Andrew Dorans

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Egyptian activist, 23 others get 15 years in jail for political dissent

A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi.<p>The heavy jail …

The Space-Saving Colander Every Kitchen Could Use

Pretty much every kitchen needs a colander, but they aren't exactly the easiest thing to store in your kitchen. With the RMDLO strainer though, you …

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Sand Noise Device, An Interactive Electronic Instrument That Is Controlled Using a Sandbox

Sand Noise Device is an electronic instrument that users operate by moving sand and sensors around in a sandbox. The device uses a Kinect motion …

The 40-Year-Old Psychopath, A Fake Trailer Imagining ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ as a Psychological Horror Film

Evan Anderson has created “The 40-Year-Old Psychopath,” a fake teaser trailer that imagines Judd Apatow‘s 2005 romantic comedy, <i>The 40-Year-Old …

Massachusetts Town Lifts Ban On Arcade Games After 32 Years

<i>Pac-Banned</i><p>Have you ever played Pac-Man? Not me. I <i>LIVED</i> Pac-Man, bro. My best friend and I would plunk every quarter<p>our motherswe had into that machine, and we focused on that gluttonous yellow sphere and his spectral tormentors with all of our might. Of course, we were five, so that focus only …

Articles about suburban sprawl photographed above on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.<p>It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has...<p>When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather …

Architecture

Bob's Game, One Of The Strangest Stories In Indie Gaming, Is Back

In 2008, a man named Robert Pelloni made headlines with an ambitious claim: he'd spent thousands of hours working on an indie role-playing game …

Genetically engineered mosquitoes could be vital weapon against malaria

627,000 deaths per year: that's a good figure. Malaria, the deadly illness caused by infected mosquitoes, is on the retreat, thanks to medical treatments that have reduced mortality rates by 42% since 2000. Among African children, the mortality rate has dropped even more: 54%. Even so, one African …

Public Health

A Post-Apocalyptic Game That Isn't About Humans

<i>Mushroom 11</i> is a very different type of post-apocalyptic game. Instead of a human fighting zombies and looking for supplies, you play a green blob. …

Death Wishes: Five People Crawl Out Of Car, Change Two Tires While It's Driving On It's Side

Note: Okay, so all five don't actually crawl out -- one dude is already hanging on when the driver puts the car up on its side.<p>Because the hiring …

Our Son, The Asshole, by Noell Wolfgram Evans

My wife’s hand found its way to mine; in the corner of the overly lit room our five-year old son was blissfully unaware of cruel trick the fates had …

SOLD! The Happy, Haunted Island of Poveglia

<i>In 2010, Ransom Riggs visited the island of Poveglia in the Venice Lagoon—also known as the most haunted island in the world. In April 2014, it was</i> …

UK Tory MP who helped kill Legal Aid is wiped out by defending himself against sexual assault claim

Alan sez, "At least he's got the sense to own up and say he's sorry. Nigel Evans used to be in Parliament. While there he helped cut legal aid. As a …

Elusive 'Exotic Hadrons' Really Do Exist, CERN Research Shows

The existence of exotic hadrons — a type of matter that doesn't fit within the traditional model of particle physics — has now been confirmed, scientists say.<p>Hadrons are subatomic particles made up of quarks and antiquarks (which have the same mass as their quark counterparts, but opposite charge), …

Environment: News & features

We're Getting A Sci-Fi Civilization, And It Sounds Fantastic

<i>Civilization</i> is going to space. The next game in Sid Meier's iconic turn-based strategy series will take place on an alien planet, where you'll …

Star

Latest<p>Stephen King Claims Donald Trump Comes From Bizarro World<p>Stephen King 4 hours ago<p>Stephen King<p>New 'Dragon Ball Z' Poll Sparks One Ugly Vegeta …

10 Propaganda Campaigns That Backfired Spectacularly

It’s fairly easy to sway opinions with the skillful use of propaganda. Governments often spend a lot of effort to control what people know to the …

Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" Covered In 20 Incredible Musical Styles

You don't have to be a fan of the sugar coated pop melodies of Katy Perry to appreciate the talent on display here. Youtube user Ten Second Songs …

Dog genes may offer clues to cleft palate in humans

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for a form of cleft palate in a breed of dog, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling …

An Entirely New Way To Play Pokémon

Pokémon, in first person, played with an Oculus Rift plus a 'virtual reality treadmill' called the Virtuix Omni—which allows you to walk around …

Star Trek's Kate Mulgrew says she was tricked into narrating film that argues the Sun revolves around Earth

Seeming to offer explanation for why the vessel of <i>Star Trek: Voyager</i> became so irrevocably stranded, Kate Mulgrew—best known as that show’s Captain …

Star Trek

States look to naloxone to cure America’s overdose epidemic

The last thing I remember is the sensation of sliding down against a wall. I woke up lying on my back in the emergency room, looking up at the faces of the doctors and nurses surrounding me. They had introduced naloxone into my IV. – Tim, Marin County, California<p>The death of actor Philip Seymour …

Every On-Screen Game of Thrones Death in Just 3 Minutes

For the love of The Seven, is it Sunday yet?<p>I don't know about you but I'm ever so slightly (read: immeasurably, painfully) excited for Game of …

Stuff Being Thrown at My Head: Painfully Funny Self-Portraits by Kaija Straumanis

Kaija Straumanis, a U.S.-based photographer and grad student, has gone viral with a funny and light-hearted set of self-portrait images that capture …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

How Well Do You Know Time Travel Movies?

There are more movies about time travel than you may realize, because not all of them are under the science fiction label. There are also comedies …

“I have a very specific set of skills, and did NOT star in Krull.”

“I have a very specific set of skills, and did NOT star in <i>Krull</i>.”<p><b>#4: Taken. The Objectively Superior Counterpart: Hanna</b><p>There are so many fistfights, gunfights, foot chases, and tense cat-and-mouse sequences dusted with sprinkles of German weirdness that I am amazed [<i>Hanna</i>] isn’t part of the Justice League of constantly rotating GIF sets on Tumblr. … Saoirse Ronan, the teenage girl from <i>Atonement</i> and <i>The Lovely Bones</i>, is a force of goddamned nature. Every single character in the movie that raises …

10 Fab Facts About Yo! MTV Raps

Today marks 20 years since Kurt Cobain committed suicide. I remember that day vividly—I was in high school and I remember watching MTV run the</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop