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ISIL's war on art across the cradle of civilisation

<b>Baghdad</b> - ISIL fighters who smashed ancient statues in the Mosul Museum and drilled through 3,000-year-old stone figures have warned this is just the beginning of the destruction, according to an official in contact with Mosul.<p>"They told the people they will go next to Nimrud," another of the …

The PS4 And Xbox One Have An 'Exclusive' Problem

The disappointing release of The Order: 1886 has kicked off all sorts of debates and discussions about game length, review scores, ‘cinematic’ gameplay and quick-time events over the past few weeks. It’s a touchstone that can lead to a dissection of many things that ail the gaming industry at …

MIT's light-up robot garden teaches you how to code

If you're teaching kids how to code, what do you do to show that software makes an impact in the real world? MIT has a clever idea: a robot garden. The project lets you control a grid of Arduino-linked "plants" through programming that makes them blossom and light up in pretty (and occasionally …

Vengeful Bostonian buries his neighbor’s car in snow after it took his parking spot

Anyone who’s lived in Boston knows that we get very territorial about our parking spaces during blizzards, and with good reason. It takes a long time …

Kansas’s Big Gay Rollback a Sign of Conservative Desperation

Gov. Sam Brownback’s mean-spirited revocation of employment protection for LGBT people is but the latest Hail Mary from a Christian conservative camp …

9 Affordable Decor Ideas That Always Wow

(Image credit: Skona Hem )<p>It doesn't just have to be the weeks leading up to the holidays for you to want to jazz up your interiors; rooms can feel …

The Big Bang Theory to get an official LEGO set

LEGO has announced that it is to produce a new limited edition set based upon the hugely popular U.S. sitcom <b>The Big Bang Theory</b>, after a proposal …

Blizzard announces team-based shooter Overwatch

Upcoming multiplayer FPS is World of Warcraft developer’s first new series in 17 years<p>Blizzard Entertainment, the studio behind the hugely successful World of Warcraft, announced its first foray into the first-person shooter market with Overwatch, a squad-based multiplayer game. The game is set in …