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Nintendo Switch game cartridges taste offensively bad, trust us (update)

Don’t do what we did. Please.<p>The Nintendo Switch is designed to be portable, so it doesn’t have a disc drive. Instead, its games come on cartridges, just like games for Nintendo’s handheld platforms stretching back to the original Game Boy. But there’s something different about Switch cartridges:</i> …

The intelligence explosion: how do you stop a robot from turning evil? – original drama video

Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Michael Tait, James Armstrong and Pascal Wyse

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Talking About Gut Bacteria

<b>By Laura Entis</b><p>Photograph by BSIP UIG via Getty Images<p>June 28, 2016, 8:25 AM EDT<p>Research suggests the microbiome plays a role in determining …

Get a College-Level Computer Science Education with These Free Courses

We're lucky to have access to so many excellent free online courses for just about anything you want to study, including computer science. Here's a …

Singapore must be prepared to handle nuclear developments: Experts

SINGAPORE: As the region increasingly looks to nuclear power plants to solve its energy woes, experts say it is critical for Singapore to be …

Refugee crisis: Germany creaks under strain of open door policy

After the initial euphoria, Germany now faces daily clashes in refugee centres, a rising far-right, a backlog of registrations, and dissent among the ranks of Angela Merkel’s government<p>The realities of shouldering Europe’s refugee crisis are coming home to Germany, amid daily reports of clashes in …

Deathbed confession may have revealed location of 'Nazi gold train'

Poland’s deputy culture minister says radar has discovered images of a train after dying man’s directions led officials to the potential site<p>A deathbed confession may have revealed the location of a Nazi train rumoured to have been carrying gold, which has been missing in Poland since the second …

Facebook: only 85.7 percent of Earth did not use our site on Monday

Facebook has announced that merely 85.7 percent of the Earth's population did <i>not</i> log on to its service within 24 hours on Monday 24 August 2015.<p>The …

The ‘saddest bride I have ever seen’: Child marriage is as popular as ever in Bangladesh

By Nick Kirkpatrick<p>, Photo editor<p>On her wedding day, 15-year-old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last week in Manikganj, Bangladesh.<p>“It’s tradition for the …

Human Rights

World's rarest marine creature spotted after 30-year absence

The Allonautilus scrobiculatus has inhabited the earth for 500 million years and has only been seen twice, until now<p>A rare species of nautilus, a marine mollusc, has been found by researchers for the first time in 31 years. It has been suggested that the Allonautilus scrobiculatus could be the …

The world in 2050: Same size, a lot more people

Turner Broadcasting

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

The world's economy explained in cows... Part3

The world's economy explained in cows... Part2

The world's economy explained in cows... Part1

5 Things to Know About China’s Currency Devaluation - Briefly - WSJ

China on Tuesday devalued its currency in a way that left it 1.9% weaker versus the U.S. dollar. The move will likely have a ripple effect through financial markets as well as in politics, as China is the world’s largest trader and the yuan is increasingly used overseas. Here are five things you …

Dow Jones

What the yuan devaluation means around the world

<b>For the second day in a row, China has cut the value of its currency, the yuan.</b><p>Stock markets have been rattled, and with China a major exporter, buyer of commodities and having a huge consumer market, it will not just be investors who feel the impact.<p>Our correspondents around the world consider …

Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely | Colin Pritchard

From background radiation to chemicals in the food chain, environmental changes are contributing to a rapid global rise in neurological disease<p>My interest in neurological disease was triggered by a second friend dying of motor neurone disease (MND), which in purely statistical terms was …

Cecil the lion: The killing that’s enraged the internet, explained

The lion pictured above was named Cecil, and he lived in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. In early July, an American dentist named Walter James Palmer lured him out of the park and shot him with a crossbow. Palmer tracked the wounded lion for 40 more hours before finally shooting and killing …

Wildlife

No, you can't call your baby Lucifer: New Zealand releases list of banned names

Lucifer cannot be born in New Zealand.<p>And there's no place for Christ or a Messiah either.<p>In New Zealand, parents have to run by the government any name they want to bestow on their baby.<p>And each year, there's a bevy of unusual ones too bizarre to pass the taste test.<p>The country's Registrar of …

Tech Insider

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>We visited a lab in South …

This massive tower sucks in smog and turns it into fine jewelry

Studio Roosegaarde<p>The air we breathe is not as clean as it once was — and in many cases, it is getting worse.<p>According to a recent study by …

Air Purifiers

Texas schoolboy arrested over clock to visit Obama as authorities defend action

A 14-year-old Texas boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school has accepted an invitation to visit the White House as school and city officials insisted they made the right decision when they handcuffed, interrogated and arrested him this week.<p>Texas schoolboy handcuffed for …

What Exxon Knew About Climate Change

Wednesday morning, journalists at InsideClimate News, a Web site that has won the Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on oil spills, published the first installment of a multi-part exposé that will be appearing over the next month. The documents they have compiled and the interviews they have …

Climate

Grammarly Blog

Scientists Have Developed an Eye Drop That Can Dissolve Cataracts

A whole lot better than surgery.<p>Researchers in the US have developed a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye via an eye dropper to …

Navy's newest combat ship slides into Wisconsin waters

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Navy's newest combat ship, the USS Little Rock, slid into the waters of Marinette Marine Shipyard in Wisconsin on Saturday morning.<p>In the launch ceremony, speakers said the 378-foot-long, 3,000-ton littoral combat ship with only a 13-foot draft is ideal for the missions the Navy …

Helicopter parenting is increasingly correlated with college-age depression and anxiety.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success</b> <i>by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry</i> …

Parents Are Spoiling Their Kids Rotten

Spoiled Rotten<p>We’re lavishing our kids with unwarranted praise, trying to be their BFFs instead of their parents, and giving them anything they ask …