The Gamer Who Raised Me


There are many factors that have made me into the person I am today, as is the case with any person on this planet. My personality has been partially formed by that chemical factor called 'depression' that I have discussed here many times but, as any good psychologist would tell me, there are also plenty of external… » 6/29/13 11:29am 6/29/13 11:29am

"I Am Sorry That It Has Come to This": A Soldier's Last Words


Daniel Somers was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was part of Task Force Lightning, an intelligence unit. In 2004-2005, he was mainly assigned to a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team (THT) in Baghdad, Iraq, where he ran more than 400 combat missions as a machine gunner in the turret of a Humvee, interviewed… » 6/22/13 11:54am 6/22/13 11:54am

Unemployment Stories, Vol. 38: 'You Think It Can't Happen to You?'

America's official unemployment rate edged up to 7.6% in May; a more accurate measure is closer to 14%. Either way, millions of Americans are unable to find decent jobs. Each week, we hear from some of them in our "Unemployment Stories" series. This is what's happening out there. » 6/10/13 7:44pm 6/10/13 7:44pm

How a Supercomputer May Have Finally Unlocked a Way to Beat HIV

There's no easy answer for HIV; the sly virus uses our own immune cells to its advantage and mutates readily to shrug off round after round of anti-retrovirals. But thanks to the efforts researchers from the University of Illinois and some heavy-duty number crunching from one of the world's fastest petaflop… » 6/01/13 5:32pm 6/01/13 5:32pm

Unemployment Stories, Vol. 33: 'We Will Not Bounce Back From This'

America's official unemployment rate is 7.5%. But among young people, our unemployment rate is one of the worst in the developed world, and we are rapidly developing a new permanent underclass of the long-term unemployed. Each week (now that a brief sabbatical is over), we bring you true stories of unemployment,… » 5/06/13 6:14pm 5/06/13 6:14pm