Science Confirms The Obvious: Pharmaceutical Ads Are Misleading

The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world* that allows pharmaceutical companies to market their products directly to consumers–in commercials like those cute little Zoloft ads and all those coy Viagra spots. Some...
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MLG Championship Columbus to feature $50000 Dota 2 tournament, TI3 …

Major League Gaming has revealed the Dota 2 teams that will be attending the previously announced MLG Championship Columbus, featuring $50,000 and including The International 3 Champions Alliance. Alliance will be joined by Na&...
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Bill Nye Is The Only Reason To Watch ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Bill Nye is a contestant on this season of Dancing with the Stars, a TV show in which celebrities dance for our amusement. This season features Snooki, who is a small drunk person; Ozzy Osbourne’s son; and the woman who p...
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MLG’s Columbus Championship to feature $50K Dota 2 tournament, passes …

MLG’s Columbus Championship to feature $50K Dota 2 tournament, passes available By Dave Tach on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:05p @dptach Major League Gaming’s upcoming championship in Columbus, Ohio will feature a Dota 2 tour...
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Make Your Own Superhero Kit

DIY Super! There are a lot of really cool super heroes out there. Superman, faster than a speeding bullet! Spider-man, swinging fearlessly from building to building! Human Torch — man on fire! But do you know the coolest ...
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The Star Trek: TNG crew looks amazing in Original Series uniforms

Okay, this is just awesome. One Redditor photoshopped the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation into the original series uniforms, and the results are amazing. All of our love to deadfraggle and their delightful photoshopping ...
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Virgin Mobile’s YouTube Ads Change When You Blink

Virgin Mobile has introduced a feature to its YouTube page that switches to a new ad at the blink of an eye. It’s called “BlinkWashing,” which sounds straight out of a dystopian future/like something the NSA w...
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FYI: Why Are Escalators So Dangerous?

The escalator was patented in 1892, and the design hasn’t changed much since then. The landing platforms make entry and exit dicey endeavors—particularly when the moving stairs disappear beneath them, and all manner of clot...
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VARSITY REPORT

Print ALLENTOWN A llentown High School’s boys soccer team, coming off a school record 18- 2 season, opened its 2013 campaign with a pair of 3-2 victories over rival Princeton High School and West Windsor-Plainsboro High Schoo...
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The Evil Within trailer shows bad omens, ignores them

An asylum surrounded by abandoned police cars, a main character rushing to the scene, the unmistakable sense that Bad Things are afoot. But what happens next? Is it: a) cheery resolution, joviality and picnics, or b) mounting d...
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How Often Do Mass Shooters Die In Their Attacks?

Details are starting to emerge in the aftermath of yesterday’s deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in D.C., a military administrative headquarters. Though at first, authorities were on the lookout for two other me...
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Tau > Pi

It’s twice the mathematical constant Pi is. Every March 14th (Pi Day) we get tons of feedback from the Tau folks, so we thought it was time we made the Tau people a shirt that is both literally and figuratively (for Tau e...
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I Know More Than You

Public Service Announcement If there’s one fatal flaw to the typical geek, it’s that we can be pretty obnoxious about our knowledge. Hubris: we have it, and we can use it in a sentence. Know-it-all. Brainiac. Smarty...
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Scouting for a Sign Babydoll

… and THAT means YOU! So when we were researching this, we got curious: how old are these symbols for what were called the “classical planets?” The answer, as with many ancient things, is honestly we don’...
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neurodiversity v2.0

This is who I am. You know how sometimes you overhear a conversation between your friends or coworkers, and you keep hearing your name bubble up? Not in a bad way. Just that they’re talking about something you’re wo...
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Cameras Designed To Find Rare Animals Could Catch Poachers Instead

The Instant Wild project, designed for the Zoological Society of London by Cambridge Consultants, started out as a quest to use motion-activated cameras to find rare animals in Kenya. But the project’s creators quickly re...
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Comics memoir of a girl-gamer-geek’s journey

In Manic Pixel Dream Girl , a four-part comic, Elizabeth Simins recounts a memoir of being a girl who loved video games but felt that they were the reason she couldn’t fit in with the other kids. It’s a thoughtful a...
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Star Trek Episodes Reimagined As ’60s-Inspired Movie Posters [Pics]

Illustrator Juan Ortiz has scripted a love letter to Star Trek: The Original Series in the form of a book of movie posters. Ortiz, a fan of the show since it originally aired, gave himself the task of creating a movie poster fo...
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Digital Multiplex: This Is the End, The Croods, and More

This Is the End 84% Playing themselves, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and a few other famous pals are partying together when the Rapture hits Los Angeles. Our heroes embark on a cameo-laden quest for salv...
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FYI: How Forceful Is A Sneeze?

A long-standing estimate pins the velocity of a sneeze at roughly 100 meters per second, or 224 miles per hour, but that appears to be a gross exaggeration. The figure originates from a mid-century researcher named William Firt...
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Rise of the Triad update improves performance, adds multiplayer maps, caps blood spray

Rise of the Triad is a messy game. Partly because eyeballs can burst out of a man’s head and fly onto your screen, but also because its launch version had a fair share of glitches, exploits and performance problems. This firs...
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"Star Trek" Celebrates Streaming Release By Teleporting Mall-Goers

If you grew up watching Star Trek, you probably dreamed of the day when you would be able to get “beamed” from location to location, perhaps at the hands of a walking stereotype named Scotty. Recently, a trio of Bri...
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