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Naturalists take a lizard safari in San Pedro

Greg Pauly grabs a 12-foot pole out of the back of his truck and checks to make sure the little green noose at the end is still in working order.<p>It's easier to noose a lizard than pounce on it, he explains.<p>Pauly, the curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, has caught …

Zoology

An owl's eye view of London

Some of my plans for my last London visit in 2013<p>I have returned to London for another too-short visit. This time, I was invited by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) to celebrate the publication of their Bird Atlas 2007-2011, and of course, I will attend the Royal Society's 2013 Winton …

Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula, by EarthSky Facebook friend Fernando Roquel Torres<p>Fernando wrote:<p>Greetings friends in astronomy / astrophotography. I present my …

Apple Confirms Acquisition of Kinect Co-Creator PrimeSense

Deal said to be worth around $360 million.<p>Apple has confirmed that it has acquired PrimeSense, the company responsible for the 3D-sensing technology …

Report: Xbox One Upload Studio users temporarily banned for swearing (update: Microsoft responds)

Microsoft is seemingly issuing temporary bans to users of the Skype and Upload Studio apps on Xbox One who have used profanity, according to multiple reports on the Xbox One subreddit and on the Xbox forums.<p>Users are reporting that after uploading gameplay clips in which they swear through the …

These Atarti 2600 action figures are made from cannibalized G.I. Joe parts

Humor writer Dan Polydoris cannibalized the body parts of several G.I. Joe action figures to make a suite of custom figures based on classic Activision games for the Atari 2600, as shown on Chicago Toy Collector.<p>Figures showcased on the site include a handful of toys based on characters from …

Lenovo's Flex 10 offers a flip-mode display on a $550 netbook-style body

Aging Busta Rhymes witticisms aside, this new Lenovo might just be a contender for anyone on the lookout for a versatile Windows 8.1 machine. The Flex 10 is a 10-inch version of the Flex 14 and 15 models we've already seen, with the same 1,366 x 768 resolution and 10-point touch panel, but with a …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Adele Givens

Google's Doodle turns transforms into a Dr. Who minigame

Google has turned its homepage doodle into an interactive 8-bit Dr. Who game to celebrate the BBC series 50th Anniversary.<p>In the point-and-click game, players have choice to play as any one of the eleven Doctors. Users are required to the navigate levels and collect a letter from the word "Google" …

Facts That Prove Turkeys Are Badass

You thought turkey was just that thing served at dinner.

Dinner

Laika Believes rebranded The Sun at Night, launches Feb. 4

<i>The Sun at Night</i>, Minicore Studios' 2D action platformer formerly known as <i>Laika Believes: The Sun at Night</i>, is slated to launch for Windows PC on Feb. 4, 2014, with ports for Mac, Linux, and PSN/ PS Vita expected at a later date, founder John Warren wrote on the studio's blog.<p><i>The Sun at Night</i> was …