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'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' Is Worse Off Without Guns

I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing. It could be a stumble, a slide, a crouching kick, or the beginning of an earthquake. It’s all happening in a blur, and when it’s over I’m standing next to an unconscious soldier, his assault rifle a few feet away from his outstretched hand. I want the gun but I …

Combining Detective Work, CAD, and 3D Printing to Recreate Duchamp's Lost Chess Set from 1918

In 1918 Marcel Duchamp, an avid chess player, designed a one-off set and had it hand-carved in Buenos Aires. Depending on whom you listen to, that …

Angela Merkel to travel to Rio to watch Germany play World Cup final

Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to the World Cup final in Brazil to watch Germany attempt to lift the trophy on Sunday.<p>German President Joachim Gauck's office said Wednesday that both he and Merkel would travel to Rio de Janeiro for the final against Argentina or the Netherlands, who meet in …

How to wrangle your way into a World Cup match

Standing outside the Arena Pernambuco, a stadium on the outskirts of Brazil’s Recife metropolitan area, I felt like a tiny rain-drenched speck in a …