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AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain's Memory

When it comes to black boxes, there is none more black than the human brain. Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite …

The Brain

Here's How You Can Watch All of This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films

The Academy Award nominations can be overwhelming, especially if you don't live in one of the cosmopolitan cities where the films open first (and play longer, to garner attention of high profile Oscar voters). But don't worry -- we have your guide to where you can watch all of this year's …

Darkest Hour

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Society

Westworld Is One of Six Parks, and Here's a Peek at the Next One

These violent delights may never end. A newly discovered website for HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> confirms that Delos has five other parks under its belt, and we …

TV Series

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …

Apps

A sex educator answers *all* your burning questions about getting it on

When it comes to the down and dirty facts about sex, let’s face it: It’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in middle school sex-ed. Even if you know …

Relationships

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Everything you need for a DIY Raspberry Pi SNES is on sale and more of the week’s best gaming deals

The SNES Classic is sold out just about everywhere. Make your own.<p>SNES Classics are sold out just about everywhere. Unless you’re willing to pay the premium on resale or you’re quick enough to get it on Amazon Prime Now, it might feel like you’re out of luck, but you’re not. You can make your own. …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

How to play video games when you have five children

A beginner’s guide to doing the impossible<p>I have five children of various ages, and I already know all the funny things you’re going to say after I report that face. Yes, I know how that happens. No, I am not very religious. No, I don’t know how we do it either when you’re so busy with just one, or …

Nintendo Power returns as an official podcast from Nintendo

Debut episode includes Breath of the Wild creators<p>Nintendo Power is back, not as a magazine covering all things Nintendo, but as an official podcast from the game maker.<p>The Nintendo Power Podcast is hosted by Chris Slate, former editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power magazine and current manager of …

Why you’re never really happy with the things you buy anymore

Constant bargain hunting makes us value all the wrong things about shopping.<p>I wasn’t supposed to be looking at leather jackets in Macy’s. Had I gone in the entrance closest to the online order pick-up desk, I wouldn’t have found myself stroking the smooth lambskin sleeves of a black moto jacket …

The Screenwriter Of ‘IT’ Is Working On An ‘Are You Afraid Of The Dark?’ Movie

Do you hear that sound? Slowly building over the horizon? Legions of ’90s kids are screaming out “MY CHILDHOOD!”, but in, like, a good way. The current news cycle might be an absolute garbage fire these days, but sometimes a little sunshine gets through, like the news that a film adaptation of the …

Paramount Pictures

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

The Brain

Your 'Gluten Sensitivity' Could Be Explained by Something Else Found in Wheat

Stop blaming the gluten.<p>If you're one of those people who don't have coeliac disease but still think gluten is causing your gut problems, scientists …

Holistic Medicine

This Italian town has introduced a photography fee of $1,160

Even if you’ve never been, the backdrop of Positano, Italy is probably familiar to you by now.<p>A mecca for influencers, brands and photographers, the …

How does Kodi work? All you need to know about the streaming app

Here is all you need to know about the controversial streaming app.<p>What is Kodi?<p>Kodi is open-source software designed specifically with home …

Photo Enhancement is Starting to Get Crazy

As the worlds of artificial intelligence and digital photography collide, we’re starting to see some mind-blowing technology emerge. The latest …

Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA's scrutiny

A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the "world's most rapid" allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA's approval and will start telling you what you're allergic to in as fast as five …

The best way to get cheap data while traveling internationally

My favorite travel gadget isn't my camera or noise-canceling headphones or even my iPhone. It's a SIM card from Google.<p>I'm talking, of course, about …

UPDATED: There's a Massive Gravitational Wave Announcement on The Way

Set phasers to "extremely excited."<p><b>Update 16/10/17:</b> Today's the day! (We're in Australia, so it's already 16 October for us.) And from what we know …

Watch Ryan Gosling rage over Avatar’s Papyrus font in SNL’s best sketch in ages

His character’s ire toward James Cameron for the 2009 blockbuster’s shitty title design is universal.<p>Late in its season 43 premiere, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> surprised viewers in the best way possible by taking on two pretentious movies — and one unbearably overused font — at once.<p>Host Ryan Gosling …

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Identity Theft

Intimidated by Destiny 2’s Leviathan Raid? This guide will help you conquer it

The first raid in <i>Destiny 2</i>, Leviathan, is the toughest content the game has yet made available. The hours-long multi-stage battle requires a team of …

Demons

Scientists Have Found a Completely New Way to Attack And Kill Cancer Cells

If this works in people, it will be better than chemo.<p>Scientists have made a promising step forward in the ongoing fight against cancer, developing a …

Metroid: Samus Returns Review

How Samus got her groove back.<p>Aside from a few minor tweaks and a new look, Metroid: Samus Returns doesn’t do anything new to the series; and that’s …

Metroid

How to Do a Realistic Sky Swap in a Photo Using Photoshop

In this 9-minute video tutorial from Serge Ramelli, learn how to easily swap out an unattractive white sky from a photo for a more dramatic one using …

Priyanka Chopra shows the 'art' of 'Baywatch' slow-mo beach running

Priyanka Chopra has the <i>Baywatch</i> art of slow motion running down to a science and she's preaching just in time for the holiday weekend.<p>Even though Chopra played a vampy villain wearing Louboutins in <i>Baywatch</i> the movie, she knows how to do the famed lifeguard barefoot beach run from the original TV …

Get caught up on Destiny’s lore with this incredible explainer video

OK, but what’s the Darkness, again?<p>The consensus on <i>Destiny</i>’s story was that it was thin, poorly told and downright nonsensical. The game threw sci-fi mumbo-jumbo at players and didn’t bother to lead them through its narrative, attempting to wave off any questions with a now-infamous meta-joke. …