UFC Fighter Plays Smash While His Tesla Drives Itself

  09/16/2019 09:00 PM

  Fallout 4 Mod Lets You Pet Any Dog

  09/16/2019 08:30 PM

Fallout 4 first came out in 2015, and it shows. In the base game, you can only pet a single dog—your dog, Dogmeat—and you can only do it once, during a cut-scene. 2019, emboldened by the Can You Pet The Dog Twitter account, will not stand, sit, lie down, shake, or roll over for that. Thankfully, modders have once…

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  Oracle, VMware agree to deal on cloud technology, technical support

  09/16/2019 07:10 PM
Oracle Corp and VMware Inc on Monday announced a deal designed to resolve years of tension over how Oracle handles technical support for VMware users and make it easier for them to move to Oracle's cloud computing service.

  The Next Castlevania Game Is Coming To Phones

  09/16/2019 07:00 PM

Konami quietly announced a new Castlevania game at the Tokyo Game Show last week, called Grimoire of Souls. Before you get too excited, you might want to check out the trailer first.

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  Senators want FCC to review Chinese telecom approvals to operate in U.S.

  09/16/2019 06:29 PM

  Netflix Reportedly Pays More Than $500 Million for Seinfeld, but It's Missing Hulu's Killer Feature

  09/16/2019 06:10 PM

  Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Are Breeding in Brazil, Despite Biotech Firm's Assurances to the Contrary

  09/16/2019 06:00 PM

  Amazon Reportedly Changed Its Algorithm to Favor Most Profitable Products, Including Its Own

  09/16/2019 05:50 PM

Despite internal opposition, Amazon has changed its search algorithms to prioritize listings that translate into bigger profits for the company—including its own private label goods, according to a Wall Street Journal exclusive.

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  A Buzzkill Physics Discovery, a Deadly Miracle Drug, and More News

  09/16/2019 05:48 PM
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

  Steam's Big Discovery Update Is Hurting Some Indie Developers' Games

  09/16/2019 05:30 PM

Last week, Valve released an update as part of a recent push to make it easier for users to find new, under-the-radar games. The update purported to decrease the presence of popular games in Steam’s recommendation algorithms, increase overall variety, and give people a more personalized selection of games. However,…

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  The 10 Best Deals of September 16, 2019

  09/16/2019 05:20 PM

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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  The 10 Best Deals of September 16, 2019

  09/16/2019 05:20 PM

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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  Uber to limit drivers' app access to comply with NYC regulation

  09/16/2019 05:10 PM
Uber on Tuesday will begin limiting drivers' access to its app in New York City to comply with regulation aimed at boosting drivers' pay and easing congestion in Manhattan, laws that Uber says will have unintended consequences.

  The Hole in the Ozone Layer Is Being Super Weird—but in a Good Way

  09/16/2019 05:05 PM

  The 20 Wildest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can't Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2019

  09/16/2019 05:00 PM

  22 Years Later, A Major Milestone For RPGs Is Finally Coming West

  09/16/2019 05:00 PM

Amongst all the many, many games coming to Nintendo Switch soon, you should pay close attention to Moon, a port of a 1997 role-playing game for the PlayStation that’s never left Japan before.

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  Elon Musk: I Was Using the Other Definition of 'Pedo Guy,' You See

  09/16/2019 04:55 PM

  Big, Beefy Switch Controllers For Big, Beefy Hands

  09/16/2019 04:30 PM

Joy-Cons are small. They are designed so that Switch can be a sleek, nearly-seamless handheld gaming device. Hori’s Split Pad Pro is what happens when ideas like “small” and “sleek” and “not ridiculous” are tossed out the window. The more I play with them, gripping them in my larger-than-average hands, the less I mind…

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  Is That White Chocolate or the Surface of Mars?

  09/16/2019 04:30 PM

A new image of dunes on the Martian north pole looks a lot like a candy bar.

