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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

<i>Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content</i><p>"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."<p>I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later …

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Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

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Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it's a new kind of meteorite

For 50 years, scientists have wondered what annihilated the ancestor of L-chondrites, the roof-smashing, head-bonking meteorites that frequently pummel Earth.<p>Now, a new kind of meteorite discovered in a southern Sweden limestone quarry may finally solve the mystery, scientists report. The strange …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

How Angelina Jolie Physically Transformed Into Disney's Maleficent

<b>The Horns</b><p>During an interview with ITN, Jolie confessed that for her character's gorgeous, leather-wrapped horns, the costume team looked in one unlikely place: "Actually we went online and found these great leather workers and people who do these more, kind of, elegant fetish clothes." Once they …

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Science explains why octopus arms don't stick together

Amputated octopus arms can't grab octopus skin, and that might be great for robotics<p>Octopus arms can grab onto just about any smooth surface with ease and, for the most part, they do so without communicating their location to the brain. This ability has turned them into darlings of the robotics …

Candy Crush Saga: sweet success for global flavour of the moment

Sebastian Knutsson doesn't even like candy. Which is kind of sweet given that he is responsible for developing <i>Candy Crush Saga</i>, the computer game that has become a global phenomenon.<p>"I like chocolate," he says after due consideration, "but not necessarily candy."<p>Knutsson, the Swedish creative …

The Weirdest Things We Learned From North Korea's Travel App

We all know North Korea is weird. But for curious travelers, this spooky controlling-ness is exactly what makes the Hermit Kingdom such an alluring getaway.<p>North Korea Travel App is your new go-to guide for plotting a trip north of the border, with info on everything from visas to attractions to …

Miley Cyrus Dances With Blow-Up Doll On Stage (NSFW)

Miley Cyrus added a blow-up doll and an inflatable penis to her stage act when she put on a "secret" show at G-A-Y in London on Friday, May 9. We could be like, "OMG MILEY!!!! THAT'S SO CRAZZZYYYY! WE ARE SoOoOoOo SHOCKED," but maybe we'll just be contrarian and declare this a snoozefest. Nothing …

How Shared Movie Universes Are Hurting Superhero Films

Of course, those numbers do not include revenue from Blu-ray/DVD sales, licensing, and retail merchandise, which have added millions more to the Disney coffer. There's no doubt that Marvel Studios' recent shared cinematic universe was a game-changer - weaving nine films (so far), the <i>Agents of</i> …

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Why We Cheer for Mindy Kaling Despite Not Loving Her Show

Tonight I will dutifully watch the season finale of <i>The Mindy Project</i>, Mindy Kaling’s Fox sitcom about a romantic comedy-obsessed Ob-Gyn in New York …

Apple enticing games publishers with promotion deals in return for exclusivity

The Wall Street Journal has published a report saying that both Apple and Google are actively pursuing exclusivity deals with game developers. Whispers of these type of arrangements surfaced last year, with reports highlighting a partnership between Apple and EA for Plants vs Zombies 2.<p>The Journal …

Everything We Know About Watch Dogs

Prepare to take down CtOS.<p>Nearly two years after it was revealed to the world, Ubisoft's hacker-centric open world action game Watch Dogs is finally …

Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

MAALOULA, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much …