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A Complete Guide To The Mythical History Of Westeros

Long before the events of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and George R. R. Martin’s fantasy books, Westeros was home to magic and strange, sinister creatures. We’ve …

TV Series

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a Hong Kong six-year-old?

I hope you enjoyed solving today’s odd-one-out problem, because it was meant to be funny, as well as fun.<p>Puzzle maven Tanya Khovanova, who devised it, intended it to be taken that way. Tanya - like many of you who posted comments - does not like odd-one-out puzzles.<p>Let’s see why with another …

Hong Kong

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Get 2016 Olympics updates by email<p>Our best news and analysis from Rio, delivered to your inbox.<p>post_newsletter333<p>magnet-olympics2016<p>false<p>endOfArticle<p>false<p>Sign up<p>You’re all set!<p>See all newsletters<p>Orlando Shooting Updates<p>News and analysis on the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. …

Name a Mars Crater for Mom This Mother's Day

If you're looking for an out-of-this-world gift for Mother's Day this year, you could always name a Martian crater for Mom.<p>The space-funding company …

Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

The equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale<p>Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than …

What GTA 5 PC Looks Like on Max Settings

The long-awaited PC edition of Rockstar's open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V has finally arrived. Now, one player has uploaded a series of videos showing off the game running at the highest settings.<p>YouTube user taltigolt (via VG247), has posted a handful of videos to their channel, …

How The Internet Created The Superstar Travel Agent

The Internet, experts said, was going to kill travel agents. In the nineties, airline and hotel executives gleefully dreamed of cutting out the middleman, saving on commissions, and creating direct relationships with their customers. Instead they got OTAs (online travel agents), whose dominance has …

Hospitality

This Guy Hid His Tiny House On Top Of A Huge Mountain. When You Walk Inside? WOW!

Going Of The Grid is a series on the Seekers Stories network where Laura Ling explores the lives of people who are completely disconnected from the …

Idris Elba Is In Talks To Play The Villain In The Third ‘Star Trek’ Film

In the lead-up to <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i>, there were many questions concerning just what the role of Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain was going to be. Of course, after months of denial, it was reveled Cumberbatch was, in fact, Khan. Unfortunately, all the denials and ultimately lack luster plot lead …

Dedication: Guy Spent 4 Years Creating This 80's Style Star Wars Anime All By Himself

This is 'TIE Fighter', a beautiful seven minute Star Wars short drawn and animated entirely by Youtuber OtaKing77077 in the style of 1980's anime. It …

New Titan Brick Is Environmentally Friendly

Titan Brick is made of 90% dirt waterproofed with non-toxic chemicals. It features R-20 insulating power plus superior strength compared to concrete …

Walking Dead studio's newest game adapts post-apocalyptic film Air

<i>Air</i>, an upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie directed by the writer of <i>Shadow of Mordor</i> and backed by <i>The Walking Dead's</i> Robert Kirkman, is getting a video game, Skybound Entertainment officials told Polygon.<p>The adventure-mystery game will not be an adaptation of the film, but rather will tell a …

The Walking Dead

Valve And HTC Partner For Virtual Reality Headset, Consumer Release Scheduled For 2015

<i>Can we have our HoloDeck now?</i><p>Could HTC be the hardware designer of Valve’s SteamVR headset? Is Valve developing software and room tracking technologies that can be licensed out to multiple VR manufacturers? Both seem likely conclusions following the reveal by HTC today of The <b>HTC Vive</b>, a mass-market …

Virtual Reality

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

13 reasons you should buy a Wii U right now

Sure, the Wii U doesn't have a typical control setup like those of the Xbox One or PS4, its innards are not as powerful, and it doesn't accommodate as many third-party games. But the basic Wii U is $100 cheaper than its Xbox and PlayStation counterparts, and it has a growing library of must-play …

Retrogaming

An ingredient in olive oil that appears to kill cancer cells | Kurzweil

(credit: iStock)<p>A Rutgers nutritional scientist and two cancer biologists at New York City’s Hunter College have found that an ingredient in …

14 tasty ways to trick out your popcorn

Popcorn is the king of movie snacks.<p>Digging into a giant bag of buttery morsels is a ritual to look forward to when you treat yourself to a night at …

Food

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Archaeology

New 'Alien' Film Gets Greenlight

<i>District 9</i> director Neill Blomkamp has been tapped to direct a new <i>Alien</i> movie, which will be produced by Ridley Scott and see release via 20th …

Science Fiction

Impossible's Instant Lab printer now works with almost any smartphone

As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that's with you. For most of us that's a smartphone, so the traditions of printing and sharing physical photos have slowly fallen by the wayside. To bridge the growing analog-digital divide, Polaroid experts The Impossible Project (TIP) crowdfunded an …

Strongest material known to man? A limpet's tooth

Limpet's teeth are the strongest material known to man, it has emerged, as researchers consider the impact that the discovery could have on engineering and design in the future<p>Scientists believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man, one that could be copied to make the …

Engineering

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

The new political slogans cover subjects from agriculture and history to the praise of ‘Kimjongilism’<p>North Korea has unveiled an exclamation mark peppered list of 310 new political slogans covering every conceivable topic, from the glories of the ruling Kim dynasty and mushroom cultivation to the …

North Korea

Hyperloop Technologies is trying to make Elon Musk's dream a reality

It's still early, but the Hyperloop is potentially a world-changing mode of transportation<p>The Hyperloop, an idea first discussed by Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk back in 2013, is one of the most ambitious technological projects around and would provide the ability to travel between Los Angeles …

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …