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The Physics Of Usain Bolt's Record-Breaking Sprint

Usain Bolt's historic 100m dash at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.<p>In 2009, at the World Championships in Berlin, Usain Bolt beat his own previous world record by 0.11 seconds, running a 9.58-second 100-meter dash. The record is getting more and more difficult to break, as it's history shows …

Science Reveals Wolverine's True Weaknesses

In the new film The Wolverine, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly loses his ability to self-regenerate. Here are some of the things he should fear the most.<p>In a new summer film, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly will lose the reason he has been able to <i>snikt!</i> though skirmishes, scuffs, and …

FDA moves toward restricting menthol in cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration has set the stage to restrict — or possibly ban — mentholated cigarettes on the grounds that they are more appealing to new smokers, more addictive to longtime smokers and pose a greater threat to the public's health than does unflavored tobacco.<p>In releasing a …

Creatures Lived On Land 2.2 Billion Years Ago, New Evidence Suggests

South African fossils push the rise of oxygen and life on land to hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.<p>Researchers at the University of Oregon have recently unearthed fossils in South Africa that present evidence of life on land 2.2 billion years ago—four times older than …

Xbox Live, Xbox website experiencing issues (update)

Xbox Live users are experiencing problems when trying to sign in to their Xbox 360s, access console apps and more, according to an update from the Xbox Live status page.<p>The full list of outages includes Games for Windows Live, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox 360 Console and the Xbox website. An …

Make mopping multiplayer in Viscera Cleanup Detail

Players of <i>Viscera Cleanup Detail</i>, RuneStorm's first-person custodial simulator that takes place after a bloody alien invasion, can now make mopping a multiplayer experience by downloading the Alpha v0.12 update released yesterday.<p>The game's new multiplayer component was released after a week's …

Assassin’s Creed IV: Building a Fictional Tale in an Authentic World

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, I boarded a pirate ship and stared down three strong-willed scallywags, yet somehow managed to escape unscathed.<p>Well, I wasn’t actually in any real danger. That ship was a repurposed sea vessel representing the Jackdaw from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and those …

EA First Quarter Earnings Beat Expectations But Short Term Gains Mask Deeper Problems

<i>Video game publisher EA beats expectations in its first quarter earnings report, but optimism may be running too high.</i><p>EA has faced rough waters in recent years as large video game publishers face an increasingly competitive and uncertain industry. Mobile games, the rise of free-to-play, and an …

Ouya review

The Ouya's potential is offset by its rough edges.<p>The Ouya occupies a strange place between console familiarity and the weird-Wild West of the mobile market.<p>After a high-profile campaign on Kickstarter and a slight launch delay, the Android-powered Ouya console is finally in select online and brick …

Battlefield 3 Premium sells 4 million

Battlefield 3 Premium now has 4 million subscribers, publisher Electronic Arts announced today as part of its financial report for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30.<p>A subscription to Battlefield 3 Premium costs $50, meaning the service has now generated $200 million for EA. EA also announced …

Kanye West heads out on a Kanye quest in fan-made game

Indie game developer Phenix released a hip-hop-themed, 2D role-playing game starring none other than rapper and producer Kanye West.<p><i>Kanye Quest 3030</i> follows the musician as he accidentally travels through a wormhole when taking out his garbage. Now stuck in the year 3030, Kanye must battle a …

Constructing Magic: The Gathering

Classic role-playing fantasy card game Magic: The Gathering has been through numerous editions, expansions and video game adaptations. Wizards of the Coast unveiled a couple of new cards for the latest upcoming expansion at a PAX Australia panel, to the impressed cooing of the audience.<p>After the …