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  Big, Beefy Switch Controllers For Big, Beefy Hands

  09/16/2019 04:30 PM

Joy-Cons are small. They are designed so that Switch can be a sleek, nearly-seamless handheld gaming device. Hori’s Split Pad Pro is what happens when ideas like “small” and “sleek” and “not ridiculous” are tossed out the window. The more I play with them, gripping them in my larger-than-average hands, the less I mind…

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  The iPhone XS and XR Are Getting One of the iPhone 11's Best Features Too

  09/16/2019 04:20 PM

If you’re on the fence about upgrading your iPhone, there’s another great reason not to. Multi-camera recording, one of the most impressive features of the iPhone 11 line debuted at an Apple event last week, is also coming to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max when iOS 13 arrives later this week.

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  Listen to Alex Trebek, pronunciation fan, say "genre" over and over

  09/16/2019 04:05 PM

Television mainstay and badass cancer survivor Alex Trebek is a legend when it comes to game shows. Jeopardy is, and always will be, the epitome of that genre dof TV, and Trebek will always be the face of it in people’s minds. Obviously, being host since the ’80s makes it second nature, which includes getting into…

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  France's Canal+ pairs up with Netflix in pay-TV shift

  09/16/2019 04:03 PM
Vivendi's Canal+ has agreed a deal to add Netflix subscriptions to TV bundles in France and elsewhere, the French broadcaster said on Monday, in the latest such alliance to counter pressure from streaming giants.

  How A High School Smash Bros. Joke Became A World-Famous Saying

  09/16/2019 04:00 PM

  Apple Arcade Just Released Early for iOS 13 Beta Users

  09/16/2019 03:34 PM

If you’re an iOS 13 beta user who’s been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Arcade, it looks like you may be able to pop the hood on Apple’s subscription gaming service a full three days ahead of its official launch date.

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  Zero Escape Director's New Game Is Another Twisty, Captivating Mystery

  09/16/2019 03:30 PM

  The 2020 Zero SR/F Electric Sportbike Isn't A Compromise Motorcycle

  09/16/2019 03:26 PM

The 2020 Zero SR/F fires up in total silence—it’s a trip. There’s no exhaust rumble or clattering pistons, just a few lights on the TFT dash. “Are you sure it’s on,” more than one person asked. But when you twist the throttle, you finally hear something. And more importantly–you feel something.

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  Chris and Riley are streaming the early access roguelike Noita over on our Twitch channel.

  09/16/2019 03:00 PM

Chris and Riley are streaming the early access roguelike Noita over on our Twitch channel. Join us in the chat and subscribe to us for more streams as they happen.

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  Player Catalogues List Of Games That Still Have Poorly Implemented Subtitles

  09/16/2019 02:30 PM

Just from playing games, I know that the subtitles they offer are often too small, have weird line breaks, or don’t show up properly against the background of the game. This handy Reddit post offers a more detailed look at just how bad the situation can get in certain games.

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  Street Fighter Champion Gives Up Thousands In Protest Of Japanese Bureaucracy

  09/16/2019 02:00 PM

  Your Suitcase Needs One of These $10 Compression Packing Cubes

  09/16/2019 01:45 PM

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  Your Suitcase Needs One of These $10 Compression Packing Cubes

  09/16/2019 01:45 PM

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  The Teens Are Pissed and Freaked the Hell Out

  09/16/2019 01:25 PM

Climate change scares most American teens—and they’re reacting by taking action, according to a new survey.

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  Order checks for Apple's new iPhone bode well: analysts

  09/16/2019 01:02 PM
Pre-orders for Apple Inc's latest iPhones have gotten off to a better start than the last cycle a year ago, several Wall Street analysts said on Monday, citing their own research data.

  What's Your Favorite Travel Rewards Credit Card?

  09/16/2019 01:00 PM

  Final Fantasy XIV Director Talks Class Changes, Music, And Role-Playing

  09/16/2019 01:00 PM

Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion, Shadowbringers, brought a sweeping storyline and tons of job adjustments that streamlined how the game played.

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  Facebook's Libra in regulators' sights as ECB's Coeure warns of 'stablecoin' risks

  09/16/2019 12:54 PM
Facebook's attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board member said such "stablecoins" posed serious risks.

