Nick Fortin

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A long — and lean — life for mice missing just one gene

By deleting a single gene, researchers at Yale University were able to dramatically reduce fat mass in mice while expanding their lifespan by 20%. …

Zelda Tattoo Covers This Woman's Entire Back

There are Zelda fans, and then there are <i>Zelda fans</i>. Chrisaixa is a <i>Zelda fan</i>.<p>Based on a piece of art done by Purrdemonium, she's had her entire back …

Best mobile games of February 2014

<b>Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in February 2014.</b><p>Tengami<p>If you like games that are as much …

Mobile Gaming

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Nvidia debuts first Maxwell-based GeForce bargain-priced graphics chips for the PC

Nvidia is letting loose the first desktop PC graphics chips based on its new Maxwell architecture, the biggest overhaul since it launched its Kepler-based graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture in 2012.<p>The company says that these power-efficient chips will enable gamers to enjoy outstanding 3D …

Americans surveyed: misunderstood, misrepresented or ignorant?

Following the results of the poll suggesting a quarter of Americans do not know the Earth circles the Sun, we look at some other examples of surprising US survey results<p>When <b>Newsweek</b>set 1,000 <b>Americans</b> the challenge of completing their country’s citizenship test, 29 percent could not name the current …

Demographics

1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.<p>The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on …

Watch A Drone Launch A Rocket

Put a flying thing on a flying thing so you can blast off while you take off.<p>This is a quadcopter that launches rockets. According to Scottsdale, Ariz.-based ukarmy04, the Flitetest forum member behind the project, it's more of a proof of concept than anything else. The body is mostly wood, with …

Drones

The FDA let risky antibiotics remain in livestock feed, new report claims

The US Food and Drug Administration allowed more than a dozen antibiotics used in animal agriculture to remain in livestock feed — despite knowing that the drugs posed a "high risk" of perpetuating human antibiotic resistance.<p>Those are the conclusions from a new report by the Natural Resources …

‘Sweden’s Atlantis’ at Bottom of Baltic Sea: 11,000-Year-Old Settlement Uncovered

A team of divers led by Södertörn University archaeology professor Björn Nilsson has uncovered artifacts from what could be the oldest known …

Archaeology

Red Dead Redemption 2 in development, GTA V PS4 coming soon - PlayStation Universe

A sequel to Red Dead Redemption is in development and is likely to be announced for release this year, according …

Red Dead Redemption

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jun<p>20<p>Wed<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>22<p>Fri<p>Back to Black: Tribute to Amy Winehouserevival of the entire 2006 Grammy-award winning album BACK TO …

Noah's Ark Blueprints Found—4,000-Year-Old Detailed Instructions

Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” has found a 4,000-year-old tablet that describes the materials and …

'All Hail the King' Clip: Prying Into the Mandarin's Character and Reputation – /Film

This first clip for the next Marvel one-shot, <b>All Hail the King</b>, positions the tone of the short as a midpoint between the comedic underpinnings of</i> …

Watch the world end in 20 minutes with TRIHAYWBFRFYH

In <i>The Rapture Is Here And You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home</i> (shortened as <i>TRIHAYWBFRFYH</i>), players have only 20 minutes before the end of the world wipes out their existence.<p>The debut title from indie developer Connor Sherlock, <i>TRIHAYWBFRFYH</i> s a minimalist game that focuses heavily on …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons Up for Star Wars: Episode VII

The actor who played Todd is a “serious contender” for the sequel.<p>Go Landry!<p>Word has it that Jesse Plemons, who most recently chilled Breaking Bad …

Best Of The Rest: Shopping Cart Christmas Trees, GIF Wrapping, And The World's Largest Snowglobe

It's a special holiday edition of the week in creativity.<p>*GifPop allowed us to give custom GIF cards made with "lenticular magic". [GifPop] *Actress Lizzy Caplan acted out a bunch of popular memes. [BullettMag]<p>*The world's largest snowglobe touched down in London. [Inhabitat]<p>*Mike and Claire wished …

Glass box suspended over the French Alps

It’s an invitation that’s not for the fainthearted: ‘Step into the Void’ is the name of a transparent glass cube that simulates the sensation of</b> …

French Alps

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Placemats Featuring Engineering Blueprints for Different Foods

The Engineering Blueprint Placemat Set is a collection of four placemats with directions for how to assemble a banana split, a peanut butter and …