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This artificially intelligent Mario learns how to chase coins and navigate the Mushroom Kingdom

Anybody can make Mario, Nintendo’s world-famous little plumber, race through the Mushroom Kingdom, chasing coins. But what if Mario could do it on his own?<p>That’s the goal of the Mario A.I. Project: to develop an artificially intelligent Mario agent that becomes aware of himself and his environment, …

Palestinians protest Baird’s visit by hurling eggs, shoes at convoy

Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of the visiting Canadian foreign minister Sunday in a show of defiance toward Canada's perceived pro-Israel stance.<p>John Baird was visiting Ramallah to meet Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki when demonstrators pelted his …

How This Teen Turned Her High School Internship Into A Game Design Career

Paulina Raguimov never expected to get paid to make video games when she walked into her high school’s career fair at 16.<p>She played them, sure. But when she walked up to the JumpStart booth to chat about the internships they had available, she had absolutely no experience with making games. “I …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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Pacquiao puts pressure on Mayweather after Algieri beating

MACAU - The picture on the dais for the post-fight press conference was a contrast of fortunes. On one side, Manny Pacquiao was indulging in victory, …

Canadian warplanes begin Iraqi combat mission; weather frustrates strikes

Canada's war in Iraq has begun with CF-18 fighters flying combat missions over the Mideast country and surveillance planes scanning the terrain with the U.S.-led coalition looking to beat back Islamic State militants there.<p>As of Friday, no bombs had been dropped by Canadians although the military …

Ontario crafting plan to raise minimum wage, but Wynne rebuffs immediate hike to $14

Ontario's Liberal government is set to unveil a plan to hike the minimum wage and index it to inflation in future, as Premier Kathleen Wynne seeks to burnish her social justice credentials without alarming businesses.<p>The increase, which sources said will be announced this week, will be calculated …

Royal Canadian Air Force Tries To Keep Aging Fleet Flying

The <i>Ottawa Citizen</i> reports that technicians from the Search and Rescue unit had to raid an air force museum for navigational equipment to use in some of its Hercules aircraft.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. The Royal Canadian Air Force's search and rescue unit had to …

Probe of 2011 Canadian military chopper crash in Afghanistan still ongoing

More than three years after the crash of a military helicopter forced a halt to one of Canada's final combat missions in Afghanistan, investigators say they are nearing the end of their probe into what went wrong but still can't say when they will reveal the results.<p>A report on the crash of the …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

Attack on Ottawa: PM Harper cites terrorist motive

The attack on Parliament Hill's Centre Block and the National War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.<p>During an address to the nation, Prime Minster Stephen Harper said the incident in Ottawa was a 'terrorist' act. Mr. Harper also indicated that it remains unclear …

Is U.S. strategy against ISIS working?

ISIS Likely Captured Iraqi Chemical Weapons, New York Times Confirms

WASHINGTON -- A New York Times report confirms that the U.S. government knew that an Iraqi facility now controlled by the Islamic State militant organization likely contained deadly chemical weapons -- a finding reported by The Huffington Post on Monday.<p>The Huffington Post's report suggesting that …

3 New Findings On ISIS Weapons That You Should Know About

Islamic State militants are wielding arms manufactured in 21 different countries -- including the United States -- according to a new report released Monday.<p>The study of ammunition captured during the Islamic State's battles with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria in July and August …

Canadian Parliament authorizes air strikes in Iraq

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Parliament voted Tuesday to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq following a U.S. …

FBI: Who is English-speaking jihadist?

The FBI on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying an English-speaking militant who appeared to help execute Syrian soldiers in an ISIS recruitment video released last month.<p>In the 55-minute video titled "Flames of War," the jihadist switches from classical Arabic to perfect English with …

Turkey Waits, Watches as ISIS Pushes Toward Border

With plumes of smoke visible from across the Syrian border, Turkey has a front-row seat to the key battleground against ISIS: Kobani.<p>Refugees have flooded into Turkey, fleeing ISIS and pleading for more assistance for the Kurdish fighters battling to stave off the militants’ advance on the town …

How Mercenaries and Gun Culture Shaped One of the Best Strategy Games Ever Made

Released in 1999, "Jagged Alliance 2" was inspired by a wider range of topics than you might expect.<p><i>Released in 1999,</i> Jagged Alliance 2 <i>is considered by many to be one of the best turn-based strategy video games ever produced, and features a storyline that feels familiar: Foreign guns-for-hire lead</i> …

Airstrikes on Syria: Should US use mercenaries to fight ISIS?

On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy.<p>The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself. Alexander the Great used them. King George III …

‘ENGAGED IN GLORY ALONE’: Yanks in French Foreign Legion Were First to Fight | Isenberg Institute of Strategic Satire

Some 43 Yanks signed their contracts during the ceremony, eager to get a crack at the despised Germans. A newspaper ad printed two weeks before had …

A Canadian in the French Foreign Legion

The French Foreign Legion is where criminals and transients go for a new identity that's fraught with intense military training. "Dave" from Ottawa jumped into the fray before escaping in dramatic fashion.<p><i>On top of the television and radio station, Port Au Prince, Haiti, 2004. All photos courtesy</i> …

Video purportedly shows Islamic State beheading British captive Henning

A video released on the Internet on Friday appears to show British hostage Alan Henning being beheaded by a masked Islamic State fighter, the militant-monitoring SITE Intelligence Group reported.<p>Henning, 47, a former taxi driver from the Manchester area, had been held captive in Syria for nine …

Fighter: ISIS enters Syrian city of Kobani

ISIS fighters entered the besieged Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, a Kurdish fighter said Friday, setting the stage for a vicious street-to-street battle in the shadow of Turkey's border.<p>Alan Minbic, a fighter with the Kurdish People's Protection Unit, or YPG, told CNN that ISIS now controls the …

Is Vice's Documentary on ISIS Illegal?

The courts have broadly defined what it means to support terrorists.<p>By now, you may have already seen Vice News’s extraordinary documentary “The Islamic State.” (As of this writing, it’s been viewed on YouTube more than 3 million times and counting since mid-August.) Vice boasts that “reporter …