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10.13.17

We Talked to Students Whose Families Want Them in Arranged Marriages

Sometimes a vacation back home ends up being a blind date with a stranger.

1.17.17

After Years of Inhumane Treatment, Chelsea Manning Will Be Freed From Prison

President Obama has commuted Manning's sentence, but that doesn't fix his terrible record on domestic human rights.

10.18.16

This Sperm Whale Relocation Is Further Evidence They Have a ‘Culture'

Two vocal clans around Galápagos took up and left. Others moved in.

5.18.16

Virtual Reality Owes a Lot to the Air Guitar

We talked to VR pioneer Jaron Lanier about virtual reality’s musical roots.

1.23.16

Photos of the Depressing Casinos of Atlantic City

German photographer Ricarda Messner spent 24 hours in Atlantic City capturing the slot machines, the lights, and Donald Trump's gaudy Taj Mahal.

9.15.15

Inside the Legal Challenge to Chicago's 9 Percent Netflix Tax

The 'streaming tax' appears to be illegal on several different levels.

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12.26.14

'Left 4 Dead' Rises Again In Japan

No more ex-biker survivalists, meet Kudo your new first Japanese person shooter killing zombies.

12.16.14

The Canadian Business of War: CANSEC

You looking for a new F-35? Smart rifle to geo target the enemy? CANSEC has you covered.

12.12.14

The Steel Rooms Helping Cops Fight Cyber Crime

Storing seized cell phones is a lot harder than you think.

12.2.14

‘Captain Toad’ is So Fucking Cute It Will Make You Sick

Honestly, it is so violently adorable we just can't.

11.28.14

The Game That's Literally About Writing a Novel

Part Lovecraftian tale, ‘Ice-Bound’ makes you piece together the broken novel of a dead author.

11.28.14

People Are Still Using the Original Facebook For Newfies

“We were and are punk or independent or off-the-beaten path, and I like that.”

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