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7. Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood

VR is nearly here, and we'll finally find out whether it'll be a video game revolution or one of the biggest anti-climaxes in the history of the …

Horror

Sugar May Be as Damaging to The Brain as Extreme Stress or Abuse

Yikes.<p><i>This article was written by Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris from UNSW Australia, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>We all …

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

Real-life Harry Potter character Professor Snape taught chemistry at Welsh college in the late 19th century

Hogwarts teacher Severus Snape has a namesake who was “potions master” at Aberystwyth's Old College in Wales around 130 years ago, research reveals<p>He is one of the most famous characters in the Harry Potter books, but Professor Snape isn’t purely fictional.<p>A lecturer at Aberystwyth's Old College in …

There's a good reason why these kids freaked out when they got a Nintendo 64 on Christmas day in 1996

It's been nearly 20 years, but there isn't a better Christmas gift unwrapping video than this:<p>Those two kids are freaking out over the Nintendo 64, Nintendo's third major console released in 1996.<p>And their reaction was justified at the time. The Nintendo 64 was a major leap forward in the world of …

This is what the future of home entertainment looks like

In the future, we'll have <i>so much</i> more space in our homes.<p>No televisions means no entertainment centers. No computers means no large desktop towers, no desks overtaken by iMacs.<p>This future is closer than you think, thanks to products like Microsoft's HoloLens: a "mixed reality" headset that projects …

Augmented Reality

Bernie Sanders's Highly Sensible Plan to Turn Post Offices Into Banks

They're much less crazy than payday-lending services, and the rest of the world agrees.<p>In an interview with <i>Fusion</i>’s Felix Salmon the day after last week’s Democratic debate and published Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders discussed the marquee features of democratic socialism he’s been tirelessly …

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

China Reveals Flying Robot Car

Jetsons meets Google Car<p>AVIC, the leading Chinese aviation conglomerate, unveiled a flying robot car during the September 2015 Third China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin. The Swift Gazelle (Sai Ling in Mandarin Chinese) currently weighs 100 kg, and uses its six side-mounted, digitally controlled …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Everything you need to know about the pivotal Max Schrems-Facebook case

Here are the main points:<p>Individual European countries can now set their own regulation for US companies' handling of citizens' data, vastly complicating the regulatory environment in Europe.<br>• Countries can choose to suspend the transfer of data to the US — forcing companies to host user data …

The Paradox of Bernie Sanders

The surge of money and enthusiasm propelling Bernie Sanders has long since trampled conventional wisdom. The question now is where that takes us.<p>Through a progressive lens, the systemic inequities Sanders eviscerates are a blistering rebuke to politics as usual. The soul -- shriveling gap between …

Vladimir Putin steals Barack Obama's thunder on the world stage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vladimir Putin is back -- and stealing Barack Obama's thunder.<p>The Russian president showed up at the United Nations on Monday for the first time in a decade, proposing a coup against U.S. global leadership and seeking to wrest control of a coalition battling ISIS away from America's …

Fallout 4's perk system explained — but still full of hard choices

<i>Fallout 4</i> launches Nov. 10, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. There is a zero percent probability you will create an optimal build for your character that first day.<p>Even longtime fans who played <i>Fallout 3</i> and <i>New Vegas</i>, drawing on their experience and taking cues from the ongoing SPECIAL …

Stephen Colbert Overrules Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer In Rare 'Late Show' Interview

The justice was there to talk about his new book, but opened up about the court instead.<p>Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer made a rare stop at "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Monday to promote his new book, but instead the host got him to talk shop about a range of other things.<p>“Normally …

Introducing 2016 Election Central: Your Guide to the Presidential Race

The 2016 presidential election will dominate the news, conversation and debate in America over the next 450+ days leading up to Election Day 2016. With a record 17 Republican candidates, five Democratic candidates and a constant stream of debates, there will be no shortage of political jousting, …

'Final Fantasy XV' Reveal Hints At Its Wider Story

The upcoming <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> has received a new story focused trailer and while the game still looks amazing, the narrative side of things appears to be somewhat intriguing as well.<p>From the reveal of an all new female character, one that is seemingly separate from Lunafreya, we also get to see an …

Almost Every Major Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Challenging or Defeating Clinton and Republicans. Here's Why

American politics is never static. Similar to the value system of certain presidential candidates, it's in a never-ending state of constant evolution. For this reason, "Dewey Defeats Truman," "We still seek no wider war," and "They hate our freedoms" are time capsules of American history seen …

What If Trump Wins?

Sometimes voters do break the rules.<p>Every political analyst, every political observer, every politician is absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. And we’re all absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be sworn in as president on …

Government

Facebook Has A Zany, Nihilist Doppelgänger That’s Made Entirely On Paper

Like this post. Like it hard.<p>There is the Facebook we all know. It’s run by Mark Zuckerberg, the lovable Harvard dropout gone billionaire, and it feeds us an unlimited stream of news and photos of our friends’ kids through a blue and grey sheen engineered to offend no one.<p>And then there’s another …

Social Media

What our perspiration reveals about us

We all know that we sweat when we are hot, anxious or embarrassed – it’s less well known that sweat actually carries emotional messages<p>In 1934, a British physician named BA McSwiney stood before his colleagues at the Royal Society of Medicine and lamented that most folks didn’t concern themselves …

They came to IHOP for pancakes. They stayed for her song.

It’s quiet in the International House of Pancakes when Rosetta Patterson stations herself at the reception counter. Her eyes are bright, her short hair coifed. Her studded earrings sparkle against the morning rays.<p>“Good <i>mooorning</i>,” Patterson, 39, says to a group coming through the door. At …

The Boy Who Loved Chanel

The fashion elite’s latest darling is blond, beautiful—and seven years old. But Hudson Kroenig is no neophyte: following in his father’s footsteps, he’s modeled for Chanel since his awwww-inspiring 2010 catwalk debut. With Karl Lagerfeld as his godfather, he dines with the likes of Rihanna and Anna …

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

The truth about the death of cash

Will cash disappear? Many technology cheerleaders believe so, but as Rose Eveleth discovers, the truth is more complicated.<p>It’s a hot summer day in 2025 and you’re wrapping up a long meeting at the office. Several of your colleagues have attended the meeting from home, their faces and bodies …

Is Bernie Sanders a Socialist in Name Only?

My fellow socialists and I have a love-hate relationship with the Vermont Senator.<p>The 2016 Republican presidential field is consumed by debates over which candidates are RINOs—the slur directed by party faithful at those liberal GOP-ers considered Republicans In Name Only. On the other end of the …

Why Britain has secret ‘ghost trains’

Empty and all but unknown, ghost trains are one of British transport’s strangest quirks. Why do they exist? To find out, Amanda Ruggeri gets on board.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>The train that cuts across the West …

Trains

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …