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Mosques get letters calling for genocide

Since the election, the Southern Poverty Law Center has documented more than 700 incidents of hateful harassment or intimidation against minorities. According to CAIR, at least 100 anti-Muslim incidents have taken place during that same period.

Religion

Hong Kong Disneyland to Get $1.4 Billion Expansion

The ten-year old Hong Kong Disneyland theme park is to get a $1.4 billion expansion. New attractions will include new Frozen and Marvel Super Heroes …

Gold Coast drug raids uncover 3D-printed submachine guns

Police say they found four homemade automatic weapons along with silencers and ammunition at two Nerang businesses<p>A highly sophisticated weapons production facility using 3D printers and computers to make machine guns has been uncovered in a series of raids across the Gold Coast.<p>Police say they …

Don't fear the AI uprising: This robot can't even pass exams

Torobo, a robot created by the University of Tokyo, has tried and failed to gain entry to the prestigious university four times.<p>Are you terrified of a robot uprising? Well, don't be. The University of Tokyo's robot, named Torobo, isn't even smart enough to gain entry into the university.<p>Torobo, …

Barack Obama

Amtrak to pay $265 million for deadly Philadelphia crash

Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a deadly derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.<p>Lawyers who negotiated the settlement say people will have their awards in hand by June instead of going through years of legal wrangling.<p>Amtrak has …

Trains

Thailand Suspends Exports of Seahorses

Changing Planet<p>Set foot in any beach town and you might see paintings of seahorses hanging in a restaurant or plastic seahorse toys sold in stores. The mythical creatures are used as symbols of marine life around the world.<p>Seahorses, easily recognized by their necks and long-snouted, horse-like …

Biodiversity

Here's how scientists will take the first-ever photograph of a black hole

You've probably seen a handful of amazing black hole images on the internet, like the one below.<p>It shows a black hole dragging in the hot plasma of a nearby blue giant star, never to be seen again:<p>Or perhaps you've seen this illustration, which shows the immense mass of a black hole warping the …

Milky Way Galaxy

Watch how Super Mario 64 is teaching millions the nitty-gritty of game design

These videos are fascinating, even for the layman<p>YouTuber pannenkeok2012 uploaded a new video in his series of <i>Super Mario 64</i> programming lessons yesterday. Watch above to learn how the random number generator (RNG) works in the classic Nintendo 64 game, making Bob-ombs blink and determining the …

The world’s largest cruise ship in numbers

More floating city than cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton this week – the biggest, heaviest, most brazen vessel of its kind. Unsurprisingly, its vital statistics are whoppers.<p>10,000<p>The number of plants in the on-board park – plus 50 mature trees.<p>227,000 …

Eiffel Tower

Science Says You Should Be Eating These Top Foods to Stay Sharp

Add these superfoods to your next grocery list right now.<p>Watching your diet can have an enormously positive influence on physical, mental, and emotional functioning when you're on the job. Now, the right food isn't going to make you an overnight success, but science does back the idea that …

Nutrition
Supercomputers

The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition: the best entries

Travel Photography

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Which VR headset should you buy?

If you've got a powerful gaming PC and $800 burning a hole in your jeans...which VR headset will best fulfill your holodeck dreams?<p>Sure, you can play around with VR on your phone, or wait for the PlayStation VR to hit later this year. But for the best stuff, the jaw-dropping, bleeding-edge VR …

What we learned testing a ridiculous VR-ready gaming laptop

Yes, it's ridiculous, but it's possible<p>The MSI GT72S Dominator Pro Dragon Edition Gaming Laptop is ridiculous, and the silliness starts with that name.<p>It's a huge, somewhat gaudy design. The keyboard can light up in a variety of colors. The top of the system has a red dragon on it, with a single …

Man Buys NES Game For $2, Sells It for $7,500

If you ever see a copy of Stadium Events at a yard sale, snatch it up quick.<p>For a different generation, it was the story of the baseball card that got away. A rookie Mickey Mantle that got lost during a move. A mint Darryl Strawberry from 1984 that your mom threw away. But in 2016, you may want to …

Retrogaming