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40 years later, 'Dungeons & Dragons' still inspiring gamers

Four decades before anyone took an arrow to the knee in "Skyrim," adventurers were sitting down with paper and pencil to battle fantasy monsters and explore rich, new worlds in a different kind of role-playing game.<p>"Dungeons & Dragons," commonly known simply as D&D, burst onto the scene in 1974, …

Sony starts closed beta for its game-streaming PlayStation Now service tomorrow

PlayStation 4’s game streaming experiment enters a key phase tomorrow.<p>Sony said it will launch its long-awaited PlayStation Now as a closed beta test on the PS4 video game console starting tomorrow.<p>Acquired originally from its $380 million purchase of Gaikai, Sony’s PlayStation Now will enable …

GameStop dumps its PC games client — you can buy codes for Steam, Origin, or Uplay now

You probably don’t associate GameStop with digital PC games. The company is hoping to change that.<p>The retail giant revealed improvements to its website today that makes it easier to buy PC games. If you buy a downloadable game for your computer through GameStop.com, you’ll now receive an email with …

Robots Are Strong: The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence

<i>The first in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction in creating and spreading them. Other topics: Robots are smart, the myth of inevitable AI, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>Last week, I created a minor disturbance in the Internet, …

Elephant Seals May Survive Deep Dives Because Of Their 'Smoker's Blood'

Elephant seals have surprisingly high levels of naturally produced carbon monoxide — a noxious gas that is deadly at high concentrations — in their blood, a new study finds. In fact, the amount of carbon monoxide found in the blood of these large mammals is roughly the same as that in people who …

Parched: A New Dust Bowl Forms in the Heartland

"Exceptional drought" makes for tough times in Oklahoma.<p><b>In Boise City, Oklahoma, over the catfish special at the Rockin' A Café, the old-timers in this tiny prairie town grouse about billowing dust clouds so thick they forced traffic off the highways and laid down a suffocating layer of topsoil</b> …

Congress Is Making Plans To Limit Use Of Military Drones

Hiding in the new defense spending omnibus are subtle changes to America's drone war.<p>Inside the National Defense Authorization Act, the congressional bill that grants the Department of Defense the ability to spend money alloted to it, lie a host of amendments that alter the way American military …

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Artist: Georges de La Tour (1593–1652) The Dream of St. Joseph (1628-1645) Oil On canvas, 93 x 81 cm Posted by Nicoletta

Standouts from a California MFA Show Worth Seeing

SAN FRANCISCO — This year I finally made it to California College of the Arts’ (CCA) MFA Thesis Exhibition. CCA has one of the best graduate art …

Why were so many female artists airbrushed from history?

By the time Virginia Woolf wrote, "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman," the world was ready to recognise her for it, working as she was in an era when a few successful women at least could be celebrated by later generations. The same could not be said for Sofonisba Anguissola or Angelica …

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images, with Restriction

Late last Friday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it has made 400,000 images of artworks in its collection available for free download …

Artist: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Starry Night Over the Rhone (1888) Oil on canvas, 72,5 × 92 cm Paris, Musée d’Orsay Posted by Nicoletta

Rejuvenate Your Creativity with the National Academy School's Summer Classes & Workshops

Rejuvenate your creativity this summer by studying art in the heart of New York City’s Museum Mile. Located steps away from Central Park, the …

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100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

A Brief History of the Chocolate Chip

Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day—not a federal holiday, at least not <i>yet</i>—should be easy enough for all the classic dessert lovers and cookie …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

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31 Craziest Moments From the Cannes Film Festival

Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, and Viggo Mortensen, oh my!<p>Last week, dozens of our most prized possessions (famous people) gathered in Cannes, France to publicly celebrate and privately get hammered at the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival, which continues until next Sunday, is …

NSA Records All Calls in 2 Countries, Report Says

The NSA collects and stores practically all phone calls — including both metadata and content — inside the Bahamas, according to a new report by <i>The</i> …

South Korean president wants coast guard disbanded

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president pledged Monday to disband the coast guard amid mounting criticism of its failure to save hundreds …

Obama Surprises Little Leaguers

White House<p>A group of young ballplayers got a big league surprise Monday when President Barack Obama stopped by their practice in northwest Washington, D.C.<p>"Oh my God it’s the president!" a little leaguer shouted when Obama strutted onto the field to warm up with the players.<p>The president made a …

Minnesota Bans Antibacterial Triclosan

Minnesota is banning the germ killer triclosan, which is found in many soaps and body washes. Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill on Friday, but the …

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China needs to fix trade practices, according to White House<p>Video shows rhinoceros ramming car in safari park<p>Pakistan's new prime minister faces …