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Unbelievably Detailed Maps Track AIDS In The U.S.

Researchers created a series of interactive maps that allow users to see AIDS data down to the county level--and see how that compares to race, health, and wealth.<p>You can look at AIDS and HIV statistics as numbers in a table, but that doesn't quite tell the story of how one of the deadliest …

Why grammar really is child’s play

Babies "babble" grammatically, according to new research. It just shows that young children can be excellent grammarians, says Sara Wernham.<p>For the uninitiated, the word ‘grammarian’ conjures up a picture of an elitist scholar or geeky pedant who is overly involved with the minutiae of language. …

Can Putting Your Phone In The Fridge Keep It Safe From Eavesdroppers?

Fact-checking Edward Snowden's anti-spy technique<p>Being legal counsel for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden probably comes with its fair share of paranoia. To combat eavesdropping techniques that can activate a cell phone's microphone and transmit data even when the device is ostensibly off, even his …

Dead as a dodo? There's life in this old bird yet

Malgosia Novak-Kemp lifts the lid and there in the shoe-box-like container, nestled on a bed of tissue paper, are the grizzled remains of a …

Nerd Stereotype Might Drive Women Away From Computer Science

Psychologists at University of Washington reveal the impact of stereotypes on women's interest in computer science.<p>Who are you calling nerdy? In a recent study at the University of Washington, psychologist Sapna Cheryan found that women are often discouraged from pursuing careers in computer …

Aaron Robinson: They Have Eyes, But They Cannot Be Seen

Headlights have traditionally given life to a car's face, but no more.<p>The psychology of seeing faces in inanimate objects is an endemic brain quirk with a five-syllable Latin name: pareidolia. Though it has many faults, the human brain is a Bugatti Veyron when it comes to pareidolia, which is why …

Stuff We Drove in the Office: Rokon Trail-Breaker 2WD Motorcycle – Feature

It’s not just a wheel if it can also hold 4.5 gallons of liquid.<p>The Rokon Trail-breaker is a lightweight, balloon-tired, two-wheel-drive motorcycle designed to go anywhere. New Hampshire-based Rokon calls itself America’s second-oldest motorcycle manufacturer (behind that Milwaukee outfit), and the …

Microsoft drops fees for updating Xbox 360 games

Microsoft no longer charges developers for title updates to Xbox 360 Arcade Games. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb confirmed via Twitter that …

Google Takes Aim At Gaming Market With New Android Video Game Console

Google Inc. is developing a video game console based on its Android operating system, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The company is also developing a smart-watch, following in the footsteps of the Kickstarter-funded Pebble, and a home media streaming device, the Nexus Q.<p>At least …

Ex-King of Fighters devs hope to complete fighting game Yatagarasu with crowdfunding

The developers of 2D indie PC fighting game <i>Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm</i> are turning to crowdfunding site Indiegogo to "power up and complete" the game they've been working on for the past six years.<p><i>Yatagarasu</i>'s developer, a small team of former SNK and The King of Fighters staffers, says …

Google said to be creating game console and smartwatch

Google appears to be boosting both its wearable tech and its gaming status. According to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the tech giant is working on developing both a video game console and a smartwatch that could run on Android.<p>Last year, Google unveiled a Web-connected …

Unity game engine to support Xbox One, gets a boost on Windows 8 and Windows Phone

When the Unity game engine runs virtually everywhere -- well, almost -- it's no surprise that Unity Technologies has just announced that the engine will support the Xbox One. However, the firm is also revealing a partnership with Microsoft that promises a deeper level of integration on the One than …

MARVEL adds Vin Diesel as.....WHO?

Kabam reduces staff size as it realigns towards mobile development (update)

Free-to-play gaming publisher Kabam laid off "small number of employees in the overall employee base" and aims to hire 200 more employees later this year as it realigns itself into mobile development, according to a GamesIndustry International report.<p>Kabam's big growth and focus is in mobile games, …

Microsoft working on third-party and current-gen peripheral support for Xbox One

Following news that only Xbox One headsets and peripherals will be compatible with Microsoft's next-generation console, the company confirmed that it will work on solutions to allow other brands of gaming headsets to connect to the controller for gaming and chat audio, it told Polygon in a prepared …

‘The Heat’ Review

“She's crazy!”<p>That's what 'Arrested Development' star Tony Hale shouts from the back of Melissa McCarthy's broken down jalopy of a police car as she …

‘Captain America 2′ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Tease the Coming Action

Although both 'Captain America 2' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' don't arrive in theaters until 2014, the earliest previews are already rolling …

Captain America

Despicable Me 2 – review

Resilient in its daftness, reliable in its silliness, Despicable Me is on the threshold of franchise-status with this likable sequel. Steve Carell …

Prepare Yourselves for the NINJAGO LEGO Movie!

James Gandolfini Remembered at Manhattan Funeral Services by David Chase, Family and Friends

The funeral for James Gandolfini was attended today by 1,500 mourners at Manhattan’s Saint John the Divine Cathedral Church. “Sopranos” creator David …

Has "The Hunger Games" found its President Coin? One of the most critically-acclaimed actresses in the world may sign up for "Mockingjay" --> http://aol.it/1aR5m64

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Sony Moving Forward With a 'Captain Planet' Movie – /Film

Well-known, environmentally conscious cartoon series <i>Captain Planet and the Planeteers</i> might finally be making a leap to the big screen. The story of …

Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes

Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — …

Ice Cream