Zachary Deschaux

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How Porn Is Messing with Your Manhood

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Nintendo enters alliance to develop games for smartphones

TOKYO — After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

David Cameron compares Russia to Nazi Germany on eve of Putin meeting

PM says that the world must 'learn the lessons of history' and be prepared to step up sanctions against Russia<p>David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin.<p>Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin …

Why America is the most unequal society in the developed world

<b>Michael Douglas in "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps"</b><p>The reason we’re not more upset about the ever-expanding pay gap? We’re clueless about how big it really is<p>Les Leopold<p>November 12, 2014 12:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The American people have spoken. But what did we …

XCOM: Enemy Within for mobile closes the gap between smartphone and PC gaming

<i>XCOM: Enemy Within</i> goes mobile on Thursday, delivering a home gaming experience to smartphones and tablets for $12.99.<p>Following in the footsteps of the mobile port of <i>Enemy Unknown</i>, <i>XCOM: Enemy Within</i> is a perfect experience for touch devices. Having spent about a week with the game, I'm surprised at …

Virgin Galactic space plane's re-entry system activated early, say investigators

Photograph: Kenneth Brown/Reuters<p>A combination of photos show Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo as it detached from the jet aeroplane that carried it aloft and then broke …

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Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

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Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …

It's Time For Video Game Journalists To Engage With #GamerGate

This afternoon I sat down with Greg Tito, editor-in-chief of <i>The Escapist,</i> Janelle Bonanno, editor-in-chief of GameFront.com, and John Bain, aka TotalBiscuit of YouTube fame for a discussion of #GamerGate.<p>We did a live-stream, discussing a wide range of issues on the subject, including the genesis …

Can You Get PTSD From A Virtual Experience?

Short answer: No, but online worlds can really stress you out.<p>Virtual environments almost certainly induce genuine anxiety, says Grainne Kirwan, a psychologist who specializes in cybercrime at the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology in Ireland. For example, your physiological and …

Virtual Reality

Is autism like a magic show that won't end?

The brain is a biological machine that makes predictions. But what happens when a wrench is thrown in the works, and jams up the ability to foresee the trajectory of a moving object, or what happens after a frown?<p>Researchers at MIT believe such a wrench lies at the core of autism, a disorder with …

Space will go fully commercial with 2015 launch from Bigelow, SpaceX

The International Space Station will continue its home improvement project next year, this time by adding a large, inflatable workroom from Bigelow Aerospace.<p>The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, will head to low-Earth orbit (LEO) in 2015 aboard the Dragon, a rocket built and operated by …

Researchers discover a way to tease oxygen molecules from carbon dioxide

(Phys.org) —A small team of researchers with the University of California has found a way break apart carbon dioxide molecules and get carbon atoms …

Airbus Patents a VR Helmet That'll Make You Forget You're on a Plane

In a world where economy-class seats are getting thinner and lavatories are shrinking, any flight longer than an hour can feel like a traveling …

How to extend your Smartphone battery life

Smartphones aren't really phones. They are small personal computers that you can carry around with you. They just happen to also make phone calls -- …

Toshiba's $330 Chromebook 2 Will Make You Reconsider That MacBook Air

Between the Chrome Web Store and the expanding world of browser-based tools, it’s more feasible than ever to get productive on a laptop that doesn’t …

This new 'holographic video' tech paves the way for a real-life Holodeck

Graphics startup Otoy released a new 360-degree holographic capture system that has the potential to drastically change how the media industry uses video.<p>Otoy’s new system allows you to capture the parameters of a setting (people, objects, scenes) with a mobile device’s camera. It then sends that …

Google is backing a new $300 million high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system between the US and Japan

Google has announced it is backing plans to build and operate a new high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system called “FASTER” by Q2 2016. In addition to Google, the $300 million project will be jointly managed by China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI, and …

Nvidia unveils blazing-fast 64-bit Project Denver processor for Android devices

Graphics chip maker Nvidia revealed the architectural details of its codenamed Project Denver processor for mobile devices.<p>The custom-designed central processing unit (CPU) combines both processor and graphics capabilities on the same chip. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based Nvidia unveiled the details …

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture.<p>A few weeks ago, news emerged that a New York building was planning a separate entrance for residents of its low-income units–“poor doors.” Outrage ensued, but the truth is, urban …

Ferguson's Police Chief Freaked Out After Finding Out His Cops Arrested 2 Reporters

According to The Los Angeles Times, Chief Thomas Jackson was shocked when he found out The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery and The Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly were arrested Wednesday evening.<p>"Oh God," Jackson said after learning of the arrests.<p>The Times reported that Jackson said he immediately …

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Browsing speeds may slow as net hardware bug bites

<b>Browsing speeds could slow over the next week as old hardware is upgraded to handle the net's growth, says networking giant Cisco.</b><p>Some older kit has hit an upper memory limit in the number of routes it can use to despatch data around the world.<p>In the last few days the number of possible routes …

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