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We Just Got More Compelling Evidence That The Moon Is Loaded With Water

Maybe even enough for a colony.<p>A lunar meteorite, discovered in the desert of northwest Africa, holds strong evidence that there is an abundant …

Our Galaxy Might Be Teeming With Habitable Exomoons

There are eight planets in our Solar System (sorry Pluto), but collectively, these planets host over 175 moons, one or two of which may even harbor …

13 Camping Food Recipes That Will Make Glamping Even More Fun

You'll want to gather around the campfire for these dishes.<p>There’s nothing quite so comforting as a campfire. And after a long day fishing, hiking, …

This Cold Noodle Situation Is the Only Pasta Salad Any Picnic Actually Wants

By Emily Schultz<p>Catch me at every picnic with this silky, crunchy, zingy cold noodle salad (and my own folding chair).<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>In a recent <i>Bon Appétit</i> ideas meeting, we got on the subject of how lame …

Cooking

5 Easy, Delicious Dinners for Meal Plan Beginners — Next Week's Meal Plan

I've been sharing my weekly meal plans here on Kitchn for over a year, and between reader comments and our Meal Plan Club Facebook group (have you …

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique | Alex Bellos

Photograph: Saul Schleimer<p>The red line shows a straight line from the North Pole through New York and on to the flat map of the world, analogous to the path of light from a source at N. Illustration: Henry …

'Xbox Laptop' modder is back to offer the 'Playbook 4' for $1,395

Remember the "Xbook One," the portable console by hardware modder Ed Zarick? Well, thanks to popular demand, here's his encore, the "Playbook 4."<p>The Playbook is built on the same foundation as the Xbook, Zarick says. He designed and 3D printed its case (which comes in black and white.) It also uses …

This stunning image captures the clouds of the Milky Way and the glow of the rising moon framing an iconic lighthouse in Maine. Astrophotographer Jon Secord took this image from Pemaquid Lighthouse in Pemaquid, Maine on June 21. Read how he did it here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1nww6

The Last of Us has an epilogue, and here it is (correction)

<i>The Last of Us</i> developer Naughty Dog created one final closing scene for the game, and during <i>The Last of Us: One Night Live</i>, yesterday's one-off live performance based on the game's story, the studio presented the epilogue for those in attendance.<p>(<b>Warning:</b> Spoilers for <i>The Last of Us</i> follow.)<p>NeoGAF …

Girls-only game dev camp going global with support from publishers

Laila Shabir's Kickstarted game is nearly 10 months overdue. But it's not because she mishandled the budget. No one left the project. In fact, everything had been going extremely well until April.<p>That's when she got distracted.<p>Quite unexpectedly, Shabir realized that helping young girls learn to …

Magic 2015 lead designer says Duels of the Planeswalkers is a yearly franchise 'like FIFA or Madden'

<i>Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015</i> has had a troubled launch from the perspective of many fans. But whatever problems he'll admit to, lead designer Nick Davidson also adamantly defends the game: "I think it is the best Magic experience that you're going to get at that price …

Watch the hero of Assassin's Creed Unity save the life of Elise, a new character

The latest video for <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>, a CG trailer released today by publisher Ubisoft, reveals a new character named Elise.<p>Arno Dorian, the main character in <i>Unity</i>, scampers across Parisian rooftops and sprints through a mob in a large public square to stop French government officials from …

LittleBigPlanet 3 launching Nov. 18 on PS3 and PS4

<i>LittleBigPlanet 3</i>, the latest entry in the charming platforming series created by Media Molecule, will be available Nov. 18 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment announced today.<p>A range of pre-order bonuses is available for <i>LittleBigPlanet 3</i>. All pre-order …

EA offers top games and big discounts for $5 a month

Electronic Arts has just announced it will launch a subscription service on Xbox One that offers up a slew of EA games for one flat rate. EA Access will launch into beta today but will soon be deployed to all Xbox One users, according to the publisher.<p>Four games will be included during the beta:</i> …

Here's what's in the $120 version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> will ship with three versions later this year: the standard $59.99 version, a $79.99 limited version with extra content and a $119.99 version dubbed the Atlas Pro Edition which packs in the game's season pass add-on content.<p>There are no night vision goggles, remote …

The days of owning games are coming to an end

There's only so much you can do with a customer who buys a game.<p>And I mean buying a game in the traditional sense, where you go to a store, pick up a physical product, and can play that product on your hardware forever and ever, amen. Sony has found success with "giving away" games every month for …

How to fight enemies in Dragon Age: Inquisition

<i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> mixes real-time character combat with a more tactical approach in which players can make use of their party's strategic strengths.<p>This new trailer from developer BioWare shows how the role-playing game's fighting systems work. The game, in which an Inquisitor battles through …

EA Access wants to be Netflix for video games, but it doesn't go far enough

A video game subscription service in the vein of Netflix Instant Watch will make a company very, very wealthy. But it probably won't be Electronic Arts.<p>Today, EA announced Access, a subscription plan that provides "access" to a limited number of EA games, with the promise of discounts and early …

The International Dota 2 tournament watched by more than 20M viewers, Valve says

More than 20 million people tuned in to watch this year's annual <i>Dota 2</i> championship tournament, The International 4, according to a release from Valve.<p>Valve said that this year's International <i>Dota 2</i> Championships had "well over 2 million" peak concurrent viewers, more than double last year's peak. …

Sherlock Holmes shooting at Watson is just the beginning of this 25 minute gameplay trailer

<i>Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments</i> is the latest in the Sherlock Holmes games from developer Frogwares, which have cultivated a loyal following, mostly amongst PC gamers. Those who haven't seen the series before, may be surprised by how polished it looks, rivaling many blockbuster games with …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is 'the equivalent of four Hollywood movies' says Sledgehammer

Following the disappointment of <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, a game that retreaded the shooting franchise's familiar themes, Activision knows it must deliver a genuinely fresh blockbuster with this year's <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>.<p>Its development studio Sledgehammer Games is viewed as wielding an …

X-ray Glow: Evidence of a Local Hot Bubble Carved by a Supernova

I spent this past weekend backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park, where although the snow-swept peaks and the dangerously close wildlife were …

Universe

Vitamin K: Parents refusing injections put babies at risk.

After all these years advocating for science, and hammering away at those who deny it, I’m surprised I can still <i>be</i> surprised at how bad anti-science …

Perseus Cluster Mystery Persists --"What We Found Could Not be Explained by Known Physics"

"The cluster's atmosphere is full of ions such as Fe XXV, Si XIV, and S XV. Each one produces a 'bump' or 'line' in the x-ray spectrum, which we can …

Noctilucent clouds: Photo taken by an astronaut.

I recently wrote an article talking about noctilucent clouds—relatively rare high-altitude clouds usually seen just after sunset and before sunrise. …

Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for miles roamed

The Mars rover Opportunity has outdone itself by driving further than any other off-Earth vehicle in history. NASA announced Monday that the 10-year-old rover hit 25 miles, which breaks the previous record set by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover.<p>"Opportunity has driven farther than any other …

Mars Rover

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower 20120725

Giant Galaxy-Spying Telescope Set to Break Ground in Hawaii

A giant, 100-foot-diameter (30 meters) telescope has been green-lighted for construction on the island of Hawaii.<p>The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural …

Telescopes

Huge Solar Storm of 2012 Would Have Sparked Calamity on Earth

If a huge solar eruption in 2012 had hit the Earth, the effects would have been so devastating that we'd still be recovering two years later, …

Astronomy

A Sky Portal in New Zealand