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Solar Storm Strikes Earth, Spawning Low-Latitude Aurora

A serious solar storm has been battering Earth's magnetosphere, in the wake of a series of solar flares that erupted from a highly active sunspot over the last few days.<p>The flashes of electromagnetic waves from the flares reach Earth in just a few minutes, but enormous bursts of charged particles — …

Astronomy

This Week's Xbox One and Xbox 360 Deals With Gold Revealed

Microsoft has announced the latest round of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and DLC that Xbox Live Gold members can pick up on the cheap, and it's a list of games headlined by Wolfenstein and Evolve.<p>On Xbox One, Gold members can get Evolve for $30, a bundle with Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Old …

E3's cartoon violence is a step forward

E3 2012, at which both <i>Far Cry 3</i> and <i>Spec Ops</i> made appearances, was notoriously grim — we ended up making a compilation video of all the neck stabs shown in demonstrations or trailers. "‘That was a real man I killed,’ the execs and the game director and the teleprompter want you to think, as you put …

Tomb Raider

Special Forces Test Hummingbird-Size Drone

One tiny scout for now, one big question for the future<p>The Black Hornet is exactly the kind of drone that scares people about drones. It’s small, fitting easily into the palm of a hand or a pouch pocket. It’s name evokes Black Hawk, an iconic military helicopter that features prominently in …

6.7-magnitude earthquake in Alaska

The quake took place 3 a.m. EDT (0700 UTC) Friday morning in the earthquake-prone, sparsely populated Aleutian arc, some 400 miles (600 km) from …

Geology

How You'll Die On Mars

Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.<p>We're on our way to Mars. NASA has a plan to land astronauts on its surface by the 2030s. Private spaceflight companies like SpaceX have also expressed interest in starting …

June 2015

Nepal Hit by 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake; Dozens Confirmed Dead

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Tuesday, killing dozens of people and triggering renewed panic on the devastated streets of Kathmandu.<p>The temblor came less than three weeks after 8,000 people died when a 7.8-magnitude quake rocked the Himalayan country on April 25.<p>“It was completely …

Natural Disasters

13 Turkey Burgers That Will Make You Forget About Beef

<i>Header image: Guacamole Turkey Burger</i>We constantly find ourselves asking the question why no love for the Turkey Burger? It’s cheap, lean and far …

Amazing timelapse of volcanic sunset in Zimbabwe

Last night’s sunset in Zimbabwe – May 10, 2015 – made spectacular by volcanic aerosols carried across the Atlantic from Chile’s Calbuco …

For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

Just Cause 3 is Going to Make Me a YouTube Superstar

There was definitely something about an ultranationalist. And oil...there was definitely oil. A government conspiracy, maybe? Frankly, while I'm sure Just Cause 2 had a plot, I'm not so sure it was one really worth remembering. Not that it made much of a difference when I spent most of the time …

What Is Assassin's Creed: Golden Age?

<b>[UPDATE]</b> A Ubisoft spokesperson confirmed to GameSpot that "Golden Age" was the working title for 2013's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. It is not the name of a future game in the series.<p>“Before we officially announce a game to the world, we use a working title or code name to refer to a project …

11 Foods You Can Make Heart-Shaped

From fluffy pancakes to melty chocolate sandwiches, here are 11 terrific foods that can be shaped into hearts for Valentine's Day.<p>From fluffy …

SpaceX rocket blasts off to put weather satellite into deep space | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX rocket blasted off on Wednesday to put a U.S. satellite into deep space, where it will keep tabs on solar storms and image Earth from nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million km) away.<p>Illuminated by the setting sun, the 22-story Falcon 9 rocket soared off its …

Space Exploration

Former NFL quarterback found dead in car

A man found dead in a parked car in Northern California has been identified as former San Diego Chargers quarterback Jesse Freitas, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Petaluma police Lt. Dan Fish said an investigation found no indication of trauma or foul play. An autopsy was performed Tuesday but …

US carriers make it (somewhat) easier to unlock your phone

If you've struggled with getting your carrier to unlock your phone so that you can easily travel abroad -- or, gasp, <i>switch providers</i> -- today is an important day. As promised, seven US networks (AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon) are now honoring a …

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

The New Nintendo 3DS XL doesn't come with a charger, and it's weirdly hard to buy one

Nintendo isn't including any way to charge the New 3DS XL when it launches in the US this Friday, which is strange (even by Nintendo standards). To be clear, this means that if you don't already have a 3DS charger purchased separately or from a previous device, you will be able to use your new …