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Mauricio Ruiz, 24, sailor of the Chilean Navy, right, comes out publicly as gay during a press conference in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014. Ruiz who was accompanied by Rolando Jimenez, left, president of the Homosexual Liberation and Integration Movement, is the first member of the Chilean armed forces ever to come out publicly as gay with the approval of the High Command of the Chilean navy.

Chile Sailor Publicly Discloses His Homosexuality

Aug 28
A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.

Hotel Week Heads West

By EDGE | Aug 28
Following the success of Hotel Week NYC, the inaugural Hotel Week LA is launching in Los Angeles this November.

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

Hackerspaces :: Turning Ideas into Reality

By Emaun Kashfi | Aug 28
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

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.

The Knife

Silently Shouting :: Remembering the Knife's Legacy

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 28
Last week, the Swedish brother-sister duo the Knife announced they were breaking up at the end of their current tour. EDGE takes a look at the electronic band's near perfect discography and their lasting legacy.

High School Students Need More Sleep, Study Finds

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

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

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.

Nicole Bray wants to share her story

Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part I

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
In this two-part series, EDGE looks at transwoman Nicole Bray, who got the support of her friends, family and wife, and is creating a documentary to inspire other transgender individuals.

Artist Leopold Allen

POBA Site Helps Preserve Legacies of Artists Lost to AIDS

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
The new online platform, POBA/Where the Arts Live, keeps alive the legacy of artists, some of whose early success was cut short in the early years of AIDS.