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Why pain feels good

Why exactly do some people enjoy eye-wateringly hot curries, extreme workouts or sadomasochistic sex?<p>His opponent had been known to cause seizures, heart attacks, and even death. But Jason McNabb looked remarkably calm as he entered the arena. The whistle blew. Assault came thick and fast – a …

You Can Begin Downloading Your Compatible Rock Band 4 DLC Tracks Immediately

It's not a particularly simple process, but if you want to get a head-start on grabbing your compatible DLC ahead of Tuesday's release of Rock Band …

Forget toilets. Narendra Modi is building thousands of selfie booths in Delhi

Ram Chandra Shehrawat, a farmer, walked into a square-shaped tent inside the Delhi headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and made his way to an iPhone mounted on a tripod.<p>He wanted to take a picture with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi.<p>Quartz/Saptarishi Dutta<p>“He is a patriot. I can …

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Review Part 1 -- The New 1080p Champion

<i>UPDATE: Part 2 of this review is now live, addressing 1440p benchmarks and 2-way SLI.</i><p>Nvidia recently launched its newest member of the Maxwell family, and Team Green is targeting the majority of 1080p gamers with the GTX 960 graphics card. Nvidia defines the GTX 960 as the “sweet spot GPU,” but …

Overclocking

A Review of the Venus 60mm f/2.8, the World’s First 2:1 Macro Lens with Infinity Focus

Last month, a Chinese company called Venus Optics unveiled a 60mm f/2.8 lens, the first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus. Thomas Shahan, …

Internal glitch, and not cyber attack by Lizard Squad, responsible for global outage says Facebook

<b>Facebook</b> said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide. The glitch reported …

Philip Glass to score forthcoming Fantastic Four film

Tireless American composer has been enlisted for the next instalment of the superhero franchise<p>Ahead of 20th Century Fox’s latest superhero reboot of The Fantastic Four, director Josh Trank has confirmed that composer Philip Glass will be scoring the forthcoming film with Marco Beltrami.<p>Trank, best …

Profiling tool visualises your Facebook personality

Last October I wrote about the largest ever study of language use and personality that revealed how it is possible to determine all sorts of personal …

There and back again: the games returning to E3 this year

E3 has been around for nearly 20 years now. The annual trade show is a celebration of games, and each year, the biggest, most in-depth stories are about what's new in hardware and software from companies big and small.<p>But seeing a game at E3 is no guarantee that you'll find it on retail shelves or …

The world's most amazing football pitches – in pictures

As the kickoff for the World Cup fast approaches, we track down the strangest, remotest and most striking pitches in the world, from Tajikistan to Morocco and Greenland

Inspirational Jim Carrey Speech Contains Moving Tidbit for Aspiring Photographers

For better or worse, photography is considered by many as one of those endeavors that makes a better hobby than career. Aspiring full-time …

Time yet for summer fun

<b>National Centre for the Performing Arts</b>Though the holidays are nearly over and yet the battle of boredom is still to be won, fight it with NCPA’s …

Natural History Museum