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The most popular video game console around right now is one from 1983

Modern video game consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation aren’t just capable of playing games.<p>They’re fully-formed entertainment devices capable of …

June's Best-Selling Video Game Console Was The NES Classic

The best-selling piece of video game hardware earlier this summer was not the surging Nintendo Switch nor the dominant PlayStation 4—it was a …

Retrogaming

Strange 'rogue planet' travels through space alone

<b>(CNN) —</b> A strange 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a planet has been discovered 20 light-years from Earth, outside our solar system. The "rogue," as it's referred to by researchers, is producing an unexplained glowing aurora and travels through space alone, without a parent star.<p>The …

Universe

The Greatest Asteroid Encounters of All Time!

Photo Credit: Illustration: Space.com; NASA<p>Slide 1 of 54<p>All-Time Greatest Asteroid Encounters<p>Asteroids are important building blocks of our solar …

Discover This Forgotten Region of the Brain, According to a Neuroscientist

Forgotten, but not lost.<p>You’ve probably never heard of the claustrum, a small region of the brain, because scientists still know little about it. …

Consciousness

Dazzling NASA 4K moon video crackles with craters

Even though President Donald Trump has directed NASA to return Americans to the moon, most of us will never have the chance to set foot on the lunar surface.<p>If you still dream of visiting our neighbor in space, then you can do the next best thing and immerse yourself in a spectacular 4K NASA video …

Astronomy

AI fake porn is the latest thing on the internet that needs to go away | Trusted Reviews

<b>Remember in the 1990s when the Daily Sport (allegedly) photoshopped celeb heads onto Page 3 models’ bodies, only to feign outrage about the fake</b> …

Smartphone users in Hawaii received a false alert that a ballistic missile was en route

Smartphone users and TV watchers in Hawaii on Saturday morning were on the receiving end of a harrowing and fear-inducing emergency alert regarding …

Super blue blood-Moon 2018: When, where and how to see it this month

January skywatchers are in for a rare treat: a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon all in the same month.<p>A Blue Moon is when two full moons happen in the same calendar month; lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes into Earth's shadow; and supermoons happen when the moon's perigee — …

John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday.<p>Young, who went to space six times, died on …

Space Exploration

Spend next New Year's eve with New Horizons

The New Year's celebration to usher in 2019 will include an event like no other – more than four billion miles from Earth.<p>In just under a year – …

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

Ridley Scott is planning another ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

'Blade Runner 2049' might not be the last of the dystopian sci-fi franchise<p><b>Ridley Scott</b> is planning another <i>Blade Runner</i> sequel, the director has …

NASA's next billion-dollar mission will either visit Saturn's moon Titan or bring back samples of a distant comet

NASA on Wednesday announced two finalists for its next robotic mission to explore mysterious corners of our solar system.<p>The finalists came from 12 proposals for the mission, called New Frontiers-4. (It will be the fourth in the series of New Frontiers missions.)<p>NASA will choose a winner in 2019, …

Astronomy

NASA planning interstellar mission for 2069

Mankind hasn’t yet explored some of the most interesting objects in our own solar system — heck, we still don’t even know all that much about Earth …

Astronomers think they might finally know where Saturn’s rings came from

Of all the planets in our Solar System, Saturn is probably the most instantly-recognizable. Its massive, sweeping rings are unmistakable and …

Mars could be more otherworldly than we thought

Mars might not always have been Earth’s red-hot neighbor.<p>The red planet may have formed much farther away from the sun and been pushed into its …

This Wild New Study Says Mars Didn't Form Where We Thought It Did

It wasn't always our neighbour planet.<p>Mars and Earth are widely thought to have formed into planets in the same region of the early Solar System, but …

This Scientist Wants to Send Building Blocks of Life to Distant Exoplanets

He calls it the "Genesis Project".<p>A German theoretical physicist has proposed a modification to the first-ever interstellar spacecraft that would …

Oumuamua: All you need to know about the first interstellar asteroid to enter our Solar System

The asteroid was first spotted in October when scientists believed it to be a comet.<p>The very first interstellar object ever to enter our Solar System …

Scientists Just Found a Vital Missing Link in The Origins of Life on Earth

Meet diamidophosphate.<p>Carbon might be the backbone of organic chemistry, but life on Earth wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for another …

Shiki No Uta Flip

Astronomers find a pitch-black planet

Exoplanet WASP-12b has the unique capability to trap 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The result is a world as black …

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …

‘Toy Story 4’: Josh Cooley Becomes Sole Director as John Lasseter Steps Down

John Lasseter has stepped down as director of “Toy Story 4,” leaving co-director Josh Cooley to take full reins.<p>Lasseter revealed the news on Friday …

Couples Who Gain Weight Together, Stay Together (Says Science)

What is an indicator of a happy and successful relationship? Couple rings? Countless couple photos on Facebook? Family and friends who get along swimmingly?<p>__According to science, the best way to tell if a couple is happily in love is by looking at their waistlines. __<p>For a period of four years, …

Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Living In A Computer Simulation – Here’s The Science

In a recent interview at the Code Conference in California, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk suggested we are living inside a computer simulation. …

Artificial Intelligence

Did The Sun 'Steal' Planet 9 Billions Of Years Ago?

A theory suggested earlier this year, states there may be an extra planet lurking in our solar system, known as Planet 9, and a new study has …

The worst '80s movie hair

We’ve counted down the films that defined the ‘80s. We’ve looked back at our favourite ‘80s soundtracks. We’ve even heard from the characters that …

Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor

Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed.<p>Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in …