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Cthulhu: Death May Die unites two of tabletop gaming’s biggest designers

Cool Mini Or Not and Guillotine Games have announced Cthulhu: Death May Die by two of contemporary board gaming’s most popular, prolific designers: …

The last of the samurai – in pictures

A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken after 1877, when the samurai system was abolished. These images are of genuine samurai, taken …

Samurai

Scientists declare octopi life from another world

Evidence of the octopus evolution show it would have happened too quickly to have begun here on Earth. Published in the <i>Progress in Biophysics and</i> …

Kanye West rebuked by Ta-Nehisi Coates in biting essay called ‘I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye’

A week ago, Kanye West said that 400 years of slavery was a “choice,” appearing to blame enslaved black people for not freeing themselves sooner. He said that the discussion about putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill made him want “to use Bitcoin,” because, “It’s like when you see all the slave …

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom.<p>I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have …

Michael Jackson

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer

Robert Mueller’s team has taken over the investigation of Guccifer 2.0, who communicated with (and was defended by) longtime Trump adviser Roger …

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

Writing is Innovation

As an idea, innovation is getting tossed around a lot in education lately.Anytime I see something accepted en masse, I get suspicious. I find it …

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

Hot Toys' Last Jedi Luke Skywalker Figure Is Legitimately Intimidating the Hell Out of Me

There’s always been a unsettling realness to Hot Toys’ absurdly detailed figures. The absurdity of seeing such a lifelike visage in such a small …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

This Crazy Concept Art Is for a Fantasy Samurai Movie Made With Puppets

You’ve seen samurai movies, you’ve seen puppet movies, and you’ve seen ghost stories. What happens when you mash the three together? You get <i>The</i> …

A Time Traveler Evades the Law Again and Again in Scifi Short Echo/Back

In Tristram Geary’s <i>Echo/Back</i>, a strange virus strikes that enables the infected to time travel, but only in very short bursts—mere seconds into the …

The Dark Tower is a flimsy film adaptation, but it’s a great Stephen King movie

What The Dark Tower loses in faithfulness to King, it makes up for in spirit, fun, and a sense of wonder.<p>It was obvious at a Wednesday night screening of <i>Dark Tower</i>, the dreamed-of-for-decades screen version of Stephen King’s hybrid epic fantasy-Western series, that critics weren’t buying it.<p>And …

Why Leaking Transcripts of Trump's Calls Is So Dangerous

When the president’s opponents violate norms to undermine him, they do lasting damage to American security.<p>Leaking the transcript of a presidential call to a foreign leader is unprecedented, shocking, and dangerous. It is vitally important that a president be able to speak confidentially—and …

Donald Trump

This Gun Sprays Stem Cells, Helps Burn Victims Grow Skin in Days

The “magic” tool is now seeking FDA approval​<p>A revolutionary new technique is enabling burn victims to heal quicker, less painfully, and with more normal skin. And it’s all thanks to a gun. The SkinGun sprays stem cells onto wounds and allows patients to grow a new, healthy layer of skin in as …

Stem Cells

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

Of course Justin Trudeau has a plan for when robots take our jobs

Robots are coming for our jobs, and Justin Trudeau is ready.<p>The prime minister of Canada answered a question on Quora this week about how …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Physics

Tony Robbins explains how to suffer less and improve your well-being

In my second podcast with Tony Robbins, he said that all fear comes from three triggers: <i>loss</i>, <i>less</i>, and <i>never</i>. He mentioned this in passing, and many of you asked for more details. This post will cover that and much more.<p>There are two parts:<p><b>Part 1:</b> Tony's discussion of suffering and his framework of …

Self-improvement

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Wellcome Image Awards 2017: winners show the art of science

5 Quotes For the Aspiring Writer From Stephen King

Jump-starting a writing career isn’t very easy. For most of us, developing the skills a good author needs is a matter of time and effort. It just …

Stephen King

Craig Venter Mapped The Genome. Now He's Trying To Decode Death

<b>THE WORLD’S MOST EXTREME</b> physical exam starts in the world’s plushest exam room, complete with a couch, a private bathroom and a teeming fruit plate. It will be my home for an entire day. First come the blood tests, vial after vial. Then two 35-minute sessions in an MRI tube, where REM and U2 try …

Genetics

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an …

University of Toronto

CSIRO-developed 3D-printed sternum implanted during surgery

A 3D-printed titanium and polymer sternum has been successfully implanted in a patient in the UK.<p>The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research …

Who Told Flynn to Call Russia?

Let’s stop focusing on the resignation, and start focusing on the real issue here: The mystery of Trump’s Russia ties.<p>Hours after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid reports that he misled top officials about his pre-inauguration talks with the Russian ambassador, President Donald …

Get lost in this wonderful collection of fantasy maps

Every fantasy world needs a good map<p>We love fantastic maps, and recently, we recently came across an artist named Arlin Ortiz. He has been working on a project called Any Which Way: An Adventurer’s Atlas, a collection of wonderful fantasy maps.<p>These maps are distinctive, brightly colored works of …

Maps