How Vikings Went Into a Trancelike Rage Before Battle

The legendary Viking warriors known as berserkers were renowned for their ferocity in battle, purportedly fighting in a trancelike state of blind rage (berserkergang), howling like wild animals, biting their shields, and often unable to distinguish between friend and foe in the heat of battle. But historians know very little …

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Space Photos of the Week: Cassini's Sojourn Around Saturn

Launched in 1997, NASA’s Cassini mission was designed to orbit Saturn, studying the planet’s rings, icy moons, and general composition. During its 13 years of circling, it also discovered bizarre storms at the planet’s north pole, mini-moons orbiting between the rings, and plumes of water ice spewing from its moon …

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11 new trailers you should watch this week

I finally got around to seeing The Farewell the other week. It’s a wonderful, funny, quiet movie that manages to do so much inside such a seemingly tiny story about a family trying to keep a secret from a grandmother. One of the things that makes The Farewell so wonderful …

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A Simple Way to Make It Harder for Mobile Ads to Track You

If you’re not careful, most of what you do online and in mobile apps will wind up fueling targeted advertising, all that data feeding into a composite profile of your likes, dislikes, and demographic information. But increasingly, even careful web users can’t avoid being swept up in the digital marketing …

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Roku debuts $29 streaming box, updates voice search

Roku (ROKU) on Thursday announced a host of additions to its streaming video player lineup including the surprisingly small $29 Roku Express. The company also debuted the latest version of the operating system that powers its players and Roku-branded TVs. Roku OS 9.2 brings with it a new feature called Roku Zones …

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Apple's iPhone 11 is the best phone Apple has ever produced

Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have officially hit stores. And the latest versions of the company’s flagship device pack a host of improvements including all-new cameras that have consumers asking: Is now the time to upgrade? After spending time with the three iPhones, I’ve decided …

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How to move all your data to your new iPhone

If you’re one of the many who have just gotten Apple’s new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or Pro Max, congratulations! You’re going to want to try out your snazzy new phone as soon as you open that box. But first, you need to get all of the apps and data …

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