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'Destiny' May Have A Brilliant, Twisted Story Hidden Far From View

There are many good and bad things about Bungie’s new MMO- shooter Destiny, but one aspect that most would place firmly in the “bad” column is its story. As in, it barely has one.<p>Through 25+ story missions, the game throws in a few cutscenes and has your AI give you a couple of history lessons, but …

Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Probability solves a great question of time travel. Well, probably.<p>Mention time travel at a nerd party, and other guests will immediately respond with a grim conundrum: What happens if a time traveler goes back in time and kills one of his ancestors? This is the “Grandfather Paradox.” In a …

Quantum Mechanics

This butterfly keyboard can replace your mouse, sort of

Have you ever thought about how you might improve the standard QWERTY keyboard? Jesse Vincent has. He's a keyboard enthusiast, a rare breed of geek inexplicably obsessed with text entry devices. We found him showing of Keyboardio at TechCrunch Disrupt -- a butterfly-shaped keyboard designed to put …

Newly-discovered waste-eating bacteria could help in nuclear waste disposal

"Extremophile" bacteria have been found thriving in soil samples from a highly alkaline industrial site in Peak District of England. Although the …

Chemistry

The insane TiVo Mega costs $5,000, can record three years of TV, and looks like a rack server

Who WOULDN'T want a rack-mounted TiVo with 24TB of storage?<p>Running out of room on your DVR sucks, no doubt. Is it enough of a problem for you to throw $5,000 at it? For most people, the answer is no, but in case it's a real issue you need to remedy, the new TiVo Mega should alleviate all of your …

Graphene transparent memory take us closer to transparent smartphones

Futuristic looking transparent electronics took one step closer to reality this week when a Korean research team announced that they had developed a way to manufacture transparent memory modules for use in transparent electronic devices, such as notebook computers and perhaps even smartphones.<p>The …

Graphene

Milky Way's Structure Mapped In Unprecedented Detail

Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like.<p>It may seem odd that a comprehensive understanding of the Milky Way's structure has so far eluded researchers. But it's tough to get a broad view of the galaxy from within.<p>"We are fairly …

6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Graphing Calculator

Fun Things to Do on a Graphing Calculator<p>1. Draw something.<p>2. Play games.<p>3. Collect data.<p>4. Upload photos.<p>5. Write full sentences.<p>6. Create and save …

Surprise success proves a struggle for indie game developers

Striking it rich with an indie video game hit may seem like a dream come true, but a quick look at lotteries and professional sports shows that a windfall can be difficult to handle. Perhaps unsurprisingly, game developers who've turned rich overnight have struggled to grapple with the sudden …

Parallel universes, milk and human evolution: your science questions answered

Why milk is a good source of calcium; whether parallel universes are 'far out' or should be taken seriously; wondering if modern society has stopped human evolution in its tracks; and why plastic ducks float<p>Q "All cows eat grass," I was taught in music many years ago. Grass contains chlorophyll, …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech