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IsoHunt unofficially resurrects The Pirate Bay

<b>Update on December 15</b>: The Pirate Bay has released its first official statement. The team hasn’t decided yet if the site is coming back.<p><b>Update</b>: Readers are reporting that for popular searches there is a clear overlap (identical in most cases) between isoHunt.to and oldpiratebay.org. This shouldn’t …

Who owns the moon?

As states are not allowed to claim sovereign rights in outer space, land ownership on the moon and planets will in all likelihood be outlawed<p>Whether you're into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some "pioneers" even believe humanity's survival depends on …

Yes, it's official, men are from Mars and women from Venus, and here's the science to prove it

In his fascinating new book the developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert argues that there is actually hard science behind many of our stereotypical gender roles<p>In My Fair Lady Professor Higgins sings a song about the difference between the sexes, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” It comes from …

Psychology

Colorado Smokers Just Proved That Legal Weed Is The Best Weed

And they did it by voting with what counts: their other kind of green.<p><b>STOP THE PRESSES!</b> PAUSE THE INTERNET! HOLD THE PHONE! Headline: World Dumbfounded As Recreational Weed Sales Eclipse Medical in Cannabis-Lover's Haven Colorado. So goes the story yesterday from the AP in both the New York Times …

Cannabis

Feynman Lectures On Physics Now Available Online Free Of Charge

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is known for many things. But to generations of students, the late physicist is perhaps best known as the brain behind The Feynman Lectures On Physics.<p>A …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Three

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>This is the third in a three-part series of posts about the …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Cómo las sanciones de EE.UU. a Venezuela benefician a Maduro

<b>Lo que antes era amenaza, ya es realidad: Estados Unidos aplicó sanciones a funcionarios del gobierno de Venezuela.</b><p>Este miércoles, el Departamento de Estado les quitó la visa a varios funcionarios del gobierno venezolano -cuyos nombres no se revelaron- por su supuesta responsabilidad en violaciones …

Gobierno de EU debe derogar prohibición de la mariguana: NYT

En un artículo editorial el diario The New York Times explica las razones por las que llegó a la conclusión de pedir al gobierno de Estados Unidos …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Two

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Last week I discussed how video games are both unbounded and …

Bitcoin Foundation throws up everything you need to know about Bitcoin on GitHub

Bitcoin is all about decentralization — and now even its foundation is taking this route.<p>The Bitcoin Foundation has announced a set of community resources on GitHub to educate people about Bitcoin and its potential, its website announced today.<p>Today’s announcement details how the Bitcoin …

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

Squid Protein Could Help Brains 'Talk' to Computers

Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.<p>In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part One

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>There are infinite paintings, but also a more finite sense of …

​The 10 Worst Things About Building A New Gaming PC

Building a gaming PC can be difficult and stressful. There are a thousand things that could go wrong, and any one of them could wind up costing …

Overclocking

​The 10 Best Things About Building A New Gaming PC

Building a gaming PC can be time-consuming and stressful. There are a thousand things that could go wrong, and any one of them could wind up costing …

Overclocking