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Watergate’s John Dean on Why Trump Will Survive the Russia Scandal

John Dean knows what it’s like for a scandal with the power to destroy a president to stalk the White House. Dean served as White House Counsel under …

Donald Trump

Check out these gorgeous print ads for classic games (plus a couple that really didn't age well)

I like to leaf through the PC Gamer archives to remind myself of what games were like way back when, and how far they’ve come. And one of the most …

PC Gaming

‘Mamma Mia’ Star Cher, 72, Reveals How She Looks 30 Years Younger & So Hot

How does Cher defy the concept of aging & look hot as hell in a see-through bodysuit at 72? The ‘Mamma Mia’ star spills her skin and workout secrets …

Billboard Awards

To Understand the Depths of the Planet, Look to the Mountains

As the Andes grew, they shaped the climates and history of South America. That makes them one of the best places for studying geology in …

Earth Science

Why Nature Prefers Couples, Even for Yeast

Some species have the equivalent of many more than two sexes, but most do not. A new model suggests the reason depends on how often they mate.<p>We tend …


When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity

“Each person comes into our group thinking they are a freak.”<p>It was AncestryDNA’s customer-service rep who had to break the news to Catherine St Clair.<p>For her part, St Clair thought she was inquiring about a technical glitch. Her brother—the brother who along with three other siblings had gifted …


Four Reasons Taxpayers Should Never Subsidize Stadiums

Your tax dollars are being wasted, on an enormous scale, by uncompetitive socialist enterprises that ignore the basic rules of economics.<p>I refer, of course, to the practice of politicians who give taxpayer dollars to subsidize the business of sports by paying for the construction and/or renovation …


These Are The Nuclear Weapons Terms We All Keep Hearing - Here's What They Really Mean

Do you know what fallout really is?<p>Nuclear weapons are humankind's most fearsome creations.<p>In a matter of minutes, one nuclear-armed nation can level …

Nuclear Energy

When You See These GIFs, Do You Hear a Sound?

A growing online community is obsessed with these silent "loud" GIFs. Is it a form of synesthesia, or something else?<p>A community of over 138,000 people on Reddit are obsessed with GIFs that may allow them to “hear” motion. According to a study in the journal Cortext, about 20 to 30 percent of …

GIF Animations

The 10 Best Cyberpunk Games to Play Now


I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's what a week of my spending looks like

I retired at 52 in August 2016 after a 28-year career as a business executive.<p>My wife and I are what some would call "fat FIRE" — we live off the income our assets produce, not having to drawdown the assets themselves.<p>Our income-earning assets include real estate (14 units we bought after the …

Personal Finance

The map that shocked Obama.

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a …


17 Rare Dog Breeds That'll Turn Your Heart To A Big Ol' Pile Of Mush



Oligarchs: A Field Guide


The Rainbow Bridge (for Your Cat)

This bridge is a mythical overpass said to connect heaven and Earth—and, more to the point, a spot where grieving pet owners reunite for good with their departed furry friends. —Washington <i>Post</i>.<p>Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.<p>When an animal that has been especially …


Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Political Science

This Is What 6 Dog Breeds Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Your pup might’ve looked a whole lot different in 1900, thanks to generations of breeding.<p>The Pekingese has undergone perhaps the most significant …


The 69 Worst Instruments of All Time

Finally, a definitive ranking of the most awful sound-makers.<p>Since the dawn of time, humans have created instruments in their attempts to express the human condition through the medium of sound, and most of them have sucked ass. There are hundreds and hundreds of instruments, each more useless than …


Watch This Guy Plead His Case for Legal 'Genital Massages' to a City Council

"If someone wants to yank a guy's crank, I say let 'em."<p>City council meetings are unique slices of hell. They are an opportunity for city residents to come together to bitch and moan and drone on about various minor issues plaguing the community, from potholes to taxes to their neighbors' …

City Politics

Rules For Eating And Drinking In Japan

Visting Japan? Or perhaps you already live in the country. Here are some handy rules to follow for eating and drinking protocol.<p>Generally, Japanese …


The 80s and 90s PC games still unbelievably being updated today

The life cycle of a game isn't easy to predict. Some start strong and burn out quickly, others endure for years before slowly fading away. Some crash …

PC Gaming

Anti-Vaxxers Are Targeting a Vaccine for a Virus Deadlier Than Ebola

The vaccine for Hendra, a virus that can spread from horses to humans, has pitted owners against vets—revealing that science alone can't prevent the next global pandemic.<p>Cedars Ernest was a certifiable goofball. He was a purebred Shire, a type of British draft horse that once specialized in hauling …

Public Health

Under the Wave

It came up through the ground in the night. The worst things never wait for sunrise.<p>She had soothed the bad dream from her little son until he breathed smoothly in the dark and then crossed the floors to the bed and climbed in without brushing the sand from her feet. The house sat alone in the …


Perfect password primer: upgrade your security

Most of us know security is important, but still choose the lazy option when it comes to password security. Of course it's bad to use the same …

Information Systems

A Google Executive Just Admitted a Frightening Truth About Its Search Engine. Here It Is in 5 Words

Well, this should make a few people think a little more.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You do it all the time, don't you?<p>You're at a restaurant, in a bar, on a train, or merely prostrate on the sofa when a question comes …

Google Search

Religion, The Supreme Court And Why It Matters

Lots of controversial cases at the intersection of religion and the law wind up before the Supreme Court.<p>And, for most of U.S. history, the court, like the country, was dominated by Protestant Christians. But today, it is predominantly Catholic and Jewish.<p>It has become more conservative and is …


Dog Rehoming: When Is It the Right Decision?

There are a number of sad but legitimate reasons for giving a dog up. If it must be done, protect everyone involved by taking these steps.<p><i>[Updated</i> …


Ask Ethan: Would Life On Earth Be Possible If We Were Anyplace Else In The Galaxy?

While there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy, many with Earth-sized planets at the right distance for liquid water on their surface, there are great chances for life all throughout the Milky Way. At least, that’s what we assume. But isn’t it possible that the conditions we have at …


Mall Tenants Had an Out When Giants Like Macy’s Left. Now Landlords Bar the Door

The only thing more dangerous for America’s malls than a string of apparel-chain bankruptcies is when the trouble hits department stores.<p>Retailers …

Real Estate

Enrico Fermi and the Chain Reaction That Changed Everything

‘The Last Man Who Knew Everything,’ a new biography of the amiable and enigmatic genius whose ideas powered the atomic bomb.<p>Enrico Fermi lived and …