What are chemtrails, and are they dangerous?
Is the government really spraying toxic substances at 50,000 feet? Probably not, but here’s what’s really going on up there.
The official ball of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup — Brazuca — is unveiled in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 3, 2013. (Photos: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images, Victor R. Caivano/The Associated Press)
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Mario & Sonic’s Sochi 2014 adventure is a muddled mess
By Chad Sapieha
As I slipped Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games into my Wii U I thought: Two awesome game icons doing a little curling and getting into snowball fights? What’s not to like?
But now that I’ve played through the game’s 24 events scattered across a handful of modes, I’m honestly wondering whether there’s anything about it that I really and truly enjoyed.
This is a deeply middling cartoon simulation of the snowier Olympic Games, with events that range from competent but unexciting, to others that are confusing and border on frustrating. It looks great, and you’ll get to take control of loads of loveable characters, but broad-smiling fun is as elusive as Jamaican bobsledding gold.
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When lying is as common as breathing, and every type of ‘fake’ is available for purchase, why do we accuse each other of not keeping it real?– Can we stop lying?
RCMP make arrests in Rehtaeh Parsons case, Halifax girl committed suicide after alleged sex assault
The RCMP say they have made two arrests in the case of Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old Halifax girl who was taken off life-support following a suicide attempt in April.
Her family says she was bullied for months after a digital photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted in November 2011 was passed around her school.
Police say they arrested two males at their homes in Halifax today at around 8 a.m. Investigators say they are in custody and being questioned. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook)
A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are both amazing and humbling.
The hardware necessary to simulate the activity of 1.…
Wired Space Photo of the Day: Water in Mars Craters
Wired Science Staff, wired.com
Craters once brim-full with sediments and water have long since drained dry, but traces of their former lives as muddy lakes cling on in the martian desert.
Memories can’t always be trusted, neuroscience experiment shows
By Melissa Healy, latimes.com
A false memory regarding a painful shock was implanted in mice. Later, their behavior showed the animals were certain the memory was genuine.
In courtrooms, on therapists’ couches and across the kitchen table, we count on the trustworthin…