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Dragon Age 3 Inquisition Writer Hits Back On Critics Of Gay Character

Bioware’s lead writer David Gaider has harsh words for people complaining about <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> character Dorian being gay.<p>First off, Gaider …

Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday

Obama 2008, Occupy Wall Street, and Moral Mondays—no, they haven’t changed the world, but they certainly haven’t been failures either.<p>The last six …

Sony Will Release the PS4 Slim the Instant They Fall Behind Microsoft

The PlayStation 3 had a dismal launch.<p>There were nowhere near enough units to go around, Blu-Ray had yet to be adopted as the high-definition format …

North America

Nintendo's Big New Multiplayer Shooter Is Very...Nintendo

"We didn't make this game with the idea that we wanted to make a simplified shooter or a dumbed-down shooter or anything like that," Tsubasa …

This Is Why Juries Shouldn't Decide Court Cases

South Africa ditched juries amid fears of racial prejudice among jurors and a reluctance on the part of many people to serve. We should do the same thing in the United States.<p>Jurors with zero legal training in the U.S. often have to decide cases involving mind-bending issues like patent law. Many …

Here's What Could Happen To Your Healthcare Now That Companies Have Religious Rights

Scott Olsen | Getty Images<p>The Supreme Court issued a bombshell ruling Monday giving certain corporations the right to deny workers insurance that covers birth control if doing so violates the company's religious beliefs.<p>That ruling in favor of the Christian-owned arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby …

Hobby Lobby

9 things to remember before changing the world with a malaria vaccine

Lode Schuerman, director of global medical affairs, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Rixensart, Belgium, @GSK<p><b>Governments should prepare for implementing vaccine programmes next year:</b> GSK and its partners have been working for three decades to develop a vaccine against malaria. This year, GSK intends to …

The Supreme Court Thinks Corporations Are People but Women Aren't

Activists gather outside the Supreme Court building Monday morning in Washington, June 30, 2014. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times)<p>As far as …

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer …

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

Only Eight Years of President Hillary Can Take the Supreme Court Away From Conservatives

There will be more Hobby Lobbies and Citizens United if Democrats don’t get a lock on the White House and pack the bench for a generation.<p>We learned …

Hillary Clinton's Formidable Strengths—and Greatest Weakness

The former senator has yet to publicly come to terms with her catastrophic decision on Iraq.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—In wide-ranging remarks Monday afternoon at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which <i>The Atlantic</i> co-hosts, Hillary Rodham Clinton showed an impressive grasp of issues as varied as health care, Supreme …

12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World

As history has repeatedly shown, political systems come and go. Given our rapid technological and social advances, it's a trend we can expect to …

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic]

A heatmap of war over water<p><i>Click here to see a larger version of this infographic.</i><p>As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already …

Warning to Dems: Be Smart When Mobilizing Young Voters

As Democrats press forward in what is shaping up to be a challenging 2014 midterm election, everyone is asking one big question: "How can we turn out an electorate that looks more like those from the 2008 and 2012 elections, presidential elections that we won, than the electorate from 2010, a …

Kerry urges end to sexual violence in conflict, says it's time for world to act

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told an international summit on ending sexual violence in conflict that it was time for the world to banish the crime "to the history books where it belongs."<p>"It's time for us in an age where we see enough of chaos, failed and failing states, to write a new …

Running for President Is Hurting Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The more obvious Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign becomes, the less people like her. As</i> …

How Humans Can Be Put Into 'Suspended Animation'

Dr. Sam Tisherman and a team of surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have recently started human trials for a practical application of EPR. This surgical technique replaces all of a patient's blood with a solution to cool the body down and buy time for doctors to fix …

Future Planes Might Run On Just Sunshine, Water, And CO2 Sucked From The Air

A solar fuel that could change the aviation industry’s greenhouse gas footprint is in development. But it’s got a long way to go before it can fly.<p>In the future, airplanes might start running on CO2 that is sucked from the air and transformed into jet fuel using nothing but sunshine and …

Natural Gas

There Might Be 100 Million Planets In The Galaxy With Complex Life

What a multitude of worlds! A new study suggests that the Milky Way could host 100 million planets with complex life, leaving no lack of choice for …

Universe

Bye-Bye To The Home Of A Favorite Internet Conspiracy Theory

It sure <i>looks</i> suspicious: a remote military compound in the south-central Alaskan wilderness filled with 180 weird-looking antennas.<p>They want to bulldoze it, which is really atrocious to me. It's like burning the Alexandria Library.<p>It's the home of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program …

This is the Starship Enterprise of sea exploration

French architect and oceanographer Jacques Rougerie has spent more than 30 years researching underwater habitats, and even launched his own design firm for that purpose. His pet project, though, is considerably more ambitious. Drawing inspiration from Jules Verne's <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the</i> …

In The Future, Your Car Interior Could Be Made Of Tomatoes

And no, it's not just ketchup stains.<p>Ford Motor Company said this morning that it plans to develop a recycled material using the waste of another U.S.-based giant: the H.J. Heinz company. If the project is successful, you may some day see the stems, skin, and otherwise unused tomato parts from …

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

Removing Salt To Relieve The World’s Thirst

97 percent of water on Earth is salt water. What if we could drink it?<p>The Challenge<p>Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is liquid—yet water scarcity affects more than a billion people each year. Since the 1970s, the gold standard for desalination has been reverse osmosis, in which big pumps push …

Writing up: the home straight of a PhD

Post-graduate study, a wise person (probably) once said, is a marathon rather than a sprint. If that’s the case, right now Tower Bridge, where the crowds were cheering me on and I had the city at my feet, seems like a distant memory. It feels like I’ve been running along Embankment forever, but the …