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The quest to map the mysteries of the ocean floor

The oceans’ floors are not a flat, sandy expanse – they are every bit as varied as the landscapes above water, with plunging valleys and huge mountains. Making a map of them has been a challenging task.<p>Geologists have charted mountain ranges and forests and desert tundras, astronomers the heavens …

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The bomber that paved the way for the Moon missions

Richard Hollingham tracks down one of the B-52 bombers that launched the world’s first space plane.<p>Joe Walker could be one of the greatest astronauts you have never heard of.<p>On 22 August 1963, Walker strapped into the cockpit of an X-15 experimental rocket plane for his final flight. He took off …

Someone Built A Tiny Wall Around Trump’s Hollywood Star And It Has A Hidden Message On It

When Donald Trump famously announced that he wanted to build a wall, he probably imagined something a little grander than this. And he also probably …

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

India Just Planted 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours

In the first real show of a $6 billion commitment to reforest India, the country planted nearly 50 million trees in under 24 hours. Suddenly, India’s goal of reducing pollution and reforesting 12% of the country doesn’t look nearly as far-fetched.<p>The 24-hour event took place last Monday, July 11th, …

Uttar Pradesh

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

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Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

AMC via NetflixIf you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some …

Earth's atmosphere is leaking 90 tons of material every day

Earth has sprung a leak. Every day, 90 metric tons of matter leaks from Earth’s upper atmosphere into space. This sounds scary, but in total the …

99-million-year-old spider mummy sported horned fangs

About 99 million years ago, two bizarre spiders — each sporting hard, armored plates on their bodies and horns on their fangs — became mummified in sticky tree resin that turned into amber.<p>They remained there until recently, when scientists discovered the chunk of amber and analyzed the spiders …

Sterling's Fall Could Batter UK's Fish & Chips

Prices of salmon and squid have soared as disease and weather hurt global supplies, and British fish sellers say the Brexit-related drop in its …

What Is Loss Aversion?

Imagine this scenario: a friend offers to flip a coin and give you $20 if it lands on heads. If it lands on tails, you give her $20. Would you take …

Psychology

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Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

TED Talks

Uncharted 4's Real-Time Cutscenes Are "Profound," Dev Says

We've heard before how the power of the PlayStation 4 is making Uncharted 4: A Thief's End a better game. And now, lead designer Ricky Cambier has expanded further, saying the system's beefiness allowed the developer to make spaces that were not only larger, but also highly detailed.<p>He also said …

Sony Is Not Sure If There Will Be A PS5

One of the more interesting storylines in gaming this year has been the rumors and reports about Sony and Microsoft potentially planning to launch …

Producer of WW2 FPS Battalion 1944 Says He's "Beyond Excited" for Battlefield 5

With the next Battlefield game scheduled to come out relatively soon, it looks like publisher Electronic Arts is now showing it off to people. One person who apparently got a peek at the game was Joe Brammer, the executive producer of World War 2 first-person shooter Battalion 1944.<p>In a tweet, …

Call of Duty: World at War's Zombies Mode Still Holds Undiscovered Easter Eggs

How to keep a game alive.<p>Call of Duty's first ever Zombies mode, in Treyarch's World at War, still holds Easter Eggs no player has found.<p>Talking to …

Sony reportedly unsure if there will ever be a PlayStation 5

One of the more interesting storylines in gaming this year has been the rumors and reports about Sony and Microsoft potentially planning to launch new hardware before the existing cycle is over. Not everyone has been pleased with the idea, but now gaming veteran Lorne Lanning has come out in …

Playing Firewatch? This is the first thing you should do

One toggle makes the game a bit better<p><i>Firewatch</i> is set in the wilderness of Wyoming, and your character is given a map of your surroundings as well as a compass to help you find your way around. The map also helpfully shows your location, so you always know where you are. You need to turn that off …

Tera publisher’s new project is a real-time strategy game ‘for the rest of us’

If StarCraft is a bit out of your league, En Masse might have a solution.<p>The publisher, which runs the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Tera, announced a new real-time strategy game today, Battleplans. While RTS games usually require a lot of practice and patience to learn, En Masse …

Total War Battles: Kingdom takes epic war strategy franchise to free-to-play mobile

Total War Battles: Kingdom will soon be able to find you wherever you play games. The free-to-play epic battle-strategy game from Sega’s The Creative Assembly studio will debut across a whole series of platforms, and it is already available on the PC.<p>The Total War series has been around for 15 …

New Call of Duty and Skylanders games coming this year

Activision confirms new titles from Infinity Ward and Toys For Bob<p>While some annual game franchises are taking the year off, Activision's Call of Duty and Skylanders series will get new entries in 2016, the publisher confirmed today.<p>This year's Call of Duty is being developed by Call of Duty: …

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Ubisoft Benches 'Assassin's Creed' Video Game

Every year since 2007, Ubisoft has released an <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> video game. After the release of a feature film based on the franchise in December, …