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Havok’s Completely Free 3D Engine For Mobile Game Developers Is Now Available

Hey, aspiring game developers! Listen up.<p>Way back in March, we outlined Project Anarchy, a new 3D engine from Havok (the same people that built the engine behind some of the world’s biggest games, from Assassin’s Creed to Halo 4) that would be completely free to mobile game developers. At the time, …

Stephen Fry: recent attempted suicide a 'close-run thing'

Stephen Fry has revealed that he attempted suicide last year but was saved by his producer, who found him unconscious in a hotel room.<p>The actor, …

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls | Colossal

<p>Like a freak midnight rainbow, this ongoing series of lit waterfalls titled Neon Luminance is part of a collaboration between Sean Lenz and …

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon

A small fraction of Americans buy the vast majority of books in this country. Goodreads gives Jeff Bezos & Co. a direct line into their thoughts and habits.<p>(Reuters)<p>Amazon is the king of online booksellers and, by most accounts, the most feared player in publishing. Yet last week it shelled out a …

The Pirate Bay becomes world’s largest file-sharing website

The Pirate Bay has been the brunt of most legal battles dealing with piracy over the last few years, but apparently that isn’t stopping the website …

Protests don’t hurt a company’s sales, but they do scare shareholders

In December 2012, protesters in the United Kingdom occupied more than 40 Starbucks locations to express their outrage at government cuts to public services for women and children. Starbucks global leadership could be forgiven if they were caught off guard. Since being pressured by activists in 2000 …

The Bailout Of Cyprus Was Another Big Win For Hedge Funds

One of the aspects of the Cyprus bank bailout deal hatched by the EU and the Cypriot government in March that has been noted as a big positive by analysts across Wall Street is the fact that it won't hurt the sovereign's creditworthiness in the same way it would if deposits weren't used to fund the …

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward …

Low-Income Housing Hit Hardest By Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy disproportionately affected low-income people, with 43% of New York and New Jersey households applying for federal aid reporting annual income of less than $30,000, according to a recent analysis published in Insurance Journal.<p>Low-income renters were especially vulnerable to the …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

Fear and loathing in Damascus: 'Why are they doing this? Why are they trying to starve us?'

The civil war raging in Syria is sparking shortages and fury in Damascus's Old City, writes Alex Thomson, Chief correspondent for Channel 4 News.<p>In a bazaar in central Damascus a young man approaches, clearly agitated, maybe even angry. "Here, look at this," he says. "This is for Syria."<p>Around his …

South Africa Helicopter Patrolling For Rhino Poachers Crashes Killing 5 Air Force Members

A South African military helicopter that was patrolling Kruger National Park Saturday evening, scouting for rhino poachers, crashed, killing five …