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West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …

With This Year's Flu, Young Adults Are Not So Invincible

We usually think of the flu as an illness that afflicts the elderly. But this season the virus seems to be hitting younger people hard.<p>This winter at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., the median age of people hospitalized with influenza was 28.5 years. Many of the worst cases of flu …

Brand Ethics and the Courage of Convictions

What is the ethos of your brand? Does it take an ethical stand on issues? Does it welcome and embrace responsibility to its community? I’d argue that …

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Fan Takes It Upon Himself To Rewrite Mass Effect 3

by Declarationday Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 01:32 PM<p>I actually love the Indoctrination Theory myself.<p>by csl316 Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 01:36 …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Here's a sneak peek at the Borderlands live action film starring Handsome Jack

Charismatic villain Handsome Jack is the subject of Manifest Film's live-action movie based on Gearbox Software's Borderlands franchise — according to the latest teaser trailer released for the project.<p>Headed by director and writer Anthony Pietromonaco, <i>Jack's Exodus</i> takes the man Borderlands fans …

Fan-made video pits Mario against Lara Croft, Master Chief

Lara Croft, Master Chief and a deadly assassin are no match for Mario, as demonstrated by a recent live-action, fan-made video from CorridorDigital.<p>"Powered UP!" sets the stage for a quick getaway by Lara and company. However, after retrieving Mario's famous power-ups, the trio quickly finds …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Why 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' May Be The Best Video Game Of 2013

First things first, I haven’t made up my mind yet when it comes to handing out my much-coveted Game of the Year award.<p>But I’ve been mulling over the many great games I played this year, and one keeps rearing its skull-and-bones-adorned banner: <i>Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag</i>.<p>I’m surprised by this. …

Hunting Frank Castle (comedy fan film)

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done'

Hammond calls his 10-year sentence a 'vengeful, spiteful act' by US authorities eager to put a chill on political hacking<p>Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating to the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denounced his prosecution and lengthy prison …

'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing Now

If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an "invisible helmet" for cyclists.<p>Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no …

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.<p><b>King Tutankhamun was just a teenager when he died. For an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, presumably well fed and fiercely protected, this was a premature demise.</b><p>It was also momentous, for his death meant the beginning of the …

More And More Egyptian Women Are Casting Aside Their Veils

Amid revolution and upheaval, women are staking their claim to the right to choose.<p>CAIRO — For most of her life, Jehad Meshref covered her long black hair with a veil.<p>Now, disappointed by a failed revolution, she has cast it off, tired, she says, of fulfilling other people's ideas of what a "good …

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7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

Software

Should you spend your next-gen console cash on a PC instead?

You've got $400, maybe $500 sitting around and you're thinking that it's time to buy into some next-gen gaming. Sounds great, but maybe you shouldn't invest in a PlayStation 4, or an Xbox One. Maybe it's time to drop some cash on the most established gaming platform in history: The PC.<p>The question …

How to Hack Your Mind: Using Biofeedback to Increase Resilience | The Art of Manliness

Two important skills for any man, and especially any would-be sheepdog are 1) managing stress 2) and remaining resilient in the face of extreme …

Lou Reed: a beginner's guide

Readers nominate ten must-hear Lou Reed and Velvet Underground tracks for those discovering the man's music for the first time<p>• Lou Reed obituary • Lou Reed: Five rock themes we owe to his work • Lou Reed: Six of his greatest songs<p>The tributes and retrospectives following Lou Reed's death will …

Memento Mori Art | The Art of Manliness

<i>To This Favour</i> by William Michael Harnett, 1879<p>In case you’ve forgotten, Halloween is this Wednesday. With all the ghosts and goblins decorating …

Watch a master swordsmith forge a functioning Assassin's Creed blade

The latest project by master swordsmith Tony Swatton, a veteran propmaker for television and film, is the hidden blade sported by Edward Kenway in <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> — and making the weapon a functional piece takes a lot more elbow grease than you'd think.<p>In the above episode of …

The president's brain is missing and other mysteriously mislaid body parts

President Kennedy isn't the only famous person to have lost a body part after death; Einstein, Beethoven and Galileo are among many others who rest in pieces<p>Who stole JFK's brain? It has been a mystery since 1966 when, three years after the president's assassination, it was discovered that his …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

How to make a narrative game endlessly replayable

A certain quest has captured the imagination of Ken Levine.<p>This idea of his, is a kind of emergent narrative, a way to build characters and personality almost like they were physical constructs, that react to external forces in different ways.<p>At the Gaming Insiders Conference in San Francisco,</i> …

Forget 'empowered' pop stars – we need more riot grrrls

There are few role models for girls that have as much substance as style. We should find and celebrate today's Bikini Kill<p>I don't think there is anything wrong with making a role model out of Miley Cyrus, as long as she is not your only role model. But the trouble is there aren't many relatable …

You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen</i>.<p>As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former …

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …

Nicknames for Men and Their History | The Art of Manliness

Back in high school, my close male friends called me “Mama McKay.” It started out as a way to poke fun at my tendency to make sure everyone was taken …

Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat and Outdoor Training | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre.</i><p>“A pattern that had been familiar throughout history is that after a war is …