Porter Griffith

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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - in pictures

Some of the finalists in this year’s competition, sponsored by the Born Free Foundation and designed to raise awareness of the natural world

Photography

Europe’s Worsening Drought Reveals Ominous Message in Czech ‘Hunger Stones’

"If you see me, weep."<p>The severe drought ongoing in Europe has caused ancient “hunger stones” to emerge from the Elbe River in the Czech Republic. …

Central Europe

Here Are The Role Playing Games That Are Coming In September

September is shaping up to be a very good month for players who like role playing games. Several long-awaited and highly anticipated games are finally making their appearance. Successful RPGs are getting expansions. A popular table-top game is debuting its first single-player RPG, and a sleeper hit …

Comic Books

Exploring Minturnae, a forgotten ancient city on the Appian Way

On a recent trip to Italy, I visited the Archaeological Area of Minturnae, a little-known but impressive archaeological site along the Appian …

Scientists Solve Spaghetti Mystery That Irked Richard Feynman

Scientists have spent a lot more time breaking dry spaghetti noodles than you might think. For, if you can control cracked noodles, perhaps you can …

19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

Flipboard

New Red Dead Redemption 2's Gameplay Trailer Revealed; Camp, Activities, And More Detailed

Rockstar Games has finally shown off a gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, giving the many eager fans out there the first opportunity to see exactly what playing the sequel will be like when it launches in October. The video provides a deeper look at the game world, how players can interact …

Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

Archaeologists in Yangquan, China, have discovered an octagon-shaped tomb with walls covered in murals that dates back some 700 years, when the …

Murals

Archaeologists in India find evidence of a previously unknown civilization

<b>A Russian-Indian expedition discovered two ancient ritual complexes with unique stone figures in an upper Himalayan province, said the deputy</b> …

The Internet Just Realized That Brad Pitt Always Looks Like Whoever He's Dating And It Is WILD

We've been sleeping on this for YEARS.

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed <i>Homo sapiens</i> fossils were discovered. About 300,000 years ago, the story went, a group of primitive humans there underwent a series of genetic and cultural shifts that set them on a unique …

East Africa

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

‘It was either me or the cat’: Georgia woman kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands

By Kyle Swenson<p>Kyle Swenson<p>Reporter for Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>DeDe Phillips grew up in the country, and she knew all about bobcats — including how they kill.<p>“They go for your jugular,” the Georgia woman recently told OnlineAthens. “[B]ecause when they can get the vein you’re dead in a couple …

Crime

Ancient Native American King's House Rediscovered in Florida

Known from Spanish records, the once-lost structure belonged to Caalus, ruler of an indigenous people famous for resisting colonial missionaries.<p>In February 1566, Caalus sat on his throne and watched a procession of strange men march toward his house.<p>The Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Aviles had …

Reptilian-Mammal Fossil Unearthed In Utah, Turning Previous Theories Upside Down

The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile fossil points towards an "unsuspected burst of evolution."<p>The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile …

State of Decay 2 Review Roundup

State of Decay 2 is already here for those who got their hands on the Ultimate Edition on Xbox One and PC, but the horde will come soon for the rest of us. With new zombies, encounters, permadeath, and colonies to keep alive, this sequel looks like it has much more to offer than its …

State of Decay (Video Game)

Secret Nazi experimental plane was an epic piece of vaporware

Behold the incredibly weird-looking Horten Ho 229 -- an all-wing "wonder weapon" plane that the Nazis frantically developed even as they were …

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Penguin Random House

Gallery: Awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world in the Big Picture awards

Big Picture is a photographic competition that celebrates the beauty of the natural world. The recent reveal of its 2018 winners and finalists …

Diablo Creator’s New Game Enters Steam Early Access

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p><i>David</i> …

Megan Fox's "Alternative History" Show Has Archaeologists Rightfully Pissed

"It's a highly dangerous attitude to take."<p>In the after, after, afterglow of her <i>Transformers</i> fame, Megan Fox has apparently decided to pivot to …

Steam's New Hit Game Frostpunk Is Off To A Fast Start

Frostpunk is a striking game, with a beautiful and haunting aesthetic and a novel premise. The post-apocalyptic city-builder has consequently launched to critical acclaim and, as it turns out, pretty great sales numbers. In less than three full days, Frostpunk has already crossed the 250,000 copies …

Darkest Dungeon

Developer(s)<p>Red Hook Studios<p>Publisher(s)<p>Red Hook Studios<br>• Merge Games (retail)<p>Director(s)<p>Chris Bourassa<p>Producer(s)<p>Tyler Sigman<p>Designer(s)<p>Tyler …

A stunning new video shows what it's like to fly past a comet tumbling through space

In August 2014, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft pulled up to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and studied the gritty, duck-shaped object for 2 years.<p>Today the ESA continues to publish new images taken by the probe, and it March it released a fresh batch of data.<p>Many of Rosetta's …

Space

This Twisted Squid Is Unlike Any We've Seen Before, And Scientists Are Excited

"What in the hell was that?"<p>Squids are some of the most uncanny ocean animals we see. They're twisty, and strange, and have cephalopod cunning. And …

5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

8 ways to start investing when you only have $100 or less

Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To support our work, we do make money from some …

Investing

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …