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These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Watch a robot tear apart and rebuild Super Mario World and Pokémon

Awesome Games Done Quick, the incredible charity event happening all week, is mostly about speedrunning, as its name suggests. But over the years, the folks behind AGDQ have created a tradition of taking a break from the speedruns to show off something a little more ... strange.<p>There's a subsection …

7 things Steve Jobs would have hated about Apple today

A lot has changed at Apple in the years since Steve Jobs died. While much of it is good (record-breaking iPhone sales, work on the new Apple campus, the stock-split leading to new share price highs), it’s unavoidable that one or two (or, indeed, 7) things would slip through the cracks, which …

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1795 time capsule opened, centuries after Revere and Adams buried it

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 200 years after Samuel Adams and Paul Revere first buried it in Boston, it took an hour to remove all the objects crammed inside a tiny time capsule.<p>Onlookers anxiously watched the unveiling Tuesday, worrying the items might not have weathered the years very well.<p>"Could we …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Pouty Destiny players go aggro over free legendary weapons

"Would you rather have received nothing?"<p>This is the question my mother used to ask me when I was a child and complained about gifts that were closer to the "sock" end of the spectrum. It helped to put everything in perspective: I'll take the sweater every time if the second choice is a big</i> …

First trailer shows Ant-Man has a big hill to climb

Ant-Man,Film,Culture,Paul Rudd,Edgar Wright,Joe Cornish,Comedy,Marvel,Superhero movies,Science fiction and fantasy,US news,Comedy,World news<p>After all the negative buzz surrounding director Edgar Wright’s exit, the diminutive superhero played by Paul Rudd needs more prerelease muscle than this weedy …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

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2014 in review: the year that sucked for everyone but Nintendo

If I had to throw my stones on one side of the pond, I'd be inclined to agree with some of my colleagues: 2014 was a real armpit of a year.<p>But we're not here to dwell on game failures, or studio closures, or toxic culture, or any of the other negatives — no, none of that, not again. Instead, I'd …

Spider-Man 3 'didn't work' says director Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi has admitted he “messed up plenty” on Spider-Man 3, Tobey Maguire’s final turn as the masked superhero which failed to gain traction with critics in 2007.<p>Raimi, who has previously blamed studio Sony for the disappointing end to his reign as Spider-Man director, told the Nerdist podcast he …

Facebook is the new AOL

So it's worth noting that the broad outlines of tech in 2015 look surprisingly like the late '90s. The major players are set up the same, the fights are the same, and the mistakes will almost certainly be the same. It's going to be pretty fun until it all blows up, actually — some of these ancient …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Brad Pitt and Seth Rogen lead backlash against media over Sony hacks

‘Everyone is doing exactly what these criminals want,’ says Rogen, after newspapers publish emails hacked from Sony executives<p>Various Hollywood figures, including Brad Pitt, Aaron Sorkin and Seth Rogen, have publicly criticised the media for publishing stories based on information hacked from Sony …

2014 in review: How the Xbox One learned to love games and a low price

The Xbox One had a rough first year, and no other console has had to change its failing strategy so rapidly after launch. One could argue that Nintendo is struggling a bit more in the current market, but Microsoft has shown a willingness to listen to its customers and adapt its product in a way …

Report: Sony wants to make a Mario Bros. movie and they just landed the rights

Nintendo and Sony Pictures appear to have closed a deal for the film rights to the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise, according to a Buzzfeed report based on Sony emails recently leaked to the media.<p>While Buzzfeed's report includes a number of congratulatory emails between producer Avi Arad …

A visual guide to bias, as explained by adorable shapes

"This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world," reads the introduction on playable post <i>Parable of the Polygons</i>. Just above this text, a crowd of yellow triangles and blue squares wiggle amicably.<p>These little figures, the post explains, are slightly shapist. They enjoy diversity, …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Begin Again,' 'The Immigrant,' and More<p>From <i>The Immigrant</i>, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn …

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Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.<p>Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has …

'If you don't like GTA 5 and it's offensive to you, then don't buy it'

Take-Two chairman and CEO Karl Slatoff today hit out at a petition that persuaded major Australian retailers to pull <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> from their shelves.<p>Speaking at the BMO Capital Markets 2014 Technology & Digital Media Conference today, Slatoff claimed that people who find individual pieces of …

Man Builds Machine To Endlessly Swipe Right On Tinder To Meet New Women

One enterprising engineer decided to maximize his chances of obtaining a Tinder match by building a battery-operated robot to endlessly swipe right for him.<p>The Java developer, James Befurt, constructed the apparatus by writing a computer program that hooks up with what appears to be some type of …

George Lucas doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer

The creator of the <i>Star Wars</i> movies hasn't seen the trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. In an interview with <i>Page Six</i>, George Lucas was asked what he thought of the promising 88-second teaser for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. "I don't know anything about it," he replied. " I haven't seen it …

Inventor Ralph Baer, 'the Father of Video Games,' dies at 92

Ralph Baer, the engineer and inventor who was instrumental in the development of the first home video game console, has died at age 92, Gamasutra reports.<p>While working for Sanders Associates Inc., Baer designed the first concepts for a device that could play games on a television. With colleagues …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

15 Minutes With 'Adr1ft' On Oculus Rift -- Weightless, Terrified, And Mesmerized

One of the most captivating moments at this year’s Game Awards show — and an apparent hit with the live audience — was a new trailer for Adam Orth’s <i>Adr1ft.</i> I was enthralled with the premise, environment, and suspense depicted by the <i>Adr1ft</i> trailer, so when I had the opportunity to try the game for …