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The founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace has been sentenced to life in prison without parole

The judge also ordered Ross Ulbricht, 31, to forfeit $184 million dollars. The website made over $187 million before it was shut down in 2013.<p>The government estimated that roughly $1.2 billion in illegal drug transactions took place on Silk Road.<p>The judge said it was a "demand expanding operation" …

Silk Road

11 Terrifying Childcare Inventions From The Early 20th Century

Enjoy the motorized hanging cradle, the baby gas mask, the UV-ray baby branding prod, and more "infant-friendly" gadgets from the Popular Science archives.<p>Updated:<p>There are certain areas of expertise that came naturally to us over the years: cars, space, aviation, and computers, to name a few. …

This ancient 'remedy' actually kills MRSA - Futurity

Researchers test a 10th century potion on "superbug" bacteria. They report that it works as well, if not better, than today's antibiotics.

Antibiotics

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

Astronomy

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

Golf

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world …

Joseph Staten leaving Bungie

Design director and co-creator of the Halo and Destiny franchises Joe Staten is leaving Bungie after 15 years "to tackle new creative challenges," according to a post on the Halo and <i>Destiny</i> developer's website.<p>During Staten's tenure at Bungie, the longstanding creative director served as the voice …

Sega and Tommo team up for retro accessories

Sega of America and Tommo Mobile are teaming up to bring a line of retro accessories to market, the companies announced today.<p>The partnership coincides with the 25th anniversary of the 16-bit Sega Genesis console, and will also feature accessories designed to recall the Game Gear handheld, as well …

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

SCREAMING LIKE BITCHES (Dope! or Nope)

Hong Kong got lucky and was spared the worst of the strongest storm of 2013

<i>UPDATE 11:07 am ET: Typhoon Usagi has made landfall near Shanwei, China, with the storm’s center effectively missing Hong Kong by about 90 miles (150 km).</i><p><i>A Signal 8 storm warning has been raised in Hong Kong, making Usagi one of the worst typhoons in the last 50 years to affect the city—but short</i> …

Hong Kong

This Google Glass baseball app brings real-time game info directly to your face

Google Glass might be the best thing to happen to baseball since Mariano Rivera.<p>Via an app called Blue, Glass can now give baseball fans real-time info as they watch games. The app, which has already been tested on an actual Glass unit during a Giants game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, offers …

RIP, social media managers—tweeting is everyone’s job now

Social media managers, it could be time to find a new title. Many employers are honing in on other terms—but don’t worry, your skills are still valuable.<p>Overall, jobs with social media in the title grew by 50% over the last year, a much slower rate than in the recent past. Meanwhile, jobs that …

Customer Service

Is sapphire Apple's next product material?

A new patent filing indicates that the company is thinking seriously about how sapphire might be used to build consumer electronics.<p>Sapphire has found its way to the iPhone 5S via Apple's Touch ID technology, but a recent patent filing indicates the company might bring the stone to more devices.<p>The …

iPhone 5

Apple is no longer an innovative company, says the man who helped Steve Jobs design the Mac

Hartmut Esslinger knows a thing or two about industrial design and what it’s done for Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs to establish a “design language” that was used on the Macintosh line of computers for over a decade. Esslinger’s iconoclastic firm had already designed over 100 products …

Entrepreneurship

iPhone’s M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit

Besides the main 64-bit A7 processor in the new iPhone 5s, Apple has included a dedicated motion co-processor called the M7. The chip powers many of the sensor technologies in the iPhone, such as the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope in order to move the weight off of those technologies from …

Chair Entertainment Founder: “I Cannot Wait” for Physical Controllers for iPhones

At Apple’s iPhone 5c/5s event on Tuesday, Chair Entertainment co-founder and creative director Donald Mustard debuted Infinity Blade 3, the newest …

Hacker sentenced to three years for breaching police sites

A man said to be affiliated with the hacking collective Anonymous gets prison time for breaking into police and municipal Web sites in Utah, New York, Missouri, and California.<p>After pleading guilty to computer fraud for hacking into several police Web sites, John Anthony Borell III was sentenced to …

Crime

The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

How Hulk inspired Prototype (and how 9 more spiritual successors that came to be)

Brother by a different mother<p>Wonderful 101 is a brand new franchise for the Wii U, but it looks so... familiar. It only took us a little digging to …

Steven Spielberg

Study: Starcraft II might supercharge the brain’s problem-solving agility

Physicians may soon have a new treatment for brain injuries and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and it involves booting up your PC to play a few hours of StarCraft II on a regular basis.<p>A new study has found that real-time-strategy games like Blizzard’s StarCraft II may improve a …

Dragon's Prophet 'Frontier System' trailer shows massive dragon battles

A new trailer for Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play MMO <i>Dragon's Prophet</i> shows scenes of battle in the game's Frontier System.<p>The Frontier System tasks guilds with capturing territory and securing resources to ultimately take control of areas within the Auratian Sky Archipelago. To do so, …

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Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past recreated as hand-drawn maps

Artist Bill Mudron recreated Hyrule in all its glory from <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past</i> as hand-drawn maps.<p>Mudron's work depicts Hyrule's Light and Dark realms. Both maps, labeledand unlabeled, are printed on stock paper and measure 36x24 inches. Pre-orders are currently available for $45 …

Take-Two says blaming games for violence "sidesteps the real issues"

Grand Theft Auto parent publisher Take-Two Interactive spoken out to defend games after a Louisiana sheriff's department said Grand Theft Auto may have played a role in a recent killing.<p>"Ascribing a connection to entertainment--a theory that has been disproven repeatedly by multiple independent …

Sportsfriends creators to hold PAX Prime tournament

<i>Sportsfriends</i>creator Die Gute Fabrik will hold three tournaments for one-on-one and team competitions at PAX Prime, according to a post on the developer's site.<p>An 18-player version of <i>Johann Sebastian Joust</i> will take place Saturday, Aug. 31 in the Queue Room. Players will compete in teams of three. …