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OId-school arena shooter acts as if military shooters were never made

A new shooter is so old-school its creators are basically pretending as if the past 15 years of FPS development never happened.<p><i>Toxikk</i> "plays as if today's military shooters never existed," developer Reakktor Studios promises on the game's official page. It tosses a lot of red meat to fans of arena …

45 Classic Rock Facts That Will Completely Blow Your Mind

You'll never look at your favorite band the same way again.<p>1. Axl Rose is an anagram for oral sex, and his real name is William Bailey.<p>2. Rose used to earn $8 an hour by smoking cigarettes for a science experiment at UCLA.<p>3. The Clash's "Rock The Casbah" was written after the banning of rock music …

They spawned the 1 percent: How Washington and Lincoln explain inequality today

The competing economic visions of our two most famous presidents have big implications for the middle class today<p>George Washington, our first president, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th, are the twin icons of that office. Their portraits are side by side in our wallets, in our change purses and on …

Stop thanking the troops for me

Why is pro sports constantly jamming military fervor down our throats? Their claims are wrong in more ways than one<p>The millions of Americans who regularly watch nationally televised NBA games are, by now, familiar with the "NBA Cares" commercials that run quite frequently during the season. The …

27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work

Deep down, you know the truth: Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the slimy chopped salad you'd end up buying. Also, save your money for booze.

Science Addresses The Problem Of Pee Splashback

Brigham Young University's Splash Lab looks into the dynamics of the male urine stream.<p>They call themselves "wizz kids." Todd Truscott and Randy Hurd of Brigham Young University's Splash Lab, a research lab studying the physics of fluids, have been using high-speed cameras to examine exactly what …

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The Fun of Running For Your Life in Dying Light

When the sun goes down get ready to flee.<p>The Gamescom Dying Light hands-on demo is a taste of exactly why you should be scared of the dark. This …

Top 5 (Well, 6) UFO Sightings in History

The truth is out there. It’s just… you’d think with all the cellphone cameras out there someone would have figured it out by now. But despite some of …

Their Ghosts Still Haunt The Place: How Four GM Motorama Show Cars Were Saved from the Scrap Heap

Twenty-five years ago, these gems were disinterred from Warhoops auto salvage yard.<p>An old-school junkyard, Warhoops Auto and Truck Parts squats on 15.5 acres of dirt speckled with the detritus of our throwaway culture. A Cadillac propped against a tree exposes its Northstar to the sky. Bent buses …