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The Sleazy Story of How Biogen’s New Alzheimer’s Snake Oil Got Approved

Last week the Food and Drug Administration approved Aduhelm—the first new Alzheimer’s drug in 18 years—an event that, at first blush, heralds the amazing news of a medical advance. Perhaps it might have been, had the whole process leading up to the agency giving its nod to the medication played out in a functional health…

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Her Story Dev’s Next Game, Immortality, Features Writers From Queen’s Gambit, Mr. Robot

Sam Barlow, the director of games such as Her Story, Telling Lies, and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, has announced a new game called Immortality. And this game has tapped a bunch of writers from shows like Queen’s Gambit and Mr. Robot to collaborate.The decidedly noir-ish trailer begins with a story about Marissa Marcel, an actress…

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‘N Sync vs. Backstreet Boys: The True Story Behind Their Epic Boy Band Rivalry

Getty Images; Melissa Herwitt/E! IllustrationThere are two types of people in this world: fans of ‘N Sync or Backstreet Boys. ‘N Sync member Lance Bass’ documentary, The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story, was released in 2019, and featured members of multiple boy bands and their families documenting the devastation and deceit they experienced during…

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What’s the story behind the stars?

Home References Science & Astronomy The Pleiades star cluster lies in the constellation of Taurus. (Image credit: Getty Images) We’ve always had a fascination with the stars, bright beacons of light that come alive when the sky darkens. They’ve been revered as gods, used to mark changes in the seasons, and as a way to…

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You have to read this viral story about how Google invented Chrome

Search might be the cornerstone of Google, but trying to improve its search engine hasn’t been the company’s only priority over the years. It was only a matter of time until Google launched its own browser, and Chrome quickly became the world’s most popular browser. The service evolved considerably since its inception, and it’s still…

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Feature: The Story Of The Game Genie, The Cheat Device Nintendo Tried (And Failed) To Kill

© Nintendo LifeMuch has been written about cheating in games. The history of which is so old and entwined it’s difficult to find its origins. Developers included cheats to aid development, from Manic Miner to Gradius. In computer games, it was possible for players to ‘POKE’ data values and change things, with old magazines printing…

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Success story Taiwan faces its worst outbreak in pandemic

People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus at a night market in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying) The island of Taiwan, which has had enviable success in containing COVID-19, imposed new restrictions in its capital city on Saturday as it battled its worst outbreak since the…

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The True Story Behind Netflix’s Wild Drug-and Sex-Fueled Miniseries Halston

Roy Halston Frowick, the fashion designer who worked with Jacqueline Kennedy and rolled with Andy Warhol—and is known by his self-eponymous brand, simply, “Halston”—comes to biopic life on Netflix in Halston. (Because branding is important.) Ewan McGregor plays the titular icon in the cautionary downfall limited series, which follows Halston up until his untimely death…

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Story of a Tshirt with a Shellcode

My company sent me recently this wonderful t-shirt: The text printed on it looks very much like the output of objdump -d shellcode.o command. Let’s figure out if the shellcode actually works. If you had a chance to write your own shellcode, you will immediately recognize this jmp, call, pop pattern. In pure form it…

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The Inside Story on Taggart VanEtten’s 100-Mile Treadmill World Record

For the second weekend in a row, one of Zach Bitter’s 100-mile world records has fallen.Taggart VanEtten, 25, of Morton, Illinois, smashed Bitter’s 100-mile treadmill world record with a time of 11:32:05. VanEtten’s average pace was 6:55 per mile, and he beat Bitter’s record by nearly 40 minutes.That’s quite the accomplishment for only his second…