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Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

Elections have historically been defined by their winners and losers - but on Tuesday a primary in Nevada returned a disheartening result for all the candidates: nobody won.<p>Voters in the state's Democratic primary for governor were so unimpressed by the eight men on offer that the most popular …

Government

A list of every video game ever made: 43,806 names, and counting

It's 43,806 names long, and it's not even close to being finished.<p>It's a project to name every single video game, ever made, for every platform. Pastebin user Data_Baser is leading the project, with help from 4chan's /vr/ retro games board. And it aims to be comprehensive, including not just …

The World's Most Dangerous Naval Weapon

The weapon that has damaged more U.S. naval ships in the last 60 years is not the torpedo, the deck gun, the anti-ship missile or the terrorist attack.<p>It’s sea mines.<p>Fifteen U.S. Navy ships have been sunk or damaged by mines since World War II, almost four times more than any other weapon.<p>But …

High Altitude Lowers Risk of Obesity

A new study published in <i>PLOS ONE</i> says overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition into obesity when stationed at high altitude.<p>Largely a response to recent studies that suggest hypoxia can decrease food consumption and cause weight loss, the six-year project monitored …

Diabetes

Charles Barkley Calls out Indiana Pacers as 'Wussies and Dogs'

Charles Barkley has never been shy about firing off his honest opinion. After an embarrassing Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the Indiana Pacers found themselves squarely in the Chuckster's crosshairs.<p>In a venting session during TNT's in-game studio coverage, Barkley eviscerated the Pacers for …

Basketball

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

<b>I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.</b> At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve …

DigitalRev Speed Shooter: How to Capture High-Speed Photos of Fire and Water

About a month ago, the folks at DigitalRev TV launched a new series called “Speed Shooter” in which they show you how to take great high-speed shots …

The Evolution Of Artificial Intelligence In Movies Since The 1920s

While the new film is a look at what happens when technology becomes humanoid, it's certainly not the first movie to ever do so. In fact, cinema has been toying with the idea of The Singularity — the point at which A.I. acquires beyond-genius-level intelligence — since the 1920s, even if it was …

Artificial Intelligence

Celebs Name Batman/Superman Movie

Hollywood plays to the faithful, finds hits with God | Reuters

(Reuters) - Hollywood has embraced God in a big - and lucrative - way.<p>The movie “Heaven is for Real,” which depicts the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near death experience, is the fourth faith-based film this year to stir movie-going audiences with impressive box …

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk previews Biden visit

Ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s trip this week to Kiev, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his government is asking the Obama administration for economic and military support to help it weather its conflict with Russia.<p>“We need a strong and solid state. We need financial and …

'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.<p>For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation …

GOP's bid to take Senate moves to Oregon, which is ripe for ObamaCare attack

Democratic-leaning Oregon seems like an unexpected place for Republicans to advance their efforts to win control of the Senate this year. But with a strong candidate in a state with arguably the worst ObamaCare rollout in the country, Washington Republicans think they have a winning strategy.<p>A …

On race, the US is not as improved as some would have us believe

Despite the legacy of civil rights, some doors remain firmly closed. And across the US, schools are resegregating<p>At the march on Washington in August 1963, where Martin Luther King made his "I have a dream" speech, the United States Information Agency, the nation's propaganda wing devoted to …

Political chatter: Three different takes on Ukraine, the role of the Pope and midterm politics

What will happen in Ukraine depends on who you ask. Officials from Russia, Ukraine and the United States appeared on the political talk shows to spin their narrative of events on the ground in the eastern European country embroiled in turmoil.<p>If you spent the Easter holiday doing something other …

Rick Perry's extreme makeover

It’s impossible to exorcise the memories of 2012. But Rick Perry is going all out to present a new and improved version of himself — the swaggering big-state governor of old, with a dash of seasoned wise man thrown in.<p>In the early months of 2014, his political team has booked him on one …

Pentagon weighs deploying troops to Poland as militants snub Ukraine pact

The Pentagon is exploring options for deploying U.S. troops to Poland to expand NATO’s presence in Eastern Europe because of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, as pro-Russian militants defiantly refused Friday to leave government buildings in eastern Ukraine despite a diplomatic accord reached in …

The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen

It’s a tiny religion featuring fembots, creationists, and a leader who says his Holocaust Deception book was a mistake. Why are so many in the GOP …

Can Hillary Clinton Count on Women This Time?

They famously supported her in 2008—until they helped Obama win Iowa. So will the grandmother-to-be inspire female voters next cycle, or will they …

The Crisis In Ukraine Is A Symptom Of Something Much Worse

My visit to Washington for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank set me wondering whether western democracies are much guiltier than we are prepared to admit.<p>These meetings took place against the surreal background of the US Congress having failed to pass a bill …

White supremacist’s genocidal paranoia: Inside the mind of the White Man March founder

Kyle Hunt, of the White Man March, is scared of an “anti-white diversity agenda” — and other rancid delusions<p>Kyle Hunt is a reclusive man, paranoid enough to log my IP details when I contact him. He’s also the Massachusetts-based founder of the White Man March, which “involves coordinated pro-white …

How legalized pot would change America

When Washington State needed advice on how to set up a market for legal marijuana, they called UCLA professor Mark Kleiman. Here, Kleiman discusses the future of legalized pot with Ezra Klein.<p><i>The interview has been edited for length and clarity.</i><p><b>Mark Kleiman:</b> Continued prohibition is probably the …

Classic Album Covers Overlaid Onto Their Current-Day Environment in Street View

<i>The Guardian</i> has put together an insightful collection of images created by overlaying album covers from times past onto current-day Google Street …

Google Glass sells to the public tomorrow. Here’s how to decide whether or not to buy

Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public.<p>Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use to pressure you into buying a shiny, new toy you don’t really need.<p>So start thinking about it ahead …

Nearly A Fifth Of Americans Suffer Data Breach -- Many Risk ID Theft

A report from Pew Research Center found that 18% of online U.S. adults have had have had “important personal information stolen” such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s a 63% increase over of the results of a July 2013 survey where 11% reported the …

How Heartbleed Happened, The NSA And Proof Heartbleed Can Do Real Damage

Last week during the Heartbleed chaos I wrote two articles, one outlining how to stay safe and the other explaining what heartbleed actually is. As we enter this week it is clear that we are far from out of the woods, indeed I will shortly explain why Heartbleed is going to be around for some time …