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Star Wars games up to 77% off in Steam's May 4 sale

A Steam sale marks Star Wars Day this year. May the fourth be with you.<p>The Star Wars Day Steam sale runs until May 5 and offers discounts of up to …

30 of the Best Parents in Literature

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Slick New Sodastream Lets You Carbonate Booze

It’s the only Sodastream that can carbonate liquids besides water without exploding.<p>Every Sodastream–every machine, every tank, every flavor pack, and every bottle–comes with a warning: “CARBONATE WATER ONLY.” There’s a reason for that, as even a cursory YouTube search shows: try to, say, turn wine …

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This Robotic Hand Is Inspired By A Chameleon’s Tongue

For creatures without opposable thumbs, chameleons are exceptionally good at reaching out and grabbing things. That’s thanks to their very special tongues. At one and a half times a chameleon’s body length, these tongues can dart out and snatch prey on impact with sticky, gripping flaps of skin. In …

No Man's Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid …

So, what do you actually do in No Man's Sky?

"Space is big", wrote Douglas Adams in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. "You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I …

No Man's Sky

Get caught up on everything Black Mesa with this video

Black Mesa has been available since summer 2012 and if you haven’t played around with the Half-Life remake mod in a while, the video below should …

Spectacular Historic Infographics Now Available As Posters

The Library of Congress is a venerable treasure trove of historic cartography, 19th century infographics, and other data visualization from days of yore. Only a fraction of the more than 5.5 million maps and 80,000 atlases in the library’s collection are available online, and what is available can …

From warp drives to holodecks: 7 Star Trek technologies scientists are working on

Science fiction is well known for imagining future technology before it gets here. And this is particularly true for <i>Star Trek</i>.<p>Some of the gadgets portrayed on <i>Star Trek</i> have since become a reality, including wireless communications and portable flat-screen computers (iPads, essentially). Other …

Sun’s magnetic field sparks lightning on Earth

Lightning is by its very nature unpredictable, but forecasting when and where it will strike has become easier following new research.<p>Space scientists have found that lightning strikes in the UK are being driven by changes that are occurring millions of miles away deep inside the sun. They found …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

The Questions Potential Employers Want You to Ask in an Interview

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What reply does the interviewer expect when he asks, "Do you have any questions for us?" I am a …

Boo-urns! Boo-urns! 20 Mr. Burns-Centric ‘Simpsons’ Episodes Everyone Should Know

With the Every <i>Simpsons</i> Ever Marathon on FXX in full-swing, we’ve been taking a look at some of the <i>Simpsons</i> episodes centered around specific characters. Now let’s turn our focus to Springfield’s richest and most powerful citizen that we all can’t help but love, Mr. Burns. Share some of your …

Street-Style Photography: Is This The End?

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.<p>Goodbye, street style; hello... “peep style?”<p>That’s what <i>The Guardian</i> dubs a new kind of street-fashion photography: a …

19 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You're A Scientist

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How the sun sees you

The Chuckle Brothers are in Half-Life mod Black Mesa

UK comedy heroes Paul and Barry Chuckle are in Half-Life mod Black Mesa. <br>The duo can be see on a mug in a security office. You might have to squint a …

San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) - Cosplay Music Video ‏ 2014

Pop Chart Lab Puts Its Own Spin On The Hip-Hop Vocabulary Flow Chart

Now featuring Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Jedi Mind Tricks and more.<p>For the uninitiated, the assumption is that rappers don’t exactly have extensive vocabularies. Sure, old fogeys might say, the average rapper might be equipped with a surprising armory of synonyms for the most basic rap …

This Giant Touchscreen Is Borderline Senseless, But Shhh

We could tell you that this 16-foot-long touchscreen table is some hyper-efficient glimpse at the future of project management because it supports half a dozen people digging through media files at once. We could elaborate, explaining that a complex digital taxonomy was at play, linking metadata in …

Build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi micro-computer costs just $35, but you can’t put a price on ensuring you never have to stop playing classic Game Boy games.<p>A clever …

The Sartorialist Dinner, Florence

Nintendo planning new 3D & 2D Metroid games

Metroid has been absent from Nintendo’s slate for some time now, but you’ll be happy to know that the company is planning not one, but two new …

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.<p>But you are not an …

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Watch live action Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist's 13 episodes now

As promised, Street Fighter’s live action series, Assassin’s Fist, is available now in full.<p>All of the show’s 13 episodes have been released on …

GameCube controllers will work perfectly with Wii U Smash Bros

Not everybody is a fan of playing Super Smash Bros with a Wiimote. And you won’t ever have to, not even for Super Smash Bros Wii U.<p>Nintendo unveiled …

Play FIFA for free without pirating a thing

FIFA World is a watershed moment in free-to-play. It’s a free FIFA game. It doesn’t cost anything. Pat takes a</i> …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

British Asian Ukip youth leader quits 'racist' and 'terrifying' Ukip

Sanya-Jeet Thandi, who defended her support of Ukip on Channel 4 News, says the party is now appealing to 'stupidity of ignorant anti-immigrant voters for electoral gain'<p>A British Asian leader of Ukip’s youth wing has quit the party, branding it “racist” and “terrifying”.<p>Sanya-Jeet Thandi, who had …