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Found! Atari's E.T. games dug up from New Mexico landfill

After 31 years hidden in the wake of one of the worst video game failures in history, thousands of E.T. and other Atari games were uncovered Saturday. The find ended the mystique of a great industry legend.<p>ALAMOGORDO, N.M.--The challenge was clear: Even if thousands, or perhaps millions, of Atari …

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Childhood Obesity Dropped Significantly Over a Decade — As Did Food Security

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The New York Times</i> reports a "stunning" finding on childhood obesity: between 2003-2004 and …

Gut bacteria 'may be obesity weapon'

<b>Bacteria living in our guts seem to be affecting our waistlines and harnessing them could lead to new ways of shedding the pounds, US research suggests.</b><p>The human body is teeming with thousands of species of microbes that affect health.<p>A study showed that transplanting gut bacteria from obese people …

Medical Research

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has failed in an effort to control radioactive water leaking into the sea. What does it mean for people and the environment in Japan, and across the Pacific Ocean?<p><b>Tensions are rising in Japan over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific</b> …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

How technology will transform your visit to the supermarket

Jessica Winch looks at the technology set to speed up your shopping trips.<p>When I go into a supermarket, particularly on a Sunday afternoon when it is packed with small children, my main goal is to grab the items I need and check out as quickly as possible.<p>To that end, I usually head straight for …

Design For the Real World: The Periodic Table

For chemists, the periodic table of the elements is a hugely coveted piece of real estate. Writer Sam Kean explains the origins of the periodic table …

Design for the Real World: Dialysis Machine

Before the invention of the dialysis machine, kidney failure was basically a death sentence. Registered nurse Janice Breen explains how the design of …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …