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Don’t Bother Trying to Outrun This Creepy Spiderbot That Transforms Into a Rolling Wheel

If the only thing more terrifying to you than a spider is a spider chasing you, you’re not going to want to watch this video of Festo’s latest …

Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura Designs New Play Arts Kai Figure Of Joker

<b>Update:</b> The Nomura-designed Joker figure is now available for preorder in the US through Square Enix's online store. It's priced at $300 and is expected out this October.<p><b>Original Story:</b> Square Enix's popular Play Arts Kai line of figures is getting a new addition later this year. Like some of those …

Robots Have Started Teaching Other Robots New Skills

In an important advance that takes us one step closer to the inevitable robopocalypse, MIT researchers have developed a system that teaches robots …

Chinese firm unveils giant 'Monkey King' gladiator robot

The battle of the megabots just got a little more mega. What the world needs now is gladiator robots, so make room for Monkey King.<p>For a couple of years, the geek world has been salivating over a potential battle to the death between a couple of metal monsters — California-based MegaBots’ Mark III …

StarCraft is now free

No catch, go enjoy it along with its expansion<p><i>StarCraft</i> and its <i>Brood War</i> expansion are receiving a graphical overhaul this summer with <i>StarCraft: Remastered</i>, and Blizzard celebrated by releasing a new patch for the original game ... before releasing the original games to players for free.<p>“<i>StarCraft</i> …

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Physics

Red panda encountering small obstacle is uncomfortably relatable

This red panda has just seen something on a rock. Because of the way the panda is acting, it is probably something new, perhaps an insect — something …

The Science of ‘I Was Just Following Orders’

New research on why seemingly good people do terrible things<p>There is no more chilling wartime phrase than “I was just following orders.” Surely, most of us think, someone who obeys a command to commit a crime is still acting purposely, and following orders isn’t a sufficient excuse. New studies …

Science

Festo’s Hissing Robotic Octopus Tentacle is Pure Nightmare Fuel

A new robotic grabber from pneumatic technology company Festo may very well be a good idea — but it doesn’t matter. Based on the design of an octopus …

John Oliver Goes Off on Sean Spicer: You Will Receive an ‘Inevitable Firing’ Soon

The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host aimed his ire at the press secretary famously parodied by Melissa McCarthy.<p>On Sunday evening, John Oliver opened the …

Boaty McBoatface is about to go on its first Antarctic mission

Boaty, which has arguably one of the most famous names in recent maritime history, is a new type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), which will be able to travel under ice, reach depths of 6,000 metres, and transmit the data it collects to researchers via a radio link.<p>Its mission will be to …

Southern Ocean

The Surge is Dark Souls with decapitations and harvestable body parts...set in the future

The future isn’t clean. Behind the slick spaceships and spotless body armour are hordes of workers toiling away in factories, making the sleek, Mass …

Dark Souls

PlayStation VR horror title lets friends mess with your game

Most solo virtual reality games don't make for great entertainment at parties... not unless your definition of fun involves making everyone wait their turn. Firesprite, however, has a way for your friends to join in. Its upcoming PlayStation VR sci-fi horror title <i>The Persistence</i> will include a …

Scientists complain the marijuana they get from the US government for medical research is moldy

There is one source of marijuana for clinical researchers in the US. Ironically, it belongs to the federal government, which classifies cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance with no medical use and high potential for abuse.<p>The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) contracts with the University of …

Cannabis

First look Thor: Ragnarok pics reveal Goldblum's space-Jafar makeup and Blanchett’s emo pop princess villain

Thor: Ragnarok has sounded like one of the more … eccentric movies to come out of Marvel Studios in a while. I mean, it's directed by Taika Waititi …

'Lilo and Stitch' dubbed with Scottish voiceovers is NSFW comedy

The Scottish Lilo and Stitch aren't anything like the originals, but they are just as funny.<p>In the video above, YouTuber Lee Gilmour took scenes from …

Boston Dynamics' Newest Robot Moves Like a Donkey on Rollerblades

We got our first glimpse of Boston Dynamics’ newest robot about a month ago after footage leaked from a presentation given by Marc Raibert, the …

John Oliver Issues Warning To Republicans On Obamacare: 'Tick Tock Motherf**kers!'

"Last Week Tonight" host says GOP's plans for an Obamacare alternative look more like a dad in a thong.<p>Republican lawmakers are moving closer to repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with... well... ???<p>As John Oliver pointed out on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” the GOP hasn’t created an …

Affordable Care Act

The Hardlight VR Suit will vibrate all of your bodily buttons

Have you ever wanted to feel smack of the punches coming at you from sweaty aliens? The whang of bullet hitting your guts? The feeling of hitting the deck as pirates stream over the virtual bow? The subtle vibration of the VR sexual encounter with a many-tentacled sex robot? Well here we go. The …

Animator turns everyday objects into delightful little cartoons

A cup of coffee just got a whole lot cuter.<p>Youtube user Moonchay Animation uploaded this adorable video of everyday object come to life through the …