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PC Modding Culture Reaches New Heights

<b>Gone are the dull gray boxes of old. Today’s players mod their PCs with all sorts of forms, themes and tech.</b><p>You look over your opened computer case, …

Asthma could be cured within five years after drug breakthrough

Asthma could be cured within five years after scientists discovered what causes the condition and how to switch it off.<p>In a breakthrough which could change the lives of Britain’s five million sufferers, researchers at Cardiff University and Kings College London identified which cells cause the …

Medicine

Google launches its own mobile network for Nexus 6 owners

Pay only for the data you actually use<p>Google is now a mobile carrier. Today the company has made official its plan to offer wireless service to owners of its Nexus 6 smartphone. It's called Project Fi, and Google is launching an early invite program beginning today. "Similar to our Nexus hardware …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

This Retro Version Of The "Batman V Superman" Trailer Is The Best Thing Ever

#TBT, a few days early.

Mindfulness 'as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression'

Mindfulness meditation stopped more people sliding back into depression than anti-depressants<p>Meditation is as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression, a major study has shown offering a drug-free alternative<p>Researchers at Oxford University say that Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Today is "mobilegeddon!"</b> Google is updating its search algorithm today to favor sites that have mobile-friendly options, and demoting sites that don't. The move is intended to address the increasing shift to mobile web browsing.<p><b>2. Elon Musk had an $11 billion deal in place to sell Tesla to</b> …

'The Flash': Mark Hamill on reprising Trickster role, bringing out epic 'Star Wars' nod

Mark Hamill is suiting up once again for one of his trickiest characters. The <i>Star Wars</i> legend will reprise his role as flamboyant villain The …

Mark Hamill

We Accidentally Created A Super Termite Hybrid In Florida

Oops<p>You know all those stories where humans accidentally create a monster that eventually runs amok and destroys everything? That cautionary tale is playing out in real-time in Florida right now. With termites.<p>In a new study published in <i>PLOS One</i> scientists found that two incredibly invasive species …

You can now test Project Spartan, Microsoft's Internet Explorer successor

Microsoft is releasing a preview of its Internet Explorer successor, Project Spartan, today. The new browser, which will be the default web experience in Windows 10, is part of an update to the PC Windows 10 preview. Microsoft promised faster builds for testers, and it’s delivering on that promise …

U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment.<p>If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.<p>The Supreme Court clarified …

Gear & Gadgets

Ants tumble but keep marching in microgravity - Futurity

Scientists sent ants to space to study them in microgravity. Now, students have the chance to participate by studying additional species here on …

Study Skills