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Out and proud: Iceman is far from the only LGBT superhero in comics

In this week’s <i>All-New X-Men</i> #40, long-time team member Iceman comes out as gay — his secret being revealed through an endearing conversation with telepathic teammate Jean Grey.<p>But Iceman’s far from the only LGBT character in sequential art history. As one of Cult of Mac’s comic gurus, I combed …

Comics

Kidnapped Tanzanian albino boy found dead with limbs hacked off

A one-year-old boy with albinism has been found dead in Tanzania with his arms and legs hacked off, the latest such murder for body parts used by witch doctors.<p>Yohana Bahati was kidnapped by men who broke into his home and slashed his mother with machetes in the northern district of Chato late on …

Colleges banning smartwatches ahead of Apple Watch release, fear rampant cheating

There have been a handful of smartwatches from a number of manufacturers on the market for some time now, meaning the release of the Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

Prynt Case Transforms Your Smartphone Into An Instant Camera (video)

Smartphone photographers that would like to sometimes instantly have a hard copy of images they have captured using their smartphone to share as …

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

A breakout hit made with an $8 app<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story …

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

TextBlade portable keyboard is greater than the sum of its parts

We've looked at various folding portable keyboards designed to make it easy for those that like some tactile feedback when entering text on mobile …

The creator of Minecraft just outbid Beyoncé and Jay Z on this $70 million megamansion

New kid on the block<p>Back in September, <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson became ludicrously wealthy after Microsoft bought the game for $2.5 billion. And as of this week, he's now the owner of a $70 million megamansion in Beverly Hills, California. According to <i>Curbed</i>, it was all but expected …

World’s first ‘three-parent’ babies could be born in the UK

MPs will be asked to vote on whether to allow mitochondrial transfer technique to prevent inherited genetic diseases<p>A further step towards creating babies using DNA from three people has been taken by the UK government with the announcement of new regulations to be put before parliament. The move …

1962 Alcatraz escape was survivable, scientists show how

Alcatraz, with its location on a craggy island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, was supposed to be an unescapable jail. In June of 1962, prisoners John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris slipped away from the island, never to be seen again. Even after a nearly two-decade investigation, …

Asteroid strike warnings build towards campaigners’ big day of rock

Rock stars, astronauts and scientists from around the world have joined forces to combat the existential threat posed by an asteroid strike with plans for a live concert and an awareness day.<p>Preparations for Asteroid Awareness Day will be unveiled alongside a declaration signed by leading figures …

Here’s An Ugly, Fat Shaming Note A Woman Received After Wearing A Bikini In Her Own Yard

An Australian woman received this note from one of her neighbors after wearing a bikini in her yard on a hot day. The note reads:<p>To whom it may concernI don’t appreciate fat people wearing bikinis/short shorts when watering. Please cover up or I will report to you. You disgust me. I didn’t move her …

I drove the Mirai, Toyota's massive bet on hydrogen power

This car is weird, but normal in the right ways<p>The most remarkable thing about driving the Toyota Mirai is how unremarkable it is.<p>For this car, that's a compliment. The Mirai represents the spearhead of Toyota's substantial bet on hydrogen fuel cell technology becoming commercially viable in the …

Australian TV Anchor’s Year-Long On-Air Sexism Experiment Is Kind Of Awesome

If you’ve ever watched Australia’s Today morning news show, you know that Karl Stefanovic is one badass TV anchor. He’s cracked jokes with the Dali Lama, interviewed Grumpy Cat, he’s a lover of sex jokes and he doesn’t mind pranking his poor co-hosts on the air. But Stefanovic isn’t just the …

Watching This Guy Pop A 20-Year-Old Pimple Is Disgustingly Satisfying

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The Real Truth Behind How 'Truth-Telling' Drugs Actually Work

The term "truth serum" refers to a number of mind-altering drugs that make you incapable of lying, or so the theory goes. Yes, such mind-altering drugs exist, but their effect does not completely inhibit a subject's ability to lie.<p>Some truth serums, like sodium thiopental, slow the speed at which …

University of California

Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1116000/1116908_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534598200_1c59caf93307ce0587d423d1701b65c1<p><b>An unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.</b><p>The aircraft, resembling a miniature …

Space Exploration

These Time-Lapse Maps That Show How Much The World Has Changed In The Last 30 Years Are Completely Jarring

Earth Engine brings together trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years, and Google gives researchers, scientists, and nations the tools to analyze this data to detect changes and trends.<p>Using Landsat satellite imagery from 1984 to 2012, the team was able to create half a dozen …

Google Earth