels as a lone wolf -- he has Chewie. It's not because he's …

Environmental Health

Silencing America as It Prepares for War

Orlok | Shutterstock.com<p>Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, …

New York Times

Let Overwatch's Japanese Fan Art Begin!

<i>Overwatch</i> isn’t only capturing people’s imagination in the West. The game is also gaining a following in Japan and has the fan art to prove it.<p>Here’s …

Fanart

No, Video Game Reviewers Definitely Shouldn't 'Suck' At Playing Games

It may be hard to imagine or to believe, but controversy has struck at the heart of the video game community. Previously immune to any and all controversies, gamers are now up in arms about a gameplay video of the new <i>DOOM</i> posted at the video game website Polygon.<p>In the video, the unattributed …

Online

Scientists want to change the way a second is defined

For nearly 50 years, the length of a second has been defined in the same way.<p>But researchers in Germany now believe they have found how to make the …

Physics

Huge Fallout 4 Fan Mod Will Be Bigger than Far Harbor

And it's totally free.<p>Fallout 4 expansion Far Harbor released last week, and became Bethesda's largest ever piece of DLC. However, an upcoming fan …

Cascadia

Uber Knows When Your iPhone Battery Is Dying And You're Getting Desperate

It's 1:29 a.m. and you stare, wide-eyed and fearful, as your phone battery -- green and full of promise just hours ago -- slowly drains from dull yellow to angry, imminent-death red.<p><i>Why oh why did you take so many selfies? Was it worth it?</i><p>You open Uber and silently curse what seems like an …

Economics

3tags.org

Humans are still evolving—and we can watch it happen

Many people think evolution requires thousands or millions of years, but biologists know it can happen fast. Now, thanks to the genomic revolution, …

Genetics
Metal Gear

Fallout 4's 'Far Harbor' DLC Will Change The Game In The Most Important Way

There’s lots of neat things coming to <i>Fallout 4</i> tomorrow, including the biggest land mass Bethesda has ever created for one of the company’s game expansions.<p>But the new, more hostile enemies and myriad new weapons aren’t the most exciting thing about tomorrow’s Far Harbor DLC.<p>What excites me most is …

North America