violence

conspiracy theories

Mass Shootings Attract Conspiracy Theories Because the Reality Is Too Bleak to Accept

Conspiracy theories are really just another way of trying to make sense of the world.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.26.18
Donald Trump

A Psychologist Explains What the Crowds at the Inauguration Say About America

We spoke to Stephen Reicher, an expert in crowd psychology.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.20.17
violence

How Video Games Unwittingly Train the Brain to Justify Killing

Young children have unprecedented access to violent movies, games and sports events at an early age, and learning brutality is the norm.
Teodora Stoica
11.3.16
short circuit

Argentine Soccer Club Wanted to Implant Microchips in Fans, Until They Revolted

The surgically implanted microchip was designed to curb violence among the sport's more... passionate supporters.
Meaghan Beatley
10.21.16
News

Why We Need AI to Study America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Machines could help us understand a very human problem.
Jordan Pearson
10.12.16
Gaming

The Most Shocking Game from 1997 Is Kind of Boring Now

The studio behind the controversial 1997 shooter gave it a facelift. But was it really needed?
Leif Johnson
5.28.16
gore

Run the Gauntlet Is the Most Disgusting Challenge on the Internet

Warning: This article is about a video site that many people would find grotesque.
Theresa Locker
10.29.15
nintendo

​Nintendo Almost Ruined 'GoldenEye 007'​

Shigeru Miyamoto wanted Bond to shake hands with his enemies in the hospital.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.26.15
Gaming

We Found Civility on the 'Lord of the Flies' of MMO Servers

'DarkScape' helps us remember what we found so attractive about the genre's emphasis on working with other players in the first place.
Leif Johnson
10.15.15
Twitter

This Algorithm Could Show When the Next Genocide Is About to Happen

Called Umati, or “crowd” in Swahili, the program monitors dangerous speech on Twitter and Facebook.
Justin Lynch
9.25.15
short circuit

Rockstar Games Didn't Like the BBC's 'GTA' Movie One Bit

"What exactly is this random, made up bollocks?"
Emanuel Maiberg
9.16.15
News

The Internet Won’t Let Us Look Away From Murder

The same features of the internet that delight techno-utopians are making us miserable.
Sarah Jeong
8.27.15
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