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Turning the tables on trolls: 'Tropes vs. Women' creator talks harassment at GDC

Anita Sarkeesian relays her experience climbing out of a 'cybermob'<p>Anita Sarkeesian recently released the first episode of "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games," a web series critiquing "damsels in distress" and other stereotypes. But its success on Kickstarter and now YouTube has come at a heavy …

I played 'Hawken' on the Oculus Rift and it made me a believer

Human embodiment, extended<p>On a breezy, sunny day in San Francisco, I joined the team behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at a private room in a restaurant a few blocks from the 2013 Game Developers Conference. They’re showing off <i>Hawken</i>, a game that hasn’t been seen on the Rift until now. …

NASA Mission to Bag Asteroid Confirmed by Obama Administration

<i>NBC News</i> reports that NASA's plans to grab an asteroid and move it closer to Earth have been confirmed. The Obama administration wants to budget $100 …

news from the borders of mental illness

When the psychologist Peter Chadwick explained that he was trying to research psychosis he was given short shrift by one of his patients. "You're …

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …

Nasa plans asteroid rodeo to lasso 25ft space rock for research

Nasa is going on an asteroid rodeo. In plans that sound like science fiction but that are aimed at becoming science fact, the US space agency has …

CENTER AWARDS: Curator’s Choice Awards 1st Place: Marc Asnin

Tina Schelhorn, Curator of Kolga Tbilisi Photo and founding Director of Galerie Lichtblick in Germany selected three winners for CENTER’s Curator’s …