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The Video Games of ‘Ready Player One’

Reading Time: 11 minutesThe <i>Ready Player One</i> novel is full of classic video game references and they also play crucial roles in the story (even more …

Retrogaming

A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare

Bryan Hill spent his career working as a pediatrician, teaching at a university, and working at a hospital. But in March 2016 he decided he no longer wanted a boss.<p>Soon after, Hill learned about a different way to run a doctor's office.<p>"It's the most fun I've ever had," Hill said.<p>Now almost 18 …

Health Care

Crocodiles that swim in bat poop are turning into a new species

A very special kind of crocodile calls the Abanda caves in Gabon, Africa, home. The creatures are African dwarf crocodiles, but they might not be for …

The island that switches countries every six months

<b>Next week, France will hand over 3,000 sq m (3,200 sq ft) of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years.</b><p>The French Basque beach resort of …

Royal Weddings

Let This Vagabonding Couple Explain How To Budget For The Van Life

Every vanlifer we’ve interviewed (and we have interviewed a <i>lot</i>) is confronted with queries about financing their vagabonding lifestyle. It’s a pressing concern, right? Especially if you’re trying to develop a career from within the confines of a vehicle and keep gas in the tank. There are obvious …

Hot Springs

From tabletop to theatre: How improv groups are bringing Dungeons & Dragons to the stage

On a snowy December night in New York City, an audience at the Peoples Improv Theater Loft watched as the actors on stage played through a …

Blockchain network-as-a-service platform scores $10 million from AMA-backed Health2047

Akiri is developing a networking platform it says will help healthcare organizations more easily share data using blockchain.

Blockchain

Celebrate Star Wars by Building Your Own Astromech Droid

Despite some controversy surrounding the newest Star Wars movie (and no, I haven’t seen it yet, so no spoilers here), The Last Jedi continues to …

Maker Faire

My holiday gamble: Can video games help shift my daughter’s view of technology?

After Christmases dominated by all manner of crafty and conventionally-girlie gifts — paint sets, a sewing machine, an American Girl Doll, etc. — …

Harry Potter

Protecting the Health and Safety of Connected Medical Devices

Connected medical devices can dramatically improve how healthcare is delivered and diseases are treated—once their own security ills are cured.<p>Today, thanks to technology, a brave new world of medicine is upon us.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing how and where medical care is …

Medical Technology

This is not going to go the way you think: The Last Jedi and the necessary disappointment of epilogues

<i>This article discusses major plot points from both</i> Star Wars: The Force Awakens <i>and</i> Star Wars: The Last Jedi<i>.</i><p>Luke Skywalker is old. When we see him in</i> …

VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been

Psychedelic drugs are getting a makeover, with scientists exploring their potential in treating debilitating conditions like cluster headaches, addiction or anxiety, with promising results.<p>That's despite the fact that very few researchers are legally allowed to study psychedelics, largely because …

Lsd

The Best PC Games of the 1990s

Given the prominence of PC gaming these days, it is easy to see how some believe the platform is enjoying a golden age. This belief isn’t meritless. …

Rumored Cerner EHR, Amazon Partnership Talks in Final Stages

A major Cerner EHR and Amazon partnership will likely be announced at Amazon’s annual conference later this week, according to CNBC. Amazon Web …

Digital Health

Coin Jigsaw Puzzles

Price: $15-$225 | BuyCoin Cut Art makes these amazing and intricate jigsaw puzzles by painstakingly hand-sawing currency into dozens of puzzle …

Jigsaw Puzzles

A Heavy Metal Cover of ‘Africa’ by Toto

Norwegian rocker Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios created a multitrack heavy metal cover of the classic Toto song “Africa” with the help of …

Rock Music

3D Video Game Shadow Boxes Based on Old School Arcade and Console Games

Toronto, Canada gamers and artists Jill and T-Bone Forest of Glitch Artwork have created a collection of awesome 3D video game shadow boxes featuring …

Elon Musk says Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid

Puerto Rico’s fragile power grid was knocked offline after Hurricane Maria barreled through the U.S. territory in late September, leaving millions of …

Caribbean

In the wake of the Game of Thrones finale, indulge in the nostalgia of Dragonlance

Before there was <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> (the books), before there was <i>Game of Thrones</i> (the TV show), before the go-to water cooler topic of conversation was, “Did you see what happened with the dragons on Sunday night,” before all that — there was <i>Dragonlance</i>.<p><i>Dragonlance</i> is a series of Dungeons & …

Books

Clio Newton, Drawings.Exceptional, larger-than-life photorealistic charcoal drawings by Swiss artist Clio Newton. She also does phenomenal work with oil paints as well, which you can see on her...

Exceptional, larger-than-life photorealistic charcoal drawings by Swiss artist Clio Newton. She also does phenomenal work with oil paints as well, …

Illustrator Captures The Happiness Of Living Alone

I've lived with a roommate or significant other my entire adult life so I don't know what it's like to live alone, but according to these …

Happiness

‘D&D Beyond’: The possibilities of building roleplaying-game communities over long distances

On Tuesday, Wizards of the Coast announced that it has listened to its fans and has created a service, called <i>D&D Beyond</i>, to provide <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> …

The 41 Most Important Hot Dog Styles in America

Burgers, step aside. Corn on the cob, stay in your lane. Apple pie? Nice try. No, there is no food more American, more essential to our national …

Why You Should Play Video Games

There is a certain kind of look I get when I tell people how much I love video games.<p>It lies somewhere between "You're not serious" and "Oh my God, you are serious." And by "people" giving me these looks, I mean adults of a certain age and outlook. Of course, given that I'm a 54-year-old tenured …

RPGs

Be Kind, Rewind With ‘Mixxtape’ Bluetooth Cassette

via Mixxim<p>“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem,” Rob Gordon, melancholy …

Jackets

A Korean Latte Artist Is Pushing the Limits of Coffee Creativity

Kangbin Lee creates incredibly detailed artworks on the tops of coffee.<p>Kangbin Lee is taking the art of the latte to a whole new level. Instead of painting with the coffee like Guilia Bernadelli and Jon Norquist, Lee's self coined "Cremart" is made on the top of the poured coffee. Using a small …

Coffee

I Paid Women To Play Overwatch With Me, And It Was Fantastic

Earlier this week, on Fiverr.com, I selected Biu’s “Basic” package which, in exchange for $5, granted me her company for five <i>Overwatch</i> games. In her …

Overwatch

Rare Condition Allows Woman to Remember Everything She Has Ever Experienced

Can you imagine being able to remember every single experience of your life, every conversation you have ever had, every meal you’ve eaten, every …

Harry Potter

Beloved World Of Warcraft YouTuber Dies At Age 26

Hayven wasn’t like other <i>World of Warcraft</i> YouTubers. As he himself was quick to point out, his videos couldn’t teach people how to dole out DPS in …

World of Warcraft

Healthcare showdown

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that under the U.S. Senate Republicans’ proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), 22 million people …