Alfredo Torres

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The U.S. Soldier Who Killed Herself After Refusing to Take Part in Torture

More than a decade ago, when I was the editor of <i>Editor & Publisher</i>, I was, as far as I know, the first writer with a national platform who regularly drew attention to the then largely-hidden tragedy of the rising rate of suicides among American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan--and then after they …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Photographer Captures Scientists' Frightened Responses To Climate Change Discussions

We've read the daunting headlines. We've seen the bleak predictions. We know in our minds that climate change is putting our Earth's future in danger. And yet there's something uniquely frightening about this artist's attempt to transform global warming data into visceral, human responses.<p>In his …

Libertarian ideology is the natural enemy of science

The observation that science and politics make uneasy and often treacherous bedfellows is hardly revelatory. In science, all hypotheses must withstand the trial-by-fire of experiment; its methodology is self-correcting and objective, unconcerned with petty prejudices or personal conviction. …

Hamas-led gunmen execute 18 "collaborators" in Gaza

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“If Heaven had only granted me five more years, I could have become a real painter.” –Katsushika Hokusai

A Guide to Different Kinds of Parallel Universes - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

These days it often seems that if a theory has loose ends, its dangling threads are surreptitiously tied together out of view within the hidden …

ScienceCasts: Evidence for Supernovas Near Earth

Scientists Create Working Organ From Scratch For First Time Ever

In what's being hailed as a scientific first, researchers in Scotland have created a fully functional organ from scratch inside the body of a living animal.<p>The feat--the creation of a working thymus gland from "reprogrammed" embryonic cells--is seen as an important step toward the development of …

Rare blue lobster trapped by Maine father-daughter team

MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A Maine teenager and her father have landed a one-in-two-million catch - a blue lobster.<p>A blue lobster captured off the coast of Maine is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 25, 2014. REUTERS/James LaPlante/Handout via Reuters<p>Meghan …

Life Discovered In Antarctic Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now, researchers confirm, a rich microbial ecosystem persists underneath the thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.<p>Nearly 4,000 species …

Cancer leaves a common fingerprint on DNA

Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome, according to a team …

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are …

Ticks That Can Make People Severely Allergic To Meat Are Spreading In The U.S.

Interviews with doctors suggest the Lone Star tick, and the allergy to sugars in red meat that it can cause, is on the rise.<p>Mike Abley will always remember the last hamburger he ever ate. It was more than 20 years ago, and he recalls the meat being particularly juicy and delicious.<p>But a few hours …

A field guide to classic arcade design

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Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

<b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and Azeroth: our hearts belong to Hyrule.<p>Minecraft Hyrule, that is (although Hyrule in general is pretty great). Minecrafter Kezsonaj has just finished a …

The insanity of making six retro games in six months

...Or trying to, anyway<p>Rusty Moyher spent so much of last year building retro games he "blew out" his hands. As part of the Retro Game Crunch challenge, Moyher joined up with fellow developers Shaun Inman and Matt Grimm to develop six 8-bit-style games over the course of six months, based on ideas …

Wake up Energized with a Zelda Life Bar on Your Headboard - Technabob

By the time you go to bed at night, you’re pretty worn down from the day’s events. Your life bar must be close to zero. Some sleep will help and that …

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Geek Life x SEGA T-Shirts: Retrotastic - Technabob

Fans of classic SEGA games will want to start saving up their Yen now, as there are some amazing new T-shirts on the way from Japan that you’ll want …

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

On Its 25th Birthday, Game Boy Is Alive And Well In The Art World

We take a look back at some of the best art inspired by the officially-antique handheld console.<p>It was the best of times for our brains, and the worst of times for our button-mashed fingers: 25 years ago today Nintendo gave us the first Game Boy, and two-and-a-half decades later, the world …

10 Great Video Game Easter Egg Collections

Happy Easter, everybody! I’m guessing not many people will be choosing to read the Internet today instead of testing the limits of human chocolate …

If Jony Ive Designed The Original Nintendo, It Would Look Like This

When the vintage Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was first released in the United States in 1985, it looked like a two-tone plastic shoebox. But what would it look like if Apple designed it today? Probably a lot like the Analogue Nt, a new console with the 8-bit guts of the vintage NES, wrapped …

Assassin’s Creed Fan Wants To Mass Produce Hidden Blades

Dee Pain from Hanoi, Vietnam wants to mass produce the hidden blades from <i>Assassin's Creed</i>. Yes, a guy wants to make it easily available for people to …