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The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

Battle against 'boobies' bracelets costs Pa. taxpayers nearly $400G

Taxpayers in an eastern Pennsylvania community are out nearly $400,000 after the school district lost a four-year legal battle over breast cancer awareness bracelets officials deemed offensive.<p>The Easton Area School District was assessed the full legal bill for the state chapter of the American …

The 7 most viral drone videos in the world

Thanks to the rise of drone photography, it’s never been easier to get a glimpse of some incredible aerial views.<p>From scenic desert landscapes to hundreds of feet above the ocean, drones enable photographers to reach new heights to film both exotic and familiar locations from a new …

This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phone for free (though you can do so at any Vertu boutique, as long as you're nicely dressed). For those …

Google Glass sells to the public tomorrow. Here’s how to decide whether or not to buy

Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public.<p>Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use to pressure you into buying a shiny, new toy you don’t really need.<p>So start thinking about it ahead …

Gunman Kills 3, Then Himself in Shooting at Fort Hood

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A man identified as Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, shot several people on the Fort Hood, Texas base today. At …

'Out There' Review (iOS, Android) - Roguelikelike Lost In Space

There is a startling amount of argument – as there often is on subjects where passions are high and stakes are low – about what a game needs to do and not do in order to be officially accepted as a roguelike. The Berlin interpretation, with its mix of high-value and low-value characteristics, is …

Anti-Video Game Senator Leland Yee Arrested On Bribery Charges

California state senator Leland Yee has been indicted on charges of corruption and bribery, according to multiple news reports.<p>Yee, a Democrat, is …

Linkin Park's latest video is a Project Spark level

The music video for American rock band Linkin Park's latest single "Guilty All the Same" was made entirely in Team Dakota and Microsoft Studios' creative game maker software <i>Project Spark</i>.<p>According to a post on Xbox Wire, "Guilty All the Same" is a remixable, interactive music video available as a …

What does it take to get women elected?

It's worth watching the documentary <i>Flora: Scenes from a Leadership Convention</i> to see how much has changed in 40 years (goodbye, plaid pantsuits and comb-overs!) and how much has not (Hello, female political leaders! Hello? Hello?).<p>In 1976, Flora MacDonald ran for the leadership of the Progressive …

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

FireChat sounds fairly conventional from the get-go.<p>It's a new iPhone app that lets you chat and share photos with nearby users — anonymously, if you so choose. But instead of relying on global positioning or cell tower triangulation to plot you and others on a map, FireChat relies on Bluetooth and …

Al-Qaida spokesman takes stand in his own terrorism trial

In a courtroom surprise, al-Qaida’s spokesman after the September 11 attacks took the witness stand on his own behalf Wednesday at his terrorism trial, testifying that Osama bin Laden asked him in 2001 to lecture to training camp recruits.<p>Sulaiman Abu Ghaith’s decision to testify was announced by …

A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle

An Australian record label that threatened to sue one of the world's most famous copyright attorneys for infringement has reached a settlement with him.<p>The settlement includes an admission that Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor, had the right to use a song by the band Phoenix.<p>As we …