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German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Are Earth's Magnetic Poles About to Flip?

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights</i>.<p>The …

Earth Science

10 Yoga, Meditative And Restorative Techniques Infographic To Improve Your Sleep Quality

Time flies. It seems as if it's only yesterday when our parents had to drag us, kicking and screaming, to our beds at 9 and make sure we fall asleep.

New Hack Offers A Full Game Library On Your NES Classic Edition

Legally questionable, of course

Retrogaming

Like 'Serial'? You need to watch 'Beware the Slenderman'

Commentary: The chilling HBO documentary dives inside the case in which two girls nearly killed a friend, all for a fictional internet monster.<p>If the first season of the podcast "Serial" kept you engrossed, stop everything and find a way to watch the just-released HBO documentary "Beware the …

Horror

The 10 Best Amazon Prime Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 16th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Amazon Prime, but increasingly the streaming service’s original programming has been as good as much of its licensed programming as it expands its library of original content. It doesn’t have quite the breadth of Netflix, but there’s hardly …

Entertainment

Videos: The Scariest Santa Ever In The Horror Short Film Titled Santa

This is a horror short film titled <i>Santa</i>.<p>It comes from Greek filmmakers Dionysis and Manos Atzarakis and may very well be the scariest Santa Claus put …

Horror

There's a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes

Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.<p>Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.<p>Here's how it …

Tech trends we're most looking forward to in 2017

As the end of the year looms over the horizon, it’s time to take a look forward and mull over the next big thing in technology.<p>Like any year before, 2017 will bring its own problems and solutions, shaping up both the way we use and think about technology.<p>So without further ado, take a dive into the …

Virtual Reality

Nearest Potentially Habitable Alien Planet Has Three Suns

Move over Tatooine — having two suns is old news. New research shows that the closest exoplanet to Earth — Proxima b — may have just one-upped the …

Rent any movie from Google or Amazon this Christmas for just $0.99

Google and Amazon have both launched holiday promotions for their online movie rental services. You can head over to Google Play and grab any title (including a number of recent blockbusters) for $0.99, or do the same at Amazon Video using the promo code “MOVIE99.” In both cases, you can only get …

Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up

Screw ups, disasters, misfires, flops. Why losing big can be a winning strategy. It all started with the sound of static. In May 1964, two …

Student Lets Thief Steal His Phone, Spies On Him For Weeks To Make This Documentary

Film student Anthony van der Meer had his iPhone stolen and the thought that a stranger had access to all of his personal data really concerned him. …

How Google's search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias

Search and autocomplete algorithms prioritize sites with rightwing bias, and far-right groups trick it to boost propaganda and misinformation in search rankings<p>Google’s search algorithm appears to be systematically promoting information that is either false or slanted with an extreme rightwing bias …

AdWords

It’s Probably an Appropriate Time to Learn About the Imposter Phenomenon

If you can measure Imposter phenomenon, how does one get rid of it? (Asking for a friend.)<p>The feeling that you don't belong somewhere is common. It can be fleeting, like accidentally boarding a train headed the wrong way. Sometimes, it's less temporary.<p>Perhaps you're the only person of color in …

Are you smart enough to understand this physicist explain string theory?

Renowned theoretical physicist, Brian Greene, explains string theory as if he's talking to a graduate student of physics and then he boils it down for the rest of us.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series …

The Daily Show Recast the Titanic With Republicans, and It's the Best Thing You'll See All Day

As many ranking Republicans have either pulled their support from Donald Trump or condemned him for the Trump tapes, the GOP is seeming more like a sinking ship than ever before. So it's only fitting that <b>The Daily Show</b> recast <b>Titanic</b> and named it #GOPTitanic. Trevor Noah has been on a roll recently …

‘Pokemon Go’ Restores A Useful Feature And Promises Other Big Changes Are Coming Soon

Get ready, weekend trainers, because the makers of <i>Pokemon Go</i> have just dropped another update for their ultra-popular app. This update isn’t as big as the one released last week, which added the Buddy System and <i>Pokemon Go Plus</i> support, but it delivers one feature worth noting.<p>With this update, you …

Pokémon

‘Pokemon Go’ Demands You Walk Ridiculously Epic Lengths To Upgrade Your Buddy Pokemon

Earlier this week, <i>Pokemon Go</i> rolled out a new update which added a handful of useful updates, including the ability to assign a buddy Pokemon. Your designated pal appears with your avatar on the trainer screen, and gradually picks up evolution-fueling candy as you walk with them. This sounds great …

Pokémon

Rocko's Modern Life Predicted Our Lame Future

Radio Motherboard talks to Rocko's Modern Life creator, Joe Murray, about how he predicted the future.<p>Rocko's Modern Life has stuck with me for 22 years. Even though it's a cartoon from the 1990s, the show is eerily insightful about the way we interact with technology and the environment. I …

The Truth About People Who Say They Only Need A Few Hours Of Sleep

You probably know at least one person who swears she can get just a few hours of sleep and still feel great the next day. But, according to a new …

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah unleashes the anti-Trump rant you’ve been waiting for

“The fact that a South African can be sitting in this chair that was once run by an American and can be telling you all of this — this proves how great this country is.”<p>Trevor Noah has just about had it with Donald Trump.<p><i>The Daily Show</i> host posted a rant on social media on Wednesday night against …

Marshawn Lynch talks Oakland, gets 'hella sad' burning his dreads for warmth on Bear Grylls' show

Marshawn Lynch has really been enjoying his post-NFL life, but he might regret this one choice just a bit.<p>The former Cal and Seahawks running back brought beast mode to 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls,' a show where the infamous outdoorsman takes celebrities on outdoors adventures.<p>Apparently …

6 'FUN FACTS' About Movies That Are Extremely Not Facts

We all know that one guy who loves to share pop culture trivia that obviously isn't true, like "Did you know that the Yoda puppet in <i>Empire Strikes</i> …

Don’t Expect To See Trump And Clinton On ‘South Park’ This Season

Matt Stone and Trey Parker are better than Donald Trump. He’s too ridiculous even for <i>South Park</i>, a show that once aired an episode where a child fed his mortal enemy chili made of his dead parents while Radiohead watched. The only time Comedy Central’s long-running animated series mocked the taco …

Niantic reveals Buddy Pokemon are coming in the next Pokemon Go update

Niantic on Friday revealed that Buddy Pokemon will be the next major addition to <i>Pokemon Go</i>. This feature was actually spoiled earlier this week by …

The Internet Thinks They’ve Discovered Who Banksy Is And It’s A Popular Musician

OK, here’s a story about rumors involving who Banksy really is. Ergo, take it with a major grain of salt. However, here’s the latest potential real identity of the famous, and currently unidentified, street artist. Or, rather, here’s a Banksy theory that is gaining some traction. That’s probably …

7 Films With Symbolism You Didn't Notice (And Can't Unsee)

Every movie has subtext, but when it comes to the stuff that makes it to the top of the box office, that subtext is usually something like "violence …

Movies