Nikko Erabon

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Sudan's security forces killed, raped and burned civilians alive, says rights group

Human Rights Watch report catalogues appalling acts carried out by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces during two military campaigns in Darfur<p>Sudanese security forces gang-raped women in hospital, shot and burned civilians alive, and committed other appalling acts of torture during two military campaigns …


Waiting on Kevin Durant Is a Classic Knicks Mistake

Once upon a time, the New York Knicks banked on getting the best player in the NBA, LeBron James, through free agency. They threw in the towel for two seasons while trading away young assets, future draft picks and capable veterans in order to clear cap space. You know, because that's what …


Tencent gives its Two Cents on World War III: Deconstructing China's Video Game Visions of War

PR escalation<p>Tencent, one of China's Internet commerce giants, released a chest pumping (but visually accurate) CGI video of a victorious PLA in time for China's 70th VJ day parade on September 3, 2015. Just like a recent technothriller featuring an unprovoked sneak attack on US soil …


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Scientists asked six men to eat 6,000 calories a day in bid to fight obesity

For the sake of science, six brave men endured a week of Caligula-class consumption and gained close to eight pounds, consuming 6,000 calories a day while confined to a room in a Philadelphia hospital ward.<p>It took fewer than three days, however, for investigators to spot what they were looking for, …


Xbox One Is "Literally a Windows Device"

Microsoft considers the Xbox One to be "literally a Windows device," sitting alongside Windows PCs and phones. That's according to Microsoft EVP and chief marketing officer Chris Capossela, who said during a recent presentation that he doesn't consider the Xbox One to be a "separate animal" in the …