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History of video game graphics

Video game graphics, explained in gruff Estuary English. Part 2 below!<p>[Video links: Part 1 and part 2]

The Science Of Comic Sans

Researchers have gotten a lot better at understanding how the forms of letters evoke different emotional responses.<p>One of the funniest <i>McSweeney’s</i> pieces you’ll ever read is a message to haters from the font Comic Sans. Slighted by the perception that he’s “pedestrian and tacky,” Mr. Sans argues …

Typography

Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

Coca-Cola, SABMiller to Team Up in Africa

Deal to Merge Bottling Assets Includes Coke’s Paying $260 Million for Appletiser Brand<p>By<p>Peter Evans and<p>Peter Evans<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@peterevans10<p>Google+<p>Mike Esterl<p>Mike Esterl<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mikeesterl<p>mike.esterl@wsj.com<p>Coca-Cola Co. KO 0.04% and U.K. brewer SABMiller …

Wall Street

4 hurt in second shooting at same Pa. barbershop

In the second targeted shooting at the same southeastern Pennsylvania barbershop in less than 24 hours, four customers were injured Wednesday when a gunman opened fire.<p>One victim was in critical condition but expected to survive, and three others suffered minor injuries, Reading Police Chief …

Daily hits and misses in pop culture

Coca-Cola's new venture: Expensive milk

(NEWSER) – With soda sales sagging, Coca-Cola is moving into the dairy business. It plans to offer milk with some big differences to the stuff now on supermarket shelves: For starters, it will cost twice as much.<p>A Coke exec told a conference last week that the company's Fairlife will be "a milk …

11 film sequels that don't exist but probably should

Hollywood is sequel obsessed.<p><i>Dumb and Dumber To</i> marks the third film in that universe, there will be roughly 1,000 super hero movies released in the …

Infographic: Wilson recounts version of events in shooting

In grand jury testimony, police officer Darren Wilson recounted the shooting of Michael Brown.<p>In grand jury testimony, police officer Darren Wilson recounted his version of the events that lead to the shooting of Michael Brown. He describes starting work at 6:30 a.m., a day shift that started out …

Here's where RG3 could end up in 2015

If Robert Griffin III is on his way out of Washington, that means he’ll soon be packing his bags for somewhere else. Though everything is speculation and guesswork so early in the process, FTW has narrowed down the list of possible suitors to eight teams.<p>Before we start, here’s the nuts and bolts …

The Supreme Court is about to tackle online threats for the first time

A case about violent Facebook posts could change how internet speech is prosecuted<p>On December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in <i>Elonis v. United States</i>, the first case about online threats to reach the highest level of judicial review. It’s a timely case, coinciding with increased …

Phillip Hughes dies: tributes pour in for Australian cricketer - rolling report

<b>Those are memories nobody can take away, either from those who knew Hughes closely or those who simply admired his cricketing talent from afar.</b> We could unearth many more. It feels right to finish this live blog with such positive images from a career that, while cut tragically short, gave so much …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White People Feel Targeted by the Ferguson Protests—Welcome to Our World

In 1971, a riot broke out at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York during which prisoners demanded more political rights and better living …

Case Suggests How Government May Get Around Phone Encryption

The Justice Department is turning to a 225-year-old law to tackle a very modern problem: password-protected cellphones.<p>Prosecutors last month persuaded a federal magistrate in Manhattan to order an unnamed phone maker to provide “reasonable technical assistance” to unlock a password-protected phone …

How Black Friday invaded the U.K. without Thanksgiving’s help

<i>This story was published in partnership with Time. The original can be found at Time.com</i><p>By Dan Kedmey, TIME<p>Four years ago, Black Friday was …

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

Angela Merkel

NATO concern over Russian planes in Crimea

The Russian air force has sent 14 fighter jets to Crimea, the territory it annexed from Ukraine in March.<p>As they landed in Belbek, a senior commander said the creation of a new airborne regiment would help safeguard Russian interests in what he called “southern Russia”.<p>NATO’s top military commander …

Tamir Rice Family: Boy's Death at Hands of Police Avoidable

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed by Cleveland police when he allegedly reached for a pellet gun says the boy’s death could have been avoided, and that the officers acted "quickly" in deciding to use deadly force.<p>In a statement, the family of Tamir Rice thanked authorities for …

The US bill to phase out wonky symbols on the back of gadgets is now a law

The legislation designed to do away with printing various symbols and regulatory compliance numbers on our gadgets in favor of displaying those things within software has been signed into law. President Obama today signed the E-Label Act, which was introduced by senators Deb Fisher (R-NE) and Jay …