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Capcom re-releasing Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X on cartridge

Capcom and iam8bit team up for NES and SNES anniversary releases<p>Capcom and iam8bit are re-releasing two Mega Man classics, <i>Mega Man 2</i> and <i>Mega Man X</i>, in physical form. Both games will get 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridge releases later this year.<p>The cartridges — <i>Mega Man</i> <i>2</i> for the NES and <i>Mega Man X</i> …

Retrogaming

Kern County sheriff is caught on tape saying it costs less to kill suspects than to wound them

In blue California, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has long bucked the liberal trend.<p>He's fought California's "sanctuary state" movement, asked that Kern be labeled a "law and order" county and stood up for deputies accused of misconduct.<p>When the county paid $3.4 million to the family of a …

3 Sad Facts About Social Security

America's most important social program isn't in the best shape.<p>It could be rightly argued that Social Security is America's most important social …

Hidden tunnel could lead to Mayan 'entrance to the underworld'

<b>(CNN) —</b> This month, archaeologists in Mexico will begin excavating a secret tunnel thought to lead beneath a pyramid built by the ancient Maya.<p>The tunnel was sealed off centuries ago by the Maya, but archaeologists plan to clear it in order to reach a hidden "cenote" -- an underwater cavern that …

Archaeology

Spain's Moriscos: a 400 year old Muslim tragedy is a story for today

Matthew Carr, the author of Blood and Faith, explains how the plight of the Moriscos, driven from their home country as detested aliens, has urgent lessons for our own age<p>I first heard about the expulsion of the 17th-century Spanish Muslims known as Moriscos back in 1992, when I was living in …

World History

La Vie Est Trill: A Guide to the French Rap Scene

In the three decades since the genesis of hip-hop in France, it's grown to be more diverse, more mature, and to include a wide array of subgenres.<p><i>Over 30 years ago, rap music made its way through France. At first, it was considered as a tacky fad for 4th graders—if you'll recall H.I.P.H.O.P., the</i> …

'I left my tacos on the table and took off running.' Immigrants remember the workplace raids of the 1980s

Sara Saravia arrived in the United States in 1981 and quickly got a piece of advice: watch out for the men in uniforms. If they catch you, Saravia was told, you'll find yourself back in El Salvador.<p>One afternoon, she sat in a restaurant when three men walked in. They wore uniforms. Saravia …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Unsealing of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations

For just 60 hours, researchers had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they found.<p>Researchers have continued their investigation into the site where the body of Jesus Christ is traditionally believed to have been buried, and their preliminary findings appear to …

Archaeology

Native Americans in Poverty By USA Government: 5 Ways

Five Ways the Government Keeps Native Americans in Poverty<p>Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. All of …

Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever

The new model still needs to be tested, but it could be a game-changer for one of the more intensely hallucinogenic psychedelics there is.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with the Influence.</i><p>Known in drug lore as "the businessman's trip" for its lunch-break-size 15-minute duration, DMT …

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Martyred Teachers In Mexico

Perhaps it is not surprising in the present political climate that the deaths of 12 teachers fighting to defend public education in Mexico have gone virtually unnoticed. The presidential hopeful and presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump has built a vast political following railing for …

The One Quality Most People Want From A Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Fruits of Their Labors

After their husbands — including many who were caught up in Mexico’s drug cartels — vanished or were killed, these women have put their blood, sweat, tears, and hopes into a small ramshackle factory. BuzzFeed News’ Karla Zabludovsky reports from Apatzingán, Mexico.<p>APATZINGÁN, Mexico — The …

Brazil's New President Loves Appointing White Men Accused of Corruption and Attempted Murder | VICE News

Michel Temer's first week as the interim president of Brazil has provided abundant ammunition to those who have questioned the legitimacy of his government — including the woman he replaces.<p>Temer took the reigns of the country last Thursday from the country's first female President, Dilma Rousseff, …

“The scope of our failure”: The real story of our decades-long foreign policy disaster that set the Middle East on fire

<b>Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld (AP/Reuters/Jason Reed/Kevin Lamarque/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The brilliant Andrew Bacevich tells Salon why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>May 15, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, …

Cle Kooiman, the indoor soccer star who became an unlikely hero in Mexico

Not many soccer players can say that landing in Mexico’s Ciudad de Juárez was the fulfillment of a childhood dream. But then Cle Kooiman was no ordinary soccer player.<p>When Kooiman arrived in Juárez in 1990, he found a sprawling border town of ne million people, most of whom were looking for work in …

Shooting probe puts Israel's military courts in spotlight

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military justice system is in the spotlight as it investigates a soldier caught on tape shooting to death a subdued …

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

Consciousness

This Is The Best Version Of The Muppets Covering ‘Tha Crossroads’ You’ll See Today

Adam Schleichkorn from Mylo the Cat is back with another Muppet cover of a classic song. I’ve been anticipating hearing Schleichkorn’s Muppet take on this song for a long time, considering Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads” was bumping on repeat at every G.D. Folk party I ever went to in the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Guy Is Using Periscope To Shame Lawbreaking Rich People

Arne aus den Ruthen’s Periscoping of rich lawbreakers have people debating whether he’s a hero or violating people’s rights.<p>MEXICO CITY, México — The woman probably didn’t even think about what she’d just done. She simply did what many residents of this megacity do regularly: she threw out a …

Last known American who fought fascists in 1930s Spain dies in California

Delmer Berg, 100, joined Abraham Lincoln Brigade to fight forces led by General Franco, saying: ‘I was a worker … I was in support of the Spanish working people’<p>Delmer Berg, the last known American survivor who fought fascists in 1930s Spain, has died in northern California. He was 100 years …

Subcomandante Marcos — Mexico's Che Guevara — Is No Longer a Wanted Man | VICE News

He was once viewed as the internet era's answer to Che Guevara, spreading revolutionary ideals to a new global generation from the jungle canyons of Mexico's southern state of Chiapas. Now, Zapatista rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos — once the bane of the Mexican government — isn't even wanted by …

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Legalizing marijuana: let’s get this right | The Star

The legalization of marijuana in Canada now appears to be a question of when and how, not if. The new federal government has committed to this …

A Bloody Tale of How Mexico Went Catholic

The ancient rites of the Aztecs, the brutality of the Inquisition, and the savagery of anti-clericalism all combined to give the Mexican church a …

Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

Kendrick Lamar