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Roger Waters calls for Israel to 'end the occupation,' slams Trump at Desert Trip

Roger Waters made his feelings about Donald Trump and Israel abundantly clear during a politically-charged performance at the Desert Trip music festival Sunday night.<p>The 73-year-old singer-songwriter also denounced war and addressed the Black Lives Matter movement in his 2 ½-hour set that closed …

Watch Anthrax’s Acoustic Cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’

Anthrax had a rare acoustic session for SiriusXM’s Opie Radio. Armed with four acoustic guitars and singer Joey Belladonna’s scraping vocals, the …

Numb

Gamers beat scientists to making a protein discovery

It's no great shock to see citizen scientists make discoveries that professionals miss, but making it through a video game? That's different. Gamers playing <i>Foldit</i>, a puzzle title that has teams trying to fold the best protein, have identified the shape of a protein before scientists (including two …

A Modder Turned a Burger King Toy into a Functioning Game Boy Color

The first Nintendo Game Boy system was released in a variety of models (original, Pocket, the Japan-only Light), and so was the Game Boy Advance …

Retrogaming

Top 10 Famous Video Game Glitches

Hmmm, this doesn’t look right at all. Welcome to thegamefreakshow.com and today we’re counting down our picks for top 10 Videogame Glitches.<p>Since …

Watch a Scientist Demonstrate the Different Ways Venom Can Kill

Even if you don't know exactly how it works, you probably know that venom is something you don't want to mess with. The deadly substance can be found …

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating<p>Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston …

Robotics

Facebook Enhances Everyone’s Like With Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry Buttons

Humanity has been boiled down to six emotions. Today after tests in a few countries, Facebook is rolling out its augmented Like button “Reactions” to all users.<p>This article has been boiled down to six emotions too.<p><b> <br>Like</b> – Facebook designed Reactions so Liking is still as easy ever. You’ll see the …

Social Media

25 “facts” that really aren’t: You’ve heard them all your life and they just aren’t true

Carrots improve your vision, bats are blind & there’s a 5-second rule when food falls on the floor, right? Well, no<p>There are scientific facts that most of us accept as true. The Earth is round. Check. E=MC squared. Check. Humans evolved from apes. Not exactly.<p>It might come as a surprise that …

Oregon mom gets life in prison for throwing autistic son off bridge

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison for throwing her autistic 6-year-old son over 100 feet to his death from a bridge in the coastal town of Newport in 2014, prosecutors said on Tuesday.<p>Jillian McCabe, 34, is seen in an undated picture from the Lincoln County …

Crime

Should All Babies Be Screened for Autism?

Correction appended, Feb. 16, 2016<p>After reviewing the existing studies on autism screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a group …

Autism

Daytona 500 will be broadcast in VR

Fancy seeing the Daytona 500 from the perspective of the pit crew? Now you can, thanks to a new five-year deal signed between Fox Sports and NextVR. The pair are planning to broadcast a series of major sporting events in VR, with the deal kicking off at this year's edition of the great American …

Oslo Decides To Ban Cars From City Center

Who's next?<p>Oslo might be building bee highways, but when it comes to human highways, they're shutting them down.<p>By 2019, no private cars will be allowed into the Oslo city center. They're not quite tearing up the pavement to install a natural paradise; trams and buses will still be available to …

Lockheed Mounted A Laser Turret On Business Jet

Just for testing<p>Lasers could be the future of aerial warfare. Defense giant Lockheed Martin, which has already tested a directed energy weapon (or laser) on the ground, announced yesterday 60 successful tests of a laser turret on a business jet between 2014 and 2015. While the turret only fired a …

The Folding Lamp Makes Origami Out Of Light

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into beautiful shapes. The Folding Lamp features an even rarer form of origami: it elegantly folds light, giving a room any ambience you want it to have.<p>Designed by Belgian architect Thomas Hick, the Folding Lamp is a standard table lamp with an …

Furniture

Ban Columbus Day? There Shouldn't Be a Debate

As most of us know -- there is no reason on the planet for the United States to observe at least two of its holidays -- Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. Both for basically for the same reason.<p>The United States' perception of Christopher Columbus is filled with erroneous information. He was a killer. …

Study reveals why gowns and gloves can be so dangerous for hospital workers

A hospital ought to be the last place to get a life-threatening infection, but it happens. A new study helps explain why.<p>Researchers asked real hospital workers to remove gowns and gloves smeared with fake bacteria. When they did, the fake bacteria wound up on their skin or clothes 46% of the time, …

Sisters Separated in Korea Are Reunited 40 Years Later After Being Hired By Same Florida Hospital

Two women working in the same hospital in Florida were stunned to discover that they were in fact sisters after doing a DNA test.<p>The women, who have …

New York State

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

This Lexus IS was built entirely out of cardboard

And you thought the seats in your car were uncomfortable. Imagine if they were made from vertically sandwiched corrugated cardboard.<p>On Monday, Lexus …

Textbook Company to Update Description of Slaves as ‘Workers’ After Criticism

Textbook publishing giant McGraw-Hill will rewrite a section of a book after a Houston mother complained that the text made light of the treatment of …

Slavery

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

New Virus Found in Blood Supply — But Don't Freak Out Just Yet

Scientists have found a new virus that can be transmitted by blood transfusions and other blood-based products.<p>It looks a little like the hepatitis C virus, which can cause permanent liver damage, and a little like the human pegivirus, which appears to be harmless, the team reports in the journal …

Disease

9 Struggles Only Introverts Can Relate To

In a world that often leads us to believe that extroversion is the norm, it’s not always easy to be an introvert. You may feel like you’re the only …

A British Man Built A Chariot Out Of Drones

Just look at this thing<p>“Never intended for making a significant journey or flying much above head height” reads the disclaimer below the video of “Swarm Man.” The aircraft looks improbable - the kind of machine a middle schooler would sketch out, then attempt to build from old childhood toys. It …

Self-driving cars can be fooled by fake signals

You'd think that self-driving cars would be most vulnerable to remote hacks, but the biggest danger may come from someone nearby with a handful of cheap electronics. Security researcher Jonathan Petit has determined that you can fool LIDAR (the laser ranging common on autonomous vehicles) by …