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Have Astronomers Finally Found Dark Matter?

It’s been a mystery for 80 years—but gamma rays from a dwarf galaxy could finally tell scientists what dark matter is really made of.<p>It’s too early to say for certain, but astronomers may have picked up a new clue to the nature of dark matter—invisible cosmic stuff with at least five times the mass …

Goat Simulator comes to Xbox One and Xbox 360 in April

It looks like Microsoft has got your goat.<p>Goat Simulator is coming to Microsoft platforms Xbox One and Xbox 360 this April. One of last year’s weirdest games, Goat Simulator was a massive hit, with its PC/Mac and mobile releases reaching over 2.5 million copies sold, making for a rare instance …

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Why 'Clash Of Clans' Is So Incredibly Popular, According To A Guy Who Plays 16 Hours A Day

Since its release in 2012, "Clash of Clans" has dominated Apple's App Store, quickly climbing the ranks and claiming the title of No.1 highest-grossing app overall.<p>In 2013, its development studio, Supercell, raked in $892 million in revenue, and the app can bring in up to $5.15 million per day.<p>The …

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25 Quotes About Animals That Will Make You A Better Human

"For the animal shall not be measured by man."<p>1. "If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."―James Herriot<p>2. "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ― Anatole France<p>3. "You think …

George Eliot

Someday, Doctors Could Prescribe You Video Games For Your Brain

You're a bright-yellow alien cruising down a river with icebergs at every sharp turn. Your goal: to leap up and grab the hovering objects of certain colors while ignoring the others. The more objects you grab, the faster they appear before you.<p>It's a fun, slick-looking video game called Project: …

Autism

What Happens When an Eclipse Hits the World's Most Solar-Powered Country?

Germany is gearing up for an unusual challenge to its clean-energy revolution.<p><i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On March 20, Europe will experience a total solar eclipse for a few hours in the morning. The last time …

Saturday is the Pi Day of the century! Here's how to celebrate

Happy Pi Day of the century!<p>Every March 14, math enthusiasts around the world celebrate the mathematical constant known as pi, often written simply as 3.14.<p>Pi describes the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and it represents an infinite string of numbers. Computers have calculated …

Destiny Wins BAFTA Best Game Award

Bungie's sci-fi shooter Destiny has been granted the Best Game Award at this year's British Academy Games Awards, hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).<p>The British Academy Games Awards showcases and rewards "the very best games of the past 12 months," and saw over 51 …

Will word of mouth be enough to get casual game players into VR?

Most people who consider themselves virtual reality enthusiasts have the same origin story as the rest — they used an Oculus Rift development kit, a Project Morpheus or some other virtual reality headset for the first time, and instantly fell in love.<p>For early adopters and tech enthusiasts, that …