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Acer Nitro 5: gaming on a budget

A reliable budget gaming laptop, but it’s no esports champ<p>The requirement for a decent gaming laptop shouldn’t be over $2,000, especially if it’s your first system or if you already have a laptop but just want to play games casually. What can you do to join the PC gaming community? You want a …

Computer Hardware

Our days are getting longer and it’s all thanks to the moon

The moon has been moving 3.82cm away from the Earth every single year and it’s lengthening our days<p>Sitting at your desk wondering how it’s not …

Astronomy

ASUS ROG Phone is almost perfect but needs this one thing

The ASUS ROG Phone, the fourth in a new generation of gaming-centric Android smartphones, is going to be compared a lot with the Nintendo Switch. …

Gear & Gadgets

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Gardening

Behold, America review – the fight for the American dream

Long before the revolution, there were two Americas, implicitly at odds. The first, sponsored by Walter Raleigh, was fiery, maverick and piratical, based in Virginia, the colony named for Elizabeth I. These freebooters would become the Americans who opened up the frontier to the south and west. The …

Books

What It Might Mean If You Get Deja Vu A Lot

That weird feeling can be traced to certain parts of the brain.<p>In 1999, a 42-year-old woman went to the doctor for what she described as a popping noise in both her ears. The noise was so loud it had started to keep her up at night. The woman was diagnosed with Palatal Tremor, a movement disorder …

20 genius 100-year-old life hacks that still work today

There's a reason your grandma always had baking soda to hand<p>New isn't always better. Case in point: All of these tricks that have lasted the test of …

Devs can now pitch crowdfunded games based on D&D co-creator's unpublished work

Ten years after his death, co-creator of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> Gary Gygax might finally have the chance to bring his unreleased titles to a digital …

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

To Boulder’s anti-gun bigots, I will not comply with your hate law

My home town of Boulder is about to define me as a criminal if I do not disarm or move.Let this column serve as a public notice, I will not comply.I …

The Subaru Impreza 22B Was An Insane Monster That Could Never Happen Today

If you’re in the U.S. and you’re a fan of fast Subarus, you should consider yourself lucky. Very lucky. If you want a brand-new WRX STI, you can just …

Watch the new trailer for the 15-year Rooster Teeth documentary

Being an online video star might seem cool or even glamorous these days, but Burnie Burns, co-founder and chief creative officer at Rooster Teeth, can remember when that wasn’t the case.<p>Rooster Teeth, which is behind the popular web series <i>Red vs. Blue</i>, is turning 15 years old this month. (The …

17 of the most legendary quotes from James Mattis, four-star Marine general turned Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary James Mattis was legendary long before he agreed to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet.<p>The retired four-star general spent 44 years in the US Marine Corps, working his way up to Commander of US Central Command.<p>He's been called "Mad Dog" Mattis (a nickname he detests), "Warrior …

What to look for if you're buying a TV for gaming

Most TV makers (and buyers' guides, for that matter) assume you're buying a set for the sake of enjoying movies or shows, and that's understandable. But what if you're more interested in playing <i>Monster Hunter World</i> than watching <i>Murder on the Orient Expres</i>s? Your criteria can sometimes be very …

OLEDs

5 human/monster sex scenes that take The Shape of Water to the next level

The Shape of Water

Starwatch: spectacular line-up of three bright planets

Starwatch 05 Mar 2018 planetary alignment<p>Early risers may have already noticed the beautiful planetary alignment taking place in the south-east before dawn. The bright planets of Saturn, Mars and Jupiter are strung out in a line. Saturn sits in Sagittarius, Mars in Ophiuchus and Jupiter in Libra. …

Astronomy

Graphene-based armor could stop bullets by becoming harder than diamonds

While bullet-proof body armor does tend to be thick and heavy, that may no longer be the case if research being conducted at The City University of …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

Military

Astronomers Just Released The Largest Digital Survey of The Visible Universe

Hope you've been saving your bandwidth.<p>Scientists have made the largest ever survey of the night sky publicly available, sharing an epic data set of …

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

With the Feynman Technique, you learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms so you can quickly pinpoint the holes in your knowledge. After …

Learning

Will Trump go to Mars? Nasa’s nervous wait

In Nasa language it’s called a pivot. It’s a policy change, a U-turn or a departure from a goal set by the previous US president. Until the election of Donald Trump, space insiders and even Nasa itself had a pretty good idea what, under a Hillary Clinton presidency, that pivot was going to be. It …

Donald Trump

Get Involved in The World's Biggest Quantum Physics Experiment Happening Right Now

Play games for physics.<p>What could be the world's largest quantum physics experiment is happening today, 30 November 2016, and researchers need people …

"Strange Stars" Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

Physics tells us they could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other …

Physics

This Spellbinding Star Map Will Make Your Inner Space Geek Drool

The men and women who came up with the 88 officially-recognized constellations definitely had richer imaginations than I do. I don’t see animals, …

Quantum computing breakthrough by Tyndall researchers

The breakthrough by the team led by Dr Emanuele Pelucchi, head of epitaxy and physics of nanostructures and a member of the Science Foundation …

No Known Expiration Date

“Hell, no,” Richard Isaacson bellows when asked whether some form of cognitive decline is inevitable with age, especially for those genetically …

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's good to be skeptical …

This is the most surprising thing Monsanto is working on, and it's already changing the way you eat

Monsanto is best known for its work on genetically modified crops and pesticides. In 2014, it was ranked the third most-hated company in the world by Nielsen, largely because of its work in this space.<p>In a Mother Earth News piece, the Pesticide Action Network sums up the concerns that many …

Google Nexus 6P review: Best-ever Nexus sets new standard for big-screen Android value - CNET

<b>The Good</b> One of the first two Android 6.0 phones, Google's metal Nexus 6P has a sharp, high-resolution screen and a solid camera, an accurate fingerprint reader, loud speakers and works with every major carrier. Its lower cost makes it a good top-tier value buy.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's big, a bit boxy and …