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36-Year-Old Accountant Called In As Emergency NHL Goalie — And He Crushed It

Scott Foster is a 36-year-old accountant who lives in Oak Park, Ill. More than a decade ago, he was goalie on Western Michigan's hockey team. These days he plays in a rec league at a rink called Johnny's Icehouse.<p>That rink is just a few blocks east of the arena where the Chicago Blackhawks play — …

Ice Hockey
Babe Ruth

Watch SpaceX Launch the First of Its Global Internet Satellites

<i>Update: On Wednesday, SpaceX delayed its Vandenberg launch due to strong winds; the targeted launch time is now 6:17 AM Pacific on Thursday, February</i> …

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

Bitcoin
Joe Biden

WeWork's $20 Billion Office Party: The Crazy Bet That Could Change How The World Does Business

<b>ADAM NEUMANN, THE FRENETIC</b> cofounder and CEO of WeWork, was pacing back and forth in his office in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, ignoring the heavy bag, the Peloton spin bike and the generously stocked bar in favor of something more urgent: the clock. Softbank boss Masayoshi Son, Japan’s …

Henry Viii

10 Of The Most Exciting NASA Missions Scheduled To Launch In The Next 5 Years

The great thing about space is that there’s always more to explore and more to discover. With all of NASA’s current missions that are exciting and …

In Rural Alaska, A Young Doctor Walks To His Patient's Bedside

In rural Alaska, providing health care means overcoming a lot of hurdles.<p>Fickle weather that can leave patients stranded, for one.<p>Also: complicated geography. Many Alaskan villages have no roads connecting them with hospitals or specialists, so people depend on local clinics and a cadre of devoted …

Health Care

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Programming

A chat with the directors of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is an important game. For one, it’s the key launch title for Nintendo’s ambitious new platform, the Switch, making it a title largely saddled with the burden of selling customers on another piece of Nintendo hardware. But <i>Breath of the Wild</i> is also the biggest …

GDC

Patton Oswalt Explains How Pop Culture Gets Grieving All Wrong

When it comes to depictions of grief, comedian Patton Oswalt says pop culture failed him. Just look at super heroes, he says — their motivation is often rooted in loss that "leads them to travel the world learning martial arts and doing CrossFit and getting really cut," Oswalt says. "And that's not …

Comedy

Final Fantasy VI Retrospective: Simply The Best

In the first few minutes of <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, just when you think you’ve got a sense of the game’s rhythm, everything changes. Your amnesiac hero …

Final Fantasy

‘Spine-tingling’ lost Bob Marley tapes restored after 40 years in a cellar

London concert recordings from 1970s were water damaged<p>A cache of lost Bob Marley recordings has been discovered after lying for more than 40 years in a damp London hotel basement.<p>The 13 reel-to-reel, analogue master tapes were discovered in cardboard box files in a run-down hotel in Kensal Rise, …

Bob Marley
Archaeology

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Space

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck: Good Will Hunting reunion at live read

Nineteen years after the release of <i>Good Will Hunting</i>, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reunited on Friday night to perform a live-reading of the …

A Tale of Two Mars Missions

/Musk’s Mars plans stole the show at the Astronautical Congress, but Lockheed’s vision for a Mars Base Camp makes a lot more sense.<p>Earlier this week Elon Musk outlined his plans to take humans to Mars at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. There were a lot of unresolved …

Space Science

Review: Bruce Springsteen's Memoir Is Exhilarating Epic We Need

In new book 'Born to Run,' Springsteen opens up about childhood, womanizing, endless tours and the band he's had for 40 years<p>The summer of 1984: …

NASA: Water on Mars Lakes Existed Long After the Red Planet Dried Up

Scientists have long known that there was a time water existed in the lakes and streams on Mars. New data recently revealed that the timing is a bit …

Space

Warner Bros. Is Reportedly Seeking To Bring Back ‘Harry Potter’ For A New Trilogy

The global phenomenon that is the Harry Potter universe doesn’t appear to be diminishing anytime soon. There are three new e-books about to be released, a smash hit West End play, and the <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> film on the horizon. Heck, even <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> is getting a sequel. …

Stranger Things Season 2 confirmed by Netflix, praise be

Obviously, we all assumed this was going to happen but it’s damn good to have confirmation nevertheless: <b>Stranger Things</b> will be back for Season …

Entertainment

If Planet 9 exists, it could spell disaster for other planets in the solar system

A scientist in the UK has calculated that in the very far future, when our Sun is dying, the existence of Planet Nine could pose a danger to other planets in our stellar neighborhood - and may ultimately eject one or more from the Solar System.<p>Earlier this year, astronomers announced evidence of a …

Science

Tom Morello Joins Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band For Marathon New Jersey Show

Last night Bruce Springsteen <b>& The E Street Band</b> held the second of three shows at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey delivering a nearly …

Rock Music
Space

After Nine Years Of Work, Fans Release Their Own Pokémon Game

<i>Pokémon Uranium</i>, one of the more interesting attempts by fans to build an all-new <i>Pokémon</i> game, is finally finished!<p>We wrote about it a few years …

Gaming

Jim Furyk just shot a 58 — the best score in the 86-year history of the PGA Tour

Jim Furyk just made history.<p>The 46-year-old golfer shot a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands, the lowest score for a golfer in the 86-year history of the PGA Tour.<p>Six players had previously shot a 59 since the record was set in 1977, the most recent also …

Golf

Nintendo announces mini NES, launching this fall

The NES Classic Edition will sell for $59.99<p>Nintendo is set to launch its next console, the NX, in March, but the company is also giving fans of its retro games something to look forward to as well: a new, mini Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic console packed with 30 original NES …