Ian McCusker

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Alaska Airlines emergency landing: Ramp agent falls asleep in plane's cargo hold

<b>(CNN) —</b> Getting caught napping on the job is never good. Getting caught napping on the job in the cargo hold of a plane takes it to a whole different level.<p>Alaska Airlines Flight 448 was just barely on its way to Los Angeles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday afternoon when the …

Girls get kiddie tablets, boys get game consoles — researchers say tech gender bias starts with parents

Gender inequality in technology starts with parents.<p>For parents, gender matters when it comes to what technology and media they’ll give to their children, according to a study from research firm PlayScience, which is a company that works with partners to help them better understand their customers. …

Ten Moves You Should Never Teach Your Pokémon

Every Pokémononly has four move slots—and those slots are precious. You shouldn't waste your slots with useless moves. Especially not <i>these</i> …

ProtonMail Is A Swiss Secure Mail Provider That Won’t Give You Up To The NSA

In the wake of the Lavabit’s demise and increased interest in secure mail services, Switzerland-based ProtonMail is looking to zap a little life into the old PGP mail server market. Currently crowdfunded far past its goal of $100,000, the service wants to make it cheap and easy to get a secure …

Zachary Quinto: Leonard Nimoy was like a father to me

Leonard Nimoy helped his replacement as Spock deal with the pressure of stepping into an iconic role. But Quinto remembers how a professional relationship soon developed into a close friendship<p>I first met Leonard Nimoy in 2007 at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego where it was announced I would …

Leonard Nimoy

“No means yes, yes means anal!”: This new film will change how you think about rape culture

<b>"The Hunting Ground" (Radius)</b><p>“The Hunting Ground” reminds us what a culture that rewards aggression and non-consent looks like. It isn’t pretty<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 4, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>There is nothing subtle about “The Hunting Ground,” a new documentary about sexual violence on campus. The film …

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Bounce With Me, I’ll Help You Out

Swaying in church or head-nodding at a concert, we humans like to move together – and it’s probably part of our deep group association behavior. Now, researchers have shown that babies as young as 14 months are more likely to help out someone with whom they’ve bounced to a beat.<p>In a series of …

Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess: America’s oldest race tale, remixed

<b>Iggy Azalea (AP/Joel Ryan)</b><p>As a white female rapper mistakes appropriation for artistry, black women remain pushed to the sidelines (UPDATED)<p>Brittney Cooper<p>July 15, 2014 9:43pm (UTC)<p>Recently, my nine year-old nephew came running into the room, eager to find a seat to watch a performance by Iggy …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

Minecraft: how a change to the rules is tearing the community apart

For the past few years, Gregory Bylos has been doing pretty well out of Minecraft. His company, Mineplex, runs a server network for fans of the massively successful construction game. As well as giving players all over the globe the chance to build in the same worlds together, Bylos and his staff …

World of Warcraft Player Hits Level 90 Without Leaving Starting Zone

Talk about the ultimate grind: a World of Warcraft player managed to reached the highest level in the game, 90, without ever leaving the starting …

Iraq crisis: The Sunni-Shia divide explained

One of the factors behind the most recent violence in Iraq is the sectarian divide between Sunni and Shia Muslims in that country.<p>The majority of Iraq's Muslims are Shia, and the Isis militants gaining ground there are Sunni.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, Iraq is one of only a handful of …

White House task force charged with saving bees from mysterious decline

Barack Obama is taking steps save honey bees from a mysterious die-off, ordering new research into the pesticides linked to the pollinators' collapse.<p>The presidential memorandum released by the White House on Friday charges a new task force with producing a strategy within 180 days to stop the …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

Texas county unwittingly votes in favour of reparations for African Americans

Leaders in a North Texas county passed a resolution this week supporting reparations to African Americans for slavery – without even realizing they had done so.<p>Dallas county commissioners unanimously passed a Juneteenth resolution on Tuesday that appeared to be another routine proclamation, …

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Decades Later, Someone's Discovered a New Super Mario Bros. Glitch

<i>Super Mario Bros</i>. came out almost thirty years ago. You'd think that every glitch and exploit in one of the most popular video games of all time …