Nintendo Unveils SNES Classic – Coming Out in September, Includes Unreleased Star Fox 2

Nintendo Unveils SNES Classic – Coming Out in September, Includes Unreleased Star Fox 2

Nintendo has just unveiled the SNES Classic Edition- the follow up to the NES Classic, the SNES Classic is a diminutive version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System with 21 games built-in, including The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Star Fox and Super Metroid. Just like the NES Classic, the SNES Classic will be compatible with modern televisions, plugging in via HDMI- it ships with a pair of SNES controllers, for multiplayer goodness right out of the box.

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Chicago LGBT march bans Jewish pride flags: ‘They made people feel unsafe’

Chicago LGBT march bans Jewish pride flags: 'They made people feel unsafe'

Three people carrying Jewish Pride flags were asked to leave the annual Chicago Dyke March on Saturday. The Chicago-based LGBTQ newspaper Windy City Times quoted a Dyke March collective member as saying the rainbow flag with the Star of David in the middle "made people feel unsafe," and that the march was "pro-Palestinian" and "anti-Zionist."

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John Oliver’s Message to Anti-Vaxxers, Slow-Vaxxers: “Memes Are Not Science”

John Oliver’s Message to Anti-Vaxxers, Slow-Vaxxers: “Memes Are Not Science”

By now, you’ve probably heard the hoopla about a supposed link between vaccines and autism, which comes from a thoroughly debunked study by Andrew Wakefield, the discredited researcher Oliver calls “the Lance Armstrong of doctors.” Misinformation from figures like Wakefield, actor Rob Schneider, and, yes, even internet memes can lead to a precipitous drop in vacination rates, which in turn clears the way for resurgences of once-eliminated diseases like the measles outbreak currently affecting Minnesota’s Somali population. And while people who reject vaccines outright are thankfully still pretty rare, there are plenty of parents out there wit

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Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

In what the justice minister, Heiko Maas, called a “belated act of justice,” the German Parliament has voted unanimously to void the convictions of roughly 50,000 men prosecuted for homosexual acts since World War II. The measure, approved on Thursday, also awards compensation to about 5,000 of the men who are still living. Each will receive 3,000 euros ($3,350), and an additional €1,500 for each year spent in prison for the convictions.

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Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings

Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings

Women working in Cambodian factories supplying some of the world’s best-known sportswear brands are suffering from repeated mass faintings linked to conditions. Over the past year more than 500 workers in four factories supplying to Nike, Puma, Asics and VF Corporation were hospitalised. The most serious episode, recorded over three days in November, saw 360 workers collapse. The brands confirmed the incidents…

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The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones

The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones

An Australian engineer is hoping to use drones to plant 1 billion trees every year to fight an unfolding global catastrophe. Burned or cleared forests release their stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and land restoration experts say technology must play a big part in addressing the problem.

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