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Harvard-led woolly mammoth de-extinction project gets closer to reality

The woolly mammoth is long extinct, but it’s beginning to look like they might make a comeback — or a comeback of sorts — as a hybrid elephant genetically edited to display many mammoth traits. A team of Harvard researchers presented their progress in making this happen at the American Association …

Woolly Mammoths

What Dungeons & Dragons Means To Me

Have you watched the last <b>Talks Machina</b> episode of 2016, yet? If not, you really should. Every Critmas episode is amazing to watch, but this one is …

Get a week’s worth of power with this Anker portable charger, now $60 off

Do you feel abandoned when your phone dies? If so, you can squash any such fears in the future by caring and using a portable charger, often called a …

Microsoft's new Windows 10 Game Mode will maximize gaming performance

Microsoft has started officially testing a new Game Mode feature in Windows 10. Traces of the new option were found back in December, but the most recent test build of Windows 10 (15007) includes Game Mode in the Xbox app. <i>MSPoweruser</i> has supplied some screenshots of how you can enable the option, …

Corellian Bloodstripe

"<i>They don't give out the Corellian Bloodstripe for perfect attendance.</i>"―Alexsandr Badure<p>The <b>Corellian Bloodstripe</b> was an award for conspicuous …

Unofficial Metroid Prequel 'Rogue Dawn' Out Now Playable On Nintendo NES

For each and every gaming console out there, there's one final swansong which showcases the power behind the dated hardware it sits on. Take Shadow …

4 Books Exploring the History and Impact of Science-Fiction

If you’re looking for a crash course in science-fiction, then Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s The Big Book of Science Fiction should be your very first …

The 10 Best Conspiracy Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: January 17th</b><p>A good conspiracy theory gets the blood running hot. It should be equal measures absurd and just-believable-enough, meaning that you’re at the very least entertained, even if you don’t take it seriously. Then it’s just good fun. Below are some of the best conspiracy …

Artist Reveals Concept Art from the Cancelled Darth Maul Game

Oh, cruel world.<p>New artwork for the cancelled Darth Maul game, Star Wars: Maul has been revealed by an artist who had been working on the title.<p>Back …

6 More D&D Campaign Ideas Straight From The Monster Manual

Creating an entire campaign story arc for your D&D players is a monumental task, and requires a lot of thought and work to make it happen. But, it’s …

10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: <i>A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo</i>.<p>So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing app can salvage sloppy composition or bad …

Mobile Photography

Could we finally get a real Hearthstone competitor from Magic: The Gathering?

Wizards of the Coast says it’s rethinking its approach to digital<p>Blizzard Entertainment’s digital card game <i>Hearthstone</i> has been an absurdly popular hit — to the tune of over 50 million players as of last April. While this player-friendly title has served as a perfect introduction to card games for …

Scientists recreate the outer layer of the heart with stem cells

While organ transplants saw a 20 percent increase in the past five years, a lot of people in the recipient list still won't get one. That's why various scientists across the globe are trying to recreate organs in the lab. One particular group from Penn State, for instance, chose to focus on the …

Google's new image compression tool uses 75% less bandwidth

HooliGoogle just released an image compression technology called RAISR (Rapid and Accurate Super Image Resolution) designed to save your precious data without sacrificing photo quality.<p>Claiming to use up to 75 percent less bandwidth, RAISR analyzes both low and high-quality versions of the same …

The Dungeons & Dragons Background Music Playlist

Tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder can be incredibly immersive with the right music. This playlist has all the music you’ll ever …

Exceptionally Rare Photograph of Lincoln's First Inauguration Will Go on Display Today

Today, Bowdoin College is set to show off an incredibly rare acquisition—a vintage photograph of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration from 1861. The image, …

War

How to Create Infographics Using PowerPoint or Keynote [Infographic]

Give your inner designer a chance to shine by creating your own infographics.<p>That's right: By using tools you likely already have, you can create …

Infographics

22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

Northeast will experience faster warming from climate change, new study finds

New England is likely to experience significantly greater warming over the next decade, and beyond, than the rest of the planet, according to new …

A Wonderfully Welcoming First "Real Adult Place" in Brooklyn

<b>Name:</b> Gillie <b><br>Location:</b> Prospect Park South — Brooklyn, New York<p>When I first viewed my one bedroom close to the park, it was in total shambles. Under …

Adidas’s high-tech factory brings production back to Germany

BEHIND closed doors in the Bavarian town of Ansbach a new factory is taking shape. That it will use robots and novel production techniques such as …

8 Fresh Design Details You Haven't Tried Yet (But You Totally Should!)

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Opera Neon turns your web browser into a mini desktop

As much as modern desktop web browsers can do, their basic concept is stuck in a rut. It's not really designed for the way many people use the web, such as chatting while you surf. Opera wants to climb out of that hole, and it's trying an unusual approach to make that happen: it's launching Opera …

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books include <i>How Proust Can Change Your Life</i> (1997), <i>Status Anxiety</i> (2004) …

Emotional Intelligence

How to write a novel this year: 'I'm surprised at how much time I find'

It is liberating and terrifying to write whatever comes into my head. The following morning, I read over it: it’s full of cliches<p>• From being happier to quitting sugar – how to achieve your goal<p>Ambition, people say, is an itch, begging to be realised. I’ve been intending to write a book for a …

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8 Expert Tips to Read More in the New Year

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>For our New Year’s resolutions this year, we decided to …

Mattel's Aristotle is like a digital assistant for kids and a virtual nanny rolled into one

Toy maker Mattel has shown off a new kind of digital assistant at CES, one that’s half Amazon Echo and half virtual nanny. The voice-enabled …

Google's A.I. Is Training Itself to Count Calories In Food Photos

Deep dish learning<p>Whether by accident or design, the details of Google's plans for artificial intelligence (AI) have been elusive. In some cases, there's no real mystery, just nothing all that exciting to talk about. AI technology is the foundation of the company's search engine, and the most …

Artificial Intelligence

How much are your online game accounts worth?

A reader reveals how you could make £100s from selling your account in games like Pokémon GO and League Of Legends.<p>Do you play online games …