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Atheists have their number: How the Christian right is hastening religion’s decline

Research suggests Americans raised in Christian households are increasingly shunning the faith of their parents<p>Of those aged 18 to 35, three in 10 say they are not affiliated with any religion, while only half are “absolutely certain” a god exists. These are at or near the highest levels of …

'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

The intrepid tourist who visits the market in the border city of Matamoros will find her between the onyx chess sets and Yucateca hammocks. She looks like a statue of the Grim Reaper dressed in a flowing gown. She is <i>Santa</i> <i>Muerte</i>, or Saint Death.<p>Originally revered as an underground folk saint in …

Grandmas Hilariously Analyze The Lyrics To “Drunk In Love”

"They must have a big bathtub."<p>h/t <i>Daily Dot</i>

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Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

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BAFTA Games Awards 2014 Winners Announced

Find out all the winners here.<p>The Last of Us was the big winner at last night's BAFTA Games Awards, picking up five of the coveted gongs.<p>Naughty …

Web inventor Berners-Lee to do Reddit AMA Wednesday

On the day the World Wide Web turns 25, Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the Web, will answer your questions about the past and future of the Internet with an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.<p>"I invented the WWW 25 years ago", said Internet pioneer Berners-Lee when announcing the AMA, "and I …

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Inventor of World Wide Web Calls For Online Magna Carta

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, believes an online ‘Magna Carta’ is needed to protect the independence of the Web and the rights of its users, The Guardian reports.<p>On the 25th anniversary of his first draft of the first proposal for what would become the World Wide Web, …

We Found the Perfect Hot Sauces to Pair With All Your Favorite Foods

If you want to add a little kick to whatever you're eating, nothing beats a couple of dabs of hot sauce. Doesn't matter if it's pizza or wings or whatever you consider to be the third major food group. And while Sriracha's got a bit of a vice grip on the collective American hot sauce consciousness, …

Troy Baker Talks The Last of Us 2, Arkham Knight

And it sounds like he'd be up for both.<p>Troy Baker, the man who portrayed Joel in The Last of Us and Two-Face in the Batman: Arkham series has spoken …

Who will live to be over 100?

Centenarians like world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, who is 116 on March 5, epitomize our fears about growing old, says aging researcher Avi Roy<p>On …

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter …

Our Supercomputer Overlord Is Now Running A Food Truck

These days, there's a lot of pressure on chefs to think up the most fantastical, cutting-edge dishes. We live in an age of cronuts, PB&J fries and pecan pie potato chips.<p>Yet even the greatest of culinary masterminds are merely human, at the end of the day. And strokes of genius can be few and far …

Richard Sherman claims other NFL players helped him decipher Peyton Manning's hand signals

Sherman told Jimmy Kimmel that players from other teams called him with advice on cracking the Broncos' code before the Super Bowl.<p>Cornerback Richard Sherman said he had some help in figuring out Peyton Manning's hand signals during Super Bowl XLVIII, and that some of that help came from outside …

Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone Sales Globally In 2013, With 968M Units Sold

2013 was the year when the inevitable happened: worldwide sales of smartphones surpassed sales of the more basic (and generally cheaper) feature phone devices for the first time, according to Gartner’s latest market estimates — with 968 million smartphone device units sold to end users in 2013 out …

Apple in conflict mineral 'name and shame' crackdown

<b>Apple has begun publicising which of its suppliers may be sourcing minerals from conflict zones.</b><p>Conflict minerals, as they are known, are mined in areas of fighting or human rights abuses, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>The first published list detailed 104 suppliers that were unverified …

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FORTUNE — In recent weeks, the arrest of Bitcoin Foundation’s Charlie Shrem and the near collapse of Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, have added plenty more debate over the virtual currency’s survival and future. Of all the talk, however, what’s often overlooked is that the payment …

'Deaf' Resident Evil composer says he is no longer deaf

Resident Evil composer Mamoru Samuragochi, formerly known as Japan's Beethoven, confirms he is no longer deaf despite maintaining he had been throughout his career, AFP reports.<p>Samuragochi released an apology that confirms he now has some hearing ability, following accusations last month that he …

Meet The Man Who Solved The Mysterious Cicada 3301 Puzzle

By Michael Grothaus10 minute Read<p>Two years ago, a cryptic message started appearing on message boards across the Internet. Claiming to seek “highly …

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The toughest, most baffling internet mystery solved

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the man who cracked Cicada 3301, Hans Rosling on the African century and the looming second age of machines.<p>Baxter and the second machine age<br>Andrew McAfee & Erik Brynjolfsson | Medium | 3 February 2014<br>Extract from The Second Machine Age. It’s easy …

Human brain reacts to emoticons as real faces

Just a few decades after they were invented, emoticons have become an indispensable part of online communication - so much so that the human brain now reacts to them in the same way as a real face<p>Emoticons such as :-) have become so important to how we communicate online that they are changing the …

ReRoll Is Mapping The World For An Epic Scale MMO

(Video Link)<p>Massively multiplayer online games seem huge when you're playing, but in real world scale those MMO continents are pretty small, and as …

Alleged ghostwriter says Resident Evil composer may not be deaf

A man who says he was the ghostwriter for composer Mamoru Samuragochi, known for his work on the Resident Evil and Onimusha games, for more than 10 years is raising questions about the industry veteran's hearing disability, reports ABC Online.<p>Samuragochi has long been thought to be deaf, but …

I Got My Dream Job As An Actress On A Disney Cruise — Here's What It Was Really Like

It was her dream job, and one of her first professional acting gigs.<p>Now a newly minted equity actress embarking on the national tour of Seussical: The Musical, Raye (disclosure: a friend of mine from college at Penn State University) dished to Business Insider about what it was like to live and …

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.<p>The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes …

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: The deadly combination of isolation and cooperation

You and the bomb are alone together. The good news is that you're the only one who will die if you fail to defuse the device.<p>The better news is that your friends are speaking to you through a radio, and they have access to the bomb’s documentation. The bad news is that it’s still your life hanging …

Spaceships worth more than $200,000 destroyed in biggest virtual space battle ever

<i>EVE Online</i> has its own economics, politics, and trade systems, built almost entirely by players in the 10 years the game has been running. It also has its own wars, as huge alliances vie for control of tracts of space in the massively multiplayer online game. One such conflict came to a head …

Scientists Digitize Psychology's Most Famous Brain

Henry Gustav Molaison is one of the most famous patients in the annals of brain research. In 1953, an experimental surgery meant to relieve his …

These 1,500-Year-Old Teeth Prove the Bubonic Plague Isn’t Dead Yet

Researchers studying the teeth of two 1,500-year-old German victims of the Justinian plague have uncovered tiny bits of DNA that link the ancient …