Cameron Barndt

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Grim, broken, and grand: the mad world of 'DayZ'

<i>By T.C. Sottek and Sean Hollister</i><p>It’s day zero of the zombie apocalypse. You are hungry, frightened, and alone. You enter the town square of Elektrozavodsk, an abandoned city in a parallel Czech Republic, and see a man surrounded by several dead, naked bodies. He’s flanked by two kneeling men in …

Healthy horror: Nevermind takes its biofeedback scares to Kickstarter — and could reduce your stress, too (interview)

<i>Updated at 11:20 a.m. Pacific: The Kickstarter is now live, the link has been added to the original text below.</i><p><b>Updated at 10:20 a.m. Pacific: We have been informed of a delay in the launch of Nevermind’s Kickstarter campaign. We will update this interview again once the link goes live.</b><p>Nevermind …

Norwegian high school teacher uses The Walking Dead to teach ethics

If the zombie apocalypse came tomorrow, students in a Norwegian high school’s ethics class would be ready.<p>That is, they would be ready to make appropriate and ethical decisions. Tobias Staaby, a teacher at Nordahl Grieg High School, has developed a curriculum around Telltale Games’ The Walking …

Rust is a Breakout Success for Garry's Mod Developer

"We can't really believe it," Newman says.<p>The new open-world survival game Rust, from Garry's Mod developer Garry Newman, is well on its way to …

Rust: The Importance of Being Naked and Afraid

Starting from scratch, again and again, to create a story that's all our own.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>I am not the main character in my game of Rust. I am a …

WATCH: The Story of a Man Who Faked Insanity

<b>TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new</b> …

Massive U.K. study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids

A study of 11,000 kids in Britain has found that video games don’t have a negative impact on behavior.<p>The University of Glasgow study was based on surveys of mothers that tracked behavior over time. The researchers wanted to know if there was a connection between time spent playing video games and …

How honey bees may one day help detect signs of cancers

Honey bees have a powerful sense of smell and can pick up on a plethora of odours, from concealed explosives to telltale chemicals, or biomarkers, that signal disease.<p>Harnessing such sensitivity, the designer Susana Soares recently created a buzz at Dutch design week with a series of dual-chamber …

It's time to listen to the voices in your head

Hearing voices in your head when there's no one around … that's a sign of madness, right?<p>In the popular imagination voice-hearing is often viewed with fear and suspicion, frequently reified as a chaotic, corrupted symptom of illness. But that is changing, with a growing acceptance of voice-hearing …

Why Doctors Are Testing An Epilepsy Drug For Alcoholism

In the hunt for new ways to help people fight alcoholism, doctors are studying gabapentin, a generic drug that's commonly used to treat epilepsy and fibromyalgia.<p>In a 12-week clinical trial conducted by the Scripps Research Institute, people taking taking gabapentin were much better at reducing …

How transgender policy sets off 'gender panic' - Futurity

A new study looks at mainstream news coverage of transgender-related issues, and identifies a trend the researchers call "gender panic."

Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain

Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later on.<p>Brain scans of teenagers revealed weaker …

The dark side of psychology in abuse and interrogation

This week the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) have published the most comprehensive study on the role of psychologists in the War on Terror. At 269 pages, the full report is as detailed as it is grim, concluding that American psychologists …

Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral: Being gay is not “just OK” — it is good

“Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is a sin. Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” says Rev. Hall<p>The Very Rev. Gary Hall of the historic Washington National Cathedral did not mince words in a recent sermon denouncing anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Unlike some faith leaders who use evasive …