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Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

In 1973, there were still some independent-minded lawmakers in the Grand Old Party. Today, not so much.<p>Something changed last weekend, did it not?<p>The …

Donald Trump

HDMI 2.1 arrives with 10K support, making your 4K TV obsolete

Move over 4K and 8K, 10K HDMI 2.1 is now on the scene<p>At the start of the year, it was announced that the HDMI Forum was working on HDMI 2.1, a new …

Televisions

A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

Do you want to speak more languages? Sure, as Sally Struthers used to say so often, we all do. But the requirements of attaining proficiency in any …

Language Learning

Prohibited’s Honest Weed Vape Is the “Swiss Army Knife” of Vaping

The 5th Degree won’t waste your time by pretending you want to puff on floral potpourri.<p>The e-cigarette giant VMR may have been having a bit of fun …

Cannabis

Transgender Prisoners: What an Inmate's Surgery Means for Trans Rights

In jail for life, Shiloh Quine sued to get sex reassignment surgery – here's what her victory means for trans people in prison and across the …

Donald Trump

iPhone vs Android: 14 Reasons iPhone is Better

We’ll explain 15 reasons the iPhone is better than Android with a 2017 iPhone vs Android comparison that includes the newest iPhones and Android …

Remains of five archbishops found near Lambeth Palace

The remains of five archbishops of Canterbury have been found beneath a medieval church next to the current archbishop’s official London residence, it has been revealed, much to the delight of Christians celebrating Easter.<p>The discovery at the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth was made …

Archaeology

Grave of medieval priest with mysterious head injury uncovered in Lincolnshire

The body of a medieval priest with a mysterious head injury has been discovered, 700 years after he died, in a grave at Thornton Abbey.<p>Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield uncovered the coffin and skeleton at the abbey, which was founded as a monastery in 1139 and went onto become one of …

A Strange Odyssey Through Bulgaria In 'Shadow Land'

In 2005, I read a book so suspenseful, so laden with longing that I could not put it down: <i>The Historian</i>, by Elizabeth Kostova. In 2010, her sophomore effort, <i>The Swan Thieves</i>, thrilled me slightly less, but made up for its lack of suspense with a delicate dance through the world of fine art. …

Books

20 stunning editions of classic books you'll want to add to your library

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

Literature

A new bottled coffee infused with cannabis is designed for a high-end high

Coffee and cigarettes are the classic duo. But in 2017, in many parts of the world, smoking a joint and drinking a cup of joe is seen as a healthier combo. But if you want to streamline your daily intake, there’s a new, bottled cold-brewed blend that mixes artisanal java and marijuana for fancy …

Coffee

Physicists patent detonation technique to mass-produce graphene

Forget chemicals, catalysts and expensive machinery — a Kansas State University team of physicists has discovered a way to mass-produce graphene with …

The Orwell Essay That's Even More Pertinent Than '1984' Right Now

In the three days since Kellyanne Conway described White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” people around the country have been searching for ways to deal with the Trump administration’s continued willingness to deceive the American public.<p>One …

Literature

Game of the Year 2016 Countdown: #15 - #11 - Game of the Year 2016

<i>After spending days locked in fierce debate, our global team of GameSpot editors and video producers has finally assembled a ranked list of the 25 best games of the year. Our list is informed by an array of tastes and preferences, reflecting our team's diverse gaming backgrounds and opinions. From</i> …

Don't Expect Marvel's Movies to Keep Getting Bigger After Infinity War

It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves: “What the hell is Marvel going to do after <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>?” That film, along with its untitled …

DeepMind Invented a Computer That Learns How to Use Its Own Memory

Like, whoa man.<p>DeepMind, Alphabet's artificial intelligence development wing, published its third research paper in <i>Nature</i> on Wednesday, and it's a doozy: the team invented a new kind of AI that actually learns how to use its own memory. They call it a "Differential Neural Computer," or DNC for …

Artificial Intelligence

Cosmological mystery solved by largest ever map of voids and superclusters

A team of astrophysicists at the University of Portsmouth have created the largest ever map of voids and superclusters in the Universe, which helps …

The sequel to 'Destiny' is reportedly getting some huge changes

One of the world's most popular first-person shooters, "Destiny," may see some huge changes in its sequel, according to a new report on Kotaku.<p>First things first: "Destiny 2" could be coming to PC in addition to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.<p>The first "Destiny" is a console exclusive — it's …

Destiny 2

Marijuana arrests are at their lowest number in two decades — and police are still arresting someone every 49 seconds

A huge number of Americans are getting arrested for marijuana-related offenses.<p>643,000 people were arrested for marijuana in 2015, according to crime data released by the FBI on Monday. That amounts to one person arrested for marijuana every 49 seconds.<p>574,000 of these arrests were for possession …

Cannabis

37 Recipes That Reinvented the Classics

We didn't think the classics could get any better—until they did.<p><b>Recipes like Caesar salads and ramen are classics for good reason:</b> They're close to perfect. But for exacting restaurant chefs and test kitchen editors, they're a foundation for endless inspiration. These 37 creative recipes …

Cooking

Is Lockheed's Stealthy Spy Plane the Future of Reconnaissance?

The unmanned TR-X is being designed to replace the U-2 and Global Hawk.<p>The Air Force needs to upgrade its fleet of spy planes. Capable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft have become more important than ever as missile defense systems in countries like China and Russia …

'Star Trek' actors take series' first VR game for a spin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looks like the trippiest episode of "Star Trek" ever created.<p>On the bridge of a starship resembling the Enterprise from director J.J. Abrams' "Trek" films, that series' Dr. McCoy is at the engineering station frantically beaming up survivors of an attack, while former Borg …

Virtual Reality

Battlefield 1: turning brutal WW1 combat into an enjoyable video game

The series is going back to the first world war, and while EA Dice creative director Lars Gustavsson is intrigued by the design, its historical challenges are the most pressing concern<p>It’s been rumoured for months, but on Friday, Electronic Arts confirmed that the next title in its Battlefield …

Gaming Industry

5 Common Marvel Problems Even Captain America: Civil War Couldn't Avoid

Marvel’s <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> is an absolutely amazing film. There’s no denying it; we’ve seen it, and we love it. Not only has it gone on to …

Marvel Universe

Fallout 4’s Survival mode is getting a complete overhaul

When <i>Fallout 4</i> launched, it included several difficulty modes, the highest of which was Survival. This was a deceptive name for the mode, because fans …

The 15 Best Couch Co-Op Games Of This Generation

As games like Destiny and Halo 5: Guardians choose to use the full might of the latest console hardware technology on a full screen rather than …

Diablo

Marvel's Diablo Plays Better With A Game Controller Too

<i>Diablo</i>-esque MMO Marvel Heroes recently kicked off its 2016 season with a massive update, introducing new character models, Spider-Man’s feline …

Marvel Comics

Blizzard cofounder Frank Pearce: 25 years of making games isn’t enough

Blizzard Entertainment is the division of Activision Blizzard that’s brought us games like StarCraft, Diablo, and World of Warcraft, and it turned 25 this week. We ran an interview with Blizzard chief executive Mike Morhaime, who was one of the three original founders who started the company during …