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Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

Founded by two men in Akron, Ohio, in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has since spread around the world as a leading community-based method of overcoming alcohol dependence and abuse. Many people swear by the 12-step method, which has become the basis of programs to treat the abuse of drugs, gambling, …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

Homework is making our kids miserable: Why the classroom staple is a colossal waste of time

Research suggests it offers little to no benefit to elementary school students. Now parents are a taking a stand<p>Jordan Rosenfeld<p>March 13, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>We tend to think of homework as a necessary part of learning, a practice that teaches children …

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Victims of Sydney siege: A mother of three and a beloved son

Katrina Dawson was having a Monday morning coffee with a colleague at the cafe down the street from their law firm's office when the nightmare began.<p>The 38-year-old mother of three was among 17 people taken hostage by a gun-wielding man with extremist Muslim views who seized control of the Lindt …

The best films of 2014 – readers' picks

Earlier in the year, we asked for your favourite films of the year so far, and you came out in droves in support for The Lego Movie and Under the Skin. This time round, some of the year’s later dramas and thrillers rose to the top of the pile.<p>Thanks to everyone for their votes, and for sharing …

2014's Game of the Year Nominees Revealed - IGN Video

Let the discussions begin! IGN reveals it's ten Game of the Year Nominations for this years "Best of 2014". From Dragon Age: Inquisition to Super …

Game Scoop! 325: The 2014 Year-in-Review - IGN Video

We're turning the clock back to January 2014 and running through all the big scoops of the year.

The best movies of 2014

You may have noticed, but Polygon started writing about movies this year.<p>And what a year to expand our coverage: 2014 probably had more good or even great films than it had good or great games, at least where genre fiction is concerned.<p>Because we have no formal rating system for films, the …