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Slate: How Nintendo saved itself from irrelevance
Gaming has not only grown larger, it has grown diverse in its players and its forms and its functions. And that's thanks, in large part, to a phenomenal turnaround by Nintendo.
Giant reptile ruled the Jurassic seas
It's official: A giant marine reptile that roamed the seas roughly 150 million years ago is a new species, researchers say. It spanned about 40 feet and had a 6.5-foot-long skull with a bite four times as powerful as Tyrannosaurus rex.
Slate's Explainer: Does the U.S. military still use bayonets?
Is the bayonet an obsolete weapon?
At the third and final presidential debate Monday night, Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama of reducing the number of ships in the U.S. Navy. President Obama responded, "Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets." Does the U.S. military still use bayonets much?
Fact checking the final debate
Foreign policy is generally a difficult area to fact-check - differences can be more of opinions than numbers - but that did not stop President Obama and Mitt Romney from making questionable claims:
Final debate leads Romney to common ground with Obama
Republican Mitt Romney entered Monday night's debate on foreign policy with the goal of presenting himself as a competent, plausible alternative to President Barack Obama as commander in chief.
SOCIAL: Tweeting the final Presidential debate
The final Presidential debate dealt with foreign policy issues and was held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. The debate was moderated by Bob Schieffer, Host of CBS's Face the Nation.
As airlines raise fees instead of fares, taxpayers pick up tab
When the airlines kept ticket prices down by shifting $12.8 billion to baggage fees, they also saved almost $964 million in federal taxes they would have owed if they had hiked ticket prices by that amount.
What if you could permanently block telemarketers and debt collectors?
A new smartphone app called PrivacyStar wants to help you in your battle against the invasive telemarketer call, and with its varied and interesting list of features, the company looks to properly arm users against calls that bother us.
Military women celebrate memorial's 15th anniversary
In the past 15 years, military women have led air wings, commanded a carrier strike group and piloted attack helicopters and fighters — all jobs they couldn't get in earlier years.
Poll: Religiously unaffiliated less likely to vote
The recent boom in religiously unaffiliated Americans may ultimately help explain the results of the upcoming 2012 presidential election, according to a new poll that shows such voters lean heavily toward President Barack Obama but are less likely than the religiously affiliated to turn out.
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