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Two killed in shooting at Jacksonville video game tournament

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ryen Aleman was engrossed in the virtual world, focused on the video game in front of him, when he realized the gunshots he was hearing were real. He ducked and bolted for a restroom to take cover.<p>Another mass shooting was unfolding in Florida, this time at a tournament for competitive …

Florida

Why humans run the world | Yuval Noah Harari

The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

We explain nothing.<p>The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Without zero, much of our modern world …

Mathematics

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.<p>The official declaration of America’s independence from Britain may be dated July 4, 1776, but the story of the Thomas Jefferson's hallowed document <i>really</i> begins two weeks later. On July 19, the Continental Congress …

Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There?

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night.<p><b>TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May</b> breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, …

Smart Cities

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders

Far below the surface of the ocean, off the coast of eastern Australia, is an area simply known as "the abyss." The largest and deepest habitat on the planet, the abyssal zone stretches well beyond Australia's waters and spans half the world's oceans — but it remains largely unexplored.<p>Marine …

Ocean Exploration

Destiny's first expansion means exclusive content for PlayStation

<i>Destiny</i> is offering content exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 — including an extra strike mission — when its first expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, launches next week, Sony announced this morning.<p>The exclusive content comprises The Undying Mind, an exclusive strike set on Mars and The 4th …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

PlayStation Network Suffers DDoS Attack

PSN back up for some, except for the store.<p><b>UPDATED:</b> Sony has responded to this morning's disruption on the PlayStation Blog:<p><i>Like other major networks</i> …

Hacker bomb threat diverts flight carrying Sony Online president

The hacker group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network outage sent a bomb threat, via Twitter, about an American Airlines flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. Smedley has confirmed he is on the flight and that it was diverted for security …

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Rollie the Armadillo at Play

YouTube Link<p>YouTube Channel <b>Animal Moments</b> posted this adorable video of Rollie, a southern three-banded armadillo, playfully pouncing on his little …