  Here Is A Very Practical And Detailed Breakdown Of How To Do Low-Budget Vanlife

  09/16/2019 12:38 PM

When you hear the term “vanlife,” what typically comes to mind is a young, attractive couple doing yoga in front of a spotless Sprinter van perfectly customized inside to look like a log cabin. At sunset. On a beach. Believe it or not, you don’t necessarily need to be an Instagram star…

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  We Have Reached the Inevitable: Warner Bros. Is Making a Funko Pop Movie

  09/16/2019 12:30 PM

Whether you love them or loathe them, Funko’s Pop Vinyl figurines are everywhere, their big heads and vacant stares providing a blank canvas for practically every pop culture series under the sun to be turned into an action figure. Now, they’re moving off store shelves and onto the silver screen.

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  How Joker Was Crafted to Leave You Speechless

  09/16/2019 12:15 PM

Everyone is talking about Joker.

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  Get a Free HydroFlask Water Bottle When You Bundle Up With Rumpl's Nanoloft Camping Blanket

  09/16/2019 12:10 PM

Free HydroFlask Water Bottle with NanoLoft Camping Blanket Purchase | From $149 | Rumpl

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  U.S. to allow drivers to choose 'quiet car' alert sounds

  09/16/2019 12:08 PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday proposed allowing automakers to offer a variety of sound choices for electric vehicles and other "quiet cars" to choose from to alert pedestrians.

  Okay, Apple Arcade Is Probably Going to Be Good

  09/16/2019 12:00 PM

  Okay, Apple Arcade Is Probably Going to Be Good

  09/16/2019 12:00 PM

  These Battery Saving Tricks Don't Work

  09/16/2019 12:00 PM

  James Gunn Tweeted 'The Suicide Squad' Cast and It's Insane

  09/16/2019 11:51 AM
Also: J.J. Abrams just signed a multimillion-dollar deal, and RIP, MoviePass.

  Extremely Massive Neutron Star May Be the Largest Ever Spotted

  09/16/2019 11:50 AM

Scientists have discovered what could be the largest neutron star on record, according to new research.

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  Teen Gamer Sentenced to 15 Months in Swatting Case That Led to Police Killing a Man

  09/16/2019 11:40 AM

The second gamer involved in a swatting case that began with a Call of Duty bet and ended with police killing an innocent man has been sentenced.

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  Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

  09/16/2019 11:35 AM
Apple will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU's crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies.

  Airspace Near Area 51 Will Be Closed to News Helicopters and Drones During 'Storm Area 51' Shitshow

  09/16/2019 11:30 AM

Airspace around Area 51 in Nevada will be closed to news helicopters and drones this week in anticipation of the so-called “Storm Area 51" event that started as a joke but has morphed into a potentially dangerous situation.

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  This Incredible 2812-Piece Betrayal at Cloud City LEGO Set Is Down To Its Lowest Price Ever

  09/16/2019 11:30 AM

LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City Set | $290 | Amazon

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  Woman Swallows 2.4-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring in Her Sleep

  09/16/2019 11:20 AM

A woman with a history of sleepwalking claims a recent bad dream led to real-life nightmare.

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  VW, Ford in talks to develop second electric car in Europe: Handelsblatt

  09/16/2019 11:19 AM
Ford could build more than one model of electric car based on Volkswagen's electric vehicle platform, Ford's Europe Chief Stuart Rowley told German daily Handelsblatt.

  You're Going to Want All 280+ Pieces of These Star Wars and Harry Potter LEGO Advent Calendars

  09/16/2019 11:10 AM

LEGO Stars Wars Advent Calendar | $33 | Amazon

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  You're Going to Want All 280+ Pieces of These Star Wars and Harry Potter LEGO Advent Calendars

  09/16/2019 11:10 AM

LEGO Stars Wars Advent Calendar | $33 | Amazon

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  Israeli checkout-free technology startup Trigo raises $22 million

  09/16/2019 10:52 AM
Trigo, an Israeli-startup whose technology allows customers to automatically check out in grocery stores, said on Monday it raised $22 million in an early stage funding round, bringing funds raised to date to $29 million.

  Monday's Best Deals: Apple Watch Series 5, Philips Norelco, Tile, and More

  09/16/2019 10:35 AM

Savings on the yet-to-be-released Apple Watch Series 5, a Philips Norelco Shaver Gold Box, and Tile discounts lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web.

