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Entergy Pulls Plug On Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

Hot on the heels of Southern California Edison‘s decision to shut down the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Diego, Entergy said today that it would pull the plug on the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.<p>Vermont Yankee, a single unit boiling water reactor, began commercial operation in 1972.<p>In …

Just say no to nuclear power – from Fukushima to Vermont | Amy Goodman

Fukushima showed us the intolerable costs of nuclear power. The citizens of Vermont show us the benefits of shutting it down

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Imam: 'We Can't Imagine' The Beauty Of Paradise After Death

This week, <i>All Things Considered</i> is talking with leaders from different faiths about their perspectives on the afterlife. NPR's Robert Siegel spoke with Mufti Asif Umar, a Muslim scholar and imam of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, about what Muslims believe and about his own …

NSA Says It Has 'Mitigated' Meltdowns At Utah Data Farm

This was supposed to be the month the National Security Agency cranked up its biggest data farm yet, in a Salt Lake City suburb.<p>The $1.2 billion complex covers 1.5 million square feet, and includes 100,000 square feet devoted solely to computers and servers.<p>But some of that equipment has fried in …

5 Reasons to Try a Vegetarian Diet

Even if you're not interested in becoming a vegetarian or vegan, there are plenty of reasons to up your intake of plant-based meals. In my private …

The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students

Exactly one year ago, Frank Schubert was on top of the world. California’s gay marriage-banning Proposition 8, which he had helped push through, was …

Most Young Gamers Unfit For Call of Duty

After more than a decade of war, video games still provide the primary view of the military for most young Americans. Army officer and gamer, Don …

Test your basic thinking skills

Check your literacy and math skills to compare with workers in other countries.<p>These are sample questions from tests that assess how U.S. adults compare with their counterparts in other countries in basic skills such as math, literacy and problem-solving.<p><b>LITERACY</b><p>1. Test-takers are shown a simulated …

Everything About Obamacare Politics Is About to Change

The polit­ic­al de­bate over the Af­ford­able Care Act was the same every­where. House can­did­ates in Cali­for­nia were dis­cuss­ing the …

Adorable D.I.Y. Japanese Candy Will Delight You

Waffles. Curry rice. Hamburgers. All and more in miniature candy form. But the best part? You get to make them yourself. And then eat them all up.<p>In …

Japan

Gainax’s Newest Anime Is Cute Girls, Airsoft Guns, and Little More

I get excited whenever Gainax puts out a new anime. Whether it's a psychological exploration of humanity like <i>Evangelion</i> or a dirty, hilarious comedy …

Anime

Attack on Titan Has Finished, But the Games Are Just Beginning

<i>Attack on Titan</i> has finished its TV run, and with no second anime announced, many of you are likely already jonesing for your colossus-killing fix. …

Anime

The Internet's 2001 Hate For One Of The Most Beautiful Video Games Ever

The average person over the age of 13 can no longer proudly stand by all the opinions they expressed 12 years ago. In time, a person simply decides …

Retrogaming

Pokémon X And Y Is Everything You Wanted Pokémon To Be As A Kid

Here's what I like to imagine. Game Freak shipped <i>Black</i> and <i>White 2,</i> and production then started for a new <i>Pokemon</i> game. They didn't have any specifics …

Pokémon

Getting JRPGs Out In English Is Harder Than You Think

Maybe one day, when the rapture comes, every single Japanese game will be instantly translated and localized for English-speaking audiences, and then …

Localization

Starting December, You Can Pay For Your Very Own Pokémon Storage Unit

Is your apartment too small to hold all of your Pokémon? Don't worry! You can buy more space soon!<p>On December 27, Nintendo will launch the Pokémon …

storageunit

Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

When I heard that Japan's newest superhero show was based on fruit, I scoffed. How <i>silly</i>! And then, I saw their outfits. That changed <i>everything</i>.<p>Above, …

Anime

Watch Dogs can be completed almost entirely through stealth, won't force killing

The hacking skills of Watch Dogs' Aiden Pierce will come in handy for those players who don't believe in solving all problems by drawing a gun.<p>There are two common ways to handle missions: a shooting spree or a quiet, stealthy sneak-through. Senior director Dominic Guay told Polygon during a recent …

30 Current Gen Games You Should Play

On November 15th and 22nd respectively, the current generation of consoles as we know it will change forever. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One may …

Top Ten Genderbent Cosplays

The world of cosplay is a wonderful place to enjoy the unadulterated love of geek culture. In the past several decades it's seen such a rise in …

'Prime World' Review: Not Quite A Brave New World

Nival’s <b>Prime World</b> (PC) is a MOBA/ARTS title that combines elements of traditional persistent role-playing games and sim-building social games into a modern lane-battler. In a world where many developers are making MOBAs and the vast majority adhere to the model popularized by <i>Warcraft III</i> mod map …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Reality Check

Pokemon-inspired 'Trainer’s Band' lets you put a ring on it

Jewelry shop Art & Gems crafted a Pokemon-inspired engagement ring, the "Trainer's Band," featuring a Pokeball as its centerpiece.<p>Art & Gems is known for its geeky work, including a Triforce necklace and rings inspired by Star Trek and Iron Man. The Pokemon ring's concept includes Cubic Zirconium …

The Sleeping Genre: Cthulhu's Time Has Come

Let's move on from zombies and embrace Cthulhu.<p>Are you sick to death of the dead? The mewling, loping cannon fodder that couldn’t even die right.<p>They …