Nicholas Reib

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Frustrated Republicans try to rewrite Congress’ rules

Long-standing norms are being swept aside in the GOP’s haste to enact its agenda.<p>Republicans are increasingly eager to rewrite the rules of Congress to push through their agenda — never mind any potential long-term damage to the institution.<p>Senate Republicans nuked the filibuster on Supreme Court …

Report: Breath of the Wild update patches out the easiest way to stock up on arrows

Say goodbye to the infinite arrow farming glitch<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> updated to version 1.1.2 last night, and players have discovered that it takes out one of the game’s most useful glitches.<p>Although unspecified in the patch notes — which simply say that the game has received …

Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.<p>Early the morning of August 21, 2013, six densely populated neighborhoods in Syria “were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by …

5 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Creative

Are you undermining your creative potential without even realizing it?<p>Most of us want to be creative - and probably much more creative than we are right now. In fact, according to a global study conducted by Adobe in 2012, only 25% of people in U.S., U.K., Germany, France and Japan feel that …

Here Are Some Tips on How You Can Learn to Write Fiction

Learn How to Write Fiction<p>Updated May 07, 2018<p>Anyone who says writing can't be taught is speaking nonsense: inspiration can't be taught, but writing …

The Secret to Great Storytelling No One Talks About

You can master tone and structure, but it'll do you no good if you don't also have this.<p>If you want to improve your skills as a storyteller, there are countless systems and resources to help you, from three-act structure, beat sheets, and the hero's journey, to free classes on the subject from …

Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Basic Plot for the Beginning Writers<p>Updated October 23, 2017<p>If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes …

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

Trump administration seeks to prevent 'panic' over new immigration enforcement policies

The Trump administration on Tuesday sought to allay growing fears among immigrant communities over wide-ranging new directives to ramp up enforcement …

Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies

Languages around the world are dying, and dying fast. Today is International Mother Language Day, started by UNESCO to promote the world's linguistic …

Indigenous Peoples

In Open Letter, 65 Writers and Artists Urge Trump to Reconsider Visa Ban

PARIS — Sixty-five writers and artists have joined with the advocacy organization PEN America to send an open letter to President Trump, criticizing his executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States and urging against further measures that …

Philip Roth

Every book Emma Watson has ever recommended

Emma Watson loves to read.<p>The actress has that in common with her brainy <i>Harry Potter</i> character Hermione as well as bookish Belle, who she plays in …

5 beliefs that held me back when I first started freelance writing

1. Writing is a solitary process.<p>Though we commonly see writing as a lonely pursuit meant for introverts, it would be a mistake to undervalue how …

US Senate leader: Winners make policy, losers go home

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 people jeered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he drove to a speech Tuesday where he told local …

Obi-Wan Kenobi Suddenly Has a Religious Reason for Lying to Luke About Darth Vader

You know how Luke confronted Obi-Wan Kenobi for saying that Darth Vader killed his father when the truth was that Darth Vader was his father? And …

Every 200 years California suffers a storm of biblical proportions — this year’s rains are just a precursor

The last freak rainstorm turned the Central Valley into a lake, and we’re due for another one<p>A series of storms have inundated California over the past few weeks, and the latest deluge is currently swelling rivers and reservoirs that are already spilling over. Vast swathes of California continue to …

Weather

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

Philip Pullman unveils epic fantasy trilogy The Book of Dust

Author’s new novel series is set in London and Oxford and overlaps with hugely popular His Dark Materials<p>Philip Pullman has ended years of speculation by announcing that The Book of Dust, an epic fantasy trilogy that will stand alongside his bestselling series, His Dark Materials, will be published …

Nintendo drops big hint toward GameCube games on Virtual Console

Plus some good news for you analog trigger fans<p>Nintendo has yet to detail Virtual Console plans for its new console, the Switch, but in a recent interview with French publication Melty, the company dropped a pretty hefty hint. Following rumors of GameCube games coming to the Switch, deputy general …

76 Popular Apps Vulnerable to Data Interception, Warns iOS Security Researcher

At least 76 popular iOS apps have been found to be vulnerable to data inception, according to a report from a security expert.<p>The discovery was made by app binary code scanning service verify.ly and published in a Medium post by Sudo Security Group CEO Will Strafach, who revealed that the apps …

Apps

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Fire Emblem Heroes'

It’s been a while since I cared enough about a mobile game to really dive into it, not since <i>Pokémon GO</i>, in fact, and once again it’s Nintendo that has caught my eye with <i>Fire Emblem Heroes</i>.<p>Despite not being a fan of either <i>Fire Emblem</i> or gacha games, I’ve found myself playing <i>Heroes</i> quite a bit, and …

The Star Wars Games Time Has Forgotten

The <i>Star Wars</i> video game library is insane. LucasArts (previously LucasFilm Games) dates back to 1982 with the release of the original <i>Star Wars</i> Arcade …

Star Wars

Understanding Nioh: A guide (update)

Like Dark Souls, but faster and more confusing<p><i>Nioh</i> is a complex and rich and brutal and huge action role-playing game. An example: It took us more than eight hours just to unlock <i>Nioh</i>’s core mission selection screen. That’s intensity by design, and although <i>Nioh</i> doles out its inherent complexity bit …

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill, The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo, Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows by James Lovegrove, The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds, Gilded Cage by Vic James, Defender by GX Todd<p>Adam Nevill’s riveting ninth novel, <b>Under</b> <b>a Watchful Eye</b> (Pan, £12.99), …

Here's How Much Betsy DeVos And Her Family Paid To Back GOP Senators Who Will Support Her

It's good to be a donor.<p>WASHINGTON ― The nomination of billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos to head the Department of Education is one vote shy of failing in the Republican-controlled Senate. One thing that could come to her aid is that she and the entire DeVos family are massive Republican Party donors …

Nobel Peace Prize winners critique Trump's immigration policy

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination.<p>A sign saying "My family is detained at JFK" hangs in the window of a closed bodega during a Yemeni protest …

Here's What Happened the Last Time Ben Kenobi and Darth Maul Had a Rematch

<i>Star Wars Rebels</i>’ third season is building towards a do-or-die standoff between Darth Maul and the opponent he’s been hunting for nearly two decades: …

MIT’s new AI understands the hardest part of human language

Voice-based artificial intelligence assistants can understand human speech better than ever. But while AI can decipher our words and context to …

Artificial Intelligence