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Rockstar Editor nails the little details to pull off one of Breaking Bad's greatest scenes

<i>This post is essentially one long spoiler for one of</i> Breaking Bad<i>'s most famous sequences</i>. <i>It assumes the reader has seen the original and is current with the entire series.</i><p>The Rockstar Editor in <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> has delivered many great videos since its introduction with the PC edition launch last …

Why Some People Are Always Hot—and Others Are Always Freezing

First, the science: The hypothalamus is the part of your brain that produces hormones that regulate internal body temperature. And while receptors on the hypothalamus help you maintain a core internal temperature of 98.6 degrees, it’s receptors on your skin (typically near the torso) that help you …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter that could revolutionize how we use energy

Most of the time, we can easily distinguish between a solid, liquid, and gas simply by using our eyes. But material scientists who study these three states as well as the more bizarre examples — like plasmas, colloids, and Bose-Einstein condensates— take a deeper look at the properties of each …

Chemistry

How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software engineer."<p>When not running the company or coding the site, he's playing StarCraft with his two …

Startups

Crying rooms in Japan are real and they're spectacular

Japan has given us a lot over the years. Karaoke, emoji, anime, Nintendo. Crying rooms.<p>Wait, crying rooms?<p>Yeah, apparently this is a new thing in …

Man confesses on Facebook to killing his wife, daughter and sister

'Now my family is pain-free and in heaven,' Randy Janzen posted after triple homicide<p>Canadian police are investigating what appeared to be a murder-suicide after a man announced on Facebook that he had killed his daughter, wife and sister, before burning himself to death.<p>Randy Janzen wrote on <b>the</b> …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

The 7 smartest, classiest porn sites

Smut doesn’t have to be so boring and conventional. Sites like Hysterical Literature prove it can even be artistic<p>According to Rule 34, if it exists, there's a porn for it. Rule 34 doesn't, however, guarantee there's a decent porn for it. What if you want something that's--I don't know--classier, I …

Turn-On

6 Body Language Mistakes You May Be Making And How To Fix Them

Whether you realize it or not, much of our communication is nonverbal. In just a single day, we both express and react to thousands of non verbal cues. While it is heavily debated how much of our communication is based on non verbal cues, a common belief known as the Mehrabian’s rule of …

Body Language

11 Ways To Dress Casually But Still Look Like The Boss

How to dress down now.<p>Thanks to a new era of refined, but casual clothing, it's now possible to look cool, feel comfy, and still look stylish. 'Bout damn time. Embrace the new 'dressed down' era with any of these eleven spring style go-tos.<p>1. Meet your new summer uniform: the Blazer 'N Tee<p>We have …

Men's Fashion

This tiny animal can survive basically anything, including the vacuum of space

When we talk about 'extreme' animals, the tardigrade easily takes the cake: Also known as the water bear, the tardigrade is a microscopic critter (just 1.5 mm across, at most!) that can withstand <i>just about anything</i>. So it's no surprise that the water bear is the clear star of the American Natural …

Biology

10 years on, Half-Life 2 gets a major graphics update on Steam

We’re still waiting for Half-Life 3, but Half-Life 2 is looking better than ever.<p>Valve’s genre-defining first-person shooter Half-Life 2 gets a graphics overhaul on Steam tomorrow, March 27, thanks to a community-developed update. A dedicated group of fans have worked on Half-Life 2: Update since …