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Godus features monetization that 'hasn't existed before,' says Molyneux

<i>Godus</i>, the next release from Peter Molyneux-led 22Cans, will feature a monetization system "that hasn't existed before," the studio head told PocketGamer.<p>Molyneux describes the current, and often troubled, system of free-to-play mobile titles as "taking a huge hammer and smashing our customers with …

100,000 Dead Bats Fall From the Sky in Queensland, Australia During Heat Wave

An estimated 100,000 dead bats have fallen from the sky during a heat wave in Queensland, Australia. <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that the "smell of rotting …

Artist Finds New Ways to Create Art Despite Irreversible Nerve Damage

Artist Phil Hansen uses a labor-intensive approach to create his large-scale murals. Instead of simply drawing a figure or going the pointillism route, Hansen produces many of his pieces entirely out of handwritten text from submitted stories of challenges and struggles to words of encouragement …

Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

Are Birthmarks Connected to Violent Death in Past Life?

An old woman died in Thailand with the wish to reincarnate as a boy. Her daughter dipped a finger in white paste and marked the back of the woman’s …

Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet

The alphabet is something not to be argued with: there are 26 letters in as fixed a sequence as the numbers 1-26; once learned in order and for the "sounds they make", you have the key to reading and the key to the way the world is classified. Or perhaps not.<p>Actually, in the course of writing my …

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 …

Treacherous Lake Turns Any Animal That Touches It into Stone

Lake Natron is a salt lake found in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border over at the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake gets its …

Pokémon X and Y’s Lumiose City confusing you? Here’s a map

My Pikachu and I are lost. We entered Pokémon X and Y’s Lumiose City yesterday, and the confusing streets left me feeling dazed and disoriented.<p>Thankfully, I found a map online that might help me get my bearings straight in the latest Pokémon game’s biggest city.<p>Long-time Pokémon fan and graphic …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Tea Party leader demands class action lawsuit against homosexuality

<b>Rick Scarborough (YouTube)</b><p>Rick Scarborough and Peter LaBarbera would also like to see the media “step out and support the ex-gays”<p>October 18, 2013 3:51pm (UTC)<p>Rick Scarborough of Tea Party Unity and Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality would like to join forces and file a …

The ESRB has failed your children

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>While the Entertainment Software Rating Board preoccupies itself with the more obvious evils of Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, it has allowed a far more …

Christian delusions are driving the GOP insane

Why aren’t Republicans more frightened of a shutdown and a default? Part of the reason is magical thinking<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>October 10, 2013 9:40pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Why aren’t Republicans more afraid? The entire premise of both the government shutdown and the threats …

Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …