James Wright

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The Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Dead

It is a tragic moment—even for a subspecies that is already functionally extinct.<p>With wide three-toed hooves and no thumbs, Sudan could neither swipe right nor swipe left. But last April, he joined Tinder anyway, making him the only northern white rhino on the dating network. He was, indeed, the …

Endangered Species

Why We Forget How to Read in Dreams, According to Sleep Science

The science behind why humans can't understand language during sleep ... unless they're poets.<p>There are many mysteries behind the science of dreams. …

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

How to Comment on the FCC's Proposal to Kill Net Neutrality

The FCC has released its plans to kill off net neutrality, and it doesn’t look great for consumers. Good news though, just like last time, the FCC is …

Bizarre Visual Glitches In Modern Video Games

Looper takes a look at some of the most bizarre visual glitches discovered in modern video games. They feature the demon babies in <i>Sims 4</i>, the …

Dr. Oz takes on those bogus for-profit stem cell clinics--and cuts them to shreds

"The undercover investigation you're about to see today is going to make you really angry, because we're exposing the worst kind of scam — one that takes advantage of those most vulnerable, stealing not just their money, but their hope, their dignity."<p>That's how Dr. Mehmet Oz introduces a series of …

Earth - How the Universe can expand if there is no extra space

The Universe can expand without there being anything outside it for it to expand into, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million</i> …

What's 2017's fastest Windows 10 web browser?

In years past, Google Chrome was easily the best. This time around it's a three-horse race.<p><b>Best Windows 10 web browser: The favorites for 2017</b><p>Last …

This Is What It's Like To Live With Anxiety

I had my first real panic attack when I was 19 and a sophomore in college. I thought I was having a heart attack. I couldn't catch my breath, I was dizzy, my fingers tingled, and I felt hot and clammy—all out of nowhere. I made it to a university bathroom and splashed cold water on my face, then …

The 13 scariest video games for Halloween

Left yourself with nothing to do this Halloween? Go on one of these spooky adventures and ensure you get absolutely no sleep at all<p>If you’ve already had your Halloween party this weekend and were planning a quiet night in front of the TV, hiding from trick or treaters, we’ve got another idea for …

What’s the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath?

You see them on the movie screen; you read about them in the news. They’re calculating, charismatic, cold-hearted. But are they psychopaths or …

Psychology

Scientists find evidence for alternate theory of how life arose

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about four …

FBI and DOJ Vow to Continue Using Junk Science Rejected by White House Report

Although a report released this week by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology concludes that there is scant scientific …

Here's My Favorite STRANGER THINGS Fan Theory Explained in Video Art

Make a Single Vanilla Cupcake in Your Toaster Oven

Cupcakes are pretty great, and homemade cupcakes are even better, but sometimes you just want a <i>single</i> cupcake, not twelve. For such times, The Kitchn …

Black Lives Matter: The Racist Reflexes of Police Officers Who Draw Their Guns

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers this week. Both were calm. Both were compliant. Both were African American. …

Psychology

All the Roku Secret Commands and Menus In One Graphic

Reader Gardner passed along this infographic he made that lists off all of the quick ways to get into the Roku’s many secret menus—menus that let you …

South Carolina bans abortion after 19 weeks

CHARLESTON, SC (Reuters) - The South Carolina legislature on Tuesday passed a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life was at risk, making it the 17th U.S. state to approve such a ban.<p>A pro-life activist holds a doll and banner while advocating his stance on …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Renamed Android Security Bulletin now lists vulnerabilities for all devices, May security patch for Nexus rolling out

Like last month’s, the May security patch for Nexus devices is full of fixes across the board. This month’s bulletin includes several procedural changes that expand the security bulletin to list vulnerabilities for all Android devices.<p>Spurred by Stagefright last August, Google began issuing monthly …

Android News

The software behind Futurama is going open source

Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products.<p>The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.<p>Toonz was …

Animation

Judge to rule on request to quit Trump University lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Attorneys for Donald Trump and a Southern California yoga instructor dueled in court Friday over whether the yoga instructor should …

The Eyes Have It – My Feature on Eye Evolution is Up

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>I’ve been blogging at National Geographic for a few years now but today, my first feature story for the magazine itself is up! It’s about the evolution of the eye, in all its unpredictable messiness and glorious diversity. This piece has been in …

Konami's bitter, yearlong breakup with Hideo Kojima, explained

A 30-year relationship goes down in the flames of a hundred burned bridges<p>Hideo Kojima is one of the world's foremost game designers, the renowned creator of the Metal Gear franchise under Japanese publisher Konami. He began his career at the company in 1986, and worked on dozens of games there …

How to download and install Windows 10 without using Windows Update

Windows 10 launched today (read our review), but because Microsoft is releasing its new OS in waves, not everyone can get it right away. Furthermore, some users are having trouble with Windows Update (on one of my PCs, I got an error last night, and this morning it simply got stuck on “Checking for …

Windows 10

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

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