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Nintendo 3DS Best-Selling Video Game Console In February

Thanks largely to the launch of the New 3DS in February, Nintendo's handheld console was the best-selling video game console of the month according to both internal Nintendo data and NPD numbers.<p>The 3DS sold nearly 395,000 units in the US, the majority of which were the overhauled New Nintendo 3DS …

Battlefield Hardline and the silent agony of villains

How the NPCs of Battlefield Hardline are more than just goons<p>Pity the poor character who lives out his existence in first-person shooter games, hanging around, waiting to be killed.<p>These NPC guards and goons are hardwired with the inherent delusion that they ought to lay down their lives in the …

NASA Satellite Quartet Aims to Crack Magnetic Mystery Near Earth

A cosmic phenomenon in Earth's magnetic field that is both dazzling and potentially dangerous for people on the surface is the focus of a new …

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

Mathematics

How the Sony Hack Predicted Hollywood’s Future: From Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ to ‘Ghostbusters’

A Ghostbusters spin-off starring Channing Tatum. Spider-Man joining Marvel. All this—and more—was revealed in the Sony hack. Here’s what to expect …

Five things we'd like to see in Zoolander 2

In the sequel to their 2002 demolition of the fast-changing fashion world, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson risk toppling off the catwalk. Here are some tips on how to maintain their style icon status<p>In the greatest sartorial stunt since Sacha Baron Cohen turned up to film Bruno at the Milan fashion …

Have GTA's Heists been worth the wait?

Heists have been a long time coming - the promised land of GTA Online, no less, the missions that would bring the Heat vibe to Los Santos with style. …

Reports: Tron 3 will start filming this fall in Vancouver

A third Tron film is set to begin production, according to reports from Badass Digest and VanCity Buzz.<p>The sequel to <i>Tron: Legacy</i> is scheduled to begin filming Oct. 5 in Vancouver, VanCity reports, and leading man Garrett Hedlund will reprise his role as Sam Flynn. A "trusted source" told Badass …

Cannabis, neuroscience and TV: A ‘joint’ enterprise

What’s it like to turn your science into 90 minutes of TV? The researchers involved in Channel 4’s Drugs Live share their experience<p>Related: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial - live blog<p>Scientists are increasingly encouraged to share their findings with wider audiences through public engagement …

Is Disney planning on dropping the Episode numbers from all the Star Wars movies?

<i>Gavin Logan on whether Disney could be planning to drop the Episode numbers from all the Star Wars movies…</i><p>To an outsider it may seem like a trivial …

Movie News, Reviews & Exclusive Interviews

Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

David Edwards has been called a real-life Willy Wonka. The biomedical engineer has developed, among other things, inhalable chocolate, ice cream spheres in edible wrappers, and a device called the "oPhone," which can transmit and receive odors.<p>Edwards is based at Harvard, but much of his work has …

Stakes are high as US plays the oil card against Iran and Russia | Larry Elliott

Washington is trying to drive down prices by flooding the market with crude but risks collateral damage to its own shale industry<p>Imagine that at the start of 2014 you were an investor who liked to dabble in the commodity markets. You could sniff something going seriously wrong in Ukraine and you …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

3-D map of the adolescent universe

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8-billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of …

'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new …

Three Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair Using Bacteria to Grow Food

Seeds treated with bacteria grow faster and better, research shows.<p>A trio of Irish high-schoolers nabbed the top prize in this year's Google Science Fair with a project that speeds up crop growth by tapping into the naturally cozy relationship between soil microbes and plants.<p>After 11 months of …

World of Warcraft is adding an option to restore deleted characters

Historically video games have allowed us to raise the virtual dead. We even have a common term for this: respawning. But soon Blizzard will be going …

‘Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Shows Off Jetpacks, Mechs And Webslingers In A New Trailer

I tend to be pretty cynical about the <i>Call of Duty</i> franchise, but I have to hand it to Activision — they really do seem like they’re working hard to make <i>Call of Duty:</i> <i>Advanced Warfare</i> feel fresh and exciting. How are they doing that exactly? With mech suits, and jetpacks and grappling hooks you shoot …

Blizzard Cancels Project Titan, Its Eternally Mysterious Next-Gen MMO

In an announcement that seems both simultaneously massive and expected, Blizzard has confirmed they are cancelling their long-awaited, seldom spoken-of next-gen MMO, forever known as its codename, Project Titan.<p>The news comes via a Polygon interview with Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime, who said that …

Apple iOS 8 update withdrawn from App Store after user complaints

Apple has issued and then immediately withdrawn the first update of its latest mobile operating system, just a week after the release of iOS 8.<p>It is thought to be the first time that the company has pulled a software update from its App Store.<p>The release of iOS 8 followed the launch of the iPhone 6 …

Microsoft Delays Xbox One's Launch In China

Microsoft has waited until practically the last possible minute to delay the launch of the Xbox One in China, originally slated to be released this Tuesday, September 23rd. Now they’re saying it will be out in the country before the end of the year, though they’re rather unclear about the reasons …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydroelectric house, human hamster wheel and a saltwater-powered car

Salt water covers the vast majority of the Earth's surface, making it one of the most abundant and under-appreciated resources on the planet. Taking advantage of this resource, Nanoflowcell has developed the world's first saltwater-powered electric car! The vehicle, known as the Quant …

The floodgates open: Tool lets Android apps run on computers with Chrome

Sometimes being open is a blessing and a curse.<p>Take the new App Runtime for Chrome (ARC): It’s a software beta [company]Google[/company] created to …