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Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix.

Hackerspaces :: Turning Ideas into Reality

PERSONAL TECH | By Emaun Kashfi | Thursday Aug 28, 2014
The tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are part of a growing global movement of so-called hackerspaces.

Video Games Come of Age as Spectator Sport

VIDEO GAMES | By Barbara Ortutay, Ken Sweet | Aug 28
Twitch is an online network that attracts visitors who watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games-in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN. You think that's weird? Twitch has 55 million monthly users.

High School Students Need More Sleep, Study Finds

HEALTH | Aug 28
A study finds early school start times negatively effect high school students, and may lead to obesity, high-blood pressure and depression. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

California's Early Warning System for Earthquakes

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A new early warning system developed at UC Berkeley provides a heads-up 10 seconds before an earthquake hits. Similar systems are already in place in Japan and Mexico, but the Berkeley team says $80 million is required to send message.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

HEALTH | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 28
Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.

Kirk Cameron 'Kicks Ass' to Save Christmas

RELIGION | By EDGE | Aug 27
Kirk Cameron is out to get Santa Claus. And this time, it's personal.

Fla. Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | By Gary Fineout | Aug 27
Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

ESPN Reporter Josina Anderson

Twittersphere Slams ESPN Over Showering with Michael Sam Segment

SPORTS | By EDGE | Aug 27
Sports reporting hit a new low last week when reporter Josina Anderson took time out of a segment aired on ESPN about how Michael Sam is adjusting to life in the NFL to focus on how his teammates are handling being in the shower with a gay player.

On The Scene with Mike Diamond @ Cherry's :: Fire Island, NY

BARS | Aug 27
Mike Diamond checks out Fire Island's 'Cherry's on The Bay', featuring entertainment by drag diva Hedda Lettuce!

Kate Mulgrew as Red and Lorraine Toussaint as Vee

Red vs. Vee: An Interview with OITNB's Kate Mulgrew and Lorraine Toussaint

TELEVISION | By Randy Shulman | Aug 27
On June 21, the cast of "Orange is the New Black" assembled in Manhattan at the delightfully eccentric Crosby Street Hotel. Out of that day came the opportunity to conduct an exclusive, in-depth Q&A with stars Selenis Leyva and Kate Mulgrew.

Robertson: 13-Year-Old is Gay Because of Single Mom, Suggests More Men in His Life

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 27
"Blame the mom and bring on the men" was televangelist Pat Robertson's answer to a mother concerned about her 13-year-old stepson who confessed to having crushes on other boys.