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MESSENGER ends mission, crashes into Mercury

Mission control confirmed end of operations at 3:40 p.m. EDT (1934 UTC), when no signal was detected by NASA’s Deep Space Network station at …

Astronomy

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

Stanford University

The Future Of The Fight Against Bed Bugs

If chemicals can’t save us, what will?<p>Popular Science <i>contributing editor Brooke Borel suffered through bed bugs three times in New York between 2004 and 2009. Those experiences, which were part of a global bed bug resurgence, inspired her to unravel the pest's story. This excerpt is from her new</i> …

Bed bugs

Crash course: Nasa Messenger spacecraft completes four-year mission to Mercury

The probe, which was the first to orbit planet closest to sun, collected massive amounts of revelatory data before running out of fuel<p>A Nasa spacecraft crashed into the planet Mercury on Thursday, ending its four-year mission to explore the planet by creating a new crater on its surface.<p>Out of fuel …

Astronomy

Giant exoplanet discovered with the help of Perth backyard astronomer

Australian National University researchers enlisted an amateur stargazer to confirm the existence of the planet, which orbits a star 500 light years from Earth<p>A backyard astronomer in Perth has helped to discover an unusually large exoplanet, the existence of which had puzzled scientists.<p>Thiam-Guan …

This is the last image sent by NASA's Messenger before it crashed into Mercury

At approximately 3:26PM ET yesterday, NASA's Messenger probe slammed into the planet Mercury at speeds of around 8,750 mph or 2.5 miles per second. The picture above is the last image it beamed back to Earth before ending its 10-year mission, four years of which were spent orbiting Mercury, the …

Lungs age faster for babies born prematurely

Many young adults in their early 20s who were born prematurely have lungs that are like those of a healthy older person or a casual smoker.<p>Premature …

How This Beetle Creates 500 Explosions Per Second In Its Bum

There are few defences more extreme than that of the bombardier beetles. These insects deliberately engineer explosive chemical reactions inside their own bodies, so they can spray burning, caustic liquid from their backsides. The liquid can reach up to 22 miles per hour, at temperatures of around …

What Is The Gas Composition Of Middle Earth's Atmosphere?

The world of Middle Earth, as portrayed in the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> books and films, is known mainly for its inhospitability. Giant spiders, orc hordes, …

Someone may have caught Ebola through sex with a survivor

CDC warns of sexual transmission, but findings are inconclusive<p>A woman in Liberia may have contracted Ebola through sex with a man who had recovered from the virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say in a report this morning. The finding isn't conclusive, but the CDC says it's …

Disease

Radiation In Space May Change Astronauts' Brain Structure

This isn't good news for a future Mars trip<p>Even after 54 years of sending astronauts into space, NASA is still learning about how space conditions affect the human body. Currently, the agency is studying the effects of long-duration space flight on human vision, with its unique twins study. And …

Neuroscience

Mars astronauts risk brain damage from cosmic rays, say scientists

US researchers exposing mice to streams of high-energy particles similar to galactic cosmic rays discover damage to nervous system affecting cognition<p>As if boredom, cramped conditions, and limited company were not enough to worry about on a voyage to Mars, future astronauts will face brain damage …

GTA 5's Ragdoll Physics PC Mod Is All Kinds of Crazy

From YouTube user Tryannicon comes the next great Grand Theft Auto V PC mod.<p>This one focuses on the game's ragdoll physics. This mod allows characters to enter ragdoll at any time during the game's many cutscenes. As you can see in the video below, this leads to some rather funny encounters that …

Grand Theft Auto

Jurassic World: The Game Released, Exclusive to iOS

Looking for something to hold you over until <i>Jurassic World</i> hits theaters on June 12?<p>Mobile developer Ludia (Jurassic Park Builder) has released a free game based on the upcoming movie exclusively for iOS devices. The game was developed through a partnership with Universal and Steven Spielberg's …

Jurassic World

Majora's Mask Light Appears on EU and AU Club Nintendo

Positively glowing.<p>Nintendo has added a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask light to its Club Nintendo store.<p>The light, which costs 6,000 stars in Europe …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sep<p>4<p>Tue<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Sep<p>7<p>Fri<p>DC Young Fly, IamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie …

George Washington

'Destiny' Is A Long Way From An eSport, But 'Trials of Osiris' Is A Start

Yesterday, a hundred thousand gamers turned into a Twitch stream to watch some of the best competitive players in the world duke it out in a fast-paced shooter in front of an excited live audience.<p>No, it wasn’t an MLG Call of Duty event, nor a Counter-Strike: Global Operations tournament.<p>It was …

Toren - Trailer - IGN Video

Climb the tower and grow in this indie adventure game from developer Swordtales.

Grand Theft Auto 5: Shoot Car Missiles From Your Car With Mayhem Mod

Invincibility highly recommended.<p>Last time, we looked at a Grand Theft Auto 5 mod that lets you dump a whale into traffic. Today, we played the …

Amiibo Wave 4 Unboxing - IGN Video

We do the unthinkable and open up the newest Amiibo from Wave 4.

Not a Hero: The Best, Most Violent Game You Don't Know About

Afros, uzis, and obliteration.<p>OlliOlli developer Roll7 is among my favorite independent studios. They create imaginative, challenging, replayable …

Will Halo 5 Reunite Master Chief's Oldest Friends? - IGN Video

The new Halo 5 box art implies that Blue Team may be back in action.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars set apparently leaked by German retailer

An online retailer appears to have outed the next version of <i>Disney Infinity</i>, which will add Star Wars characters to Disney's toys-to-life game. German retailer Saturn posted a listing for <i>Disney Infinity 3.0</i>'s starter set, which includes <i>Star Wars</i>' Anakin Skywalker and <i>Clone Wars</i>' Ahsoka.<p>The starter …

New GTA 5 PC Patch Released, Reportedly Breaks Mods

Rockstar today released a new patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. It introduces a variety of fixes, but also reportedly kills the ability to use mods, something that wasn't officially supported in the first place.<p>The 350.1 patch focuses exclusively on dealing with bugs, crashes, and …

Grand Theft Auto

Jumping Car Mod in GTA 5 - IGN Plays - IGN Video

We use our hydraulics to smash and destroy the populous of Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto 5.

Batman Arkham Knight: Should We Pass On the Season Pass? - Game Scoop! - IGN Video

Season Passes have become almost as expensive as the games their supposed to enhance.

GTA 5 on PC: Kitty Cat Rampage - IGN Video

Fun fact: The average house cat contains approximately five gallons of blood.

Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming feels just like console gaming

With the release of Windows 10, Sony won't be the only company to offer game streaming from its consoles. Today we finally got our hands on Windows 10's Xbox One game streaming feature, which lets you bring your entire Xbox gaming experience to any PC running the new OS. And even in its early …