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How I Learned You Should Never Touch a Mysterious Ouija Board Someone Left on Your Porch

A story about superstition, axes, fear, fire and a long night that could have ended in murder.<p><i>Welcome back to Florida Stories, a column where staff writer Allie Conti tells us some of the lessons she's accumulated in her decades of living in the Sunshine State and making her parents sad. If you</i> …

Allison Road ditches Kickstarter, finds a publisher

<i>Allison Road</i>, the first-person horror game that's been considered "the indie answer to <i>P.T.</i>," is leaving its recently-launched Kickstarter behind.<p>Developer Lilith Ltd. updated the campaign page to explain that withdrawing from the crowdfunding service should not be a point of concern for backers. …

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

European Countries to Begin 3D Printing Human Bones

The idea of 3D printing has taken a while to catch on in the realm of manufacturing, where it has proven to provide for large cost reductions …

Why animals don’t get schizophrenia (and people do)

Research reveals an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human<p>Bret Stetka<p>March 29, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet …

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New Skull Could Be from Human Group that Interbred with Neandertals

A 55,000-year-old incomplete skull found in Israel may belong to a human group that interbred with Neanderthals. Discovered deep in a cave by amateur …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Weight loss drug fools body into reacting as if it has just eaten

A drug that works like an “imaginary meal” has been developed by US scientists who believe it could help combat soaring rates of obesity.<p>The drug mimics signals that are normally produced at the start of a meal when the body prepares for a fresh intake of food. The signals lead to a cascade of …

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Want to hack your home? Meet the young woman scientist who can help

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are an annual treat, making science accessible and fun. Claire Cohen meets the enthusiastic female scientist behind this year's wacky experiments - which use everyday objects - as well as one giant game of Tetris...<p>“The best thing you can do is to take …

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Playlist: Stories That Will Spark Your Imagination

In this playlist, stories about the curious nature of spaghetti, the power of quiet minds, and a quest to build a toaster from scratch. These TED Radio Hour stories will make you curious and maybe even ignite some creative ideas of your own.<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

FCC may delay release of Net neutrality rules until 2015

The US Federal Communications Commission, working on complicated rules about how Internet providers can handle video and other traffic that crosses their networks, may delay offering up its guidelines until 2015 so it can "ensure they are defensible in court and people understand them," The Wall …

How to turn your smartphone into a TV remote

Are you ready to binge on your favorite television shows? Awesome. Now think of all the remotes living on your coffee table: one for the TV, DVD player, cable, gaming console. That’s quite a collection you’ve got going there. Pare it down a bit by learning how to turn your smartphone or tablet into …

5 Best Reasons To Buy A PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One, 2014 Edition

The holidays are coming. For the video game industry, this is when things get real. We’re about one year into the console war and PS4 has a solid lead. That doesn’t mean Sony’s machine is the right decision for every gamer — Microsoft’s Xbox One still has a lot going for it, and the fight is a …

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Sells 60,000 in First Month

77% of sales came from Steam.<p>After its first month on sale, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has sold sixty thousand copies, developer The Astronauts …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

Comedy club uses facial recognition to charge by the laugh

Big Brother is watching you giggle<p>A comedy club in Barcelona is charging patrons per laugh. This is real, according to the <i>BBC</i>.<p>The Teatreneu club, in partnership with ad agency The Cyranos McCann, has installed tablets on the back of each seat equipped with facial recognition software that can …

7 Research-Based Ways to Save Time

<b>1) Use The 20 Second Rule</b><p>Make things you shouldn’t do take 20 seconds longer to accomplish (moving the ever-buzzing phone across the room) and the …

Does The Gorilla Workout Really Transform Your Body?

No, wait. I did one better. I <i>paid</i> for it. Skipped the free version and gave Heckr LLC my 99 cents, trusting that it would be a solid …

Alaska's indigenous game Never Alone teaches co-operation through stories

Kids these days, eh? They’re lazy and devoid of imagination. They take no interest in learning, have short attention spans and maintain zero respect for their elders. All they do is play video games which encourage aggression, antisocial behaviour and obesity.<p>Never Alone, a new co-operative puzzle …

The world's most hi-tech hotels

A robot concierge waiting politely to take your luggage, personalised mood-lighting at the swipe of an iPad and virtual postcards. This is just a taster of what’s on offer at the world’s most hi-tech hotels.<p><b>Novotel München Messe, Munich</b><p>Here, guests are not only welcomed by a real concierge, but …

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Sub-Saharan Africa Is Fastest-Growing Region for Wellness Tourism

Tourists increasingly factor wellness into their travel plans, from indulging at a farm-to-table restaurant to regenerating themselves at a spa or in …

This New Method of Farming Could Change Where Our Food Comes From

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Instagram Artist Beautifully Manipulates Photos Using Only His iPhone

Robert Jahns' Instagram account is a stunning example of how far mobile photo editing and manipulation have come.<p>Using the apps ArtStudio, …

Review: Men, Women & Children Shows How Sexting Is Ruining America

Adults may think back on the world a decade ago and sigh in nostalgia at its glorious innocence: no Facebook, no Twitter, no carpal tunnel syndrome …

Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping

Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.<p><b>An astonishing complex of ancient monuments, buildings, and barrows has lain hidden and unsuspected beneath the Stonehenge area for thousands of years. Scientists discovered the site</b> …

Colorado town rejects proposed drone hunting licenses

A small town in Colorado won't be issuing hunting licenses to shoot down drones.<p>Voters in Deer Trail overwhelmingly defeated a proposal Tuesday that would have authorized the rural community east of Denver to issue drone-hunting permits.<p>Town officials say 73 percent of the 188 votes cast were …