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World’s 10 Most Ethical Destinations 2014

<i>While we’re on the topic of ethical travel, here’s an interesting list I’d like to share with you.</i><p>Every year, the non-profit organization Ethical …

An ancient battle: A 900-pound croc takes on a 58-foot snake

An ancient, 16-foot, 900-pound crocodile may have been overmatched by a monster snake that swam in the same rivers 60 million years ago.<p>The newly …

How to Make 'Grown-Up Lemonade,' Which We'll Be Drinking All Summer Long

Faced with the challenge of inventing a new summer cocktail, one Brooklyn bartender turns to the Franco-Italian liqueur genepy for a new twist<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the people and relationships that built and sustain Andrew Tarlow’s Brooklyn restaurant mini-empire.</i><p>…

Inventions

HR Giger: artist whose biomechanical art had vast influence on game design

The Swiss sci-fi surrealist, who has died aged 74, created provocative and sometimes hyper-sexualised monster designs that made a lasting impression on video game designers<p>• Sci-fi surrealist HR Giger, creator of Alien visions, dies in fall<p>• HR Giger's alien vision: in pictures<p>The artist HR Giger, …

30 images of Scotland we can’t stop looking at

IF YOU’VE NEVER LOOKED AT a topographical map of Scotland, I’d encourage you to do so now. The northern third of the island of Great Britain is one …

Goat Simulator explores the adventurous lives of goats

<i>Sanctum 2</i> developer Coffee Stain Studios' latest project, <i>Goat Simulator</i>, takes a step away from the first-person tower defense genre and instead ventures into more animal friendly territory.<p><i>Goat Simulator</i> is what it sounds like — players run amok as a goat. One point is earned for eating grass, …

AMD nears launch of Mantle software to enable outstanding PC game graphics

Advanced Micro Devices is close to launching its Mantle software to enable PC games to make much better use of 3D graphics hardware in a computer. You may not care about the technology, but your eyes will appreciate what it can do for 3D games and other cool visual apps.<p>The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based …

Nintendo seeks recovery with mysterious 'non-wearable' health product

Kyoto gaming giant bets big on Iwatacare<p>if there’s one thing to learn from Satoru Iwata’s 12 years in charge, it’s that you can always count on Nintendo to surprise. At first glance, the company's much-hyped strategy announcement today was mostly devoid of revelations — yes, Nintendo will develop …

Eve Online’s Bloodbath of B-R5RB cost up to $330,000

The in-game damage caused by yesterdays battle in CCP's massively multiplayer online game, <i>Eve Online</i>, cost up to $330,000 in real-life currency and saw a total of 75 Titans destroyed, according to a post on the game's official blog.<p>Dubbed The Bloodbath of B-R5RB, the 21-hour battle was the biggest …

Hot Sauce Recipes: Homemade Always Tastes Better (PHOTOS)

It happens every single time we post a story about hot sauces -- you guys come out in droves to debate the merits of each one, passionately arguing for which hot sauce is best. Then a few weeks go by, and we forget all about how much you all really love hot sauce.<p>Our faulty collective memory is the …

Here’s what you need to build your own holodeck

The Holy Grail of immersive gaming is <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>‘s holodeck — a room that you can enter that becomes an interactive experience and overwhelms your every sense. It’s a concept so far-fetched that it still feels like we’re a hundred years away from it, and we probably are — but the …

Sonic at Sonic

| Dr. Robotnik has a really penisy nose.

Everyone thinks writers must…

Everyone thinks writers must know more about the inside of the human head, but that is wrong. They know less, that’s why they write. Trying to find out what everyone else takes for granted.