An Explosion Rocked a Russian Pathogen Lab That Stores Ebola, Smallpox
The incident highlights the risks of researching and storing lethal pathogens.
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Anyone Can Build This Open Source, DRM-Free Kindle Alternative
The Open Book Project is in the process of designing an open source device that will let you read ebooks without being locked-in with a corporation.
Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free
A quirk of copyright law means that millions of books are now free for anyone to read, thanks to some work from the New York Public Library.
Science Goes Too Far, Creates AI That Turns You Into an Anime Character
Thanks to researchers at video game company NCSoft, machine learning can turn you into anime.
An Old Letter Reveals the Unusual Story of a 'Donkey Kong' Glitch
A glitch that made the original 'Donkey Kong' arcade game easier to play was costing arcade owners money, and they had to fix it.
I Overclocked My Feet With the First Esports Sneakers
The world’s first esports performance sneakers are basically vented slippers and, honestly, that’s great.
The Director of the Scariest Movie We’ve Ever Seen Still Fears Nuclear War the Most
'Threads' director Mick Jackson on the return of his BBC movie and why it’s still important.
Watch a Computer Solve a Virtual Rubik’s Cube the Size of a Skyscraper
It took a YouTuber's computer 2,700 hours to solve a massive digital Rubik's cube that would be as tall as the Burj Khalifa in reality.
The Original Blueprints for 'The Sims' Reveal Why the Game Always Included Gay Relationships
A treasure trove of design documents shows how ‘The Sims’ became one of gaming’s most beloved franchises.
AI Controlled Robots Are Training Alongside U.S. Marines
The military’s mad scientists are training autonomous robots alongside troops in the deserts of California
Researchers Find a Promising Treatment for Video Game Addiction
It's about rewiring the gamer's relationship to video games, not abstinence.
'The Sinking City' Uses Lovecraft's Racism as Raw Material for a Messy Game
The new detective game from the team behind the Sherlock Holmes series is full of hard choices and complicated morality.