Japanese utility makes first contact with melted Fukushima fuel

Before the nuclear fuel deposits had been touched. [credit: TEPCO ] Late last week, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent a probe into the damaged second reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The probe’s mission was to explore the solidity of the nuclear fuel that melted back in 2011, when a tsunami hit the […]

Stunning Images Recreate Old-School Infrared Photography

One of the unexpected pleasures of unimaginable advances in digital technology is how it’s allowed us to recreate the pleasures of… analog technology. And for today’s example, we turn to photographer and innovator Yann Phillippe, who found himself longing to shoot some photos on “Aerochrome III”, Kodak’s infrared-sensitive, “false-color” reversal film, initially designed for military […]

Madam Secretary's Keith Carradine Talks Dalton's Nicaragua Nightmare

Madam Secretary‘s President Dalton is known for being a man of action, a leader who swiftly gathers his cabinet’s counsel then moves forward with decisive action. So his hesitant approach to an international incident — which played out in Sunday’s episode — was something portrayer Keith Carradine hadn’t often encountered in five seasons of portraying […]

Mastercard vs. Visa: Blockchain Projects

Article was originally published on MintDice. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain, mostly due to the potential high sums of money that can be made in the industry. Recently, though, a lot of that attention has shifted to the blockchain applications of this technology across other industries. Niches have emerged around this shift, […]

The Most Affordable Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Article was originally published on Aedit. As cosmetic surgery gains awareness and popularity, it’s no longer the sole privilege of the rich and famous. Now the average person can afford it too. These are the most affordable cosmetic surgery procedures out there. KRISTI CARIGNAN As cosmetic surgery gains awareness and popularity, it’s no longer the […]

The mythos and meaning behind Pokémon’s most famous glitch

Enlarge / Being the result of a glitch doesn’t make MissingNo any less real to players—or researchers. (credit: Nintendo / Wilma Bainbridge) In my flowery ring binder of Pokémon Red and Blue cheats, there was one set of instructions that spoke to my eight-year-old self most of all. I’d heard from friends (and many, many […]

Apex Legends UPDATE: Early patch notes for major download coming THIS week

Apex Legends gamers on PS4, Xbox One and PCs have been given early patch notes ahead of a big update launching this week. Apex Legends fans have been given a few hints about what’s set to come in the next patch for the hottest new Battle Royale game around. The next Apex Legends patch looks […]

The Walking Dead Recap: Scary Tales — Plus, Alpha, From Mother to Monster

“Some people ain’t meant to be parents,” Daryl opined in Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. And once we’d heard Lydia’s stories about her mother — and these were just the chilling tip of the iceberg — there could be no doubt that the she-beast who called herself Alpha was one of those people. How bad […]

‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don’t become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it’s incorporating a cheat reporting tool in its battle royale shooter, calling it a “very good idea” in a community update. Right now, […]