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EA Strongly Hints That Mass Effect Games Will Get Remastered

by JYPC_HAZARD Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 02:36 PM<p>...please<p>by JasonGlennKing Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 02:37 PM<p>Hope to see some gameplay footage …

These High-Tech Tattoos Are Straight From the Future

Flash Tattoos are about to get a crazy upgrade. Researchers at MIT's Media Lab, together with Microsoft Research, created wearable tattoos that can be used as a controller, among other things.<p>The tattoos, called DuoSkin, are made out of simple materials: gold leaf, vinyl film, and tattoo paper. The …

Have conservatives noticed their favorite climate talking point has been obliterated?

Conservatives have long been searching for a reason to do nothing about climate change. For some, this means outright denial of an overwhelming …

Climate Change
Astronomy

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Engineering

Why America Is So Obsessed with Florida

We asked a Sunshine State expert why Florida is America's class clown.<p>It seems like almost every day there's another impossibly bizarre news story set in a certain Gulf coast state. The man who claimed he was seduced by a dolphin? Florida. The guy who vaped his buddy's semen? Yep, Florida. The …

Crime

America has had a tyrant like Trump before: We fought a revolution to get rid of him

Hitler comparisons are lazy and sophomoric — a far superior historical analogy for Trump is King George III<p>As America celebrates its 240th anniversary, the Donald Trump campaign confronts us with the vivid possibility that our democracy could look vastly different if he's elected.<br>No, I’m not …

Donald Trump

Is it harder to be black or gay in finance? ‘Gay, all day,’ says Chicago bank VP

It was the final question for Jerome Harper, a vice president and senior consultant in Northern Trust’s corporate social responsibility practice, as …

LGBTQI

HRC Commends Judge’s Decision to Block Implementation of HB1523 | Human Rights Campaign

Today, HRC lauded U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’ decision to block the implementation of Mississippi’s discriminatory and harmful H.B. 1523, …

LGBTQI

Leaked FBI doc reveals secret policy of targeting journalists, sources

FBI documents sought after in Freedom of Information Act requests for the last year are now available, thanks to a leak to the Intercept. They lay …

Listen to the Sound and Fury of Jupiter as Recorded by Juno

NASA's probe is set to enter orbit around Jupiter on July 4.<p>On Monday, the Juno spacecraft will enter Jupiter's orbit for its first pass around the giant planet, but that doesn't mean we have to wait three days for some cool Juno science. Over the past week, Juno crossed two thresholds that mark …

Steam Summer Sale: The biggest discounts

Here's the top picks on the deepest price cuts<p>The annual Steam Summer Sale is ongoing, and Polygon is here to help the spendthrift gamer find the best deals. We're rounding up the biggest discounts, best steals and cheapest choices out of the hundreds of discounted titles.<p>If you're looking for the …

US lifts military ban on transgender troops

The Pentagon has confirmed that from next year transgender individuals will be able to enlist in the US military. Serving officers will also be …

Military

Scientists warn of 'global climate emergency' over shifting jet stream

Two environmentalists have declared a “global climate emergency” after the Northern hemisphere jet stream was found to have crossed the equator, …

Obamas choose New York architects to design Chicago library and museum

A renowned husband-and-wife team of New York architects was named Thursday to design the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, with a unique challenge: Shape the first presidential library to be built in a predominantly African-American urban neighborhood sorely in need of an economic …

Hubble is capturing stunning photos of Jupiter’s giant auroras

The auroras are bigger than the Earth<p>The Hubble Space Telescope is capturing amazing photographs of Jupiter’s auroras, which look like sparkly swirls at the planet’s poles.<p>The vivid glows are created when charged particles enter the gas giant’s atmosphere near its magnetic poles; the collision with …

Astronomy
Government

A strange phenomenon is making the 'new housing crisis' even worse

There aren't enough homes in America.<p>The supply of houses simply can't keep up with the booming demand, and as we've noted, this is driving up prices and keeping first-time homebuyers out of the market.<p>There are numerous reasons for the shortage — credit conditions, the rising costs for …

Housing
Patents

Japan says Chinese military activity in East China Sea escalating | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Chinese military activity is escalating in the East China Sea, Japan’s top military commander said on Thursday, with Japanese emergency scrambles to counter Chinese jets almost doubling in the past three months.<p>Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces' …

China

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Donald Trump

Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims

Religious liberty is a rallying cry for many evangelical voters, and it has been popping up repeatedly throughout this presidential campaign. But in the current political climate, some conservative Christians are struggling with how to apply religious freedom to other faiths — like Islam.<p>Texas Sen. …

Religion

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of …

U.S. Marines

The Paradox of American Farmers and Climate Change

There’s a strange paradox in the world of agriculture: farmers are perhaps the segment of the population most affected by climate change, and yet a …

Agriculture

The next wearable technology could be your skin

Artificial electronic skin (e-skin) could one day make this a possibility. Researchers are developing flexible, bendable and even stretchable electronic circuits that can be applied directly to the skin. As well as turning your skin into a touchscreen, this could also help replace feeling if you've …

Nanotech