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Little-known Spanish singer from the 80s discovers his song is worldwide hit

When Fernando García Sánchez appeared on Spanish television in 1989, polka-dot scarf knotted around his neck and a black jacket covering his bare chest, he thought the performance would be one of his last chances to show his music to the world.<p>Two decades later, the singer who quit music in the …

'Far Cry 4' Review: Enter Sandbox

<i>My PS4 review copy arrived a day after review embargoes lifted. It also arrived over the weekend, which is often family time. Consider this the first part of an ongoing review series of ‘Far Cry 4′ and a “first impressions” take on the game.</i><p><i>Far Cry 4</i> is awesome. It’s the first first-person shooter …

New 'Final Fantasy 15' Footage Shows Off The Size Of The Game's World

Square Enix recently released some new game footage for the upcoming Final Fantasy 15. The focus of this new footage, despite running real-time in-game, is mostly just to show off their new Luminous engine.<p>This means we don’t get to see any actual gameplay but we do get a sense of the game’s scope …

Rosetta comet mission: Philae landing craft launched from mother ship

The European Space Agency’s comet lander has been launched from its mother ship and is dropping towards the surface. The washing-machine-sized Philae landing craft separated from the main Rosetta spacecraft at 8.35am GMT, with confirmation received on Earth at 9.05am GMT.<p>The lander will now fall …

Mummy Mammoth's Brain Best Preserved Specimen Ever, Researchers Say

The mummified brain of a well-preserved woolly mammoth found in the Siberian permafrost is the only mostly intact mammoth brain known to science, which has been described in a new study.<p>The carcass of the 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth, which included the brain with folds and blood vessels visible, …

Simulator games, the weird world of ultra-realistic sims

Forget alien encounters in space and orc slaying, a new range of simulation games offer up the more mundane delights of driving a ferry – or acting the goat<p>The enduring appeal of video games is that they let you pretend to be someone you’re not. Roman emperor, Renaissance assassin and space marine …

Simon Beck's astonishing landscape and snow art illustrates the cold beauty of mathematics – in pictures

For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out …

Yemeni factions agree to form government

Yemen's main political factions, including the Houthi rebels, have signed an agreement mandating the president and prime minister to form a new government in an effort to defuse political tensions that have crippled the country.<p>Prime Minister Khaled Bahah will head the selection of the new …

China's Chang'e 5-T1 Probe Returns After Rounding Moon

BEIJING — China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first robotic round trip to the lunar surface. The Chang'e 5-T1 probe's eight-day trip marked the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has …

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2016 Audi Q7, 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe: This Week’s Top Photos

This week, Nissan’s GT-R NISMO finally landed in the U.S., and the first one has gone to the man behind one of the biggest GT-R forums on the web. …

Meet 5 "Zombie" Parasites That Mind-Control Their Hosts

Hairworms turn crickets suicidal, wasps make spiders spin their last web, and more.<p>Zombies may still be a thing of fiction, but some parasites more or less turn their hosts into the walking dead.<p>These masters of mind control manipulate their hosts from within, causing them to act in …

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M Defy Odds With Pavement-Pounding Performance

The latest models to sport BMW’s legendary “M” badge are among the most unlikely candidates ever to receive the extreme enhancements of the German automaker’s vaunted performance division.<p>To the average motorist, the 2015 X5 M and X6 M would seem better suited to carting people and cargo around …

Are We Alone In The Milky Way?

Are we alone? Or is the galaxy teeming with other intelligent species? And if the latter, where the heck are they?<p>These are questions that have perplexed scientists for generations. And they remain open for debate.<p>But Brian Cox, Britain’s leading celebrity physicist (if you don’t know him, imagine …

The Kyocera Proteus is a shape shifting flexible smartphone

Despite the amazing progress in display technology in recent years, one thing still remains beyond the mainstream consumer’s grasp: truly flexible screens. Last year Samsung and LG both released high end devices with bendable technology, however in the case of the Galaxy Round it was fixed to the …

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Ancient Stone Circles in Mideast Baffle Archaeologists

Huge stone circles in the Middle East have been imaged from above, revealing details of structures that have been shrouded in mystery for decades.<p>Archaeologists in Jordan have taken high-resolution aerial images of 11 ancient "Big Circles," all but one of which are around 400 meters (1,312 feet) in …

Three U.S. citizens last seen with police in Mexico are found dead

Three U.S. citizens who were in Mexico visiting their father and were last seen in the custody of police have been killed along with a friend, authorities said Friday.<p>Their bodies, each with a gunshot to the head, have been identified by relatives, authorities in the border state of Tamaulipas …

Branson's ambitious space-travel project plagued by problems and delays

It launched amid much fanfare, but Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial space-travel programme has been plagued with problems and delays. After a string of failures, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield last year said that the difficulties of aerospace engineering meant it was inevitable that …

This Is Slayer's—Yes, the Metal Band—Morbid Scion tC for SEMA

Metal icons Slayer are all about fast, loud, and violent. The gothic-macabre Slayer Scion tC that Toyota will bring to SEMA this year embodies at least two of those qualities, with a skull-festooned aesthetic and an interior crammed full of with audio gear.<p>The black and red coupe has custom …

Citizenfour review – Poitras' victorious film shows Snowden vindicated

Citizenfour must have been a maddening documentary to film. Its subject is pervasive global surveillance, an enveloping digital act that spreads without visibility, so its scenes unfold in courtrooms, hearing chambers and hotels. Yet the virtuosity of Laura Poitras, its director and architect, …

This VC Is Helping Space Exploration Become A 'Multi-Billion' Industry

Known as green tech investors, Golubovich, based in Moscow, and Lousteau, in New York, have fallen in love with the nascent space industry. They've backed three space companies so far: Dauria Aerospace, Planetary Resources and CloudEO, with more on the way, making them one of most active space tech …

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Sleeping Humpback Whale Captured In Rare Footage

Have you ever wondered how humpback whales sleep?<p>A group of underwater photographers known as Panga MX says it captured rare footage of the majestic marine mammal snoozing earlier this year. “We encountered a sleeping humpback whale and managed to get an in-water encounter with her,” the group …

NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns.<p>"You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," Dr. Fiona A. Harrison, professor of physics and astronomy at the California …

Early Valve Steam Machine easily torn down by team iFixit

It looks like tearing apart a Steam Machine apart is infinitely easier than getting your hands on one. Luckily iFixit had one of few fortunate beta testers on its crew, so they naturally proceeded to dismember his box and controller. Unlike other gaming consoles, this one is designed to be opened …

ZTE Eco-Mobius Modular Smartphone Concept

This week ZTE is showcaseing its ZTE Eco-Mobius modular smartphone concept at CES 2014 allowing us to see what the company has been creating in their …

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program by pointing to “minimization” procedures that are …

PS4's first-week GameStop sales surpass PS3's first 3 months

The PlayStation 4 is breaking records at GameStop. During an earnings call today, GameStop president Tony Bartel said PS4 sell-through since launch on November 15 is 80 percent higher than the total number of PlayStation 3s sold during GameStop's entire 2006 fiscal year.<p>The PS3 went on sale at …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …