Nordic Walking Is Pretty Badass, Actually

Nordic Walking Is Pretty Badass, Actually

Photo: pixelrain (Shutterstock) I was skeptical of Nordic Walking when I first heard of it. It seemed like a try at commodifying taking a stroll, like, “You’re not really walking until you’re doing it with these expensive walking poles,” but after looking into the research behind it, my mind was changed completely. Nordic walking is … Read more

Neon White’s Leaderboards Are Getting Overrun By Cheaters

Neon White's Leaderboards Are Getting Overrun By Cheaters

screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku It’s like clockwork: A game comes out with a robust competitive component…and is instantly inundated by players who rocket to the top via nefarious, unsanctioned means—cheaters, in other words. The latest victim is Neon Whitea multi-genre speedrunning game developed by Angel Matrix and published by Annapurna Interactive. What’s most curious about … Read more

Neon White’s Leaderboards Are Getting Overrun By Cheaters

Neon White's Leaderboards Are Getting Overrun By Cheaters

screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku It’s like clockwork: A game comes out with a robust competitive component…and is instantly inundated by players who rocket to the top via nefarious, unsanctioned means—cheaters, in other words. The latest victim is Neon Whitea multi-genre speedrunning game developed by Angel Matrix and published by Annapurna Interactive. What’s most curious about … Read more

Amazon’s Newest Warehouse Workers Will Never Unionize

Amazon's Newest Warehouse Workers Will Never Unionize

Amazon has faced lots of public scrutiny and backlash for the dangerous working conditions in its warehouses. And rightfully so. Amazon warehouses seem like bad places to work. As a consequence, there’ve been hints that the company is struggling to find enough people to fill all the warehouse jobs. So, it’s no surprise that Amazon … Read more

Here Are the Signs You Might Have Adult Dyslexia (and What to Do About It)

Here Are the Signs You Might Have Adult Dyslexia (and What to Do About It)

Photo: Farknot Architect (Shutterstock) Most dyslexic people are diagnosed in childhood, but the disorder can be overlooked and remain untreated into adulthood, which can lead to a different set of symptoms and struggles. There’s more to dyslexia than the common assumption that it simply makes people mirror or flip letters in their brains. Numerous other … Read more

This Is The Weirdest Bus Ever Built And It’s Been Lost To Time

This Is The Weirdest Bus Ever Built And It's Been Lost To Time

gif: Zazie in the Metro | Youtube I know I use the term “weird” a lot, sometimes on vehicles that don’t deserve it. I’m using it again today, but I think you’ll agree that its use is justified this time. In the 1950s, a Paris tour operator took some Citroën U55 trucks and had them … Read more

Magpies Help Each Other Remove Scientists’ Tracking Devices

Magpies Help Each Other Remove Scientists' Tracking Devices

Scientists in Australia thought they had developed an innovative new tracking device to help them monitor magpies, but these crafty birds had other ideas. New research published in Australian Field Ornithology describes an experiment that didn’t go as planned. A small group of Australian magpies (Cracticus tibicen), after being fitted with harness-like tracking devices, unilaterally … Read more