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A Simple Mind Trick Will Help You Think More Rationally

<b>Dan Ariely:</b> There’s one way to be rational; there are many ways to be irrational. We could be irrational by getting confused, not taking actions, …

Psychology

Beware These Common Repairs When You’re a First-Time Home Buyer

Owning the home comes with a lot of responsibility. And first time buyers are often caught off guard by the maintenance and repair issues that can …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Bertrand Russell

A Master List of 1,150 Free Courses From Top Universities: 35,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

During these summer months, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Richard Feynman

Console Versions Of Divinity: Original Sin To Have Local Multiplayer, New Modes, And Much More

<b>By Chris Priestman</b> . May 24, 2015 . 2:32pm<p>Larian Studios has announced that its isometric RPG <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> will be coming to PlayStation 4 …

Gears of War Creator's New PC Game, Fortnite, Gets 60-Minute Video

Gears of War creator Epic Games has posted an hour-long video for its upcoming PC-only "Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead" game Fortnite, which is currently in alpha.<p>The video features commentary from Epic community managers and insight from senior systems designer Cameron Winston. He talks in depth …

Gears of War

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Bio-Art: 3D-Printed Faces Reconstructed from Stray DNA

AUSTIN, Texas — Do you know where all your DNA is?<p>From stray hairs to wads of gum, people shed their cells in public spaces all the time. And that …

Biochemistry

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

23andMe plans to move beyond genetic testing to making drugs

Ambitious goals, but no diseases or drug targets in sight<p>Genetic testing company 23andMe wants to use the vast amounts of genetic data it has gathered over the last few years to start making drugs, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. Instead of focusing on screening people for various diseases, the company …

Molecular Biology

Human Computer Interfaces: The Next Hot Innovation In PC Gaming?

I spent the better part of last week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), checking out a number of new gaming-related innovations poised to hit the market in the next few weeks, months, and (maybe) years. I’m particularly interested in PC hardware, which was good because a number of the major …

Computer Science

Hot water flows on Enceladus, which could harbor life

New study just made another popular target for life in our solar system<p>The search for life in our solar system has pointed us in many directions like Mars and Europa. Now, a new study in <i>Nature</i> just made another candidate look even more promising: Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, likely has an …

Astronomy

PAX East 2015: Watch 7 Minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gameplay

See it in action.<p>Just in time for all the PAX East 2015 festivities, the developers at CD Projeckt Red have shown off a bit more of their upcoming …

The Witcher

The Elder Scrolls: Total War Mod Lets You Live Out the RPGs' History

The first version of The Elder Scrolls: Total War--an unofficial fan mod that brings the world of Bethesda's RPG series into Total War--has been released.<p>The v1.0 release, the first public version of the total conversion mod for Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms, is now available on Mod DB. There are …

If You Like Descent, Watch This Trailer for 6DoF Shooter Sublevel Zero

If you miss Descent's aerial first-person gameplay, you'll want to keep an eye out for Sublevel Zero, a new six-degree-of-freedom shooter.<p>If you haven't played Descent before, it's a lot like other straightforward first-person shooters from the '90s, only you're in a spaceship, so you're able to …

Amazing

Everything You Need to Know About Evolve Before Launch

Turtle Rock Studios' asymmetric multiplayer shooter Evolve launches on February 10 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. From the creators of Left 4 Dead, the game pits a team of up to four hunters against a single monster controlled by a fifth player. Choose a monster and wreak havoc on the enemy team with …

The 8 Most Awkward Sexual Moments in Comic Book History

Comic books have been known to do some crazy things to keep readers interested. After all, there's only so many times you can see Superman and Lois …

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Lara Croft

Spellsy's Stat Cards: ADCs

One of my most requested articles is a return of my quick guide series named Spellsy's Support Cards. This is a return of the series but instead of using my previous expertise I will be using statistics from high level games (Platinum-Diamond) across all regions (NA, EUW, EUNE, and KR) to find the …

The BioWare Difference & Dying Light's Big Plays - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Bioware declares Mass Effect 4 won't be like Dragon Age: Inquisition & over a million people have played Dying Light. Plus, Mortal Kombat X …

Dragon Age

Here are the nominees for The Game Awards 2014

The Game Awards 2014 creator Geoff Keighley announced the nominees for the awards yesterday, and there's an eclectic mix of titles up for the top honor: <i>Bayonetta 2</i>, <i>Dark Souls 2</i>, <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>, <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i> and <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>.<p>No game was nominated more than …

Destiny Update is Bungie's "Biggest Yet"

"Right now, our attention is focused on the feedback you’ve given us about the Raid."<p>In a lengthy update this week, Destiny developer Bungie has …

Building the Best and Worst Possible Dragon Age Timelines

Decisions, decisions.<p>Bad news: because the Dragon Age franchise has jumped console generations, you can't import your save from Dragon Age: Origins …

Alienware Alpha First Impressions And Gaming Benchmarks

Alienware has something to prove, and we’re breaching the moment of truth. They were one of the first companies to strike out on their own following the delay of Valve’s SteamOS, and the end result isn’t merely a collection of complimentary components in a compact case; it’s intended to be a …

Assassin's Creed Unity - Are the Changes in Assassin's Creed Unity For Better or Worse? - IGN Video

We discuss whether or not we enjoy the direction Ubisoft took with the first fully new-gen Assassin's Creed.

What Makes Far Cry 4 'New Gen' Anyway? - IGN Video

Xbox 360 and PS3 aren't an anchor for Far Cry 4, whose greatest "next-gen" qualities are smaller, finer details.

Game of Thrones: Ascent developer raises $3.2M in latest funding round

One of few companies left making interesting social games just brought in a ton of cash to help improve on its <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Star Trek</i> apps.<p>Developer Disruptor Beam has generated $3.2 million in its latest round of funding. Investors new to Disruptor Beam include Midverse Studios and GrandBanks …

Destiny Data Mine Reveals a Truckload of New Info

Moon!<p>New information has been datamined from the latest Destiny patch.<p>Patch 1.03 brings with it a host of updates and tweaks while also getting the …

Dealing with pirates? Give them free copies of your game

<i>This War of Mine</i> launched on Nov. 14, and of course just as quickly it was placed on The Pirate Bay for anyone to download and play without paying. Piracy remains a huge, widespread problem in the world of PC gaming, but developer 11 bit studios responded by ... offering the pirates legit copies of …