science

Did They Really Find A Woman With No Brain In China?

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Well, she does have a brain. She's just missing a very crucial part of it. We explain.

#Video Games

Why #GamerGate Is A Lie Gamers Need To Stop Telling Themselves

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#GamerGate is a trending hashtag. And it's also an embarrassment to gaming.

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

Here’s Why Facebook Is Pissed At Neil DeGrasse Tyson Over GMOs

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson took on GMOs, and the Internet is FURIOUS. Here's why.

#Guardians Of The Galaxy

The Non-Nerd’s Guide To The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Not up on the Guardians Of The Galaxy? Here's a refresher course on the team's history.

Sinister Six

A Non-Nerd’s Guide To The Sinister Six

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The Sinister Six are coming to multiplexes in 2016. But who the heck are these guys? Here's what non-nerds should know about the team.

#Comics

This Is Why Archie Is Dying: A Brief Explanation

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Why is Archie Andrews buying the farm? Not just to sell comics, believe it or not.

uber

Why Uber Drivers Are Protesting The Company’s CEO: An Explainer

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Uber drivers are unhappy with their boss for wanting to replace them with robots. Really.

TURING TEST

The Non-Nerd’s Guide To The Turing Test, And Why It’s Important

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A chatbot has passed the Turing Test... but what does that actually mean? Here's an explanation for non-nerds.

the year of the flood

What Is HBO’s Show Based On Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy About?

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We lay out a bit about Margaret Atwood, MadAddam, and what to expect from HBO's upcoming series.

#Marvel

What Happened At The End Of ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’? A Non-Nerdy Guide

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'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' ends on what can be a rather confusing note. Thus, we explain.

WHAT'S HAPPENING!!

Here Is What’s Actually Going On With The FCC And Net Neutrality

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The FCC isn't making an about-face on net neutrality. But it is struggling with choosing which bad option is the least awful.

vulnerabilities

What Is The Heartbleed Bug? Allow Us To Explain It For You.

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Heartbleed is a new bug on the Internet, but what's going on, and what can you do? Here's an explanation.

#Facebook

Why Facebook Bought The Oculus Rift: An Explainer

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Facebook has bought into the wearable tech fad in a big way by buying the company behind the Oculus Rift.

teen drama

What The Hell Is ‘Divergent': An Explainer

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'Divergent' is set to clean house in theaters this month... and you've probably never heard of it. Thus, here's what you need to know.

#NETFLIX

The Non-Techie’s Guide To The Netflix/Comcast Deal

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Netflix is paying Comcast, but what does that mean for you? Here's an overview.

violence

Your Guide To What The Hell Is Happening In Kiev

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Kiev is in flames, in a story that started a long time ago. Here's what you need to know about what's happening in the Ukraine.

the future is here

The Non-Scientist’s Guide To Why Nuclear Fusion Is A Big Deal

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Nuclear fusion has finally been achieved. Here's why that's a big, big deal.

SUPREME COURT

Why Broadcasters Are Taking Their Attempts To Block Aereo All The Way To The Supreme Court

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Aereo is headed to the Supreme Court, and it'll likely win. Why that's a good thing.


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