Recommended Reading: Reliving virtual reality in the '90s

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A young boy stands wearing virtual reality mask and hand piece under a plastic roof at a music festival

With the revival of VR, it's important that we take a look back to the last big push for virtual reality. Kill Screen recently dedicated an entire issue to the topic, including a piece that recalls what VR was like in the '90s, when it was all circle pods, massive headsets and plastic guns. Ah... the good ol' days.

Justified Creator on the Final Season, that Death in the Premiere and More
Eric Goldman, IGN

The final season of Justified is underway, and IGN's Eric Goldman caught up with series creator Graham Yost to chat about what's to come before the final showdown between Raylan and Boyd.

How Three Guys With $10K and Decades-Old Data Almost Found the Higgs Boson First
by Joshua Batson, Wired

Remember when a team at CERN used the Large Hadron Collider to find the elusive Higgs boson back in 2013? Well, a much smaller group with a much smaller budget almost beat them to it.

The Devil Wears Pulsars
Shirley Li, The Atlantic

High fashion is taking inspiration from the stars once more, and The Atlantic's Shirley Li takes a look at why the runway is so interested in astronomy again -- including how advances in space exploration have provided a wealth of visual inspiration.

Virtual Reality at Sundance: The Long-Delayed, Inevitable Future Is Bright, Empathetic, and Already on Your Phone
by Matt Patches, Grantland

You've likely read up on all our VR coverage from Sundance, and if you're itchin' for more, Grantland has a solid rundown, too.

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