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Our Hands-On Thoughts of X-Wing 2nd Edition

<i>Love board games? So do we! Join host Becca Scott here on Geek & Sundry for</i> <b>Game the Game</b><i>, where she breaks out the best games in tabletop and plays</i> …

Board Games

If You Have Stubborn Belly Fat, Do These 4 Things to Finally Reveal Flat Abs

Losing belly fat and getting a flat stomach, maybe even six-pack abs for the most ambitious, is like the holy grail of fitness. It might make you feel better to know that certified personal trainer and fat-loss coach Oualid Zaim says, "Even people who seem to be able to lose weight often end up …

Fitness

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A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand firm that let its employees work four days a week while being paid for five says the experiment was so successful that it hoped to make the change permanent.<p>The firm, Perpetual Guardian, which manages trusts, wills and estates, found the change actually …

There's One Simple Thing You Should Do if You Really Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

But you might not like it.<p>If you're the type who fusses over recycling and using cold water to save the planet, boy do we have some news for …

Sustainability

The real reason the sound of your own voice makes you cringe

Most of us have shuddered on hearing the sound of our own voice. In fact, not liking the sound of your own voice is so common that there’s a term for it: voice confrontation.<p>But why is voice confrontation so frequent, while barely a thought is given to the voices of others?<p>A common explanation …

Psychology

Landmark Australian trial wipes out 80 per cent of disease-spreading mosquitoes

An impressive Australian trial that released millions of sterilized male mosquitoes in Queensland has resulted in a more than 80 percent drop in the …

Mosquitoes

Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal releases today for all your dying in a dark hole needs

From the distant recesses of 1984, Nomad Games and Asmodee Digital have resurrected yet more classic 80s game books in a modern digital format. …

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Build Your Own Apps with This Extensive Python Training

Most in-demand programmers know Python<p>If you’re an aspiring or even established web or app developer, deciding which programming language to learn next can be a daunting task. There are simply too many to choose from, and each language tends to be suited primarily for a specific task.<p>But, if you …

Apps

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

Donald Trump

Simon Pegg: ‘I was lost, unhappy and an alcoholic’

Simon Pegg has brought a bit of Hollywood with him. Not just the shades and a shiny smile, but the scorching weather, too. This setting seems apt. Pegg is here to promote his latest outing in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and – because this is the start of his promotional campaign and because …

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Here’s a Handy Way to Understand Healthy Serving Sizes

Decoding serving sizes can be downright confusing—so we’ve devised a clever way to help you keep portion sizes in check.<p>If you’re buying a box of …

Nutrition

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

Medicine

Climate change is making our planet hotter — but we might have to ditch the AC

Americans love air conditioning — and to a serious fault. At least three quarters of all homes in the U.S. have an air conditioner, according to the …

Fossil Fuels

This Power Plant Has Cracked Carbon Capture

Carbon capture probably gets the least respect of any technology proposed to slow climate change. The basic idea—trapping emissions from fossil …

Fossil Fuels

Most highly paid programmers know Python. You can learn it via an online course for just $44.

Contrary to what <i>Silicon Valley</i> portrays, you’ll need more than drive and intelligence to land a high-paying job in the tech world. You’ll need to be …

Python Programming

Metrics that Matter: Consistency in fantasy usage

<i>(Metrics that Matter is a regular offseason feature that examines some aspect of fantasy through a microscope to dive into the finer details.)</i><p>In our …

Fantasy Football

Battle for Middle-Earth Re-Created In Unreal Engine 4

Lord of the Rings fans are sure to enjoy this new remake of the Battle for Middle-Earth created by modders and now updated with the Unreal Engine 4 …

Game Development

Haitian and Dominican Freedom Struggles in the Nineteenth Century

In <i>We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom,</i> historian Anne Eller cogently interprets the geopolitical …

Dominican Republic

The Russian Military Is Neglecting Its Eastern Flank

The Russian Military Is Neglecting Its Eastern Flank

Military

Study Explores Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Revealing They’re More Like Earth Than Previously Believed

The weather on exoplanets Kepler-186f and Kepler-62f may be a lot like what we're experiencing here on Earth, thanks to their stable axial …

Universe

New Helmet Rule Could Make NFL Unrecognizable

It's the 2018 season, December in Carolina, and the Panthers are in the postseason hunt. They are playing the division-leading Saints, and quarterback Cam Newton is scrambling.<p>He rushes for 20 yards, and at the end of the play, he—as thousands of runners have done before him throughout the history …

This Is the Most Misunderstood Concept in Renewable Energy

Power and energy are two different things, but they are often used interchangeably. Let's clear up the confusion once and for all.<p>Most people will …

Renewable Energy

Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Just Smashed Another Plasma Record

Woohoo!<p>One of the world's leading plasma research facilities just broke a new record, showing we really are getting closer to the wonderful goal of …

Physics

2018 fantasy football depth charts for all 32 teams

Training camp is just around the corner, so Michael Fabiano takes stock of every team's depth chart with analysis on which quarterbacks, running …

Fantasy Football

Forecasting top 10 rookie RBs: Saquon has company

With seven running backs drafted in the first two rounds and several others in position to make significant contributions in 2018, NFL Nation is …

Fantasy Football

DARPA demonstrates 6 new technologies behind the agile combat vehicles of tomorrow

Artillery designers keep making bigger anti-tank guns, and in response the tank designers have to load them up with more and more armor, to the point …

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The Lord of the Rings card game delivers something we don’t have enough of on PC

We don’t have much in the way of cooperative and PvE card games on PC yet, but tabletop players are spoiled for riches in that department. That’ll …

PC Gaming

The Bedrock Below West Antarctica Is Rising Shockingly Fast

A rare piece of positive news for the southernmost continent.<p>The bedrock below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is rising more rapidly than expected, according to an international team of researchers. The unexpected discovery has several implications for the future of the Antarctic continent.<p>The …

Global Warming