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Why Climate Change Is Likely Bringing the Plague Back to Yosemite National Park

As the globe gets wetter, climate change has an unexpected role in reintroducing the lethal plague, which has produced several similar infections already this year in the Western United States.<p>Well, this can't be good.<p>A second person to visit California's Yosemite National Park has been diagnosed …

Climate Change

This is the last image sent by NASA's Messenger before it crashed into Mercury

At approximately 3:26PM ET yesterday, NASA's Messenger probe slammed into the planet Mercury at speeds of around 8,750 mph or 2.5 miles per second. The picture above is the last image it beamed back to Earth before ending its 10-year mission, four years of which were spent orbiting Mercury, the …

Astronomy

It's a lucky actor who gets to appear in a Star Wars movie or in a Doctor Who episode. But it's very rare indeed for an actor to find work with <i>both</i> …

Star Wars

BBC's 'Doctor Who' Seasons 2-4 Starring David Tennant to Launch on Disney XD on Saturday, May 9

via press release:<p>BBC’s world-renowned science-fiction drama “Doctor Who” will premiere on Disney XD beginning <b>SATURDAY, MAY 9</b> (9:00 p.m., ET/PT). …

Disney XD

After 51 years in operation, <i>Doctor Who</i> has got a lot to boast about. Not only does it continue to break ratings records as the world's longest …

John Hurt

THE LEVIATHAN: The Full Story Behind Fox’s Mega-Budget “Moby Dick in Space”

<i>“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick</i><p>It isn’t every day you read about (or write about) a major new …

Human After All: Ex Machina's Novel Take on Artificial Intelligence

Traditionally, culture has interpreted AI as a threat to humanity, but Alex Garland's new movie wonders whether robots can be just like us.<p>Last month at South by Southwest, while swiping through the dating app Tinder, some festival attendees came across an attractive 25-year-old brunette named Ava. …

Artificial Intelligence

Sci-fi 'Ex Machina' feels modern, futuristic and classical at once

Three characters trapped in a house debating human consciousness may not sound like the most exciting backbone for a movie. Yet in "Ex Machina," the directing debut for writer Alex Garland, that dry-sounding concept becomes the basis for a sci-fi thriller of sleek, gleaming surfaces and impressive …

Scientology head's father was spied on, police report says

For 18 months private detectives tracked every move made by the father of David Miscavige, leader of the Church of Scientology, as they eavesdropped, spied on his emails and planted a GPS unit on his car, according to police records.<p>The church paid the two detectives $10,000 a week through an …

Missing Cheese? How to Go Dairy-Free Without Going Flavor-Free

We were at a holiday function recently, sitting around the table after dinner eating cookies. Everyone wanted milk with their cookies and that got the conversation going about what type of milk people were dunking into. It surprised us that nearly everyone opted for almond milk and mentioned that …

Vegan

Passengers in robotic cars may be prone to motion sickness

Hitching a ride in a robotic car may cause motion sickness, according to a study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.<p>That's because the very thing self-driving cars free people to do – text, read, watch videos and work – are the activities that make some individuals …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists

Deep in the universe's past, astronomers have discovered a luminous quasar powered by an enormous black hole that contains the mass of 12 billion suns. The incredibly bright object is ancient -- shining when the universe was only 875 million years old -- and way bigger than it should be for an …

Mysterious cosmic radio burst spotted in real time from Australia

<b>UPDATE: Wednesday, May 6, 9:44 a.m. AEST:</b> Emily Petroff has confirmed to Mashable a signal the team was picking up, that mimicked fast radio bursts, …

Smartphones : Microsoft a quelques pistes pour atteindre la semaine d'autonomie

C’est un doux rêve que caresse la plupart des utilisateurs de smartphone : retrouver l’autonomie d’une semaine de nos feature phone d’antan. Les …

oPhone: pourquoi vous n'enverrez pas des odeurs par SMS de sitôt

L'oPhone, et son application compagnon oSnap, promet de révolutionner la messagerie mobile en permettant d'envoyer des odeurs à distance. Gadget ou …

Des produits High-Tech utilisés pour tricher en Chine

Alors que certains profitaient du weekend de trois jours sous le soleil, d’autres moins chanceux, s’adonnaient à leurs révisions avant les examens.<p>Il …

Bloodborne delivers death and despair (hands-on preview)

The world of Bloodborne is rich in menace. It’s heard from the wails of a woman in the distance to the screeching sound of a blade being dragged on pavement … a blade that happens to have your name on it.<p>Hands-on time yesterday Bloodborne (the same version as folks are playing at Gamescom, Europe’s …

The Evil Within's season pass will let you play as one of its bloodiest enemies

The season pass for Tango Gameworks' survival horror title <i>The Evil Within</i>, announced today, will give players the opportunity to complete a mission as one of the game's bloodiest opponents — the Keeper, also known as the Boxman.<p>The $19.99 season pass will include three add-on packs. The first …

8 totally new games that you'll want to play soon

Trade shows like Gamescom are full of familiar faces: there are sequels and spin-offs to enduring franchises, and games that we've been hearing about at these shows for what seems like forever. Sure, a new <i>Tomb Raider</i> is cool, but these trailers and hands-on experiences tend to overshadow what's …

BioWare Has Announced Their Brand New Gritty IP, ‘Shadow Realms’

Today at Gamescom (which is kinda kicking E3’s ass this year) BioWare, the makers of <i>Mass Effect</i> and <i>Dragon Age</i>, officially unveiled their new IP, <i>Shadow Realms</i>. The game takes place in a gritty modern fantasy setting and will feature a players vs. dungeon master type set-up, in which you can either …

How This Algorithm Detected The Ebola Outbreak Before Humans Could

Nine days before the World Health Organization announced the African Ebola outbreak now making headlines, an algorithm had already spotted it. …

Machine Learning