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  Monday's Best Deals: Apple Watch Series 5, Philips Norelco, Tile, and More

  09/16/2019 10:35 AM

Savings on the yet-to-be-released Apple Watch Series 5, a Philips Norelco Shaver Gold Box, and Tile discounts lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web.

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  Help Us Find the Worst Politicians In Your State

  09/16/2019 10:30 AM

Here at Splinter, we spend a not-insignificant amount of time covering the uniquely awful quality of state and local politics, especially the personalities that make them a frothing cauldron of dysfunction, nepotism, and far worse.

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  After 6 Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself

  09/16/2019 10:00 AM
In a new memoir and interview, the world’s most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love for an internet that no longer exists.

  The MCU Films That You Should Own In 4K, Ranked

  09/16/2019 10:00 AM

Tomorrow is Spider-Man: Far From Home’s initial digital home release, marking the first time you can own all 23 films in the Infinity Saga, most of them in glorious 4K HDR. But which ones really deserve to be in your collection? As a self-designated expert on the subject, I’m here to rank them all.

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  Fintech company Plaid discloses investments from Visa, Mastercard

  09/16/2019 09:40 AM
Financial technology company Plaid Inc said on Monday that Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc were strategic investors in a $250 million round of Series C financing raised in December.

  The 11 Best New TV Shows Coming This Fall—From 'Watchmen' to 'Mandalorian'

  09/16/2019 09:00 AM
In the streaming age, there are always new shows. But this fall in particular has some unique treats. (Hello, Disney+!)

  6 Best Smartphones That Still Have a Headphone Jack (2019)

  09/16/2019 08:00 AM
3.5-mm audio jacks are endangered, but they're not extinct yet. Some of our favorite smartphones still have them.

  Flirty or Friendzone? New AI Scans Your Texts for True Love

  09/16/2019 07:00 AM
A new class of apps can use machine intelligence to determine if your text conversations are imbued with hidden romantic sparks.

  Artificial Intelligence Confronts a 'Reproducibility' Crisis

  09/16/2019 07:00 AM
Machine-learning systems are black boxes even to the researchers that build them. That makes it hard for others to assess the results.

  Start-ups to grab $280 billion in banking payments revenues by 2025, study says

  09/16/2019 04:10 AM

  EU to pursue web tax plan alone if no global accord: Gentiloni

  09/16/2019 02:43 AM
The European Union plans to introduce a tax on digital services even in the absence of a global accord on a so-called 'web tax', the Commissioner-designate for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni was quoted as saying on Monday.

  Ex-Donkey Kong Champ Threatens to Sue Over Record Removal

  09/15/2019 10:00 AM
Billy Mitchell issues a 156-page “evidence package” in an attempt to prove his feats of arcade greatness.

  The Best iPad Drawing Apps for Every Kind of Artist (2019)

  09/15/2019 09:00 AM
With these apps, your Apple Pencil might actually replace your *real* pencils.

  New Electrics, New Laws, and Other Car News This Week

  09/15/2019 09:00 AM
Automakers show off their latest in Frankfurt, and California lawmakers rewrite the rules of the road for Uber and Lyft.

  The Colonel Sanders Dating Sim Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

  09/15/2019 09:00 AM
Also: President Trump loses another national security adviser, a potential ban on e-cigarettes, and more.

  Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Still Not An Apple Watch

  09/15/2019 08:00 AM
The latest iteration of Fitbit's popular smartwatch is still useful, if flawed.

  Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies

  09/15/2019 08:00 AM
A new measurement seems to eliminate an anomaly that has captivated physicists for nearly a decade.

  A Detox Drug Promises Miracles—If It Doesn't Kill You First

  09/15/2019 07:00 AM
The heavy hallucinogen ibogaine is illegal in the US, but some addicts are flocking to Mexican clinics for it, hoping to be cured. A physician investigates.

  How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science

  09/15/2019 07:00 AM
MIT’s Media Lab, Harvard, Stanford, hospitals—they all take money from donors. Whether it's to truly help the world or merely burnish a reputation, the money nevertheless bends the arc of the innovation universe.

