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A video game that can sense your fear

FDR's famous quote, ‘The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself’, has never been truer than in the video game ‘Nevermind’. The game doesn’t need …

Sloth Fur Might Yield New Drugs

Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.<p>Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed:<p>Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a new study causes a different reaction: NOOOO! DON'T KILL THE FUR FUNGI!!!<p>New research, you see, has …

Microbiology

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – [Google Play Weekly]

As usual, the Google Play Store was a whirlwind of activity with some big apps being updated and some more being released. To start, Koushik Dutta released AllCast to the Play Store as a beta and you can see how you can get it by clicking here. Some savvy tech heads found some Chromecast files in …

Apps

Violinist pays tribute to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Taylor Davis, a violinist well-known for her musical renditions of famous video game tracks, released a new video featuring the "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" from <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i>.<p>Davis performs in full costume in the video above. "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" are two …

Comet Ison to light up morning skies in the run-up to Christmas

If it survives an encounter with the sun this week, comet Ison will put on an impressive early morning display in the run-up to Christmas. But anyone hoping for a Bethlehem-style celestial sign on the big day will be disappointed. By then the comet will probably be too faint to see with a naked eye.<p>…

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

LG announces 'self-healing' G Flex, calls it first 'real' curved smartphone

After a series of leaks, LG has announced official details of its curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex. The phone, which uses flexible OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis, is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points, weighs 177g, and has a 6-inch 720p …

Rockstar Halves Repeat Mission Payouts In 'GTA Online'

I’m just not sure multiplayer is Rockstar’s thing. While it’s true the launch of GTA Online was bumpy, that’s true of most launches of big online games from WoW to Diablo 3. But now that things have been (relatively) smoothed out, Rockstar still doesn’t seem like they’re quite comfortable in the …

Doctors play Super Monkey Ball 2 to warm-up before surgery

Surgeons at Florida Hospital Celebration Health are playing video games like <i>Super Monkey Ball 2</i> before performing surgery to warm-up and improve efficiency, the Orlando Sentinel reports.<p>Research conducted at the hospital with more than 300 physicians over three years found that those who warmed-up …

Think twice before you send: This app can save Snapchats forever

Sending pictures and videos on Snapchat just got a whole lot riskier. Business Insider happened upon a new app called SnapHack Pro, which just hit …

Senate leaders nearing a deal

Senate leaders are closing in on a deal to reopen the government and extend the U.S. debt ceiling until next year, marking a major breakthrough in an impasse that has paralyzed Washington and struck fears across the globe.<p>In a furious round of last-ditch negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Harry …

Students create robotic arm manipulated by PS3 controller

Bioengineering students at Rice University created a robotic arm compatible with a PlayStation 3 DualShock controller for a teen with a genetic condition, according to a post from the school.<p>Dee Faught, 17, is wheelchair bound due to osteogenesis imperfecta, a disease that makes his bones brittle. …

Big Freedia broke the World Record for twerking today in NYC

<i>Fredia onstage / twerkin’ granny (photos via @nonformat & @weineversleeps)</i><p>As you may have heard, today in Herald Square, Fuse helped <b>Big Freedia</b> set …

New nose grown by surgeons to replace original one

A new nose has been grown by surgeons on a patient's forehead, so it can be transplanted to replace his original one.<p>Xiaolian, 22, didn't look after his badly damaged nose following a traffic accident in August 2012.<p>The infection corroded the cartilage of his nose, making it impossible for surgeons …

NHS trust

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

<b>(Artur Bogacki via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Katie Engelhart<p>September 22, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist …

Colombian's Penis Amputated After Viagra Overdose

A Colombian man was forced to have his penis amputated after intentionally overdosing on Viagra in order to impress his younger girlfriend.<p>The 66-year-old farmer who lives in <b>Gigante, Colombia</b> popped several of the pills to impress his new lover with his sexual prowess, the <i>Huffington Post</i> is …

Was Jesse Eisenberg A Huge Jerk In This Interview?

Mark Zuckerberg and Jesse Eisenberg don't seem that different after all.

iPhone's New iOS7 Design Is Flat as Hell and You Can't Stand the Wait Anymore

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After hearing a lot about the "flat" new look of iOS 7 that may or may not be revealed at Apple's …

Boyfriend and Girlfriend Stab Each Other Over American Idol Winner

An argument between a Pennsylvania couple over which <i>American Idol</i> finalist deserved to win the contest escalated quickly, resulting in a knife fight …

Crime