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Admit It, Political Scientists: Politics Really Is More Broken Than Ever

Scholars restrain themselves out of fear of being seen as partisans, but what's happening now is different, and false equivalence is no virtue.<p>The widespread public belief that our political system is dangerously broken is often met with skepticism among longtime students of American politics. …

Mobile Is Eating Global Attention: 10 Graphs on the State of the Internet

Online photo sharing has sextupled in two years. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.<p>Mary Meeker's State of the Internet presentation is a primordial soup for fledgling think pieces about the Future of …

This 3-Minute Video Shows The Astounding Evolution Of Visual Effects Over The Last 100+ Years

If you go see "Godzilla" this weekend, you'll likely be blown away by how scary-real the 355-foot monster looks.<p>But the road to creating that giant lizard was a long one. YouTube user Jim Casey pieced together an amazing three-minute video that highlights some pivotal scenes showing the evolution …

The fight to save endangered ebooks

Libraries take on the tricky question of digital preservation<p>One night in 2011, the New York gallery Boo-Hooray hosted an exhibit of infamous B-movie director Ed Wood’s trash paperback novels. Woods wrote the books in mere days and sold them to pornographic publishers under a variety of pseudonyms. …

Researchers Want to Teach Robots Right From Wrong

Can a robot weigh the consequences of its decisions -- and the consequences of those consequences?<p>Researchers from Tufts, Brown and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are exploring the possibility of developing technology to help robots make moral decisions, through a project funded by the Office of …

Sugar is the real enemy, not fat itself, says film targeting obesity

First came <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>. Then <i>Fast Food Nation</i>. Then <i>Blackfish</i>. Each showed the power of critically acclaimed, successful documentaries to alter perceptions about controversial issues ranging from global warming to mistreatment of animals in captivity and the behaviour of food industry giants.<p>…

Nearly 37% Of All Registered Steam Games Have Never Been Played

Ars Technica has dipped deep into the public stats on Steam users and the games they own and play, mining data on the most-owned games—<i>Dota 2</i> tops the list—and more.<p>One of the most interesting numbers, however, is just how many of Steam’s 781 million registered games have never been played at …

1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year

40<p>At no point between "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Nookie" was the alternative bubble more booming than 1994. A record breaking eight alt-rock …

As a new film showcases their plight, visual effects artists will protest the Oscars

For the second consecutive year, visual effects artists are demonstrating at the Academy Awards today in protest of studio finance strategies that they say are driving them out of business. Workers are gathering at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles to protest the foreign tax …

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 …

Robert Capa in colour sheds new light on a black-and-white master

An extraordinary group of hitherto unseen colour photographs by Robert Capa, one of the 20th century's greatest photojournalists, is to be seen for the first time.<p>The photographs, taken on assignment for US magazines during the second world war and the late 1940s and early 1950s, reveal Capa – one …

Nest Protect Review: iPod Creator's Smart Smoke Alarm Impresses

The Nest Protect is a ‘smart’ smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. It gains this moniker because it can connect to the Internet and give status updates through a web browser and status updates and alarm notifications on Android and iOS apps.<p>The Nest Protect was announced in October and is the second …

50 Dumbest Things Right-Wingers Said in 2013

By at least one measure, 2013 was a banner year: When America's right-wingers opened their mouths, astonishing words fell out of them. Our nation's …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

The NSA Spied On Targets' Porn Habits

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an effort to discredit individuals thought to radicalize others, the NSA monitored the online …

How Republicans And Democrats Ended Up Living Apart

These are politically segregated times.<p>Secession movements are active in several states, generally consisting of residents of rural red counties seeking to separate themselves from the more liberal and urban-centered policies of blue-state leaders.<p>And Democrats and Republicans are much less likely …

Booming Demand For Donated Breast Milk Raises Safety Issues

The public health message that "breast is best" has been received loud and clear. More mothers in the U.S. are breast-feeding, and they're doing so longer than ever.<p>But those simple facts hide a complicated world where passions about breast milk run high, and demand has skyrocketed.<p>Women who have …

Patriots rally from down 24-0 to stun Broncos in overtime

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady erased a 24-point deficit. Peyton Manning's touchdown pass forced overtime.<p>The game was in the hands of two great …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

John F. Kennedy's Vision of Peace

On November 22nd, 1963, my uncle, president John F. Kennedy, went to Dallas intending to condemn as "nonsense" the right-wing notion that "peace is a …

How Republicans Rig the Game

As the nation recovers from the Republican shutdown of government, the question Americans should be asking is not "Why did the GOP do that to us?" …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

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4K: What It Is And How Will It Affect You

The next big push as far as home TV, movie and gaming experiences are concerned is all about 4K.<p>TV manufacturers such as Samsung and Sharp have 4K-capable models lining the latest trade show stands, Netflix has in the last few days been testing 4K movie streaming and it’s even the latest buzz-word …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost?

One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, devastating shoreline communities from Florida to Maine.<p>Many of these areas have been rebuilt, including the Long Beach boardwalk, about 30 miles outside New York City. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new boardwalk …

50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time

Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.<p>If you’re a connoisseur of live recordings, you want one thing above all else: energy. Ballads can have it, death metal songs can have it, pop …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

20 GIFs Proving Russia Is The Most Bizarre Place On Earth

In the past we've looked the Russia's space program propaganda, their thrilling landmarks, their peculiar online social networks, their sexy pin-up …