  Apple TV+ premieres with star-studded period drama 'Dickinson' at Tribeca Festival

  09/15/2019 02:31 AM
Apple TV+ premiered its first show at the Tribeca TV Festival on Saturday, flaunting feminist snark, lavish period costumes and a star-studded cast in "Dickinson," a series that sheds a modern light on the life of an iconic American poet.

  Global regulators to question Facebook's Libra amid EU concerns: paper

  09/15/2019 01:22 AM
Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns from European Union governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

  Space Photos of the Week: Spying on Jupiter

  09/14/2019 10:00 AM
The spacecraft Juno made it through a very hostile environment to send back images of this enormous, telegenic, enshrouded planet.

  'Simjacker' Attack Can Track Phones Just by Sending a Text

  09/14/2019 09:00 AM
White house spying, North Korea sanctions, and more of the week's top security news.

  Old Sci-Fi Movies Probably Aren't as Good as You Remember

  09/14/2019 09:00 AM
Watching 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century' can be quite a shock in the 21st.

  8 Best Zink Instant Cameras & Printers (Zero Ink, Inkless)

  09/14/2019 08:00 AM
We've been testing zero-ink printers and instant cameras for months. These are our favorites.

  14 Great Tech Deals on Phones, Tablets, TVs, and Dongles

  09/14/2019 07:00 AM
Have an iPhone 11 hangover? These tech discounts may perk you up.

  What Are Zero-Knowledge Proofs?

  09/14/2019 07:00 AM
How do you make blockchain and other transactions truly private? With mathematical models known as zero-knowledge proofs.

  6 Reasons to Ditch Google's Chrome Browser for Vivaldi on Android

  09/14/2019 07:00 AM
An innovative browser has launched on Android for the first time. Here's why you might want to give it a shot.

  You Too Can Make These Fun Games (No Experience Necessary)

  09/14/2019 07:00 AM
Games built with the open source tool Bitsy are often more like stories. Our writer created one in two hours.

  Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board as TV battle looms

  09/14/2019 12:30 AM
Apple Inc said on Friday that Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger had resigned from the company's board of directors on Sept. 10 as the two companies prepare to compete head-to-head in the streaming television business.

  Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe

  09/13/2019 09:18 PM

  Apple's app store eyed in U.S. Congress antitrust probe

  09/13/2019 09:18 PM
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Friday requested information from Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook as part of an investigation of competition in digital markets.

  Apple has sour reaction to Goldman Sachs' analyst note

  09/13/2019 08:14 PM
Apple Inc struck out at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc analyst on Friday in a relatively rare public dust-up between a blue chip Wall Street firm and its client.

  Apple counters Goldman call on 'negative impact' of Apple TV+ trial

  09/13/2019 08:13 PM
Apple Inc on Friday disputed a Goldman Sachs research note which stated that the company's plans to account for the trial of its new streaming service Apple TV+ will have a "material negative impact" on its results.

  Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, UK Parliament Says

  09/13/2019 04:37 PM
Also: PewDiePie canceled his donation to the Anti-Defamation League, and 'Control' might get a major crossover.

  The Fight Over Fuel Economy Rules Gets Messy

  09/13/2019 03:57 PM
The Justice Department is investigating automakers who struck a deal with California. Some in Congress want to investigate the investigators.

  National Security Is in Trump's Hands

  09/13/2019 02:21 PM
With the departure of John Bolton from the White House this week, even the former national security advisor’s biggest critics are worried.

  How Tech Firms Like Uber Hide Behind the ‘Platform Defense’

  09/13/2019 01:12 PM
If you insist that drivers aren’t key to your business, apparently you end up making some bizarre U-turns.

  Super Planetary-Motion Smackdown: Kepler v. Newton

  09/13/2019 01:00 PM
In science, progress is all about building a better model—explaining more with less.

  The Danger of Thinking We’re All ‘Addicted’ to Tech

  09/13/2019 09:00 AM
Opinion: Telling ourselves that devices and platforms “hijack” our brains plays right into Big Tech’s hands.

  Mass Graves in Russia Tell the Grim Story of Mongol Invasion

  09/13/2019 09:00 AM
After years of digging, archaeologists discover nine medieval graves holding the remains of at least 300 people.