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This childhood game could be blockchain's killer app - Rock, Paper, Scissors

It’s the blockchain use case we didn’t know we wanted (and probably don’t need). We can now play the fabled playground game of our childhood, Rock, Paper, Scissors on blockchain.<p>Reddit user, ikirch, has released a version of the popular game – only this time, it requires a wallet, some Ether, and …

Blockchain

28 Hidden iOS 11 Tips You Need to Know

You think you know iOS 11? Not until you master all of these under-the-hood goodies.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Apps

The giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain

This temple at Cholula dwarfs the Great Pyramid at Giza, yet it went unnoticed by Spanish invaders. Why?<p>They arrived in their thousands. Hardened by months of war with ferocious natives, near-starvation and exotic diseases, Hernan Cortez and his Spanish army marched into the great city of Cholula …

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VH1 honoree Missy Elliott breaks down 5 of her biggest hits

Missy Elliott will be recognized with Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim and Salt-N-Pepa on VH1's <i>Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens</i> special (Monday, 9 ET/PT). USA TODAY catches up with the rap icon, 45, to get the stories behind her five highest-charting songs on the <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100 singles chart:<p>Get Ur …

What’s the key to business success in Africa?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Harvard Gazette.</i><p>When Aliko Dangote was building his business, running four cement trucks in Nigeria …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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Books

The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

7 Siblings Who Haven’t Left Their New York Apartment in 14 Years Learned about the World by Watching Movies

Although the Angulo siblings grew up in New York, they had no idea what the city was like for almost 14 years. They spent their entire childhood …

Father Dies, Son Dies, Grandson Dies

When I was younger and felt, as I often did, that I had been the victim of some injustice, my father used to tell me a parable.<p>He would start telling it, and I would roll my eyes. Because I'd heard it before, and teenagers often roll their eyes when they think they know something already. But I …

10 Books You Might Not Have Read in 2014 (But You Should Really Read in 2015)

Lists, lists, lists. We love making them, we love reading them and so what could be more perfect than a list about reading? I didn't invent this concept, of course (far from it), but I love to throw my hat in the ring with my own list just the same. And this list is particularly dear to my heart …

10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Development Meetings

Surefire ways to impress everyone in the room<p>There’s nothing I enjoy more than meetings. Particularly meetings with the donor, who’s the person who’s …

11 Foods You Shouldn't Ever Refrigerate

We bet a few of them are sitting in your fridge right now.<p>In some cases, the labels on foods are clear ("Refrigerate after opening"). But often, you're probably just guessing ("I mean, it makes sense to chill tomatoes to keep them fresh for longer, right?"). Well, in some cases, you may be guessing …

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Discovery of new dwarf planet hints at other objects in solar system

Planet-hunters scouring the heavens have found thousands of distant worlds around other stars, but astronomers may have overlooked one lurking much closer to home.<p>Scientists searching for glimmers of light beyond Pluto say they've discovered a new dwarf planet — and that its movements hint that an …

Westgate questions and Kenya's misled media | Kenya

<b>Nairobi, Kenya</b> -The world looked on as al-Shabab gunmen stormed the popular Westgate Mall on September 21 in a brazen attack for what the group <b>said</b> was retaliation for Kenya's military operations in Somalia.<p>As the crisis unravelled over the next three days, Kenyans' despair turned to puzzlement as …

11 Mindblowing Facts That Will Completely Change Your Perspective On The World

<i>Life will never be the same.</i><p><b>1. The continents look entirely different than you think they do.</b><p>The map you're used to is more Western-focused and stretches out the size of continents near the poles. Africa and South America are actually way bigger. Here's a more accurate representation of the world, …