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Sorry, prey.  Black widows have surprisingly good memory

Sorry, prey. Black widows have surprisingly good memory

Robert Llewellyn/Getty Images Black widows must despise Clint Sergi. While working on his Ph.D. in biology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sergi spent his time designing little challenges for spiders—which often involved rewarding them with tasty dead crickets or confounding them by stealing the crickets away. “The big question that motivated the work was just …

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R has surprisingly high sales in the US while MultiVersus falls off the charts completely

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R has surprisingly high sales in the US while MultiVersus falls off the charts completely

And apparently there’s still people who don’t own Smash Ultimate yet Fighting games can still probably be considered a somewhat niche genre in the grand scheme of the industry, but that niche seems to be ever growing with how many more titles that are now consistently topping sales charts. The NPD Group recently released their …

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Earnings are off to a surprisingly decent start.  Next week is the big test for tech

Earnings are off to a surprisingly decent start. Next week is the big test for tech

Stocks rallied this week as earnings season ramped up and is so far off to a better-than-expected start. With 20% of the S & P 500 having reported financials so far, sales results have thus far been 1.4% above expectations while earnings results are 5.4% above expectations, in aggregate. While the estimates have come down …

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A surprisingly hard part of retirement: Spending what you worked so hard to save  CNN

A surprisingly hard part of retirement: Spending what you worked so hard to save CNN

You’ve been working and saving for decades for just this moment: retirement. Even though you may be ready to stop working full-time, now comes the hard part: Actually letting yourself use your savings, since you will no longer be bringing in that paycheck, which until now has covered your monthly expenses. Making the psychological shift …

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Dead Island 2 is a surprisingly polished zombie 'em up that sticks to the script

Dead Island 2 is a surprisingly polished zombie ’em up that sticks to the script

Eight years ago Graham (who used to be to blame for all of this) got hands-on with Dead Island 2, back when the game was being developed by Yager, the folks behind Spec Ops: The Line. Since then, development changed hands like a baton at the Olympic relay; Yager left a year later, to be …

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How To Actually Play Netflix's Surprisingly Terrific Games

How To Actually Play Netflix’s Surprisingly Terrific Games

Image: Digital Sun Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one’s playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of its free games. That stat surely isn’t helped by the process you’ve gotta go through to play, which, while not …

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Surprisingly, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Won Me Over In The First Few Hours

Surprisingly, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Won Me Over In The First Few Hours

Screenshots: Nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, though not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles 3 …

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