Tasha Montgomery

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This Guy Proposed To His Girlfriend By Hacking Into A Video Game

"YOU GOT THE RING!"

Couple Has ‘Legend Of Zelda’ Wedding At Game Stop

Robert Piazza and Christa Slayton met last year at a <i>Mario Kart 8</i> tournament at their local Pennsylvania Game Stop. When they got engaged in October, they decided to have their wedding ceremony in that same store, with a <i>Legend of Zelda</i> theme.<p>Piazza was dressed as Link and Slayton wore a …

Retrogaming

Get Your Geek On with These 5 Magazines

The term “geek” used to be a teenage insult, but nowadays many claim it as a badge to signify expertise or obsessiveness over a subject. Popular examples of areas where geeks thrive include the worlds of gaming, math and sub-genres of music.<p>Here are five magazines to get your geek on:<p>Nerd Cul7ure …

A tiny string of text can disable iPhone Messages

Apple device owners have discovered a string of text characters that, when received on an iPhone in Messages, can lock people out of the app and — reportedly in some cases — crash the phone. Users who receive the string with Messages open won't be able to go back to other conversations without …

Dragon Quest 8 coming to Nintendo 3DS

Dragon Quest 8 will be released on Nintendo 3DS, Square Enix has announced.<p>The role-playing game first launched on PlayStation 2 in 2004, then on …

Sex: The last taboo of YA literature? Not anymore!

YA stories give us a portrait of sexual intimacy born of desire, of passionate love, of playfulness and fun and joy<p>Donna Freitas<p>May 13, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>For a long time I swore I’d never write a sex scene. Even writing a kissing scene was daunting, but then I grew to enjoy them, and soon I was …

High School

I’m saving myself for God: True stories from evangelical purity culture

<b>(DaydreamsGirl via iStock)</b><p>Sex and the single evangelical: “God commands us to save sex for a reason. It’s not just a stupid rule to follow”<p>Donna Freitas<p>May 13, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Sex and the Soul, updated edition: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on America’s …

College & University

The Nation's 'Hottest Maths Teacher': 'I'm Too Good-looking To Be Taken Seriously'

Fashion<p>by Zoe Beaty | 12 05 2015<p>[Instagram]<p>'I'm Too Good-looking To Be Taken Seriously'<p><b>Pietro Boselli, 26, a model and visiting lecturer at</b> …

Justin Tomlinson, New Disabilities Minister, Voted Against Protecting Disabled Child Benefits

The new Conservative disabilities minister voted against protecting the benefits of disabled children and those undergoing cancer treatment.<p>But he …

Great Britain

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

10 authors who excel on the internet

Writers are finding imaginative ways to negotiate the new era of electronic intimacy with readers. Here are some of the best<p>The internet offers authors the next best thing to teleportation: the chance to connect with readers from almost anywhere, in real time. Many writers fall back on self-serving …

Writing

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Ukip Mercilessly Trolled On Twitter As #WhyImVotingUkip Gets Hi-Jacked Once Again

Ukip's well intentioned attempt to whip up a bit of party enthusiasm ahead of Thursday's General Election has backfired.<p>The #WhyImVotingUkip hashtag …

Great Britain

Write like a genius with Albert Einstein's handwriting font

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to create a font painstakingly based on Albert Einstein's handwriting<p>Ever wanted to write like a genius? Now you can, after a Kickstarter campaign to fund a font based on Albert Einstein's handwriting was launched.<p>The Albert Einstein font is the brainchild …

A history of the world in funny puns

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

Rubella virus officially eliminated from the Americas

The disease joins the ranks of polio and smallpox<p>It's official: rubella, a disease that can be deadly for fetuses, has been eliminated from the Americas. The news was announced today by a scientific panel convened by global health authorities, reports <i>The New York Times.</i> The Americas is the first …

Why The Best Painting At The Guggenheim This Summer Was Made By A Third Grader

Modern Western education traditionally emphasizes two skills: the ability to process text and numbers. The importance of images, however, is often overlooked. While mainstream public schooling treats pictorial information as peripheral, a quick glimpse at the world around us can contradict this …

Behind the scenes of the 'Agents of SHIELD' May vs May fight

<i>One of the most talked about (and gif’d about) moments of</i> Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. <i>occurred early this season, when Ming-Na Wen’s Agent May ended up in</i> …

Preview: Sunday Radio: Double Effect, Earning Money, Homophobic Family, and More

On Sunday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on doctrine of double effect, the obligation to report a …

Apple may owe a lot of back taxes in Ireland

Apple CEO Tim Cook two years ago testified before the US Senate that his company wasn't a tax dodger.<p>Now, Apple -- the world's biggest public company with a market value of over $750 billion -- may be forced to pay up to 10 years worth of back taxes to Ireland, according to a regulatory filing made …

Porn data: visualising fetish space

Photograph: Martin Robbins/Martin Robbins<p>An attempt to visualise ‘fetish space’, generated from connections between fetishes that commonly appear in the same Clips4Sale studios. Links connect fetishes that frequently appear together in the same studios, and larger circles represent categories with …

UKIP on Twitter: "#UKIP Leader @Nigel_Farage in Aylesbury making a speech and getting cheers for opposing #HS2 http://t.co/CpM5DcvOP7"

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Russian politician calls Apple’s free U2 album ‘gay propaganda’

Alexander Starovoitov claims the band "spammed youths with illegal content"<p>A Russian politician has asked the country’s attorney general to …

Tim Cook

Desert Island Discs: 22 great guests

The instantly recognisable tune of By the Sleepy Lagoon (composed in 1930 by Eric Coates and with added seagulls) sounded for the 3,000th time in 2014 as the BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs reached a magnificent milestone. Royal Navy test pilot Eric Winkle Brown was the landmark guest in a …

Google joins the search for Loch Ness Monster, may have found it (or not)

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p><i>What better way to advertise that you're a search giant than to search for a giant?</i><p>I feel sure some bright light at Google HQ uttered that line and was immediately promoted.<p>Google is experiencing choppy …

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

It’s Lyrid meteor time! We expect some Lyrid meteors to fly between late evening on Friday (April 20) until dawn Saturday. And we anticipate Saturday …

Astronomy

Graffiti tributes to Terry Pratchett emerge in London and Bristol

Graffiti artists have paid a series of tributes to the author, who died last month<p><b>• Update:</b> <i>The London mural is the impressive result of work by the muralists Dr Zadok and Jim Vision.You can learn more about the artist Jim Vision via his Facebook page. The Bristol mural was made by the artist …