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Wireless SNES controller improves on an already perfect gamepad

Though there have been many heated arguments over which video game controller is the greatest of all time, it would be difficult to find someone who …

How Couples Misunderstand Each Other

A heart-breaking experience of counseling couples is seeing good people suffer due to the entirely avoidable <i>illusion of sameness.</i><p>In the illusion of …

Android N: Sneak peek at the awesome new features coming to your smartphone

GOOGLE • GETTYGoogle has unveiled the latest preview of Android N, and there are some interesting new features<p>The next version of Android might not …

The sexy, happy apes we might have been

<b>(CNN) —</b> Something like 2 million years ago, evolution gave the world a gift that's still sitting there wrapped in a bow. The problem is that it was delivered to the wrong address; we humans didn't get it.<p>The gift has to do with the human family tree, whose ancient trunk and long branches have given …

Blueprints: The Spring 2016 Budget Gamer

<i>Presented by Newegg</i><p>This is what an $800 PC can look like. We call this build the Budget Gamer, but that name will probably conjure up confusion. For …

The Nine Types of Intelligence Every Person Has

When you think about it, intelligence is a fairly broad term. Most of us are completely sharp in some areas but dull in others. Psychologist Howard …

Artificial Intelligence

Think You're in Control? You're Not. How Mental Programs Are Running Your Life

Childhood experiences may be affecting your decisions more than you realize.<p><i>The first article in this series ("</i>3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions<i>") explained the basic makeup of your mind, how your mind differs from your brain, and the complicated role your unconscious</i> …

Self-improvement

Earth’s Most Striking Scenes, As Seen From Above

Photographer Bernhard Edmaier's aerial landscapes are a celebration of color, form, and the wonders of geology.<p>Twenty-three years ago, German photographer Bernhard Edmaier was working as a geologist. He was fascinated with the Earth and its ever changing structures, but something about spending his …

Google Earth

Physicists discover new type of material that may speed computing

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a topological metal, PtSn4 (platinum and tin), with a unique electronic …

Nanotech

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t | The Star

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

Mental Health

Take that, monogamy! We’re actually hard-wired for polygamy, which helps explain why so many cheat

<b>Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate"</b><p>Monogamy is mandated throughout the Western world, infidelity is universal. A leading biologist explains why<p>David P. Barash<p>April 10, 2016 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “Out of Eden”<p>Infants have their infancy, and adults? Adultery. Even though monogamy …

Bill Clinton

The Division: The Crafting System Explained

One of the handful of things The Division does not bother explaining to its players is the crafting table. This can cause a lot of people to …

How Do We Know We Have The Speed Of Light Correct?

Compared with intergalactic space, our galaxy is gravitationally dense. Compared with interstellar space, our solar system is gravitationally dense. We know that light waves bend with gravitational compression of space. How do we know that our “speed of light in a vacuum” isn’t slower in solar …

Physics

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

Discouraged About Finding Anxiety Help? Try Genomics

Every so often in my clinical work a case stumps me. In my forty plus years of psychology practice I have collected a large basket of varied kinds of …

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Metal Gear Solid 5 - Buddy Guide: D-Walker - IGN Video

IGN's resident MGS5 aficionados explain how the upgrades available for the D-Walker buddy make it a versatile companion in Metal Gear Solid 5: The …

Advanced FOB Tips for Metal Gear Solid 5 - IGN Video

Vince walks us through is setup for Forward Operating Base in Metal Gear Solid 5.

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

100 Little Details in Metal Gear Solid 5 That Will Blow Your Mind

Spoiler-free examples of attention-to-detail.<p>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is one of those rare games that pays such close attention to the …

The Fantastically Strange Origin of Most Coal on Earth

This is a story about trees—very, very strange looking trees—and some microbes that failed to show up on time. Their non-appearance happened more than 300 million years ago, and what they didn’t do, or rather what happened because they weren’t there, shapes your life and mine.<p>All you have to do is …

Nature

What Jesus Said No Longer Applies

A while back I was called "a special kind of stupid" for sharing the screenshot above in response to a conservative evangelical Christian's post about the Caitlyn Jenner hype.<p>In the same thread, another person said I was preaching "the Gospel according to Suzanne" because I suggested that when the …

15. Recruit The Wandering Soldiers Instantly

The wandering Mother Base soldiers are some of the flat-out weirdest enemies in the entire game, but they do tie into the larger story eventually - …

Anime

Why Relational Intelligence Gives You A Competitive Advantage

Most of us focus on how much we know, but the ability to connect and be present in the midst of tasks is what sets leaders apart.<p>Imagine you’re having coffee with a prospective client and the entire time you’re talking, you’re simultaneously replying to texts and emails. You’re talking to the …

Are we hardwired to be religious because of EVOLUTION?

Are we hardwired to be religious because of EVOLUTION? Fear of God may have led humans to co-operate more which gave us an edge over other</b> …

You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life

Table of Contents<p>Introduction xi<p>Part 1 A Sense of Self<p>Chapter 1 You Are Not Your Brain 3<p>Chapter 2 Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain: The Power of …

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …