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The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

Ask Eat Like a Man: The Special Potato Report

<i>Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships, restaurants, or cooking. He is also available for private tutorials.</i><p><b>What are the</b> …

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Japan to send robot astronaut into space

This Japanese robonaut is preparing to go where no robot has gone before: the International Space Station.<p>A talking robot that will accompany a <b>Japanese</b> astronaut in space this summer says the cosmic tour will be one giant leap for androids everywhere.<p>In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the …

Poll: Hands off my sugary drinks

Looks like Americans want to hang on to their Big Gulps.<p>A new survey finds that nearly three-quarters of Americans reject laws that would limit the sale of sugary soft drinks to 16 oz.<p>The Gallup poll found that 69 percent of adults are against such laws, while 30 percent are in favor of them. A …

Brazil unrest: 'Million' join protests in 100 cities

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/988000/988731_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522467176_d5a1848f7ceb54a5502c7fcab1ef0504<p><b>More than a million people are reported to have taken part in protests in about 100 cities across Brazil, the latest in a wave of …

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Rustic charm and natural beauty in a farmhouse from the Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert is a harsh environment, not exactly very popular when it comes to choosing a location for a family home or private residence. …

[New App] Twheel Put A Circular Spin On your Twitter Feed, Aims To help You Discover New People To Follow

Twitter is an awesome social discovery tool, but its implementation is fairly static. Even whiz-bang Twitter clients like the unfortunate Falcon Pro …

LeBron James, Heat beat Spurs for second straight NBA title

MIAMI -- Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It validated the team and its leader, forever …

Best Buy Announces Nine-Day iPhone Trade-In Deal

Best Buy’s one-day-only iPhone trade-in event earlier this month was so successful that the retailer is doing it again — this time for nine …

Close encounters between galaxies are a messy business - but so beautiful!! This striking NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, which shows what looks like the profile of a celestial bird, belies the fact that close encounters between galaxies are a messy business. This interacting galaxy duo is collectively called Arp 142. The pair contains the disturbed, star-forming spiral galaxy NGC 2936, along with its elliptical companion, NGC 2937 at lower left. Once part of a flat, spiral disk, the orbits of the galaxy's stars have become scrambled due to gravitational tidal interactions with the other galaxy. This warps the galaxy's orderly spiral, and interstellar gas is strewn out into giant tails like stretched taffy. #nasa #nasagoddard #hubble #space

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare' is the plant-based shooter we've all been waiting for

Call of Duty: Modern Gardening<p><i>Plants vs. Zombies</i>, the adorable gardening-based tower defense game, is getting a radical redesign. At EA's press conference at E3 2013, the company announced <i>Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare</i>, which throws <i>Plants vs. Zombies</i> "characters" like the cactus or sunflower …

EA gets a chance to do parkour right with a new 'Mirror's Edge' game

Electronic Arts has announced a long-awaited sequel — or possibly prequel — to free-running game <i>Mirror's Edge</i>. The original <i>Mirror's Edge</i>, released five years ago, offered a unique and beautiful combination of traits: immersive first-person parkour that went beyond one-button jumps, a blindingly …

Ubisoft announces Rabbids Invasion 'interactive TV show' coming to Xbox One

At Ubisoft's pre-E3 press conference it's just announced a new platform for its Rabbid characters, the <i>Rabbids Invasion</i> interactive TV show. Launching on the Xbox One, it allows the viewer to actively participate in certain scenes in order to move the story along. That can include such kid-friendly …

Xbox One games roundup from Microsoft's E3 keynote

When we were first introduced to the Xbox One, we heard about the hardware. Today, at Microsoft's E3 keynote, it was all about the games. We had a look at <i>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</i>, a One-exclusive <i>Killer Instinct</i> reboot and <i>Ryse: Son of Rome</i> (both an exclusive and a launch title). We also …

Microsoft’s E3 conference wrap-up: It’s the games, stupid

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — Games. Exclusives. Exclusive games. Microsoft largely shifted the emphasis well away from the Xbox One console itself — and much of the controversy surrounding it — in order to showcase the one thing everyone really wanted to see: What …

Our Sony E3 PlayStation 4 keynote liveblog begins at 6PM PT / 9PM ET

The day isn't over yet, everybody. After both Apple and Microsoft battled it out with simultaneous keynotes, Sony is sauntering in at 6PM PT / 9PM ET with its main E3 keynote. Everybody is expecting Sony to finally stop teasing us and unveil the PlayStation 4 hardware. Beyond that we're also hoping …

Battlefield creator shows off new 'Star Wars' video game

At E3, Battlefield developer EA DICE ignited sabers with a brief teaser video showing the next big "Star Wars" video game.<p>To the delight of many gamers at E3 on Monday, EA DICE showed off Star Wars Battlefront -- a next-generation "Star Wars" video game that uses the Frostbite 3 graphics engine. …

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Sony announces GTA V exclusive PS3 bundle and headset, coming September 17th for $299

Sony's making a whole bunch of announcements at tonight's E3 press conference, and GTA V is on the list. The company just unveiled a bundle and headset for the PlayStation 3. Included in the package is a 500GB PS3, a Blu-ray copy of the game, 30-day trial PlayStation Plus membership, a custom GTA V …

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 hardware at E3 conference

After a controversial no-show at the PlayStation 4's February event, Sony has finally revealed the console's hardware design. The PS4 has an understated, angular form with matte and glossy black finishes on different sections of the body. As with the PlayStation 2 and Playstation 3, the console can …

Sony’s Tretton: No restrictions on used games on PlayStation 4, no online connection required

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — Shots fired!<p>Publisher Sony said it won’t have any online authentication or digital rights management on its PlayStation 4 console games this evening at its pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo press briefing. It won’t require you to check in …

Gaikai streaming coming to PS4 and PS3 in 2014

One key differentiator in this newest iteration of the console wars has been Sony’s commitment to backward compatibility with the PlayStation 4. At Sony's announcement event in February, we learned that it would be using recent acquisition Gaikai’s streaming technology to make it all happen, and …

E3: PlayStation 4 console priced cheaper than Xbox One

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/985000/985594_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522217992_d25bdf2bb73f835aa9b692a431acef25<p><b>Sony is set to sell the PlayStation 4 for a cheaper price than Microsoft's rival Xbox One.</b><p>The Japanese firm announced at the E3 trade show that its …

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