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I Asked a Biological Weapons Expert How Far-Fetched Metal Gear Solid’s Genome Soldiers Really Are

Stanford's Dr. Steven Block reveals that Hideo Kojima's PlayStation original was remarkably prescient in its presentation of future troops.<p>"We're conducting exercises with a new type of experimental weapon," says DARPA chief Donald Anderson. It's the opening hours of the original <i>Metal Gear Solid</i>, …

Metal Gear

The Freakishness of Christianity

What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?<p>Evangelical Christianity has long had a stranglehold on how Americans imagine public faith. Vague invocations of “religion”—whether it’s “religion vs. science” or “religious freedom”—usually really …

Christianity

'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

In the days and weeks after its launch last April, one of the biggest curiosities surrounding the Apple Watch was its tolerance to water. Thanks to a few initial tests -- from showers to high dive pools -- we now know that the Apple Watch is indeed a bit more waterproof than Apple promises, and …

Same Sex Wedding Tips for All Couples

<i>*This post first appeared on InsideWeddings.com.</i><p>Marriage equality is flourishing across the United States, yielding more same-sex weddings than ever before. But unlike "traditional" straight couples, same-sex couples have no templates or roadmaps to fall back on when planning their nuptials. Here I …

Review: SchuttenWorks’ Wave uses magnets and wood in a beautiful Apple Watch charging stand

Wood has historically been a tricky material for Apple accessories: it can be challenging to precision-fit to Apple devices, and isn’t always a good visual match for metal and glass. But wood accessories are beginning to enjoy a renaissance thanks to the Apple Watch. Since nightstands are almost …

Apple Watch 2 'due for release next year'

Apple is planning to release a second generation of the Apple Watch as early as 2016, according to reports<p>A second generation Apple Watch is planned for release next year, according to reports.<p>The Apple Watch 2 will boast a video camera for FaceTiming, inbuilt WiFi to free it from its paired iPhone …

Smartwatches

An intimate chat with Sony PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida

Sony PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida is the best kind of corporate executive. The Worldwide Studios head is affable, open-minded and, best of all, he embraces competition from rivals. I'm speaking, of course, about Microsoft's recent move to partner up with every other company working on virtual …

Gourmet Italy: what to eat and drink in Puglia

Puglia – the “spur” and “heel” of the Italian boot – is one of Europe’s great agricultural areas, its immense plains and rolling hills producing much of Italy’s wine and olive oil, vast quantities of its fruit and vegetables, and most of the hard durum wheat used to make its pasta.<p>The hot, dry …

“We look like our livestock now”: The author of “The Dorito Effect” on the chemically-enhanced junk food we can’t put down

Salon talks to author Mark Schatzker about why the worse our food tastes, the more we eat<p>When Doritos first hit store shelves in 1964, they weren’t Cool Ranch Doritos or Jumpin’ Jack Monterey Cheese Doritos or Jacked Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Doritos. (That last one — believe it or not — is for real.) …

McDonald's

Sony Is Making a 1TB PS4

Running out of space on your shiny new PS4′s 500 GB hard drive? Sony seems to be on the case. Sony just made an FCC filing (via Dualshockers) for two new PS4s, one with the same 500 gb storage space, and one with a whipping 1 tb, coded CUH-12XXA and CUH-12XXB respectively. Neither appears to be an …

Sony

The Strongest NFL Team at Every Position Group

So often you hear, read or engage in those debates of who is the best player in the NFL. If not that, then the subject turns to who is the best quarterback, running back, linebacker, cornerback, etc.<p>Here we are looking at team units as a whole and giving our feelings in terms of which are the best …

NFL

The Apple Watch as a fitness device (as written by a runner)

I was supposed to review the Apple Watch. That was the plan, but then, when Engadget had its first chance to test the device, I was on vacation. Specifically, I was in France, where I ran the Paris Marathon, my sixth 26.2-mile race in five years. As it happens, our Editor-in-Chief Michael wrote a …

Wedding calculator: What would I have if I invested instead?

The Real Cost of Your Wedding<p>Loading...<p>I Do!<p>We don't have data for people who have been married for less than a year. But to give you a sense of how …

Weddings

Metal Gear Solid Composer Arranges Tracks For Second Volume of Game Music Lullabies

The second volume of Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies has been released by Scarlet Moon Records. The album features tracks arranged by musician Norihiko Hibino, who is the composer for the Metal Gear Solid and Bayonetta series. Hibino is perhaps best known for his song "Snake Eater" …

Want a cheaper cocktail? Proposed tax bill could cut liquor costs, by a lot

Ever wonder where half your paycheck goes every week? If you live in a city full of bars with craft cocktails and Uber service, it's not a mystery. But a new proposed tax bill could make your future martinis a lot cheaper.<p>Rep.<p>Todd Young(R-Ind.) and Rep.John Yarmuth(D-Ky.), introduced a bipartisan …

Should You Be Drinking Milk?

<i>By Jessica Migala</i><p>For many of us, cow’s milk is the first thing we remember drinking, and we’ve always been told it’s a healthy choice: It’s packed with calcium and fortified with vitamin D, both of which are essential for building (and keeping) strong bones. And despite the saturated fat, milk is a …

Nutrition