Seals are dying in Alaska, and no one knows why. At least 60 seals—including bearded, ringed, and spotted seals—have recently washed up dead along Alaska’s Bering and Chukchi sea coastlinesaccording to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Advertisement Carcasses of the seals, all protected under the Endangered Species Act, first began appearing in the waters in May, but dozens of new reports came in Monday from locals who saw the dead animals in southwest Norton Sound on the western shores This is bad news for the varying species (obviously), but it’s also concerning for the Alaska Native people who depend on marine animals as a key source of food. Subsistence hunters are, after all, As ice seals are an essential resource for Alaska Native communities, food safety is a major concern. Some people have expressed concerns about contamination. Others have reported the seals are unusually thin this year and are worried about prey … [Read more...] about Dozens of Endangered Seals Are Washing Up Dead Around Alaska and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why
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Tiffany Haddish? One of the funniest women alive. Melissa McCarthy? Also extremely funny, Yes, The Kitchen is a dramaWidows should probably pay attention to it. McCarthy, Haddish, and Moss play wives of Irish mobsters who land in jail and to make a little more money (or a lot more, judging by the piles of cash in the trailer) the women grab some guns and each other and take over the crime family. “Just to be clear, now we run this neighborhood,” McCarthy says. Advertisement Expect a lot of polyester, heavy Brooklyn accents, and gritty New Yaaaawk. The movie … [Read more...] about Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish Become Mobsters in
This week’s question comes from reader Kate Lander: During a recent viewing of the largely mediocre Lie To Me, I found myself thinking about how my interest in the show is almost entirely based on Tim Roth’s lead performance. So my question is: Who is an actor that you find so compelling, you watch films or television shows you’re not otherwise interested in, simply because of their involvement? Advertisement A.A. Dowd It’s getting to the point where I think I’d watch Jesse Eisenberg in anything. This isn’t the coolest answer, and given Eisenberg’s pretty lame potshot at critics, one I’m sure he himself would scoff at. But it dawned on me recently that he’s excellent in pretty much everything he appears in. This year alone, he’s been quietly heartbreaking as a panicked new father, successfully transformed from earnest beta to smooth alpha before our eyes, and injected some much-needed scenery-chewing lunacy into a dour … [Read more...] about Which actor is so good, you’d watch them in anything?
So you've created a kickass, play-anything media center with XBMC, but it's a too hard for your less tech-savvy friends and family members to use. Here are a few ways to make your home theater PC so easy that your four year old could use it. Advertisement Blast from the past is a weekly feature at Lifehacker in which we revive old, but still relevant, posts for your reading and hacking pleasure. This week, we're making your home theater a little more friendly. Get a New Skin The default Confluence skin is pretty good-looking, and there are some even prettier ones out there if you look around. However, not all of them are exactly easy to navigate, especially for those unfamiliar with XBMC. For example, Confluence's horizontal menu is hard to see, and certain add-ons are buried in submenus. Experiment with some other skins and see which ones are easier to navigate. Advertisement I personally really like "Transparency" for its easy-to-read vertical menu. You can see every … [Read more...] about How to Make XBMC Easier to Use (Especially for Non-Geeks)
XBMC is by far our favorite media software, letting you create a kickass, customizable, play-everything media center right on your TV. One of its coolest features is the ability to completely overhaul the interface with different skins, and while there are more skins and layouts than we could possibly show in one gallery, we're showing off four of our favorites today. Check out the gallery above to see a few screenshots of each skin. And, remember that each skin is customizable in its own right—which means that the media layouts in the gallery are only one of many. If you like the way a skin looks even a little bit, install it to XBMC and play around with it to see everything it can do. Advertisement Confluence Main Menu | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories For more info on creating a kickass, seamless, play-everything media center, check out our complete guide to XBMC. Confluence Media View | Skin available in the default XBMC repositories For more info on … [Read more...] about Four Beautiful XBMC Skins That Make Your Media Center Look Awesome
At the height of its powers in the early 18th century, the British Empire spanned all corners of the globe, from Brazil to Alaska, Austria to Manchuria, and...wait, what? OK, so in actual history, it did no such thing, but in my history, the history of a nation I led through 400 years of expansion, conflict and religious turmoil, that's how it all went down. And it's that freedom, that historical sandbox, that makes Europa Universalis IV so damn good. Advertisement EUIV is Paradox Development Studio's first major grand strategy release since last year's Crusader Kings II, a game I liked so much that I nominated it for our 2012 Game of the Year. The aim of the game is to choose a nation and guide it through the end of the Middle Ages, through to the Renaissance and on to the early days of the Industrial Revolution. You're in charge of almost everything to do with the running of that nation, from trade to the economy, research to government, diplomacy to warfare. You're even in … [Read more...] about Europa Universalis IV